GrandMeister has everything there is to love about all-analog tube amps and then some. Featuring onboard effects and Smart Rotary Controls in place of conventional potentiometers, it delivers real tube tone that you can program as you see fit. This is Grand: Youd think that eight EQ and six FX knobs for each of the four channels would add up to 52 pots. But not with Smart Rotary Controls, where each knob serves as four gain or tone controls. On top of that, simply pressing FX ACCESS turns the tone controls into FX knobs. The rear panel of the GrandMeister offers all the features that made the Meister format such a smash success. And with the built-in Power Soak, it can go from a roar to a whisper without sacrificing tone. Ditto for the onboard Red Box, which always feeds rich, thick power amp tone straight to mixing consoles. GM36 Remote works with iPad 2 and newer Android devices, and MIDI interfaces for iPad and Android. USB interfaces are not supported. The app that belongs to the MIDI interface must be installed and opened on your iPad or Android before you can use the GM36 Remote app. Note: The GM36 remote app does not contain preset data. However, it does show the values of presets (the position of each knob and switch) stored in a GrandMeister 36 that is connected to your iPad and Android via MIDI. GM36 Remote app for iPad and Android lets you:
Watch and touch settings of analog tube tone on your iPad and Android
Add names to your amp’s preset numbers
Benefit from extended effects control
Remote control your tone in realtime
And if you still feel there is something missing you might want to take advantage of the onboard effects and add some delay, chorus or one of the other modulation effects. By simply pressing FX ACCESS you can make the Smart Rotary Controls for the channel settings now work as effects controls, which keeps your user interface well structured and clear. The GrandMeister is also equipped with digital reverb as well as an intelligent dual break point noise gate, measuring the guitar signal at the input, but cutting the noise between the preamp and effects loop.
However, the GrandMeister wouldn’t be called a Meister if it weren’t for all the great features that made the Meister series so successful. The Power Soak is capable of converting the amp’s output into heat and tone and thereby gives you the opportunity to break 36 watts down to 18, 5, 1 and 0 watts – it goes without saying that the Power Soak is programmable and controllable via MIDI as well. Hence you can enjoy the full tube sound at home without annoying your neighbors and even do silent recording at night. The built- in RED BOX genuinely simulates a 4×12″ cabinet and sends the signal directly into the mixer, which makes it an amazingly helpful tool in the studio as well as on stage. And last but not least: The TSC (Tube Safety Control) is an automated system that constantly monitors and readjusts the bias to ensure the power tubes operate reliably and deliver the best possible tone.
The GrandMeister is a dream amp for every guitarist who wishes for unlimited access to great tube tone, including effectsall at a touch of a button.