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..
Here is my first collection of great videos about JOYO guitar effects & amps.
Lots of testing and reviewing of our pedals and amps happens over on YouTube, great entertainment. Honest, brutal and entertaining channels about guitars, pedals and more, we are regular watchers of the channels for sure!.
I just did a search on youtube of the JOYO videos (as I do) to see what was the most popular, this is pretty much that result on this page.
So, If you are ready to indulge yourself with some great videos about pedals and amps, then scroll aroun..
The JOYO UK unsigned artistfor March is the delighful Maya Delilah.
Maya has over 250k followers on TikTok and millions of plays and views online, the numbers are impressive !
It might have even been one of my daughters who showed me Maya Delilah playing an electric guitar, using a pedal looper on ‘TikTok’ social media. I found her on Spotify & YouTube. It made us want to know more. So many views and listens, great for sharing her guitar playing skills.
I'm not that familiar with Tik Tok as a user. My teenage daughters have been over the..
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
We often get asked what pedals we think you should put in your arsenal, so a good opportunity for us to share with you the official JOYO top 20 Best Selling most popular guitar effect pedals of all time ever...!
We have lots of demos to watch online, lots of product blurb to read and lots of JOYO reviews, so why not continue to avoid everyone, stop pretending to work, zone out of your zoom call and spend this lunchtime online on our website!
Don't forget to check out our up and coming new entries in the latest JOYO R Series of guitar effects and look after your ge..
Oi Oi Oi ! Resistance 77. Our 2nd featured JOYO UK band we are introducing for 2021 are from Notts UK, this original band of street punks have the perfect mix of frustration, anger and energy that here at JOYO UK we love.
The influence of punk music and its subculture has spread worldwide, especially in England. It has taken root in a wide range of local scenes that often reject the affiliation with the mainstream pop cultures. Musicians who identify with or inspired by punk gave rise to spinoffs such as post-punk, new wave, and later indie pop, alternative rock, and noise r..
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)..
I am very happy to introduce to you the very first JOYO UK new music artist of 2021...
Based in Manchester, the 4 piece unsigned guitar band Delights formed in 2017 and feature Adam Maxwell (Vocals), Ben Kirkland (Bass Guitar) and Ben Squires (Lead Guitar) & Leo Willis (Drums).
Inspired by an ever growing catalogue of music ranging from Parliament and Fleetwood Mac to Khruangbin, the band merges their own musical tastes into a blend of bedroom pop with hints of classic rock, dubbed as “kaleidoscopic ..
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..
Good News ! We have updated our last posting date for Christmas to Monday 21st December, so you still have time to get your hands on a little JOYO this Christmas.
In the run up to Christmas ALL orders made from Wednesday 16th December 2020 to 11am on Monday 21st will be sent by DPD courier.
We have temporarily removed the option to send by Royal Mail as they are experiencing a massive backlog due to Covid & Christmas.
Our normal postal options will return in the new year.
Have a good one!
The JOYO DC-15s is an upgraded version of our best selling solid state home practice guitar amplifier the DC-15. The upgraded model brings the compact combo amp into the modern day; it is fully equipped to give a guitarist everything they need in a box for at home or performing.
The JOYO DC 15S is a perfect practice guitar amplifier designed for all levels of guitarists and suitable for all genres, it is feature rich, compact in size, loud and looks good too.
Built into the JOYO DC15s guitar amplifier you have :
9 Guitar Amplifier..
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..
We are excited to be introducing a new range of accessories from JOYO. The Guitto range provides you with quality affordable accessories for guitarists & musicians. Every piece has been designed by the team at JOYO from listening to feedback from customers and our own experiences.
Over the last 10 years at work, at shows, in the showroom we have used a lot of accessories as we work and play. There are some amazing stands for instruments out there. some are perhaps a little too expensive though. There are also a lot of cheaply riveted pieces that are just so sub standar..
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..
It’s been 2 years since JOYO launched the BanTamP series of guitar amplifiers and we always knew that these amps would be popular at home, in practice and even in performance. They might be small but they are extra mighty in sound.
Many of our users have taken them along for performance, connected them up with 2 x 12 & 4 x 12 cabinets and have been praising them ever since. The demand for the little tube guitar head amplifiers from JOYO has often exceeded supply!.
We listened to our users playing on the amps and also their feedback (no pun intended) and we are now..
Whilst in isolation Dave is having a conversation with himself about the use of XLR outputs on the newer JOYO Revolution series and for recording guitar in the home studio.
Hey Dave, I noticed on some of the latest JOYO gear like the Cab box, the DRj Sparrow bass DI and the new JOYO Preamp House that they all have XLR outputs, why is that? Its not a cable you usually see on a pedal board or associated with guitars is it?.
no not historically, but JOYO are catering more and more for guitarists in the studio and for those who are recording at home, If you look at the succ..
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Update from JOYO - Panic Buying Welcome !
We would like to re-assure our JOYO customers at this difficult time that we are following all current guidelines & restrictions regarding the Corona virus & that our online business is very much still open, although some deliveries may take a little longer than normal, please do consider this when looking to purchase.
JOYO U.K. is a small independent distributor operating from our own premises, so we are therefore lucky enough to be able to continue to work and offer our usual p..
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.
On Thursday 21st November JOYO audio UK closed its showroom doors for the last time, whilst I have thoroughly enjoyed having some high street presence in our local town centre over the last 3 years, we have decided it is time to move JOYO UK out and up.
We opened our JOYO showroom 3 years ago to showcase our products off to local followers of JOYO. It was the perfect location for us to be based providing us with great warehousing and distribution facilities; 5 minutes to work isn't a bad commute really either!
We took the opportunity to branch out to support our..
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..
We are often asked what pedals you should use to create some of the tones of David Gilmour/Pink Floyd.
As with any tone chasing request, I always try and break down the elements of the sound that you hear. Each track is different, different pedals are used in different parts and of course having Davids fingers and guitar skills certainly helped him achieve his own sound.
I do not think any one pedal could achieve it, to create the tones of David Gilmour unless you go for a multieffects unit and spend some time dialling it in and experimenting.
There are c..
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 new JOYO Footheramin is a frequency oscillating guitar effect pedal that can be operated easily by guitarists feet.
With two metal antenna that sense the relative position of the foot, the front aerial loop controls oscillators and frequency adjustment, and volume with the other. Switches control the type of the oscillation, adjusting band pass filters, pitch and gate linear sensitivity.
Move your feet towards or away from the side aerial adjusts volume, whilst controlling RF oscillation, wave, gain and melon output with the other. Combine both to achieve the tone of the future.
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..
The New R series of pedals from JOYO are the 4th generation of guitar effects by JOYO Technology and will be released in the late part of 2018. We have been busy trying out the prototypes and have put together a brief outline of what is on the horizon.
In total 11 new products are about to feature in the new pedal line up, a gradual release is planned and we are very excited to bring you news of what pedals will become available over the coming months for distribution in the UK.
Whilst some details may change, all the R pedals feature a similar metal housing, a unique Led shell design an..
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..
After our visit to Musikmesse 2018 in Germany we took a look at the new designs for JOYO pedals & some of the new products being launched over the coming months.
Whilst the new pedals are still in prototype stage, the designs are coming together and demonstrate how JOYO Technology continues to develop great guitar gear for guitarists in the UK. So if you haven’t seen them take a look and let us know what you think !
The New R series of pedals will feature a new design, a broader range of effect types, overdrive, stereo modulation and amp simulation. Look out for t..
Now in its 21st successful year, the UK’s longest established guitar show, the North West Guitar Show, returns to its most popular venue yet at Haydock Park Racecourse Exhibition Centre on Sunday 20th May 2018 from 10am to 4.30pm.
Come and try the JOYO guitar effects & amplifiers out in person, have a go on our demo pedalboards and check out the latest JOYO products on show ! A great opportunity to see & hear what JOYO is upto in the UK. Always a great event catching up with old friends and making new. A great opportunity for retailers to also check out the gear in full ef..
Join JOYO Audio UK in Frankfurt am Main at MusikMesse 2018, it's the International meeting point of the MI sector and annual gathering of the international JOYO team ! It's also the largest meeting point of groovy music types from all over Europe, visitors from 144 countries and exhibitors from 55 nations. United in the one thing we all love, music.
Musikmesse brings together JOYO with retailers and brings together musicians from all over the world. The trade show is overlapping with Prolight + Sound (11. – 13. April), that's the international trade fair of technologies and servic..
THE NORTH EAST GUITAR SHOW 2018
For our first show of 2018, come and see JOYO at The North East Guitar Show where we return to the superb, purpose-built event complex at Rainton Meadows Arena (map), Mercantile Rd, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 5PH, and will be on Sunday 18th March from 10am to 4.00pm.
With us we will have every JOYO & DrJ guitar effect pedal, guitar amplifier, power supply and accessory available on the day. Check the gear out in person on our demo boards.
This prestige and spacious location is close to all the North East major routes, provides superb facilities, excelle..
We have counted our pedals (so many) and looked at our figures over the last 12 months, we populated a spreadsheet and thought we would share with you the Top 20 bestselling JOYO guitar effect pedals of 2017 in the UK. We have not included pedal tuners or power supplies, just effects..
Our first series of guitar effects remain strong in the charts, they have been around for the longest time, have achieved the most reviews and continue to sell well. Simply great sounding budget pedals for all. They give guitarists a great pedal that does the job very well.
The analog sounds of yester year..
Join JOYO audio UK at The Merseyside guitar show Aintree 2017 and check out our guitar effects in person. The show is happening Sunday 26th November from 10am to 4.00pm at Aintree Racecourse Exhibition Centre, Ormskirk Rd, Liverpool, L9 5AS and this year promises to be the biggest and best show yet.
Come and find JOYO on the ground floor, we have a massive stand planned with every guitar effect pedal and great demo pedalboards from JOYO and DrJ on show. All available to try and buy on the day.
The Merseyside guitar show is one of the UK’s biggest shows dedicated to guitars in the North W..
Come and feel the JOYO at The Leeds & Bradford Guitar show. This great day out is now in its 11th year and takes place at Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawsons Corner, Pudsey, LS28 5TA on Sunday 10th September 2017 from 10am to 4.00pm.
Its our 3rd year at the show and we are bringing our entire showroom, even more JOYO gear than ever before in its entirety. So if you are a pedal nerd come and see the entire range, or maybe you are looking for your first pedal, on a budget, need to get an effect fix, come and find us at the show and give the JOYO a go.. We will be there to help you get the right to..
Celebrating the 20th successful year of the UK's longest established guitar show, the North West Guitar Show, returns to its most popular venue yet at Haydock Park Racecourse Exhibition Centre on Sunday 14th May 2017 from 10am to 4.30pm. Come and try out all of the JOYO effects in person on our demo boards to try before you buy.
Last year was a great day, an absolute must for anyone interested in music, a great buzz. This year's show will be the biggest yet with more than 120 dealers and exhibitors with products to sell in four large exhibition halls. The UK's biggest one day guitar s..
Sunday 19th March you are invited to join Joyo Audio UK at the North East Guitar Show 2017. The show takes place at Rainton Meadows Arena, Mercantile Rd, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 5PH from 10am to 4.00pm.
Close to all the North East major routes, the arena is in a great location and provides superb facilities, excellent catering & coffee which is always appreciated, free parking for the drivers a licensed bar for passengers.
With over 100 exhibitors & dealers of guitar related goodies, the Northern guitar shows are always a great day out for musicians & guitarists of all ..
It was our 1st JOYO guitar effects evening consisting of gear demos, Q&A and geeky chat at Symphony Music in Wigan. A great audience attended with lots of suggestions, made us feel very welcome, we thank you for your support & we listened to what you said.
A large range of the JOYO guitar effects are available in store at Symphony, along with a huge range of guitars from Gretsch, Fender, Epiphone, Orange amps, Marshall, Blackstar, Jackson & many more, plenty of musical instruments that will make your trip very worthwhile and personally rewarding. Support your local indie music s..
Exciting news for 2017. Following our relocation late last year.. The first JOYO guitar effect showroom will be opening early Feb 2017 at 173 Egerton Walk, Walkden town centre Manchester.. Watch this space for the exact date, but everyone keeps asking whats going on.. so with a few more trips to Ikea, B&Q and our local timber merchant, we will have the biggest collection of effects and Amplifiers this side of the great wall available for you to try and check out in person.
watch this space and follow us on Facebook..
Hooray we opened !
JOYO Audio UK have now moved ! The JOYO UK distribution office is now situated within Phase 3 of a new and exciting development for Walkden Town Centre.. We are starting to fit out a brand new JOYO showroom, fully equiped with all of the latest JOYO guitar effects, amplifiers & accessories available in the UK.
Our new office and showroom will provide us with a number of exciting opportunities to develop brand awareness in the UK and where we will continue to raise the profile of JOYO by engaging with local music communities.
Our new details !
Telephone : 0161 7..
JOYO Audio UK - Guitar Effect Pedals are looking forward to being at the first South of England Guitar show this Sunday.
Kempton Park Racecourse Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames TW16 5AQ
The guys from JOYO Audio UK are looking forward to driving down the M6 in the JOYO van and hooking you up with some pedals and tone!
We have some double exciting NEWS, we WILL have 2 new #Amps to show for the first time in the UK, you must come and see them and every pedal JOYO has.. More than you will think and lots more pedal than you bargain for. We are bringing our Northern pedal prices do..
On Sunday 16th October JOYO guitar effects are back on home turf @ the MOJO Manchester Guitar Show 2016 taking place at George H Carnall Leisure Centre, Kingsway Park, Urmston, Manchester M41 7FJ
Come along and be in with a chance to Win a pedal in our JOYO guitar effect pedal giveaway.
Get hands on and twiddle with everything JOYO on our stand, loads of fantastic guitar gear on offer from dealers & guitar shops from all over the UK..
Put it in the diary!
See you there - MAP
George H Carnall Leisure Centre, Kingsway Park, Urmston, Manchester M41 7FJ
This Weekend Sunday 28th August you could win one of these JOYO pedals in a FREE prize draw at this years Cumbria Guitar Show..
Unfortunately we can't make it in person this year, but that shouldnt stop you going and having a great day out.
Its on from 10am-4pm and you will find new, used & vintage guitars, great show deals on guitars and all accessories throughout the day, there will also be performances from some of the U.K's top guitarists. Don't miss one of the North's best Guitar Shows.
There’s a host of guitar players to see, including the Brian Rawson Band who will be appea..
Visit JOYO Audio UK at The 2016 Leeds Bradford Guitar Show September 25th
Now in its tenth year, the show will once again take place at Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawsons Corner, Pudsey, LS28 5TA on Sunday, September 25th 2016 from 10am to 4pm.
Visitors can buy, sell and trade new, used and vintage guitars, amps, effects and accessories at bargain prices.
This is our second year at the show, on the JOYO stand this year come and try out new JOYO pedal boards, lots of guitar effects for you to try in person. As much as we would like everyone to shred away on the day on a massive loud amp, our a..
Introducing The JOYO Audio Affiliate Program
What is it?
More than 150 products can now be purchased directly online via our new JOYO Audio retail website .
For any purchase made on https://www.joyoeffectpedals.co.uk we will reward JOYO affiliate users, our endorsers, you tube reviewers with commission from JOYO sales!
How do i become an affiliate?
Just register as an affiliate partner and recommend our products, on your own website, You Tube, Face book, Twitter, blog or forums, wherever you hang out. As soon as someone enters the JOYO Audio retail website via your link and orde..
a Little JOYO Competition for the weekend !. Just Like & Share this post on facebook, Instagram or Twitter, tell us what CAPO & Tshirt size you want. We will announce 10 winners on Monday !! #8000 #likes #competition #joyo #guitar #effects #capo #easy #share #guitareffects #pedalboard #FREE #giveaway www.JOYOaudio.co.uk
On Sunday 15th May come and say hello to JOYO Audio UK at the North West Guitar Show - Haydock Park Racecourse Exhibition Centre.
On the JOYO guitar effects stand, you will be free to try out any of the effects from the 1st, 2nd & the 3rd series. If you are feeling in the mood for some new affordable gear, we will even sort you out on the day!. Try everything on our vast guitar effect demo pedalboards, where we have kitted out headphones and amp simulators. In the comfort of your own ears you can do your own wild thing.
We are bringing everything JOYO guitar effect pedal relate..