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

My IVL PItchrider (for which I'm seeking a replacement pickup if anybody 
out there has one) has fairly good sensitivity adjustment, and works as 
well for fingerstyle as any other system I've tried (which is to say, not 
very), but it's never been something that I would be comfortable using in 
performance since it's just too glitchy.


>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 
>>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 
>>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 
>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.