PLANET OF THE APPS: 19TH JUNE 2012
Tech-head Stuart Dredge takes another run at this week's apps, and reviews the following...
Slash gets appy. Twice!
Former Guns'n'Roses guitarist Slash has a new album on the way, and a pair of new apps to promote it. One is a performance in the studio filmEd with whizzy cameras so you can swoop around in 360 degrees while watching. And the other is an AmpliTube app that, when you connect a real guitar to your iPhone, lets you play with Slash's own amps and pedal settings.
Last year, an iPad app called djay took the App Store by storm, letting people DJ with two virtual decks. This does the same thing for music videos, letting you mix and mash videos and sound - as good for playing with at home as for VJ sets at parties.
This app is based on the popular British website which identifies which songs sampled which other songs, with a database of more than 150,000 tracks. It scans your iPhone music collection, then tells you which tracks have samples, lets you play the originals from YouTube, or buy them from iTunes.