Jammit, Line 6 Team Up for Better Guitar Tone [NAMM 2013]



By Andy Patrizio

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Jammit has been here at the NAMM show before, showing off its educational app to teach people how to play the guitar, bass, drum and vocal tracks of popular songs.

What’s new this year is the company has teamed with Line 6, makers of effect-laden amplifiers, to give iOS devices a genuine guitar sound. So if you are playing along to Nirvana or Sublime or Rush, the Line 6 connector will make you sound like those songs, and you don’t have to worry about fiddling with your guitar to get Kurt Cobain or Alex Lifeson’s unique tone.

Jammit lets you play along to your favorite songs, removing the instrument you are playing so you don’t have to play over it. You can isolate the parts, loop them to learn them, and even record yourself playing with the band. The app is free on the App Store, but songs, licensed from the artists, cost $2.99 and up. The Jammit song store has more than 1,200 titles.

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  • Skywaytraffic

    The idea of Line 6 having a “better” anything, is hilarious

  • Frank_Furter

    Watching the demo video on Jammit’s site looks too good to be true, the Rush tone was spot on. However, I read on Amazon that several peopke complain of lag and latency with the Line 6 module. I’ve been considering a device to connect my guitar to my iPad, but have been holding out.

    This looks like a great solution, but latency is a deal breaker. It’d be nice to hear from another user or a hands-on review……