Author: Tim Hemingway

Top 10 Android Apps for Musicians – Day #2

Day 2: Category: Recording This week, “Guitar Guy” Tim is giving Live2Play Network readers his picks for the 10 Best Android apps for musicians. If you’re just joining the series, you may want to start at the beginning by clicking here. For day 2, we’re going to continue looking at recording software for Android. Smart Voice Recorder (Free) – While not as sophisticated as iRig Recorder, Smart Voice Recorder does one job and it does it well. It turns your phone into a basic digital recorder. It can be used with your device’s internal mic, or can use most...

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Top 10 Android Apps for Musicians – Day #1

Day 1: Category: Recording This week, “Guitar Guy” Tim is giving Live2Play Network readers his picks for the 10 Best Android apps for musicians. If you’re just joining the series, you may want to start at the beginning by clicking here. Instead of giving you a traditional “top 10” list, I’m going to be giving you a “best 10” list, and will be going through my favorite Android apps for musicians in categories. So, starting today, we will be looking at recording apps: iRig Recorder (Free basic version, $7.99 full version) – While there have been several voice recorder...

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Overall, the iRig Stomp is Pretty Awesome

If you have read any of my other IK reviews, you may have noticed one common gripe, the inability to use IK products in a live situation. Keep in mind; this is almost always touted as a feature. Well, it looks like someone at IK has heard my rants, or more likely, the rants of numerous other reviewers, bloggers, and of course, customers. IK’s latest release, the iRig Stomp has significantly advanced the feasibility of using IK products as part of your live rig. The iRig Stomp is essentially a stomp box sized interface (smaller than a Boss, slightly...

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NAMM 2015 – Demos and Preformances with Ronny North

Well here we are again, it’s already time for Winter NAMM.  Where did the year go?  Today, I thought I’d run you through my NAMM adventure. This year’s Winter NAMM show was held on January 22nd-25th  at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim , California. As always, I was performing for a few of my sponsors at the show as well as performing in the NAMM Metal Jam and on the main stage in the Hilton. I got to NAMM the day before the show starts to check in with sponsors, got my badge at registration and to checked into the hotel. As always, I was still packing late into the night but we managed to get to the hotel on time and get our badges without incident.  I then headed to the hall while they were setting up everything  and ran into a few friends.  It’s always fun catching up. We got some lunch and then I checked in at sound check at the Slide Bar (down the street from NAMM) for the NAMM Metal Jam. It was fun hanging with everyone for a few before I had to take off to go to my sponsor Cleartone Strings Pre-NAMM dinner party at Downtown Disney.  Afterwards I would be returning to the jam so I could play later in the evening. The party was way too much fun and...

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The Good, the Bad, and the “What Were They Thinking?”

As mentioned in my previous New@NAMM2015 articles, I have been to enough NAMMs to start paying attention to more than just new gear.  I have quickly learned that everyone who has been to 10+ NAMMs has a list of grievances that have more movements than “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”.  This article is not a list of grievances (okay, it kind of is), but more than anything, it is an evaluation of event marketing in the music industry.  The really good and the bad… really bad. For those of you who aren’t familiar with my articles/background, after spending several...

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