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Re: Who knows which MIDI Guitar is cheap and useful?

If you go this route, may I also suggest the Yamaha G50. It too is a MIDI 
interface so it is a good choice if you already have synths and samplers 
that you like. The problem that I have with a lot of the newer Roland 
dedicated guitar synths is that they are pretty much a 
"what-you-see-is-what-you-get" deal. They aren't true MIDI translation 
devices. They track fine if you just want to play their own internal 
but if you try to MIDI out to other devices, forget it. (An ability you 
have if you'd like to do stuff like trigger samplers or even ATTEMPT to 
record to a MIDI sequencer.)

The Yamaha G50 is good. It uses the Axxon "neural net" technology, so it 
tracks almost as good as those high-end systems,(and I am a bass player 
uses it on a 5-string) but you can usually find them used for a little 
than the Roland GI10. It also uses the 13-pin connector, so you can use it 
with the GK2a, Yamahas G1D, the Axxon pickup, or any of the compatible 

>From: Pohon-Kelapa@t-online.de (Martin Tauchen)
>Reply-To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>Subject: Re: Who knows which MIDI Guitar is cheap and useful?
>Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 16:16:43 +0200
>An optional way of Midi-Guitar is to use the Roland GK2A Pickup and the
>Roland GI10 interface.
>This device has no "Soundsection".nevertheless it is very flexible.
>With this device you can Miditrigger all kinds of soundmodules.(You can do
>it also with the a
>full GR30 for example),but I didnīt wanted another synth,so I choosed the
>The thing I donīt like at GR1,GR09.GR30 and GR33 is the fact,that
>manipulation of the sound is
>not amazing.They are more presetplayers.
>Try to get a used Ensoniq EPS16+R,this is a fine Sampler,wich offers the
>The sounds are cool and the library is big.And it should be really cheap
>There are so many possibilities for used synths at a small price.
>Another Guitar Midi Interface is from AXXON,they trigger a little faster 
>the Rolands and have
>more options.They use also the GK2A.
> >Von: Goddess <thefates@earthlink.net>
> >An: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> >Betreff: Re: Who knows which MIDI Guitar is cheap and useful?
> >Datum: Don, 21. Jun 2001 20:49 Uhr
> >
> >  Hello, as far as I know, the least expensive way to get into a midi
> >capable instrument, would be to first, buy an innexpensive guitar that 
> >feel plays well and then purchase a roland GK-2-A pickup, which you'll 
> >to install on the instrument.   After that, you might consider looking 
> >a used Roland guitar synthesizer, I.E. GR-1 , or GR-30.  Actually, it
> >occurrs to me as I'm writing this, that there was also a super 
> >digitech system several years ago, called the Pitch Rider, which 
> >of a pickup and a single rackspace unit, which seemed pretty nice.  You
> >might also be able to find a used Casio (I hope I spelled that right)
> >synth guitar, which to my knowledge, is an all-in-one guitar 
> >Anyway, hope this helps, and I'm sure there'll be many others on the 
> >who have great suggestions.   -Good luck!
> >
> >Smiles,
> >
> >Goddess
> >
> >At 06:30 PM 6/21/01 +0800, you wrote:
> >>All the loopers,
> >>
> >>I am a guitar player who wants to get into midi world . I have so 
> >>money ,but I need a useful midi guitar to translate me playing to midi
> >>information . If you have some good ideas ,please tell me . And if 
> >>has midi guitars to sell .Tell me also.Thanks!
> >>  By the way, I am looking for drum loops , please give some web sites 
> >>can give loops.
> >>  I am new here ,I hope I can be friends with all of you .Thanks again.
> >>Best Regards
> >>Anotherbbs
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >---
> >
> >  "The only things I really think are important, are love, and 
> >-Then, anything is possible..."
> >
> >

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