The JamStik is a
guitar controller designed to interface with the iPad, iPhone, and Mac, giving
you the ability to use all of the nuances of guitar playing to control your
favorite music creation iOS apps or Mac software. At just over 15 inch long,
the JamStik is built to fit the form factor of your mobile device to fit your
mobile lifestyle - where your iPad goes the JamStik can follow with ease.
Real Strings, Real Frets, Real Playing
important that a guitar controller actually works like a guitar. That's why the
JamStik has real guitar strings and real frets - you can use a pick or your
fingertips, you can bend strings (try that on divided frets,) and use your
guitar playing skills to generate musically dynamic MIDI for your apps or
software. The JamStik is a new idea in guitar controllers because it uses
infrared light to 'see' what your hands are doing in real time. Unlike other
MIDI guitar solutions that rely on audio analysis and conversion to MIDI, the
JamStik scans the fretboard and knows what your fretting hand is up to before
your picking hand ever hits a string. Because the JamStik 'sees' activity in
real time, it's an extremely fast MIDI controller.
Don't know how to play guitar? JamTutor has you covered.
JamStik can see fretting activity in real time, we're able to build an
intuitive guitar instruction method - the JamTutor app for iPad, available as a
free download on the iTunes App Store. JamTutor works exclusively with
JamStik's fret sensing technology to display simple visual fret cues for your
iPad screen that are easy and fun to follow as you learn. Unlike other
'interactive guitar teaching systems' that require you to pick a note to
determine whether or not you've played something correctly, JamTutor visibly
displays your fingering in real time before you even pick a note. Designed to
get you from the 'guitar curious' stage to being comfortable with the guitar
basics, JamTutor gets you down the path of making music as you learn - quickly.
Look Ma, No Wires!
Your iPad is a
MOBILE device, why would you ever want to tether it like a ball and chain on a
cable? The JamStik establishes it's own WiFi network to connect to your iOS
device (or your Mac) Wirelessly - no host network necessary.
Bundled JamStik Apps
In addition to
JamTutor, JamMix (an addictive DJ-meets-guitar instant music app designed
exclusively for the JamStik) is also available as a free download on the iTunes
App Store. With single note auto chord play, hundreds of audio loops and
samples to practice or jam with, and great solo sounds - JamMix will have you
making music in minutes, but engaged for hours.
Anywhere Your iPad goes...
can go too! Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - your JamStik can establish a
connection to your iPad and now game time can be replaced with the option of
working on your chops or using GarageBand to sketch out your next hit single.
Turn Your iPad Into a Real Musical Instrument
Aside from apps
designed exclusively for the Jamstik, there are literally hundreds of sound and
music making apps available for the iPad, iPhone, and Mac - and the JamStik
puts those apps under tactile musical control. Play the sounds of synthesizers,
recording apps, and DAW's using guitar technique - give those flat apps some
Simple, Easy, Intuitive Design at Work
The JamStik is
designed to be hassle-free. JamStik's real guitar strings never need tuning.
The rechargeable battery will outlast your ability to play for the day. The
WiFi connection is one-step and go. Where MIDI used to be complicated for
guitar players, the Jamstik is an easy entry point to get started without a
major investment or a complicated installation onto your prized guitar.
Six Strings, Five Frets - infinite possibilities
At it's core,
the JamStik is a MIDI controller. Not unlike the convenient variety of
offerings our keyboard playing brethren have had access to for years, the
JamStik's first impression can appear limited in note range. The performance
D-pad on the JamStik gives access to over twice the note range of a 21 fret
guitar. Even in it's small footprint, the JamStik can cover a wide range of
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