Greg Karas, guitarist and vocalist for the Andy Grammer Band, details his experiences using the jamstik+ on the road, in front of thousands, and in performances as big as the Jimmy Kimmel Show. His post follows the profile of his bandmate, Doug Wayne, who uses our puc+ wireless MIDI interface.
As written by Greg:
"The Jamstik has been a very convenient and useful tool on the road. It's extremely small, light and portable and fits in my backpack. The cool thing about it is that you can approach composing music in a very new way that is foreign to most guitar players. I've recorded drum tracks, big synth pads and even piano parts with it. It's very versatile and I feel like we are only beginning to see the world of possibilities that this product is opening up."
- Jarod (A&R for Zivix), Doug Wayne (Keys), Greg Karas (Guitar) and Andy Grammer of the Andy Grammer Band
"I've used it on the plane for composing and working out parts as well as on stage, and even in a middle seat without bothering anyone next to me! There were a few shows where I used a sampled banjo patch with Andy Grammer as a substitute for my banjo that never showed up! So in short, the Jamstik totally saved my life! Now I'm currently using it during our set with my Fractal Audio Axe FX and getting some wicked synth pads and arpeggiator sounds. It's so cool to think that the synth world previously dominated by keyboardists is finally becoming an accessible reality for us guitar players!"
- Greg Karas / Guitar & Vocals of Andy Grammer
Greg preps his guitar for the stage - what else is ready to go? His jamstik+.
For all of GarageBand's amazing features and improvements, there's one place where some users believe GarageBand falls flat quickly; drum sounds. This blog is going to walk through a specific AudioUnit Extension enabled app, UVI's BeatHawk, to play new drum sounds in GarageBand like a software plugin.
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