GoldbergVariation wrote:Sxedio, I haven't explored MIDI guitar much but I have wanted a SynthAxe for ages. After seeing Allan Holdsworth play his, I have always thought it would be a trip to split the signals to route the bass "strings" to an OBX, for instance, and a Prophet 5 or DX7 for the treble "strings."
Have you tired any of the Godin electric-acoustic MIDI guitars or the Moog guitar they brought out a couple years back? Both seem very interesting!
Sorry for hijacking the original thread in that case, I thought that was your approach of merging guitar and synthesis. Most midi guitar systems, (including my poor man's YouRock guitar controller) allow a midi channel per string which then allows you to configure different sounds or even different synths for different strings. I've experimented a bit with this kind of thing using my controller and Ableton live. Synthesis via modelling is an alternative to midi, roland has some impressive products and both Korg and Zoom include some basic synth functionality in their guitar modelling products. A VG 99 with a godin multiac has been on my wishlist for the last decade but I can't justify the expense.
Thanks for bringing Allan Holdsworth to my attention, I'm checking him up on Youtube!