Ocean Way Microphone Locker, created by virtuoso guitarist and visionary composer Steve Vai's Favored Nations, LLC in collaboration with Allen Sides and Metal Sidecar, is an indispensable and vital tool for any musician or recording engineer who is looking to pair the right microphone with the right instrument and how to use it.

This app also contains a comprehensive list of microphones and instruments and gives diagrams and specs on each. Available on iPad and iPhone, the app is $9.99 and can be purchased via iTunes here.

Allen Sides is considered the world's leading authority on vintage and contemporary recording microphones and their uses. Allen owns the world's premier microphone collection. He is also the owner of Ocean Way and Record One recording studios and is a legendary Grammy-winning engineer with close to 40 years of experience, having worked with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Green Day. With this app, learn his secrets on how to pair the right microphone with the right instrument with its optimum placement.

Vai is currently touring North America behind is recently released studio album The Story of Light. For more information and to purchase the album, visit http://www.vai.com/.

Steve Vai Upcoming North American Tour Dates:

20 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre
21 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Hall
22 - Buffalo, NY - University of Buffalo Center for the Arts
23 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
24 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
26 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
27 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
28 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
29 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
30 - Salina, KS - The Stiefel Theatre

01 - Denver, CO - The Ogden Theatre
03 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
04 - Seattle, WA - The Moore Theatre
05 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
06 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
07 - Napa, CA - Uptown Theatre
09 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
10 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
11 - Anaheim, CA - City National Grove of Anaheim
12 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
13 - Agoura Hills, CA - Canyon Club

Watch 'The Story of Light' Promo Video