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The Jamstack 2 Companion Control App for Built-in Effects (Android and iOS)

We knew when we began development of the built-in effects engine of the Jamstack 2, we were going to need a companion control app. And just like everything we do, we wanted to leapfrog farther ahead of other control apps on the market to make it more usable, more intuitive, and (as always) more powerful. 

Baby’s Got the Bends: 4 Techniques to Make Your Guitar Wail

What is it about bending that is so intoxicating to the listener? It’s hard to say, but my sense is that bending is what makes the guitar “sing”. As humans, we have a deep and natural connection to the human voice, our primary method of communication, which is why singing evokes an emotional response from the listener. Bending strings sounds like singing, emotional singing sounds like wailing, so turn up the guitar amp - we're gonna make your fretboard cry.

Who Needs a Guitar Amp When you Have 90.000V Arcs?

Ok, obviously we're the ones who are gonna say you need a guitar amp. But this video is seriously cool, so check it out!

The 5 Types of Guitar Effects - and where your favourite pedals fit in

Most guitar effects have names that describe the sound they make (like Fuzz or Wah-wah) while others have names that describe the process of making the sound (like Phaser or Overdrive), but here we’ll try to take a scientific approach, asking “what are the properties of the sound and what are the ways they can be altered”? Or better yet, “what the heck does this pedal do?”

Our Favorite Back-to-School Guitar Cameos

While the kids are getting ready to head back to school, we thought we'd celebrate by watching some of our favorite school-themed guitar scenes. 

How We Made Our Small Speakers Sound HUGE

With the rise of the smart amplifier, people are now starting to apply the notion that bigger isn't better to guitar amplifiers too. Here's a peek at the work we’ve been doing to put the Jamstack 2 in a class of its own for both portability and sound quality. 

Behind the Scenes: How Jamstack Does Effects

The original concept behind our attachable amp series was to rely on your smartphone to be the brains of the operation. But we wanted to bridge the gap between the user experience of the electric and the acoustic guitar. With built in effects that could be optimized for the amp itself, the electric guitar would gain the “pick up and play” quality that is so favourable with acoustic guitars. We knew having the effects of an electric with the convenience of an acoustic would be a magical experience.

The Pursuit of The Mute

Are you having trouble with unwanted notes ringing in your chords? Have you ever wondered how your favourite guitar heroes bang away on riffs so effortlessly without hitting the wrong strings? Are you hoping to add a little extra weight to your playing? The answer is muting!

Watch This: Nirvana's "Come As You Are" as You've Never Heard it Before

Have you also wondered if Nirvana's "Come As You Are" could be elevated by adding an oud, a didgeridoo, and a harmonium? Well, you're not alone! Watch this incredible collaboration on the grunge classic.

Let’s Dive Into DAWs: Are You Ready to Amp Up Your Recording Game?

If you’re curious about recording, and you’ve taken it upon yourself to do some inquisitive google searching on the subject, you’ve probably come across the term “DAW” a number of times already. Maybe you’re asking the question that all of us have asked at one time or another - what is a DAW!?

Behind The Scenes: Making A Case for the Hard Case

The Hard Case for the Jamstack 1 was a big hit, and we’re excited to bring it back for the Jamstack 2! Much like the Jamstack amp, we’ve made some key changes that will ensure that the new Hard Case is better than ever.

Watch This: Drummer Dan Weiss Mesmerizes in This Auction Packed Play Along

Here's a creative collaboration that I bet you wouldn't expect! Drummer Dan Weiss puts his exceptional technical and listening skills on display in this auction packed play along! Check out Dan's lofty bid to keep up with auctioneer Ty Thompson