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JamUp Pro
Description
JamUp is the #1 multi-effects processor for guitar and bass. Available for iPad and iPhone, JamUp gives you instant access to a ToneCloud® sharing community with over 10,000 presets from artists, user, and our own Positive Grid team. It’s designed to work seamlessly with bias Amp to create your ultimate guitar amp. With more than 3 million users worldwide, JamUp has been featured in Macworld, Premier guitar, guitar World, guitar Player, and more. The original JamUp comes equipped with one amp and six effects. JamUp Pro gives you the power of six amps and 16 premium rack and stomp-box effects, including distortion, compression, tape delay, tremolo, and spring reverb. Both JamUp and JamUp Pro include jam player, phase sampler, tone sharing, preset manager, optional 8-track recorder, live view, tuner, and metronome. With its easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface, JamUp enables you to arrange a studio-quality collection of amps and effects models into your own custom signal chain. Get the optional expansion packs for access to a mind-boggling 52 amp channels and 50 classic effects. Each amp model has been developed using Positive Grid’s MESH multi-stage modeling technology, and has been meticulously measured and analyzed against actual hardware. With its dead-on accuracy and tube-like touch and feel JamUp delivers dramatically improved sonic performance over other digital amp modelers. Import songs from your iTunes library to jam along with using the Jam Player module. Adjust the tempo and pitch with the high-fidelity time-stretching engine. Easily record and layer looped parts with the sound-on-sound phrase sampler. With the built-in tuner and metronome, and optional 8-track recorder, JamUp delivers a complete, professional processing and recording solution. Join our worldwide community with JamUp’s ToneCloud® connectivity. Create, share, and download custom presets right inside JamUp. Check out presets from top artists, staff picks, or user-created tones from all over the world. JamUp now seamlessly integrates with Positive Grid’s bias Amp app, instantly expanding JamUp into a powerful and completely unified professional guitar system for live performance, recording, and jamming. Features: ● Real-time guitar/bass amp and multi-effects processor ● Seamless integration with bias Amp ● Simultaneously run seven amp and effects models ● Drag-and-drop signal path for easy tone creation ● Six amps and 16 premium effects ● Additional 48 amp channels and 40 effect models (via in-app purchase expansion packs) ● Complete 8-track recorder system (via in-app purchase) ● phrase sampler with undo feature, start module selection, and synchronized metronome ● Access to your iTunes library with time stretching (pitch/speed) engine via Jam Player module ● Tone sharing, allowing you to download over 10,000 artist and user presets or share your own ● 128 slot preset manager ● Live view control page ● Built-in tuner/metronome ● MIDI learning and assignment ● Audio copy/paste ● Audiobus support in 3 slots ● And much more! For iPhone 7 users: You will need a Lightning interface with an output to use this Positive Grid app. For more information, please visit: https://help.positivegrid.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003558023-How-to-set-up-with-my-iPhone-iPad- For more information, please visit: www.positivegrid.com Twitter: @PositiveGrid facebook.com/positivegrid
Makes nice sounds, but 8 track completely worthless
by fggffds on 2019/08/31 21:12
Very frustrated with this app. DON’T BUY THE $5 8-track “upgrade,” it only allows you to record more tracks. There is no way to do any post-recording mixing, or anything like that. If you want to record something and then use that recording in “JAM” that is not possible. Want to speed your track up? Impossible. Highly frustrating, and borderline infuriating how little functionality it has.
Bitchin
by colleensoapgirl on 2019/07/24 09:38
Best guitar effects processor app out there,keep up the good work.Could use a pickup picker in the presence settings.
A world of tones
by TrishThrash on 2019/05/27 13:42
I love the Positive Grid software and would give it 5 stars but I find some of it works from app to app and some doesn’t. Strangely I can sync Bias FX and Jam Up but my JamUp Pro (which I bought to access the pedal boards) doesn’t show any of the expansion packs I bought. Also oddly Bias Amp 2 is different for iPod than for iPhone because again my purchases aren’t loading even after restore/troubleshooting. So if you like JamUp buy the Pro before you purchase extras.
Cool easy App for guitar
by jlb54607 on 2019/05/10 15:08
This is a cool app for guitar to get almost any sound you can think up real quickly.
Tried all the other guitar processing apps and this is the one
by ToneHugZnHarmony on 2019/04/09 21:22
I have been using iOS based apps and all kinds of interfaces, this one is the best bc of the master-master plume that makes it a breeze to tweak for clipping and presence. I currently use the xsonic xtone pedal and it sounds great, better and faster than any irig or apogee interface. Jam up pro is easy to use and is a great virtual showroom that offers accurate models of amps and fx that u can base your real gear purchases on.
Mejor app de efectos para mi bajo y guitarra.
by Digno 24 on 2019/03/29 02:10
La uso con mi guitarra PRS SE singlecut, mi amplificador Marshall BassState B150, y con mi bajo Peavey fundation, y logro todos los rangos de sonidos que me imagine. Solo les pido que le agreguen mas efectos modernos, para alimentar las ideas que como músico suelen darnos. Gracias totales 😀. Saludos 👍🏽
No more updates?
by SabzingeuR on 2019/03/21 13:31
Extremely good app but it’s been a while since the last improvement, hence 4 stars. (I have AmpliTube too, this is much better).
Still no support for modern iPhones?!
by mavisxp on 2019/02/23 08:25
Unbelievable. Eighteen months since the iPhone X launched, and these clowns STILL haven't updated this app - which wasn't exactly cheap - to support it. I for one can't STAND lazy, incompetent developers. Just sayin. This company is literally the WORST. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
Eh
by Stratamatic on 2019/02/12 21:29
Decent app, my biggest issue is I only have an ipad pro, and there is NO WAY for me to import any music into it. For the love of god please make it so we can at LEAST import songs with dropbox! The whole point of this app is to be able to import a song and jam to it!
You screwed me over
by Klightx15 on 2018/10/03 00:37
You guys did me so dirty. I purchased the full app a long time ago and was able to record using the full 8 track mixer. I had audio files recorded and saved. I launch the app today for the first time in a while to reminisce on some old material to tell me I have to purchase the expansion pack. I tried restoring purchases and nothing. I tried loading my old recordings and they were all gone. You lost my trust. Stay away from this bogus app. Greedy company. I will never purchase another product from you.
John
by Edits pix on 2018/09/13 08:09
I was using your app for about 6mnths with my bass guitar, then it started distorting. I got a new phone, and the app still is not working properly for bass guitar. I’ve checked all levels on sound board I’m running it through, checking all levels on the app to make sure I’m not clipping, and it’s still playing distorted. Hoping the issue gets resolved soon. I was really enjoying the app until it stopped working right for me
Needs way more presets
by enos_u_dipstick on 2018/09/02 18:03
Out of the box this comes with just a few presets, most of which just aren't very good or useful. If you really enjoy endless tinkering and tweaking of pedals, amps, and chain then you'd probably like this app. I'd much rather have a really robust set of presets to choose from, created by pros who know what they're doing. I feel lost trying to this with this app. There's a reason why users of guitar amp sim software are flocking to Tonebridge - it's because they just want to choose a sound and go.
Just not it...
by marineshred on 2018/07/28 03:30
I’m really disappointed in this app, bias amp 2, and bias fx. Even though the apps are made to be used together, the purchases don’t transfer over. Just when you think you got what you need, you have to buy it all over again. Also the three programs each have a specifically coordinated weakness, so you pretty much have to buy all three. This is very smart marketing, but a dirty way to nickel and dime the customers. The channel switching is super slow and loud. I wouldn’t use it in the dingiest club. Don’t get me wrong, the flexibility is awesome. You have 3 millions ways to make a 5150 sound like crap and one or two to make it sound good. We pretty much all knew that. I was looking to lighten my load with this technology, but I’m right back to big amps-And I am totally happy with it. I wish I never blew money on this setup.
Low latency
by Hamachi chop chop on 2018/07/26 10:31
Nice app , great sounds with low latency. I like how it integrates into Auria recording sessions.
Use it as a looper pedal
by msarthur on 2018/07/24 22:36
I use this with an old griffin storm box (works with 30 pin to lightning adaptor and you can get them really cheap these days). Excellent support for the stompbox. I paste in drum loops from other apps into the sampler so I have a beat box that I can start and stop with a pedal. Effects are very comparable to other apps I have tried. I am using this on an iPad mini2 with no issues so far.
Useless
by zsetyutgu on 2018/06/28 23:40
I was led to believe this app would play music that I could jam with. There is no music in it. It has two pull existing music off of the iPad or iTunes. This is useless. I could play along with my own music 20 years ago on a boom box. I want a refund.
Support
by Joempkdjsldjdhdhsi on 2018/06/16 14:30
Love this app. The controls for the the effects are a nightmare and get my heart rate up just trying to turn a volume knob on my iphone x and my ipad pro. Before finishing this I checked one more time in the support section to see if I missed something, there needs to be a clear complaint or issue department sorry if I'm too dumb to understand your help section.
Great app - Great support from app maker
by t-veggie on 2018/06/08 12:48
I use JamPro mainly to practice. It’s great to be able to sit on my couch with headphones and be able to play along with songs. I also love to play with all of the amps and pedals. I love having $10K of equipment in my phone. Positive Grid support is great! I had an issue with the app where I couldn’t see songs in the “Jam” section of the app because I accidentally denied the app access to iTunes when I first installed, and Positive Grid was very responsive and helpful in helping me figure out what I did wrong. The fix was simply to reinstall the app. I use the app with my bass guitars and a iRig2. I even have a preset that matches my real pedal board.
Upgraded to Pro and lost my expansion
by K_to_the_Bee on 2018/06/07 08:04
I had a metal expansion on the regular JamUp. I recently upgraded to Pro and can no longer use them. The “Restore Purchases” button does nothing. Please help.
NO LONGER WORKS
by Mrbrentbt on 2018/05/28 20:04
It was fine for a few months, and now it just keeps crashing. The backing tracks you load will not play anymore. Fire your developers, they screwed it up
Recent update causes crashing...
by K.P.G. on 2018/03/30 20:13
I have really enjoyed this app. I have an electric fiddle and can create some awesome sounds with this app. But, the most recent update keeps crashing? Not good, especially if I’m performing. Is there a fix coming for this? Would have given it 5 stars, but for this problem.
Very sweet sounds...
by Gitarzz on 2018/03/21 21:42
I wrote a review for this long ago when it was the only app Positive Grid had out. Since it is still available on the App Store I thought I should re-write it considering how much iOS music has evolved. Of course, if you know about this app you probably know about BiasAmp or BiasFX. There are a lot of people who will say BiasAmp is the best on iOS. I think that would be subjective but for many, that’s the fact. My personal opinion is that JamUp Pro is better for one reason. In my opinion, more choice is not better sound. Sure, you can customize amplifiers and that kind of thing in BiasAmp, and if that’s what you really want, your new amps still work with JamUp Pro. I would spend hours tweaking an amplifier in BiasAmp trying to come up with my “signature” tone only to open it up a week later to find I hated it. The beauty of JamUp Pro Is it’s just like a guitar amp. Plug-in and play. All the great amps have already been made and these ones all sound great without getting inside and changing the tubes or adjusting things like transformers and tone stacks. In my original review I kind of bashed on it for being mono. There were no stereo effects. There’s still not any stereo effects. But the way iOS has evolved for musicians you can add stereo effects to your signal chain before the recorder. Just run it through Audiobus or AUM as an input, add effects then send the signal into a recording app. This has the effect of recording a single mic’d amplifier with classic effects pedals then adding studio effects during mixing. I don’t know if it’s possible but I would really like to see this app become AUv3 compatible. This would make it possible for me to send a single guitar signal to two or more different amplifiers and record them all at the same time. I think I’m just dreaming though. So, closing, I STILL highly recommend this app. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Customer service is non existent
by Dereklderek on 2018/03/02 23:00
I have an outstanding support request ticket that is going on two weeks with no help. If a solution to your problem is not on the faq list, you are on your own....disappointed.
Can’t get it work on iOS 11
by Yuri-K on 2018/02/21 20:39
I liked the app, but after iOS update it doesn’t recognize my audio interface (apogee jam)
SO SICK OF LOSING RECORDINGS
by GRUNGESTRAT on 2018/01/23 23:53
I have been using this app for years and I love it. But this is the only recorder I have, and I’m sick of making AWESOME songs and losing them!!!!!!! The recorder just erases stuff even after you’ve saved it! HELP!!!
Crashes all the time!
by Projection Arts on 2017/11/22 21:40
This used to be my go-to app for quickly laying down some loops in the Sampler section. Recently something happened (iOS update?) and now whenever I try to load a saved song the app crashes. When I reopen it there is a default value of 144 measures in the Sampler. Attempting to load a song causes it to crash again. I can sometimes access my list of saved songs by hitting Save first, and then Load, but it keeps crashing. I loved this app! Please fix it.
JamUp
by Huascarsito on 2017/11/11 14:26
Excelente App recomendado para utilizar en vivo
Very good app,but you need studio speakers for anything to sound good.
by Mad Zakk on 2017/10/10 01:21
Definitely also get the bias app as well because you can build your own amp. What more can I say?
Perfect Setup
by Endless Nameless on 2017/09/17 05:39
This app is an all-in-one app, that surprised me a LOT! I'm using an iRig HD and this, and a homemade BT pedal, for switching pedals or presets. This is pretty much all you'll ever need, playing guitar in a fast and portable fashion. Every single effect is perfect, and the option to place them in any order, gives you the ability to create any tone you can think of. You do get what you pay for, on this app. If you're only using the free stuff, then you're gonna be limited as to how good it can sound. Trust me, buying the in-app upgrades will be money well spent. You're going to need an interface, of course, and a Bluetooth foot-switch controller, to be able to change setups while playing. This JamUp app works with airturn or MIDI control pedals. You could even rig a keyboard, with foot-switches, and use switch control, in iOS settings. Enjoy, --brad
Louuuuve it!
by Nishidhster on 2017/07/20 00:06
11/10
Not happy
by 131977 on 2017/06/13 01:05
It's ok if you just want to jam but none of the other stuff works well at all. Like your supposed to be able to jam with stuff in you iPhones library and I can't get a single one to work or load. I keep getting a protected message so that feature is a bust. And you can't import songs from Dropbox either. Like for example I'm in a band and we put current things in Dropbox and I went on a trip and wanted to work on leads to the songs i couldn't load them in at all in the jam section or the recorder section making it useless. So the only thing I've been able to do is jam freely which is good for warming up at a gig but the whole purpose of going this route was to stream my travel setup down so I wouldn't have to lug a laptop or interface and use it all thru my iPhone or iPad but none of the creatures let you do anything so I can't see spending anymore money on it unless those things are fixed. But it does sound really good, and if all the features worked like they were supposed to then it would be knocking it out of the park.
Awesomeness!!!
by Scarehaven on 2017/06/11 00:59
I've use a lot of simulation software but this is the best. There is so much with this app that blows my mind. It's like 10 software programs in one!
Best app ever, but...
by Rschenfelder on 2017/05/22 02:32
I'm facing some issues using it with irig hd on an iPhone 7. The sound from the phone speakers gets pretty messed up. Still haven't found any solution on the Internet.
Jam-less
by Ipodtouch/iPhone helpp1113 on 2017/04/21 03:57
I bought this assuming I would have a pretty good variety of amps/ effects but you only get 6 amps and they all sound the same, if you want more for your money I would suggest Amplitube even the free app gives you 8 free amps.dissapointing
Great for Practice
by The Zup on 2017/04/09 23:38
I play bass guitar, and bought this so that I could practice the bass when I travel, and when I need to not wake up other people in the house. I use the Jam mode, along with an Apogee Jam to feed the sound of the bass into my iPad, and then plug headphones into the iPad. As long as you take care not to overdrive it, it works great. It allows me to practice for a gig when I don't have an amp set up. I love it. I do not use many of the effects, so cannot speak to that.
Gr8 App !
by KBarBRanch on 2017/03/29 17:57
Love all the effects! Must have guitar app. Thanks
Over promise....under deliver
by Does not Excel on 2017/03/16 00:46
When Positive Grid first came out, the programs worked. They also sold the adaptor to allow the hook up of your guitar to your ios device. Those are still shown on Positive Grid pages....but have not been made for quite a while. Positive Grid seems focused on their amps rather than their apps. In a nutshell...they over promise, and under deliver
Not good
by Tweednos on 2017/03/15 01:22
Pass on this.
Have to settle 4 this on iPhone instead of bias fx
by Strizbiz on 2016/12/18 16:57
Before Bias amp & FX, this was the top dog, now its running somewhat of a distant 3rd, may 4th behind AmpliTube 4, and to be honest, I feel like I'm settling for this when I'm using my iPhone. I'd much rather have bias fx on my iPhone as I use it as my go to for my iPad , and I don't understand why they can bring bias amps but not fx to the iPhone. Anyway this app, while it lacks the possibilities of bias fx, does have its own offerings, but one of them, the 8track, is terrible and a waste of money, as it lacks so many basic features it should have.
Missing important features
by Will write songs for food on 2016/11/04 09:45
There is a lot to like about this app. Unfortunately until they fix the GUI on iPhone 6 Plus it stops short of a win. They need to add better control of the rehearse loop. I contacted support and they say there's a blue dot that shows up when you turn it on. However you can't see it on the 6 Plus. So you end up hitting the loop start "A" button or the loop end "B" button. For most people who might want to use this to drill licks, the tight space around the loop control buttons means you'll end up hitting them repeatedly when you try and enable the loop. This will make practicing your parts a lot more frustrating. They could make the potentiometers much smaller to gain a little room on the interface for the loop controls, or even use sliders instead. Sliders would actually be better. I would think it would be obvious that the more necessary controls are the looping points and the loop on/off button. There's also no way to set the loop's starting and end point accurately. So you end up with the loop starting or ending in the middle of a measure. If they did some work on just the practice loop section this app would be perfect because you always have your phone with you when you are at a gig and if you carry the interface too you can work on tunes backstage before you go on. It would sure be a lot more convenient than a laptop. The multi-track recorder would be nice if it would sync with the drums they provide like most DAWs do. This one doesn't. They have a lot of pedals you can add and they are reasonably priced. If the Graphic interface were better I'd likely buy more pedals because I would really want to use it. Sad really. It's almost there but missed the mark. If you're not a professional player than you'll probably dig it.
Flawless with bias (well almost)
by Pangoat on 2016/08/27 18:30
Works really well and sounds warm and convincing. However looses points for tech support always giving the same answers and being impersonal. Also the pitch shifter pedals are terrible. Can't even play chords. Whats the point then? I can play a single note higher without any hassle. Think they use note tracking instead of frequency shifting. They glitch and sound like crap but other than that everything is flawless. Also the latency could be better, I got an iPhone 6s. Wish these guys would catch up to (yonac)tonestack. Tonestack still smokes everyone else for clarity and almost zero latency, they have a 64 buffer option as well as processing quality. Come on positive grid you can do better. Stop resting on your laurels Honestly just get tonestack. Its the best one. I've tried them all and jamuo/bias is 2nd best out there but Tonestack is #1 the most versatile for experienced users. Just buy tonestack first. I will say bias/jamup get points for warmth tho. Very very warm sounding which is a plus. Give us better pitch shift algorithms and 64 buffer latency and its a 5 star easy.
Moogerfooger?
by Jnevescox on 2016/08/25 20:55
Love the app but you guys need to add a ring modulator or the Moogerfooger like you have in Bias FX!
Mmm K
by Bogeyjams on 2016/08/04 22:32
As far as stereo effects, it's probably not likely with JamUp. You'd have to get BIAS FX to have this. The response to my question about stereo effects.
Great tone
by islesnd on 2016/07/19 02:50
Best modeled sounds! I do all my recording on the IPhone with Jamup and then transfer it to the PC for mixing and mastering. Stuff sounds great!
Great for bedroom playing / writing
by Rustav3ry on 2016/07/16 16:29
JamUp Pro comes with the same basic features, and offers a number of in-app purchases (of which I recommend expanding to 8 tracks of recording and the orange OR30 amp). It's easy to use, very customizable, and allows you to play virtually anywhere. I bring it on tour to practice, use it to write in my apartment. It will slow down songs in you music library to help you learn your favorite songs, has a looping function, and up to 8 tracks of recording. It's no substitute for a real studio, but it's a great tool.
Truly amazing
by misty1953 on 2016/07/16 11:10
If you are really in to tone and want to really get into your music. This app well provide you everything you need. The rest is up to your imagination. Also works perfect on a itouch which is how I'm using it.
Bait & Switch
by Roxydoxy on 2016/07/01 06:52
As usual, the description in the app purchase screen does not match what you are buying! After the purchase of what was supposed to be full featured app you get a whole bunch of "this feature is available for purchase" when you try to use two thirds of the app. This is why I typically don't shop here.
Review
by JimbobBriggs on 2016/06/12 18:21
Great app (but has growing pains)
Finally fixed...almost.
by Mister Machine on 2016/05/29 21:44
Finally, I can load SOME of my purchased iTunes songs into the Jam feature. You guys took way too long to fix this issue, and you still need to keep working it because I still cannot load all of my purchased music. With that being said, thanks for finally getting started on repairing the issue. I'm so glad that I have a reason to use Jamup Pro again.
Sounds great
by Fgyjgfdhccfv on 2016/05/29 20:40
Great amp sim.
Easy, feature-rich, works with my interfaces
by KrisMuse on 2016/05/18 18:30
JamUp Pro and Bias work with all the interfaces I have, which is not true of every amp sim app. I find the jam feature nice for late night practice, allowing you to play with a backing track and headphones. Though the pitch control's increments could be more fine-grained. Many old recordings are off just enough to be annoying and you can't adjust Jam's pitch to be close enough. The 8-track is easy to use. I've only used one channel so far.
Amazing
by Tony_edge on 2016/04/22 03:53
The tone is unbelievable. Harmonic response. Real live sounding attack and sustain. I'm blown away
Fail
by Rmassey99 on 2016/04/17 13:10
App crashes Audiobus then fails to work at all.
Love it!!!
by HockeyJock99 on 2016/03/24 03:09
Great app! Excellent for home studio.
perfect
by billlybobjoejimbob on 2016/03/01 19:25
this app is amazing. i live in a dorm and can't play through my half stack so i use this. amazing tones. i love the fact that you can download patches that others have made. i will be using this for a while
Save presets are fixed!
by NotAnExpertButClose on 2016/02/25 02:51
Glad this bug was fixed. Now on with the show
Broken
by AudioDivine on 2016/02/19 21:25
used to be a huge fan of this app...until latest update,wich makes it useless because of the terrible stuttering....pls fix!!!
Output Distorts after update
by DZupman on 2016/02/19 01:09
First time I've ever had an issue with this app. After installing last update , output is distorted (MP3 playback and guitar output). I'm running this on iPad2 w/iOS 9.2.1. At first I thought it was the MP3 but all other apps (setlist maker for one) are fine. Not sure what's going on here.
Having a lot of pops and clicks. Update please
by automattika on 2016/02/15 08:01
Running iPhone 6s Plus with iconnect audio 4+ interface. Bias works marvelously, but JAMUp is having major issues on my end. There is no latency buffer setting that I can find, but since I'm using the latest hardware, there shouldn't be an issue anyway. Unacceptable. I just bought the BT-4 pedal specifically for this and now it's not working right.update this app or give us BiasFx on iPhone!
Awesome
by Mckoy3838 on 2016/02/15 05:59
Finally I found this amp way better than amplitube and agile when it comes to presets and sound quality!
Midi Broken!
by musicboss1 on 2016/02/14 08:07
This app unfortunately cannot be used in a live environment, at least in this version. Regardless of what Midi channel you specific within the app, it ignores your selected channel and receives midi on ALL channels. So if you have other midi equipment sending program change info intended for other midi devices, the JamUp presets will end up jumping all all the place responding to other channels program change messages.
Great!!!
by treflip80 on 2016/02/10 21:03
Everything is good guys I record and play live with this it is a good tool for me. I think you guys should update some new tube amps and pedals so hopefully you guys would do that
Can't export to jamup!?!
by Gregauletta on 2016/02/07 13:29
This app made it easy for me to get the tone I wanted but it won't open any of my amps in jamup. When you tap the jamup icon in bias it just directs you to where you can download the app when it's already installed on the phone. Using iPhone 6s. Please fix this problem.
Won't work
by Burrito lover 666 on 2016/02/06 17:21
It has been working great since I bought it, until after the update. Now when I try to play, all I get is this high screeching sound. Please fix this, the only amp I have has horrible tone, which makes it less enjoyable to play.
Latest update crashes when you use Garage Band inter app
by 1neeto on 2016/02/05 21:44
Sad to report that after the last update, it crashes when I try to use it with garage band. This is on my old iPad 2. Used to work fine before the update.
Amazing app
by Fly pic man on 2016/02/03 00:26
I have tried tons of amp sim apps and jam up pro is by far the best. Not only is it easy to use. The amps sound super clear! And the pedals are great there is endless sounds you can make
Longer the 50% off
by Bob123456789101112131415161 on 2016/01/30 03:13
Was going to buy some packs but the sale ended way to early
Great on both iPad and iPhone
by TheRealDutchee on 2016/01/27 07:33
Works wonderful on both my devices. Still a bug with the BIAS AMP custom panel graphics not being displayed properly afer importing, but that will hopefully get sorted out soon too again.
Abandoned.
by ikt on 2016/01/24 08:00
Doesn't work right. Pretty much a dead app.
A guitar practice room in your pocket
by TheRealDutchee on 2016/01/24 06:52
Great for traveling or practicing on the road with a minimal footprint. Decent value and good sound and versatility. Highly recommended for iPhone. Or go a little bigger with an iPad and BIAS FX.
Still can't load iTunes music into app!
by Mister Machine on 2016/01/21 21:24
So you guys updated the app and totally glossed over the fact that we can't load our iTunes music into the Jam feature. What's taking you so long to address this? I'm tempted to go to a competitor' product because you've known about the issue for months and have said nothing about it. Fix it or lose a once faithful customer.
Getting tired of this
by Jf327 on 2016/01/21 00:43
Always had a problem with Positive Grid IAPs not carrying over from Jamup Pro after I spent so much on them. Amplitude used to be like that too but IK has remedied that. This upgrade promised to at least recognize the metal signature pack from Jamup Pro but after weeks of waiting for this update the sync does not work on my iPad pro. Really getting tired of this.
Sync to Bias FX Still Doesn't Work
by ovrdrvn on 2016/01/20 02:45
Hearing we'd get value toward our FX purchase after having spent a handsome sum on IAPs in JUP was exciting. That said, the sync sadly still isn't working.
What the hell happened?
by Sumatra Gold on 2016/01/19 03:32
Loved this software...when it worked and when Positive Grid actually supported it. Since PG has taken to leaving their apps broken and begun ignoring their existing customers, I've decided to not only change my review of their software, but I'm taking my business elsewhere and warning everyone to steer clear of them.
UnBIASed Review
by Sturgeon's Law on 2016/01/14 08:02
I've had JamUp Pro for nearly 2 years. I've played with some other nice amp sims like Tonestack and Flying Haggis, but JamUp is still my go to rig for my iOS recordings. Integration with BIAS Amp and a robust tonecloud service for sharing and discovering other user's rigs means the possibilities are endless. This app puts a big grin on my face whenever I plug in my guitar or bass. Also, the best noise gate I've found on iOS. Catch it on sale, you'll very likely be pleasantly surprised.
Support, please?
by Boborebebus on 2016/01/09 15:49
This is a great app, but Positive Grids support for it is weak. I asked them for a copy of the user manual, and they sent me a broken link to their web page. So I asked again, and no response. A simple request. All they had to do was attach a file to an email. I ended up finding the user manual on a Flying V guitar forum. Thanks guys...
DOESN'T F***ING WORK
by Do I Need a Name? on 2016/01/01 02:23
Terrible app, won't make any noise no matter what I do. F**k you.
Easy to use, and sounds phenomenal live
by RiffMasterRob on 2015/12/20 23:44
JamUp Pro has the best interface by far for an amp sim app. It's really easy to use and it sounds incredible. I jammed with a band and they were blown away with his real it sounds through a P.A. It even has the balls of a real amp. For those with the popping and hissing, just put on airplane mode. I get that every once in a while and airplane mode fixes it completely.
Consider their Bias FX before buying.
by Patrick I on 2015/12/01 14:32
You wouldn't know it from the JamUp product page, but this company actually has a next-gen app that largely supplants JamUp for effects processing. It's call Bias FX. Before you drop a lot of money on JamUp and its in-app purchases, be sure you consider whether Bias FX, which is pretty clearly their path forward, isn't what you actually should buy. I wish I had.
Best app so far for guitarrists
by KikeCampos on 2015/11/23 22:12
Doesnt matter if you are on your computer or your phone, PositiveGrid gives you the best apps modelers ever! I have used every single one out there, and this is astounding. Thank you PG for this.
Jam
by Kkkkkkkkkj on 2015/11/19 21:14
The jam feature closes the app on my phone. This should be fixed.
Loud popping and hissing noises
by Adypma on 2015/10/05 06:17
Setup is irig hd, latest jamup pro release with ipad 3, loud popping and hissing noises which happened starting with ios9 upgrade, hopefully it gets fixed asap before using it for a live small venue direct line in gig
Expensive, not as good as the competition and noisy
by VanityVania on 2015/09/16 02:45
Despite utilizing either the Alesis IO Dock2 or the Behringer iStudio with a well built ESP guitar, active pickups and rather expensive cables...the sound quality is always meh. In fact, dare I say has much more feedback and noise processing through it than either Amplitube or Ampkit using the first IKmedia iRig(which was feedback hell$ and the metal expansion packs all sound incredibly muddy no matter how i adjust the "knobs" and effects chain....and i am by no means a novice in this field. The IAPs are rather expensive, which seems to be a norm with a lot of these guitar apps. However the quality and overall amount of effects makes it a tad more pricey than amplitube. Sure it will not cost the price of a new tube amp, a multi processor amp simulator by Boss but for the quality of the peddles, they are no where near as tonality superior as Ampkit. Sadly though, Ampkit does not support dock interfaces. After dropping some money on this app hoping it would get better after i bought most of the different amps....still sounds bad. Wish i could be refunded on this.
This is my thing
by Nicolas Luis on 2015/08/23 22:11
Contains all the essentials for any type of tone you could possibly want.
Absolutely awful
by Ergaflorp on 2015/08/03 02:28
Huge waste of money. The amp sounds are mediocre at best and downright vomit inducing 90% of the time. Not to mention lack of diversity between amp model's overall sounds. $10 gets you basic tones which you can expand upon with in app purchases that do very little at relatively high prices. Save your money. The sounds are on par with something Danelectro would produce and thats pretty terrible. Wish I could get a refund on this musical ponzi scheme
Very awesome app for your guitar
by Ghost Dub on 2015/07/28 14:38
I use it with my electric guitar and I love the things on it it is just that great.😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂💯💯💯💯
The best sound you can get for Guitar
by Rocking112 on 2015/07/15 16:43
Finally had the chance to use Bias FX and Jamup Pro on our rehearsal and I couldn't believe how great it sounded. I just plug my iPad to my Fender Ramparte that only has volume and all tube and in no time I was playing my guitar while everyone was still setting their equipment! Beautiful sound and so much options that is unbelievable but real! Love it!
Annoying feedback
by Shnarglefuga764819 on 2015/06/21 00:59
I loved this app but i cant get the loud high pitched feedback to go away i switched cables guitars and it happens even before i play a note when its not plugged in i wish i could fix it because this is a great app otherwise
I love this program but...
by Tmcliff on 2015/06/17 18:28
A bug was introduced in the recent build at least on an iPhone 5s. When jamming with an MP3/song file, the start of the song delays, and the displayed elapsed and remaining times show garbage values. Also, a longstanding issue - I like to use A/B looping but the loop button is too small.
Great App
by Recreational Guitarist on 2015/06/12 23:53
Buy it.
Griffin StompBox not working with update
by dobrorey on 2015/06/07 17:54
I use this app extensively and absolutely love it. However, the latest update doesn't seem to recognize the Griffin StompBox any more. Bummer as I have my live banks programmed to incorporate the StompBox. :(
Change of Heart. PG is now part of my rig and always will be!
by EGM6648 on 2015/05/30 09:01
PG is amazing. Get JamUp Pro, Bias Amp, all the Bias Amp Packs and Bias FX. Don't buy JamUp free(red) in app upgrades. Try JamUp free red and if you like it remove it and get JamUp Pro, Bias Amp, All the Amp packs, all the effects you like and if you record and or plan to make PG part of your live rig then get Bias FX also. Bias FX Factory sounds are awful so go strait to Tone Cloud. My personal fave is Queensryche but SRV and Jimmy Hendrix are great to. I have made PG part of my live rig and liquidated my Line 6 junk because Positive Grid smokes them! I am using a Griffin Dock but might try Behringers also. Use a dock. iPad is a powerful tool when you use Bias.
uhau!!
by Carlos Chaves on 2015/05/28 03:03
Murphy's Law. After had spent hundreds of dollars buying so many different Apps, JamUp Pro was my last try and the only one that really worths the price. Finally I have found what I was looking for a Guitar Sound Processor.
Amazing!!!!!
by jonul on 2015/05/25 13:37
Perfect tone for Pa system! Thank's Positive Grid.
Preset Syncing Does Not Work
by arykg on 2015/04/23 19:17
The effects are great and support is responsive, but backing up and restoring presents and preset banks is broken for me and other users. One user reported this issue 6+ months ago. For a paid application, I would expect a basic feature like this to get fixed quicker. I’m looking forward to adjusting my review when this gets fixed.
JamUp Pro
by Goxena on 2015/03/28 21:37
Crap
IAP Sale?
by AprilRoxStudios on 2015/03/28 12:58
I like the app, but there's suppose to be a half off sale on the In-App-Purchases and it appears they are regular price.
Amazing
by Imtravb on 2015/03/27 04:52
Use this plus bias with an itrack dock. The models sound amazing, especially the fender and mesa imo. It's very intuitive, and for 4.99 you get a lot of amps and pedals. It really does sound great.
Best Guitar App I've Seen
by n2hisname on 2015/03/25 18:47
I've been playing for about 25years and have allot of software based and guitar apps. This is is the best sounding and easiest to use. Once I saw the web based commercial on the Internet, I had to get it. I got most of the value pack. The Metal and Rock packs are killer. Just plain and simple its incredibly sounding! Highly Recommend it.
Perfect Setup
by Endless Nameless on 2017/09/17 05:39
This app is an all-in-one app, that surprised me a LOT! I'm using an iRig HD and this, and a homemade BT pedal, for switching pedals or presets. This is pretty much all you'll ever need, playing guitar in a fast and portable fashion. Every single effect is perfect, and the option to place them in any order, gives you the ability to create any tone you can think of. You do get what you pay for, on this app. If you're only using the free stuff, then you're gonna be limited as to how good it can sound. Trust me, buying the in-app upgrades will be money well spent. You're going to need an interface, of course, and a Bluetooth foot-switch controller, to be able to change setups while playing. This JamUp app works with airturn or MIDI control pedals. You could even rig a keyboard, with foot-switches, and use switch control, in iOS settings. Enjoy, --brad
Tried all the other guitar processing apps and this is the one
by ToneHugZnHarmony on 2019/04/09 21:22
I have been using iOS based apps and all kinds of interfaces, this one is the best bc of the master-master plume that makes it a breeze to tweak for clipping and presence. I currently use the xsonic xtone pedal and it sounds great, better and faster than any irig or apogee interface. Jam up pro is easy to use and is a great virtual showroom that offers accurate models of amps and fx that u can base your real gear purchases on.
Just not it...
by marineshred on 2018/07/28 03:30
I’m really disappointed in this app, bias amp 2, and bias fx. Even though the apps are made to be used together, the purchases don’t transfer over. Just when you think you got what you need, you have to buy it all over again. Also the three programs each have a specifically coordinated weakness, so you pretty much have to buy all three. This is very smart marketing, but a dirty way to nickel and dime the customers. The channel switching is super slow and loud. I wouldn’t use it in the dingiest club. Don’t get me wrong, the flexibility is awesome. You have 3 millions ways to make a 5150 sound like crap and one or two to make it sound good. We pretty much all knew that. I was looking to lighten my load with this technology, but I’m right back to big amps-And I am totally happy with it. I wish I never blew money on this setup.
Use it as a looper pedal
by msarthur on 2018/07/24 22:36
I use this with an old griffin storm box (works with 30 pin to lightning adaptor and you can get them really cheap these days). Excellent support for the stompbox. I paste in drum loops from other apps into the sampler so I have a beat box that I can start and stop with a pedal. Effects are very comparable to other apps I have tried. I am using this on an iPad mini2 with no issues so far.
A world of tones
by TrishThrash on 2019/05/27 13:42
I love the Positive Grid software and would give it 5 stars but I find some of it works from app to app and some doesn’t. Strangely I can sync Bias FX and Jam Up but my JamUp Pro (which I bought to access the pedal boards) doesn’t show any of the expansion packs I bought. Also oddly Bias Amp 2 is different for iPod than for iPhone because again my purchases aren’t loading even after restore/troubleshooting. So if you like JamUp buy the Pro before you purchase extras.
Needs way more presets
by enos_u_dipstick on 2018/09/02 18:03
Out of the box this comes with just a few presets, most of which just aren't very good or useful. If you really enjoy endless tinkering and tweaking of pedals, amps, and chain then you'd probably like this app. I'd much rather have a really robust set of presets to choose from, created by pros who know what they're doing. I feel lost trying to this with this app. There's a reason why users of guitar amp sim software are flocking to Tonebridge - it's because they just want to choose a sound and go.
Great app - Great support from app maker
by t-veggie on 2018/06/08 12:48
I use JamPro mainly to practice. It’s great to be able to sit on my couch with headphones and be able to play along with songs. I also love to play with all of the amps and pedals. I love having $10K of equipment in my phone. Positive Grid support is great! I had an issue with the app where I couldn’t see songs in the “Jam” section of the app because I accidentally denied the app access to iTunes when I first installed, and Positive Grid was very responsive and helpful in helping me figure out what I did wrong. The fix was simply to reinstall the app. I use the app with my bass guitars and a iRig2. I even have a preset that matches my real pedal board.
SO SICK OF LOSING RECORDINGS
by GRUNGESTRAT on 2018/01/23 23:53
I have been using this app for years and I love it. But this is the only recorder I have, and I’m sick of making AWESOME songs and losing them!!!!!!! The recorder just erases stuff even after you’ve saved it! HELP!!!
Crashes all the time!
by Projection Arts on 2017/11/22 21:40
This used to be my go-to app for quickly laying down some loops in the Sampler section. Recently something happened (iOS update?) and now whenever I try to load a saved song the app crashes. When I reopen it there is a default value of 144 measures in the Sampler. Attempting to load a song causes it to crash again. I can sometimes access my list of saved songs by hitting Save first, and then Load, but it keeps crashing. I loved this app! Please fix it.
Support
by Joempkdjsldjdhdhsi on 2018/06/16 14:30
Love this app. The controls for the the effects are a nightmare and get my heart rate up just trying to turn a volume knob on my iphone x and my ipad pro. Before finishing this I checked one more time in the support section to see if I missed something, there needs to be a clear complaint or issue department sorry if I'm too dumb to understand your help section.
You screwed me over
by Klightx15 on 2018/10/03 00:37
You guys did me so dirty. I purchased the full app a long time ago and was able to record using the full 8 track mixer. I had audio files recorded and saved. I launch the app today for the first time in a while to reminisce on some old material to tell me I have to purchase the expansion pack. I tried restoring purchases and nothing. I tried loading my old recordings and they were all gone. You lost my trust. Stay away from this bogus app. Greedy company. I will never purchase another product from you.
Makes nice sounds, but 8 track completely worthless
by fggffds on 2019/08/31 21:12
Very frustrated with this app. DON’T BUY THE $5 8-track “upgrade,” it only allows you to record more tracks. There is no way to do any post-recording mixing, or anything like that. If you want to record something and then use that recording in “JAM” that is not possible. Want to speed your track up? Impossible. Highly frustrating, and borderline infuriating how little functionality it has.
Recent update causes crashing...
by K.P.G. on 2018/03/30 20:13
I have really enjoyed this app. I have an electric fiddle and can create some awesome sounds with this app. But, the most recent update keeps crashing? Not good, especially if I’m performing. Is there a fix coming for this? Would have given it 5 stars, but for this problem.
John
by Edits pix on 2018/09/13 08:09
I was using your app for about 6mnths with my bass guitar, then it started distorting. I got a new phone, and the app still is not working properly for bass guitar. I’ve checked all levels on sound board I’m running it through, checking all levels on the app to make sure I’m not clipping, and it’s still playing distorted. Hoping the issue gets resolved soon. I was really enjoying the app until it stopped working right for me
Very good app,but you need studio speakers for anything to sound good.
by Mad Zakk on 2017/10/10 01:21
Definitely also get the bias app as well because you can build your own amp. What more can I say?
Cool easy App for guitar
by jlb54607 on 2019/05/10 15:08
This is a cool app for guitar to get almost any sound you can think up real quickly.
No more updates?
by SabzingeuR on 2019/03/21 13:31
Extremely good app but it’s been a while since the last improvement, hence 4 stars. (I have AmpliTube too, this is much better).
Eh
by Stratamatic on 2019/02/12 21:29
Decent app, my biggest issue is I only have an ipad pro, and there is NO WAY for me to import any music into it. For the love of god please make it so we can at LEAST import songs with dropbox! The whole point of this app is to be able to import a song and jam to it!
Low latency
by Hamachi chop chop on 2018/07/26 10:31
Nice app , great sounds with low latency. I like how it integrates into Auria recording sessions.
Customer service is non existent
by Dereklderek on 2018/03/02 23:00
I have an outstanding support request ticket that is going on two weeks with no help. If a solution to your problem is not on the faq list, you are on your own....disappointed.
Useless
by zsetyutgu on 2018/06/28 23:40
I was led to believe this app would play music that I could jam with. There is no music in it. It has two pull existing music off of the iPad or iTunes. This is useless. I could play along with my own music 20 years ago on a boom box. I want a refund.
Upgraded to Pro and lost my expansion
by K_to_the_Bee on 2018/06/07 08:04
I had a metal expansion on the regular JamUp. I recently upgraded to Pro and can no longer use them. The “Restore Purchases” button does nothing. Please help.
NO LONGER WORKS
by Mrbrentbt on 2018/05/28 20:04
It was fine for a few months, and now it just keeps crashing. The backing tracks you load will not play anymore. Fire your developers, they screwed it up
Still no support for modern iPhones?!
by mavisxp on 2019/02/23 08:25
Unbelievable. Eighteen months since the iPhone X launched, and these clowns STILL haven't updated this app - which wasn't exactly cheap - to support it. I for one can't STAND lazy, incompetent developers. Just sayin. This company is literally the WORST. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
Very sweet sounds...
by Gitarzz on 2018/03/21 21:42
I wrote a review for this long ago when it was the only app Positive Grid had out. Since it is still available on the App Store I thought I should re-write it considering how much iOS music has evolved. Of course, if you know about this app you probably know about BiasAmp or BiasFX. There are a lot of people who will say BiasAmp is the best on iOS. I think that would be subjective but for many, that’s the fact. My personal opinion is that JamUp Pro is better for one reason. In my opinion, more choice is not better sound. Sure, you can customize amplifiers and that kind of thing in BiasAmp, and if that’s what you really want, your new amps still work with JamUp Pro. I would spend hours tweaking an amplifier in BiasAmp trying to come up with my “signature” tone only to open it up a week later to find I hated it. The beauty of JamUp Pro Is it’s just like a guitar amp. Plug-in and play. All the great amps have already been made and these ones all sound great without getting inside and changing the tubes or adjusting things like transformers and tone stacks. In my original review I kind of bashed on it for being mono. There were no stereo effects. There’s still not any stereo effects. But the way iOS has evolved for musicians you can add stereo effects to your signal chain before the recorder. Just run it through Audiobus or AUM as an input, add effects then send the signal into a recording app. This has the effect of recording a single mic’d amplifier with classic effects pedals then adding studio effects during mixing. I don’t know if it’s possible but I would really like to see this app become AUv3 compatible. This would make it possible for me to send a single guitar signal to two or more different amplifiers and record them all at the same time. I think I’m just dreaming though. So, closing, I STILL highly recommend this app. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Can’t get it work on iOS 11
by Yuri-K on 2018/02/21 20:39
I liked the app, but after iOS update it doesn’t recognize my audio interface (apogee jam)
Great sound, but...
by MaddHoover on 2012/07/05 17:43
As an amp/effect simulator, there's not much bad that can be said about this app. Everything sounds very good. I wish that prices were lower, but the free market obviously rules there. People,myself included, are willing to pay it and it took a lot of work to make it to that point, so it's hard to fault them. That having been said, this app really only falls short in the same area that every other app of this kind falls short, with the exception of GarageBand: Lack of a good, integrated multitrack system. I know that it can be argued that this is beyond the scope of the app and there are a ton of usage scenarios where it's irrelevant anyways. But the truth is that, even though the sounds in this app far outstrip those in GarageBand, I still end up having to open up GB and do my best to make approximations any time I want to do a quick demo. Yeah, it can be done here to some extent, yeah there are other apps to users multitrack, I know, I know, I know. But in an ecosystem with good competition from other capable apps, it's only a matter of time before one of them adds this function and definitively rises to the top. I hope it's JamUp because, otherwise, I'll be in the same situation I am now. Using one app to record sound ideas and another app to expand those ideas into demos.
Still the best...
by Jfentum on 2012/08/11 19:25
I've been using JamUp for quite a while now. I originally started with Amplitube. I had already resigned myself to putting up with the occasional pops and clicks (even when using an iRig) using Amplitube for the iPhone. When I got an iPad I was shocked to see that the developers of Amplitube wanted to gouge me for another 20 bucks just to use it on the iPad! That's when I discovered JamUp, and I'm glad I did. Not only is it less expensive than the other program, but you can load the full version on both devices without paying extra. And, as far as sound and user interface, it beats the pants off of its competitors. I also noticed there are a few comments that complain about the cost of the add-ons. I hope they realize that ALL of the amp modeling amps use the same approach, and that it takes time and considerable effort for the developers to create the new amp models and pedal effects. Gotta pay to play. I also hope they realize how much it would be if they had to go out and buy the same setups in actual hardware. Also, since I started using it, JamUp has come out with a number of feature upgrades that do not cost a dime extra. BTW, I do not work, or know anyone who works for the developers. Not a tool, just a satisfied customer.
Pretty awesome
by Sarge442 on 2012/12/31 17:48
As a bass player I never invested too heavily in pedals, but this offers an opportunity to add some pretty killer tones and effects for a reasonable price. I purchased the griffin stomp box and have successfully played live several times with that setup going into my 4x10 cabinet. It was a little tricky to set up (you need a 1/8 in to 1/4 inch dual stereo out cable to prevent impedance issues between the guitarconnect cable/iRig and the amp) but once I figured it out I am so happy I made this investment. Although the griffin interface could use some work (more switches to switch presets/models, tactile stomp switches that click) I feel like I have a several hundred dollar custom pedal board for around 50 bucks! It's great you can attach and use a volume/expression pedal. Only other recommendation I could make is that the developers set it up in a way that you can have multiple effects of the same class in the same preset. For example as it is you can only have one 'modulation' class pedal in a preset at a time, so you cant have two modulation pedals, i.e. phaser and chorus, available at the same time. This isn't a huge deal, because with a better interface you could get probably get around this easier when playing live, definitely still a 5/5.
Excellent tone, bass amps AND AudioBus
by Anorton on 2014/04/25 15:09
Just thought I'd update my review to the latest version. This app is still killer and even better than before with Bias-Amps integration; amazing. I bought JamUp when it first came out and rated it 4 stars then. With the bass expansion pack, the ever expanding amp and pedal choices, and now AudioBus, there's no reason for the iOS musician to use any other guitar app. Now I can punch in on that guitar track in MultiTrack DAW instead of having to do the whole thing over. Seriously, the AudioBus experience with JamUp and MultiTrack DAW is flawless so far. I should add that I'm using an iPad 2 and an iPhone 4S and only tracking one instrument at a time. It's a great solution for the home solo recordist working on iOS. To my ear, it's the best sounding guitar app out there. There is a depth and clarity to the tone that the others aren't able to match. The tone of my guitars doesn't get lost in the digital overdrive, if you know what I mean. What are you waiting for? Just get it already. So, they just added an 8-track recorder, so this 5 star review is even better than the last. Killer app.
Thrilled with Jamup Pro, best of the breed
by Cdouglas97 on 2012/02/05 02:58
Jamup was the first amp modeler for the iPhone that I tried quite honestly because their adapter was the cheapest. As soon as I tried it I was blown away by how good it sounded. I immediately bought the pro version and never regretted it one bit. I got two addon packs when they came out as well. I even sold my Marshall jubilee combo amp and replaced it with Jamup. I have been playing off and on again for 25 years and this app made it fun to play again. So many of the amps and effects are killer. Even the amps I don't like sound just like the real amps I don't like for the same reasons! I then went and tried the other amp apps and there is no competition, I couldn't stand how any of them sounded. I didn't try ampkit because of the unique adapter and it only came with peavy amps which I hate. I didn't even know there were feedback problems with the others since Jamup has never had anything of the sort. Support has been very responsive to questions. I cannot recommend this app enough.
Flawless with bias (well almost)
by Pangoat on 2016/08/27 18:30
Works really well and sounds warm and convincing. However looses points for tech support always giving the same answers and being impersonal. Also the pitch shifter pedals are terrible. Can't even play chords. Whats the point then? I can play a single note higher without any hassle. Think they use note tracking instead of frequency shifting. They glitch and sound like crap but other than that everything is flawless. Also the latency could be better, I got an iPhone 6s. Wish these guys would catch up to (yonac)tonestack. Tonestack still smokes everyone else for clarity and almost zero latency, they have a 64 buffer option as well as processing quality. Come on positive grid you can do better. Stop resting on your laurels Honestly just get tonestack. Its the best one. I've tried them all and jamuo/bias is 2nd best out there but Tonestack is #1 the most versatile for experienced users. Just buy tonestack first. I will say bias/jamup get points for warmth tho. Very very warm sounding which is a plus. Give us better pitch shift algorithms and 64 buffer latency and its a 5 star easy.
Awesome and terrible
by cbs0020 on 2014/02/27 04:26
Amp and effect sounds are great. Update before last ruined the BIAS integration, but they've sorted that out. I had auto update on and that screwed me so DO NOT USE AUTOUPDATE if you plan to use this for anything more than bedroom jamming. If you want it to work when you need to work, make sure the update has favorable reviews and no bugs before downloading. They immediately knew the issues after posting that particular update and had a new version ready to go, but Apple doesn't work that fast so I was dead in the water for a few days. The 8 track recorder half works, app just crashes when you try to export anything you've done and I've had several songs just disappear on me. Infuriating to say the least. I wish I could buy stock in Positive Grid because they've really got something special. I'm using the Line 6 sonic port running output to a PA with great results. I have played most of the offerings and own a few of them. I'm floored by not only how it sounds, but the feel of the amps is incredible. Works with both solid and hollow body guitars.
Not as advertised if u want to use this with guitar amp
by Kal Watson on 2013/05/22 12:56
My initial rating was two stars....Lots of good features with this app, but there is no way to currently use this as an effects unit with your guitar amp because there is no way to turn off the on board mic of the iPad and all u get is feedback regardless of how u configure the pedals ( even without using amp mods).... I would think this can be remedied by a simple update since garage band proves this can be done. I purchased the griffin technologies 4 channel foot pedal controller with the hopes I could use this with my amp, hopefully it will come soon! Otherwise, the tones, effects, graphics and user friendly layout makes this a great app for use in direct line recording or practicing with headphones... The ONLY other suggestion I can think of would be to find a way for keeping songs downloaded for practice from being affected by gain and distortion settings of the guitar effects. Update: finally the app updated so it can be used in my effects loop of my live rig...sounds great!
This is the one to get!
by VanDuke on 2011/10/22 17:39
Patiently awaited the pro version of this app and it didn't disappoint. I tried the lite versions of the other apps like amp kit and amplitube but wasn't feeling the vibe enough to go with the full versions. Also since I own an irig the feedback on ampkit made it unusable. Happy to say jamup pro is completely compatible with irig with no feedback on the full gain amps. The interface is super easy with a drag and drop intuitive way of adding pedals and amps, as well as changing the order. Plenty of effects that pay tribute to the originals. The dubbing is simple and quick...lay a rhythm track and Dub a lead for a no nonsense indication of a work in progress. There is a question I have on whenever I quit the app there is a red line that says recording in progress even though I quit the recording. So please fix that. Otherwise great start at 1.0. Please keep the updates coming, I don't have a wish list yet but I'm sure other reviewers will add some feedback. Good luck! Robonater
Awesome for jamming
by Killstrong on 2013/05/05 15:29
The best sounding amp modeling app in the iOS store. I really get a lot of use out of it this app, I haven't had any issues with the knobs though I'm using it on an ipad so I can imagine it could be frustrating on an iPhone. FOR 10 dollars its a very sweet deal. especially if you need a great jam app, you can't go wrong. you are getting the whole package with a loop station with the ability to create your own multi layered riffs. A jam station that lets you play along to any song and slow it down and keep the pitch correct to enable you to learn how to play it by ear. The amp modeling is some of the best available on iOS. It's a 5 star app with a great user community that lets all of us share the presets of the amps and pedals that we find sound the best. Of course u can further tweak anybody's preset that you download. In conclusion this is a great app that does a lot and really delivers allowing you to play guitar as Metal or Clean as you want anywhere you can take your guitar. \m/
Awesome app
by 157audio on 2012/11/21 13:54
I love this app, I just bought it on sale. I already was using the free version and had purchased the bass amps in app. Be aware that in app purchases on the free version do not transfer to the pro version, the App Store considers them 2 separate programs(not positive grid's fault, it's just how the App Store works), so if you have models you have purchased on the free one and want the essentials pack, which is the same as jam up pro xt, then do it through the iap in the free version, otherwise your purchases will be in separate apps. The developer was very responsive to my email and took care of me to remedy this, which was awesome for him to do, but following what I stated above will avoid that situation. So how does it sound? Great. I use this with the griffin connect cable to practice bass and learn songs at gigs, as well as to warm up. The jam player is great for this. You won't be sorry for purchasing this app, it is very good and has great support and development.
Fantastic sounds and great UI
by Jim Amsden on 2012/01/28 22:36
I've tried them all. JamUp Pro is the closest to the real thing I've heard yet. They also did a great job picking a set of really wonderful amps and effects. Odd that we're using this modern digital technology to simulate tube amps built many years ago. AmpKit+ has a lot of great sounds too, and different speaker combinations. AmpliTube is great too - but doesn't work with Apogee Jam. That resulted in it being deleted from my devices as the Jam is super quiet. no feedback, doesn't get in the way of the headphone jack, and doesn't have the 200Hz high-pass filter. JamUp has the most realistic sounds though, and a wide range of flexibility. If you want tone, Jam with JamUp is the best choice. The UI is also very easy to use. This is important when you're trying to use your phone in live situations - something I done quite a few times. Would love to see an OS X version of this app with AU and/or VST plugin support.
Not happy
by 131977 on 2017/06/13 01:05
It's ok if you just want to jam but none of the other stuff works well at all. Like your supposed to be able to jam with stuff in you iPhones library and I can't get a single one to work or load. I keep getting a protected message so that feature is a bust. And you can't import songs from Dropbox either. Like for example I'm in a band and we put current things in Dropbox and I went on a trip and wanted to work on leads to the songs i couldn't load them in at all in the jam section or the recorder section making it useless. So the only thing I've been able to do is jam freely which is good for warming up at a gig but the whole purpose of going this route was to stream my travel setup down so I wouldn't have to lug a laptop or interface and use it all thru my iPhone or iPad but none of the creatures let you do anything so I can't see spending anymore money on it unless those things are fixed. But it does sound really good, and if all the features worked like they were supposed to then it would be knocking it out of the park.
Expensive, not as good as the competition and noisy
by VanityVania on 2015/09/16 02:45
Despite utilizing either the Alesis IO Dock2 or the Behringer iStudio with a well built ESP guitar, active pickups and rather expensive cables...the sound quality is always meh. In fact, dare I say has much more feedback and noise processing through it than either Amplitube or Ampkit using the first IKmedia iRig(which was feedback hell$ and the metal expansion packs all sound incredibly muddy no matter how i adjust the "knobs" and effects chain....and i am by no means a novice in this field. The IAPs are rather expensive, which seems to be a norm with a lot of these guitar apps. However the quality and overall amount of effects makes it a tad more pricey than amplitube. Sure it will not cost the price of a new tube amp, a multi processor amp simulator by Boss but for the quality of the peddles, they are no where near as tonality superior as Ampkit. Sadly though, Ampkit does not support dock interfaces. After dropping some money on this app hoping it would get better after i bought most of the different amps....still sounds bad. Wish i could be refunded on this.
Best sounding and feeling amp modeler - hands down!
by Tube-Amped on 2012/09/30 02:42
I own/have AmpKit+, AmpliTube/Fender/Slash, Mobile POD, & PocketAmp. Until I got JamUp Pro XT, Peavey's AmpKit+ was my favorite guitar amp modeler, but that changed when I got JamUp Pro XT. To me, this app just sounds and feels so much more natural and warmer. The addition of the looper/Sampler was just icing on the cake. The other really cool thing that I am digging about this app is the built in Share feature that allows you to open up patches that other users (some of them professional guitarists) right inside of the app. The benefit of this is that you can actually hear what the patches sound like before you download or store them into one of the 48 User Preset slots. I am using a Line 6 Mobile In and it sounds the best - I also have the Peavey AmpKit Link and the iRig. I also bought all of the extra bundles - except for the bass one. Check this app out!!! You won't regret it!
The Only Multi FX Processor & Amp Sim You Need
by Nagasaki Policeman on 2013/06/19 18:45
Everybody likes to save time and money, right? Well do yourself a favor and don't waste your time or money on any of the other guitar and amp fx apps in the store. Just go ahead and buy JamUp Pro. Then go buy all of the in app purchases because they are actually worth it. I rarely ever buy IAP, but I have bought every available one for JUP, even the bass heads, cabs, and fx, and I don't even play bass. But I do play synths like Animoog and iMini, which sound wonderful played through a Gallien-Krueger amp in the AudioBus effects slot, then out through my JBL Eon 400 watt loudspeaker. Even my acoustic guitar sounds great through some of the bass amps. So for approx $50 I've got everything I need to shape my tone for my different needs, moods, and instruments. Great job PositiveGrid! You guys rock, keep it up!! DanDecker - restore your updates from the inside store.
Pro XT Will Erase Presets
by bluesdelux on 2012/08/11 22:22
I upgraded to JamUp Pro XT and it erased my factory presets that I had edited in the previous version. I have emailed support 3 times and no answer from them and it's been about 4 weeks. I gave this app a good review a few months ago. It's a great app, but I'm posting this review as a warning for those who are thinking of upgrading to Pro XT. You might want to write down your preset settings before doing so. I'm losing my patients with their support because there is no warning about it nor have they replied to my emails. Also in Pro XT, saving your presets in their new banks is different as well and there are no instructions on how to do this. I had to figure it out and lost a few presets which I had to go back and re-edit from memory. To save, hold down on the preset button until save window appears. In the previous version you slide up with your finger on the button. Some new instruction would have been helpful Postive Grid. Thanks!
Theres a reason this always gets 4/5 stars
by Mardi Morillo on 2012/08/28 08:44
I've tried the woeful ishred, the better sounding Amplitube, and the pedestrian amps in GarageBand. Though I still use GarageBand for its full feature set, NO ONE should ever use another app to model amps on iOS. In fact the other companies should give up and pay positivegrid licensing fees to use their amp modeling software :) It is beautiful. Clean, distorted, driven, delayed, whatever... It's your best option on iOS. And the company is committed to updating and adding more value for users. This is the KILLER app for any guitarist whether they are a hobbyist or a pro musician. On one practical note, using iRig, I was getting a lot of noise from the other amp software even with NG on. With Jamup, the noise pretty much disappeared. Even without NG, jamup sounds less noisy than other apps. Not sure if that helps anyone else but just an FYI
Jam Up Pro Rocks
by troubadourdan on 2015/03/02 07:08
I have Amplitube with all the options, as well as Ampkit+ and GarageBand, and while each has its pluses and minuses - more often than not I reach for Jam Up Pro. I'm a gear junkie in the real world, and I'm quite fond of the amp and effect models in Jam Up - the sound quality is excellent. The app may not have all the bells and whistles that a fully loaded Amplitube has, but its rock solid and far less finicky than the latter. Support is just as important as features in my book, and the single incident where I needed non-technical support left me scratching my head (surprised). I've purchased a considerable amount of software over the years, and I've NEVER had a vendor bend over backward to provide a solution the way Positive Grid did. Buy this app and as many expansion packs as you can - you won't regret it!
Load Song, Loop Song, Rate App. malfunction
by 275Ranger82Dborne1SFG on 2014/11/13 20:11
Using an up-to-date iPhone 5S, through a JamUp plug, my JamUp Pro XT has been a problem and does not function as it should, as advertised. With the iPhone set to show only music on the iPhone and the automatic update button activated, the Load Song function is worthless. First, the little window opens, asking if I want to rate the app. None of the rating options work, but the window goes away when I tap it. When I tap the Load Song button, my music, that is definitely on the iPhone, is displayed. When I tap a song to play, about 80% of the songs display a "The song is in the cloud or still downloading. Please try again later" message. With no Load Song option, there is no Loop Song option. I have reloaded the App., had email conversations with the company, have been told for three weeks that this is a problem and that an update is on it's way, but no fix yet. JamUp Pro XT is not functioning as advertised.
Awesome App & Great for Recording & Live Shows
by TrinityRow on 2013/02/25 00:22
The effects and amp modeling are outstanding on this app. Positive Grid has really risen to the challenge because it's not just the effects but the ultra-low latency when switching from preset to preset or when engaging/disengaging pedals. No sound delay at all. To do this with traditional multi-effects stomp pedal units you are talking big bucks (and they are still not as intuitive or flexible as JamUp Pro). JamUp let's you dynamically move your effect pedals Pre and Post the amp you've chosen for the sound you want to create. The amps and pedals themselves are incredibly inexpensive--and they sound great. For years I played through a 120 Watt JC-120 Amp. Positive Grid nailed it! Marshall, Fender amps and much, much more. The sound is authentic. The problem with these apps has always been that there's no way to take your sound live. That's when I picked up the Griffin Stompbox--which is really what has made this whole investment worth while. I've played for years and have always looked for opportunities to expand my capabilities while down-sizing the amount of gear I need to tote around--Positive Grid has done that for me for both guitar and bass. Get this app, the Stompbox by Griffin and you will be HAPPY.
Jamup the volume and it's a pure win!
by Myfatdiary on 2012/01/10 21:55
I have amplitude and GarageBand and both give me issues with feedback that makes it unbearable to play through. I used my rocksmith cable with the camera adapter for this app and it worked so no need to buy yet another adapter although I may give apogee a try or spring for a iodoc. This app was easy to use, easy to set up your rig, amp models and effects were as true as you could ask for, my only gripe is the low volume and the price tag. I say that because with amplitude you can record up to 8 tracks for roughly the same cost as jamup. Haven't tried the jam along feature or hooking into any stereo yet, but that's coming for sure. In any case, this is way better than GarageBand, and a leg up from amplitude in terms of sound and ease of use. Its great for what its meant to do which is to jam at home or at small gigs. Worth the buy IMO.
The Only usable tones on iOS
by Naytmayer on 2013/01/21 14:12
Positive Grid have outdone themselves with the development of this app. I originally intended to purchase Amplitube, but after weighing the reviews between the two apps, JamUp was the hands down winner. I've played with free versions of Amplitube and I own Garage Band; both are fine for practice. JamUp stands apart in that I'm confident in using these tones in a live environment. The company is also very good at engaging their users. They are quick to answer questions, help troubleshoot, and respond to user suggestions on their Facebook page. Buy this app, and don't forget about the expansion packs. The latest updates makes improvements for using JamUp in a live situation. Midi cc allows for toggling individual stomp boxes within a preset as well as tap temp (which also now syncs delays), and wah control.
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JamUp Pro
Description
JamUp is the #1 multi-effects processor for guitar and bass. Available for iPad and iPhone, JamUp gives you instant access to a ToneCloud® sharing community with over 10,000 presets from artists, user, and our own Positive Grid team. It’s designed to work seamlessly with bias Amp to create your ultimate guitar amp. With more than 3 million users worldwide, JamUp has been featured in Macworld, Premier guitar, guitar World, guitar Player, and more. The original JamUp comes equipped with one amp and six effects. JamUp Pro gives you the power of six amps and 16 premium rack and stomp-box effects, including distortion, compression, tape delay, tremolo, and spring reverb. Both JamUp and JamUp Pro include jam player, phase sampler, tone sharing, preset manager, optional 8-track recorder, live view, tuner, and metronome. With its easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface, JamUp enables you to arrange a studio-quality collection of amps and effects models into your own custom signal chain. Get the optional expansion packs for access to a mind-boggling 52 amp channels and 50 classic effects. Each amp model has been developed using Positive Grid’s MESH multi-stage modeling technology, and has been meticulously measured and analyzed against actual hardware. With its dead-on accuracy and tube-like touch and feel JamUp delivers dramatically improved sonic performance over other digital amp modelers. Import songs from your iTunes library to jam along with using the Jam Player module. Adjust the tempo and pitch with the high-fidelity time-stretching engine. Easily record and layer looped parts with the sound-on-sound phrase sampler. With the built-in tuner and metronome, and optional 8-track recorder, JamUp delivers a complete, professional processing and recording solution. Join our worldwide community with JamUp’s ToneCloud® connectivity. Create, share, and download custom presets right inside JamUp. Check out presets from top artists, staff picks, or user-created tones from all over the world. JamUp now seamlessly integrates with Positive Grid’s bias Amp app, instantly expanding JamUp into a powerful and completely unified professional guitar system for live performance, recording, and jamming. Features: ● Real-time guitar/bass amp and multi-effects processor ● Seamless integration with bias Amp ● Simultaneously run seven amp and effects models ● Drag-and-drop signal path for easy tone creation ● Six amps and 16 premium effects ● Additional 48 amp channels and 40 effect models (via in-app purchase expansion packs) ● Complete 8-track recorder system (via in-app purchase) ● phrase sampler with undo feature, start module selection, and synchronized metronome ● Access to your iTunes library with time stretching (pitch/speed) engine via Jam Player module ● Tone sharing, allowing you to download over 10,000 artist and user presets or share your own ● 128 slot preset manager ● Live view control page ● Built-in tuner/metronome ● MIDI learning and assignment ● Audio copy/paste ● Audiobus support in 3 slots ● And much more! For iPhone 7 users: You will need a Lightning interface with an output to use this Positive Grid app. For more information, please visit: https://help.positivegrid.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003558023-How-to-set-up-with-my-iPhone-iPad- For more information, please visit: www.positivegrid.com Twitter: @PositiveGrid facebook.com/positivegrid
Makes nice sounds, but 8 track completely worthless
by fggffds on 2019/08/31 21:12
Very frustrated with this app. DON’T BUY THE $5 8-track “upgrade,” it only allows you to record more tracks. There is no way to do any post-recording mixing, or anything like that. If you want to record something and then use that recording in “JAM” that is not possible. Want to speed your track up? Impossible. Highly frustrating, and borderline infuriating how little functionality it has.
Bitchin
by colleensoapgirl on 2019/07/24 09:38
Best guitar effects processor app out there,keep up the good work.Could use a pickup picker in the presence settings.
A world of tones
by TrishThrash on 2019/05/27 13:42
I love the Positive Grid software and would give it 5 stars but I find some of it works from app to app and some doesn’t. Strangely I can sync Bias FX and Jam Up but my JamUp Pro (which I bought to access the pedal boards) doesn’t show any of the expansion packs I bought. Also oddly Bias Amp 2 is different for iPod than for iPhone because again my purchases aren’t loading even after restore/troubleshooting. So if you like JamUp buy the Pro before you purchase extras.
Cool easy App for guitar
by jlb54607 on 2019/05/10 15:08
This is a cool app for guitar to get almost any sound you can think up real quickly.
Tried all the other guitar processing apps and this is the one
by ToneHugZnHarmony on 2019/04/09 21:22
I have been using iOS based apps and all kinds of interfaces, this one is the best bc of the master-master plume that makes it a breeze to tweak for clipping and presence. I currently use the xsonic xtone pedal and it sounds great, better and faster than any irig or apogee interface. Jam up pro is easy to use and is a great virtual showroom that offers accurate models of amps and fx that u can base your real gear purchases on.
Mejor app de efectos para mi bajo y guitarra.
by Digno 24 on 2019/03/29 02:10
La uso con mi guitarra PRS SE singlecut, mi amplificador Marshall BassState B150, y con mi bajo Peavey fundation, y logro todos los rangos de sonidos que me imagine. Solo les pido que le agreguen mas efectos modernos, para alimentar las ideas que como músico suelen darnos. Gracias totales 😀. Saludos 👍🏽
No more updates?
by SabzingeuR on 2019/03/21 13:31
Extremely good app but it’s been a while since the last improvement, hence 4 stars. (I have AmpliTube too, this is much better).
Still no support for modern iPhones?!
by mavisxp on 2019/02/23 08:25
Unbelievable. Eighteen months since the iPhone X launched, and these clowns STILL haven't updated this app - which wasn't exactly cheap - to support it. I for one can't STAND lazy, incompetent developers. Just sayin. This company is literally the WORST. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
Eh
by Stratamatic on 2019/02/12 21:29
Decent app, my biggest issue is I only have an ipad pro, and there is NO WAY for me to import any music into it. For the love of god please make it so we can at LEAST import songs with dropbox! The whole point of this app is to be able to import a song and jam to it!
You screwed me over
by Klightx15 on 2018/10/03 00:37
You guys did me so dirty. I purchased the full app a long time ago and was able to record using the full 8 track mixer. I had audio files recorded and saved. I launch the app today for the first time in a while to reminisce on some old material to tell me I have to purchase the expansion pack. I tried restoring purchases and nothing. I tried loading my old recordings and they were all gone. You lost my trust. Stay away from this bogus app. Greedy company. I will never purchase another product from you.
John
by Edits pix on 2018/09/13 08:09
I was using your app for about 6mnths with my bass guitar, then it started distorting. I got a new phone, and the app still is not working properly for bass guitar. I’ve checked all levels on sound board I’m running it through, checking all levels on the app to make sure I’m not clipping, and it’s still playing distorted. Hoping the issue gets resolved soon. I was really enjoying the app until it stopped working right for me
Needs way more presets
by enos_u_dipstick on 2018/09/02 18:03
Out of the box this comes with just a few presets, most of which just aren't very good or useful. If you really enjoy endless tinkering and tweaking of pedals, amps, and chain then you'd probably like this app. I'd much rather have a really robust set of presets to choose from, created by pros who know what they're doing. I feel lost trying to this with this app. There's a reason why users of guitar amp sim software are flocking to Tonebridge - it's because they just want to choose a sound and go.
Just not it...
by marineshred on 2018/07/28 03:30
I’m really disappointed in this app, bias amp 2, and bias fx. Even though the apps are made to be used together, the purchases don’t transfer over. Just when you think you got what you need, you have to buy it all over again. Also the three programs each have a specifically coordinated weakness, so you pretty much have to buy all three. This is very smart marketing, but a dirty way to nickel and dime the customers. The channel switching is super slow and loud. I wouldn’t use it in the dingiest club. Don’t get me wrong, the flexibility is awesome. You have 3 millions ways to make a 5150 sound like crap and one or two to make it sound good. We pretty much all knew that. I was looking to lighten my load with this technology, but I’m right back to big amps-And I am totally happy with it. I wish I never blew money on this setup.
Low latency
by Hamachi chop chop on 2018/07/26 10:31
Nice app , great sounds with low latency. I like how it integrates into Auria recording sessions.
Use it as a looper pedal
by msarthur on 2018/07/24 22:36
I use this with an old griffin storm box (works with 30 pin to lightning adaptor and you can get them really cheap these days). Excellent support for the stompbox. I paste in drum loops from other apps into the sampler so I have a beat box that I can start and stop with a pedal. Effects are very comparable to other apps I have tried. I am using this on an iPad mini2 with no issues so far.
Useless
by zsetyutgu on 2018/06/28 23:40
I was led to believe this app would play music that I could jam with. There is no music in it. It has two pull existing music off of the iPad or iTunes. This is useless. I could play along with my own music 20 years ago on a boom box. I want a refund.
Support
by Joempkdjsldjdhdhsi on 2018/06/16 14:30
Love this app. The controls for the the effects are a nightmare and get my heart rate up just trying to turn a volume knob on my iphone x and my ipad pro. Before finishing this I checked one more time in the support section to see if I missed something, there needs to be a clear complaint or issue department sorry if I'm too dumb to understand your help section.
Great app - Great support from app maker
by t-veggie on 2018/06/08 12:48
I use JamPro mainly to practice. It’s great to be able to sit on my couch with headphones and be able to play along with songs. I also love to play with all of the amps and pedals. I love having $10K of equipment in my phone. Positive Grid support is great! I had an issue with the app where I couldn’t see songs in the “Jam” section of the app because I accidentally denied the app access to iTunes when I first installed, and Positive Grid was very responsive and helpful in helping me figure out what I did wrong. The fix was simply to reinstall the app. I use the app with my bass guitars and a iRig2. I even have a preset that matches my real pedal board.
Upgraded to Pro and lost my expansion
by K_to_the_Bee on 2018/06/07 08:04
I had a metal expansion on the regular JamUp. I recently upgraded to Pro and can no longer use them. The “Restore Purchases” button does nothing. Please help.
NO LONGER WORKS
by Mrbrentbt on 2018/05/28 20:04
It was fine for a few months, and now it just keeps crashing. The backing tracks you load will not play anymore. Fire your developers, they screwed it up
Recent update causes crashing...
by K.P.G. on 2018/03/30 20:13
I have really enjoyed this app. I have an electric fiddle and can create some awesome sounds with this app. But, the most recent update keeps crashing? Not good, especially if I’m performing. Is there a fix coming for this? Would have given it 5 stars, but for this problem.
Very sweet sounds...
by Gitarzz on 2018/03/21 21:42
I wrote a review for this long ago when it was the only app Positive Grid had out. Since it is still available on the App Store I thought I should re-write it considering how much iOS music has evolved. Of course, if you know about this app you probably know about BiasAmp or BiasFX. There are a lot of people who will say BiasAmp is the best on iOS. I think that would be subjective but for many, that’s the fact. My personal opinion is that JamUp Pro is better for one reason. In my opinion, more choice is not better sound. Sure, you can customize amplifiers and that kind of thing in BiasAmp, and if that’s what you really want, your new amps still work with JamUp Pro. I would spend hours tweaking an amplifier in BiasAmp trying to come up with my “signature” tone only to open it up a week later to find I hated it. The beauty of JamUp Pro Is it’s just like a guitar amp. Plug-in and play. All the great amps have already been made and these ones all sound great without getting inside and changing the tubes or adjusting things like transformers and tone stacks. In my original review I kind of bashed on it for being mono. There were no stereo effects. There’s still not any stereo effects. But the way iOS has evolved for musicians you can add stereo effects to your signal chain before the recorder. Just run it through Audiobus or AUM as an input, add effects then send the signal into a recording app. This has the effect of recording a single mic’d amplifier with classic effects pedals then adding studio effects during mixing. I don’t know if it’s possible but I would really like to see this app become AUv3 compatible. This would make it possible for me to send a single guitar signal to two or more different amplifiers and record them all at the same time. I think I’m just dreaming though. So, closing, I STILL highly recommend this app. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Customer service is non existent
by Dereklderek on 2018/03/02 23:00
I have an outstanding support request ticket that is going on two weeks with no help. If a solution to your problem is not on the faq list, you are on your own....disappointed.
Can’t get it work on iOS 11
by Yuri-K on 2018/02/21 20:39
I liked the app, but after iOS update it doesn’t recognize my audio interface (apogee jam)
SO SICK OF LOSING RECORDINGS
by GRUNGESTRAT on 2018/01/23 23:53
I have been using this app for years and I love it. But this is the only recorder I have, and I’m sick of making AWESOME songs and losing them!!!!!!! The recorder just erases stuff even after you’ve saved it! HELP!!!
Crashes all the time!
by Projection Arts on 2017/11/22 21:40
This used to be my go-to app for quickly laying down some loops in the Sampler section. Recently something happened (iOS update?) and now whenever I try to load a saved song the app crashes. When I reopen it there is a default value of 144 measures in the Sampler. Attempting to load a song causes it to crash again. I can sometimes access my list of saved songs by hitting Save first, and then Load, but it keeps crashing. I loved this app! Please fix it.
JamUp
by Huascarsito on 2017/11/11 14:26
Excelente App recomendado para utilizar en vivo
Very good app,but you need studio speakers for anything to sound good.
by Mad Zakk on 2017/10/10 01:21
Definitely also get the bias app as well because you can build your own amp. What more can I say?
Perfect Setup
by Endless Nameless on 2017/09/17 05:39
This app is an all-in-one app, that surprised me a LOT! I'm using an iRig HD and this, and a homemade BT pedal, for switching pedals or presets. This is pretty much all you'll ever need, playing guitar in a fast and portable fashion. Every single effect is perfect, and the option to place them in any order, gives you the ability to create any tone you can think of. You do get what you pay for, on this app. If you're only using the free stuff, then you're gonna be limited as to how good it can sound. Trust me, buying the in-app upgrades will be money well spent. You're going to need an interface, of course, and a Bluetooth foot-switch controller, to be able to change setups while playing. This JamUp app works with airturn or MIDI control pedals. You could even rig a keyboard, with foot-switches, and use switch control, in iOS settings. Enjoy, --brad
Louuuuve it!
by Nishidhster on 2017/07/20 00:06
11/10
Not happy
by 131977 on 2017/06/13 01:05
It's ok if you just want to jam but none of the other stuff works well at all. Like your supposed to be able to jam with stuff in you iPhones library and I can't get a single one to work or load. I keep getting a protected message so that feature is a bust. And you can't import songs from Dropbox either. Like for example I'm in a band and we put current things in Dropbox and I went on a trip and wanted to work on leads to the songs i couldn't load them in at all in the jam section or the recorder section making it useless. So the only thing I've been able to do is jam freely which is good for warming up at a gig but the whole purpose of going this route was to stream my travel setup down so I wouldn't have to lug a laptop or interface and use it all thru my iPhone or iPad but none of the creatures let you do anything so I can't see spending anymore money on it unless those things are fixed. But it does sound really good, and if all the features worked like they were supposed to then it would be knocking it out of the park.
Awesomeness!!!
by Scarehaven on 2017/06/11 00:59
I've use a lot of simulation software but this is the best. There is so much with this app that blows my mind. It's like 10 software programs in one!
Best app ever, but...
by Rschenfelder on 2017/05/22 02:32
I'm facing some issues using it with irig hd on an iPhone 7. The sound from the phone speakers gets pretty messed up. Still haven't found any solution on the Internet.
Jam-less
by Ipodtouch/iPhone helpp1113 on 2017/04/21 03:57
I bought this assuming I would have a pretty good variety of amps/ effects but you only get 6 amps and they all sound the same, if you want more for your money I would suggest Amplitube even the free app gives you 8 free amps.dissapointing
Great for Practice
by The Zup on 2017/04/09 23:38
I play bass guitar, and bought this so that I could practice the bass when I travel, and when I need to not wake up other people in the house. I use the Jam mode, along with an Apogee Jam to feed the sound of the bass into my iPad, and then plug headphones into the iPad. As long as you take care not to overdrive it, it works great. It allows me to practice for a gig when I don't have an amp set up. I love it. I do not use many of the effects, so cannot speak to that.
Gr8 App !
by KBarBRanch on 2017/03/29 17:57
Love all the effects! Must have guitar app. Thanks
Over promise....under deliver
by Does not Excel on 2017/03/16 00:46
When Positive Grid first came out, the programs worked. They also sold the adaptor to allow the hook up of your guitar to your ios device. Those are still shown on Positive Grid pages....but have not been made for quite a while. Positive Grid seems focused on their amps rather than their apps. In a nutshell...they over promise, and under deliver
Not good
by Tweednos on 2017/03/15 01:22
Pass on this.
Have to settle 4 this on iPhone instead of bias fx
by Strizbiz on 2016/12/18 16:57
Before Bias amp & FX, this was the top dog, now its running somewhat of a distant 3rd, may 4th behind AmpliTube 4, and to be honest, I feel like I'm settling for this when I'm using my iPhone. I'd much rather have bias fx on my iPhone as I use it as my go to for my iPad , and I don't understand why they can bring bias amps but not fx to the iPhone. Anyway this app, while it lacks the possibilities of bias fx, does have its own offerings, but one of them, the 8track, is terrible and a waste of money, as it lacks so many basic features it should have.
Missing important features
by Will write songs for food on 2016/11/04 09:45
There is a lot to like about this app. Unfortunately until they fix the GUI on iPhone 6 Plus it stops short of a win. They need to add better control of the rehearse loop. I contacted support and they say there's a blue dot that shows up when you turn it on. However you can't see it on the 6 Plus. So you end up hitting the loop start "A" button or the loop end "B" button. For most people who might want to use this to drill licks, the tight space around the loop control buttons means you'll end up hitting them repeatedly when you try and enable the loop. This will make practicing your parts a lot more frustrating. They could make the potentiometers much smaller to gain a little room on the interface for the loop controls, or even use sliders instead. Sliders would actually be better. I would think it would be obvious that the more necessary controls are the looping points and the loop on/off button. There's also no way to set the loop's starting and end point accurately. So you end up with the loop starting or ending in the middle of a measure. If they did some work on just the practice loop section this app would be perfect because you always have your phone with you when you are at a gig and if you carry the interface too you can work on tunes backstage before you go on. It would sure be a lot more convenient than a laptop. The multi-track recorder would be nice if it would sync with the drums they provide like most DAWs do. This one doesn't. They have a lot of pedals you can add and they are reasonably priced. If the Graphic interface were better I'd likely buy more pedals because I would really want to use it. Sad really. It's almost there but missed the mark. If you're not a professional player than you'll probably dig it.
Flawless with bias (well almost)
by Pangoat on 2016/08/27 18:30
Works really well and sounds warm and convincing. However looses points for tech support always giving the same answers and being impersonal. Also the pitch shifter pedals are terrible. Can't even play chords. Whats the point then? I can play a single note higher without any hassle. Think they use note tracking instead of frequency shifting. They glitch and sound like crap but other than that everything is flawless. Also the latency could be better, I got an iPhone 6s. Wish these guys would catch up to (yonac)tonestack. Tonestack still smokes everyone else for clarity and almost zero latency, they have a 64 buffer option as well as processing quality. Come on positive grid you can do better. Stop resting on your laurels Honestly just get tonestack. Its the best one. I've tried them all and jamuo/bias is 2nd best out there but Tonestack is #1 the most versatile for experienced users. Just buy tonestack first. I will say bias/jamup get points for warmth tho. Very very warm sounding which is a plus. Give us better pitch shift algorithms and 64 buffer latency and its a 5 star easy.
Moogerfooger?
by Jnevescox on 2016/08/25 20:55
Love the app but you guys need to add a ring modulator or the Moogerfooger like you have in Bias FX!
Mmm K
by Bogeyjams on 2016/08/04 22:32
As far as stereo effects, it's probably not likely with JamUp. You'd have to get BIAS FX to have this. The response to my question about stereo effects.
Great tone
by islesnd on 2016/07/19 02:50
Best modeled sounds! I do all my recording on the IPhone with Jamup and then transfer it to the PC for mixing and mastering. Stuff sounds great!
Great for bedroom playing / writing
by Rustav3ry on 2016/07/16 16:29
JamUp Pro comes with the same basic features, and offers a number of in-app purchases (of which I recommend expanding to 8 tracks of recording and the orange OR30 amp). It's easy to use, very customizable, and allows you to play virtually anywhere. I bring it on tour to practice, use it to write in my apartment. It will slow down songs in you music library to help you learn your favorite songs, has a looping function, and up to 8 tracks of recording. It's no substitute for a real studio, but it's a great tool.
Truly amazing
by misty1953 on 2016/07/16 11:10
If you are really in to tone and want to really get into your music. This app well provide you everything you need. The rest is up to your imagination. Also works perfect on a itouch which is how I'm using it.
Bait & Switch
by Roxydoxy on 2016/07/01 06:52
As usual, the description in the app purchase screen does not match what you are buying! After the purchase of what was supposed to be full featured app you get a whole bunch of "this feature is available for purchase" when you try to use two thirds of the app. This is why I typically don't shop here.
Review
by JimbobBriggs on 2016/06/12 18:21
Great app (but has growing pains)
Finally fixed...almost.
by Mister Machine on 2016/05/29 21:44
Finally, I can load SOME of my purchased iTunes songs into the Jam feature. You guys took way too long to fix this issue, and you still need to keep working it because I still cannot load all of my purchased music. With that being said, thanks for finally getting started on repairing the issue. I'm so glad that I have a reason to use Jamup Pro again.
Sounds great
by Fgyjgfdhccfv on 2016/05/29 20:40
Great amp sim.
Easy, feature-rich, works with my interfaces
by KrisMuse on 2016/05/18 18:30
JamUp Pro and Bias work with all the interfaces I have, which is not true of every amp sim app. I find the jam feature nice for late night practice, allowing you to play with a backing track and headphones. Though the pitch control's increments could be more fine-grained. Many old recordings are off just enough to be annoying and you can't adjust Jam's pitch to be close enough. The 8-track is easy to use. I've only used one channel so far.
Amazing
by Tony_edge on 2016/04/22 03:53
The tone is unbelievable. Harmonic response. Real live sounding attack and sustain. I'm blown away
Fail
by Rmassey99 on 2016/04/17 13:10
App crashes Audiobus then fails to work at all.
Love it!!!
by HockeyJock99 on 2016/03/24 03:09
Great app! Excellent for home studio.
perfect
by billlybobjoejimbob on 2016/03/01 19:25
this app is amazing. i live in a dorm and can't play through my half stack so i use this. amazing tones. i love the fact that you can download patches that others have made. i will be using this for a while
Save presets are fixed!
by NotAnExpertButClose on 2016/02/25 02:51
Glad this bug was fixed. Now on with the show
Broken
by AudioDivine on 2016/02/19 21:25
used to be a huge fan of this app...until latest update,wich makes it useless because of the terrible stuttering....pls fix!!!
Output Distorts after update
by DZupman on 2016/02/19 01:09
First time I've ever had an issue with this app. After installing last update , output is distorted (MP3 playback and guitar output). I'm running this on iPad2 w/iOS 9.2.1. At first I thought it was the MP3 but all other apps (setlist maker for one) are fine. Not sure what's going on here.
Having a lot of pops and clicks. Update please
by automattika on 2016/02/15 08:01
Running iPhone 6s Plus with iconnect audio 4+ interface. Bias works marvelously, but JAMUp is having major issues on my end. There is no latency buffer setting that I can find, but since I'm using the latest hardware, there shouldn't be an issue anyway. Unacceptable. I just bought the BT-4 pedal specifically for this and now it's not working right.update this app or give us BiasFx on iPhone!
Awesome
by Mckoy3838 on 2016/02/15 05:59
Finally I found this amp way better than amplitube and agile when it comes to presets and sound quality!
Midi Broken!
by musicboss1 on 2016/02/14 08:07
This app unfortunately cannot be used in a live environment, at least in this version. Regardless of what Midi channel you specific within the app, it ignores your selected channel and receives midi on ALL channels. So if you have other midi equipment sending program change info intended for other midi devices, the JamUp presets will end up jumping all all the place responding to other channels program change messages.
Great!!!
by treflip80 on 2016/02/10 21:03
Everything is good guys I record and play live with this it is a good tool for me. I think you guys should update some new tube amps and pedals so hopefully you guys would do that
Can't export to jamup!?!
by Gregauletta on 2016/02/07 13:29
This app made it easy for me to get the tone I wanted but it won't open any of my amps in jamup. When you tap the jamup icon in bias it just directs you to where you can download the app when it's already installed on the phone. Using iPhone 6s. Please fix this problem.
Won't work
by Burrito lover 666 on 2016/02/06 17:21
It has been working great since I bought it, until after the update. Now when I try to play, all I get is this high screeching sound. Please fix this, the only amp I have has horrible tone, which makes it less enjoyable to play.
Latest update crashes when you use Garage Band inter app
by 1neeto on 2016/02/05 21:44
Sad to report that after the last update, it crashes when I try to use it with garage band. This is on my old iPad 2. Used to work fine before the update.
Amazing app
by Fly pic man on 2016/02/03 00:26
I have tried tons of amp sim apps and jam up pro is by far the best. Not only is it easy to use. The amps sound super clear! And the pedals are great there is endless sounds you can make
Longer the 50% off
by Bob123456789101112131415161 on 2016/01/30 03:13
Was going to buy some packs but the sale ended way to early
Great on both iPad and iPhone
by TheRealDutchee on 2016/01/27 07:33
Works wonderful on both my devices. Still a bug with the BIAS AMP custom panel graphics not being displayed properly afer importing, but that will hopefully get sorted out soon too again.
Abandoned.
by ikt on 2016/01/24 08:00
Doesn't work right. Pretty much a dead app.
A guitar practice room in your pocket
by TheRealDutchee on 2016/01/24 06:52
Great for traveling or practicing on the road with a minimal footprint. Decent value and good sound and versatility. Highly recommended for iPhone. Or go a little bigger with an iPad and BIAS FX.
Still can't load iTunes music into app!
by Mister Machine on 2016/01/21 21:24
So you guys updated the app and totally glossed over the fact that we can't load our iTunes music into the Jam feature. What's taking you so long to address this? I'm tempted to go to a competitor' product because you've known about the issue for months and have said nothing about it. Fix it or lose a once faithful customer.
Getting tired of this
by Jf327 on 2016/01/21 00:43
Always had a problem with Positive Grid IAPs not carrying over from Jamup Pro after I spent so much on them. Amplitude used to be like that too but IK has remedied that. This upgrade promised to at least recognize the metal signature pack from Jamup Pro but after weeks of waiting for this update the sync does not work on my iPad pro. Really getting tired of this.
Sync to Bias FX Still Doesn't Work
by ovrdrvn on 2016/01/20 02:45
Hearing we'd get value toward our FX purchase after having spent a handsome sum on IAPs in JUP was exciting. That said, the sync sadly still isn't working.
What the hell happened?
by Sumatra Gold on 2016/01/19 03:32
Loved this software...when it worked and when Positive Grid actually supported it. Since PG has taken to leaving their apps broken and begun ignoring their existing customers, I've decided to not only change my review of their software, but I'm taking my business elsewhere and warning everyone to steer clear of them.
UnBIASed Review
by Sturgeon's Law on 2016/01/14 08:02
I've had JamUp Pro for nearly 2 years. I've played with some other nice amp sims like Tonestack and Flying Haggis, but JamUp is still my go to rig for my iOS recordings. Integration with BIAS Amp and a robust tonecloud service for sharing and discovering other user's rigs means the possibilities are endless. This app puts a big grin on my face whenever I plug in my guitar or bass. Also, the best noise gate I've found on iOS. Catch it on sale, you'll very likely be pleasantly surprised.
Support, please?
by Boborebebus on 2016/01/09 15:49
This is a great app, but Positive Grids support for it is weak. I asked them for a copy of the user manual, and they sent me a broken link to their web page. So I asked again, and no response. A simple request. All they had to do was attach a file to an email. I ended up finding the user manual on a Flying V guitar forum. Thanks guys...
DOESN'T F***ING WORK
by Do I Need a Name? on 2016/01/01 02:23
Terrible app, won't make any noise no matter what I do. F**k you.
Easy to use, and sounds phenomenal live
by RiffMasterRob on 2015/12/20 23:44
JamUp Pro has the best interface by far for an amp sim app. It's really easy to use and it sounds incredible. I jammed with a band and they were blown away with his real it sounds through a P.A. It even has the balls of a real amp. For those with the popping and hissing, just put on airplane mode. I get that every once in a while and airplane mode fixes it completely.
Consider their Bias FX before buying.
by Patrick I on 2015/12/01 14:32
You wouldn't know it from the JamUp product page, but this company actually has a next-gen app that largely supplants JamUp for effects processing. It's call Bias FX. Before you drop a lot of money on JamUp and its in-app purchases, be sure you consider whether Bias FX, which is pretty clearly their path forward, isn't what you actually should buy. I wish I had.
Best app so far for guitarrists
by KikeCampos on 2015/11/23 22:12
Doesnt matter if you are on your computer or your phone, PositiveGrid gives you the best apps modelers ever! I have used every single one out there, and this is astounding. Thank you PG for this.
Jam
by Kkkkkkkkkj on 2015/11/19 21:14
The jam feature closes the app on my phone. This should be fixed.
Loud popping and hissing noises
by Adypma on 2015/10/05 06:17
Setup is irig hd, latest jamup pro release with ipad 3, loud popping and hissing noises which happened starting with ios9 upgrade, hopefully it gets fixed asap before using it for a live small venue direct line in gig
Expensive, not as good as the competition and noisy
by VanityVania on 2015/09/16 02:45
Despite utilizing either the Alesis IO Dock2 or the Behringer iStudio with a well built ESP guitar, active pickups and rather expensive cables...the sound quality is always meh. In fact, dare I say has much more feedback and noise processing through it than either Amplitube or Ampkit using the first IKmedia iRig(which was feedback hell$ and the metal expansion packs all sound incredibly muddy no matter how i adjust the "knobs" and effects chain....and i am by no means a novice in this field. The IAPs are rather expensive, which seems to be a norm with a lot of these guitar apps. However the quality and overall amount of effects makes it a tad more pricey than amplitube. Sure it will not cost the price of a new tube amp, a multi processor amp simulator by Boss but for the quality of the peddles, they are no where near as tonality superior as Ampkit. Sadly though, Ampkit does not support dock interfaces. After dropping some money on this app hoping it would get better after i bought most of the different amps....still sounds bad. Wish i could be refunded on this.
This is my thing
by Nicolas Luis on 2015/08/23 22:11
Contains all the essentials for any type of tone you could possibly want.
Absolutely awful
by Ergaflorp on 2015/08/03 02:28
Huge waste of money. The amp sounds are mediocre at best and downright vomit inducing 90% of the time. Not to mention lack of diversity between amp model's overall sounds. $10 gets you basic tones which you can expand upon with in app purchases that do very little at relatively high prices. Save your money. The sounds are on par with something Danelectro would produce and thats pretty terrible. Wish I could get a refund on this musical ponzi scheme
Very awesome app for your guitar
by Ghost Dub on 2015/07/28 14:38
I use it with my electric guitar and I love the things on it it is just that great.😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂💯💯💯💯
The best sound you can get for Guitar
by Rocking112 on 2015/07/15 16:43
Finally had the chance to use Bias FX and Jamup Pro on our rehearsal and I couldn't believe how great it sounded. I just plug my iPad to my Fender Ramparte that only has volume and all tube and in no time I was playing my guitar while everyone was still setting their equipment! Beautiful sound and so much options that is unbelievable but real! Love it!
Annoying feedback
by Shnarglefuga764819 on 2015/06/21 00:59
I loved this app but i cant get the loud high pitched feedback to go away i switched cables guitars and it happens even before i play a note when its not plugged in i wish i could fix it because this is a great app otherwise
I love this program but...
by Tmcliff on 2015/06/17 18:28
A bug was introduced in the recent build at least on an iPhone 5s. When jamming with an MP3/song file, the start of the song delays, and the displayed elapsed and remaining times show garbage values. Also, a longstanding issue - I like to use A/B looping but the loop button is too small.
Great App
by Recreational Guitarist on 2015/06/12 23:53
Buy it.
Griffin StompBox not working with update
by dobrorey on 2015/06/07 17:54
I use this app extensively and absolutely love it. However, the latest update doesn't seem to recognize the Griffin StompBox any more. Bummer as I have my live banks programmed to incorporate the StompBox. :(
Change of Heart. PG is now part of my rig and always will be!
by EGM6648 on 2015/05/30 09:01
PG is amazing. Get JamUp Pro, Bias Amp, all the Bias Amp Packs and Bias FX. Don't buy JamUp free(red) in app upgrades. Try JamUp free red and if you like it remove it and get JamUp Pro, Bias Amp, All the Amp packs, all the effects you like and if you record and or plan to make PG part of your live rig then get Bias FX also. Bias FX Factory sounds are awful so go strait to Tone Cloud. My personal fave is Queensryche but SRV and Jimmy Hendrix are great to. I have made PG part of my live rig and liquidated my Line 6 junk because Positive Grid smokes them! I am using a Griffin Dock but might try Behringers also. Use a dock. iPad is a powerful tool when you use Bias.
uhau!!
by Carlos Chaves on 2015/05/28 03:03
Murphy's Law. After had spent hundreds of dollars buying so many different Apps, JamUp Pro was my last try and the only one that really worths the price. Finally I have found what I was looking for a Guitar Sound Processor.
Amazing!!!!!
by jonul on 2015/05/25 13:37
Perfect tone for Pa system! Thank's Positive Grid.
Preset Syncing Does Not Work
by arykg on 2015/04/23 19:17
The effects are great and support is responsive, but backing up and restoring presents and preset banks is broken for me and other users. One user reported this issue 6+ months ago. For a paid application, I would expect a basic feature like this to get fixed quicker. I’m looking forward to adjusting my review when this gets fixed.
JamUp Pro
by Goxena on 2015/03/28 21:37
Crap
IAP Sale?
by AprilRoxStudios on 2015/03/28 12:58
I like the app, but there's suppose to be a half off sale on the In-App-Purchases and it appears they are regular price.
Amazing
by Imtravb on 2015/03/27 04:52
Use this plus bias with an itrack dock. The models sound amazing, especially the fender and mesa imo. It's very intuitive, and for 4.99 you get a lot of amps and pedals. It really does sound great.
Best Guitar App I've Seen
by n2hisname on 2015/03/25 18:47
I've been playing for about 25years and have allot of software based and guitar apps. This is is the best sounding and easiest to use. Once I saw the web based commercial on the Internet, I had to get it. I got most of the value pack. The Metal and Rock packs are killer. Just plain and simple its incredibly sounding! Highly Recommend it.
Perfect Setup
by Endless Nameless on 2017/09/17 05:39
This app is an all-in-one app, that surprised me a LOT! I'm using an iRig HD and this, and a homemade BT pedal, for switching pedals or presets. This is pretty much all you'll ever need, playing guitar in a fast and portable fashion. Every single effect is perfect, and the option to place them in any order, gives you the ability to create any tone you can think of. You do get what you pay for, on this app. If you're only using the free stuff, then you're gonna be limited as to how good it can sound. Trust me, buying the in-app upgrades will be money well spent. You're going to need an interface, of course, and a Bluetooth foot-switch controller, to be able to change setups while playing. This JamUp app works with airturn or MIDI control pedals. You could even rig a keyboard, with foot-switches, and use switch control, in iOS settings. Enjoy, --brad
Tried all the other guitar processing apps and this is the one
by ToneHugZnHarmony on 2019/04/09 21:22
I have been using iOS based apps and all kinds of interfaces, this one is the best bc of the master-master plume that makes it a breeze to tweak for clipping and presence. I currently use the xsonic xtone pedal and it sounds great, better and faster than any irig or apogee interface. Jam up pro is easy to use and is a great virtual showroom that offers accurate models of amps and fx that u can base your real gear purchases on.
Just not it...
by marineshred on 2018/07/28 03:30
I’m really disappointed in this app, bias amp 2, and bias fx. Even though the apps are made to be used together, the purchases don’t transfer over. Just when you think you got what you need, you have to buy it all over again. Also the three programs each have a specifically coordinated weakness, so you pretty much have to buy all three. This is very smart marketing, but a dirty way to nickel and dime the customers. The channel switching is super slow and loud. I wouldn’t use it in the dingiest club. Don’t get me wrong, the flexibility is awesome. You have 3 millions ways to make a 5150 sound like crap and one or two to make it sound good. We pretty much all knew that. I was looking to lighten my load with this technology, but I’m right back to big amps-And I am totally happy with it. I wish I never blew money on this setup.
Use it as a looper pedal
by msarthur on 2018/07/24 22:36
I use this with an old griffin storm box (works with 30 pin to lightning adaptor and you can get them really cheap these days). Excellent support for the stompbox. I paste in drum loops from other apps into the sampler so I have a beat box that I can start and stop with a pedal. Effects are very comparable to other apps I have tried. I am using this on an iPad mini2 with no issues so far.
A world of tones
by TrishThrash on 2019/05/27 13:42
I love the Positive Grid software and would give it 5 stars but I find some of it works from app to app and some doesn’t. Strangely I can sync Bias FX and Jam Up but my JamUp Pro (which I bought to access the pedal boards) doesn’t show any of the expansion packs I bought. Also oddly Bias Amp 2 is different for iPod than for iPhone because again my purchases aren’t loading even after restore/troubleshooting. So if you like JamUp buy the Pro before you purchase extras.
Needs way more presets
by enos_u_dipstick on 2018/09/02 18:03
Out of the box this comes with just a few presets, most of which just aren't very good or useful. If you really enjoy endless tinkering and tweaking of pedals, amps, and chain then you'd probably like this app. I'd much rather have a really robust set of presets to choose from, created by pros who know what they're doing. I feel lost trying to this with this app. There's a reason why users of guitar amp sim software are flocking to Tonebridge - it's because they just want to choose a sound and go.
Great app - Great support from app maker
by t-veggie on 2018/06/08 12:48
I use JamPro mainly to practice. It’s great to be able to sit on my couch with headphones and be able to play along with songs. I also love to play with all of the amps and pedals. I love having $10K of equipment in my phone. Positive Grid support is great! I had an issue with the app where I couldn’t see songs in the “Jam” section of the app because I accidentally denied the app access to iTunes when I first installed, and Positive Grid was very responsive and helpful in helping me figure out what I did wrong. The fix was simply to reinstall the app. I use the app with my bass guitars and a iRig2. I even have a preset that matches my real pedal board.
SO SICK OF LOSING RECORDINGS
by GRUNGESTRAT on 2018/01/23 23:53
I have been using this app for years and I love it. But this is the only recorder I have, and I’m sick of making AWESOME songs and losing them!!!!!!! The recorder just erases stuff even after you’ve saved it! HELP!!!
Crashes all the time!
by Projection Arts on 2017/11/22 21:40
This used to be my go-to app for quickly laying down some loops in the Sampler section. Recently something happened (iOS update?) and now whenever I try to load a saved song the app crashes. When I reopen it there is a default value of 144 measures in the Sampler. Attempting to load a song causes it to crash again. I can sometimes access my list of saved songs by hitting Save first, and then Load, but it keeps crashing. I loved this app! Please fix it.
Support
by Joempkdjsldjdhdhsi on 2018/06/16 14:30
Love this app. The controls for the the effects are a nightmare and get my heart rate up just trying to turn a volume knob on my iphone x and my ipad pro. Before finishing this I checked one more time in the support section to see if I missed something, there needs to be a clear complaint or issue department sorry if I'm too dumb to understand your help section.
You screwed me over
by Klightx15 on 2018/10/03 00:37
You guys did me so dirty. I purchased the full app a long time ago and was able to record using the full 8 track mixer. I had audio files recorded and saved. I launch the app today for the first time in a while to reminisce on some old material to tell me I have to purchase the expansion pack. I tried restoring purchases and nothing. I tried loading my old recordings and they were all gone. You lost my trust. Stay away from this bogus app. Greedy company. I will never purchase another product from you.
Makes nice sounds, but 8 track completely worthless
by fggffds on 2019/08/31 21:12
Very frustrated with this app. DON’T BUY THE $5 8-track “upgrade,” it only allows you to record more tracks. There is no way to do any post-recording mixing, or anything like that. If you want to record something and then use that recording in “JAM” that is not possible. Want to speed your track up? Impossible. Highly frustrating, and borderline infuriating how little functionality it has.
Recent update causes crashing...
by K.P.G. on 2018/03/30 20:13
I have really enjoyed this app. I have an electric fiddle and can create some awesome sounds with this app. But, the most recent update keeps crashing? Not good, especially if I’m performing. Is there a fix coming for this? Would have given it 5 stars, but for this problem.
John
by Edits pix on 2018/09/13 08:09
I was using your app for about 6mnths with my bass guitar, then it started distorting. I got a new phone, and the app still is not working properly for bass guitar. I’ve checked all levels on sound board I’m running it through, checking all levels on the app to make sure I’m not clipping, and it’s still playing distorted. Hoping the issue gets resolved soon. I was really enjoying the app until it stopped working right for me
Very good app,but you need studio speakers for anything to sound good.
by Mad Zakk on 2017/10/10 01:21
Definitely also get the bias app as well because you can build your own amp. What more can I say?
Cool easy App for guitar
by jlb54607 on 2019/05/10 15:08
This is a cool app for guitar to get almost any sound you can think up real quickly.
No more updates?
by SabzingeuR on 2019/03/21 13:31
Extremely good app but it’s been a while since the last improvement, hence 4 stars. (I have AmpliTube too, this is much better).
Eh
by Stratamatic on 2019/02/12 21:29
Decent app, my biggest issue is I only have an ipad pro, and there is NO WAY for me to import any music into it. For the love of god please make it so we can at LEAST import songs with dropbox! The whole point of this app is to be able to import a song and jam to it!
Low latency
by Hamachi chop chop on 2018/07/26 10:31
Nice app , great sounds with low latency. I like how it integrates into Auria recording sessions.
Customer service is non existent
by Dereklderek on 2018/03/02 23:00
I have an outstanding support request ticket that is going on two weeks with no help. If a solution to your problem is not on the faq list, you are on your own....disappointed.
Useless
by zsetyutgu on 2018/06/28 23:40
I was led to believe this app would play music that I could jam with. There is no music in it. It has two pull existing music off of the iPad or iTunes. This is useless. I could play along with my own music 20 years ago on a boom box. I want a refund.
Upgraded to Pro and lost my expansion
by K_to_the_Bee on 2018/06/07 08:04
I had a metal expansion on the regular JamUp. I recently upgraded to Pro and can no longer use them. The “Restore Purchases” button does nothing. Please help.
NO LONGER WORKS
by Mrbrentbt on 2018/05/28 20:04
It was fine for a few months, and now it just keeps crashing. The backing tracks you load will not play anymore. Fire your developers, they screwed it up
Still no support for modern iPhones?!
by mavisxp on 2019/02/23 08:25
Unbelievable. Eighteen months since the iPhone X launched, and these clowns STILL haven't updated this app - which wasn't exactly cheap - to support it. I for one can't STAND lazy, incompetent developers. Just sayin. This company is literally the WORST. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
Very sweet sounds...
by Gitarzz on 2018/03/21 21:42
I wrote a review for this long ago when it was the only app Positive Grid had out. Since it is still available on the App Store I thought I should re-write it considering how much iOS music has evolved. Of course, if you know about this app you probably know about BiasAmp or BiasFX. There are a lot of people who will say BiasAmp is the best on iOS. I think that would be subjective but for many, that’s the fact. My personal opinion is that JamUp Pro is better for one reason. In my opinion, more choice is not better sound. Sure, you can customize amplifiers and that kind of thing in BiasAmp, and if that’s what you really want, your new amps still work with JamUp Pro. I would spend hours tweaking an amplifier in BiasAmp trying to come up with my “signature” tone only to open it up a week later to find I hated it. The beauty of JamUp Pro Is it’s just like a guitar amp. Plug-in and play. All the great amps have already been made and these ones all sound great without getting inside and changing the tubes or adjusting things like transformers and tone stacks. In my original review I kind of bashed on it for being mono. There were no stereo effects. There’s still not any stereo effects. But the way iOS has evolved for musicians you can add stereo effects to your signal chain before the recorder. Just run it through Audiobus or AUM as an input, add effects then send the signal into a recording app. This has the effect of recording a single mic’d amplifier with classic effects pedals then adding studio effects during mixing. I don’t know if it’s possible but I would really like to see this app become AUv3 compatible. This would make it possible for me to send a single guitar signal to two or more different amplifiers and record them all at the same time. I think I’m just dreaming though. So, closing, I STILL highly recommend this app. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Can’t get it work on iOS 11
by Yuri-K on 2018/02/21 20:39
I liked the app, but after iOS update it doesn’t recognize my audio interface (apogee jam)
Great sound, but...
by MaddHoover on 2012/07/05 17:43
As an amp/effect simulator, there's not much bad that can be said about this app. Everything sounds very good. I wish that prices were lower, but the free market obviously rules there. People,myself included, are willing to pay it and it took a lot of work to make it to that point, so it's hard to fault them. That having been said, this app really only falls short in the same area that every other app of this kind falls short, with the exception of GarageBand: Lack of a good, integrated multitrack system. I know that it can be argued that this is beyond the scope of the app and there are a ton of usage scenarios where it's irrelevant anyways. But the truth is that, even though the sounds in this app far outstrip those in GarageBand, I still end up having to open up GB and do my best to make approximations any time I want to do a quick demo. Yeah, it can be done here to some extent, yeah there are other apps to users multitrack, I know, I know, I know. But in an ecosystem with good competition from other capable apps, it's only a matter of time before one of them adds this function and definitively rises to the top. I hope it's JamUp because, otherwise, I'll be in the same situation I am now. Using one app to record sound ideas and another app to expand those ideas into demos.
Still the best...
by Jfentum on 2012/08/11 19:25
I've been using JamUp for quite a while now. I originally started with Amplitube. I had already resigned myself to putting up with the occasional pops and clicks (even when using an iRig) using Amplitube for the iPhone. When I got an iPad I was shocked to see that the developers of Amplitube wanted to gouge me for another 20 bucks just to use it on the iPad! That's when I discovered JamUp, and I'm glad I did. Not only is it less expensive than the other program, but you can load the full version on both devices without paying extra. And, as far as sound and user interface, it beats the pants off of its competitors. I also noticed there are a few comments that complain about the cost of the add-ons. I hope they realize that ALL of the amp modeling amps use the same approach, and that it takes time and considerable effort for the developers to create the new amp models and pedal effects. Gotta pay to play. I also hope they realize how much it would be if they had to go out and buy the same setups in actual hardware. Also, since I started using it, JamUp has come out with a number of feature upgrades that do not cost a dime extra. BTW, I do not work, or know anyone who works for the developers. Not a tool, just a satisfied customer.
Pretty awesome
by Sarge442 on 2012/12/31 17:48
As a bass player I never invested too heavily in pedals, but this offers an opportunity to add some pretty killer tones and effects for a reasonable price. I purchased the griffin stomp box and have successfully played live several times with that setup going into my 4x10 cabinet. It was a little tricky to set up (you need a 1/8 in to 1/4 inch dual stereo out cable to prevent impedance issues between the guitarconnect cable/iRig and the amp) but once I figured it out I am so happy I made this investment. Although the griffin interface could use some work (more switches to switch presets/models, tactile stomp switches that click) I feel like I have a several hundred dollar custom pedal board for around 50 bucks! It's great you can attach and use a volume/expression pedal. Only other recommendation I could make is that the developers set it up in a way that you can have multiple effects of the same class in the same preset. For example as it is you can only have one 'modulation' class pedal in a preset at a time, so you cant have two modulation pedals, i.e. phaser and chorus, available at the same time. This isn't a huge deal, because with a better interface you could get probably get around this easier when playing live, definitely still a 5/5.
Excellent tone, bass amps AND AudioBus
by Anorton on 2014/04/25 15:09
Just thought I'd update my review to the latest version. This app is still killer and even better than before with Bias-Amps integration; amazing. I bought JamUp when it first came out and rated it 4 stars then. With the bass expansion pack, the ever expanding amp and pedal choices, and now AudioBus, there's no reason for the iOS musician to use any other guitar app. Now I can punch in on that guitar track in MultiTrack DAW instead of having to do the whole thing over. Seriously, the AudioBus experience with JamUp and MultiTrack DAW is flawless so far. I should add that I'm using an iPad 2 and an iPhone 4S and only tracking one instrument at a time. It's a great solution for the home solo recordist working on iOS. To my ear, it's the best sounding guitar app out there. There is a depth and clarity to the tone that the others aren't able to match. The tone of my guitars doesn't get lost in the digital overdrive, if you know what I mean. What are you waiting for? Just get it already. So, they just added an 8-track recorder, so this 5 star review is even better than the last. Killer app.
Thrilled with Jamup Pro, best of the breed
by Cdouglas97 on 2012/02/05 02:58
Jamup was the first amp modeler for the iPhone that I tried quite honestly because their adapter was the cheapest. As soon as I tried it I was blown away by how good it sounded. I immediately bought the pro version and never regretted it one bit. I got two addon packs when they came out as well. I even sold my Marshall jubilee combo amp and replaced it with Jamup. I have been playing off and on again for 25 years and this app made it fun to play again. So many of the amps and effects are killer. Even the amps I don't like sound just like the real amps I don't like for the same reasons! I then went and tried the other amp apps and there is no competition, I couldn't stand how any of them sounded. I didn't try ampkit because of the unique adapter and it only came with peavy amps which I hate. I didn't even know there were feedback problems with the others since Jamup has never had anything of the sort. Support has been very responsive to questions. I cannot recommend this app enough.
Flawless with bias (well almost)
by Pangoat on 2016/08/27 18:30
Works really well and sounds warm and convincing. However looses points for tech support always giving the same answers and being impersonal. Also the pitch shifter pedals are terrible. Can't even play chords. Whats the point then? I can play a single note higher without any hassle. Think they use note tracking instead of frequency shifting. They glitch and sound like crap but other than that everything is flawless. Also the latency could be better, I got an iPhone 6s. Wish these guys would catch up to (yonac)tonestack. Tonestack still smokes everyone else for clarity and almost zero latency, they have a 64 buffer option as well as processing quality. Come on positive grid you can do better. Stop resting on your laurels Honestly just get tonestack. Its the best one. I've tried them all and jamuo/bias is 2nd best out there but Tonestack is #1 the most versatile for experienced users. Just buy tonestack first. I will say bias/jamup get points for warmth tho. Very very warm sounding which is a plus. Give us better pitch shift algorithms and 64 buffer latency and its a 5 star easy.
Awesome and terrible
by cbs0020 on 2014/02/27 04:26
Amp and effect sounds are great. Update before last ruined the BIAS integration, but they've sorted that out. I had auto update on and that screwed me so DO NOT USE AUTOUPDATE if you plan to use this for anything more than bedroom jamming. If you want it to work when you need to work, make sure the update has favorable reviews and no bugs before downloading. They immediately knew the issues after posting that particular update and had a new version ready to go, but Apple doesn't work that fast so I was dead in the water for a few days. The 8 track recorder half works, app just crashes when you try to export anything you've done and I've had several songs just disappear on me. Infuriating to say the least. I wish I could buy stock in Positive Grid because they've really got something special. I'm using the Line 6 sonic port running output to a PA with great results. I have played most of the offerings and own a few of them. I'm floored by not only how it sounds, but the feel of the amps is incredible. Works with both solid and hollow body guitars.
Not as advertised if u want to use this with guitar amp
by Kal Watson on 2013/05/22 12:56
My initial rating was two stars....Lots of good features with this app, but there is no way to currently use this as an effects unit with your guitar amp because there is no way to turn off the on board mic of the iPad and all u get is feedback regardless of how u configure the pedals ( even without using amp mods).... I would think this can be remedied by a simple update since garage band proves this can be done. I purchased the griffin technologies 4 channel foot pedal controller with the hopes I could use this with my amp, hopefully it will come soon! Otherwise, the tones, effects, graphics and user friendly layout makes this a great app for use in direct line recording or practicing with headphones... The ONLY other suggestion I can think of would be to find a way for keeping songs downloaded for practice from being affected by gain and distortion settings of the guitar effects. Update: finally the app updated so it can be used in my effects loop of my live rig...sounds great!
This is the one to get!
by VanDuke on 2011/10/22 17:39
Patiently awaited the pro version of this app and it didn't disappoint. I tried the lite versions of the other apps like amp kit and amplitube but wasn't feeling the vibe enough to go with the full versions. Also since I own an irig the feedback on ampkit made it unusable. Happy to say jamup pro is completely compatible with irig with no feedback on the full gain amps. The interface is super easy with a drag and drop intuitive way of adding pedals and amps, as well as changing the order. Plenty of effects that pay tribute to the originals. The dubbing is simple and quick...lay a rhythm track and Dub a lead for a no nonsense indication of a work in progress. There is a question I have on whenever I quit the app there is a red line that says recording in progress even though I quit the recording. So please fix that. Otherwise great start at 1.0. Please keep the updates coming, I don't have a wish list yet but I'm sure other reviewers will add some feedback. Good luck! Robonater
Awesome for jamming
by Killstrong on 2013/05/05 15:29
The best sounding amp modeling app in the iOS store. I really get a lot of use out of it this app, I haven't had any issues with the knobs though I'm using it on an ipad so I can imagine it could be frustrating on an iPhone. FOR 10 dollars its a very sweet deal. especially if you need a great jam app, you can't go wrong. you are getting the whole package with a loop station with the ability to create your own multi layered riffs. A jam station that lets you play along to any song and slow it down and keep the pitch correct to enable you to learn how to play it by ear. The amp modeling is some of the best available on iOS. It's a 5 star app with a great user community that lets all of us share the presets of the amps and pedals that we find sound the best. Of course u can further tweak anybody's preset that you download. In conclusion this is a great app that does a lot and really delivers allowing you to play guitar as Metal or Clean as you want anywhere you can take your guitar. \m/
Awesome app
by 157audio on 2012/11/21 13:54
I love this app, I just bought it on sale. I already was using the free version and had purchased the bass amps in app. Be aware that in app purchases on the free version do not transfer to the pro version, the App Store considers them 2 separate programs(not positive grid's fault, it's just how the App Store works), so if you have models you have purchased on the free one and want the essentials pack, which is the same as jam up pro xt, then do it through the iap in the free version, otherwise your purchases will be in separate apps. The developer was very responsive to my email and took care of me to remedy this, which was awesome for him to do, but following what I stated above will avoid that situation. So how does it sound? Great. I use this with the griffin connect cable to practice bass and learn songs at gigs, as well as to warm up. The jam player is great for this. You won't be sorry for purchasing this app, it is very good and has great support and development.
Fantastic sounds and great UI
by Jim Amsden on 2012/01/28 22:36
I've tried them all. JamUp Pro is the closest to the real thing I've heard yet. They also did a great job picking a set of really wonderful amps and effects. Odd that we're using this modern digital technology to simulate tube amps built many years ago. AmpKit+ has a lot of great sounds too, and different speaker combinations. AmpliTube is great too - but doesn't work with Apogee Jam. That resulted in it being deleted from my devices as the Jam is super quiet. no feedback, doesn't get in the way of the headphone jack, and doesn't have the 200Hz high-pass filter. JamUp has the most realistic sounds though, and a wide range of flexibility. If you want tone, Jam with JamUp is the best choice. The UI is also very easy to use. This is important when you're trying to use your phone in live situations - something I done quite a few times. Would love to see an OS X version of this app with AU and/or VST plugin support.
Not happy
by 131977 on 2017/06/13 01:05
It's ok if you just want to jam but none of the other stuff works well at all. Like your supposed to be able to jam with stuff in you iPhones library and I can't get a single one to work or load. I keep getting a protected message so that feature is a bust. And you can't import songs from Dropbox either. Like for example I'm in a band and we put current things in Dropbox and I went on a trip and wanted to work on leads to the songs i couldn't load them in at all in the jam section or the recorder section making it useless. So the only thing I've been able to do is jam freely which is good for warming up at a gig but the whole purpose of going this route was to stream my travel setup down so I wouldn't have to lug a laptop or interface and use it all thru my iPhone or iPad but none of the creatures let you do anything so I can't see spending anymore money on it unless those things are fixed. But it does sound really good, and if all the features worked like they were supposed to then it would be knocking it out of the park.
Expensive, not as good as the competition and noisy
by VanityVania on 2015/09/16 02:45
Despite utilizing either the Alesis IO Dock2 or the Behringer iStudio with a well built ESP guitar, active pickups and rather expensive cables...the sound quality is always meh. In fact, dare I say has much more feedback and noise processing through it than either Amplitube or Ampkit using the first IKmedia iRig(which was feedback hell$ and the metal expansion packs all sound incredibly muddy no matter how i adjust the "knobs" and effects chain....and i am by no means a novice in this field. The IAPs are rather expensive, which seems to be a norm with a lot of these guitar apps. However the quality and overall amount of effects makes it a tad more pricey than amplitube. Sure it will not cost the price of a new tube amp, a multi processor amp simulator by Boss but for the quality of the peddles, they are no where near as tonality superior as Ampkit. Sadly though, Ampkit does not support dock interfaces. After dropping some money on this app hoping it would get better after i bought most of the different amps....still sounds bad. Wish i could be refunded on this.
Best sounding and feeling amp modeler - hands down!
by Tube-Amped on 2012/09/30 02:42
I own/have AmpKit+, AmpliTube/Fender/Slash, Mobile POD, & PocketAmp. Until I got JamUp Pro XT, Peavey's AmpKit+ was my favorite guitar amp modeler, but that changed when I got JamUp Pro XT. To me, this app just sounds and feels so much more natural and warmer. The addition of the looper/Sampler was just icing on the cake. The other really cool thing that I am digging about this app is the built in Share feature that allows you to open up patches that other users (some of them professional guitarists) right inside of the app. The benefit of this is that you can actually hear what the patches sound like before you download or store them into one of the 48 User Preset slots. I am using a Line 6 Mobile In and it sounds the best - I also have the Peavey AmpKit Link and the iRig. I also bought all of the extra bundles - except for the bass one. Check this app out!!! You won't regret it!
The Only Multi FX Processor & Amp Sim You Need
by Nagasaki Policeman on 2013/06/19 18:45
Everybody likes to save time and money, right? Well do yourself a favor and don't waste your time or money on any of the other guitar and amp fx apps in the store. Just go ahead and buy JamUp Pro. Then go buy all of the in app purchases because they are actually worth it. I rarely ever buy IAP, but I have bought every available one for JUP, even the bass heads, cabs, and fx, and I don't even play bass. But I do play synths like Animoog and iMini, which sound wonderful played through a Gallien-Krueger amp in the AudioBus effects slot, then out through my JBL Eon 400 watt loudspeaker. Even my acoustic guitar sounds great through some of the bass amps. So for approx $50 I've got everything I need to shape my tone for my different needs, moods, and instruments. Great job PositiveGrid! You guys rock, keep it up!! DanDecker - restore your updates from the inside store.
Pro XT Will Erase Presets
by bluesdelux on 2012/08/11 22:22
I upgraded to JamUp Pro XT and it erased my factory presets that I had edited in the previous version. I have emailed support 3 times and no answer from them and it's been about 4 weeks. I gave this app a good review a few months ago. It's a great app, but I'm posting this review as a warning for those who are thinking of upgrading to Pro XT. You might want to write down your preset settings before doing so. I'm losing my patients with their support because there is no warning about it nor have they replied to my emails. Also in Pro XT, saving your presets in their new banks is different as well and there are no instructions on how to do this. I had to figure it out and lost a few presets which I had to go back and re-edit from memory. To save, hold down on the preset button until save window appears. In the previous version you slide up with your finger on the button. Some new instruction would have been helpful Postive Grid. Thanks!
Theres a reason this always gets 4/5 stars
by Mardi Morillo on 2012/08/28 08:44
I've tried the woeful ishred, the better sounding Amplitube, and the pedestrian amps in GarageBand. Though I still use GarageBand for its full feature set, NO ONE should ever use another app to model amps on iOS. In fact the other companies should give up and pay positivegrid licensing fees to use their amp modeling software :) It is beautiful. Clean, distorted, driven, delayed, whatever... It's your best option on iOS. And the company is committed to updating and adding more value for users. This is the KILLER app for any guitarist whether they are a hobbyist or a pro musician. On one practical note, using iRig, I was getting a lot of noise from the other amp software even with NG on. With Jamup, the noise pretty much disappeared. Even without NG, jamup sounds less noisy than other apps. Not sure if that helps anyone else but just an FYI
Jam Up Pro Rocks
by troubadourdan on 2015/03/02 07:08
I have Amplitube with all the options, as well as Ampkit+ and GarageBand, and while each has its pluses and minuses - more often than not I reach for Jam Up Pro. I'm a gear junkie in the real world, and I'm quite fond of the amp and effect models in Jam Up - the sound quality is excellent. The app may not have all the bells and whistles that a fully loaded Amplitube has, but its rock solid and far less finicky than the latter. Support is just as important as features in my book, and the single incident where I needed non-technical support left me scratching my head (surprised). I've purchased a considerable amount of software over the years, and I've NEVER had a vendor bend over backward to provide a solution the way Positive Grid did. Buy this app and as many expansion packs as you can - you won't regret it!
Load Song, Loop Song, Rate App. malfunction
by 275Ranger82Dborne1SFG on 2014/11/13 20:11
Using an up-to-date iPhone 5S, through a JamUp plug, my JamUp Pro XT has been a problem and does not function as it should, as advertised. With the iPhone set to show only music on the iPhone and the automatic update button activated, the Load Song function is worthless. First, the little window opens, asking if I want to rate the app. None of the rating options work, but the window goes away when I tap it. When I tap the Load Song button, my music, that is definitely on the iPhone, is displayed. When I tap a song to play, about 80% of the songs display a "The song is in the cloud or still downloading. Please try again later" message. With no Load Song option, there is no Loop Song option. I have reloaded the App., had email conversations with the company, have been told for three weeks that this is a problem and that an update is on it's way, but no fix yet. JamUp Pro XT is not functioning as advertised.
Awesome App & Great for Recording & Live Shows
by TrinityRow on 2013/02/25 00:22
The effects and amp modeling are outstanding on this app. Positive Grid has really risen to the challenge because it's not just the effects but the ultra-low latency when switching from preset to preset or when engaging/disengaging pedals. No sound delay at all. To do this with traditional multi-effects stomp pedal units you are talking big bucks (and they are still not as intuitive or flexible as JamUp Pro). JamUp let's you dynamically move your effect pedals Pre and Post the amp you've chosen for the sound you want to create. The amps and pedals themselves are incredibly inexpensive--and they sound great. For years I played through a 120 Watt JC-120 Amp. Positive Grid nailed it! Marshall, Fender amps and much, much more. The sound is authentic. The problem with these apps has always been that there's no way to take your sound live. That's when I picked up the Griffin Stompbox--which is really what has made this whole investment worth while. I've played for years and have always looked for opportunities to expand my capabilities while down-sizing the amount of gear I need to tote around--Positive Grid has done that for me for both guitar and bass. Get this app, the Stompbox by Griffin and you will be HAPPY.
Jamup the volume and it's a pure win!
by Myfatdiary on 2012/01/10 21:55
I have amplitude and GarageBand and both give me issues with feedback that makes it unbearable to play through. I used my rocksmith cable with the camera adapter for this app and it worked so no need to buy yet another adapter although I may give apogee a try or spring for a iodoc. This app was easy to use, easy to set up your rig, amp models and effects were as true as you could ask for, my only gripe is the low volume and the price tag. I say that because with amplitude you can record up to 8 tracks for roughly the same cost as jamup. Haven't tried the jam along feature or hooking into any stereo yet, but that's coming for sure. In any case, this is way better than GarageBand, and a leg up from amplitude in terms of sound and ease of use. Its great for what its meant to do which is to jam at home or at small gigs. Worth the buy IMO.
The Only usable tones on iOS
by Naytmayer on 2013/01/21 14:12
Positive Grid have outdone themselves with the development of this app. I originally intended to purchase Amplitube, but after weighing the reviews between the two apps, JamUp was the hands down winner. I've played with free versions of Amplitube and I own Garage Band; both are fine for practice. JamUp stands apart in that I'm confident in using these tones in a live environment. The company is also very good at engaging their users. They are quick to answer questions, help troubleshoot, and respond to user suggestions on their Facebook page. Buy this app, and don't forget about the expansion packs. The latest updates makes improvements for using JamUp in a live situation. Midi cc allows for toggling individual stomp boxes within a preset as well as tap temp (which also now syncs delays), and wah control.
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Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
bias pro
0.00
12
ampkit
1.9 K
7
bias
290
5
multitrack studio
558
studio
12.21
irig
263
apogee maestro
606
corder
0.00
guitar pedal
9.76
sampler
69.17
guitar
24.18
sample
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tuner
28.01
metronome
60.47
phrase
13.10
multitrac
0.04
apogee
707
multitrack recorder
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multitrack
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metronom
27.26