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Offline Elantric

Re: External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
« Reply #100 on: May 10, 2013, 11:46:19 AM »
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Either this company needs to stop making such cool stuff or I need to get a second job.  FTP -> OpLab -> OP1 would be a really fun rig, but not cheap.

Teenage Engineering gear is definitely priced comfortably for folks who by a new Ferrari every 3 years.
http://www.teenageengineering.com/store

Look at the price for the official Teenage Engineering desk lamp  - $749
http://www.teenageengineering.com/store

http://www.teenageengineering.com/products/studio-system



Offline Elantric

Re: External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
« Reply #101 on: May 10, 2013, 11:48:05 AM »
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  FTP -> OpLab -> OP1 would be a really fun rig, but not cheap.


FTP > Yamaha MOX6 is more in my price range



The recent Yamaha MOX6 also includes a "USB Host" port for Tripleplay

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan12/articles/yamaha-mox6.htm


only supports "USB Mass Storage" ;(
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Offline mbenigni

Re: External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
« Reply #102 on: May 10, 2013, 12:04:07 PM »
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Look at the price for the official Teenage Engineering desk lamp  - $749

Wow.  :o   Even compared to their other prices that's over the top.

Yes, Teenage Engineering is like an extreme version of Apple in the sense of having hardware with beautiful aesthetics at premium prices.  The OpLab is plainly a chip on a breadboard at a 10X markup, but they package everything so nicely you just want one.

Yamaha, by contrast, has always offered excellent value - workhorse products that sound great at reasonable prices.

I still secretly want an OP1, though.  :)

Offline germanicus

Re: External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
« Reply #103 on: May 10, 2013, 12:14:45 PM »
Elantric Im not so sure the 'To Host' port in the Yamaha keyboards functions as such. I may be completely wrong, but my keyboardist has a Motif XS8 with the same set of ports, and my Tripleplay did nothing. It may be that we needed to activate the port somehow in a sub menu but im not sure. I believe the port is used to access a usb storage device, not act as a midi port. At least on his Yamaha.

On the other hand, he recently got a Roland Integra-7 (it has an incredible set of sounds - including pianos which are comparable to his RDX keyboard - which are the best ive heard outside of huge sample library samples). The Integra does have a midi in over USB, but I need a female USB A to male USB B converter to try it.


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Offline Elantric

Re: External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
« Reply #104 on: May 10, 2013, 12:21:06 PM »
Thanks for the info on the Yamaha

I admit the "USB Host ports there need to be verified with Tripleplay.

The old Roland SonicCell also has a USB Host port - so does the GR-55 inside the plastic side door - but those only support "USB Mass Storage"

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The Integra does have a midi in over USB, but I need a female USB A to male USB B converter to try it.

You will need more than that  - today even Costco Yamaha Student keyboard all have MIDI In via USB port.

A simple gender changer for the Tripleplay receiver will not work

Still need a "USB Host to MIDI convertor box" - like the Kenton or iConnectMIDI.

Or Build your own USB Host to MIDI convertor

http://www.chipkit.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=980


 

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Offline shawnb

Re: External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
« Reply #105 on: May 10, 2013, 02:27:46 PM »

Using FTP, I'm having much success - and GREAT fun - with the Roland SC-880.


Synthmania writeup:
http://www.synthmania.com/SC-880.htm

Sound on Sound writeup:
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep98/articles/roland_sc880.html

VERY easy to line up 6 mono voices & go to town!!!
Address the process rather than the outcome.  Then, the outcome becomes more likely.   - Fripp

Offline aliensporebomb

Re: External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
« Reply #106 on: May 10, 2013, 03:37:26 PM »
Wow, no teenager I know could AFFORD Teenage Engineerings beautifully designed stuff.

I second the voting on Yamaha.  In fact, I just realized my Yamaha keyboard synthesizer has a USB port, I've never tried to use it with my VG-99.  Intrigued.
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Offline Elantric

Re: External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
« Reply #107 on: August 13, 2013, 10:02:57 AM »
Just to update this list

Korg Microstation
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep10/articles/korg-microstation.htm

Not much bigger than a Behringer FCB-1010- a 61 minikey Workstation with good Multi-timbaral internal Synth Engine.
Whether it’s used for compact studio control, as an easy songwriting tool, or a powerful additionto a live performance rig, MicroStation is the “Micro Multi-Tool” to suit your needs!

MicroStation offers unprecedented portability, the stunning sound of Korg’s EDS-i synth engine (M3, M50), dual arpeggiators, and phenomenal effects; all the tools you would expect in a keyboard/workstation housed in a smaller - and extremely affordable - package.

Whether performing or composing, the on-board sequencer can be anything from an extra set of hands or a powerful drum machine up to a full-blown MIDI production suite. Loop Recording, Grid Sequencing, Song Templates, and One-Step recording features make it easy for anyone to achieve professional results.

Main features

    Lightweight, compact, and equipped with 61 mini-keys, the microSTATION travels easily and fits effortlessly into any home, stage, or studio workspace.

    EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-integrated) sound engine delivers high-quality sound in the tradition of KORG's flagship synthesizers.

    Enjoy 480 outstanding, ready-to-use sounds – including keyboard sounds, synth sounds, drums, leads, basses, etc. Tweak, edit, create and save up to 512 sound Programs.

    256 dynamic Combinations place different sounds on different areas of the keyboard, or layer multiple sounds together for exciting performances – right out of the box!

    Find the right sound fast with eight quickly accessible categories; hundreds of Audition Riffs allow you to preview each sound.

    A full General MIDI level 2 compatible soundset allows commercial and pre-made MIDI files to be played perfectly and instantly.

    Designed for comfort and accuracy, our 61-key Natural Touch Mini Keyboard is highly expressive and supports serious playing.

    Whether performing or composing, the on-board sequencer can be anything from an extra set of hands or a powerful drum machine up to a full-blown MIDI production suite.

    Loop Recording, Grid Sequencing, Dual Arpeggiators, Template songs, and Auto Song Setup features make it easy for anyone to achieve professional results.

    SD/SDHC card slot for convenient storage or your custom sounds and songs.

    USB Type-B connector offers a direct MIDI connection to your computer.

    Includes both stand-alone and plug-in microSTATION software for detailed sound editing on your computer; plug-in software is VST, AU, and RTAS compatible.


Korg Microstation Forum link
http://www.korgforums.com/forum/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=62





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Offline romero

Re: External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
« Reply #108 on: September 12, 2013, 08:55:09 PM »
http://www.bketech.com/beat-thang-tour/



This supports&powers usb keyboards, would it work triple play? Actually I was checking to see if i could use it to play samples triggered from my GR-55
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Offline romero

Re: External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
« Reply #109 on: September 13, 2013, 07:41:35 PM »



Several years ago i used this (ROLAND MC 808) http://www.rolandus.com/products/details/766  with my GI-20. It worked quite well, you can assign different sounds to every string and control them with the fader/mute/solo ect and use the d beam + it samples, sequences, and much more. I am considering getting another for live
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Offline Rhcole

Re: External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
« Reply #110 on: June 24, 2014, 01:51:33 PM »
In the spirit of my earlier post about using hardware synths with FTP, I thought we might share notes about the synths we love. eBay is a treasure chest of old and forgotten synths that could get new life as Triple Play guitar synths.

For your consideration I submit my mighty Korg M3M, the modular version of its M3 series discontinued last year. These were pricey new and still not cheap but have incredible sound and features. I bought mine because it's a high-end synth without a keyboard, not easy to find. It's also bulky even with no keyboard attached.  Still, it's a great box worth checking out.
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Offline Elantric

Re: External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
« Reply #111 on: June 24, 2014, 02:29:42 PM »
I like my Korg Microstation

http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=6204.msg70356#msg70356

http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=6767.msg66401#msg66401




Refer to this existing thread with many recommended hardware synths for MIDI Guitar

External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=6767.0
« Last Edit: June 24, 2014, 02:33:46 PM by Elantric »

Offline thebrushwithin

Re: External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
« Reply #112 on: June 24, 2014, 05:47:54 PM »
FWIW, in the past I noticed, when triggering multiple synth units, through a midi thru box, that, all things being equal patch wise, the Yamaha synth would always respond quicker than the other outboard gear.

Offline Rhcole

Re: External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
« Reply #113 on: July 09, 2014, 10:56:10 PM »
You know, the fact that there aren't more suggestions here may mean Roland is on the right track in dropping the 5 pin MIDI jacks...

Offline Elantric

Re: External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
« Reply #114 on: July 09, 2014, 11:12:13 PM »
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You know, the fact that there aren't more suggestions here may mean Roland is on the right track in dropping the 5 pin MIDI jacks...


Remember there is far more to MIDI  than simply driving synths. 

* No 5 pin MIDI I/O on Boss GP-10 means no proper MIDI Foot controller option for live performance control .

* No 5 pin MIDI I/O on Boss GP-10 means no path for integration into a show band's  central unified Show control computer system.

Add the fact the Boss GP-10's USB port is not USB Class Compliant  =  Zero opportunity For Boss GP-10 to drive iPad Synths :(
Which speaks volumes  - and tells the world that:

 A)  Roland considers connectivity to iPad For Live Music creation is an irrelevant task for MIDI Guitarists in 2014 -2015

 B) Roland does not want to compete with Fishman Tripleplay in the Guitar to MIDI retail space.
 

   

EDIT: Luckily we crowd sourced our own work-arounds to overcome the factory limitations.

Read

Boss GP-10 - How to implement 5 pin MIDI I/O with Raspberry Pi
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=11998.0


Boss GP-10 MIDI I/O on Android 4.4.4
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=11854.msg85813#msg85813


PrimovaSound MIDX-20
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=17561.0
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Offline mchad

Re: External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
« Reply #115 on: November 03, 2015, 06:21:49 PM »

Remember there is far more to MIDI  than simply driving synths. 

* No 5 pin MIDI I/O on Boss GP-10 means no proper MIDI Foot controller option for live performance control .

* No 5 pin MIDI I/O on Boss GP-10 means no path for integration into a show band's  central unified Show control computer system.

Add the fact the Boss GP-10's USB port is not USB Class Compliant  =  Zero opportunity For Boss GP-10 to drive iPad Synths :(
Which speaks volumes  - and tells the world that:

 A)  Roland considers connectivity to iPad For Live Music creation is an irrelevant task for MIDI Guitarists in 2014 -2015

 B) Roland does not want to compete with Fishman Tripleplay in the Guitar to MIDI retail space.
 

   

EDIT: Luckily we crowd sourced our own work-arounds to overcome the factory limitations.

Read

Boss GP-10 - How to implement 5 pin MIDI I/O with Raspberry Pi
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=11998.0


Boss GP-10 MIDI I/O on Android 4.4.4
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=11854.msg85813#msg85813

Should Codesmart's MIDX-10 be added to this?

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Offline arkieboy

Re: External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
« Reply #117 on: November 09, 2017, 04:38:52 PM »
It's been posted elsewhere on this site, but for those of you who have stumbled upon this thread through search, the new Roland D05 has an identical midi spec to the Roland D550 - not only (I understand) can you use the PG1000 to programme the unit IT COMES WITH MIDI MONO MODE (AKA guitar synth mode)!!!  Which means with the wealth of great sounds available, if you're using a FTP or a VG99 it is an absolute steal.


I owned a 550 for several years back when it was the dogs: and it really was.  I've heard the unit described as a 'pig with lipstick' because the foundational sound of the oscillators isn't desperately good.  But its what comes out of the L-R outputs that matters and the D50/D550/D05 deliver in spades.



(That's not to say its a great expander for the GR55, its just the D05 and the GR55 share the family sound and you'd probably want to choose something else if you want some new noises to play ...)
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Offline chrish

Re: External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
« Reply #118 on: November 09, 2017, 06:42:13 PM »
It's been posted elsewhere on this site, but for those of you who have stumbled upon this thread through search, the new Roland D05 has an identical midi spec to the Roland D550 - not only (I understand) can you use the PG1000 to programme the unit IT COMES WITH MIDI MONO MODE (AKA guitar synth mode)!!!  Which means with the wealth of great sounds available, if you're using a FTP or a VG99 it is an absolute steal.


I owned a 550 for several years back when it was the dogs: and it really was.  I've heard the unit described as a 'pig with lipstick' because the foundational sound of the oscillators isn't desperately good.  But its what comes out of the L-R outputs that matters and the D50/D550/D05 deliver in spades.



(That's not to say its a great expander for the GR55, its just the D05 and the GR55 share the family sound and you'd probably want to choose something else if you want some new noises to play ...)
good review. I couldn't get through the factory, or was it magazine, product information. My eyes just started to glaze over. ;D

Offline Elantric

Re: External multi-voice hardware Tone Generators for MIDI Guitarists
« Reply #119 on: February 10, 2018, 01:01:53 AM »
http://guitargearfinder.com/guides/how-to/ultimate-guide-midi-guitar-gear-apps-plugins/

http://www.philrees.co.uk/articles/midimode.htm


The Roland D-05 or Waldorf Blofeld work  as a multitimberal Tone Module for MIDI guitar as both support MIDI Mode 4 (or Mono Mode, as it is often called), - important for supporting  6 separate MIDI Pitch bend message at same time  - for MIDI Guitar

https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/midi-mode/
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One of several ways in which a device can respond to incoming MIDI information. There are two parts to each mode, one defining whether it is monophonic or polyphonic, and the other determining if it is multitimbral or not. Four modes are included in the MIDI spec, and two others, Multi Mode and Mono Mode (for MIDI guitar) were developed later.

Omni On/Poly – Device responds to MIDI data regardless of channel, and is polyphonic. (See WFTD “Polyphonic“)
Omni On/Mono – Device responds to MIDI data regardless of channel, and is monophonic. This mode is rarely, if ever, used.
Omni Off/Poly – Device responds to MIDI data only on one particular channel, and is polyphonic. This is the normal mode for most keyboards that are not functioning multitimbrally.
Omni Off/Mono – Device responds to MIDI data only on one particular channel, and is monophonic.
Multi Mode – Used by many devices for multitimbral operation. An expanded version of Mode 3, Multi Mode allows the device to respond to several independent MIDI channels at once, with each being polyphonic. (See also WFTD “Multitimbral“)

Mono Mode – Used for MIDI guitar applications, Mono Mode is an expanded version of Mode 4, allowing for six Omni Off/Monophonic channels to be used at once, one for each string of the controller. This allows for better tracking, independent pitch bend per channel, and a separate sound or patch assignment per channel.

http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/mono-mode/234

Mono Mode (Part 6)
Getting the Most from Mono Mode
by Rick Davies

You may have your heart set on a specific MIDI guitar controller, but do you know which kind of synth voice unit to combine it with? Rick Davies offers some interactive advice.


In past issues we've looked at how various instruments behave when receiving MIDI data in Mode 4. This month we'll do a bit of the same, but with a specific breed of controller in mind: the guitar.


MIDI AND GUITARS have yet to sort out all their differences, but there are many MIDI guitar controllers available now, and for guitarists daring enough to dive into such systems, there is more to consider than just the type of controller; the synthesiser at the other end of the MIDI cable has to get along with your guitar controller in ways which may not be obvious at first.

Any MIDI controller can generate note events, and any MIDI-equipped synth will interpret these notes with little problem (usually). But to make the synth respond to the nuances of a musician's guitar-playing, other aspects of MIDI data come into play besides the Note On/Off messages which get the sounds happening.

Before continuing, I'd better stress that this article does not address the tracking delay problems for which so many guitar controllers are notorious. What is of importance is how well-suited some synths are to guitar controllers, and what to listen for when you're out looking either for a new system, or for some additional synth voices.

Some synth manufacturers have started implementing features which make their machines suitable for guitar controllers, generally making expressive playing more effective. Other synths may not be ideally set up for guitar controllers, but with a bit of consideration, and understanding MIDI Mode 4 (or Mono Mode, as it is often called), satisfying results can be obtained.

There are, of course, guitar synths which feature built-in voices like the Roland GR700 and, most recent, the Stepp DG1. Yet even with these systems, it may be of interest to add other sound sources via MIDI.

It's helpful to understand that until recently, most synthesisers have been designed with keyboard controllers, built-in or external, in mind. Guitars are able to play many notes at different positions on the fretboard, unlike keyboards which have only one key per note, so there are many times when guitarists will play the same note on two strings at the same time. If only one of these strings is muted, only one of the identical notes stops, not both.

One would hope, then, that a synthesiser reacts in a similar manner while playing a guitar controller. This may happen, but there is a catch: the synth must either be a bit clever, or you must tell it which string is being played or muted with each note message sent out over MIDI. We'll consider these two possibilities one at a time.

As mentioned earlier, some manufacturers did not have guitar controllers in mind when they designed the MIDI implementation of their synths, so it is often assumed that a sustaining note must be turned off before it can be re-triggered. That is, you have to stop playing a note before you can play it again. On a guitar, however, that is only the case if you are playing the same note on the same string. Some keyboard synthesisers can sound a note twice if it is played from the keyboard and also received over MIDI at the same time. But if two identical Note On events are received one after the other, as may happen when using a guitar controller, then some synths may play the note twice, while others may play the note only once.

To make matters even stranger, if either of the identical notes is muted, some synths will respond by switching off both notes. But if a synth has its wits about it, it keeps track of incoming notes, and switches them off one by one as Note Off messages are received. The Oberheim Matrix 6/6R is one such synth.

There's good news and bad news, though. The good news is that some synths like this can play several identical notes even while in MIDI Mode 1 (Omni On/Poly), which is convenient because as soon as you start working in Mode 3 or Mode 4, you have to start watching your MIDI channels, and this may be more work than many first-time MIDI users will want to involve themselves with. The bad news is that when a synth has received several identical Note On messages, the ensuing Note Off messages are typically applied to sustaining notes in the order in which they were triggered. Thus, even if the last note played is the first to be muted on the guitar, the first note played may be the one turned off on the synth. If the dynamics of identical notes are similar, this effect may not be perceived, but if one string is played harder than the other, the dynamics of the synth's voices will not follow your playing accurately.

There is a way around all of this, of course. As mentioned earlier, the misunderstandings between guitar controllers and synthesisers can be sorted out if, along with the note number and velocity, each Note On/Off message also specifies the string played. Fortunately, many MIDI guitar controllers can assign each string to an individual MIDI channel (1-16), and more synths than ever are now implementing MIDI Mode 4 (Omni Off/Mono).

In Mode 4, the receiving synth assigns one voice to one MIDI channel, and thus acts as several monophonic synths. This is similar to the way a guitar behaves; each string can be considered a monophonic voice. When the guitar controller transmits note messages on an individual channel for each string, and the receiving synth is in Mode 4, there is no confusion about which note to turn off.

A synth in Mode 4 can still get confused if two identical notes are received on the same channel, though. So make sure that your guitar controller transmits on separate channels, because if it doesn't, one of the synth's voices is going to go crazy trying to play all the polyphonic information coming in.

Note also that there are some interesting (non-MIDI spec, perhaps?) implementations of Mode 4 going around. For example, a Prophet 2000 in Mode 4 can handle polyphonic information received on one channel by assigning it to any available voices, so even if the guitar controller transmits on separate channels, each string is treated as a polyphonic source. You never know; it could come in useful sometime.

Typically, guitar controllers and synths also differ in the ways they can deal with several channels of MIDI data, specifically the channel numbers themselves. Currently, most synths assign their internal voices to consecutive MIDI channels when in Mode 4. For example, a six-voice synth with its basic channel set to 3 would transmit and receive over channels 3-8. Many guitar controllers, on the other hand, can assign any channel to each string. This can be useful for driving several synths over MIDI, or if the receiving synth has more than six voices. For example, since the Prophet 2000's 16 samples are assigned to MIDI channels 1-16 in Mode 4, a guitar controller could play any six of these samples simply by assigning each string to the appropriate channel.

Mode 4 also comes in handy when dealing with pitch-bend messages. Pitch wheels, joysticks, and the like are examples of monophonic performance controls on synths which affect all voices simultaneously. The equivalent on a guitar is the whammy bar. Some MIDI guitar controllers, such as the Ibanez MC1, feature assignable whammy bar-like controllers which don't actually change the string tension, but can be programmed to create the desired effect over MIDI. To control a synth's pitch, these bars should be assigned to the pitch-bend controller over MIDI. When the receiving synth is in Mode 1, this does the job just fine. But put the synth into Mode 4, and the MIDI channel assignment of the pitch-bend controller becomes crucial, as does the synth's Mode 4 implementation.

For a start, many synths in Mode 4 respond to pitch-bend messages on individual MIDI channels by pitch-bending individual voices. Such synths are well suited to guitar control because they can respond to individual string bending. For example, if the guitar controller and synth have matching MIDI channels, then bending a string assigned to channel 4 will cause the synth voice assigned to that channel to shift in pitch. The same would apply to the remaining five strings and synth voices.

So if pitch-bend messages on the six channels affect each synch voice individually, how can the whammy bar bend all six voices at once?

Answer 1: by transmitting pitch-bend messages on six channels. (Slow, sloppy, and too obvious.) Answer 2: by transmitting a pitch-bend message on the channel just below the synth's basic MIDI channel. (Fast, simple, and perhaps unexpected.) That is, if the synth receives on channels 3-8, then a pitch-bend message on channel 2 will affect all six voices simultaneously.

Pitch-bend messages received on channels 3-8 still affect each voice individually. Only a handful of newer synths, such as the Prophet VS, use this "Basic Channel minus 1" method in Mode 4, but word has it that other instruments will adopt it in future.

To summarise, Mode 4 plays a major part in getting the most expression out of any synth being driven by a MIDI guitar controller. It's worth checking out synths and controllers for some of the features mentioned in this article, so listen for notes being cut off, and demand individual string-bending capability as well if possible.

Mode 4 may not be essential for everything you intend to do with your synth, but it can make all the difference in the world when combined with a versatile MIDI controller. If you're just beginning to look into guitar synths, take the time to check out a synth's MIDI implementation before taking the plunge, regardless of the guitar controller you choose.
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