More on the iPad

In Wednesday’s edition of The Daily News, I wrote the first in what will be a series that other reporters will now be adding to about how the iPad is bringing a whirlwind of change to a variety of Memphis businesses.

But businesspeople, of course, don’t just use it for work.

I couldn’t use this in the story, but I think this ranks as one of the neatest uses of an iPad I’ve heard about thus far. John Moore, the president and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber, plays guitar for fun in his free time.

He showed me an app he’s downloaded that actually turns his iPad into a mini amplifier. The entire screen turns into what appears to be an amplifier, complete with buttons to press and knobs to turn – all, of course, with the flick of a finger.

He plugs his guitar right into his iPad-amplifier and goes to town.

“This is like having a complete array of fuzz boxes,” he said. “People pay thousands of dollars for equipment that does what these do. And I’ve got 10 different distortion boxes, a tuner and different amps.”

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