Agile Partners has announced GuitarToolkit 2.0, featuring an all-new iPad version, that is free for existing GuitarToolkit users, and the GuitarToolkit+ Upgrade, an in-app purchase that adds Chord Sheets, Custom Instruments, and Advanced Metronome.
GuitarToolkit on iPhone, iPod touch, and now iPad is a collection of essential tools for guitar players: an extremely accurate tuner, a precision metronome, an extensive library of chords, scales and arpeggios, standard and alternate tunings, and more. In addition to 6, 7 and 12-string guitar, GuitarToolkit also supports 4, 5 and 6-string bass, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, with chords, scales, arpeggios and alternate tunings for each instrument.
Among GuitarToolkit's biggest benefits is its library of over two million chords, 924 scales with more than 16 million playable scale positions, and 71 arpeggio types with over two million positions. Chords, scales and arpeggios are available not only for standard EADGBE guitar tuning, but also for alternate tunings (over 60 for guitar alone), and users can create their own custom tunings. Full capo support means that users can now enable and slide a capo to any fret and the chords, scales and arpeggios automatically adapt. Chords, scales and arpeggios can be shown with notes or intervals, as well as finger positions for chords. Users can strum chords and touch scale and arpeggio notes to hear what they sound like. With Chord, Scale and Arpeggio Finders, users can touch notes on the fretboard and GuitarToolkit will identify matching chords, scales and arpeggios. iPad users can even jump between scales or arpeggios and matching chords with a single tap.
The new GuitarToolkit+ in-app purchase adds Custom Instruments, allowing users to create a virtual collection of instruments within GuitarToolkit that matches their real-world instruments and playing styles. Users choose instrument type (6, 7 and 12-string guitar, 4, 5 and 6-string bass, banjo, mandolin or ukulele), string and pickup type (e.g., acoustic/nylon or electric/humbucker), fretboard texture, and a unique instrument icon. The instrument can be assigned a name, a tuning (e.g, standard, predefined alternate, or custom), and a capo can be added if desired. Even the audio tone is customizable: GuitarToolkit+ starts with high-quality recorded samples for each instrument / string / pickup type, and then processes that audio through any of over 60 amp/effects presets powered by Agile Partners' AmpKit tone engine and tailored for both acoustic and electric guitars. One of GuitarToolkit's most popular tools is the highly accurate chromatic tuner. The tuner can be set for standard tuning, all notes, common alternate tunings or any custom tuning that the user sets. A high-contrast mode on iPhone and a full-screen mode on iPad can be turned on for easy viewing of the tuner at all times.
Price: $9.99 in the iTunes App Store. The new version of GuitarToolkit for iPad is free for current users of GuitarToolkit. The GuitarToolkit+ in-app purchase that enables users to turn on interactive Chord Sheets, Custom Instruments, and Advanced Metronome is $4.99.