GuitarTone App Demo Video

GuitarTone 2 Overview Video

GuitarTone 2 is available now as a stand-alone app.

User Guide

Quick Start Guide

GuitarTone requires access to your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch microphone. Access can be granted by going to SETTINGS, PRIVACY, MICROPHONE, and making sure GuitarTone access is switched on.
Step 1: Plug in, Launch GuitarTone, then Edit Settings

For best results, plug Sonoma's GuitarJack Model 2 audio interface into your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, plug your guitar into GuitarJack Model 2's 1/4" jack, and plug headphones into GuitarJack Model 2's 1/8" headphone out. Launch GuitarTone, and go to the GuitarJack Model 2 control panel, which is where you can select a mode and set the input level before playing your guitar. For guitar, we recommend selecting the 1/4" Input tab, setting the gain so the meter reads between -9 and -6dB, setting the impedance to Hi-Z, and setting the output level to a comfortable level. GuitarJack Model 2 will retain the current settings and levels even when the iOS device goes to sleep or the GuitarJack is disconnected. If you are using the 1/8" input, these guidelines still apply. More in the GuitarJack Model 2 Guide.

If you are using GuitarJack 2 USB for iPad/Mac/Win, or an alternative dock connecting interface, those devices are not software configurable. You will not be able to use GuitarTone's GuitarJack Model 2 control panel with pad, Lo-Z and Hi-Z modes and 60 dB of continuous level control. Here is how to set the input level in GuitarJack 2 USB.

If you are using a headset guitar interface, we recommend enabling GuitarTone's Noise Gate. You will not be able to use the GuitarJack Model 2 control panel. Keep the output level below 75% to avoid feedback when using headset devices.

Step 2: Select the Mixer Tab

The Mixer allows you to do several things: Monitor level 1 is the 1/4" input, and Monitor level 2 is the 1/8". When only using the 1/4" input, Monitor Level 2 is the direct, unprocessed signal from the 1/4". Mixer also lets you turn on Small Speaker Mode, for clear sound while playing through small external speakers.

Step 3: Select the GuitarTone Tab

Tune your guitar by touching the tuning fork icon.

The first screen you are presented with is a preset tone created by Sonoma Wire Works with an amp, effect and microphone. Slide the entire preset to the left to hear reveal several more presets. To edit the preset effect, amp, or cab/mic, simply touch one of those three icons at the bottom of the preset. Those three icons will allow you to adjust, add and subtract effects, adjust and change the amp, adjust the amp, and change the cab/mic combo for each preset. You can save the changes you've made to each preset by either selecting the SAVE icon or trying to swipe to a new preset. This will allow you to change the name to a unique name, so that you can keep the original preset names and settings in tact, or discard your changes. An alternative way to peruse the presets is to touch the preset list button.

For more information on using GuitarTone in FourTrack or StudioTrack, consult the FourTrack Guide or StudioTrack Guide.

For more information on using GuitarTone with GuitarJack Model 2, consult the GuitarJack Model 2 Guide.

Overview of Features

GuitarTone 2.8 stand-alone app is available now in the app store.

  • (New in v2.8) iOS 8 Tested
  • (New in v2.8) Supports Inter-App Audio
  • (New in v2.7) GuitarJack Model 2 Control Panel improvements
  • (New in v2.1) Audiobus Input and Filter support: Record your guitar with the incredible sounds of GuitarTone in Audiobus enabled apps, like GarageBand, or filter the output of another app, like NLogSynth, before recording it.
  • (New in v2.1) GuitarJack Model 2 24-bit firmware update: GuitarJack Model 2 owners can update the firmware on their GuitarJack Model 2s to get full 24-bit recording and playback using apps that support those features. More 24-bit info.
  • (New in v2.0) Double Cab: The ultimate guitar tone with stereo guitar cabinets - two cabinet and/or microphone combinations at the same time create a killer sound (only on iPhone 5 and iPad)
  • (New in v2.0) Preset Board: Quickly jump between favorite presets (only on iPhone 5 and iPad)
  • (New in v2.0) Noise Gate: Reduce unwanted noise, with fast mode for high gain amps to achieve super crunchy metal tones
  • (New in v2.0) Universal App: Use GuitarTone on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
  • (New in v2.0) Improved Amp Model and Tone Stack: Cascading tube amp design respond like real amps
  • (New in v2.0) Lower Latency on Newer Devices: Improved audio latency on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (5th gen), iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad 3, and iPad 2
  • (New in v2.0) More than 60 new presets
  • High Visibility Tuner: Fast, accurate tuning
  • Retina Graphics: Amps, cabs, and pedals now have high res graphics for iPhone 4
  • New Amp Previews: Amp previews are available in GuitarTone when you select "Get More Amps". You can also listen to GuitarTone amp previews in your desktop browser.
  • 3 Included Effects: Phaser, Drive+ and Va-Room
  • 3 Included Amps: '60 Slant, Custom and Tweed Blues
  • More Amps & Effects: 12 more amps and 12 more effects are enabled for free while GuitarJack is connected,* or purchase amps and effects for $9.99 per 12-pack
  • Each AmpPack includes several amp styles inspired by iconic and boutique gear listed below
  • Each PedalPack includes a variety of effects: Modulators, Wahs, Distortions, Tools and Time Stretchers
  • Amp and effect presets: Dozens of hand-crafted presets are included, making it easy to find the tone you need
  • Every cabinet has four microphone options: Dynamic, Condensor, Ribbon, and Precision mics can be used with any amp
  • Hundreds of amp, cab, pedal, and mic combinations: Arrange, adjust, and save favorites as unique presets
  • Pre and post effects: Drag one or more effects into an effects chain before or after the amp
  • Jam along with your favorite songs by launching GuitarTone while your iTunes Music app is playing. iPod playthrough is always on, so there is no need to turn it on in settings.
  • GuitarJack control panel: Select the input (1/4 inch instrument and 1/8 inch stereo mic/line) and adjust the input levels (60 dB of continuous level control) for Sonoma's GuitarJack
  • Record using GuitarTone in FourTrack and StudioTrack: Amp and effect packs purchased in GuitarTone are activated in FourTrack (iPhone) and StudioTrack (iPad) on any device that uses the same iTunes account.* FourTrack includes improved GuitarJack 2 tones and StudioTrack will be updated to include this soon.
Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between the GuitarTone stand-alone app and GuitarTone tool in FourTrack and StudioTrack?

The GuitarTone Song Tool built-in to FourTrack and StudioTrack includes many of the same features as the GuitarTone stand-alone app with some exceptions:

  • Purchases of additional AmpPacks and PedalPacks can only be purchased in the GuitarTone stand-alone app. Packs are instantly activated in GuitarTone , FourTrack and StudioTrack on any device that uses the same iTunes account.*
  • GuitarTone stand-alone app and Sonoma's FourTrack recording app allow iPod playthrough, but StudioTrack does not.
  • GuitarTone 2.1 stand-alone app tones are updated and improved from the tones that are included in the FourTrack and StudioTrack GuitarTone 1.1 song tools.
  • GuitarTone stand-alone app includes Audiobus. FourTrack and StudioTrack do not yet include Audiobus.
  • 24-bit firmware update for GuitarJack Model 2 is in the GuitarTone 2.1 stand-alone app update, but not in FourTrack or StudioTrack.

Can I install an earlier version of GuitarTone on my device?

GuitarTone 7 requires iOS 7 or higher. Earlier versions may be available for earlier iOS versions More info:

Inspired by Iconic Gear*

Pack Price

GuitarTone Effect

GuitarTone Amp

Amps Inspired By*

Amp Size




'60 Slant
Tweed Blues

Marshall® 1960 Slant
Fender® Bassman®


Shure® SM57
Neuman® U67
Royer Labs® R-121®
Earthworks® M30

$9.99/Pack or
Free with GuitarJack Connected*

PedalPack 1 $9.99
Classic Wah
Funk Wah
Treble +
Uranium Fuzz

AmpPack 1 $9.99
60 Straight
Black Deluxe
Boost 30
Brilliant 15
Brit Blues
Closed Back Slant
Nickeltone 84/64
Pedal Steel
Tweed Twin

Gibson® GA-55
Marshall® 1960 Straight
Fender® Vibrolux®
VOX® AC30 Top Boost
Marshall® Bluesbreaker
Marshall® Closed Back Slant
Watkins Dominator®
Silvertone® 1484/1464
Hand Made
Peavey® Nashville™ 112
Fender® Twin


Same Mics as Above


PedalPack 2 $9.99
Bass Autowah
BP Sweep
HP Sweep
LP Sweep
Parametric EQ
Tape Delay
Vox Wah

AmpPack 2 $9.99
100 Slant
100 Straight
Classic Blues
Closed Back
Nickeltone 64/84?
Rootbeer 30
Tweed Deluxe
Tweed Prince

Marshall® JH 100 Slant
Marshall® JH 100 Straight
Peavey® Classic 40
Marshall® Closed Back
Mesa® Maverick®
Silvertone® 64/84
VOX® AC30 Rootbeer Fawn
Selmer Truvoice
Fender® Deluxe
Fender® Princeton


Same Mics as Above

* GuitarTone includes many great sounding tones that are inspired by, not exact simulations or modulations of, the gear above. Product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Sonoma Wire Works. Trademarks are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose tones and sounds inspired the creation of GuitarTone.

Bogner is a registered trademark of Bogner Amplification.
Cry Baby is a registered trademark of Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc.
Earthworks is a registered trademark of Earthworks, Inc.
Fender, Bassman, Twin, and Vibrolux are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
Gibson is a registered trademark of Gibson Guitar Corp. Hiwatt is a registered trademark of Fernandes Company Ltd.
Marshall is a registered trademark of Marshall Amplification Plc.
Mesa and Maverick are registered trademarks of Mesa/Boogie Ltd.
Neumann is a registered trademark of Georg Neumann GmbH.
Neve is a registered trademark of AMS Neve Limited.
Peavey is a registered trademark and Nashville is a trademark of Peavey Electronics Corporation.
Royer Labs and R-121 are registered trademarks of Bulldog Audio, Inc. (Royer Labs).
Sennheiser is a registered trademark of Sennheiser Electronic Corp.
Shure is a registered trademark of Shure, Inc.
Silvertone is a registered trademark of Samick Music Corporation.
Tube Screamer is a registered trademark of Hoshino Gakki Co. Ltd.
Vox is a registered trademark of Vox R&D Limited.
Watkins Dominator is a registered trademark of Watkins Electric Music Ltd.

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