3 Free String Plugins We Love with the Jamstik

3 Free String Plugins We Love with the Jamstik

by Dex Barstad

Playing strings and orchestral sounds with a MIDI guitar is one of the best use-cases for composers who might not be as well versed on a piano as they are on the guitar. Plus, playing string patches WITH strings just feels all the more natural and intuitive as well.

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What's Next For Guitar | Studio MIDI Guitar

What's Next For Guitar | Studio MIDI Guitar

by Meredith Cannon 3 Comments

Jamstik announces a limited pre-order for its entry into the full-size guitar market with the new flagship Studio MIDI Guitar. Built in partnership with ALP Guitars, this dynamic guitar is powered by Jamstik's state of the art signal processing technology combined with a precisely mounted hexaphonic MIDI pickup.

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Drum Programming: Audio vs MIDI

Drum Programming: Audio vs MIDI

by Dex Barstad

There are essentially two schools of thought when it comes to drum programming. The first: directly dropping audio samples into your timeline; the second: using a VST sampler and midi. We'll explore the pros and cons of both of these methods. Bonus: Download A Free Sample Pack!

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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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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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Introducing the Studio MIDI Guitar from Jamstik

Introducing the Studio MIDI Guitar from Jamstik

by Matthew Cannon

The newest Jamstik, the Studio, is a full-size, MIDI-capable electric guitar allowing producer-guitarists to create seamlessly in DAWs & music apps. Pre-order available soon—join the email waitlist to reserve your spot.

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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 X Woodchuck

Jamstik X Woodchuck

by Jamstik Team

We've teamed up again with our Minneapolis neighbors, Woodchuck USA, to create custom, real wood guitar stands for the Jamstik Smart Guitars! The stands work for ANY generation of the Jamstik product line and are available in three different finishes—including Walnut, Mahogany, and Birch. 

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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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Best Instagram Tips & Tricks for Guitarists and Musicians

Best Instagram Tips & Tricks for Guitarists and Musicians

by Meredith Cannon

Instagram is our go-to network for inspiration, entertainment, and interaction. In this blog post, we'll introduce you to some of our favorite accounts and communities on Instagram, hashtags to engage with and follow, and a few tips and tricks for growing your network and getting your music out there!

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