JamStik, 6 real strings to control your iOS apps
Zivix launched on Indiegogo a campaign to fund their JamStik, a new mini-guitar designed to control music apps on iOS devices.
JamStik is a mini MIDI guitar that features 5 frets but no pickup, and is equipped with real guitar strings (.010 - .046) and wirelessly connects to your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad in order to control music apps (virtual guitars but also synths and other virtual instruments). It is played just like a standard guitar with the same techniques (bend, slide, etc.), but it doesn't require any tuning, for only the finger position and sensitivity detection on the fretboard is involved. Vizix uses a patented technology with sensors that "see" your fingers. A momentary Mute switch in also included, as well as a D-Pad on the side of the instrument which allows for real time performance control (virtual capo, MIDI functions).
JamStik is 15" long and is powered by a Li-Ion rechargeable battery.
Beginners and new users can use the JamTutor iOS app which shows the basics of the instrument, offers practice exercises (a la Guitar Hero) and will correct positioning errors. Other guitar/DJ hybrid app has also been developed for musicians who which to compose quickly, regardless of their skills.
You can help Zivix launch JamStik on Indiegogo, with a special price of $175 instead of $299 (final MSRP) through April 20th. JamStik is expected in december 2013. Visit www.zivix.net and www.indiegogo.com for further information.
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