• Video: Alex Skolnick Trio Trade Amps For iPads At WWDC

    Agile Partners, makers of AmpKit and AmpKit Link for iOS, sent me a video this morning of the Alex Skolnick Trio playing a gig at WWDC using iPads instead of amplifiers (except for the drummer). It looks like they are probably running the iPad outputs right into the P.A. system. This setup probably wouldn’t work for all kinds of music, but in the right situation, like this one, it… Read More

  • Video: Alex Skolnick Demos AmpKit For iPad

    Those of you who have witnessed some of my “Panel Dome” basement guitar demos will be relieved to see an actual guitarist demo AmpKit’s software. It was a treat to hang out with Skolnick, who plays lead guitar for metal shredders Testament as well as the jazzy Alex Skolnick Trio, and hear him play. In this final segment of my SXSW 2011 coverage, Alex took a few moments to… Read More

  • Review: AmpKit and AmpKit LiNK

    In the course of any guitarist’s life, there will be some point where they come into contact with a product manufactured by Peavey. And if that 80s retro logo, complete with pointy-angled letters, bestows itself upon your amp on stage it will either be a source of embarrassment or a badge of honor, depending on your design tastes and sound needs. While I took the logo off it long ago, I… Read More