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RE: Guitar synth..take it (or leave it ) for what it is

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:hartne.t@apple.com]
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...


>> 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.