Today Amidio, developer of many famous music apps like MINT.io, Seline, OMGuitar, Futulele and Touch DJ celebrated their 5th birthday with new guitar iPad app.
With many guitar apps in the AppStore this one sounds really professionally. Recorded on the vintage gear it sounds like a real Martin acoustic steel guitar.
See short demo I’ve recorded playing first time with this app:
Playing on the Pearl Guitar is really easy. Notes are tuned to the scale of the chord. So it is fun to play even if you never play a chord on a guitar.
It is always good to see new professionally-sounding apps and developers committed to create new apps for so many years. Congratulations Amidio!
Pearl Guitar is available in the AppStore for 3$ plus additional features (like chord editor, audiobus and virtual midi) are available as IAP for 7$.
Pearl Guitar is a carefully tuned virtual representation of the legendary vintage 1979 Martin & Co dreadnaught, one of the best acoustic guitars in the world. An optimized 76-Mb sound database is further processed by CascadeEQ synthesis, producing pristine clear stereo audio with a nasty bite of accidental roars, movement hums, string noises and guitar body resonances.
The strumming feels natural; the smooth, dynamic sound varies as you adjust your playing speed. After just a little training, the performance is hardly distinguished from a real guitar. There is also a metronome and a conga drum machine which provide rhythm assistance.
Pearl Guitar offers a novel way to play impressive solo passages - SoloBoard, a button matrix that represents the notes within the detected scale. You can bend the strings and slide between frets, discovering new melodies and progressions.
Record your singing along with the guitar by connecting a headset (like EarPods) or just headphones. Overdub several takes if needed. The minimalistic interface provides instant access to the recording and metronome features. A "Smart Follow" option highlights the next correct chord in the sequence of the song.
The standard version offers 16 most popular chords. Upgrade to Premium Mode to unlock Audiobus, File Manager, and the Chords menu, as well as the ability to make your own songs using the built-in 1000+ chord database (with variations), or your own custom created chords. Songs can be exchanged with the community over Internet.
Standard edition includes:
+ A virtual 1979 Martin acoustic steel guitar
+ Unprecedented sound realism
+ True stereo output
+ CascadeEQ synthesis - lush and warm sound
+ Guitar body hits and hums, string noises
+ Variable strumming speed
+ Conga Drum Machine
+ Up to 16 chords per song
+ "Smart Follow" highlights the next chord
+ "SoloBoard" - unique solo interface
+ Record to .WAV with a single tap
+ Record singing using a headset or mic
+ iTunes File Sharing support
+ 16 most popular chords
Premium Mode (in-app purchase) additionally brings:
+ Chord Menu (edit songs, chords and sequences, exchange with the community over internet)
+ 1000+ chord database with variations and custom chords
+ File Manager with sharing options (Dropbox, Audiocopy, Email)
+ MIDI record (along with .WAV), virtual and hardware in/out
+ Audiobus functionality.