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Music Gear Review: Zivix jamstik+

The Zivix jamstik+ controller uses lighting-fast infrared light sensing technology to track finger placement and provide real-time feedback. As a guitar-learning tool, this ability catches fingering mistakes before they become bad habits. jamstik+ is portable, lightweight and wirelessly connects via Bluetooth to any iOS device or Android Marshmallow OS.

The new picking system with a Fishman magnetic pickup makes all the guitarist’s repertoire of tricks, such as tapping and pull-offs, possible with this small five-fret instrument. jamstik+ has real strings, frets and no need to ever tune. The jamTutor app series takes you through lessons interactively, step-by-step, making it easy if it’s your first time with a guitar or just want to get back into playing. Using the Four Chords app allows you to play more than 1,000 popular songs.

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You can practice anywhere using your ear buds or connect your device to a speaker or amp and play along with GarageBand® and hundreds of other existing MIDI apps.

The Zivix jamstik+ sells for $299 MSRP and includes jamTutor guitar lesson series, jamstik+ and jamMix apps.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com