Notes on these audio demos: drum sounds are all Jamstix 3XL, no host effect processing, no host MIDI editing
[Rating: 9/10] "Jamstix is fun, inspirational, and each of its virtual drummers do a fantastic job of interpreting the various styles in their own unique way. Jamstix is a steal at this price..." (Computer Music 12/07)
J A M S T I X 3
Advanced Virtual Drummer VSTi
real-time groove composition using dedicated style and drummer modeling. No static patterns!
in-depth drummer limb simulation, including triangulation of hand movements, ensures that the grooves are always humanly playable (no ten-armed drummer here).
advanced feel modeling includes sound-specific pocket delays, power and timing variations and can play ahead, on or behind the beat.
real-time fill generator produces unique fills (no static patterns used!) that match the style and drummer in use.
streamlined interface with visual drum kit for editing as well as just watching the drums play.
part-based arranger with transition and repetition fills, liveloop technology as well as drag-&-drop MIDI export.
limb-centric bar editor allows fine-tuning of events without need for MIDI export/editing in host.
extensive MIDI controller mapping allows in-depth remote-control of the style, drummer and mixer.
built-in mixer with compressor and 3-band EQ.
comes with 70 styles (rock, funk, afro-cuban, blues, jazz, electronica, brazilian, breakbeat, country, R&B, Motown and many more) and 17 human drummer models, expandable via future Paks.
High Quality Sounds
built-in high-quality drum sample player with multiple velocity layers and controllable ambience.
alternate samples remove machine-gun effect by varying sounds at the same velocity.
sophisticated layering creates realistic sound accumulations based on drum types.
8 stereo outputs and an extensive sound library (1.3GB) that can be expanded via expansion Paks.
Integrates With Other Sound Modules
Flexible key mapping and MIDI output allows 'driving' any VSTi drum plugin, such as BFD™, Superior Drummer™, EZDrummer™ and Addictive Drums™. Combine the sounds of your favorite drum plugin with the jam power and realism of Jamstix!
allows creating kits that use a mix of external sounds and Jamstix sounds! For example, you can build a kit that uses EZDrummer™ drums and Jamstix percussion sounds and cymbals.
Interactive Jamming Jamstix can interact with your MIDI or audio input by adjusting velocity and using play rules, such as hihat/ride switching and snare head/sidestick switching as well as rhythm reduction giving you the feel of playing with a human drummer!
Supports Your Existing MIDI grooves Jamstix can import your existing MIDI drum grooves and use them as styles for playing by the drummer models. This means a static 1-bar MID file groove comes to life by being played with the feel, accents and fills of the Jamstix virtual drummers!
XL Version - Jazz, Electronic Grooves And More! Jamstix comes with jazz styles as well as an electronica style, which together with the brushed kit and electronic kits of the XL version, allow Jamstix to cover a huge range of genres.