I also get asked about IR files, particularly as a couple of our products use IR files. It makes sense for me to try and explain in basic terms what an IR file is, why you might be interested in using one.
With guitar pedals you have analog and digital. IR files are used in digital pedals, we are taking a digital snapshot of audio. When you use a preset on a computer, you load it in right?.. That is a the principal of the IR file.
On the JOYO Cab Box it simulates different guitar cabinets/speaker types & Microphones. In order to recreate these sounds, we have 'recorde..
I often get asked what the difference is between these 2 delay guitar effect pedal types. There are basically two kinds of JOYO delay pedals available:
1. Analog delay effect pedals
2. Digital delay effect pedals.
>> View all the JOYO Delay pedals.
Both have their strengths, good for doing different things, they are great on guitar, bass or acoustic. If you can plug it in then anything can be used with delay. The delay is without doubt at home on a guitarist’s pedalboard, every electronic instrument, studio, singer must have o..
JOYO Gem Box 3 - Software Download for PC & Mac
Software & Preset downloads for the JOYO Gem Box 3.
JOYO Audio for GEM BOX III (Windows)
Check out these great free preset downloads - just load them into your Gem Box 3
Gem Box 3 JDC Presets
Brett Kingman Presets
I have been meaning to write this article for years, in fact I started it and never got around to finishing it, because it can be a complex issue that can send you off on tangents. So I thought I would lay down some info here and then probably update it.
I wanted to share some of my tips to help identify and remove some noise from your guitar rig and guitar effect pedal board. Quite often I get asked why a guitar effect pedal board might be noisy. It is pretty hard to diagnose by email without being there with you. With everything like this, there is a cause and an effect (no pun intended)..
Let’s face it 2020 has been a right nightmare for anyone involved in the UK music industry. It has been a tough year for everyone, the Covid struggle has been very damaging for the entire world, it has officially sucked big time.
The live audiences, music venues & our high street music retailers were all forced to stop dead in their tracks, with no sign of opening, the factory ran out of (some) components which was a bit of a mare, the post was delayed, but thankfully the music making hasn’t stopped. Nothing will stop music from happening we are all working hard to..
A guitar effect pedal is an electronic device that alters the sound of a musical instrument or other audio source through audio signal processing. It's a magic box of tricks that will allow you to change the sound of your audio, or guitar.
If you are new to guitar or guitar effects then you might be wondering what a guitar effect pedal actually does. Hopefully we can help answer that question for you.
The most common form of guitar effect is distortion & overdrive, these guitar effects are often used with electric guitar in electric blues..
What order do I put my guitar effect pedals in?
The order you would put your pedals in for your guitar are grouped together and put into the following order :
>> Dynamics – including Compressors, Volume, Wah & Pitch
>> Drive – Including Overdrive, Distortion & Fuzz
>> Modulation – includes Tremolo, chorus, flanger, phaser etc.
>> Delay – Delay and reverb, the spatial effects.
It’s important to remember pedals do not really go wrong, or will they stop working if you put them i..
The JOYO Bantamp range use a single 12ax7 tube in the preamp, it is likely at some point you might need to change the tube in your amp.
Unfortunately a tube is not covered in any guitar amp warranty, it is regarded as a consumable as they do not have a definite life span and can burn out, but generally preamp tubes or valves they will last a long time. Preamp tubes do not need to work as hard as a power amp tube, but they can fail at any time.
So how do you know if you need to change your preamp tube your JOYO Bantamp ?
Some of the most common signs that tubes need replacement are a c..
This firmware updates an issue when using the FX LOOP.
Please download and read the instructions within the zip file, download the zip file and install the software for PC or Mac.
Installation Instructions PDF
Firmware Download. zip file
Install the Firmware
Connect the JOYO PreAmp Pedal to the computer and run the firmware installer to update.
If you’ve been playing electric guitar for a while and using guitar pedals, then you are probably getting pretty up to speed with how each pedal interacts with each other and how to get the “best pedal order” to keep your tone sounding good. First of all there is no right or wrong order and there is no right way or wrong way, so this is just a basic guide and an overview of what a guitar effect loop is and what it does to your pedal & guitar amp tone.
Where is the FX LOOP?
You might have seen on the back of your amp, read on forums, or maybe heard a youtuber influence..
This is the full list of effects / Digital Amp model simulations that are supplied as default on the new JOYO Gem Box 3. This is the Master JOYO Gem Box 3 Effects list showing what they could be based on next to the tone setting (allegedly).
61 high quality preamp modulations
9 effects module, and a total of 157 effect types
26 built-in cabinet modulations, supports third party IR
The New JOYO GEM BOX III is the flagship model of JOYO's multi-effect processors, with smart reversed modelling technology, you now having 61 high quality preamp modulations, 9 effects module, 157 effe..
Here is our ultimate guitar effect pedal dictionary for some of the phrases we use on the JOYO website, if you are just getting into the world of electric guitar and effect pedals, then this guitar effect pedal cheat sheet will hopefully give you a quick overview of some of the words guitar effect geeks might use. This terminology is not just for dummies, we go into more detail on product pages and try and explain what these pedals do and sound like.
So check out the guitar effects by type and take a listen to some of the great demos of effects we have online. If you need any help..
This is a lengthy guide I keep coming back to update as the topic gets covered a lot in online forums, I do get asked lot of questions about powering guitar effects. Mind you it is pretty important, getting it right all these different modular components trying to work together in unison.
First, there are a number of ways to power your guitar effects and the method you use can make a difference to your whole experience of playing electric guitar.
Making sure you have the right power supply will ensure your pedals actually come on, prevent them from getting damaged, or..
Many guitar effect pedals can be powered by a battery which can reduce the number of wires in your pedalboard and make it more convenient to travel around with. The JOYO guitar effect pedals in Series 1, series 2 and Dr.J pedals can all be powered by a battery for convenience and often cited as a reason for buying.
There are downsides to using batteries over a steady decent power supply, you have no idea what power you have left, if you use the wrong type of battery you do not get a satisfactory performance, finally we have an environmental impact to consider.
The JOYO CAB BOX is a guitar cabinet emulator, a guitar effect pedal that allows full configuration of vintage and modern amps. You can configure the power amp, Cab simulations, Microphone type and distance, EQ, midi control and loading & editing of 3rd party IR files. Here you can download the software and instructions for managing your Cab Box with the JOYO Software on Mac, or PC.
Released 11.3.2021 V1.1.0 - JOYO Cab box software
1 Added option [None] in [Power amp] section
2 Add [Factory reset] i..
There are very few differences between tuners with regard to the particular instrument they are used for. You can use a guitar tuner to tune acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitars and ukuleles, Violin, even mandolin & banjo.
There are three basic types of tuners: digital free standing ,clip on and pedal tuners.
Digital free standing guitar tuners
A free standing guitar tuner is suitable for acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitars and ukuleles . These classic tuners are equipped with a built in microphone that picks up the sound of the acoustic instrument and ind..
Click to Download the Instructions for JOYO PXL LIVE with MIDI guitar effects control
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The New range of JOYO Ironman guitar effect pedals have been reviewed in Total Guitar Magazine this Month (thats April edition - but out in March?). We are over JOYO'ed with the result for our first review of the latest gear from JOYO. The New JOYO range of effects currently exists of 23 different mini effect pedals, from Amp Simulator effects to the representation of classic effect tones. The guys at Total Guitar have made us very proud and we are jumping for JOYO that they enJOYOed them as much as we do. Available Now in the UK via our UK Stockists, check the UK JOYO stockist & retai..
JOYO Technology are co-founders of Dr J guitar effect pedals. Dee Leung, head of the Dr.J engineering team in Shenzhen, began his career as a musician. He liked fiddling with various pedals when he was a student in college, analyzing tones and circuits from low-end pedals to advanced handmade ones. Most people saw him as a reticent modding freak, a pedal head, or pedal geek considered a relatively introverted kind of guy.
When Leung submitted one of his own pedals for a graduate design project, his teachers didn’t even know what it was. Dee Leung continued focusing on his ..
Guitar Pedal Shootout - Fulltone OCD vs Joyo Ultimate Drive (Total Guitar 251)
A great video and review from Total Guitar Europe's best-selling guitar magazine, February 2014, we think the Guys at Total Guitar captured the JOYO favourably here in their video.
We cannot deny, we are very pleased you get it..
We also acknowledge all the good vibes in the forums too over the last few years.. So thanks to Chris Bird (Whose hands and riffs you see/hear in the vid), James L'Esteve, Dave Burrluck and Michael Brown for sharing it with us and giving us our fir..