Getting Started in Ableton Live
Here's how to connect your Jamstik's MIDI output to Ableton Live.
The connection process is the same for all of the Jamstik controllers.
MPE Compatibility Note:
Ableton Live 11 and Studio One 5's MPE implementation does not preserve MIDI channel information, which is used by the Jamstik to distinguish notes and events on different strings. This blocks the Creator from showing inputs from the correct strings on the fretboard display as well as routing notes from specific strings to the correct per-string samples or accurately replicating hammer-on effects. We have reached out to these companies and hope they will make changes to properly accommodate MPE controllers in the future.
The Jamstik Studio can still be used properly with MPE compatible synths in Ableton Live 11 and Studio One that do not require un-scrambled MIDI channel data.
1. Click on the power button once to turn on your Jamstik
Open the preferences by hitting CMD + ,
In the Audio tab, make sure your Audio Output Device is set to your speakers, headphones, or audio interface
In the Link/Midi tab, make sure Track and Remote are ON for the input
You're set! Now you can use the Jamstik to play any instrument that you load in Ableton. If you wish to learn more about what you can do with your Jamstik in Ableton click here.
What if my Jamstik is connected and I can't hear any audio?
If your Jamstik is connected to your Audio MIDI Setup but you can't hear anything ensure the following: - In the Audio tab, make sure your Audio Output Device is set to your speakers, headphones, or audio interface _ In the Link/Midi tab, make sure Track and Remote are ON for the input - Load an instrument in Ableton - Arm the track (the red circle is on) - Set the track Monitor to Auto
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To use the Jamstik Creator plugin with Ableton Live visit Ableton Live Jamstik Creator Setup.
Make sure to check the Jamstik Creator: Third-Party DAW Compatibility Database for the current state of plugin compatibility with your DAW.
Looking to assign multiple different VSTs or instruments to individual strings on the Jamstik? This tutorial walks you through the process in Ableton!