OnlineRock Blog

16 May 2010

OnlineRock Podcast Vol. 48 - May 15th Edition featuring Wild Moccasins, Damien Jurado, The Poison Control Center, First Aid Kit, Holy F ck, Male Bonding, Peter Wolf Crier, Tracey Thorn, Band of Horses, Club 8, The New Pornographers, Phosophorescent, Sage Francis, The National and Whitsundays

OnlineRock Podcast Vol. 48 Hosted By Andrew McNair Featuring:
1. Wild Moccasins: Late Night Television, Skin Collision Past, self-released
2. Damien Jurado: Arkansas, Saint Bartlett on Secretly Canadian
3. The Poison Control Center: Being Gone, Sad Sour Future on Afternoon Records
4. First Aid Kit: Hard Believer, The Big Black & The Blue on Wichita Recordings
5. Holy Fuck: Latin America, Latin on Young Turks/XL
6. Male Bonding: Year's Not Long, Nothing Hurts on Sup Pop Records
7. Peter Wolf Crier: Hard as Nails, Inter-Be on Jagjauwar
8. Tracey Thorn: Oh, The Divorces!, Love & Its Opposites on Merge Records
9. Band of Horses: Factory, Infinite Arms on Fat Possum Records
10. Club 8: Western Hospitality, The People's Record on Labrador
11. The New Pornographers: Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk, Together on Matador
12. Phosophorescent: The Mermaid Parade, Here's to Taking it Easy on Dead Oceans
13. Sage Francis: The Best of Times, Li(f)e on Anti Records
14. The National: Bloodbuzz Ohio, High Violet on 4AD
15. Whitsundays: Silent in the Wind, Saul on Friendly Fire Recordings
Andrew McNair lives in Seattle, having recently freed himself from nearly a decade in academia. Aside from producing the OnlineRock Podcast, he also writes and performs sketch comedy.
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15 May 2010

IK announces AmpliTube® iRig™

I've been interested in how the iPad will impact music and this looks pretty interesting.  For me, I could see using this for late night practicing or basic song writing.   I look forward to hearing how it sounds and will try to write more about it if and when I get my hands on one.

From IK Multimedia:

AmpliTube iRig turns your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad into the ultimate portable guitar and bass multi-FX.

AmpliTube iRig is a combination of an easy-to-use instrument interface adapter for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad mobile devices, and the new AmpliTube for iPhone software for guitar & bass.

With AmpliTube iRig, you can plug your guitar into your iPhone* and jam anywhere with world-class guitar and bass tones, from the leader in studio-class guitar and bass software.

Simply plug the iRig interface into your iPhone*, plug your instrument into the appropriate input jack, plug in your headphones, amp or powered speakers, download AmpliTube FREE for iPhone and start rocking!

You’ll have at your fingertips the sound and control of 3 simultaneous stompbox effects + amplifier + cabinet + microphone just like a traditional guitar or bass stage rig!

Add amps and effects as you need them — you can expand your rig with up to 10 stomps, 5 amps, 5 cabinets and 2 microphones in the AmpliTube iRig app custom shop.

At the core of the AmpliTube iRig System is AmpliTube - the leader in gear modeling software for professional recording studios.

Now AmpliTube for iPhone gives you incredible, ultra-realistic sound and functionality in a convenient mobile platform app.

With the AmpliTube for iPhone software, you’ll have an entire guitar/bass rig at your fingertips, comprised of 3 simultaneous stompbox effects, an amp-head plus cabinet and a microphone.

With AmpliTube fully loaded, you will be able to choose between 5 amp models (clean, crunch, lead, metal, bass) with full tone and drive controls, 10 stompbox effects (delay, flanger, phaser, overdrive, distortion, filter, wah, fuzz, octaver, chorus), 5 cabinets and 2 microphones (dynamic and condenser).

Plus, AmpliTube for iPhone features a chromatic digital tuner and a metronome. You can also import and play along with songs or backing tracks, and create, save and recall up to 36 presets on the fly!

02 May 2010

OnlineRock Podcast Vol. 47 - May 1st Edition featuring Blunt Mechanic, Future Islands, Roky Erickson with Okkervil River, Frog Eyes, Golden Triangles, Broken Social Scene, Dom, Minus the Bear, and The Mynabirds

OnlineRock Podcast Vol. 47 Hosted By Andrew McNair Featuring:

1. Blunt Mechanic: Aluminum and Light, World Record on Barsuk
2. Future Islands: Tin Man, In Evening Air on Thrill Jockey
3. Roky Erickson with Okkervil River: Goodbye Sweet Dreams, True Love Cast Out All Evil on Anti Records
4. Frog Eyes: A Flower in a Glove, Paul's Tomb: A Triumph on Dead Oceans
5. Golden Triangles: Cold Bones, split 7" with the Fresh & Onlys on Hardly Art Records
6. Broken Social Scene: World Sick, Forgiveness Rock Record on Arts&Crafts
7. Dom: Burn Bridges, Sun Bronzed Greek Gods EP on Burning Mill Records
8. Minus the Bear: My Time, OMNI on Dangerbird Records
9. The Mynabirds: Numbers Don't Lie, What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood on Saddle Creek Records

Andrew McNair lives in Seattle, having recently freed himself from nearly a decade in academia. Aside from producing the OnlineRock Podcast, he also writes and performs sketch comedy.

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