MIDI Guitar 2, BETA 3 released

MIDI Guitar 2, BETA2 released!

MIDI Guitar 2 – Release Notes

MIDI Guitar 2 is almost here!

What to expect of 2015…

2014 was a great year for us at Jam Origin. The reception of MIDI Guitar has been overwhelmingly positive and we have been thrilled by the feedback from users. Meanwhile, we’ve had a whole year to do our research and we have been able to devote it entirely to new developments of technology that will power the next generation of audio/midi solutions.

We plan to release the following products in 2015:

  1. MIDI Guitar 2.0.
    This update will be free for all customers.
    The App Store/Mac Store cousins MIDI Guitar for iOS and MIDI Guitar for Garageband might get an update too.
  2. MIDI Bass 0.2 BETA.
    Tracking and performance improvements, plus most of the new features of MG 2.0.
  3. MIDI Violin 0.1 BETA.
    More info will be available via our mailing list.
  4. And one more thing… a new kind of thing… for guitarists.

More info will appear on this site, but for more info on joining beta’s and for notification about all of our releases, please consider signing up to our mailing list.

Wishing you all a great 2015!
Stay tuned.
Jam Origin

MIDI Guitar for GarageBand was just released on the Mac App Store!

MIDI Guitar for GarageBand is now available on the Mac App Store version. It is a limited version of the full MIDI Guitar product intended for GarageBand or Logic users who like to keep things simple and for those who like their software to be officially released by Apple though the Mac App Store. It’s also the lowest cost entry to the world of MIDI Guitars at a fraction of the price of a hardware setup.

More info at its product page.

MIDI Guitar 1.0 Released!

Throughout the last year MIDI Guitar have matured though very extensive BETA testing and since the latest versions have been stable for most in terms of compatibility and as more customers have expressed the need to use MIDI Guitar in production environments, we found it a good occasion to release version 1.0.

Although tracking quality is very impressive for most guitar setups it still has a few issues for others. We feel we have headroom for more improvements in this respect and our ongoing pursuit for tracking improvements will continue in versions 1.x.

Whats New

  • MIDI Guitar is now out of BETA status.
  • This release is identical to 0.9.7 in terms of tracking and features.
  • Your MIDI Guitar settings (i.e. “Projects” and “Recognition Presets”) will be valid in all future updates.

Jam Origin releases MIDI Guitar 1.0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MIDI Guitar, the software solution

Revolutionary software adds any soft synth and virtual instrument to your guitar effect arsenal.

 

Aarhus, Denmark (Dec. 17th 2013).  Jam Origin today announced version 1.0 of its MIDI Guitar software which turns any standard guitar into a universal polyphonic MIDI controller. This means you can now add just about any virtual instrument or synthesizer to you guitar effect arsenal.

“We developed this in dialog with more than two hundred guitarists and studio musicians” says Ole Kristensen, founder of Jam Origin. “Users reports confirm it performs comparable to inconvenient hardware MIDI guitar solutions. Many were astonished to discover that all of the best sounding virtual instruments, samplers and soft-synths, are now immediately accessible right at the fingertips on a trusted old guitar.”

On stage, guitarists can use MIDI Guitar to layer guitar sounds with any virtual instrument or synthesiser to expand the impact of live performances or create unique sound signatures. In the studio, MIDI Guitar integrates seamlessly with your favourite DAW and you can build entire arrangements with bass, synths, strings and more, with only a standard guitar interfaced with a DAW.

According to Jam Origin the technology in MIDI Guitar has been more than 6 years in development by now. It is based upon patent-pending polyphonic pitch detection and -prediction technology that can recognize polyphonic signals, such as complex chords or finger-playing with minimal latency and spurious hits.

“Ever since I first thought of polyphonic pitch detection, the problem of detecting multiple notes played simultaneously by a musical instrument, I have been hooked on finding a solution” says Ole Kristensen, founder of Jam Origin. “The fact that trained musicians can perfectly recognize chords by ear has been my driving force since day one and I have been convinced that a computer could do the same. The real break through however, is a new pitch prediction method that reduce latency to a unheard new level in polyphonic pitch detection.”

Traditionally the world of MIDI guitars have been impassable terrain for most guitarists. Mounting and endless adjusting of hardware pickups, using expensive hardware units with several cable links to get it to interface with a computer with the appropriate software made it a quest for the few.  Jam Origins approach is very simple in comparison and fits a modern workflow: Run the MIDI Guitar software and select any synth or virtual instrument plugin installed on your system.

Hardware MIDI guitars have also always been accused of problems with latency and accuracy. Jam Origin’s software approach is not a promise to end that in this first version at least.

“Our initial aim was to produce a pure software technology that is comparable to hardware, but radically easier to integrate in a modern workflow.” says Ole Kristensen, “That said, we will now raise the bar and MIDI Guitar 2.0 might outclass hardware if the industry does not keep up.”

The MIDI Guitar experience is free to download and evaluate by a link on Jam Origin’s website. The full license is $99.95 and for a limited time also grants you a license to the upcoming MIDI Bass free of charge.

About Jam Origin

Jam Origin is an independent software- and research company based in Aarhus, Denmark.

We are a small team of engineers determined to push the limits in the field of music software. Our main focus is in audio recognition and -transcription technology, including a unique and revolutionary polyphonic pitch detection and -prediction for ultra low latency audio processing.

Jam Origin was founded in 2009 by Ole Juul Kristensen and its technology have found its way to music gaming, music edutainment, music transcription and audio-to-MIDI conversion applications.

Contact

Public Relations, Jam Origin
press@jamorigin.com

 

 

Jam Origin releases MIDI Guitar for GarageBand on Mac App Store

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New musicial possibilities for GarageBand guitarists!

Aarhus, Denmark (Dec. 17th 2013). Jam Origin today is releasing MIDI Guitar for GarageBand on the Mac App Store. MIDI Guitar for GarageBand is based upon Jam Origin’s revolutionary MIDI Guitar software and allows you to use your guitar to play software instruments in GarageBand, essentially converting your guitar into a MIDI controller/MIDI keyboard. It is very easy to use with GarageBand and a one-click setup.

“We developed this in dialog with more than two hundred guitarists and studio musicians” says Ole Kristensen, founder of Jam Origin. “Users reports confirm it performs comparable to inconvenient hardware MIDI guitar solutions. Many were astonished to discover that all of the best sounding software instruments are now immediately accessible right at the fingertips on a trusted old guitar.”

According to Jam Origin the technology in MIDI Guitar has been more than 6 years in development by now. It is based upon patent-pending polyphonic pitch detection and -prediction technology that can recognize polyphonic signals, such as complex chords or finger-playing with minimal latency and spurious hits.

MIDI Guitar for GarageBand is a free download from the Mac App Store with full functionality that allows you to evaluate the technology with occasional interruptions. An in-app purchase will remove interruptions for $39.99 and there is a 25% discount until the end of the year.

About Jam Origin

Jam Origin is an independent software- and research company based in Aarhus, Denmark.

We are a small team of engineers determined to push the limits in the field of music software. Our main focus is in audio recognition and -transcription technology, including a unique and revolutionary polyphonic pitch detection and -prediction for ultra low latency audio processing.

Jam Origin was founded in 2009 by Ole Juul Kristensen and its technology have found its way to music gaming, music edutainment, music transcription and audio-to-MIDI conversion applications.

Contact

Public Relations, Jam Origin
press@jamorigin.com