The Jamboxx Application

The Jamboxx application is included with every Jamboxx and is available for free download at the Microsoft Store, the Mac Store and the Apple App Store (for iPad users).  Start jamming in minutes. No key fingerings to learn. Set your key and scale and you’ll always be in tune! A great way to learn how to play the Jamboxx and have fun at the same time! When you’re ready, take the Jamboxx on the road to your favorite performance venue!

The Jamboxx software includes dozens of bundled instruments. You can also send the Jamboxx MIDI notes to your favorite Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) such as Ableton Live, Reaper or GarageBand and play any instrument you load into your DAW.

And every Jamboxx  instrument comes with a perpetual license to Ableton Live Lite! Ableton is the frequent choice of musicians for their live performances.

There are three modes:

  1. PLAY: use this mode for live performances and free-play / practice.
  2. LEARN: play songs (over 25 included) by following the falling notes on screen (akin to Guitar Hero).
  3. JAM: Play along and improvise with eight different animations (e.g. Farm animals, vehicles, drums, etc.)

PLAY mode (Jamboxx Pro & Classroom only)

The Jamboxx free-play mode. Select your instrument, key, scale and octave.
The Jamboxx free-play mode. Select your instrument, key, scale and octave.

The dynamic keyboard on-screen gives instantaneous, visual feedback on note position. For example, notice the orange triangles on the figure above. Even when you’re not moving air through the Jamboxx you’ll still see the note position on the screen.

LEARN Mode

The Jamboxx LEARN mode (styled after Guitar Hero but with a real instrument) lets you practice a song of your choice. Select your instrument and tempo and then play in time to the notes as they scroll down the screen.

The Jamboxx LEARN mode. Play the right notes as they fall down the screen.
The Jamboxx LEARN mode. Play the right notes as they fall down the screen.

There are dozens of songs to play in LEARN mode divided in to Easy, Medium and Hard categories.

Learn to play dozens of different, included songs.
Learn to play dozens of different, included songs.

JAM Mode

Play along to different songs in eight different scenes by playing instruments like guitar, drums or saxophone or make crazy sounds like motorcycles, cows, burps and groans.

Play along with eight different animated scenes
Play along with eight different animated scenes

Scenes (and songs) include:

  1. Farm Animals (Old MacDonald)
  2. Swamp Monsters (Wink & Nod)
  3. Guitar Rocker (Rock & Roll)
  4. Drums (Rockin’ the Hills)
  5. Emotions (Happy or Sad)
  6. Choir (Pachelbels’ Canon)
  7. Vehicles (Wheels on the Bus)
  8. Saxophone (Johnny be Bad)

Minimum hardware and software requirements

Most Windows and Mac computers introduced in the last three to five years will easily run the Jamboxx ProSuite software.

Macintosh requirements:

  • Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • MacOS 10.7 or higher
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)
  • 150MB disk space

Windows requirements

  • 2.4GHz or faster x86-compatible processor (32 and 64 bit versions)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 and higher
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)
  • 150MB disk space
  • Sound card with ASIO driver support recommended

Apple iPad requirements

  • iOS version 9.3 and higher
  • 150MB disk space
  • We recommend a newer version of the iPad (any model that charges with a Lightening USB cable, rather than older 30 pin cable)
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