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How to record an iShred (iPhone) guitar in GarageBand Apps
I'm sure many people have pined for a hotrock electric guitar and a pumped up amplifier that can power an entire stadium for all your dream solo rock concerts. Let me show you how to achieve that this very second, with nothing more than your iPhone and GarageBand ‘09 on your mac. Let's get started!

Meet iPhone App Store app iShred. This powerful app is a complete steal for $4.99: it's basically an electric guitar plus all the effects boxes you'll ever need PLUS every chord-bank in the world compressed into a mere 19MB on your iPhone. iShred and GarageBand ‘09 are a match made in the Mac heavens. Here's what's needed to record your iShred playing on your Mac, in addition to GarageBand and iShred:
  • A Mac with a line-in port (found on most recent Macs, I believe)
  • A 3.5mm male-male audio cable
  • An iPhone audio cable adapter, male-female (only for the 1st-gen iPhones with a recessed audio port)
Set up the cables such that the iPhone is connected to your Mac's line-in port via the 3.5mm audio cable (with the adapted if required). Fire up GarageBand and start a new song. Create a new track for a real electric guitar.

Once in the main editing interface, click over the right side and play with the amplifier settings. There are quite a few built-in options, but go over and change the master amplifier settings by clicking on the image of the amplifier and selecting Edit. Turn Monitor on (or on with feedback protection).

Now, open up iShred on your iPhone and play around with the interface. Set up a few user chords or use the ones built-in. Play those chords: if your setup is correct, your iPhone should be acting like an electric guitar! Mess with the settings and effects.

You can read more about this process, and see an assortment of related screenshots, in this post on my blog.

[robg adds: I haven't tested this one.]
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