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Cursed

MIDI

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Hey everyone. I have a couple of quick questions for someone who knows anything about midi devices and setups. I've always been a guitarist with no real interest in electronic music or production techniques, i just played guitar and left everything else to other people lol 

 

I've started making my own drone and ambient music by manipulating my guitar signal so it no longer really resembles a guitar. I was hoping to add some weird electronic sounds and maybe beats to everything, i have two options.

 

1. i can buy a guitar to midi converter made by a company called sonuus that is getting rave reviews. I'm pretty sure i can go straight into that and then from that to a sound module and form that into the mixing desk i'm using as part of the set up. That then goes out to my amps. Every thing i have read suggests this is possible. the problem with this option is that the converter is only monophonic, so no chords, and the tracking, whilst pretty damn good, is not 100% accurate all of the time (repeated notes, missed notes etc etc). The joy of this set up is i can go into the contoller and pass straight through to my normal guitar chain and play both guitar and synth/midi sounds at the same time with one action.

 

2. the other option is to buy a midi controller and a sound module and do everything that way so i can have polyphonic midi. The problem with this is it requires two actions i.e. i would have to play guitar and keys at the same time rather than one. Despite this i think this is probably the best option in terms of range of sound and for what i am trying to achieve. 

 

My main question is, do i have to always use a computer and a DAW to achieve set up 2? Can i just go midi controller > sound module > mixing desk > amps. can i skip the computer all together or is it a fundamental part of any setup. I can't seem to find a definitive answer. Can the midi controller make the sound module create sound without the computer step? obviously most electronic musicians won't have guitar amps sitting around so need a computer for the sound creation part, i have that covered. I'm trying to learn too much too  quickly i think and wish i'd bothered learning all this a  long time ago lol.

 

I'll save my recording questions for another time, lets get this one out the way first lol 

 

Thanks i advance for any help, appreciated.

 

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You can skip the computer with midi mate, computer is only needed for recording or playing back sequences via midi.  Midi controller's midi out connected to the sound modules midi in:yinyang:

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Just the answer is was hoping for :yahoo: cheers @goldie_2007

 

Just wanted to get a clear answer before investing in controller and sound module.

 

Cheers dude, appreciated.

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