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Kristofer Dahl
post Dec 25 2011, 09:26 PM
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As some of you know I bought the "Your Rock Guitar" for 60 bucs in a Swedish web store called Musikbörsen (list price is 200 usd)

When I unpacked this "guitar" it felt like the cheapest thing I had ever touched. My solution was to put an Apple logo on it smile.gif

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After a bit of fiddling - it seems this might be the coolest instrument I have ever owned.

Cons

* feels plastic and cheap (and it IS extremely cheap )
* midi trigger for picked notes isn't really functional unless you only want to play extremely slow stuff
* impossible to do bending or left hand vibrato (I do it in the video out of habit only, the actual vibrato comes from the whammy and expression knob)

Pros

* In "tap" mode the legato triggering is a dream. I believe that you had to pay the price of house to get this back in the days, when guys like Allan Holdsworth started out. There is no delay whatsoever and you can do both hammer-on and pull-offs.

* Neck dimension (I think that's the word) is actually perfect - the fret distance is wider high up on the neck than on normal guitars which make soloing much easier. Neck profile feels good as well (strat people will like it) - al though the material is plastic

* whammy bar feels great and compensates for inability to bend strings.

* Price wink.gif feels like the next step is for the company to actually give these away

To wrap things up: This strange instrument has made it possible for me to try and do Allan Holdsworth stuff, and by plugging in to Garage Band I got several dream tones which would have been impossible to emulate with a real guitar/amp.

Buy this to get a new fantastic and innovative instrument - don't buy it if you expect a normal guitar. Possibilities of this thing is endless - as you can assign different tuning to each preset, there are built in sounds and backings (which sound pretty bad but work for practicing), you can remove the neck which makes it great for practicing on the road, you don't ever need to tune or change strings (there are none) it and works just like a midi keyboard in your home studio.

And if you are comfortable playing only with your left hand (legato) then go ehrm.... I mean RUN and buy it now!

Here is a short jam just to demonstrate how cool this thing is:




Ladies and gentlemen - technology is evolving to the better! biggrin.gif


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post Dec 25 2011, 09:32 PM
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You can't go wrong for that price!!!!
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post Dec 25 2011, 09:33 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Dec 25 2011, 09:32 PM) *
You can't go wrong for that price!!!!
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No! But do you think it "sounds" cheap in the video demo?!


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post Dec 25 2011, 09:54 PM
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Wow this sounds amazing! I think midi possibilities are endless and tracking seems spot on.
Great buy smile.gif I hope they'll make a bass too? Influence them - PLEASE! smile.gif

Also it seems you can even play it left handed tongue.gif


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post Dec 25 2011, 10:11 PM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Dec 25 2011, 09:54 PM) *
Also it seems you can even play it left handed tongue.gif


Yes I think it's a simple setting..!

It also struck me that you should be able to find these second hand as they are used for gaming as well. (just saw one at ebay)


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post Dec 25 2011, 10:12 PM
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* midi trigger for picked notes isn't really functional unless you only want to play extremely slow stuff-

That's what I first spotted it in the video . Anyway, cool gadget smile.gif


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post Dec 25 2011, 10:27 PM
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QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Dec 25 2011, 10:12 PM) *
* midi trigger for picked notes isn't really functional unless you only want to play extremely slow stuff-

That's what I first spotted it in the video . Anyway, cool gadget smile.gif


hm you can't spot that in the video - because I didn't pick any notes (I only used legato). Picking notes didn't really work for me after a lot of tweaking - but legato worked flawlessly from scratch.

oh and I think the attack of notes in the video should be slow - since I used a sax sound in garage band.


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post Dec 25 2011, 10:28 PM
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Wait, did we talk about the same problem? Latency? It is noticeable that the sound is delayed ..or ?

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oh and I think the attack of notes in the video should be slow - since I used a sax sound in garage band.

Yes, this explains everything wink.gif



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post Dec 26 2011, 08:18 AM
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It's freaking awesome!!! Doesn't sound cheap at all! Man you can get so creative with this thing!! I love it!!! Let me know if they have more of those smile.gif
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post Dec 26 2011, 10:14 AM
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I love that demo video!! smile.gif It's a great tool for creating original music! Keep us updated if the US$60 offer appears again! wink.gif


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post Dec 26 2011, 10:23 AM
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Thanks guys! Yes this is something very special. I hope to do a longer demo video for youtube!


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post Dec 26 2011, 10:26 AM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Dec 26 2011, 06:23 AM) *
Thanks guys! Yes this is something very special. I hope to do a longer demo video for youtube!



Great idea! Can't wait to see what you will do this instrument with unlimited sound possibilities. smile.gif


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post Dec 26 2011, 11:13 AM
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It does not sound cheap biggrin.gif it sounds different! I think that's the right word! I am not a fan of these gadgets but one around the house can't ruin anything, can it?

I think a lot of musicians in Romania would like such a thing biggrin.gif


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post Dec 26 2011, 11:22 AM
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I will get one once I've build my pc so I can use it with Omnisphere


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post Dec 26 2011, 01:53 PM
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My solution was to put an Apple logo on it

Hahaha, made my day laugh.gif

It sounds pretty awesome aswell!


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post Dec 26 2011, 02:27 PM
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That's a cool controller, would be cool to try to use it for some guitar pro tabbing. Or making some cool videos with Omnisphere.


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Hahahaha, awesome review there Kris smile.gif
Love that playing in the demo!


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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Dec 26 2011, 09:23 AM) *
Thanks guys! Yes this is something very special. I hope to do a longer demo video for youtube!

Yeah that will be awesome!!!


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