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jamstik+ The SmartGuitar

A project in Minneapolis, MN by Zivix

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Playing guitar is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. Do more than just listen. Learn to make music with the jamstik+.
Backers: 2991
Average Pledge Per Backer: $272

Funded: $813,803 of $50,000
Dates: Mar 25th -> May 7th (43 days)
Project By: Zivix
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Latest News

Music Tech Innovator Zivix's Latest Crowdfunding Campaign Generates Over $500K

July 3rd - via:
The Minnesota company raked in more than 6 times its intended goal on an Indiegogo campaign for its two latest products. This is the third consecutive fundraising campaign from the company that far surpassed its target. (Read More)

32 Hours To Go - Color Samples are IN!

May 5th - via:
Hi Backers!  Wow what an amazing few days.. the sharing everyone did really kicked off an amazing run of pledges, and we're sitting at a higher level of funding than we could have ever expected.  Our donation total has also risen to 175! Each one... (Read More)

Stretch Goal 150 Reached! - 100 Donated

May 1st - via:
Wow this came up fast.. we are thrilled to announce that we’ve reached the 150 donations mark, and we’re ALMOST keeping up with donations! We’ve already shipped over 100 original jamstik's to Music Education and Music Therapy, and some awesome... (Read More)

Twin Cities-born JamStik guitars a hit with educators, Apple fans

May 1st - via:
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, MN - This is not "Guitar Hero." JamStik is a kind of mini electronic guitar that connects to an iPad but plays like a real guitar, with real strings and frets. (Read More)

Win a jamstik+ beta - shipping next week!

April 27th - via:
Click to view the giveaway page Hey Everyone! To celebrate the Kickstarter success and help get the word out for our final week, we've decided to give away 3 jamstik+ beta units through a sharing contest. As things are looking good on the production... (Read More)

Playing on Mac with Logic Pro X and Ableton Live | App Demos

April 24th - via:
Jamstik+ in Logic Pro X on Mac You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00 The jamstik+ is also a powerful production tool!  Watch above as Chris lays down a track in Logic Pro X on Mac.  Below, he demonstrates use in... (Read More)

Learn Guitar with jamTutor | Accelerometer Demo!

April 15th - via:
JamTutor Walkthrough: You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00 Here, we take a first-time guitar player, Malin, through the various parts of our free instructional app series: jamTutor.  Wow, she surprised us at how... (Read More)

Jamstik+ in Music Education & Music Therapy

April 14th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00 One of the biggest reasons we made the jamstik is to help to make a new generation of guitar players. With your support, we're already committed to over 100 donations, and... (Read More)

Woodchuck How It's Made Video | Pilot Run | Other Kickstarter Projects

April 9th - via:
Hey All,  We hope you enjoyed the inside look of how the wood overlays are made!  They are looking awesome. Thanks so much to Woodchuck USA for inviting us into their workshop so we could provide this video for everyone.  Our major shipment of... (Read More)

Nossa Toca & Dudu Locatelli Collab | Backer Survey #1

April 7th - via:
Hi Everyone,  Thank you so much for your continued support, we're almost to our next stretch goal! Today we have a special treat for you via our friends at Nossa Toca. They've produced an amazing video featuring Dudu Locatelli as they cover... (Read More)

Jamstik+ is a backpack-friendly 'smart guitar'

April 4th - via:
The first time I encountered Jamstik, a guitar controller for Mac and iOS came to our trailer and gave us a demo. That was a prototype, which eventually got crowdfunded and did pretty well as history tells it. Now there's Jamstik+ with a few significant improvements. (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2 Complete | Wood Overlay Kits | Jamstik Play Video

April 3rd - via:
We did it!  You all have helped us donate over 75 jamstiks to Music Education and Therapy. We are so excited to get these into the hands of new players and people in need of music. If you have a suggested school or organization you'd like us to... (Read More)

Week 1 Recap - Stretch Goals - Our SXSW Experience

April 1st - via:
Hi Everyone!   It's been an amazing first week, together we've achieved: Over 1,000 Backers Donated 68 Jamstiks for Education and Music Therapy $250,000 (500% our goal) Over 1,000 Social Shares of our campaign. (keep spreading the word!) To... (Read More)

Zivix's latest digital guitar hits Kickstarter goal in four hours

March 30th - via:
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, MN - The Minneapolis-based company raised $233,529 as of late afternoon Monday, with 37 days left to go. (Read More)

Discover Music and Tech Projects

March 30th - via:
If we were to walk up to you and yell "MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS" right in your face, you would—depending on your age and where you live—likely think of a guitar or a drum or maybe a trumpet or other horn. Or maybe a violin? Some other kind of classical instrument? You get the idea. There are a lot of instruments out there, and the common thread between them is that they were all invented a really long time ago. (Read More)

We're giving you $20 back! Here's how to get it.

March 29th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Cheaper Colors, Multiples, and Giving Back.

March 29th - via:
Hi Everyone, We asked you to back our project 4 days ago, and wow have you delivered.. helping us raise 4X our goal so far! You've asked for a few things from us, so we'd say it's time to return the favor. A lot of early backers have been asking... (Read More)

Day 2 Update.

March 26th - via:
Our friend AJ Rafael gave us a great shoutout demo last night helping announce our Kickstarter. He's an amazing singer / songwriter and touring musician who's been having a lot of fun with his jamstik. He was happy to share this video with us, and... (Read More)

A lot can happen in 4 hours.

March 25th - via:
Dear Supporters, We are shaking our heads and smiling right now.. it seems we've come to the right place.   You've all helped us hit our goal in under four hours, and for us it's validation that it was a story worth telling. It's validation that we... (Read More)

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