Depending on your playing style, you may find that you'll have a more enjoyable experience if you adjust the string sensitivity on your Jamstik. It can be used to troubleshoot missed picks, to improve dynamic performance etc.
*Note* - before you adjust your sensitivity, you should ensure your strings are properly tensioned.
As a General Rule:
- If you are a light picker, or finger picker, you may want to INCREASE string sensitivity.
- If you are a strong picker, you may want to DECREASE string sensitivity.
To adjust string sensitivity via the Play Portal, follow these steps:
1. Login to play.jamstik.com, connect your Jamstik and enter "Free Play".
2. Click the icon to open picking sensitivity settings.
3. You can choose a preset of low, medium, high or max sensitivity. You can also individually adjust string sensitivities which will make for a custom setup.
4. If you find that adjusting your sensitivities produces an audio output that is too soft OR loud, you can use String Boost to fine-tune the audio output. Raising string boost will increase volume and lowering will decrease it. The Acceptable range for string boost is 0-64.
To adjust string sensitivity via the Jamstik App for iOS, follow these steps:
1. Open the Jamstik App, and connect your Jamstik.
2. Click the icon in the right-hand menu to open the sensitivity adjustments menu.
3. Adjust your string-picking sensitivity as desired.
For Jamstik 7 Fret Trigger Values:
Higher trigger values mean more sensitive pick detection, while lower values will require stronger plucks to register input.
Lower trigger values mean more sensitive pick detection, while higher values will require stronger plucks to register input.
Additive MIDI volume values to compensate for "light" picking.
These are the values we found worked best, and they may update with firmware periodically. BLUE contains the values for a very sensitive threshold at which a pick action still creates a MIDI note while RED contains values for a threshold that requires stronger plucks to register input.