We’re so thrilled to welcome Lucky Diaz, one of our fave kindie rock artists, as our guest Dads Dig This blogger. He’s the father of a beautiful 7 year old daughter and lives in Los Angeles.
Like most dads, I usually spend post-bedtime evenings decompressing on the couch from a full day of homework, violin lessons, family fun runs and the all-so-famous “what’s for dinner” debate. So, I was recently delighted (to say the least) when for my birthday I scored the ultimate Daddy time app for my iPhone.
For those of you who are not familiar with Amplitube, it’s a wonderful software suite many guitarists (including my own band – the Family Jam Band) have been using in the studio for years to record modeled guitar amplifiers.
pretty simple and a whole lotta fun for both professional musicians
and recreational players. You’ll need to purchase an iRig unit which
connects your electric guitar with a quarter-inch jack into your iPhone
or iPad’s headphone jack. With it, you’ll get the bare-bones amplitube
iPhone app, however I say spend the extra $20 and grab the upgraded
version which will get you extra stomp boxes (read: cool guitar effects
like distortion), a multi-track recorder, and the real gold: Amplitube
For those of you just learning guitar, you can even import
your favorite guitar anthems, slow them down and learn them
Hands down, this app is hours of amazing fun and no
more retreating to the man-cave, guys. Be Jimmy page, Jack White or better
yet, Stevie Ray Vaughn in the comfort of your living room while your
partner-in-parenting watches Chopped undisturbed! Well, maybe not
undisturbed, but a lot better off then having a Marshall half-stack
cranked to eleven in the living room. Trust me. -Lucky
You can purchase Amplitube app for iPhone and iPad at iTunes.com.