How to Use the Accelerometer in Garageband (iOS)

The accelerometer feature (available in firmware version 5.034) allows users to access a ton of additional expression by mapping MIDI controller messages to an axis on the jamstik+!  In this example, we will utilize this feature in one of our favorite apps: GarageBand.

Check Out Getting Started with Using The Accelerometer in Jamstik+ Article Here 

Example requirements:

- jamstik+ (loaded with FW: 5.034+)

- jamstik+ App

- GarageBand

- iOS Device

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1) Turn on your jamstik+ (wait for pulsing amber to indicate advertising connection)

2) Launch the jamstik+ App

3) Connect to jamstik+ App

4) In the settings menu, switch Accelerometer "ON"

5) Once the Accelerometer is enabled, select a controller message (1-16)

  • 0 = Accel off
  • 1 = Modulation Wheel 
  • 2 = Breath Controller 
  • 3 - 5 is undefined.
  • 4 = Foot Controller 
  • 5 = Portamento Time 
  • 6 = Data Entry 
  • 7 = Channel Volume 
  • 8 = Balance 
  • 9 - 10 is undefined
  • 10 = Pan 
  • 11 = Expression 
  • 12 = Effect Control 1 
  • 13 = Effect Control 2 
  • 14 - 15 is undefined
  • 16 = General Purpose Controller 1 


6) After you select a MIDI CC message, close out of the settings menu to commit

(for this example, select MIDI CC message 1)

7) Launch GarageBand (Close out of the jamstik+ App to save the processing power)

8) In GarageBand's settings menu -> Bluetooth MIDI devices 

9) Connect by selecting your jamstik+ ID

10) Once connected, select an instrument & move the Jamstik on the axis as pictured below.



11) Have fun utilizing the accelerometer feature!

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