A very important feature of the Jamstik+ is the D-Pad, Switch octaves on the fly & adjust your capo all with the push of a button.
*If you're looking for the Jamstik 7 Touchpad controls, please refer to this article.
The defaults for the Jamstik+ D-Pad are the following:
UP: Octave Up
DOWN: Octave Down
RIGHT: Capo Right +1 (half-step)
LEFT: Capo Left -1 (half-step)
ENTER (Hold): Momentary Tap Mode
UP + DOWN : Tap Mode Toggle On/Off
RIGHT + LEFT: Soft Reset (Defaults Capo and Octave)
ENTER + RIGHT: Single Channel Mode Toggle - Often used when using 3rd party apps that require a single channel MIDI input like Sample tank, Launchkey, etc.. more information on this can be found in the article: How to use 3rd party apps that require single channel MIDI
ENTER + LEFT: String Bend Toggle
ENTER + UP: Change Instrument +1 (Only in Jamstik+ App)
ENTER + DOWN: Change Instrument -1 (Only in Jamstik+ App)
Within the Jamstik App, you are able to re-program the buttons to do as you wish. In the drop-down menus are lists of commands you can assign any button to—you can even re-purpose the mute-switch to the desired command.
Select a button you wish to modify and assign a function.
Some Popular Set-ups:
Assign MUTE Button to Momentary Tap Mode
Assign ENTER to Modulation Mode (2 phases)
Some programs like Ableton Live! offer the MIDI Learn function, which will program the desired button to command within Ableton. For example, MIDI Learn can assign 'Play' to the RIGHT button, and Rewind to the LEFT button. To finish the transport we can MIDI Learn program the ENTER button to be the 'Record' button. These are some basic ideas of what you can do with the D-Pad.