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  • Fender Mustang midi guitar ques

    Anyone ever try the Fender Mustang midi oy guitar? Its the red one, that was for the Rock band 3 game... It's made of plastic, and has 6 strings, and buttons on the neck. I got one for free, and wonder how it will work with Ableton:

    http://createdigitalmusic.com/2010/10/rock-band-3-fender-mustang-pro-midi/

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    Probably handy to throw down a lick or a riff if you're not much of a keys player like me.

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    • Faldoe
      Faldoe commented
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      Midi capabilities in guitars should be a standard of the future. A jazzmaster that could control midi (if you wanted it to), would be great.


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    I have not tried it, but it seems conceptually very similar to the Yourock Guitar MIDI controllers. The "strings" on the fretboard are actually just switches... there's no "bending" of strings in the traditional manner, although I believe the vibrato bar sends out MIDI pitch bend cc data.


    http://www.yourockguitar.com/


     


    The Yourock stuff works pretty well. It's probably much better than most pitch to MIDI type guitar synth controllers in terms of speed, lack of latency, responsiveness, etc. Still, it will probably require some adjustment in terms of playing approach and technique, as do all MIDI guitar systems.

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    • chrisjnyc
      chrisjnyc commented
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      Phil O'Keefe wrote:

      I have not tried it, but it seems conceptually very similar to the Yourock Guitar MIDI controllers. The "strings" on the fretboard are actually just switches... there's no "bending" of strings in the traditional manner, although I believe the vibrato bar sends out MIDI pitch bend cc data.

      http://www.yourockguitar.com/

       

      The Yourock stuff works pretty well. It's probably much better than most pitch to MIDI type guitar synth controllers in terms of speed, lack of latency, responsiveness, etc. Still, it will probably require some adjustment in terms of playing approach and technique, as do all MIDI guitar systems.


      Thanks Phil!

      I am surprised someone would be taking a midi guitar to the market in 2013. It seems like the trend is to put out vintage inspired gear (retro guitars, tube amps, fuzz pedals, etc). I don't see a wide audience for a midi only guitar. The Fender mustang guitar I have originally sold for about $150 (about 1-2 years ago). Now you can get one for $35 new... Mine is really a toy, but it shows you the lack of demand for a midi guitar device.

       



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