Jeff Loomis, Ola Englund, and Keith Merrow team up with Positive Grid for a new line of amp models.

San Diego, CA (June 18, 2013) -- Positive Grid, the developers of JamUp Pro XT for iOS, announce a major update to its rockin’ Guitar/Bass iPad and iPhone Amp-Effect Processor. JamUp Pro XT 2.4 features the 12 Metal Signature Model Pack—a collaboration with three metal masters: guitarists Jeff Loomis (Nevermore), Ola Englund (Six Feet Under, Feared) and Keith Merrow—all are certified and carefully developed by both the artists and Positive Grid exclusively for JamUp Pro XT 2.4. Now you can rock Jeff, Ola and Keith’s six signature amp models and six signature guitar pedals—from ultra clean to trash metal; delay, chorus, four-band parametric EQ to distortion and overdrive—right in JamUp! Also included is a collection of their guitar tone preset settings, provided as starting points for your own tone-tweaking or playing along.

In addition to the signature pack offerings, JamUp 2.4 also packs a host of extra onboard bells & whistles, adding new tackle to your mobile toolbox. Plus, the new update now offers the world’s the first and only in-app ToneSharing platform, allowing you to explore, share and download over 5,000 artists and users presets with our growing JamUp community.

JamUp Pro XT retails for $19.99 and is available for download at the iTunes App Store. Metal Signature Pack ($9.99) and Bass Expansion Pack II ($9.99) are available as in-app purchase.

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