Some very cool guitar technology

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  1. Jim Soloway

    Jim Soloway Member

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    This would be an amazing tool in the right hands. Obviously not mine, but I'll bet David Torn could have a blast with this technology.

     
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  2. Oldschool59

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    Very impressive. On a lighter note, I suppose there's no reason why the IoT should stop with our fridges and washing machines...
     
  3. S1Player

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    No interest in ratcheting up the complexity this much. But, if others enjoy, go for it.
     
  4. Sigmund Floyd

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    I thought I saw a perfectly toasted pop tart come out of it at the end..... jk. Like you said, very cool. Maybe Gilmour could do something with it.
     
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    Super cool indeed!

    Having the controller on the guitar makes perfect sense if you use Ableton Live etc.
     
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    It looks fun to me.

    Might be a while before it's taught at the conservatory, but I could see real potential to attract children to music and music performance (in the traditional sense and otherwise).

    And it looks fun. Wish I had one.
     
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  7. swiveltung

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    Yanni could use that....
     
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    orogeny Supporting Member

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    gtfo!!!!!!!
    that looks like a ton of fun!!!!!!!!
     
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    Same wood as a stradivari and sounds like a synth.... HD sound 24/192? or better.. it is digital.....
    motion control etc makes sense and is natural given all the motion sensors that exists
    There is a longer video at the sensus guitar site serving more synth cheese
     
  10. Chris Pile

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    Yawn.

    If you'd been playing one of these, Jim - I wouldn't have bought your CD.
     
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    I want one. I just wish I were creative enough to make good use of it.
     
  12. Frank Prince

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    Seems very interesting! I remember at one point Lyle Workman had a guitar with a Korg Kaoss Pad grafted on that could do some similar things, though in a much more primitive manner.
     
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    I can just about manage the six strings, If I try and turn two pedals on at the same time I nearly fall over, add all this other stuff and I'd definitely be out of my depth. Cool stuff though, just way more than my puny brain could cope with.
     
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    that's kewl !

    Skrillex meets guitar

    while i am not a fan of Skrillex so much i still like that this is available in guitar form
     
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    And to think I was blown out of the saddle at being able to make the sounds of a WWII fighter engine flying overhead with my little Roland Lucina synthax. That toy is pretty cool, it would be fun to get to lock yourself in a room with it and figure it out for awhile.
     
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    As I've mentioned before... why do guitars still have strings? Couldn't this be done without strings? Touch sensitive fretboard type of thing...?
     
  17. Pedro58

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    I could see Hendrix humping one of these on stage.
     
  18. RustyAxe

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    Pretty cool I guess. But really, it's just a synthesizer with rather unusual triggers. Yes, it could be done without strings, and usually is ... ;)
     
  19. stevieboy

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    The strings make it a guitar. They give it options that a keyboard based instrument doesn't, not in the fluid way guitar strings can be used.

    Plus a guitar player who doesn't play keys can pick it up and get going!

    I'd like to have one. Would be a toy for me though, don't think I could really explore much of its potential, and I'd probably keep it behind closed doors.
     
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    this is not your grandfather's guitar, and that's a good thing. Kids are supposed to want to pick up instruments and create music to piss off their parents and this is perfect for that.
    I can just hear all the AIC and John Mayer loving parents wringing their hands and banging on the kids bedroom door "knock off all that racket! That isn't MUSIC! In my day, we had tube amps and overdrive pedals, this crap you're playing sounds like noise to me!!!"
    and the beat goes on...
     
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