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Thread #88717   Message #1668312
Posted By: JohnInKansas
14-Feb-06 - 02:01 PM
Thread Name: Tech: A USB-connected Guitar
Subject: RE: Tech: A USB-connected Guitar
M.Ted -

Once the guitar is connected via USB to your computer, most sound cards should take care of processing everything as MIDI. The good part of this setup is that MIDI signals are produced inside the guitar so that you don't need a MIDI interface box between the guitar and the computer.

Your sound card should have MIDI outputs to connect to any MIDI devices you use in connection with the guitar. They DON'T need to be USB. It's only the one connection between the guitar and the computer that's USB. If you don't have a MIDI equipped computer, this would at least let you record the guitar outputs on any computer, as .mid files, for later transfer to a MIDI-capable system.

The only real question is whether it actually works as described.