GhostGuitar by Yonac Inc. (Universal)
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Released: Sep 30, 2011
Version: 1.1
Size: 18 MB
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GhostGuitar

Yonac Inc.
"A heck of a lot of fun" - Macworld
"GhostGuitar is an app that will revolutionize the air guitar industry" - Wired

Finally, a REAL air guitar!

You can actually play real air guitar without having to hold a phone, touch the screen or shake a device. All you do is:
• Set your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch in front of you-
• Start pickin' 'n' strummin' in the air--
• ROCK OUT!

Thanks to the magic of GhostGuitar's Augmented Self Reality, you don't need anything but your hands (or teeth, or air-violin-bow) and a determination to rock the world. You can even pick GhostGuitar's strings individually.

GhostGuitar comes with four venerable guitars built in: choose Acoustic for some nice campfire strumming, Clean for the shimmering rhythms, Crunch for those classic rock power chords, or Sleek for a fatter, sonic lashing. Sculpt your own sound on top by using the virtual stompboxes in the GhostGuitar pedalboard. Evoke the late Invasion-era shimmering distortion via Fuzz Goblin, mellow it out with the analog-modeled chorus/vibrato of Ghoul Vibrations, and repeat it with the tape-delay inspired Echo-Plasm delay/reverb pedal.

GhostGuitar comes with many chord progressions that you can set to any key, and even down- or up-tune. If that's not enough (never is…), you can create and save ANY number of your own progressions --no matter how weird-- thanks to GhostGuitar's extensive chord library. There's no reason for you to not play *that* song.

You say you need a band? You'll love "GhostBand"! Just hit the button for drums and bass to come in and accompany you. GhostBand will automatically recognize your chord changes and follow suit, just like a good band should. Much more timely and better smelling than the real thing. You can set tempo and choose among more than a dozen patterns, and individually adjust mix for bass and drums.

And how about vocals? For those of us who are vocally inclined, GhostBand also gives you a "GhostMic": turn it on and sing along with your guitar pickin'. Beef up your vocals using the dedicated FX: dial in some delay, jack up the gain, warble and marble with some chorus.

And where can this all go? Into a video (or an audio file), you say? We say "yes!". Record yourself playing or singing, or jamming to the GhostBand all together or separately. Save it as a movie or a song…up to you. If satisfied, share it on YouTube for kicks, or email it, download it via wi-fi, put some cheese on it and call it an omelette.

-- 44.1k Pro-quality audio
-- Touch free "air" guitar playing
-- Groundbreaking Realtime Mobile Machine Vision (REMMVi) technology, invented and developed here in Yonac Labs (patent(s) pending)
-- Uses front camera to pick up your fret and strum hands
-- Intelligent backing band via GhostBand
-- Simultaneous vocal recording via mic
-- Record (any combo of guitar, backing band, vocals) to audio or video
-- Four different guitars to choose from
-- GhostGuitar pedalboard with carefully engineered virtual stompboxes
-- Enough chord patterns to play most songs, ENDLESS patterns you can create for yourself
-- extensive chord library
-- Assign any chord in the library to any fret, in any key
-- individually pickable strings
-- Hammer on, auto-mute, alternate pick or down pick guitar control modes
-- Vocal FX rack
-- Probably a lot more you'll have to discover on your own

NOTE: GhostGuitar needs a front-facing camera to work its magic

What's new in version 1.1
-- Added ability to play left-handed
-- Silence sound input when textual keyboard appears
-- Other improvements
Our verdict: Ok
  • ➜ GhostGuitar is a good, 3.5-star app.
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