usbEffects (Guitar Effects)

usbEffects (Guitar Effects)


Enjoy great guitar effects via USB with this Virtual Amp App.

At Last, low-latency guitar effects on the Android platform. Since the Dec 2012 release of usbEffects, USB In and USB Out now supports moderately low latency which allows for a very enjoyable guitar experience.

Because USB Audio does not work with every Android device or USB device, please try out http://githarastudios.com/downloads/usbEffectsLite.apk before buying this product.

The amp sim itself is very basic but includes a realistic tone-stack for nice guitar tone. This app also has a number of virtual guitar effect pedals including:

Distortion (Green Scream)
Heavy Metal (Metal of Awe)
Flanger
Phasor (Phase Off)
Chorus
Harmonizer
Wah Wah
Tremolo
Digital Delay
Dry Layer
Reverb
Looper Pedal (Loop Hub)
Vibrato

All these effects are now configurable so you can generate a great range of sounds. The Dry layer, while aimed at Bass players, supports maintaining bass while applying effects to mid and top, or vise versa.

In addition, a basic guitar tuner has been integrated for ease and convenience as well as a Metronome and ability to play WAV files as backing tracks.

In order to use this Amp Sim, you need:

1) A , Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Galaxy S3/S4, Sony Xperia U,TX, Galaxy Note 2/Note 3, Galaxy Tab 2/3, HTC One, Galaxy Nexus or other Android device that supports OTG USB audio.
2) OTG USB cable to suit your device like (http://www.amazon.com/Female-Adapter-Converter-Google-tablet/dp/B00C93Y9IU)
3) USB Guitar cable like
(http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-UCG102-Guitar-to-USB-Interface/dp/B000PAPO9W) or
(http://www.amazon.com/IK-Multimedia-StealthPlug-AmpliTube-Live/dp/B000KFZ7T4) or
(http://www.amazon.com/Guitar-Interface-Computer-Recording-Adapter/dp/B0048F0QWA)
4) An electric guitar.
5) Fingers that can play guitar!

Instructions for use:
1) Connect Guitar and (optionally) headphone or amp to USB device.
2) Connect the OTG cable to the USB device.
3) Connect OTG cable to Android device and wait 1 second (USB's power light should come on).
4) Run usbEffects app.
5) Allow app to use USB.
6) If you want USB out (this is the one with low-latency) you need to go to the menu and select USB as the "Output Type", then hit the back button.
7) Start playing.

Permissions: Internet/LAN/Wifi permissions are only used for Wifi output feature.
External storage (SD card) is used for playing backing tracks and reading and writing Loops (in proprietary format only at this stage).

Not all Android devices support USB accessories by powering the USB bus. Some Android devices such as Galaxy S1, S2 do not support USB Audio. This app is not compatible with all USB devices, and in particular, "3D sound card" type USB devices are not recognized by Android and cannot be supported by this app. Finally when USB devices are powered by your phone, the battery may run down more quickly.

If you have problems with this app, or suggestions for improvements, please check our FAQ and/or email the developer.

Recent changes:
Add ability to select multiple files for playing background tracks.
New button to go to next background track.
------- v2.9.0 (Apr 2015)
Fix problem with loading background WAV files.
Option to turn off input clipping detection.
------ v2.8 (Oct 2014)
New Vibrato effect
Send WAV files from Looper Pedal (Lo-Fi)
Prepare for Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
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About usbEffects (Guitar Effects)
Enjoy great guitar effects via USB with this Virtual Amp App.

At Last, low-latency guitar effects on the Android platform. Since the Dec 2012 release of usbEffects, USB In and USB Out now supports moderately low latency which allows for a very enjoyable guitar experience.

Because USB Audio does not work with every Android device or USB device, please try out http://githarastudios.com/downloads/usbEffectsLite.apk before buying this product.

The amp sim itself is very basic but includes a realistic tone-stack for nice guitar tone. This app also has a number of virtual guitar effect pedals including:

Distortion (Green Scream)
Heavy Metal (Metal of Awe)
Flanger
Phasor (Phase Off)
Chorus
Harmonizer
Wah Wah
Tremolo
Digital Delay
Dry Layer
Reverb
Looper Pedal (Loop Hub)
Vibrato

All these effects are now configurable so you can generate a great range of sounds. The Dry layer, while aimed at Bass players, supports maintaining bass while applying effects to mid and top, or vise versa.

In addition, a basic guitar tuner has been integrated for ease and convenience as well as a Metronome and ability to play WAV files as backing tracks.

In order to use this Amp Sim, you need:

1) A , Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Galaxy S3/S4, Sony Xperia U,TX, Galaxy Note 2/Note 3, Galaxy Tab 2/3, HTC One, Galaxy Nexus or other Android device that supports OTG USB audio.
2) OTG USB cable to suit your device like (http://www.amazon.com/Female-Adapter-Converter-Google-tablet/dp/B00C93Y9IU)
3) USB Guitar cable like
(http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-UCG102-Guitar-to-USB-Interface/dp/B000PAPO9W) or
(http://www.amazon.com/IK-Multimedia-StealthPlug-AmpliTube-Live/dp/B000KFZ7T4) or
(http://www.amazon.com/Guitar-Interface-Computer-Recording-Adapter/dp/B0048F0QWA)
4) An electric guitar.
5) Fingers that can play guitar!

Instructions for use:
1) Connect Guitar and (optionally) headphone or amp to USB device.
2) Connect the OTG cable to the USB device.
3) Connect OTG cable to Android device and wait 1 second (USB's power light should come on).
4) Run usbEffects app.
5) Allow app to use USB.
6) If you want USB out (this is the one with low-latency) you need to go to the menu and select USB as the "Output Type", then hit the back button.
7) Start playing.

Permissions: Internet/LAN/Wifi permissions are only used for Wifi output feature.
External storage (SD card) is used for playing backing tracks and reading and writing Loops (in proprietary format only at this stage).

Not all Android devices support USB accessories by powering the USB bus. Some Android devices such as Galaxy S1, S2 do not support USB Audio. This app is not compatible with all USB devices, and in particular, "3D sound card" type USB devices are not recognized by Android and cannot be supported by this app. Finally when USB devices are powered by your phone, the battery may run down more quickly.

If you have problems with this app, or suggestions for improvements, please check our FAQ and/or email the developer.

Recent changes:
Add ability to select multiple files for playing background tracks.
New button to go to next background track.
------- v2.9.0 (Apr 2015)
Fix problem with loading background WAV files.
Option to turn off input clipping detection.
------ v2.8 (Oct 2014)
New Vibrato effect
Send WAV files from Looper Pedal (Lo-Fi)
Prepare for Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

Android Market Comments
A Google User
May 5, 2015
Hands down the best! You won't find any other app like this on the market. It originally didnt work with my Peavey XPort but the developer actually went out an purchased one to test it & help me out. The app now works flawlessly & I couldn't be happier. The developer will really help you out & responds quickly. Thanks so much for an amazing app & hands down best customer service I've ever experienced. I can't wait to support whatever else Githara Studios comes up with! Edit: lanscape is only showin half of screen on GS5 Verizon
A Google User
Apr 28, 2015
Running S4 Latency is bad! Sound is quiet! Filters suck.
A Google User
Apr 24, 2015
Great Works great on samsung note 3 with lollipop
A Google User
Apr 14, 2015
Gain Level always slow down when playing I just bought this app,, and its great,, but why when i play i got notification CLIPPING : TURN USB OR GUITAR and then Gain level always slow down,,, and its annoying
A Google User
Mar 15, 2015
This program is amazing and I have not even installed it yet. Yes it's that good. I upgraded from guitar effects plus and got excellent customer service before I even bought anything. :-) UPDATE: I upgraded my device, and reinstalled, only to discover a serious USER malfunction. No matter, GStudios were able to sort this out as well, (by guiding me to realise that I had installed the wrong type of their software), and we are back up and running. THANK YOU for the continual expansion and now customisation.