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Old 06-13-2011, 01:00 PM
RichrdC RichrdC is offline
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Default A midi controller for guitar

I'm a guitar player and I find it tough at times to translate my guitar work into keyboard midi data so that I can have a print out using the Score editor.. I know it's a tough act to find any program that can translate audio into midi so I went out there looking for something like a midi pickup that I could use with my guitars and record the guitar right into midi data.. Well, one I've seen is the You Rock Guitar YRG-1000... In the marketing material on line, it's mentioned that this controller will work with GarageBand, but there's no word that I can find as far as working with Pro Tools.. does anyone know if this particular product will work with Pro Tools and windows 7, and/or, is there another product that can do what I'm hoping? Thanks, Richrdc
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:30 AM
12StringJ 12StringJ is offline
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Default Re: A midi controller for guitar

I'm currently working with the YRG folks trying to get it to work. Does not produce reliable results. Appears to be some kind of driver problem.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:59 PM
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Default Re: A midi controller for guitar

Roland has made several guitar synths that have a pickup that translates what you play into MIDI. I haven't used the newer ones, but the 2 problems I have always had with mine (a GR-30) are:
1. it tends to use pitch wheel instead of making a new note event. Apparently it thinks that I am bending into a note instead of playing a new note. This problem makes it pretty much useless for recording anything you play fast.
2. It has a noticeable amount of latency.

These two problems make it incredibly tedious to edit an actual "performance" into MIDI that can be turned into a score, but it could still be useful if you just want to play a chord every bar or so, and then program in more detail.

Or, maybe the new ones work a lot better. My GR30 is probably 15 years old, so it's not exactly cutting edge.
- John

If a MIDI event triggers a sample of a tree falling and there's no one there to hear it, does it make a sound?
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