Fancy yourself as the next Page, Hendrix or Van Halen? Well budding axe-gods will soon be able to turn it up to 11 wherever they go, as Griffin launch the GuitarConnect cable that works alongside the iShred app to turn your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad into an amp emulator.
The 1/4″ cable connects to both your guitar’s input and your Apple device, allowing you to use the phone as a speaker. A 6-foot version of the GuitarConnect cable also features a headphone port if you want to keep your shredding private. Pair it with the free iShred Live app (available here) and you’ve got a fully functional amp simulator, complete with a handful of effect pedals, and more premium pedals available through the iShred store. The app also features a tuner, metronome and loop player, allowing you to play along with specific sections of songs that are stored on your device.
“Getting hardware and software to work together is a unique challenge,” said Mark Rowan, President of Griffin Technology. “This type of application requires more than a basic instrument cable, and we were excited to develop a cable to integrate with iShred LIVE.”
“iShred LIVE’s realistic interface makes it the most useful mobile guitar application available,” said Charlie Hitchcock, Chief Developer at the Frontier Design Group who worked on the app. “Whether you’re writing a song, practising for a gig, or travelling the world, GuitarConnect and iShred LIVE are the essential tools every guitarist and iPhone owner needs.”
The cable will be available in Apple stores by the end of the summer priced £19.99, while the iShred app is already available here.