JamUp Pro for IOS – Review.
the trend for tablets and mobile devices to be used both in
studios and live scenarios has now been turned into the norm.
It is quite common to see musicians using portable computing
devices in all genres of music are turning to for their lyrics,
sound mixing, and even sound processing which is what this
review will deal with.
JamUp Pro for IOS. This handy application
works with all compatible sound interfaces for IOS and allows
you to plug your guitar/bass or other instrument into your
the application gives us the main screen with 46 models (With
JamUp Pro XT) of well known amplifiers and effects. These
can be modified on the touch screen and one can also change
the order of the items in the signal chain.
graphically interface is very intuitive and easy to use and
depending on which amp or effect selected the screen you see
mimics the layout and functionality of the original device.
from a processor the application also includes, a multi track
recorder, loop station, itunes jam
player, tuner and metronome all of which can be useful for
performance or practice.
In the Real World
course all this is fine on paper but does it work in the real
world ? And my answer as a musician is yes, it does. Sounds
are easy to select and tweak, I recorded a few demo tracks,
and also used the Jam feature with no appreciable issues or
lag. Also very impressive is the LIVE button which gives you
a virtual pedalboard with large
icons to select presets for different tones.
tried the application using an iRig
HD into an Ipad 4 and then through a mixer (all set flat) and then onto
my pair of Alesis studio monitors.
The guitar used was simply a 90s Korean Squier
Strat which I acquired recently. The modelled amplifiers effects were quite realistic
and the visuals on the ipad where
also correct for each type of amp/effect. Operation was also
quiet with no hum or noise unless you really crank things
up on the heavier amp models.
very useful and versatile application for musicians on the
Ernest H Slade
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