We're excited to share that Cakewalk's SONAR is the first Microsoft Window's DAW to natively support wireless jamstik+ play thanks to advancements in Windows 10! Our team worked closely with the developers at Cakewalk on BLE MIDI implementation, so we can guarantee the experience gets the Zivix stamp of approval.
Last week, we spent the evening at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul for "Play. Tinker. Make" to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day. The event was a part of the museum's Social Science nights—which gives 21+ adults a chance to explore the museum, grab a drink, hear some music, and enjoy special programs and presentations.
Here at Zivix, we are passionate about fostering the joy of playing music, making music more accessible to everyone, and connecting with our local Minneapolis community. When we heard about the amazing collaboration between Best Buy's Geek Squad and the Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, we knew we wanted to get involved!
We teamed up with the developers at moForte and Wizdom Music to provide direct support for the jamstik+ in the latest version of their award winning iOS app, GeoShred. The GeoShred app has the most advanced guitar modeling synthesizer to hit the MIDI app world, adding a new level of sounds and expression on the jamstik+.
Zivix's jamstik+ was featured as one of the flagship success stories of transitioning from raising over $800,000 via Kickstarter crowdfunding to selling on Amazon.com. We're thrilled that two of our most important partners are collaborating, and we're excited to help pioneer the program with other innovative startups like Piper, Prynt, and MudWatt.
We knew we had an opportunity to make a big splash with our product, but we also knew we had a chance to put some other amazing organizations in the spotlight and give back to the music education community that inspired us in the first place. By choosing to give one Jamstik for every 15 pledged for, we were able to make it a big story about more than just the product.
We're excited to share that the jamstik was named as an honoree for the 2015 CES Innovation Awards under the “Tech for a Better World” category.