MXL USB microphones – Audiocast Review – Studio 1 Red Dot and AC-404
$85 to $100 Internet pricing
$65 to $100 Internet pricing
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MyMac Review Rating is 9 out of 10 for both MXL microphones, with our recommendation: excellent value and realistic sonic performance.
Johnny Winter – Follow a Legend
Company: G-Men Productions
Compatible with: iPad
Requires: iOS 5.1 or later
The Johnny Winter app for iPad is an impressive collection of information on the legendary guitar player and his music. This app is for experienced guitar players or general fans of the performer. While it will teach you how to play in Johnny’s legendary style, it isn’t intended to teach the basics of guitar playing.
I’ve always wanted to learn how to play the electric guitar. So, two years ago at the young age of thirty eight I finally decided to give it a try. Mid-life crisis you ask? Maybe, but I’m having a blast! Anyone else who’s worked hard at learning one of their favorite tunes knows the thrill felt when you finally hit that power chord riff or solo perfectly. I remember the feeling well as I was recently rocking out to Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me.” Hey, cut me some slack, I grew up in the eighties!
It’s this new passion for the guitar that made me raise an eyebrow when I first saw IK Multimedia’s new product, the iRig. The iRig is a cable interface that plugs into your iOS device’s headphone jack, allowing you to connect your guitar cable to your iOS device and a set of headphones or speakers. With a separately purchased app, Amplitube, your guitar is now connected to a complete stomp box and recording center.