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The Xjam is a small, full-fledged plug-and-play MIDI controller. Due to its solid aluminum chassis, the Xjam is wonderfully portable and ideal for use outside of the studio on mobile devices.

With a 4x4 pad matrix, the 6 endless encoders and the smooth 16 pads, it provides a pleasant and expressive playing experience. In addition, the Xjam offers 48 configurations instead of the usual 16 scenes to save.

Its smooth and ultra-sensitive pads with polyphonic aftertouch are as versatile as the Xjam is in general. The 16 RGB pads also send MIDI CC, MIDI Program Change or MMC messages. There are also 6 high-quality endless encoders on board, which can be used in a variety of ways. In addition to controlling MIDI CC messages, the encoders can be assigned to send pitch, MIDI program change messages or even aftertouch messages. The Xjam comes with a powerful editor software for perfect adaption to your needs. There is also a TRS-MIDI Out socket to send signals to external sound generators.

Key Features

  • versatile and flexible with a slim design
  • 16 ultra sensitive pads with polyphonic aftertouch
  • 3-color pad indicators for velocity and edit/setup operation
  • 6 endless rotary encoders
  • 48 user-programmable scene presets, which can be recalled instantly
  • bus-powered: requires no batteries or power supply when connected via USB-C
  • supports all major DAWs
  • TRS 3.5mm MIDI out
  • standalone operation possible without computer and only USB power
  • USB-C to USB-A cable included
  • 1/4" thread to fix it to a stand
  • free editor software for Mac, PC and iPadOS
  • includes Bitwig Studio 8-Track, Cubasis LE, Wavelab LE

Connectors & Functions


CTRL BANK let you control up to 18 independent parameters
360° ENCODER knobs to send continuous controller messages to your software or external MIDI device
SCENE BANK let you access up to 48 different scenes
PAD BANK let you access up to 48 different pads
PADS polyphonic aftertouch and velocity
USB-C port connects to the computer or mobile device and used to send and receive MIDI data
MIDI OUT for connection and transmission of MIDI data to an external device
FOOT SWITCH input for sustain pedal
EDIT each pad and encoder can be edited independently
SETUP adjust the global settings and the repeat parameters
TYPE allows to choose from different types (MIDI CC, PITCH, PROGRAM, AFTERTOUCH)
REPEAT with two different modes avaiblable, temporary and static

Portable


Great for the road & any mobile applications or where space constraints are an issue. Play drums & control effects with the Xjam. Everything's right there for building any style of track, anywhere you feel the inspiration.

 
   

"On the train to Berlin/Superbooth. Check-in out the brand new Xjam MIDI Performance Controller from ESI Audio. I'm in Love with this baby - Perfect Touch!"

- Angie Taylor, Liveact/DJ/Producer/Bassplayer

Great For Live Shows


The velocity & pressure-sensitive pads are great for playing virtual instruments live onstage. Plus, the pads offer aftertouch that adds a whole different level of expression & control for that extra element to live or studio performance.



Bundled Software


In order to get you started right out of the box, Xjam ships with a powerful software package for professional recording, creation of your own songs, mixing of any audio content and much more. The following applications are currently included:

  Bitwig 8-Track  

Bitwig Studio 8-Track - the trim and effective DAW to start producing, performing, and designing sounds like a pro for use on up to eight tracks of audio / MIDI, incl. the Bitwig Essentials Package, a versatile selection of handpicked presets and sounds. Record instruments, create your arrangements, design new sounds, or just jam - every feature has been developed by musicians, for musicians!

 

  Steinberg Cubasis LE  

Cubasis LE is the compact version of Steinberg's mobile multitouch sequencer, providing the same look and feel of its bigger brother Cubasis. Specially designed for quick and easy operation, Cubasis LE makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze, no matter where you are, right there on an iPhone or iPad when connecting Xjam.

 

  Steinberg WaveLab LE  

Whether you are a hobby musician, home studio owner, freelancer or podcaster - WaveLab LE helps you to bring your music, voice and sound recordings to a more professional level. This easy-to-use mastering and audio editing software from Steinberg turns your computer with Xjam into an audio analyzing, editing and publishing studio.

 

Our website always shows the latest information on what we currently ship with our products. Depending on the production date, it can sometimes be possible that a different software package is included with the Xjam at a local reseller. The actual content is mentioned on the retail box of the product itself. If you are unsure, please contact us.

Reviews and Testimonials


Here are selected reviews of Xjam:

 

Felix Thoma of the popular German online magazine Amazona looked at our Xjam in detail:"(...) neat device to play and trigger samples or to push in drums and beats. The workmanship is great and the pads can be played marvelously." - read the original German text here!

   

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