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We've talked many, many times about turning the iPad and other iDevices into musical instruments. The touchscreen allows for various new kinds of instrument interfaces to be built around the simple flat surface of these devices.
We've posted videos of musicians doing their thing. Now it's time to show you some Apps that can be used to accomplish similar results, or at least entertain you for a while.
Hit the jump to check out cool iOS guitar Apps:
OMGuitar is a guitar synth by the makers of Seline HD. One of the things we‚Äôve always thought the developers were good at was creating nice playing interfaces that fit the iOS devices they are played on. While there are many great guitar Apps, we like the interface on this one. What‚Äôs also really cool is that it integrates well with the developer‚Äôs other App, Seline, by allowing you to record a riff, then copy and paste it in.
This is a cool little iPhone App that that emulates a more traditional guitar setup. You hold down chords (represented by buttons marked with chord names) and you touch the onscreen strings to strum. You can choose various guitar types, such as a classic six-string, a 12-string or nylon. Each has it‚Äôs own distinctive sound. It‚Äôs definitely another favorite of ours.
This is one of those Apps that‚Äôs aimed at guitar players. Though the instrument can be played by anyone, it‚Äôs marketed more as a way for musicians to record quick thoughts and inspirational moments while not near their guitar. It lets users experiment with scales and it lets them strum along the fretboard, looking for a catchy riff.
At 99 cents, this is worth at least a peek. One of the truly cool things about this App is that it also includes a bass guitar and various effects. If you‚Äôre just looking to have fun and strum around, this is a great application at a great price. There‚Äôs also a Wah, which is one of the most popular guitar effects ever created. Oh, it also has a ukulele.
Do You Like Playing Instruments With Your iPad or iPhone?
Some people may not see the iPad or iPhone as a "real" instrument. However, it still takes talent to finger in the right chord and note patterns or build decent sounds with the effects you're given.
Let us know? Do you think iPad and iPhone instruments can share a stage alongside more traditional means of making music?