Great as a stand-alone app but no luck in Logic Pro X
I have a lot of fun hooking up my guitar through an Apogee Jam and running the stand-alone app. Just going through all the sound options is great. Many of my favorites sounds are included. But I really wanted to use it as a plugin for Logic Pro X (v10.4.1). I’ve tried several fixes including re-install but no luck. In Logic Pro X I can go to the plugin manager and find the correct plugin - even run the “verrification” check and everything looks fine. But when I create a new audio track and then try to select Tonebridge as an audio effect I always get the “plugin missing” error message. If you have a fix for this problem I would love to hear about it. That would get this free app five stars for sure from me!
Ultimate Guitar responded to my first review very quickly and I thank them for that. They sent me to a link on their FAQ pages that described a fix for my problem. Well, I no longer get the “red exclamation point” error in Logic about a missing plugin. It seems to be present and I get all the supplementary effect windows and all. But there is no effect of any setting on the resulting tone of the audio output - nothing! It’s like the plugin wasn’t even in the audio output chain. I sent a message directly to the email address they provided on their website rather than come here and it’s been a week with no reply. I’ve pretty much given up hope that I will get this to work as advertised in Logic Pro X. Please - if anyone actually has it working let me know. By the way - this plugin doesn’t show up anywhere in Garageband so I can’t use it with that app either. Sorry Untimate Guitar.
Absolutely Brilliant with Mainstage 3!
Tonebridge replaces guesswork, experimentation and $$$ with presets and guidance for guitarists seeking to reproduce the timbre of their favorite recordings. It’s worth a lot to me.
To use Tonebridge as an AU plug-in for Mainstage 3 (fixing the “!”), enable it in AU3 Mode after opening a concert: Mainstage 3 > Preferences > Plug-in Manager > UGTB > Tonebridge Guitar Effects > Check “AU3 Mode”.
An entire Audio FX “rack” can then be replaced by Tonebridge.
I set it for “Let It Be - The Beatles - Solo” and started focusing on my technique instead of the gear: Noise Gate > Compression Pedal > Distortion > Amp > Delay > Echo > EQ > Cabinet > Mike all selected and adjusted appropriately.
Every guitar and rig sounds different and every guitarist seeks their own sound so there’s still some tweaking to be done, but it’s a great starting point for dialing in the right tone for each song instead of compromising with the same “rack” for an entire set.
Needs Google sign-in, Tone Wizard
Current version offers no way for those of us who registered on UG using Google account to sign in.
thank you for this app.
it’s great one !
but why is there a difference between Iphone or Ipad version and the computer one,
the Tone Wizard, which is so interesting ?
TYA for your answer
and perhaps for including TW to the Mac version, soon.
Great for Free
Although I have a Positive Grid BIAS FX, I figured I give this a try. For free, it’s fantastic. Quick easy, and sounds are solid. Would love to see a little more ‘tweakability’ , Tone, Delay. But it’s free, so I don’t expect an equivalent to an Amplitube/Positive grid, etc.
Does what it says, no catch.
This software provides a massive catalog of guitar and some bass tones—and by massive, I mean literally thousands of options. Want your guitar to sound like David Gilmour in the Comfortably Numb solo? Tonebridge can do that for you, and it will sound pretty much as expected, depending on the quality of your gear. The library spans many genres; just type in the name of a band or performer you like and you’ll probably get some results. Out of just a few I’ve tried, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Jimi Hendrix all sound great. Less well known bands/performers are hit-or-miss, however; Alexisonfire, Queensrÿche, and Crush 40 (yes, really) all work, but Spock’s Beard, 3, and Moving Atlas come up empty.
What this software *does not* do is allow you to modify your tone in any way. The tone you select is what you get, and while you can control the overall strength of the effects and the output volume, you aren’t able to customize a sound. Fortunately Garageband exists and allows you to add any kind of effect you want, so if you absolutely must sound a particular way you can always do it. Just not in Tonebridge, and likely not without some fiddling.
Some other nice features: the ability to immediately open a search window on Ultimate Guitar and find a tab is handy, and maintaing a list of favorites is cool, though it would be nice if they were grouped into genres (you can, at least, sort by name or artist).
The thing that impresses me most about this, actually, is that aside from Facebook integration—which appears to matter only for adding favorites—this is an ad-free and generally unobtrusive application, and it’s free. I’m frankly amazed that there doesn’t seem to be a catch, especially considering how awful Ultimate Guitar’s iPhone app is; The Tabs app is filled with obnoxious freemium features, popups, and ads, even if you’ve already paid for some of it, but Tonebridge is without any of that garbage; the interface is clean, easy to navigate, and functional. Silly as it may be to make this comparison given that they’re using Apple’s API—Tonebridge feels like an Apple product.
great tone with no ads or purchases
The tones in this app sound great, very little latency with it. The only thing keeping it form 5 stars is it doesnt tell you how to connect to a DAW like pro tools? i need in pro tools so if the developers can help me, i would gladly appreciate it!
Totally amazing for free app.
By Loving it in la
There’s plenty of apps I’ve paid for that I’ve immediately regretted so I was suspicious this one was free, what’s the catch right? There is none. It just works… right away… and it’s got a huge catalogue of notorious hard sounds that are hard to emulate, especially anyone who has ever tried to recreate any Radiohead song. Awesome job you guys, thanks for the rabbit hole of “oh my god have I been playing that long” this holiday. Cheers.
GREAT now that it’s a plug-in!
Fantastic, quick way to capture that sound that’s in your head without spending hours dialing it in. Great for making demos. Works seamlessly with Garageband. Thanks!
Where’s the AU?
Wrote customer support for missing AU. Recieved a reply that Tonebridge would have AU support in October 2017. Update recieved October 31st…no AU support. Great app for practicing but, without AU support (as advertised and promised) it is useless as a home studio tool. Meh, it is free.