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Jamstik's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Jamstik's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

November 23, 2021

Best Gifts for Guitarists & Producers

The holiday shopping season is here, and we're here to make your lives a little easier with a curated guide to winning your gift giving for the guitarist-producer in your life (or let's be honest, for yourself). We'll break it into a few categories, along with our "Top Buys" for the season.

Guitar Accessories for the Studio MIDI Guitar

Guitar Stands & Wall Mounts

This portable guitar stand from Hercules is easy to pack and fits the small profile of the Studio MIDI guitar like a glove.  

Want a little bit more security out of a guitar stand? This stand from On-Stage is tried and true, and it accommodates nearly any guitar shape. 

Limited floor space? Display your guitar with a hanging wall mount! Make sure to choose a low-profile mount, like this model from String Swing to accommodate the small body size of the Studio MIDI Guitar. 

    Capos

    Can't find that capo anywhere? Happens to the best of us. Capos work great on the Studio MIDI Guitar and can be a convenient tool for songwriting! 

     


      MIDI Foot Controllers

      A MIDI foot controller can be your best friend in the studio, allowing you to keep your hands off the mouse and on your guitar. We highly recommend the Live Logic from Blackstar! 

        Tuners & Kits: 

        As you likely know, keeping the Studio MIDI Guitar in tune is extremely important. While you can always use the built-in tuner in the Jamstik Creator app, sometimes you just want a standard tuner.

        D'Addario Nexxus Tuner 

        MPE-Capable Apps, DAWs, & Plugins

        Jamstik Creator & Logic Pro
        DAW - Logic ProWhile other DAWs have touted new MPE support, we can confirm that Logic Pro does it right. The software offers one of the most seamless playing experiences with the Studio MIDI Guitar, plus, it's full of some incredible, MPE-capable stock plugins including EFM1, ES2, EXS24, Retro Synth, Sculpture, Alchemy, and Vintage Clav.  *Jamstik Team - Top Buy
         

        Plugin - Equator2: ROLI's hybrid synthesizer is an excellent companion for your Studio MIDI Guitar, and is loaded with over 570 MPE presets! Tip: Equator2 is now available on Splice*Jamstik Team - Top Buy



        Plugin - Xfer's Serum: This is a  powerhouse soft synth  with deep functionality and customizability. It was one of the first plugins we ever tried the Jamstik's MPE capabilities with, and we've never stopped using it. It's legendary for a reason. *Jamstik Team - Top Buy

        Tip: Make sure to enable MPE within Serum to get the most out of the two products together. In  Serum, click ‘Menu’ in the upper right of the plugin. Then, at the bottom of the list, make sure MPE is enabled. 


        iOS App - GeoShredExploring iOS music creation? Look no further than GeoShred—a highly expressive & creative software instrument housed in a sleek iOS app. With its high-quality sound selection and versatile external MIDI support, it’s a perfect companion app for your Jamstik!

          Miscellaneous Studio Gear

          Audio Interfaces




          UAD Volt 2

            Portable MIDI Keyboards:

            We're hesitant to promote these considering we make MIDI gear for guitarists, but if you're a producer, it's convenient to have a simple 12-24 key controller at your fingertips.

            LUMI Keys Studio Edition:
            1-Month Subscription to Masterclass

            *Amazon Affiliate Disclosure: If you purchase anything through an Amazon link above, Jamstik may earn a commission in return—this is invested into R&D efforts to make your Jamstik products even better!



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