As a logical progression from making my personal favourite amp modelling app for iPad, JamUp, and of course their amazing amp designer app BIAS, Positive Grid have just announced 2 Bluetooth 4.0 wireless, fully-programmable MIDI controllers, the BT-2 and BT-4 which are expression pedal ready and have a built-in iOS link audio interface all housed in a heavy-duty metal case and work with all iPads, iPhones & Macs.
Users of JamUp, BIAS and virtually all other MIDI-supported apps will be able to switch any parameter in the way they need without connecting cables: Guitarists can change stomp box effects in real time, bassists can smoothly switch their volume, and vocalists can quickly turn sheet music on a screen. The BT foot controllers allow JamUp users to virtually stomp on JamUp’s live screen and switch between dozens of studio-grade amp and stompbox effects — all hands-free. They also allow them to control Jam Player’s iTunes song-playback functions, trigger various sampler recording and dubbing options, and even control the built-in metronome and tap out the tempo — all without the need to touch the device screen.
There are two models available, the BT-2 and BT-4, referring to an ultra-portable 2-button controller and 4 button format for full wireless performance when recording and performing. Both controllers are designed to fit in a backpack or even a laptop bag.
Positive Grid’s new Bluetooth foot controllers retail for $99.99 (BT-4 four-button set) and $79.99 (BT-2 two-button set) and will be available in Spring 2014.