Helpful Resources for Getting Into A Songwriting Workflow

Helpful Resources for Getting Into A Songwriting Workflow

by Jamstik Team

Do you ever bring the Jamstik into your DAW to begin songwriting and hit a bit of a roadblock coming up with fresh ideas from scratch? Getting into a songwriting workflow doesn't always come naturally, but there are some incredible tools out there to help make your life easier and spark some fresh creativity.

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Playing MIDI Bass Guitar with the Jamstik

Playing MIDI Bass Guitar with the Jamstik

by Jamstik Team

A bass guitar MIDI controller?! Not quite...but pretty close. While the Jamstik has a traditional 6 string guitar format, it's still a great midi controller for bass players who want to get their music into a MIDI format with minimal fuss using a stringed instrument setup.

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VST Spotlight: Using Captain Plugins with the Jamstik for Songwriting

VST Spotlight: Using Captain Plugins with the Jamstik for Songwriting

by Dex Barstad

For those of you not already familiar, Captain Plugins are MIDI AU/VST plugins from the team at Mixed In Key. We recently checked out the Captain Plugins from Mixed In Key to see how it helps with a songwriting workflow with the Jamstik. 

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5 VST-Plugins that Sound Great with the Jamstik

5 VST-Plugins that Sound Great with the Jamstik

by Dex Barstad

The Jamstik midi controllers will work with any VST of your choosing, but these highlighted soft synths are a few of our favorites because they sound so great on the Jamstik's interface.

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Live Talkboxing with the Jamstik, OMEC Teleport, Boss VO-1, Serum, & Ableton Live 10

Live Talkboxing with the Jamstik, OMEC Teleport, Boss VO-1, Serum, & Ableton Live 10

by Chris Heille

The team at Orange Amps have come up with this genius USB audio interface, the OMEC Teleport. See how you can use the Jamstik MIDI guitar with the OMEC Teleport.

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How to use GarageBand's Live Loops on iOS with the Jamstik

How to use GarageBand's Live Loops on iOS with the Jamstik

by Chris Heille 1 Comment

In 2016, Apple introduced a new interface into GarageBand for iOS, called Live Loops. Live Loops gives users more of a pattern or clip based method for making music. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to get started with the app using the Jamstik.

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Jamstik Artist Sessions: Kap Slap Q&A

Jamstik Artist Sessions: Kap Slap Q&A

by Meredith Cannon

To kick off our new Artist Q&A Sessions, we tapped one of our newest Jamstik artists, Kap Slap. He's a talented musician and producer with valuable music industry insights and experience.

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Jamstik Quick Tips for GarageBand - How To Use the Jamstik to Make Beats

Jamstik Quick Tips for GarageBand - How To Use the Jamstik to Make Beats

by Chris Heille

The first time you try using your Jamstik to control the drum instruments in GarageBand can be frustrating if you don’t know what drum sounds are mapped to the different note positions on the Jamstik.

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Jamstik Quick Tips for GarageBand - How To Set the Metronome in GarageBand

Jamstik Quick Tips for GarageBand - How To Set the Metronome in GarageBand

by Chris Heille

When you record, you’ll usually want a reference for tempo. The metronome (the triangular icon next to the volume slider in the top bar) provides an audible click for you to play to. 

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Jamstik Quick Tips for GarageBand - How To Select an Instrument in GarageBand

Jamstik Quick Tips for GarageBand - How To Select an Instrument in GarageBand

by Chris Heille

The Jamstik plays more than just guitar sounds if you know how to select them. Connect your Jamstik to GarageBand for iOS via Bluetooth so you can make music, write songs, produce, and have fun. 

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Jamstik Quick Tips for GarageBand - How To Connect Your Jamstik to GarageBand

Jamstik Quick Tips for GarageBand - How To Connect Your Jamstik to GarageBand

by Chris Heille

Apple's GarageBand is a great first step into music production. We'll walk you through getting connected to GarageBand on your iOS Device.

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Ableton Live 10 Release Date Announced - Feb 6

Ableton Live 10 Release Date Announced - Feb 6

by Chris Heille

Ableton announced the release date for Live 10, the promised and awaited update to their tremendously popular DAW.

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