Because the Jamstik can convert notes on the guitar to MIDI data, it has allowed me to make music in different ways than I could with a desktop keyboard. Because of my familiarity with electric guitar, I have spent many hours over the past couple weeks recording modular synth sounds, piano chords, bass rhythms, orchestra strings, a saxophone solo, and even percussion tracks at a faster and more complex level than what I have been able to do with programming or playing keys. It is also just an endlessly fun novelty. I can easily transpose my guitar digitally live and play a different key than the strings are tuned to, or move up a few octaves to better fit the instrument I’m emulating.
The best scenario I’ve found with this guitar is playing some synth riffs and melodies, and then quickly switching inputs in my DAW to my audio interface to record the actual guitar’s analog output. The dual MIDI and quarter-inch output enables a lot of possibilities in a recording session.