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Using my iPhone to document pedal and amp settings

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by kevinhifi, May 17, 2011.

  1. kevinhifi

    kevinhifi Member

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    I've used small pieces of tape on pedal and amps, permanent marker, notes taped to the side of my amp, cheat sheets in my guitar case, and all sorts of other ways to document my pedal and amp settings over the years.

    Now I just take a snapshot with my iPhone. Technology rules. Now if TC Electronic would make an app that can change the TonePrint on my Flashback Delay, my world would be complete.
     
  2. kevinhifi

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    I may create a gallery with just these photos. I don't think you can do that on the phone itself, but it may be something I can do with iTunes. I've used the notepad app for settings too.
     
  3. XSSIVE

    XSSIVE D'Avanzo Guitars Vendor

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    that's how i keep track of my settings too. way better than marks on pedals or sheets of paper with hand drawings of knob locations like i used to do.
     
  4. BiNGEaNiNjA

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    Whoa! Cameras used to document specific periods of visible light?! I never knew such a thing was possible! :bonk
     
  5. Mookyshoots

    Mookyshoots Supporting Member

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    I take pics with my phone and then upload them into my "guitar stuff" folder on Picasa. I have a Droid and since Picasa is a Google site, my phone's photo album app automatically links to that folder. Very handy and saves a ton of storage space on my phone.

    Not sure if you can do that with an iPhone but I'm sure there's a way.


    Henry
     
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    mobile me gallery and idisk, too
     
  7. kevinhifi

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    I think you're missing the point.

    Yeah, my hesitation with that is relying on a strong signal in order to see the photos. Service is spotty here in Chicago, especially inside some of the clubs.
     
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    Yup, I do the same.

    When my 4 year old sees my pedal board he thinks he's flying the Millennium Falcon and starts flipping switches, dials and sliders so it's good to have a reference.
     
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    ^^
    That's funny.
     
  10. TCauble

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    This is how I keep my settings too - although since this is TGP I have many a picture of settings that's outlasted the actual pedal
     
  11. kevingcp

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    Usually I set my things once and take a picture just in case.
    But all my gear (pedalboard and amp) is in flight cases to the knobs aren't affected by anything :)

    Gotta love touring!
     
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    Same with my 3 year old! He likes to play his little ukulele and then turn the knobs on the pedals to see how it changes the sound. Gee I wonder where he learned that? ;) My favorite is when he uses my wah wah with the ukulele.
     
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    I use my phone for the same thing. Its great for when i use different amps and have to make subtle changes to my board to match them.
     
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    I use an app called ePhotoChest. It's free, password protected and you can create multiple folders. No network required. You just move pics back and forth between the app and your Camera Roll.
     
  15. kevinhifi

    kevinhifi Member

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    Great tip. Thanks!
     
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    I take pics of all my settings
     
  17. your name here

    your name here Supporting Member

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    Your welcome! :beer
     
  18. triviani

    triviani Silver Supporting Member

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    If you use mac you can do it with iphoto, then put that album on the phone.
     
  19. amp boy

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    your kids rules.
    the Millennium Falcon rules.
    :banana
     
  20. zestystrat

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    Both true.

    If it weren't creepy to post a vid of my kid singing / playing guitar I'd post his 2010 Thanksgiving set:

    Give Peace a Chance > I Love Milk (an original)

    Write what you know is what I say.

    I'm done hijacking this thread.
     

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