Tonebridge Updated

edited December 2017 in General Vote Up0

The free Tonebridge app has been updated. The original let’s you choose a song and it presents a preset to use with that song. There are now some variations available to that tone. But now there is a paid upgrade which allows you to see what effects, amp etc were used to make that tone and you are able to individually tweak all the parameters. The downside is that this is a subscription service costing $5.99 per month. So that’s me out.

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  • I’m out too. I wouldn’t subscribe at any price, but $5.99 per month? Will it change my strings?

  • I really like the app. The sounds it provides are usually pretty dead on. Subscription is not appealing to me. Especially since I own most of the other guitar ios apps out there, and I have all of the IAP's to go with them. So, as Eddie from National Lampoons Christmas Vaca. says "Those are, (like the Jelly of the month club) the gift that keeps on giving. Unlike the ToneBridge Subscrip, that would be where, I would keep on giving.

  • It looks like another reincarnation of AmpKit app :smile: See screenshots from Tonebridge and AmpKit wit the same gear. If so, then you could purchase the subscription just for set of presets for AmpKit?

    Tonebridge:

    AmpKit

  • Tone Wizard now free and you can play along to local music library, Apple Music and Spotify tracks.

    Lawksalordy, this just got a lot more usable. The tone isn’t the best to my ears (a bit thin but can now be tweakable so ...) but you can’t argue with immediacy of plugging in and jamming.

    And free. Top job chaps you should get a lot more people on board with this.

  • This is good. :)

  • edited February 10 Vote Up0

    Adjusting tones still showing as a paid extra for me!
    P.S. i didn’t see the update - now seeing it for free!

  • I just tweaked a pedalboard in Tonebridge for free! Awesome thanks for the post!

  • edited February 10 Vote Up0

    Yea it seems free in the US version. The subscription is for tabs I think. Sweet I didn't realize it was ampkit under the hood

  • Like, it's really ampkit, our just really really really really similar? Cuz it sounds better than ampkit to me.

  • When you look at what makes up the tones in Tonewizrad, it is the same gear as Ampkit. It includes stuff that you have to pay for in Ampkit. If the quality is better as well, then this is insanely generous.

  • Ampkit was recently updated as well. Think they're one and the same now

  • edited February 11 Vote Up1

    Allowing to tweak the settings makes this hugely more useful now. And it one the few (only?) AUv3 guitar effects apps.

  • Unfortunately you can’t access the Tone Wizard feature from within the AUv3 plugin. If you need to tweak your tone you have to launch the full app, make the changes then load the plugin again

  • I'm really curious if it's been ampkit under the hood this whole time or they switched. Seems likely that it always was since switching would require a lot of preset refinagling. Has anyone noticed a change in overall sound?

  • @Panthemusicalgoat said:
    I'm really curious if it's been ampkit under the hood this whole time or they switched. Seems likely that it always was since switching would require a lot of preset refinagling. Has anyone noticed a change in overall sound?

    I thought this was two completely different companies? I guess I'm mistaken?

  • @High5denied said:

    @Panthemusicalgoat said:
    I'm really curious if it's been ampkit under the hood this whole time or they switched. Seems likely that it always was since switching would require a lot of preset refinagling. Has anyone noticed a change in overall sound?

    I thought this was two completely different companies? I guess I'm mistaken?

    I think you are probably correct. My assumption is Tonebridge is made by Ultimate Guitar Tabs company to let people approximate the tones from the famous song the are learning from the guitar tabs. They probably licensed the Ampkit stuff from the other company. But I don’t know any of this as fact, just my guess as to why Ampkit is hidden inside Tonebridge.

  • Someone should shoot them an email? :)

  • edited April 16 Vote Up0

    Hi guys, Eugene from Ultimate Guitar here. Excuse me for being a slowpoke and not replying for so long.

    1. AmpKit and Tonebridge. Under the hood of Tonebridge there is really an AmpKit sound engine. Agile parters, a company that owns AmpKit, is owned by Ultimate Guitar (for several years). But we went further and updated the engine in the end of 2016—added splines, power sag effect, updated the stereo effects a bit etc. So if you love AmpKit sound, you will love Tonebridge sound even more.

    2. Free Tone Wizard. We launched Tone Wizard feature as a paid feature to test the demand (and run a test in Great Britain and Australia). The numbers we got in the test told us that it's better to make the feature free, and now you can tweak presets for free :smile:

    Feel free to ask any questions about the app, I will be happy to answer.

    P. S. A huge update is coming… Tweaking pre-made presets is good, but guess what could be better than that? ;)

  • @tigermetal said:
    Hi guys, Eugene from Ultimate Guitar here. Excuse me for being a slowpoke and not replying for so long.

    1. AmpKit and Tonebridge. Under the hood of Tonebridge there is really an AmpKit sound engine. Agile parters, a company that owns AmpKit, is owned by Ultimate Guitar (for several years). But we went further and updated the engine in the end of 2016—added splines, power sag effect, updated the stereo effects a bit etc. So if you love AmpKit sound, you will love Tonebridge sound even more.

    2. Free Tone Wizard. We launched Tone Wizard feature as a paid feature to test the demand (and run a test in Great Britain and Australia). The numbers we got in the test told us that it's better to make the feature free, and now you can tweak presets for free :smile:

    Feel free to ask any questions about the app, I will be happy to answer.

    P. S. A huge update is coming… Tweaking pre-made presets is good, but guess what could be better than that? ;)

    Ahhh, so it is all under one roof. Good to know.

    I can’t wait to see what you guys have in store with this huge update. It is amazingly generous of you to offer this app with all of its great features, for free. Thank you. B)

  • @tigermetal

    I’m hoping that AmpKit will, at the very least, be kept up to date with the latest iOS updates. It’s a great guitar app, and I’ve got quite a few presets in it.

  • @tigermetal I really love Tonebridge. Whenever I show other guitar players, they’re always impressed. I would rrrrreally love if the AU would recall the preset used for the session upon loading. That’s one of the main advantages with AU!

  • I’m not counting Tonebridge because I don’t want to.

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