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Offline showmeproof

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« on: December 10, 2010, 01:38:56 PM »
I am looking for a good software that will allow me to plug my guitar into the computer and it will transcribe the score.  I'm familiar with Power Tab, but I can't play into it (maybe there is a midi-converter that will work?). I have to tediously write it out and tinker with everything to get it just right.  Any suggestions?  I'd be most interested in the the best bang for the buck not necessarily the best there is.
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Offline www_Ps_com

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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2010, 01:55:05 PM »
Unless your going midi, it's not gonna happen. Audio-to-midi converters only work with monophonic signals and still are far from perfect. You might wanna get a Yamaha EZ midi guitar, not too pricey and you can record directly into your sequencer host.
 

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Offline showmeproof

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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2010, 02:24:35 PM »
Wouldn't it work to just have a Roland Midi kit installed on another guitar?  If so would you recommend doing this to your main guitar or a just any old guitar laying around?  I know with the midi possibilities are nearly endless, but I don't go to far out of the blues genre and don't have much need to make my guitar sound like a saxophone.
 

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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 02:41:29 PM »
That should work, as well, though I have no personal hands-on experience with the Roland solutions, so I can't comment on the accuracy. I think they involve a fairly non-intrusive modification to the guitar (just attaching the hexaphonic PU and a control unit), so I'd probably not hesitate to install them on my main guitar.
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Offline jefsummers

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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2010, 10:00:30 PM »
My strat is midified with a Roland GK2-A. I think it tracks very well and am quite happy with it. The only criticism I have is that lowering the bridge below a certain point makes the strings buzz on the pickup, so my action is probably a fraction of a mm higher than it could be without the pickup. I wouldn't put it on a guitar that you wanted to keep the absolute best cosmetics on - if I removed it from my strat I'd have 2 additional holes and some adhesive to deal with. So, having it on my number 2 guitar is fine, won't mount another on my Parker.

1998 Parker Fly Deluxe
1997 Nitefly V2
2007? Italia Mondial
1995 Fender Std Strat w SCN pickups and GK2A
2002 Epiphone Dot
1999 Danelectro Hodad 12 string electric
Pre-1968 Univox 335 Custom 12
1963 Gibson Melody Maker
Various acoustics
Marshall AVT150 with 1960A Lead Cab
Vox AD30
Boss GT-8, Roland GR-30
Parker DF 724
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Fender Std Strat w SCN pickups and GK2A
Epiphone Dot w SD Jazz/JB
Danelectro Hodad 12 string electric
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1963 Gibson Melody Maker
Various acoustics
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