Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announced the dual introduction of the brand’s second, free mobile app, Fender Tone, in conjunction with the launch of the new Mustang GT Amplifier Series, that work in tandem to deliver accessible guitar tones catered to any player’s musical creativity.
Fender Digital has dubbed the new iPhone and Android application the “ultimate companion app” to the addition of three new Mustang GT amplifiers, Mustang GT 40, Mustang GT 100 and the Mustang GT 200. Known as one of the best-selling series in Fender amplifier history the new Mustang GT offerings provide enhanced signal processing for better fidelity and flexibility and a new easy, user-friendly interface. Utilizing Fender’s first Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled amplifier, consumers will have the ability to manage thousands of presets created by Fender sound engineers, notable artists and guitarists, as well as players from the Mustang community. Users can edit effects, share their own presets, create setlists for performances, access easy to download upgrades via Wi-Fi and stream music through the Mustang GT amplifiers via Bluetooth technology.
To demonstrate the versatility of sounds Fender Tone and the new Mustang GT amplifier series provides, Fender tapped into artists across multiple musical genres:
This is a full list initial artists who created presets on Fender Tone app.
Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Scott Ian (Anthrax)
Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion)
Gary Clark Jr.
Noveller (Sarah Lipstate)
Bobb Bruno (Best Coast)
Doyle Bramhall II
Eugene Edwards (Dwight Yokam)
Young the Giant
Dave Depper (Death Cab for Cutie)
“Fender Tone is the second release in Fender Digital’s suite of applications, and the first hardware companion application we have developed,” said Ethan Kaplan, Chief Product Officer and General Manager, Fender Digital. “It, alongside Fender Tune, aims to accompany players at every stage of their musical journey.
Designed for players who enjoy experimenting with various tones and effects, Fender Tone provides real-time control, endless tone creation and an ultra-responsive design that makes even slight modifications quick and easy. The new app allows users to manage presets, as well as make changes and play in real-time through the connected Mustang GT amplifiers. Players can also search and browse presets, as well as create and share their own presets through text, email, social channels and online at tone.fender.com. Additionally, players have the capability to switch seamlessly from tone to tone with the “setlist” feature for gigs, practice or lessons. Players getting started can participate in illustrated walkthroughs that offer tips and information about amplifier models, effects details and signal chain basics.
With a total of three amplifiers in the new Mustang GT series, the variety of offerings allow players at any stage to access a multitude of gear and tones in one easy-to-operate package. Models include: The Red Dot Award-winning Mustang GT 40 , the perfect table-top workstation for learning and recording, as well as the Mustang GT 100 and the Mustang GT 200 – both which bring stage-worthy power packed in a light weight package. Premium feature highlights are a user-friendly control interface with color display; Bluetooth wireless streaming of audio tracks utilizing the Fender Tone app or other sources, such as Spotify or Apple Music; USB output for recording; a “setlist” feature; and Wi-Fi capabilities. The new models also offer more than 60 Fender amplifier models, multiple effects and a looper, providing endless sound options and room for creativity.
“We’re proud to introduce our latest innovations to one of the best-selling series in Fender history,”
said Jim Ninesling, Senior Vice President Consumer Electronics. “Our first dual launch alongside Fender Digital is an exciting moment, which will not only provide players with endless digital amplifier features, but also give users the option to use the Fender Tone app for preset and setlist organization.”
The Fender Tone app is available for download now in the App Store and on Google Play Store, while the Mustang GT amplifier series is available for purchase now.
To learn more about the new Fender Tone app please visit: tone.fender.com.