PocketGuitar: a virtual guitar for iPhone / iPod touch

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by shinya, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. shinya macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2008
    I've created a virtual guitar app for iPhone and iPod touch.


    I don't own an iPhone, so it's only tested on iPod touch (firmware 1.1.1). Let me know if you have any problems on iPhone.

    Enjoy it :)
  2. Zathu macrumors regular


    Nov 16, 2006
    Looks really cool. Too bad I just upgraded to 1.1.3. :(
  3. lee.anderson macrumors regular


    Aug 28, 2006
    Brilliant app, thanks man. Yes it does work on iPhones, i've got firmware 1.1.2. It works perfectly. Great app!
  4. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    Looks interesting, but what are you supposed to do with these besides stretch your fingers? Can you play along with songs, ala Guitar Hero?
  5. shinya thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2008
    Of course it's possible to play it along with your songs. I guess it's harder than playing Guitar Hero (and it's nearly impossible to play fast guitar riffs because of the latency), but you can play it like a real guitar.
  6. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    Shinya - Wow. I figured what the heck and loaded it and am surprised how good it is. Very good job. Acoustic sounds great and can do multiple notes.
    The bass doesn't have much volume though and is a bit iffy. Well, my husband just grabbed it out of my hands (he's a musician) and is having a field day with it. He was going to upgrade to 1.1.3 but now probably not as I expect he'll want me to load your app on his phone.

    Thank you! This is a good one.
  7. shinya thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2008
    Yeah I agree that the bass sound has low volume, especially for lower strings... I'll fix it for the next version.
  8. Hooka macrumors regular


    Dec 14, 2007
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    can someone post a little video of it, please?
  9. ajl917 macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2007
    I dont have any videos, but I have a few screenshots...

  10. Deppino macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2008

    Well... I can't get it open! I tap on the icon, it shows a black screen, shows the ringer volume, and then I'm back to Home menu!
    1.1.1 iPhone
  11. billchase2 macrumors 68000


    Feb 28, 2006
    Ann Arbor
    change permissions to 0755
  12. Nipz macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2006
    i installed it but now cant un-install it!!

    whats going on?
  13. mouchoir macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2004
    London, UK
  14. Deppino macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2008
    It is 0755!
  15. Deppino macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2008
    Details (via Terminal):

    -sh-3.2# /Applications/PocketGuitar.app/PocketGuitar
    2008-01-21 01:08:59.909 PocketGuitar[6244:d03] Distorted Guitar
    2008-01-21 01:08:59.920 PocketGuitar[6244:d03] Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    2008-01-21 01:08:59.924 PocketGuitar[6244:d03] Electric Bass
    2008-01-21 01:09:00.243 PocketGuitar[6244:d03] init about
    2008-01-21 01:09:00.257 PocketGuitar[6244:d03] volume=0.500000 name=Ringtone
    2008-01-21 01:09:00.260 PocketGuitar[6244:d03] route=Speaker
    2008-01-21 01:09:00.262 PocketGuitar[6244:d03] state=0
    2008-01-21 01:09:00.347 PocketGuitar[6244:d03] SampledGuitarFactory: newInstrument: /var/root/Media/PocketGuitar/DistortedGuitar/e6.raw 82.406891
    2008-01-21 01:09:00.350 PocketGuitar[6244:d03] SampledGuitarFactory: loading from /var/root/Media/PocketGuitar/DistortedGuitar/e6.raw
    2008-01-21 01:09:00.353 PocketGuitar[6244:d03] *** Uncaught exception: <WaveDataError> failed to stat file
    Trace/BPT trap
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    How does this install? The only apps I've installed were in installer. I haven't even started to take on the whole SSH thing.
  17. Deppino macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2008
    As http://code.google.com/p/pocketguitar/ says,
  18. gothamm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2007
    when will this be available on "installer app"?
  19. alecmcmahon macrumors regular

    May 18, 2007
    Woodbridge, NJ
    uhhh, it is.

    you have to add the source, like listed above, In installer.app
  20. Lionheart macrumors regular


    Jun 29, 2007
    Tampa, FL
    Question...will this possibly work on 1.0.2? I'm an original holdout...

    Looks like a fun app!
  21. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Yeah I'm sorry. I didn't click the link thinking it was an install that would have required me to do something. I'm going to check it out now. Unless it's in installer or unless I have some time to really understand how to use SSH on my iPhone I need simple methods. ;)

    Edit: When I added the source I went to install the app which appeared twice under toys. The first link gave an error :main script execution failed!" The second link said I needed BSD subsystem installed so I can install and uninstall this app. :( However, I came out and saw the icon, clicked and it crashed. So I figured I'd go find BSD, which I did, installed and all is well. I think that it'd be best to remove the other install app. Not sure how you manage that and it could be that you publish under more than one source. IDK.

    That said, this is a fun little app. Difficult in a way because obviously it relies on the touch being spot on, but I do like it. Another reason to stay on my jailbroken 1.1.1 and not go to 1.1.3 as I planned earlier this week.

    I don't know if this is at all possible but wouldn't it be awesome to let it record your chords? I'm not great at playing, I'm no song writer, but I've put a few things down and always wished to have a way to see if I couldn't jot down my thoughts and use a travel guitar to do so. This won't replace that, but it is very cool. If it recorded things like on a notepad then allowed me to save and e-mail that'd be awesome.

    2nd, I wish it would save my settings once I exit. I was surprised when I returned and it was on distorted guitar.

    Also, with a case on my iphone it makes it hard to get to both E's. Then again having to stretch is nothing new to me because using a real guitar I am stretching due to my shorter fingers. :)

    Good work on this, I dig it.
  22. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    Congrats Shinya - Lots of nice press on this one. Very nice.
  23. McGiord, Jan 21, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    Very nice App, I don't play any music instrument at all, but I have a lot of fun with it.
    I have a 1.1.2 iPhone and the Bass doesn't sound at all, I have to put my iPhone close to my ear to barely hear any sound.
    I wonder if my iPhone loudspeaker isn't that good or if it's realted to this app only.
    Dodge Charger Daytona specifications
  24. Four20 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 22, 2007
    i have an ipod touch 1.1.2, and don't hear any sound. . .
  25. Kynro macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2008
    Maritimes, Canada
    Downloaded it on my 1.1.1 Touch - works great, thanks for the awesome app.

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