if you're a guitarist and you have an iPhone, you need to check out this new product from Paul Reed Smith Cables called the Guitarbud. Simply put, it's a six foot cable that allows you to plug your guitar into your iPhone and record your riffs using virtually any recording app you have installed. PRS recommends you grab their Jam App for use with the Guitarbud, but you can even use the Voice Memo app that comes with the phone, allowing you to quickly send your latest creation to anyone in the world.
The Guitarbud also has a built-in headphone jack allowing you to keep your noise, or music, to yourself. Guitarbud is available now at most musician's stores for $29.95.
You can't get around foreign policy and that's the end of it. Starting July 1st, Spain will add a €3.15 (around $4.90) tax on electronic devices capable of recording, copying or storing sound or images. The country will also add a €1.10 (around $1.70) tax on all mobile phones with integrated MP3 music capabilities such as the iPhone.