by Lory Gil
January 7, 2013
As you may have noticed, I took last week off from writing Musician’s Corner. I was rocking a solid New Year’s Eve buzz from morning until night and was not capable of sustaining a coherent thought. Two weeks ago, however, I told you about Guitar Jam Tracks, the guitar trainer app. If any of you have made a New Year’s resolution to learn more licks on the guitar, then Guitar Jam Tracks is just the app to help you do it. This week, we are going hands-on with a revolutionary new musician’s accessory that beams preset effects levels directly to a specially designed stomp box with just a wave of your iPhone. No, I’m not messing with you. You can adjust the effects on TonePrint-enabled stomp boxes with your iPhone. TonePrint app and the compatible pedal, users can beam specific preset effects created by professional musicians like Joe Perry from Aerosmith and Steve Morse from Deep Purple. website link. However, the TonePrint app is much easier and more mobile. Amazon for $169 and Musician’s Friend on sale for $151. TC Electronic has 10 different products that are TonePrint-enabled; including eight pedals, a bass combo and a micro bass head with tuner. The TonePrint app is free and includes hundreds of effects for each of their 10 products. Every effect includes a description, sometimes with interviews of the sound’s creator, a biography of the sound’s creator, images and videos. company’s website for more information on the different pedals and amps they offer. That’s it for this week’s episode of Musician’s Corner. Remember, if you have any suggestions for apps or accessories you think we should feature, just drop me a line or leave a comment below. I’d like to extend a special thanks to our readers who commented last time with the first record they ever purchased. Even though only five people left comments, it was about four more than I thought would, so I’ll tell you what my very first record purchase was. After saving up my allowance for weeks, I bought “Lead Me On” by Amy Grant. I know, not very rockin. In my defense, my parents were pretty strict when it came to music. I think that is why I love the heavy stuff as an adult. I’m such a rebel. This week’s question: If you could have guitar lessons from any musician, dead or alive, who would it be?