The Moog Lap Steel Guitar (Sneak Preview)

The Moog Lap Steel was uploaded by: MoogMusicInc
Duration: 217

This is a private, invitation only, first look at the Moog Lap Steel Guitar.

This footage is from the Projek Moog live performance at Moogfest 2010. It features Billy Cardine on the Moog Lap Steel.

The Moog Lap Steel combines award-winning Moog Guitar technology with the unique expressive capabilities of the Lap Steel guitar. Full Sustain, Controlled Sustain and Mute modes, Harmonic Blends and the onboard Moog Ladder Filter are integrated to enhance new and traditional playing techniques.

The Moog Lap Steel seen in the video is Ash with a Natural finish and it will also be available in Bass with a Black Sparkle finish. Pricing and availability are to be announced.

via MoogMusicInc, ProToolerBlog

iPhone Guitar Interface Roundup

iRig AmpKit LiNK PRS Guitarbud Griffin and Sonoma’s GuitarJack was uploaded by: PalmSounds
Duration: 362

iRig AmpKit LiNK PRS Guitarbud Griffin and Sonoma’s GuitarJack

via PalmSounds:

Probably the first video comparing 5 iPhone guitar interfaces. A short video of each of these interfaces for the iPhone and your guitar. We take each interface and listen to it clean and then use them with their amp modeling software too.

To find out what our verdict was visit:

Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 Trailer

Official Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 Trailer was uploaded by: RhinoEntertainment
Duration: 254

Official Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 Trailer

via RhinoEntertainment:

Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 was held in Chicago on June 26.

Rock Band 3 Fender Squier Guitar Teaser

Rock Band 3 Fender Squier Guitar Teaser was uploaded by: RockBandAide
Duration: 54

Fender has announced that a new, modified version of their Squier series of guitars will be released for Rock Band 3.

This is a fully functioning, six string guitar compatible with the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii, for Rock Band 3, and its new Pro Mode.

The guitar, priced at USD$279.99 will still require a MIDI adapter–at additional cost–to plug into a respective console, and will be available March 1st 2011, with pre-orders being accepted as of January 1st 2011.

The guitar, and Rock Band 3’s Pro Mode, are designed to take music gamers to the next step, if they’re willing, and finally learn how to play a real instrument.

via RockBandAide

Misa Digital Guitar Demo

Misa Digital Guitar Demo was uploaded by: misadigital
Duration: 31

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.


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.

Gibson Firebird X Guitar Will “Change The Music Industry”

Gibson has introduced a new guitar – the Firebird X Guitar – that the company says will “change the music industry forever.”

Gibson’s design goal for the Firebird X is to bring more creative options you while you’re playing.

To do this:

  • The user interface has become richer and simpler;
  • Fundamental musical effects are now available with a minimum of motion and disruption from playing the music;
  • The player is able to see what is happening with the guitar very easily, without disrupting his making music.


  • Very light, ultra comfortable and fast playing physical guitar
  • A turbo-charged Pure-Analog™ Digital Signal Processing (DSP) engine with Goldtone FX™
  • Controlled by intuitive new guitar controls and wireless pedal controllers
  • A full package of Guitar Rig 4 and Gibson Ableton 8 Live software

The Firebird X has a suggested price of $5,570, and will be available on December 11, 2010.

The Bizarre Synth Guitar Of Dr Moonstien

synth guitar 2.avi was uploaded by: drmoonstien
Duration: 185

This video, via drmoonstien, is a distorted and demented demonstration of the Dr’s bizarre synth guitar.

No details were provided with the video – so if you know anything more about this strange synth guitar, leave a comment!

Rock Band 3 Review – “We’re Ready To Certify This Double-Platinum!”

Rock Band 3 Review

Here’s what Kotaku has to say about the new Rock Band 3:

Rock Band 3 offers something for every type of rhythm game player.

For the more casual aficionado of music mimicking, Harmonix and MTV Games deliver a more streamlined interface that makes Rock Band more party-friendly than ever. For the hardcore plastic guitarist and drummer, Rock Band 3 puts the challenge into overdrive, with a legitimate music instruction tool for wannabe musicians looking to learn the fundamentals (or their favorite songs).

Add keyboards, vocal harmonies and a strong, diverse soundtrack and we’re ready to certify this one double platinum.

See the full Rock Band 3 review at the Kotaku site.

Rock Band 3 Pro Guitar Trailer

Rock Band 3 Pro Guitar Trailer was uploaded by: thebitbag
Duration: 281

Rock Band 3 is slowly approaching it’s release date in North America and the rest of the world. Here is the latest trailer, showing off the Rock Band 3 Pro guitar, which gives gamers more realistic gameplay, with real strumming and chording, with the Fender Mustang guitar by MadCatz.

via thebitbag