Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring amp and FX settings, part of iPad Music Production: AmpliTube.
AmpliTube has an incredibly diverse range of amps and effect sounds. You could literally spend hours just playing around and tweaking your sounds to get just what you want. Now truth be told, you're going to spend a lot of that time strumming your guitar, adjusting some settings, strumming your guitar some more, and adjusting some more settings. When you're working on own this can be pretty time consuming going back and forth like this and this holds through even if you're playing with real amps. But here in AmpliTube there's a time saver called Audio Demos. If I tap the tools button, you'll see at the bottom here we have Audio Demo. This is a collection of eight different guitar tracks that have been pre-recorded that you can have playing in the background as you adjust amp sounds.
You can cycle through them by tapping the demo button over here. You can see we can go all the way to 8. You can hit Auto if you want them to play all in a row together, but all you do here is to select one, tap play, and start adjusting your sounds. (music playing) If you want to select a different song at anytime just tap over to it.
(music playing) So you can see this can be a really big timesaver. Instead of having to strap on your guitar, play your own chords and play around with the settings, you can just have one of the guitars playing here in the background as you adjust the setting for the amp. This can even be a big timesaver when you don't have your guitar with you. Maybe you have a long commute on a train or a bus. You can just pop your headphones into your iPod, bring up AmpliTube, start playing with the settings using these audio demos, and then when you get home you will have your settings already so you can just plug your guitar in, and you're ready to go.
Check out the rest of the iPad Music Production courses for more information on making professional-level recordings with your iPad.
- Setting up inputs
- Using the tuner
- Demoing amp and FX settings
- Choosing an amp and cabinet
- Saving favorite amps and presets
- Importing songs to play along with
- Using effects and sends
- Exporting your song