The Jamstik Classic MIDI guitar is a 22-fret electric guitar with full MIDI capabilities. Powered by Jamstik signal processing technology & proprietary algorithms, the Jamstik MIDI guitar line represents state-of-the-art MIDI guitar performance built into a convenient all-in-one solution.
The electric guitar features an HSS pickup configuration, 5-position toggle pickup switching, 2 tone knobs, 1 volume knob, and a standard 1/4'' out. Wired MIDI-out options include a USB-C to USB-A cable or a 3.5mm TRS-MIDI cable. You can also connect wirelessly via Bluetooth.
Includes: Bundled Jamstik Creator software for Mac or PC (downloaded separately), custom padded gig bag, required USB-C to USB-A cable & adapter, 3.5mm TRS-MIDI cable, Allen Keys, Manual, & Guitar Pick.
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Size: 22 Frets, Full Size Body, 7.6lbs
Scale Length: 25.5"
Pickups: 3 Pickups (Humbucker-Single-Single), 5-Way Switch, 2 Tone Knobs, 1 Volume Knob, Hex MIDI Pickup
|Height||38.97'' / 990mm|
|Net Weight||7.6lb /3.45kg|
|Body Paint / Color Options||Glossy Finish - Available in Black Onyx or Vintage Cream|
|Neck Material||Roasted Maple|
|Scale Length||25.5'' / 648mm|
|Fretboard Radius||12" / 305mm|
|Number of Frets||22 (Black Fret Markers)|
|Neck Width||1.65'' /42mm|
|Pickup Switching||5-Position Toggle|
|Knobs / Special||2 Tone Knobs, 1 Volume Knob|
USB-C to USB-A cable for MIDI connection & simultaneous charging.
Use the included 3.5mm TRS-5-PIN MIDI adapter cable to control analog hardware.
Integrated Bluetooth chip for wireless connectivity with mobile apps.
Lithium-ion rechargeable battery with 8+ hours of playtime.
Plug into amps, interfaces and otherwise as usual. You can even record audio and MIDI simultaneously.
HSS — 1 Humbucker Pickup, 2 Single-Coil Pickups, 5-Way Switch, 2 Tone Knobs, 1 Volume Knob
The MIDI pickup is magnetic, so any metal strings will work just fine.
The Jamstik will automatically detect capo placement without requiring any settings changes.
A precision-mounted hex MIDI pickup sends signal to our powerful onboard processors, which perform algorithmic pitch analysis & MIDI conversion in near realtime.
Unlike MIDI pickups and software options, the Jamstik is equipped with dedicated onboard processors, taking part of the CPU load off your computer. With wired USB connection, latency ranges from 6 to 15 milliseconds.
Advanced algorithms allow us to accurately detect and translate your guitar playing nuances & articulations—including polyphonic bends, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, tapping, velocity, muting, palm muting, and more.
The Jamstik Studio is the first MIDI Guitar Controller to take advantage of MIDI Polyphonic Expression, allowing for an incredibly accurate translation from the analog guitar to digital MIDI.
Jamstik Creator was built from scratch to harness the MPE-enhanced performance capabilities and dynamic nuances of the Studio MIDI Guitar. It's both a utility application for customizing your Jamstik's settings, and a full hybrid synthesizer.
The Jamstik Creator software is available as a standalone application for Mac & PC, and as a VST3, AAX, or AUv3 plugin to use within a DAW.
The mobile companion app for the Jamstik MIDI guitars. Connect via Bluetooth or USB to adjust settings on the fly. Play a variety of sounds in-app and select from a large variety of scale and chord overlays to sharpen your skills and fretboard knowledge.
We have a left-handed version of our headless model, use the dropdown menu to select the Left-Handed model when you check out!
We are using a special hexaphonic MIDI pickup for pitch recognition paired with our own unique onboard algorithmic processing to ensure this job is done as quickly and accurately as possible—all while retaining genuine guitar playability.
Latency is similar to a standard MIDI keyboard. The time it takes the pitch conversion to process the information into MIDI data over USB or TRS averages to 10ms, with the typical range from 6ms-15ms. We always recommend closing out of unused applications and adjusting the buffer rate in your DAW to combat latency issues.
The Studio MIDI guitars are compatible with any music notation programs that accept MIDI-input. It works great for scoring in Guitar Pro by entering notes step by step, however, you will need to add things like hammer-on, slides, bends & other articulations manually after the note information has been entered since the software does not currently support real-time MIDI implementation.
While the Studio MIDI guitar will work right out of the box with all MIDI-capable DAWs and plugins, the guitar does not require a DAW. The compatible Jamstik software can run as a standalone app on Mac and Windows and includes a curated library of specifically designed sounds for the Studio guitar.
The Jamstik was built as an MPE-capable controller, which helps immensely with achieving realistic guitar performance expression.
In MPE mode, each string of the Jamstik Studio controls a different MIDI channel—including MIDI notes, pitch bend, and importantly, expression information. Paired with a compatible sound generator, this means that the performance on one string does not affect the others, allowing for greater control over the sound and a more natural response from the sound generator.
The Jamstik Studio also tracks the intensity of each string's vibration over time. This can be used to control the loudness and/or brightness of the synth voices so they decay along with your guitar strings. It's a more natural playing experience catering to the guitar controller, and also enables styles like palm mute to be recognized and synthesized in a way that makes sense and feels natural.
While a growing number of software developers are implementing the MPE protocol, for the programs that were built with a keyboard or pad controller in mind, the Jamstik can swap into single-channel MIDI mode, which behaves more like a simple keyboard.
No, you'll want to use a wired connection (aux cord) instead of a Bluetooth speaker or wireless headphones to avoid unwanted latency.
The hex pickup is really just one small part of the equation—the true performance capabilities come from the technology and processing power packed into the guitar itself. Our signal processing is done onboard the guitar with a dedicated processor, driven by proprietary algorithms written for accuracy, speed, and broad coverage of the variety of guitar playing techniques desired — i.e. bends, slides, hammer-ons, tapping, etc.
Since the processing is on the guitar, there's also no need to use a computer or external pitch to MIDI converter/13-pin to MIDI converter box (like the Gi-2, for example). You can plug the Jamstik Studio in to control a hardware synthesizer using the 3.5mm TRS-MIDI output.
Further, our MIDI guitar is a class-compliant MIDI controller and works plug-n-play with any DAW, plugin, app, or notation software that accepts MIDI input. Connection is via USB, Bluetooth, or TRS-MIDI, so there's no need for special cables or accompanying floor modules.
The hex pickup in the Jamstik allows it to track with greater accuracy compared to a mono signal—this is especially apparent when tracking half-step intervals on neighboring strings. The hex pickup also allows the Jamstik to input tablature seamlessly since it captures the specific string channel/corresponding MIDI channel that each MIDI note comes through on.
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