Rayzoon Announces Jamstix 2

Rayzoon Technologies has announced the upcoming release of Jamstix 2, their virtual drummer plug-in. Jamstix is a VSTi drummer that can jam with you like a human, instead of a computer. The plug-in analyzes MIDI input as well as audio input (with limitations) in real-time and develops rhythms and adjusts parameters instantaneously, giving you the feel of playing with a human drummer, sans the flatulence problem.

Jamstix’s Limb-Priority-Control ensures that the output is at all times playable by a human drummer so you can layer rhythms and fills and accents as you wish and never have to worry about whether the result sounds realistic. The realistic drumming is enhanced with features such as velocity variance, auto-cymbals, random accents, probable notes and automatic switch rules, such as ride over hihat on high velocity, sidestick over snare on low velocity, no-ghosting on low velocity and more.

• Real-time groove composition using dedicated style and drummer modeling (not static patterns).
• In-depth drummer limb simulation, including triangulation of hand movements, ensures that the grooves are always humanly playable
• 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 50 styles and 10 drummers, 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.
— Route sounds to 4-17 stereo outputs (adjustable).
— Extensive sound library that can be expanded via expansion Paks.

Integrated VSTi sub-hosting allows usage of any VSTi drum synthesizer, such as BFD, DFHS, EZDrummer and Addictive Drums. Combine the sounds of your favorite drum plug-in with the jam power and realism of Jamstix. You can also create kits that use a mix of external sounds and Jamstix 2 sounds. For example, you can built a kit that uses EZDrummer drums and Jamstix 2 percussion sounds and cymbals.

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.

Jamstix can import your existing MIDI drum grooves, as well as Jamstix 1 rhythms and use them as styles for playing by the drummer models. This means a static 1-bar MID file groove comes to live by being played with the feel, accents and fills of the Jamstix 2 virtual drummers.

Rayzoon Technologies’ Jamstix 2 will be released on August 20th for $99 for the Standard version and $139 for Jamstix 2 XL. Jamstix 1 owners can upgrade for $40 / $49. The Standard version includes DrumPak 1; XL version also includes DrumPak 2, BrushPak, SnarePak and ePak. More information on Jamstix 2.

Author: FutureMusic

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