Become your own portable studio. Behringer’s Guitar Link interface allows you to hook up your guitar to your computer and record in 16 tracks, play, and add effects with nothing else attached. Hook up to your PC or Mac USB port and use the 3 Guitar Combos to create blues, rock, or pop sounds. Also featured is their Kristal Audio Engine multi-track sequencer and Audacity audio editor. For those who don’t want to share the music, the device comes with a headphone output. The Link is available for $74.20.
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We have had a lot of musical gadgets on Gear Live recently, but leave it to Tomy to come up with something that almost looks like what it is supposed to be. The Guitar Rockstar, at a size of 250 x 210 x 70mm, has numerous buttons to make music. There are all the basic chords, as well as those sharp, flat, major, and 7th. With both strum and free-play, would that a real guitar could be this easy for those of us that just don’t have the fingers for it. The musical toy will be available in randomly chosen black, blue, and red in June and needs 3 AAA batteries (not included) at a price of £14.99 (~$30.00.)
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Now you can be an iPod guitar hero(ine.) Feed the iGTR 4 AAA batteries (included,) then plug in your guitar and earbuds. Tweak it with reverb, add some ambiance, and dial up your amp and speed. Attach it to your pocket it or belt and let the tunes flow. With its aux input, you can also plug in your iPod and become a pseudo-solo rocker or hook up with someone else who has one and form your own duo. The iGTR comes with a belt clip for a MSRP of $100.00.
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IK Multimedia has released its USB StompIO Box that you can operate without computer or keyboard and is compatible for both PC and Mac. The guitar amp and effects floor processor comes with software packages of AmpliTube 2, Jimi Hendrix, Metal, X-Gear, and Ampeg SVX. In all it features 26 amps, 11 mics, 51 stomps, 23 racks, and 33 cabinets worth of effects on 2 rigs. Hook it up to your axe and let the music begin for a price of $1,050.00.
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This Guitar Hero controller for Playstation 2 made out of Legos is not only very kewl looking, it is actually functional. Created by David McNeely (aka Blue Star Legos,) it is the third guitar he has made and is modeled after a Fender Geddy Lee Jazz 4-string bass. Its innards come out of a standard GH guitar and the strum bar was made out of Technic parts. It took four days to make and we just hope he had sense enough to add some heavy-duty glue to the instrument, in case he gets carried away. You can see all the details on his Flickr page.
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Poor Isaac. His dad caught him smoking pot in his backyard with a couple of buds and decided to punish him by selling his Guitar Hero III on eBay. The Canadian father went into detail about the circumstances surrounding the acquisition of the Wii game in the first place and offered to be talked out of it, but apparently the thought of the $9,100.01 bid was too much of a temptation and turned him into a Scrooge. We are not quite sure which one was the naughtier of the two.
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We suppose that things are moving slowly for the Osbourne family as they are holding an auction at Julien’s in Beverly Hills as well as online this week. You can participate real time on the Auction Network if you can’t be there yourself. Bid on Ozzy’s Yamaha motor bike, a pair of his wire rim glasses, his Yellow Submarine Jukebox, or his Bentley Flying Spur. Also up on the block is the dress Sharon wore to meet the Queen and Zakk Wylde’s Signature Les Paul Custom Guitar. A portion of the proceeds are expected to go to Sharon’s Colon Cancer Foundation.
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If you think Björk was cool with her reacTable, take a look at Ben Lewry’s innovative LCDetar. He simply used an old laptop, stuffed it into his electric guitar, hooked up a few connections and there you have it. Displayed with constantly changing colors depending on what he plays, it worth taking a look at the results. We figure that even if his musical ability isn’t all that outstanding, most of his audience will still enjoy the performance.
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Is there no end to USB Gadgets? The iAxe 393 is a plug-and-play electric guitar with single coil pickups with 5-way switching, multi-track recording/editing, variable track speed, simplified software, and a headphone jack to protect you against the rest of your household. The iAxe features a maple neck and chrome machine heads and is available for $139.99. Of course it won’t turn you into a Hendrix or Clapton, but it will give you a good start.
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VOX has released a new line of small, portable headphone amps that run on batteries. The amPlugs go directly into your guitar and are available in VOX AC30 for vintage sound, Classic Rock with 100 amps, and Metal with high gain. The AUX jack allows you access to your MP3/CD player. You should get up to 7 hours of analog life with two AAA zinc-carbon included batteries (up to 15 hours on alkaline) for a price of £35 (~$71.00.) As VOX says, “plug in, rock out!”
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