Vox JamVOX Hardware/Software Modeling Audio Interface

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Put yourself in the mix with this monitor and software system from Vox. This innovative technology lets you take the spotlight in your favorite songs.

Your heroes. Your guitar. Plug in to your favorite band! Announcing JamVOX, an integrated monitor and software system that extracts the guitar from any MP3 and plugs you into the mix of their favorite bands.

JamVOX gives guitarists instant access to dozens of legendary amps and effects all in one easy to use "drag and drop" software interface. Revolutionary Guitar XTracktion (GXT) technology lets you remove the guitar part of your favorite song with the push of a button. Best of all, you can then take the lead yourself with instant rock star tone! Alternatively, you can extract or isolate the guitar part, slow down the tempo, and practice any style of music without changing the pitch.

JamVOX includes authentic software models, or recreations, of 19 famous guitar amps and 54 vintage and modern effects, so you'll be able to perfectly reproduce the sounds of your favorite guitarists. It also comes with a dedicated full-range USB monitor speaker, so there's no need for complex wiring or any specialized knowledge of computer music. A two-CD 28-song bundle of guitar play-along tracks of famous songs, courtesy of Hal Leonard Corporation, is also included.

Revolutionary new GXT (Guitar XTracktion) function lets you cancel or extract the guitar part of an existing song.

19 famous guitar amps and 54 effect units ranging from vintage to modern are provided as software.

Easy-to-use "drag and drop" interface enables guitarists to create their "dream guitar rig" without any read more advanced knowledge of amps or effects. Sound famous fast!

A music player feature with convenient functions for jam sessions or practice.

Import music files to jam along with from your favorite CDs, music library or MP3 player.

A dedicated USB monitor speaker is included, and there's no need for complex wiring or specialized knowledge of computer music.

Two guitar play-along CDs containing 28 famous rock classics.

JamVOX - an integrated monitor and software system that extracts the guitar from any MP3 and plugs you into the mix of their favorite bands.
JamVOX fulfills the dream of any guitarist who has ever wanted to "take the lead" and play along with his favorite guitar heroes or band. JamVOX is the result of a collaboration between VOX Amplification guitar amplification and modeling engineers and a team of KORG electronic musical instrument and PC software developers. Simple three-step operation allows anyone to play the guitar in their favorite song by their favorite band.
- Step 1) Connect the dedicated USB monitor speaker to your computer and plug in your guitar: the JamVOX software will start up automatically.
- Step 2) In the music player, select the song you wish to play.
- Step 3) Set your favorite tone and play your guitar while listening to the song play back. Press the GXT button on screen and take the lead! You can press the Record button to record your guitar performance along with the song.

JamVOX will transform your room into the legendary stage or recording studio you've dreamed of.
Numerous famous guitar amps and effects that perfectly simulate the sound of your guitar heroes - all in software The JamVOX software provides 19 types of amp model that range from classic vintage amps such as the AC30, rare boutique amps, and modern high-gain amps. These amp models use Virtual Valve Reactor technology that perfectly simulates every aspect of the original guitar amplifiers, right down to the response of the power amp circuit, differences in class A or B operation, type of vacuum tube, and negative feedback circuit. There are also 12 cabinet models to go with the amp models. Even the speakers and cabinet construction of the original units have been painstakingly modeled, perfectly replicating their distinctive spatial and tonal character.

A full complement of effect processors is also included in the JamVOX Software.
From a wide assortment of distortion-type effects, standard effects such as wah and compressor, and more unusual effects such as ring modulator and acoustic simulator, there is a total of 18 pedal-type effect units. There are also 12 modulation-type effects such as chorus, flanger, tremolo, filter, and rotary; 11 delay-type effects including some that model analog circuitry such as tape echoes, multi-head delays, and BBD as well as reverse; 12 reverb effects covering all types; giving you a total of 54 different high-quality effect units including noise reduction. By dragging and dropping them, you can freely connect up to six effects in any desired order: two pedal-type effects, one modulation, one delay, one reverb, and noise reduction.

Of course there are also over 100 Guitar programs that include the sounds of famous songs and guitarists and get players started with great tone right out of the box.

A music player with many great features for jam sessions and practice, including the revolutionary new GXT (Guitar XTracktion) function
The music player of the JamVOX Software features KORG's newly developed GXT (Guitar XTracktion) technology that allows a guitar part of an existing song to be cancelled or extracted --- a capability that will change the way guitarists of all levels and styles practice, play and jam. This technology is not a conventional vocal canceller which counteracts the center sounds by the reversed-phase signals. This conventional method turns the sound mono and also makes it impossible to extract the desired sound. GXT technology uses a completely different method in which the sound is analyzed by "stereotactic position" and "frequency band" spatially, and an adjustable filter is used to create the cancellation effect. This means that the song can be kept its stereo image and the desired sound can also be extracted. Using this, you can replace the guitarist in your favorite band and play the guitar part yourself! You can also record your performance along with the original song simply by pressing the Record button.

The music player provides many other great functions. You can loop the playback, use the Tempo Change function to slow down the playback speed without affecting the pitch, and you can even use these functions while using GXT to extract the guitar part, making it much easier to learn rapid phrases by ear, or to practice difficult phrases. The Pitch Change function lets you change the pitch without affecting the tempo of the song, allowing you to correct slight discrepancies in pitch between your guitar and the song, or to play along with songs that use a dropped tuning. There's also an Auto Change function that automatically switches the guitar sound or GXT setting between different portions of the song, such as between backing and solo sections. The music player also contains 100 drum patterns that are a great to practice with or to create riffs. You can also layer your guitar or vocal performances onto these patterns.

JamVOX-Online is a place where JamVOX users can share programs for unlimited expansion
JamVOX-Online is where you'll find plenty of Guitar programs and GXT programs for the greatest rock songs, and JamVOX users worldwide are adding more every day. In your JamVOX software, simply press the Search button to immediately find the best Guitar program or GXT program for the song you want. Don't miss out --- register as a JamVOX user so that you can upload and share programs for your own favorite songs and guitarists.

High-quality JamVOX Monitor that you simply connect to your computer and plug-in your guitar
The JamVOX Monitor is a powered monitor speaker with a built-in USB audio interface. There's no need for complicated connections or technical knowledge of computer music. Simply connect a single USB cable to your computer, and you can start playing your guitar right away. The cabinet contains two 3-inch full-range speakers, and while delivering plenty of power and high-quality sound, is a compact size that will be right at home on your desktop. There's also a mic input, so you can record your own vocal or enjoy a session together with a vocalist. Making the system even more versatile, the monitor also functions as a USB audio interface that is compatible with ASIO/CoreAudio software, and can also be used as a monitor speaker for your computer.

A lineup of guitar legends on the 28-song two-CD bundled collection of guitar play-along tracks
JamVOX comes with two guitar karaoke CDs recorded by the Hal Leonard Corporation. These CDs contain a total of 28 classic songs from various eras familiar to every guitarist. Now you can jam along to with your guitar heroes!
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JamVOX Software Amp/effect functionality
19 amp models ranging from vintage to modern: Virtual Valve Reactor even reproduces the operation of vacuum tube power amps VOX AC15, VOX AC15TB, VOX AC30, VOX AC30TB, UK BLUES, UK 68P, UK '80S, UK '90S, UK MODERN, BLACK 2x12, TWEED 1x12, TWEED 4x10, BOUTIQUE CL, BOUTIQUE OD, US MODERN, US HIGAIN, UK MODERN2, BOUTIQUE METAL, MODDED OD

12 cabinet models that meticulously simulate the speaker response and cabinet design VOX AC15, VOX AC30, VOX AD412, VOX AD120VTX, UK H30 4x12, UK T75 4x12, BLACK 2x10, BLACK 2x12, TWEED 1x8, TWEED 1x12, TWEED 4x10, US V30 4x12

54 high-quality effect models: 18 pedal-type, 12 modulation-type, 11 delay-type, 12 reverb, noise reduction





Drag and drop six effect units to freely specify their routing

More than 100 Guitar programs that include the guitar sounds of famous songs and guitarists

Pickup modeling function lets you produce the sounds of different pickups than those actually on the connected guitar

Audition function lets you hear the sound of each program without having to play your guitar

Use the convenient Compare function and Snapshot function when editing your guitar sounds

Auto Chromatic Tuner by KORG, with excellent visibility

Use an optional expression pedal and foot switch to control the effects with your foot

Music Player functionality
MP3 / AAC / WMA (Windows only) / WAV / AIFF format audio playback ... Songs protected by DRM (Digital Rights Managements) cannot be played back.

AAC (Mac only) / WMA (Windows only) / WAV / AIFF format audio recording

Import your iTunes library

Revolutionary GXT (Guitar XTracktion) function cancels or extracts the guitar part of an existing song

Tempo Change function lets you change the playback speed without affecting the pitch of the song

Pitch Change function lets you change the playback pitch without affecting the tempo of the song

Auto Change function allows you to automatically switch guitar sounds or GXT settings at the desired point during the song playback

Loop Play function repeatedly plays the specified region of one song

Loudness function adds a "live" feel to the song playback

Use the dedicated website JamVOX-Online to find, audition, and download the Guitar programs or GXT programs that are best for a song: you can also upload your own settings for others to use

100 drum patterns are convenient for practicing or creating riffs

Metronome function is indispensible for serious practice

JamVOX Monitor
Powered monitor speaker with built-in 2-in/2-out USB audio interface

Two 3-inch full-range speakers deliver powerful and high-quality sound: rated power output is 0.75W+0.75W

USB bus powered design does not require an external power supply to be connected: 500mA current consumption

Proprietary low-latency design eliminates delay from when you play your guitar until you hear the sound

Mic input allows you to record vocals or enjoy sessions with a vocalist

Also usable as a USB audio interface that supports ASIO/CoreAudio compatible software, and as a speaker for your computer

Front and rear panels

Front panel:
- Guitar Input (1/4 phone jack, Mono)
- Mic Input (XLR jack, Mono)
- Mic Input Level Control
- Output Level Control
- Phones Output (1/4 phone jack, Stereo)
- Monitor Level Control
- Power indicator LED

Rear panel:
- Line Input L / R (1/4 phone jacks)
- Line Output L / R (1/4 phone jacks)
- Foot Switch Jack (1/4 phone jack)
- Expression Pedal Jack (1/4 phone jack)
- USB Port (Connector TYPE B)

* When using the JamVOX Monitor as a USB audio interface with ASIO/CoreAudio compatible software, it will operate as a 2-in/2out interface with 16-bit 44.1/48/96 kHz input and 24-bit 44.1/48/96 kHz output.

Dimensions (W x D x H): 240 mm x 160 mm x 122.5 mm (not including protrusions)

Weight: 2.4 kg

Hal Leonard CDs - Comes with 28 guitar karaoke tracks that every guitarist knows (recorded by Hal Leonard Corporation, USA).

Included Items: USB cable, Installation CD (contains JamVOX Software, Drivers, and Owner's manual), two audio CDs (Hal Leonard play-along tracks for guitar), Installation/setup guide

Options: VOX Foot Switch VFS-2, KORG Expression Pedal EXP2

Operating requirements
- CPU: Apple PowerPC G4 1.5GHz or faster, or Intel CPU
- RAM: 1GB or larger
- Display: 1,024 x 768 - 32,000 colors or higher
- OS: Mac OS X 10.4 or later

- CPU: Intel Pentium4 2.0GHz or faster
- RAM: 1GB or larger
- Display: 1,024 x 768 - 16 bit colors or higher
- OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1(32-bit) or later

*Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice for improvement.

JamVOX is a professional device and is intended for use only with musical works and sound recordings for which you yourself own the copyright, for which you have received permission for use from the copyright holder(s), or are in the public domain.
Mac and the Mac logo are registered trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and the other countries.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
All product names and company names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 631-390-6500

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted March 3, 2010 by a customer from cox.net
"This is a nifty gadget that's really intended to induce budding musicians to further research and purchase Vox amp and pedal pro"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I like having Vox's spin on amp modeling! Maybe the same's true of Peavey's and Fender's versions. I'd like to have but likely won't get around to investing money for the latter....

This is useful for one to get a sampling of Vox amps in order to make a purchase decision (or not) by sampling models of Vox amps based upon tone. It's also useful to induce new players to practice, given the variety of nifty tones. As usual with modeling software and amp circuitry, it has far too many poor distorted tones (most purchasers are interested in metal tones, so Vox obliges). It also has many pedal models, and, a tuner, etc. I was able to get a "poor man's" Chris Issak" type tone out of it--JamVox offers nifty settings galore! I'm using an Onkyo 5.1, pre-HDMI 100WX5 receiver a pair of 15" Cerwin-Vega speakers in front in a fair sized living room. Cerwin-Vega home "stereo" speakers are pretty good with this. I'm looking at guitar speaker cabs to run a home theater receiver through, etc. Ideally, one needs a "clean" amp such as a home theater tube amp, a PA, or a keyboard amp, etc.--guitar amps generally are too distorted and/or lack sufficient clean channel power, so, they won't work well with this. Better guitar amp cabs are great for this, however....

This is totally dependent upon Windows and Mac; no Linux facility, of which I'm aware, works for the JamVox--unlike for Native Instruments (Guitar Rig, etc.). read more I dislike Windows--it's insecure.

Ease of Use
Unfortunately, the JamVox I/O Box simply won't work with other modeling software's ASIO driver. Once the JamVox software is installed, it dominates (driver-wise). I can't use the proprietary driver for a Behringer usb guitar or the Behringer usb interface (which allows other guitars to use usb). Instead, one must use the generic ASIO4ALL driver which bumps up latency (ASIO4ALL will coexist with the JamVox, however). One can't get at the JamVox ASIO software directly to modify its settings directly, either. If latency is bad enough, PC modeling won't work: It's best to have use of at least a dual-core system with great memory and better PCI-EX, etc. These issues won't show up if the JamVox is the only modeling software installed or, perhaps, with a Mac. It's a good idea to disable unnecessary Windows tasks that, by default (with Windows install or otherwise), automatically start at boot--this frees cpu cycles. Instead of spending more on PCs now, I may overclock (speed up my system)--this shortens the life of a sys, and, it helps heat one's home, also! Really, I should sacrifice the old Windows sys to the Gods of Speed!

A lot of carping about this product relates to the old driver. The guy who was very negative here had an older driver in January of 2009. The new driver from late last year (or newer) helps the user to get the product to perform much better--it's like night and day! It's likely that new purchasers will have the disk with the old driver--ideally, these purchasers should download and install the newest driver. This is a "free" download: After all, the JamVox software doesn't work with other modeling software (NI, Peavey, or Amplitude (Fender)). The I/O box has a very good finish. Every jack, except the XLR one for a Mike, is a 1/4" standard jack that fits electric guitar equipment. I did order a cable (online) that converts two 1/4" jacks to two RCA jacks for input into a stereo receiver. The XLR mike jack works well. As for road-worthiness: NO! PCs aren't totally solid state (hard drive, screen, optical drives). I'd be horrified at having to re-config such software/hardware "on the fly" during a gig--this would probably be far worse than replacing a broken guitar string! A good modeling amp is a better choice for gear if one can't swing the cost of a versatile professional tube amp.

Typical of low-end modeling software.

Manufacturer Support
The Vox forum for this product is very helpful....

The Wow Factor
It has its own speaker. It looks somewhat like a black version of the pricey small tube chrome head from Vox. Looks fine--sounds better!

Musical Background:
Re-starting guitar, given today's better values

Musical Style:
Classic Rock, Country, Dark Ambient, Experimental
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