Zivix Pioneers a Breakthrough in Bluetooth MIDI Technology
and Debuts New Products at NAMM
The jamstik+ and PUC+ are the world’s first Made in the USA Bluetooth MIDI musical accessories, making playing and creating music easier than ever before
(MINNEAPOLIS –January 22, 2015) – Zivix, the technology company making music more accessible to everyone, today announced a major breakthrough in Bluetooth MIDI technology that complies with the current Apple® specification. By utilizing Bluetooth MIDI to connect to iOS® devices, Mac®, users will enjoy a streamlined connectivity process, increased stability and a more robust performance when playing. The two products are being showcased for the first time at NAMM in Booth #5699 in Hall B.
“Bluetooth MIDI technology has allowed us to make two award-winning products even better,”said Dan Sullivan, president, Zivix. “This expansion in our wireless technology closely aligns with Apple’s vision for the future of Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE,) making it easier than ever to play and create music for all levels of musicians.”
One of the many benefits of using BTLE technology is having connectivity without sacrificing WiFi connectivity from your iOS devices. Users can be connected to any iOS device or Mac and still browse the web, look up YouTube videos of their favorite musicians and download MIDI apps to use with the jamstik+.
In addition to BTLE MIDI, the jamstik+ leverages an improved picking system that offers the end user a more authentic and natural picking experience than ever before.
The firmware and companion apps have also been upgraded allowing users more options to play a variety of instruments the moment it’s connected. Those include a banjo, piano, harp and even a sitar. Users get instant feedback with an open play mode that shows finger position for several chords. Users can begin strumming chords within minutes of opening the box. There are also new convenience features like one-touch octave, capo shifting and programmable D-pad, offering increased versatility to all levels of musicians.
Additional Features of the jamstik+
• Lightweight and ultra-portable, making it perfect to practice & play anywhere
• Patented infrared light-sensing technology “sees” finger placement and provides real-time feedback
• Compatible with GarageBand® and hundreds of other MIDI apps
• Real strings, real frets and never needs tuning
The PUC+ also features Bluetooth MIDI connectivity, providing for seamless music creation and live performance between MIDI compatible musical instruments and iOS devices. Traditionally, connecting multiple musical components required cables, which easily cluttered any studio or stage. The PUC+ frees musicians from those wires, and offers more options for mobility.
Additionally, the PUC+ boasts new features such as USB bi-direction and 5-Pin In or Out MIDI controllers for maximum versatility in nearly any setup.
Additional Product Features
• Integrate into studio or live applications including Logic Pro X, ProTools, Ableton Live, Reaper and GarageBand wirelessly.
• Leverages your existing iOS apps to create music and experiment with MIDI devices
• Proprietary Bluetooth MIDI interface is designed specifically for iOS
• Battery or micro USB powered
Made In the USA
Zivix supports American manufacturing, and manufactures the jamstik+ and PUC+ in the United States.
The jamstik+ and PUC+ will be shipping in Q2 2015 with an MSRP of $299.99 and $129.99.
Based in Minneapolis, Zivix is a technology company focused on making musical instruments more accessible for everyone. Zivix builds products for professional musicians, people who want to become musicians, and people who just want to have fun with musical tools.