News

Check out the new Audio FX Chain in the iOS jamstik+ App!
Check out the new Audio FX Chain in the iOS jamstik+ App!

In the latest version of the jamstik+ app (v 1.7.3) we’ve added an Audio FX chain with simple effects and amp models for you to play with your jamstik+. An effects chain can string together guitar-pedal and amp simulations on top of your sound.

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Was the jamstik+ on Shark Tank?
Was the jamstik+ on Shark Tank?

At Zivix, we're often asked "Was the jamstik+ the guitar company I saw on "Shark Tank"? The answer is NO, we were never on Shark Tank. We're proud to say that Zivix is around today because of the hundreds of early-adopters that believed in the jamstik, and backed our products on Indiegogo and Kickstarter.

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WOODCHUCK Your jamstik+
WOODCHUCK Your jamstik+
We're excited to share that Zivix is continuing our partnership with local Minneapolis company, Woodchuck USA, to sell engraved mahogany wood onlay kits for your jamstik+.

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GeoShred for iOS takes your guitar playing to the next level
GeoShred for iOS takes your guitar playing to the next level

We have some exciting news for jamstik+ iOS users! Wizdom Music's award-winning GeoShred app for iOS now offers MIDI support—meaning it's fully compatible with the jamstik+!

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Music Production

Start Making Music On Your PC with Cakewalk's SONAR Artist
Start Making Music On Your PC with Cakewalk's SONAR Artist
Jamstik and Cakewalk have teamed up again! This time, we're bringing you the jamstik+ & Sonar Artist Bundle! Plus, our good friend Craig Anderton released custom presets for Rapture Session as a bonus download exclusively available for this bundle.

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How to Create Your First Song in BeatHawk with the jamstik+
How to Create Your First Song in BeatHawk with the jamstik+
BeatHawk is a music creation app created by UVI, a France-based development team that makes software for professional audio production. From the quality sound-packs, clean interface, and usability, it’s a homerun for any mobile musician.

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Check out the new Audio FX Chain in the iOS jamstik+ App!
Check out the new Audio FX Chain in the iOS jamstik+ App!

In the latest version of the jamstik+ app (v 1.7.3) we’ve added an Audio FX chain with simple effects and amp models for you to play with your jamstik+. An effects chain can string together guitar-pedal and amp simulations on top of your sound.

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Revolutionize boring GarageBand tracks with killer drum samples
Revolutionize boring GarageBand tracks with killer drum samples

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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Education

How to use the jamstik+ with the FourChords Guitar Karaoke app
How to use the jamstik+ with the FourChords Guitar Karaoke app
Zivix and FourChords have partnered to create a jamstik+ edition of the FourChords Guitar Karaoke App. This partnership means jamstik+ players now have an amazing way to learn and play over 1500 popular songs arranged for the jamstik+.

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Learning Guitar on the Open Road: Adding the jamstik+ to Homeschooling Lessons | Part 2
Learning Guitar on the Open Road: Adding the jamstik+ to Homeschooling Lessons | Part 2

Jess and her 10-year-old daughter Rachel are learning guitar for the first time using the jamstik+ and jamTutor app series. Follow along with their progress as they travel full time around the United States in their Airstream travel trailer.

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Learning Guitar on the Open Road: Currently Wandering with the jamstik+ | Part 1
Learning Guitar on the Open Road: Currently Wandering with the jamstik+ | Part 1

Jess Curren and family have been traveling full time in their Airstream travel trailer around the United States for the last two years. Jess and her 10-year-old daughter Rachel are learning guitar for the first time using the jamstik+ and jamTutor app series. Follow along with their progress here and on their blog, Currently Wandering.

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The Jamstik at Digital Media Academy, Minneapolis
The Jamstik at Digital Media Academy, Minneapolis

One of our product specialists, Jarod Hadaway, has been a music production teacher at a local music tech school for the past few years.  He had a chance to bring the Jamstik into class on a few occasions and document the experience showing the kids the portable MIDI guitar.

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