Turn ANY guitar into a polyphonic guitar-synthesizer or record tablature by playing it.
###### A demonstration video is available at: jamorigin.com/mg #####
MIDI Guitar is the world’s first app to transcribe guitar playing into MIDI. The transcription runs in real-time, with latency and accuracy comparable to expensive and inconvenient hardware MIDI guitar solutions.
MIDI guitar is 6 years under development(!) and based upon new patent-pending polyphonic pitch detection and –prediction technology that can accurately recognize polyphonic signals, such as complex chords or finger-playing with very low latency and without spurious hits.
MIDI Guitar use WIFI-MIDI to communicate with digital audio workstations in a frictionless setup, Virtual MIDI to drive other iOS synth apps using Apple’s virtual MIDI standard, Cable-based MIDI to control hardware synths or connect to DAWs with lowest possible latency.
In order to use MIDI Guitar you need a iPhone 4s, iPad 2, iPod5 or later. Using older devices may work for some purposes. You also need a guitar interface for best results. We recommend the iRig, but other interfaces should work as well. Using an acoustic guitar with the built in microphone might work for some purposes but is not optimal.
Virtual, Cable and WIFI MIDI can be evaluated in the free version, with interruptions. Full version is without interruptions.
MIDI Guitar Support
What's New in Version 2.0- MAJOR tracking and latency improvements! Now runs the same engine as the renowned MIDI Guitar VST/AU version.
I was trawling through some old apps and came across this one. It's been 2 years since the last update but it works like a charm. When I first tried it I was using a basic analog Guitar Input (iRig) to my iPad which plugged into the headphone/line input jack. Unfortunately using a single jack for input and output doesn't work very well and feedback is a common problem ... and it understandably drove MIDI Guitar insane!
I now have the Apogee One for iPad which is a vast improvement, but I'd never tried MIDI Guitar with it. So I downloaded the fully functional free app and plugged in. Wow! This is really is as good as any of the Guitar to MIDI converters ( basically pitch detectors ) I've tried. Even the expensive ones. Moreover it performs incredibly well in a polyphonic mode without a fancy pickup needing to be installed in your instrument.
The app has a built in test Piano sound to confirm things are working and I was able to play some very nice chords and arpeggios. But the fun begins when the MIDI output gets switched to the input of a decent synth sound source. I used Thumbjam which has a very robust MIDI implementation and plenty of sounds to choose from. But there's plenty of others ... Hmmm... Perhaps I'll try a few and post about them? Anyway, Thumbjam was great fun and it's a real blast to hear non-guitar tones in response your strumming and plucking.
The Free version does cut out after a while to prompt the purchase of the $19.99 full version. But if it grabs you, the purchase is worth it ... Or at least keeping an eye out for a sale.
In terms of improvements it would be nice to define a MIDI channel output ( 1-16), but that's my only gripe!