Swipe Guitar is an easy play but GREAT FUN guitar app.
You play with tapping/swiping palm muted or open power chords. Enjoy playing with or without drums.
All sounds are true instrumental record with distortion effect.
Thanks to Chem and Aydin for these great sound samples
FEEL THE POWER OF THE POWER CHORDS!!!What's new* Previous background changed. Neon background added.
* New playing style is added. Swipe down mute sound / Swipe up open power sound.
* Sound vibration added controlled by accelerator.(Y-axis shake)
* Improved visuality.
* Chorus and Flanger Effect
* 5 channel 16 step sequencer added to write your own drum rhythm.
Thanks goodness an actual guitar app that makes guitar noises!! Swipe Guitar is agree (completely!) iPhone app which seems to work OK on an iPad in 2X mode. Its a metal power chord maker with two tricks. First it makes nice palm-muted chugging power chords and second it makes screaming fully strummed metal power chords. And on my iPad Air it's really loud!
There's 8 chord pads to select your chord. These can be double tapped to chose which chords are assigned. There's just root note chords on offer ... power chords remember ... so the 8 slots are plenty. The sounds are good at first but don't fade away properly, cutting off just as feedback wants to kick in! Additionally is sounds to me like a couple are transposed versions of one chord recording which is a shame. Needs tweaking. On my iPad I also needed the chord triggering to be a bit more reliable. I often found chords were skipped if I went too fast!
Vibrato can be added by shaking the device and theres a simple Chorus/Flanger effect.
What is impressive though is a Drum backing sequencer which looks and sounds really nice. I think more time went into it than the Guitar! It is a simple tap to turn on/off a beat on a six 'drum', 16 step grid. But it gets the job done. Of course I'd like to be able to adjust the velocity for each hit by sliding the depth of the note indicator, and have more complete kit ... how about it dev? Theres a simple volume knob for each drum sound easy peasy.
Did I mention Free? So go ahead, get it and contact the developer. Maybe with a bit of encouragement we might get some more comprehensive soundware in Swipe Guitar and some playing optimization. Maybe a beefed up 'Pro' IAP? I'd value an app that produced some effective palm muted playing ... no other app does it well. The skeleton of a good app is all in place here.