Jamstik Studio MIDI Guitar

Categories: Commercial Hardware Products

Submitted by:Jamstik

24 May 2023

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Jamstik Studio MIDI Guitar

Fully analog, fully digital. The Jamstik Studio MIDI Guitar is a 24-fret electric guitar and MPE MIDI controller all-in-one.

Product Description

Jamstik Studio MIDI Guitar

The Jamstik Studio MIDI guitar was built for producers, guitarists, and songwriters alike. With a full 25.5" scale length fretboard paired with a compact body size, it's a formidable travel-size guitar coming in at about 3/4 the size of a standard electric. Yet, it has all of the features of your standard electric, and of course, it plays like one—with two humbuckers featuring a coil tap switch, three-way switch, and standard 1/4'' out.

The true groundbreaking features come on the MIDI side. We designed our guitar as an integrated, "from-the-ground-up" MIDI guitar solution, so the MIDI pickup is placed and calibrated similarly for each unit, greatly aiding in the consistency of signal. Meanwhile, our signal processing is done onboard the guitar with some very powerful processors—driven by proprietary algorithms written for accuracy, speed, and broad coverage of the variety of guitar playing techniques desired, including polyphonic bends, tapping, hammer-ons, pull-offs, muting, palm muting, etc.

In tandem, our team built the brand new Jamstik Creator software from scratch to harness the MPE-enhanced performance capabilities and dynamic nuances of the Studio MIDI Guitar. The software is both a utility application for customizing the Jamstik's settings (like string sensitivity, MIDI mode, tuning, etc.) and a full hybrid synthesizer with over 150 MPE presets. Jamstik Creator is available as a standalone application for Mac & PC, and as a VST3 or AUv3 plugin to use within a DAW.

How It's Innovative

The Studio MIDI Guitar is the first MPE-capable guitar MIDI controller, providing the most natural and accurate analog to digital translation. To quote Sound on Sound, "It makes for a very natural ‘guitaristic’ playing experience, as instinctive things like left‑hand lift‑off damping and right‑hand palm muting have a useful effect on the output." Unlike MPE keyboards that utilize "aftertouch" information, the Jamstik Studio measures the amplitude of the string, tracking the envelopes of the notes—then maps that data as expression (MIDI CC11). MPE also allows for each string of the guitar to be assigned to independent MIDI channels, giving each string its own line of communication with your DAW.

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Most Inspiring Use Cases

Piano players have had MIDI keyboards for years, but guitar players have been largely left out when it comes to having a reliable, high-performing, and self-contained MIDI guitar solution that doesn't require retrofitting an existing instrument. The Jamstik Studio MIDI Guitar was built specifically for guitar players and producers looking for a fast, accurate, and natural MIDI controller that speaks their language: Guitar. The Studio MIDI guitar is ideal for players producing and composing music, transcribing tablature or sheet music, and even performing live.

Expansion Plans

The Jamstik Studio and compatible Creator software are continuously improving with both firmware and software updates. In terms of future projects, Jamstik is always up to something innovative, stay tuned ;)


The Jamstik Studio MIDI Guitar is currently distributed worldwide.

Please find official resellers at: https://jamstik.com/storelocator

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