The iOS-based modeling app now features user-created tone sharing, compatibility with a hardware footswitch controller, and a more robust preset manager.
San Diego, CA (July 5, 2012) — Positive Grid is proud to announce the release of JamUp Pro XT, the latest version of its studio-grade, guitar/bass amp-and-effects modeling app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Pro XT brings a number of significant enhancements that solidify JamUp Pro’s place as the most comprehensive, feature-rich app of its type, and the one with the most authentic sound and feel.
One of the key features in the new release is Tone Sharing, which allows users to create, share and download user tones from JamUp’s cloud-based sharing site. Tone Sharing invites the player to check out presets from top artists, staff picks, a Preset of the Month, and user created tones from other JamUp users all over the world. The tone-creation possibilities of this new platform are virtually infinite. In addition, the sharing interface is ultra-intuitive, and many actions require just one finger-tap.
To make it easier to save presets for sharing or playing, JamUp Pro XT’s Preset Manager has also been significantly upgraded, and now holds four banks of 16 presets, for a total of 64. Users can now rename the banks and add descriptions and categories.
Yet another major addition to Pro XT is JamUp’s compatibility with Griffin Technology StompBox, a popular hardware footswitch controller for iOS devices. Using JamUp and StompBox in tandem gives you the functionality of a well-stocked pedalboard, and lets you control actions like preset switching, effects on/off, wah-wah, and JamUp’s phrase sampler and iTunes Jam player, right from StompBox’s four programmable footswitches. JamUp has a custom-configuration page that’s only available when a StompBox is connected. On it, users can choose which of JamUp’s controls to assign to each footswitch, and they’ll also have four user banks to save their configurations.
"JamUp is one of the best guitar effects apps out there and we’re excited that Griffin’s StompBox is now compatible," said Ethan Opelt, Line Manager of Griffin's Audio category. "Together JamUp and StompBox recreate the experience of pro-quality guitar effects and an actual pedal board, undoubtedly creating the best guitar rig around."
Two new expansion packs, one for bass and one for guitar, are another highlight of JamUp Pro XT, and both are available for convenient in-app purchase. The addition of these new sounds gives JamUp Pro XT the largest amp-and-effects collection among all the iOS modeling apps.
The Bass Expansion Package ($9.99) provides you with models of four classic bass amps, Ampeg SVT®, 1968 Ampeg® B-15, Gallien-Krueger® 800RB, SWR® Redhead; and two must-have effects pedals, Musitronics Mu-Tron™ and Tech 21® SansAmp. The Boutique Expansion Package ($9.99) provides guitarists with models of hand-wired amplifiers with warm tube character and plenty of nuances. It includes models based on the Matchless® DC-30, Dr. Z® Route 66, ENGL® Fireball 100, Laney® GH50 and Hiwatt®DR 103.
Along with all the realistic new sounds, JamUp Pro XT ushers in a substantially improved playing experience, thanks to a new audio engine that reduces latency by a stunning 50 percent. “Latency has always been an concern with amp-modeling apps,” says Calvin Abel, the JamUp product manager, “but the new ultra-low-latency audio engine makes playing through JamUp feel super realistic. It’s now a true live- and studio-ready rig.”
More Pro XT additions include an Undo feature and enhanced recording quality for the phrase sampler/looper, and improved resolution (0.1x) for the fine-speed control of the iTunes Jam Player.
JamUp Pro XT is now at an introductory price of $9.99 (regular $19.99), and the upgrade for JamUp Pro 1x owners is free. You can check out the experience before purchasing, by downloading JamUp, which offers the same sound engine, but a limited model set. JamUp apps are compatible with the JamUp Plug ($19.99), and most other iOS guitar adapters.
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Created in collaboration with legendary guitarist George Lynch of Dokken and Lynch Mob fame, the Mr.Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage and an onboard Deep control, which together are designed to enable an amp to have increased sustain while still retaining note definition and dynamics.
LegendaryTones, LLC today announced production availability of its new Mr. Scary Mod, a 100% pure tube module designed to instantly and easily expand the capabilities of many classic amplifiers with additional gain and tone shaping. Created in collaboration with legendary guitarist George Lynch of Dokken and Lynch Mob fame, the Mr.Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage and an onboard Deep control, which together are designed to enable an amp to have increased sustain while still retaining note definition and dynamics.
Originally released as the Lynch Mod in February 2021, the updated Mr. Scary Mod features the same core circuit as the Lynch Mod but is now equipped with a revised tube mix combo per George’s preference as well as a facelift in a newly redesigned electro-galvanized steel enclosure. As with the Lynch Mod, each run will be limited and the first run in Pumpkin Orange with Black hardware is limited to just 150 pieces worldwide.
The Mr. Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage on top of the cathode follower position, keeping note definition and articulation while further increasing sustain. Each Mr. Scary mod is meticulously built by hand in the USA, one at a time, and tuned using high-grade components. Equipped with a single ECC81 (12AT7) in the first position and ECC83 (12AX7) in the second, the Mr. Scary Mod can clean up beautifully when rolling down your guitar’s volume, and still adds scorching gain when you roll it back up. This is a gain stage that’s been tuned and approved by the ears of the maestro George Lynch himself.
“The Mr. Scary Mod excels with dynamics and is incredibly touch-responsive, allowing me to shift from playing clear, lightly compressed cleans to full-out aggressive sustain and distortion –and control it all simply by varying my guitar’s volume control and picking,” said GeorgeLynch. “In many ways, it’s an old-school approach, but it’s also so much more natural and expressive in addition to being musically fulfilling when you can play both the guitar and amp dynamically together this way.”
The Mr. Scary Mod installs in minutes, is safe and effective to use, and requires no special tools or re-biasing of the amplifier. Simply insert the module into the cathode follower preamp position of compatible amplifiers (includes Marshall 2203/2204/1959/1987 circuits) and
immediately get the benefit of enjoying a hot-rodded amp that delivers all the pure harmonic character that comes with an added pure tube gain stage. The handmade in the USA Mr. Scary Mod is now available to order for $319.
For more information, please visit legendarytones.com.
October Audio has miniaturized their NVMBR Gain pedal to create two mini versions of this beautifully organic-sounding circuit – including an always-on gain device.
The NVMBR Gain is a nonlinear amp that transitions gracefully from clean boost to overdriven tones. Volume increases from just over unity to about 10db before soft-clipping drive appears for another 5db of boost. Its extraordinary ease of use is matched by outstanding versatility: you can use it as a clean boost, push a stubborn amp into overdrive or create a just-breaking-up sound at any amp volume.
October Audio’s new family of mini NVMBR Gain pedals includes a switchable version that allows you to bypass the effect: one option features brand logo pedal graphics, while the other sports a fun “Witch Finger” graphic with a Davies knob as the“fingernail”.
The second version in the new lineup is an always-on device featuring the Witch Finger graphic and Davies knob, with the same NVMBR Gain circuit that lies at the core of the switchable version.
- Knob controls gain and clipping simultaneously
- Stunning silver hammertone finish
- Switchable versions are true-bypass, available with classic or witch finger graphics
- Authentic Davies knobs, including the “fingernail”
- 9V center negative power supply required
- Dimensions: 3.63 x 1.50 x 1.88 in
Witch Finger (always on NVMBR Gain) demo
All October Audio pedals are assembled in Richmond, VA, and available for purchase directly through the online shop. Street price is $109 for NVMBR Gain footswitch versions and $89 for the always-on device.
For more information, please visit octoberaudio.com.