Positive Grid releases of JamUp Pro XT, the latest version of its guitar/bass amp-and-effects modeling app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
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 artists, staff picks, a Preset of the Month, and user created tones from other JamUp users.
JamUp Pro XT’s Preset Manager has also been 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.
Another addition to Pro XT is JamUp’s compatibility with Griffin Technology StompBox, a hardware footswitch controller for iOS devices.Using JamUp and StompBox in tandem gives you the functionality of a pedalboard, and lets you control actions like preset switching, effects on/off, wah-wah, and JamUp’s phrase sampler and iTunes Jam player, fromStompBox’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.
Two new expansion packs, one for bass and one for guitar, are another highlight of JamUp Pro XT, and both are available for in-app purchase.
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 effects pedals, Musitronics Mu-Tron and Tech 21 SansAmp.The Boutique Expansion Package ($9.99) provides guitarists with models of amplifiers that include models based on the Matchless DC-30, Dr. Z Route 66, ENGL Fireball 100, Laney GH50 and Hiwatt DR 103.
More Pro XT additions include an Undo feature and announced enhanced recording quality for the phrase sampler/looper, a new resolution (0.1x) for the fine-speed control of the iTunes Jam Player.
Pricing & Availability:
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.
Check out www.positivegrid.com for more details.