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

At 06:26 PM 2/15/00 -0800, you wrote:
>I know that it wasn't, and I didn't mean to sound quite so abrupt. Blame 
>a busy day at work. My sincere apologies if any offense was taken.

We're cool, then. :)

>Don't get me wrong. I love the concept of MIDI guitar. The 
>implementations, thus far, have not been acceptable to me, those last two 
>words being the defining ones. I have no trouble with others struggling 
>with the current spate of controllers and learning to work around their 
>limitations. More power to them. My personal interest is in making music, 
>not in learning the eccentricities of a related, yet vastly different 
>instrument than the one I play, and certainly not in altering the way I 
>work to accomodate technology. Good technology folds itself into your 
>work methods, or at least it should, in my opinion. User interface is 
>always the hardest part of design.

I think a good place for MIDI guitar manufacturers to start is to add a few
more knobs - especially ones for string sensitivity.  My old Roland GR300
had the right idea... but they put the sensitivity knobs INSIDE the guitar
cavity so I had to pull out a screwdriver if I wanted to fudge with the
sensitivity settings.