I have heard that there is a device for the guitar that works out what note
is being played, and then can put these notes onto a computer the same way
as a midi keyboard. Does it work? How much?
I can't imagine that any type of converter would be too accurate though.
It's like you're looking for a wave (analog) to midi converter; the two
formats are like apples and oranges, from what I understand from reading
around on the web.
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> I have heard that there is a device for the guitar that works out what note
> is being played, and then can put these notes onto a computer the same way
> as a midi keyboard. Does it work? How much?
As an example, go to the Frank Zappa MIDI page
http://rampages.onramp.net/%7Echeepnis/zappamid.html and search
for the song Grand Wazoo. This is an Internet jam session with
different "performers" soloing on different tracks. The guitar
solos were input from MIDI guitar rather than from a keyboard.
They are somewhat expensive.
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includes an adapter whoich you can mount on Your
guitar (special mounting kit for fender guitars included)
and connect via serial port to Your computer.
Pretty good (some magazines tell this) and cheep
>includes an adapter whoich you can mount on Your
>guitar (special mounting kit for fender guitars included)
>and connect via serial port to Your computer.
>Pretty good (some magazines tell this) and cheep
I have read magazine articles about, for instance, pitch to MIDI
programmes that said it works. I tried the product and it was garbage.
Proceed with caution.
Nick White --- HEAD:Hertz Music
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intelliScore can take a polyphonic wave recording, figure out the notes,
chords, and key, and write them to a midi file suitable for playback, editing,
and notation. This program has been in beta testing in this newsgroup over the
last two years and has just been released.
Most musicians who've tried intelliScore said they found it useful. To see if
intelliScore works for you, you can visit http://www.intelliscore.net and
download a free trial version.
At first I was excited about the 'fretview' in Cakewalk 9, underneath
the score window. But now I think it's just a nice gadget for guitar
players: easy to draw realistic chords into the sequencer, but that's
it. The thing is: it isn't intelligent. When I draw a whole note, let's
say an E on the D string and, half a note after that, another whole
note, for example an F on the D string, the E still sounds on! On a real
guitar that's of course not possible. Also there is no way to strum the
strings: all strings are plucked at one time, as if it is a piano. So I
got 3 questions:
1. Is there a simple way to disable notes on the same string to sound
on, making things more realistic?
2. Is there an easy way to create strums (that's after all what makes a
guitar chord a guitar chord instead of a piano chord)?
3. Is there a way to assign a different midi channels to each string?
Hardware guitar synths can direct every string to another channel. Can
you do this the other way around to? That way I could use quantize (I
think) to disable notes overlapping each other on one string (as a
solution to my first question) AND I could change the timing of each
channel in order to create strumming guitars (question 2).
Or does anyone know another porgram that could help me with this?
Thanks in advance.