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MIDI Guitar question...

Kreatorkind

Okay, here's what I want to do... someone give me some options please!!
I have a Gibson SG as my main electric guitar. I record on Cubase LE 4. Is there a way to hook my guitar up to Cubase using MIDI that I can simultaneously record the live signal from the guitar and a MIDI signal. I want to take the MIDI signal and change that into virtual instruments but also have the "normal" guitar track as well, which I would then run through Guitar Rig. Can I just buy the Roland GK pickup and plug in directly to my USB interface and use the guitar as a controller, or do I need the "brain" too?
April 6, 2011 @01:50pm
Andrew_Malloy

No, you need to have something to convert the signal from the pickup, which is analog, into MIDI. The Roland GR55 kit will do that and more.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/GR55/
April 6, 2011 @01:52pm
Kreatorkind

No, you need to have something to convert the signal from the pickup, which is analog, into MIDI. The Roland GR55 kit will do that and more.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/GR55/

Will that also send just the raw MIDI notes into cubase?
April 6, 2011 @01:55pm
Andrew_Malloy

Yes, that will do it via MIDI out.
April 6, 2011 @01:57pm
Kreatorkind

Is there a less expensive option? $800 is a bit out of my price range. Basically, I just want to use my guitar as a midi controller instead of a keyboard.
April 6, 2011 @01:59pm
yeahforbes

http://home.epix.net/~joelc/cheapgit.html
haha a little old... funny that even after all these years it's still quite a feat to accomplish.
April 7, 2011 @05:06am
SomeChords

The You Rock Guitar is a great midi guitar and is only $200.
July 15, 2011 @05:45pm