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RE: guitarists: triple play?
Per, do you have a preferred one of them?
From: Per Boysen [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, 5 January 2015 8:06 PM
Subject: Re: guitarists: triple play?
I've started with "MIDI guitar" in the late eighties, with the first
models and have recently been using the GR-55 (+ GK3 pickups), but I still
prefer none of that but rather playing my usual audio signal into some
audio-to-waveform converter. These are available as software plugins for
those who play through a computer and then there are some new digital amps
sporting these algorithms as well. This gives you a direct monophonic
synth tone with immediate musicality, i.e. no latency and accurately
following how you're shaping the tone on the physical instrument.
Some might not like playing monophonic lines but I think that's great for
live looping because in a few seconds you can build any chord in a looper
by layering the required number of notes.
Greetings from Sweden
On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 12:45 PM, andy butler <email@example.com>
> On 05/01/2015 09:35, Diarmuid Pigott wrote:
>> My own experience of MIDI from strings is that the detection of
>> vibrato and bend and gliss is pretty much dependant on the MIDI
>> instrument I am using.
> I think there's a bit of a miss-conception going around.
> The Midi instrument actually has nothing to do with detection, it only
> responds to midi commands.
> By then the detection is already done.
> What *is* important is that the Midi instrument needs to respond
> correctly in order to interpret the pitch information correctly.
> i.e. the amount of pitch change in response to MidiPitchBend has to be
> set correctly.
> That's actually rather trivial to set up, as long as the midi
> instrument supports it.
> For a device like the Fishman the situation is a bit different, in
> that there may be processing of the audio from the pickup.
> In that case it's obviously possible to pass the audio in some form
> and get what seems like "perfect tracking", when no tracking has been
> For note detection there's an absolute limit that's never going to be
> I look at it from a slightly different angle to the usual idea of note
> The impulse from plucking the string has to travel up to the fret and
> back to the pickup before it's possible to calculate which fret was
> Using that way of looking at things the Axon system can make a the
> quickest possible guess at what the note played is, then it uses a
> more regular analysis to measure the frequency. Should the initial
> guess be wrong a correction is made to the Note-On that was sent using
> As the Axon system is patented then it kind of looks like no-ones
> going to get faster tracking without licensing it.
> Warbling on a sustained note occurs when the fundamental of the note
> fades before the harmonics, so on some instruments there'll be one or
> two notes that warble every time.
> Just down to the resonance of the instrument.
> If the instrument is specially designed to work with midi convertion I
> suspect they spend a lot of time working removing any 'bad notes'.
> If there's going to be any improvement over the Axon system it won't
> be in fast detection of the note, but rather in the ability to keep
> tracking a note as it dies away.
> ps. for playing around, the monophonic devices by Sonuus have somewhat
> slower note detection but are fairly warble resistant.