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Re: Sonuus anyone?

Yes, I have seen some demonstation videos of the Triple Play, used
with a guitar. Seems interesting. Has very fast triggering and
wireless. Does it ship yet? I have not been able to find any price


On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 10:46 AM, Philip Conway
<Philip.Conway@bristol.ac.uk> wrote:
> The company Fishman supposedly have a new wireless midi guitar device 
> coming
> out this year called the Triple Play.  It's designed by the same guy that
> designed the Axon boxes.
> http://www.bestofnamm.com/products/view/tripleplay
> Apparently it's physically impossible to decrease the latency the Axons 
> have
> simply because the string has to be vibrating for a certain period of 
> time
> in order to produce enough information to determine pitch.  However, the
> tracking is supposed to be better.  And it's tiny!
> Philip.
> --On 10 June 2012 15:52 +0200 Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 3:15 PM, andy butler <akbutler@tiscali.co.uk>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi Per,
>>> afaik Midi pitch bend is essential for really good tracking.
>>> Sometimes the note picked is out by a semitone, and an immediate Pitch
>>> bend compensates.
>>> ..well it happens with the fast tracking Axon like that.
>> The Axon is know for the fastest tracking. But I still chose to go
>> with synths that do not follow the guitar too close (i.e. pitch bend
>> turned off, synth working in chromatic mode). Not only for the
>> esthetic reason already mentioned (rather using synths *behind* string
>> sound to complement and enhance string sound) but also because I like
>> to apply an arpeggiator between the guitar/stick generated MIDI and
>> the synth. And I don't like the rapid arpeggio to follow pitch-bend in
>> a melody played over the arpeggio.
>> Maybe this approach comes from beginning with "MIDI guitar" in the
>> late eighties when the Casio MG502 was introduced (still got mine!!!)
>> and the speed of triggering was very, very slow back then so only the
>> put-synth-pad-behind-string-sound application made any musical sense.
>> I can say that from my recent experience with the GR-55 I actually
>> enjoy playing GR-55 synth sounds that follow pitchbend and use it more
>> to blend with the string sound into a unified sound (rather than as a
>> complement). But for me it never reaches the same playability and
>> expressiveness as the pure string sound (or as if using an EWI as the
>> hands-on instrument).
>> Greetings from Sweden
>> Per Boysen
>> www.perboysen.com
>> http://www.youtube.com/perboysen