[LESS INFO] 23 VIEWS | ADDED 14:12:31 12/29/11
On this episode, Michael puts the Digitech iPB-10 Programmable Pedalboard through it's paces. The iPB-10 connects to your iPad to combine the simplicity of a pedalboard with the flexibility of multi-effects. It lets you to create your own ultimate guitar stompbox by simply dragging and dropping up to 10 different pedals, in any order, to the pedalboard and then saving it as a custom preset. You can also add an amp and cabinet to each setup. Here are the highlights. * 87 pedals, 54 amps, 26 cabinets * up to 10 pedals, 1 amp, and 1 cabinet can be added in any order to each setup * real-time view of pedal settings with direct access to pedal control * infinite number of presets, including your own customized ones plus ones already onboard for Queen, AC/DC, Metallica, Hendrix and more * save up to 100 of your favorite configurations for instant recall with a single button DigiTech IPB10 Guitar Floor Multi-Effects Pedal available for $499.95 at Amazon . iPad not included.
[LESS INFO] 6 VIEWS | ADDED 08:46:18 12/21/11
V-MODA Vibrato In-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone with 3-Button Apple® Control V-MODA Vibrato In-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone with 3-Button Apple® Control (Nero)
[LESS INFO] 14 VIEWS | ADDED 12:24:37 12/20/11
Here are 2 great iPhone cases for the music lover on your shopping list! Griffin + Third Man Records Case It's made from a real 7" vinyl record, pressed by United Record Pressing in Nashville, Tenn., then die cut to protect the back of your iPhone. A molded frame snaps around your iPhone, holding the interchangeable record insert in place and protecting the controls, edges and screen. Rick Nielsen Signature Case for iPhone 4 Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, long known as THE authority on checkerboards and five-necked guitars, has found new territory to conquer: cases for iPhone and iPad. It's protection without the bulk. These cases enfold your iPhone or iPad in a super-slim yet super-strong layer of polycarbonate, a substance known to be, like rock & roll itself, both high-impact and durable. These official Signature Rick Nielsen Cases come with a pair of Official Rick Nielsen Signature Guitar Picks (bearing an equally Official Griffin Logo on the reverse). It's the most rock & roll you can wrap around your iPhone or iPad.
[LESS INFO] 19 VIEWS | ADDED 16:35:49 12/15/11
On this episode of the Rock and Roll Geek Holiday Buying Guide, Michael and Sam take a look at something for the musician on your shopping list. It's the Guitar Jack 2 from Sonoma Wire Works . The Guitar Jack 2 is a microphone and instrument interface for iPad, iPad2, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Plug it in, and your ready to record using your favorite audio app, such as Sonoma Wireworks's FourTrack. Guitar Jack 2 is small enough to fit into the pocket of your jeans and it lets you plug your guitar or other instrument directly into your iOS devices via the 1/4" input, or plig in any stereo mic or line device via the 1/8" line input jack. It offers 60dB of continuous level control. You can record in stereo or simultaneous voice and instrument in mono, and there's also a separate 1/8" stereo jack for your headphones. It's 16-nit for now, but will get a 24-bit firmware update soon. Guitar Jack 2 from Sonoma Wire Works
[LESS INFO] 18 VIEWS | ADDED 16:34:36 12/15/11
Fifty bucks will buy you a USB drive with crappy one-minute renditions of fifty different songs, along with shot glasses that you use to take a drink every time a new song plays. Or, you can simply use the fifty bucks for a bottle of Jack and some AC/DC albums, and do the same thing but with better music. That is all.
[LESS INFO] 13 VIEWS | ADDED 16:29:49 12/15/11
On this episode of the Rock and Roll Geek Holiday Gadget Buying Guide, Sam Levin and Michael Butler review several chargers and security fobs for mobile devices. Kensington BungeeAir Power Wireless Security Tether and Battery for iPhone - Protect your iPhone against loss and theft with the essential 3-in-1 accessory. It's a wireless security tether, battery, and case all rolled into one. Just attach the BungeeAir fob to your keys or purse and never lose or forget your iPhone again. When you and your phone are separated, the iPhone screen locks automatically and sends you an alert. You can customize security settings and also find your misplaced keys and fob. The Kensington BungeeAir app is available from the Apple App store at no extra cost. On sale for $64.24 at Amazon . Kensington AbsolutePower Laptop, Phone, Tablet Charger - Provides 100 watts of power to charge your laptop and two USB devices simultaneously. It's perfect as a secondary or replacement charger. The AbsolutePower is the smallest, lightest, most powerful charger in its class. It is compatible with top-selling laptops and the two built-in USB ports offer 2.1-Amp capability for charging tablets and phones. On sale for $91.15 at Amazon . iSound Wall and Car Charger Pro for iPad 1 and 2, iPhone, iPod and other USB Powered Devices - For iPad, iPhone, iPod, smartphones, MP3 players, digital cameras and most USB powered devices. Fits any standard wall or car outlet. Includes 3 foot USB to Micro/Mini USB cable. The Wall Charger Pro has a flip out AC plug that fits any standard wall outlet. The Car Charger Pro is compact for easy portability and travel. $29.99 . Cobra BT 225 Tag Alarm - Using Bluetooth Wireless Technology, a 2-way separation alarm is created between your Smartphone and other valuable items. You get an uudible prompt for the misplaced phone or item. It also gives you map locations to where you lost your phone and other belongings. Works with Android and Blackberry Smartphones. Free App available on the Android Market and the Blackberry App World. On sale for $59.99 at Amazon .
[LESS INFO] 7 VIEWS | ADDED 14:47:49 12/15/11
JBL OnBeat Xtreme Michael Butler and Sam Levin are back with more in the holiday buying guide series for 2011. This time, they're reviewing and demonstrating the JBL OnBeat Xtreme high-performance loudspeaker dock for iOS devices with Bluetooth® wireless technology. Here are some of the features at a glance. • Docks with iPod, iPhone and iPad devices • High-quality Bluetooth® wireless music streaming • Dock your iPod, iPhone or iPad device in portrait or landscape orientation • JBL® Ridge tweeters and Atlas woofers offer computer-optimized DSP equalization • Hands-free calling with Bluetooth phones So, what's the big deal with another docking speaker? As Sam points out, this is *not* just another docking speaker. It has video out and USB in the back, it has Apple Airplay built in and it uses an RF remote (not line of sight, so you can change volume from another corner of the room or even another room). But those are just the frills. What sets this speaker system apart is the HUGE sound - as Sam and Michael demo. At $599.95 retail, Sam notes that the JBL OnBeat Xtreme is "not a cheap thrill, but it is a thrill." Available at Amazon today for $499 with free shipping !
[LESS INFO] 8 VIEWS | ADDED 08:58:16 11/29/11
Holiday Buying Guide - Music Gadgets from IK Multimedia On this episode Michael has some ideas for the musician and iPhone/iPad user on your shopping list. iRig Mic - $48.95 The iRig Mic is a rugged, professional studio quality mic that plugs directly into the iPad or iPhone. It features a highly unidirectional condenser-electrets microphone capsule that provides quality recording in both close mic and long distance mic conditions, and provides real time monitoring with a dual mini-jack connector design. The gain switch has three settings to make it instantly adjustable for any sound pressure condition. Includes multi-track recording and other audio apps. iKlip - $31.15 The iKlip is a nifty little adaptor that allows you to connect your iPad to a microphone stand to use onstage as a teleprompter, for setlists, virtual stompboxes or what not. With its multi-angle adjustable design, you can securely position your iPad for optimal viewing and accessibility, while all controls, buttons and connection ports remain free from obstruction. For use in the studio, on stage or for public presentations. iKlip Mini - $35.99 The Mini is similar to the iKlip, except for iPhone instead of iPad. iRig - $32.50 The iRig is an adaptor that allows you to connect your guitar, or any other line-level device, directly to your iPad or iPhone. You just plug the iRig into your device, plug your instrument into the iRig, plug headphones or amplifier to the output and you set to go. It works with with any recording, processing or tuning app, including the new Garage band for iPad 2. You can even use it to hook up a mixing board. Stay tuned for more holiday gift guides to come!
[LESS INFO] 4 VIEWS | ADDED 11:16:27 11/15/11
Are you ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Got your shopping list together? If not, join Michael Butler and Sam Levin as they take a look at some of the top gadgets available this year. Plantronics Voyager PRO HD Bluetooth Headset - $99 Plantronics Voyager PRO HD with Smart Sensor technology redefines hands-free convenience, so you can answer calls simply by putting it on. Brilliant HD audio and superior comfort make this the smartest headset for smartphones. Jabra Freeway Bluetooth Speaker Phone - $104.94 The first speakerphone to have a 3-speaker stereo system, HD Voice Ready technology and Virtual Surround Sound, the Jabra FREEWAY produces crisp audio from both voice and music. Twelve South Compass iPad Stand - $39.99 Compass is a stylish, compact folding stand that works as an easel and a typing stand. As an easel, it displays iPad in both portrait and landscape modes. To transform Compass into a typing stand, simply flip down the secondary leg and this super portable stand sits at a perfect angle for comfortable typing on the onscreen keyboard. Usocket FastMac AC Outlet with Built In USB - $29.95 U-Socket is a duplex AC receptacle with built-in USB ports that can power any device that is capable of being charged via USB, including iPods, iPhones & iPads. No need for a laptop or AC adapter - just plug in your cable and start charging. Seagate GoFlex Satellite Portable Hard Drive with Built In WiFi - $181.60 GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage allows you to carry your media library with you while on-the-go and wirelessly stream movies, photos, music and documents to your iPad, tablet or smartphone. It includes a fast USB 3.0/USB 2.0 connection and downloadable Media Sync software to easily transfer media and documents from your PC or Mac computer. It can store over 300 HD movies.
[LESS INFO] 4 VIEWS | ADDED 15:12:06 11/08/11
Thought Out Stabile PRO Pivoting iPad 2 Stand - Black Native Union Moshi Moshi Retro POP Handset for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android Phones - Soft Touch - Dark Blue
[LESS INFO] 13 VIEWS | ADDED 10:51:58 11/03/11
Amazon deals on JBL and Harmon Kardon iPad Speaker Docks JBL On Tour IBT Portable Bluetooth Speaker for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Smartphones, MP3 Player and Laptop Harman Kardon MS 150 Stereo System with CD Player, FM Tuner and Dock for iPod/iPhone JBL On Beat Loudspeaker Dock for iPad, iPod and iPhone
[LESS INFO] 19 VIEWS | ADDED 10:06:23 07/20/11
Michael Butler interivews Ted Nugent in San Francisco, CA on July 5th, 2011 For the complete interview, go to http://www.rockandrollgeek.com For Ted Nugent Tour Dates go to http://www.tednugent.com Ted on Twitter Ted on Facebook Ted on Youtube Ted on Myspace Follow Michael Butler on Twitter Facebook
[LESS INFO] 12 VIEWS | ADDED 16:05:15 07/19/11
Michael Butler interviews Ted Nugent and Derek St. Holmes on July 5, 2011 in San Francisco For the complete interview, go to http://www.rockandrollgeek.com For Ted Nugent Tour Dates go to http://www.tednugent.com Ted on Twitter Ted on Facebook Ted on Youtube Ted on Myspace Follow Michael Butler on Twitter Facebook