Positive Grid took a bit of flack from some of their user-base when they launched BIAS FX – which many JamUp Pro users saw as JamUp Pro v.2′ – as a new app. Some existing users were (a) concerned that their investment in JamUp Pro would eventually be lost because the app would not be maintained alongside BIAS FX, (b) that their IAP purchases in JamUp Pro would transfer across to BIAS FX and (c) that they were not provided with an ‘upgrade’ pricing structure to move across to BIAS FX as a reward for their loyalty to the brand.
As I posted last week, JamUp Pro received an update that provided some reassurances about (a) and was supposed to also deal with (b) for the Metal Signature Pack IAP that was added to BIAS FX recently. However, there were obviously still some gremlins in the system and lots of users actually had problems when trying to ‘sync’ their Metal Signature pack IAP from JamUp Pro within BIAS FX.
Thankfully, Positive Grid have managed to get a further update fast-tracked through the Apple approval system and that appeared on the App Store this morning. As you can see in the screenshot here, this has worked a treat at this end and I managed to ‘sync’ my Metal Signature Pack IAP purchased some time ago in JamUp Pro into BIAS FX without any difficulties.
It will be interesting to see if Positive Grid continue to invest in JamUp Pro and, in particular, whether they will ensure that the app continues to perform solidly as iOS itself is updated. However, so far at least, I think Positive Grid have done their duty in this regard and the app is still working just as well as before BIAS FX appeared. Long may that continue…. JamUp Pro is still available for purchase via the App Store… and while it is very welcome to see the software being maintained for existing users, I would certainly recommend that new users went down the BIAS FX route – especially if they have access to newer iOS hardware on which to run it – if they wanted Positive Grid’s best take on this virtual guitar rig software.