Shredder for iPhone Guitar Synth (Sneak Preview)

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Here’s a sneak preview of Yonac Software‘s just announced Shredder for iPhone.

Shredder is an app that lets you use your iPhone (or iPad) as a guitar synthesizer.

Here’s the official description:

SHREDDER for iPhone – Synth for Guitar:

Raspy synth swells? Gotcha covered. Bass-doubled riffs? Yup. Strings ‘n Things for beefing up the mix? Ditto. No special synth pickup needed.

SHREDDER is a synthesizer controlled by your guitar. Pop it on, plug in your guitar, hit the “Guitar Synth” button and start jamming. SHREDDER comes with a true analog synth engine including dual oscillators, 3 types of filter, a dedicated FM envelope as well as other goodies like dual LFOs, a virtual pedalboard and more. Chose among 100+ built-in presets, or create and save endless ones of your own.

SHREDDER comes with a dedicated guitar mix fader to mix in your guitar, and has attack and decay sensitivity faders to allow you to customize guitar tracking to your playing and input interface, whether its a USB in, a guitar adapter or the plain built-in mic. Headphones are required with use of the built in-mic.

We’ll keep an eye out for this. It’s officially ‘coming soon’.

Shredder iPad Synth for Guitar With Chordmaker

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Yonac Software has released Shredder 1.1, which now has an added ‘Chordmaker’ feature.

With Chordmaker you can create up to 4-interval chords for each note, or choose from 17 built-in chord definitions. You can also transpose on the fly and save progressions to file.

To play chords, you simply pick the root note on your guitar.

You can also use Chordmaker to control other virtual MIDI compatible apps (such as ORGAN+ seen here) by sending out auto-formed chord messages.

Shredder is available in the App Store.

Moog Lap Steel Looping Improvisation

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Moog Lap Steel Explorations Part 2 – a live looping improvisation by Bill Walker, using the new Moog Lap Steel and Looperlative LP-1. 

The improvisation features the usage of the guitar’s onboard filters, and using an Ethos preamp for distortion, in tandem with the Moog guitar’s infinite sustain capability to get a high volume feedback response at a low volume,

The LP-1 is being controlled by a Gordius Little Giant MIDI controller and an iPhone using the OSC app and a Missing Link WiFi to MIDI adaptor.

via BillWalkerGuitar

M3i Technologies’ Laser Guitar

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This video captures a demo from the 2011 Summer NAMM Show of a guitar from M3i Technologies that features Laser Pitch Detection (LPD) and Pressure Sensing Coating. Continue reading M3i Technologies’ Laser Guitar

Misa Kitara Guitar Synth Jam Session

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This is a guitar synth jam on the Misa Kitara:

Check out Yoshiaki kicking in with Kitara, which was delivered to him only 2 weeks ago for beta testing. We like. :)

via misadigital

Wireless MIDI Guitar Synthesizer Freakout

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Bence Bécsy playing Wireless MIDI Guitar Synthesizer.

purpose of this recording is to demonstrate the tracking speed and accuracy of the synthesizer sound.

Left channel: guitar
Right channel: synthesizer

via szalayandras1953

AmpliTube X-GEAR Guitar software

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AmpliTube X-GEAR – Guitar software

via ikmultimedia:

For more information, visit www.ikmultimedia.com AmpliTube X-GEAR description and main features presentation

MIDI Guitar Jam

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Midi Guitar Jam (with Native Instruments FM8 and Ableton Live)

via WeakEndProductions:

I recently got Native Instruments FM8 software synth and I’ve been getting some good sounds for Midi Guitar with it. Using Ableton Live 6 I am able to load (and arm for recording) six instances of FM8. That way I can play the synth in a natural guitar-like manner. What I mean is that I can bend one string, sending a pitchbend message for one string (one midi channel) without that message bending the pitch of what’s happening on all the other strings. It seems to work rather well. I thought that it might be of interest to other midi guitarists.

Misa Digital Guitar Demo

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This is a video demo of the Misa Digital Guitar – a new instrument that’s part guitar, part unconventional MIDI controller.

Here’s what the developer has to say about the Misa Digital Guitar:

I am obsessed with digital guitar. But I also love electric guitar, and I have learned what it’s good at and what it’s capable of. Some of its most important qualities and characteristics stem from the very fact that the electric guitar is made out of wood and strings. A guitar string is “beautiful” – because the sound generated comes from the very vibration of the string, interfering with a magnetic flux and inducing an electric voltage, which is then amplified. Why would you want to emulate that? It is perfection. It is pure nature. It is in the analog domain. I did not intend the Misa digital guitar to replicate a traditional guitar.

THE REASON FOR THE MISA DIGITAL GUITAR

Guitars by their very nature have limitations. To create sound you need to hit a string, so that the sound at its most intense point is always the beginning of the pluck. The left hand controls what notes to play, and the right hand controls when to play these notes and the intensity of the notes. Effects can be inserted into the signal chain, but they are usually foot pedals which makes the experience of controlling effects disjointed from what your hands are doing. Plus, you can only really make use of one pedal at a time. Even in the (rare) case that controls are mounted on the guitar, the hand needs to switch between strings and controls. This may be okay if you only use effects occasionally, but when every note you play needs the controls set differently – good luck with that.

Electronic music cannot be played effectively with such constraints. In electronic music, the timbre (or colour) of the sound can be morphed in an infinite number of ways. For a guitar to accommodate this, the right hand needs more control than just plucking strings. You need to be able to control elements of the sound, such as sustain, pitch, filter cutoffs, contour or any other synthesizer parameter, in a way that has no physical constraints.

This was my thought process when designing the Misa digital guitar. There are no strings on this instrument. The right hand doesn’t pluck strings, it controls sound.

So don’t compare Misa digital guitars to acoustic guitars or electric guitars. Those are different instruments, for different artforms, for different music. This is electronic music.

The Misa digital guitar is a MIDI controller. It must be plugged into a MIDI capable sound module – so the sound is only limited by what you plug it into.

No pricing or availability has been announced yet.

CASIO DG-20 Guitar Synth Demo

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This is a quick video demo of the CASIO DG-20 Guitar Synthesizer.

via ansomatica:

Recently got a one-owner CASIO DG-20 and wanted to share the synthtar action with the `Tube.