“The surprisingly small and light JamStik is, in short, one of the coolest things I’ve seen at CES TODAY.” -John Biggs, Techcrunch.com
“JamStik modernizes guitar-playing for the smartphone age.” -Josephine Yang, The Daily Californian
“The JamStik is cool-as-hell... Turn your iPad into a real instrument.” -John Brownlee, Cultofmac.com
"Whether you are a guitar novice or an expert, the JamStik is designed to give you feedback in real-time. A guitar teacher has always been a crutch for people to learn and improve, but now you can ditch that cost!" -The Crowdfund Mafia
We love music.
We love guitars.
Playing guitar and making music is one of the best experiences in life.
Why does learning guitar have to be such a frustrating experience?
The JamStik can do that!
Before we forget to mention:
- JamStik is 15" long - fits in backpacks, carry-ons, briefcases, courier-bags
- JamStik's strings don't require tuning - no more "is this in tune or not?" mysteries
- JamStik makes very little ambient noise - you can practice and play without disturbing others!
- Rechargable Li-Ion internal battery
I already have guitars I love, I already know
how to play, others have tried to do what you're claiming to do…
The third biggest question we get asked about JamStik is: "are you crowd funding?"
We've loved what other tech developers have been able to do as a result of inviting potential supporters and end users into the process ahead of release, we are hoping for that similar collaborative experience. So here's your chance to join in JamStik's development with us. Here's what we need to do:
- Convert our prototype to production-ready models, additional prototype's, final tooling, manufacturing set-up and get all the regulatory approvals (Yes, the engineers that do this stuff don't work for favors. We asked already!).
- Place our first production orders (we've had overwhelming appeal with so many people, but we need to know how many to make!).
- Finish making awesome companion apps & spread the word.
And if you’re international, we want your help too… Guitars and music are a global experience, and we will get you JamStiks! We still have a lot to figure out in regards to rights and countries, but it can be done. Look what we've accomplished already!
Keep in mind, any backers of our Indiegogo project ($175 and up) will receive their Jamstik BEFORE they are available in stores!
Show the world, through your numbers, that you're out there.
“Portable Jamstik from Zivix feels like a real guitar, with strings, frets and MIDI output for connecting to iPad -- great for guitar lessons, practicing on a train, jamming with friends.” -Julie Jacobson, CE Pro
“Relax, elitist musicians. It’s a fun thing. Yes, great, you play guitar. Don’t be a *ick about it.” -Horace Shmorace, MTV Networks
“Considering the ubiquity of electric dance music today, JamStik is a good step toward keeping the guitar musically relevant.” -Andrew Carton, guitarist, Peekamoose Custom Guitars employee
Questions, Comments, Partnerships?
"While the Zivix apps (JamTutor and JamMix) are developed in cross-platform code, Android platform compatibility is driven by hardware and Android's prioritization of MIDI and audio. We love Android and our intent is to fully support Android devices with the same attention and detail we do for iOS, however the reality of devoting resources for developing on Android largely rests on the platform's ability to support audio and MIDI as a prioritized element of their core OS code.
As a MIDI device, JamStik will drive anything on Android as-is, connect it and go. The same for MIDI control in Windows - JamStik is agnostic in regards to platform on it's output.
At current, Windows support for the Zivix apps (JamTutor and JamMix) is also largely a product of hardware and OS limitations. We're working towards finding a Windows solution, but similar to the Android scenario outlined above it's a compromised affair."
"Currently we are working on solutions for left handed players, but it is a bit more complicated than just flipping strings. The strings of the JamStik are designed to sit in small cradles that allow the JamStik to detect the picking intent of the user. Through lots of testing, we feel it is optimal to create a specific left handed version of the Jamstik that will require more time to develop after we have shipped the right handed version.
All future updates regarding left handed Jamstik development will be posted on our indiegogo campaign. So make sure to follow or support us."
"PLEASE REMEMBER - This Indiegogo campaign is for US consumers only.
We will be expanding internationally later in 2014, and as soon as we are able to support/ship to/sell in your country/region, we will make the announcements here and on our jamstik.com website. Thanks again for your support!"
For any other questions please check out our full FAQ section, or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for checking out the Jamstik! Please consider sharing our campaign and spreading your excitement using our various social media buttons.