With years of experience as a guitar player and a penchant for collecting gear, I found joy in experimenting with different combinations of guitars, amplifiers, and pedals. Despite discovering great sounds, I struggled to capture the details of my setups for future reference. This recurring challenge led me to create an app to address this specific problem.
TONECHASER: MOBILE APP FOR MUSICIANS
My journey began by closely observing how I currently tackled the issue. I relied on a mix of a paper notebook and the Notes app on my phone, alongside haphazardly taken pedal photos intertwined with non-guitar images. Voice Memos were recorded with default names, making it cumbersome to recreate a sound later. Recognizing the disjointed and unreliable nature of my methods, I decided to consolidate these basic building blocks (notes, photos, and audio recordings).
Working through each interaction, sometimes with my guitar in hand in my practice space, I crafted individual screen designs and process flows. Seeking feedback from fellow guitarists refined the design and flow. Immersed in YouTube tutorials, SwiftUI documentation, and Xcode experimentation, I merged everything into a cohesive, clean, and user-friendly product.
Tonechaser empowers users to capture photos, notes, and audio recordings of their unique tones, meticulously cataloging all gear including guitars, amps, and pedals. The app also features a curated Shop, offering insights into the latest and coolest in the world of guitar gear.
The app’s success is evident with thousands of downloads worldwide, coupled with a stellar 4.8-star rating on the iOS AppStore, showcasing its popularity and positive reception among the global guitar community.