Have you ever wanted to export your tracks into guitar tablature? As long as you have Logic Pro and a Jamstik, you will be able to take advantage of this quick workaround to turn your MIDI data into tablature via a familiar guitar interface!
As with many notation software programs, there are a few caveats to be aware of. Please make sure to check out our Quick Tips below to optimize your settings and playing style for the best performance results.
- First, via Jamstik Creator (either inside Logic or the standalone version), set the Jamstik to 'Multi Channel' mode in the Device Settings.
- Next, in Logic, record the part you’d like to tab out.
- Once you’ve done that, double click the MIDI region to open the editor window, here you can clean up the MIDI roll and make sure your part is arranged the way you would like.
- Staying in the editor window, jump over to the 'Score' tab and select 'Layout'.
- Now, choose 'Tablature'. In the new window, switch the guitar option to Inv Channel.
- Lastly, back in the editor window, click the treble clef and select guitar.
- You should now see your tab!
Once you’ve gone through this process, if you were to re-perform your part, you can now see the editor window tabbing out what you're playing in real-time.
Enabling Transcription Mode:
1. In the device settings menu select Transcription mode *Note: this feature requires Creator v1.17+ and Firmware version 3.15+
- Transcription mode improves accuracy and filters out unwanted MIDI notes at the cost of adding 30-40 extra milliseconds of latency and disabling some performance features like hammer-ons. This mode is primarily meant for recording rather than performing, and we strongly recommend using a lower buffer size and ASIO drivers on Windows and disabling this mode when you are done transcribing.
2. Then, set the MIDI mode to Multi-channel, and check that the MIDI channel is set to Channel 1
3. When notating with the Jamstik Studio, it is recommended to decrease the overall string sensitivity from the default settings to prevent any unwanted artifacts (misc. string noise) from being entered as a MIDI note.
- Make sure to double-check your Jamstik's sensitivity settings before recording. In general, you should see the best results setting your overall sensitivity to 3-4 while playing single-note lines at low dynamics. However, you may see a fair amount of sympathetic resonance and artifacts while playing at higher volumes & or playing chords.