PocketGuitar turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a virtual guitar. You can press and strum strings, just like a real guitar.
Along with several guitar sounds, you can also play Electric Bass and Ukulele. You can also create various sounds by using effects such as Distortion, Chorus, Delay and Wah.
- Allow adjusting the position of the neck to either side of the screen
- Fixes startup issue in iOS 6 / 7
Version in 1.5:
- Optimized appearance on iOS 7/8 and iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus
- Supports Audiobus and Inter-App Audio (requires iOS 7 or later)
Ratings and Reviews
It's OK, has potential to be much more interesting
One of the very first guitar simulations I bought for iOS, which is still after all this time is only designed to run on the iPhone (app does not take advantage of the iPad size difference).
There are several other teriffic apps which could be called guitar simulations, for example "Steel Guitar" by Yonac, and "Pearl Guitar" (which has fallen into disrepair and is no longer updated by the developer). These were designed to take advantage of the larger format available on the iPad and both have many more options. Please update this app and make funding the development part of an in-app purchase! Please!
Great! Still works great on iPhone 7 Plus
I have had this app for many years - iPhone 4, iPhone 5s, and now, on my iPhone 7 Plus - it still works! What I like most is being able to change the tunings to experiment - especially open tunings and even “custom tuning”. With built- in effects, it can real wail (reverb, distortion)! You can hold and bend notes, etc. Great sustain. Fun to jam on - especially when you don’t have a guitar handy. You want chords? Play chords. This is for guitarists - not a “toy”. You have all 6 strings and 7 frets - strum or hammer-on or both. Seems to work well with the larger sized screen of my 7 plus. I hold it just like a guitar. Crazy!
Exactly what I wanted
I just wanted an app that allowed me to play on a guitar. You can't really play like you would be able to a real guitar, but I can write basic riffs on it. It also allows you to change the tuning you're playing in. You can change the strings individually too. It's got a guitar, bass, uke, and some pedals with effects like wah, distortion, and echo. If that's what you're looking for, this app is perfect.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.