The Main Playing Interface for OMGuitar. 12 chord-pads, Note Bar on the left, Option buttons top right, and some stings to strum and tap! Interesting to note there's a very subtle button just above the guitar neck which reverses the chord/note text if you want to hold the iPad like a real guitar. You know you want to....
Oh, the MIDI Controls are camouflaged here too...
Setting Up The Chord Pads
Tapping the Pads icon brings up the Chord Pad selector. Tap a pad and select a chord. Couldn't be simpler. Here the "Frequent" Chords are shown. Plus a Transpose slider to help get you progression to another key.
You can also see a list of saved Chord Palettes on the left. Tap to load. Save and New buttons beneath.
Tapping on the "Advanced" button reveals more advanced chords so you can load up the Electric Archtop and get all jazzy. Of course theres always room for more!
Guitar Type Selector
Tapping the guitar icon lets you choose from eight guitar sounds. Each has a three band equalizer to sculpt you tone.
No guitar sounds right without a giant chain of effects pedals right? The FX button displays OM's chain of effects which slides by dragging on the cross-hatched bar beneath the controls to reveal all ten choices.
The Gear/Cog button swings down the option panel. Here you change the App's output level, disable string tapping, turn off the Note Panel or activate "two Finger Muting". If you want auto-strumming then it's here that you choose your pattern.
Strangely, the Recordings File Manger is accessed here too...
File Manager and Audio Editor
After activating the red Record button on the main interface an audio recording of your performance is added here. Select one and you can edit it in a amazing little audio editor! Two finger pinch to select a region of audio and you have the option copy, paste, repeat, crop,reverse, fade in/out and more. Basic ... but useful.
Once you have a nice clip OMGuitar also offers 'Open In... " although the app just says 'Open' ... to send your recording to another App entirely.
I really wish I could just loop playback in OMGuitar itself to play along with ....