Jam Along with Your Favorite Band

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If you are like some people I know (no, I am not naming names), you want to actually BE a Guitar Hero rather than just play the video game. Well…now you can do just that with the VOX JamVOX. The JamVOX is a desktop speaker/software combo that you plug into your computer and a guitar (or microphone, if singing is your thing). Then, import any MP3 and the software allows you to remove the guitar part, so that YOU are the one jamming along with your favorite artists. (Yes, vocalists, you can remove the vocals as well). Simulations of famous guitar amps and effects are also included that nail signature sounds of your favorite artists, but you’re the one that’s playing! Pretty cool!

The JamVOX is now available with an MSRP of $340…but I found it much cheaper ($250) at Best Buy.

For more info visit www.myjamvox.com.

Press release:


— New JamVOX combines full-featured amp and effects modeling software with active speaker system and new proprietary guitar reduction/isolation technology —

November 3, 2008 — VOX Amplification announces that its first-ever software product, JamVOX, is now shipping. In addition to providing drag-and-drop access to virtually any combination of sought-after amp and effects models, JamVOX allows users to import their MP3/iTunes library or their favorite CD tracks. Using new proprietary GXT Guitar XTracktion™ technology by Korg, guitarists can extract or “solo” guitar parts or reduce and essentially “mute” guitar parts from any prerecorded track. Using JamVOX’s recording capabilities, guitarists can then record their own guitar performances over their favorite tracks. JamVOX’s GXT technology can also extract or reduce vocal tracks, making the software/hardware product an incredibly powerful practice, jamming and recording tool. Guitars and microphones can be directly plugged into the USB-powered hardware component for a complete practice solution. WAV/AIFF recording capabilities enable the player to overdub vocals as well as guitar.

The Mac®- and PC-compatible JamVOX delivers precise models of 19 of the most sought-after guitar amplifiers, 12 popular cabinets, 54 vintage and modern effects and a choice of guitar pickup simulations. Each of the unit’s over 100 preset programs features one amp/cabinet combination and a chain of up to five effects, plus noise reduction. User programs may be saved, and shared online.

High-quality time stretching and pitch shifting enable guitarists or vocalists to slow down or speed up tempos and adjust pitch. Loop record and playback captures a phrase and repeats it. A chromatic tuner by Korg has also been included, as well as an array of drum tracks.

The USB-powered amp/speaker hardware interface is equipped with two 3-inch full-range speakers and two bass reflex ports. The front panel includes a ¼” Guitar Input, XLR Microphone Input and Input Level Control, a Line Output Level Control, a ¼” Headphone Output and a Monitor/Headphone Level Control. The back panel provides L/R Line Inputs (2 x ¼”), L/R Line Outputs (2 x ¼”), a Footswitch port (¼”), an Expression Pedal port (¼”) and a USB port for connection of the JamVOX guitar/vocal interface to a computer.

The compact 9.45″ W x 6.3″ D x 4.82″ H JamVOX head, featuring a matte-black finish and metal grill with the “VOX” logo emblazoned on it, pays homage to the brand’s timeless style and forward-looking engineering. Plus, it can perform double duty as an audio interface for popular software programs and for listening to music downloads on a computer.

The JamVOX is now available with an MSRP of $340.00.

SOURCE VOX Amplification

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