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Digital guitar makes striking the right chord as easy as pushing a button

by • April 19, 2016 • No Comments

Learning to play guitar is tough. And until you’ve got a few mighty satisfactory calluses to show off, it can be quite painful too. But there’s no substitute for years of sustained practice, a number of devices have popped up over the years that promise to get you up and running rapidly and easily. The MI guitar is a little various. Its makers are not promising a shortcut to real guitar wizardry, they only say that you’ll be strumming along to your favourite tunes in minutes.

  • The neck is detachable to allow the MI guitar to be packed down for travel
  • The body has six strings like a real guitar but the neck is made up of ...
  • The MI guitar packs its own speaker and can run on eight AA-sized batteries (or mains ...
  • Entire chords can be played with a single button press quite than learn tricky finger positions ...

The roughly Les Paul-shaped body of the MI guitar is home to six velocity-sensitive strings for strumming and picking action. There are four knobs behind the “bridge” (that is in fact a capacitive touch mute bar) for tone and volume adonlyment, the selection of one of eight various guitar sounds (two of that are bass) and to add chorus and reverb influences into the digital mix.

To the rear, an instrument jack caters for connection to an external amplifier, there’s a combination headphone and microphone jack and an auxiliary input jack to play music through the instrument’s speaker. The MI guitar can in addition be utilized as a MIDI controller courtesy of a USB MIDI out port.

The real pick up and play magic takes place at the neck, that is detachable to allow the MI guitar to be packed down for travel. It sports a fretboard layout that is quite much like to the Kitara of Misa, but all buttons have the same width and there’s a row of fatter ones along the bottom. The designers say that entire chords can be played with a single button press quite than learn tricky finger positions.

It can be utilized as a stand-alone music creation instrument – it packs its own speaker and can run on eight AA-sized batteries (or mains power via the included adapter) – but a companion mobile app for iOS and Android can be utilized to unlock its full future. The app has been created to have users playing their favourite tunes quite much straight away, with a catalog of tunes expected to include “tens of thousands of titles.” One song can cost 99 cents, or there’s a monthly subscription service for US$5.99 for those who quite get hooked.

Backlit fret numbers run along the top of the neck, and there are key and scale indicators to assist ensure all things sounds only right. The app shows the button numbers to press and presents lyrics for sing-along karaoke jamming, too. Should your creative genius be allowed to run wild, the MI guitar can always record the last 30 minutes of play so you can share moments of glory with friends and family or study and improve technique in private.

The MI guitar development team has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to bring the Mi guitar into production. Pledges begin at U$319 and, if all goes to plan, shipping is expected to begin in March 2017.

Have a appear at the overview video at a lower place to see what’s on contribute.

Sources: Magic Instruments, Indiegogo


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