Midi Interface for a Midi Guitar

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Re: Midi Interface for a Midi Guitar

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:48 pm

yes.

rtfm on the midi receiver and the guitar. you're looking for what's known as 'the Roland 13 pin standard.' freaking expensive cable too.
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Re: Midi Interface for a Midi Guitar

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:56 pm

nope, with midi guitar it's that 13 pin standard. it's not midi until it goes out of the midi converter, that's why you need an Axon or Roland box, to turn whatever the guitar outputs into midi.

this will probably help
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIDI_guitar
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Re: Midi Interface for a Midi Guitar

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:07 pm

guitar ---Roland 13 pin cable carrying some non-midi signal----> Axon ---midi cable carrying midi---> any midi synth in the world or your computer's midi input.


my Axon doesn't show up as a midi port but it's USB'ed to the computer because there are quite a few editing options. it can be used without a computer. so, you could be on stage with a guitar, an Axon box and a Moog synth and play.
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Re: Midi Interface for a Midi Guitar

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:25 pm

that'll work! nice setup.


or I'm totally f-ing with you so you waste a few thousand $$$. ;) :twisted:
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Re: Midi Interface for a Midi Guitar

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:27 pm

\m/
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Re: Midi Interface for a Midi Guitar

Post by shamburglar » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:29 pm

I want to connect to Live, mostly for composing. Would this setup do:

Axon:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/terratec_axon_ax_50_usb.htm

Nylon strung Classical Guitar:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/godin_acs_sa_n ... itarre.htm
Yes that will work, the other viable option is the Roland GI-20 usb converter box... I have the Roland but I hear the Axon tracks a bit better. The nice thing about the roland though is that you can change all sort of settings from the box itself... like change tunings on the fly, string sensitivities, etc... all from the front panel controls. Enjoy midi guitar is hella fun!

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Re: Midi Interface for a Midi Guitar

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:31 pm

you can do all that with the Axon boxes. lots of menus.

I also like it because there's a tuner on the front panel, very handy.
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Re: Midi Interface for a Midi Guitar

Post by kristoffer1989 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:49 pm

The terratec Axon Ax-50 is awsome!!
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Re: Midi Interface for a Midi Guitar

Post by rbro » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:11 pm

MIDI Guitar is the best, especially if you're a ummmm....guitar player. I have a Brian Moore iGuitar and the Roland GI-20. I use it with Live non-stop. :)

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Re: Midi Interface for a Midi Guitar

Post by kristoffer1989 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:58 pm

Rave wrote:
kristoffer1989 wrote:The terratec Axon Ax-50 is awsome!!
:D
I am RTFM as I write this. Is it easy to connect to Ableton?
Very. Couldn't ask for anything more. download the editor for a little preview :)
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Re: Midi Interface for a Midi Guitar

Post by astromass » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:00 am

im running a gk-3b roland pickup on my bass into a roland vb-99 and the usb transmits midi nicely...
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Re: Midi Interface for a Midi Guitar

Post by Tone Deft » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:02 am

Rave wrote:
kristoffer1989 wrote:The terratec Axon Ax-50 is awsome!!
:D
I am RTFM as I write this. Is it easy to connect to Ableton?
it has midi in and midi out ports, it's just like a synth. in fact it has a built in synth for very very low latency playing. it's a trip doing program and volume controls from the guitar body.
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Re: Midi Interface for a Midi Guitar

Post by UKRuss » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:16 pm

Sheeeeeeeiiiiit, pics and files and stuff, yessir.

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Re: Midi Interface for a Midi Guitar

Post by kristoffer1989 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:10 am

Sweet dude! I will put my gk3 pickup on my new baritone soon :D

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