Guitar Accessories

Hands-On Review: IK Multimedia iRig HD Guitar Interface

When the iPad was released in 2010, it created a market for tablet computing that simply did not exist before. Initially, most iPad owners used it as an Internet consumption device; a clever new means for browsing, watching videos, checking email, playing games, and interacting with their online life.

Holiday 2012: Guitar Pedals and Amplifiers

Aside from the pickups (and there are significant differences), electric guitars have little inherent sound. Yet the variety of tones that a guitarist can generate from a slab of wood and electronics is staggering.

New Roland Amps, Keyboards, Interfaces and Trainers

Roland recently announced several new products, with everything from a powerful rack-mountable sound module to a little battery-powered PA system that fits under your arm.

New at Summer NAMM: the Korg TM-50 Combo Tuner Metronome

Korg’s recently announced TM-50 Combo Tuner Metronome offers both pitch identification and rhythm training in one compact unit. The tuner supports a detection range from C1 to C8 with 12-note equal temperament tuning. It features an ultra-responsive LCD needle type meter display and is equipped with a built-in speaker as well.

The Innovative New Roland GA-112 and GA-212 Guitar Amplifiers

There are plenty of guitar amplifiers available that feature digital modeling, but the modeling is always used to emulate the characteristics of a specific guitar amplifier. The new GA-112 and GA-212 stage amplifiers from Roland feature a new, advanced COSM modeling technology.

The New Roland GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer, Now Available in Black

An electric guitar or bass can only produce the sound of an electric guitar or bass, right? Not with the Roland GR-55 Synthesizer and a GK series pickup. Plucking and strumming on the strings can produce over 900 different tones, and we’re talking everything from grand pianos to the sounds of outer space.

Line 6 Guitar Hardware and App for iPad & iPhone

The new Mobile In interface isn’t the first device that enables you to connect a guitar to an iPhone or an iPad, but it’s the first one that lets you tap into Line 6’s ever-popular “POD” series of guitar effects and modeling. Mobile In attaches to the 30-pin digital connector on your Apple device.

Introducing the New MOTU MicroBook

Today MOTU announced the new MicroBook, a pocket-sized USB audio interface that blends professional and consumer connectivity with powerful mixing, routing and DSP effects. MOTU has a reputation for producing some of the most reliable hardware in the industry, but until now they've never offered an audio interface for under $500.

iWanna Rock! Hands-On Review of the iRig

Before I had a smartphone, I was never a "phone person." Now I won't travel from one room to the next without my iPhone. I've always had a similar attachment to my electric guitars. IK Multimedia's new iRig enables you to plug a guitar into an iPhone, iPod touch or an iPad and play virtual effects and amps.

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