Given the vast sonic possibilities of the synth today, a keyboard seems the least expressive controller. It is just the easiest to build, technically. Keyboardist could never before BEND PITCH. Guitarists could. /mats -----Original Message----- From: Travis Hartnett [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2000 4:55 PM To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com Subject: Re: Guitar synth..take it (or leave it ) for what it is I'd have to strongly disagree. The other day I used a guitar synth that sounded horrible if I played more than one note at a time (unless I played fifths or octaves), greatly decreased my available dynamics and also required that I carefully mute my not-played strings to prevent it from producing a horrible squalling sound all by itself. Oh wait, that was a distortion box... TH > >> Gotta agree with Kim here, given that the ideal MIDI guitar control >> would be one that feels and behaves like a guitar, but give MIDI output. >> After all, keyboard players don't have to relearn how to play the >> instrument just to play synths, and neither should guitar players.