Controlling synth via guitar??

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Controlling synth via guitar??

Post by Arddhu » Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:19 pm

Sorry, I tried searching for this in past posts but only got 4000 results with nothing to do with this.

I was basically wanting to know what the best way to go about controlling synths with a guitar is. I've seen those Roland GR midi pickups but they only seem to be compatible with GR synths? Any other clues?

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Post by eumir » Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:37 pm

Have a look at this: http://www.rolandus.com/products/produc ... arentId=53

Also, any GR synth has midi out and lets you control any synth.

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Post by MrFrodo » Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:08 pm

Also check out http://www.brianmooreguitars.com . They're heavily devotd to guitar controllers. They've manufactured MIDI interfaces, 13-pin jacks and USB ports. There's also a pick-up/interface box you can buy from Roland. I just can't remember what it's called.
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Post by EddieJ » Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:24 pm

It's called the Roland GI 20. It takes the signal from a GK-x pickup and turns it into MIDI.
http://www.roland.com/products/en/GI-20/index.html
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Post by Arddhu » Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:46 pm

Yeah I've read about them. But I've read that a lot of people have problems with poor tracking and whatnot. Also the fact that it would cost me near $1000 just to midify my guitar.

I was thinking more along the lines of pitch-to-voltage converters, which I'm sure wouldn't make tracking any easier but could be simpler/cheaper? If they happened to make pitch-to-CS Voltage converters that would be particularly swell, but highly unlikely.

Ach! Thanks for the help but I think I'll have to post-pone this grand plan...

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Post by EddieJ » Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:00 pm

Arddhu wrote:Yeah I've read about them. But I've read that a lot of people have problems with poor tracking and whatnot. Also the fact that it would cost me near $1000 just to midify my guitar.

I was thinking more along the lines of pitch-to-voltage converters, which I'm sure wouldn't make tracking any easier but could be simpler/cheaper? If they happened to make pitch-to-CS Voltage converters that would be particularly swell, but highly unlikely.

Ach! Thanks for the help but I think I'll have to post-pone this grand plan...
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