Legendary guitarist Slash recently spoke to Forbes.com about the Slash 360 and AmpliTube Slash apps. Check out the chat below.
Mativision — the leader in multi-camera interactive viewing technology — released Slash 360, a new app which brings you into the studio with Slash, Myles Kennedy and the CONSPIRATORS, along with producer Eric Valentine, as they play their new album, “Apocalyptic Love”, from beginning to end.
Follow every moment through six 360-degree spherical cameras. You choose the camera. Move each camera a full 360-degrees using touch control or your device’s gyroscope. Pinch in or out to use the zoom feature to get closer to the action.
* Choose from 6 different cameras positioned throughout the studio.
* From each camera, you can rotate in a full 360-degree view.
* Zoom in and out.
* Instantaneous switching from camera to camera.
* Switch between full screen or framed high resolution view. (iPad version only)
* Bonus materials including: photos, album artwork and song lyrics.
* Move the cameras using your device’s gyroscope.
These apps let you follow every moment as the band performs songs from the new album through six 360-degree spherical cameras. You choose the camera angle via touch or gyroscopic control — each camera rotates a full 360-degrees. Pinch in or out on your device to use the zoom feature to get closer to the action. Each app also includes additional content, such as exclusive photos and song lyrics.
There are two versions of the app to choose from — one version includes the hit single “You’re A Lie” along with photos, lyrics and other extras and the second a full version that includes the full “Apocalyptic Love” album, photos, lyrics and other extras. The apps are priced in the United States iTunes store at $0.99 and $4.99, respectively. Pricing varies by territory.
Want to rock Slash‘s rig? Now you can with the new AmpliTube Slash for iPhone app. Play through a rock icon’s pedals and amplifiers, all from the convenience of your iPhone or iPod touch.
AmpliTube Slash is a full-featured mobile guitar effects processor and recording studio app that lets you play, practice and record with Slash‘s signature gear, anytime and everywhere. AmpliTube Slash lets you configure a flexible guitar signal chain complete with 3 inline stompbox effects, an amplifier head and cabinet combination, and a single-track recorder (expandable to 4 tracks) for capturing your musical ideas quickly and easily.
AmpliTube Slash features models of all the legendary signature gear used by Slash in the studio and in his live performances. Now you can rock models of the legendary Marshall JCM Slash Edition Silver Jubilee, the Marshall AFD100, 6 Slash‘s signature guitar pedals, and play along with Slash‘s extensive discography or any music from your music library. Also included is a collection of Slash guitar tone preset settings, provided as starting points for your own tone tweaking or playing along.
AmpliTube Slash also features a robust “song” player section that allows you to play along with songs or backing tracks by importing them directly from your device iPod library or from your computer. The song section also features links to the new “Apocalyptic Love” album, and links to Slash music available on the iTunes store that can be purchased and added to your library and the app for play-along. The Song section also includes our popular SpeedTrainer learning/practice feature which can slow down or speed up the tempo of audio material without affecting pitch. A digital chromatic tuner and metronome are also included.
If you currently own AmpliTube for iPhone, upgrade to version 2.5 (now available as a free upgrade), and all AmpliTube Slash gear models will be available as in-app purchase, either as a complete set or a-la-carte. This is recommended if you’d like to use the AmpliTube Slash models with your other AmpliTube for iPhone app.