Marshall JMD:1 Announced

At the NAMM show today, Marshall announced their all new JMD:1 series amp. Some might say that it’s possibly very similar to other modelling amps with a tube power section. well maybe it is, and maybe it’s a little different…

Here’s what it does: “Unlike preamps that simply mimic a certain sound, the JMD:1 uses complex algorithms to replicate amplifier topologies at the component level”. So rather than sampling amps and cabs, it’s actually emulating the whole amp circuit. We will see how it stands up to it’s major competion, like the Line 6 Spider Valve MKII which seems to have the better feature set, but doesn’t have the Marshall badge and history.