Fishman Tripleplay

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  1. Adman

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    I'm a really really bad keyboard player so I am contemplating with the option of buying a Fisman tripleplay since I am an accomplished guitarist.I am interested in using this for Audio production to write filmscores etc.

    Does anyone here have one of these?

    I am interested in using this for Audio production to write filmscores etc.
     
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  3. Olymoon

    Olymoon Impossible is not a fact. It is an opinion. Staff Member

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    You could try with guitar to midi plugin first... So you could see if it's as easy as it seems.
     
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  4. bluerover

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    I do, but I haven't used it enough yet to give you any real input. It is wireless which is convenient. I have used my roland GK-3 pickup with the Roland GI-20 midi converter interface a lot more, and that works really well.

    I think if I could do all of these midi guitar solutions over again I'd go with GODIN guitars solution.

    @Olymoon is correct. Load up that MIdi Guitar VST and give that a shot. I've used it before and it worked beyond my expectations of what a VST could do for this task, and it requires nothing more than your guitar, an instrument cable, and an audio interface (...with a DI).

    I'd also like to add that after you play with guitar to midi 'conversion', and you mess around with VST synths, KONTAKT instruments, and triggering samples and slices etc, it changes the way you think about playing the instrument in a unique way. Lots of attention needs to be given to the execution of how you play notes which I would consider a unique and useful exercise in itself. For piano and keys, of course the voicings are going to be odd and minimal, but you can always edit your recorded chords with a mouse or record 3 or 4 string chords in 2-recording passes to give you more piano like chord voicings. You'll wonder why you didn't jump on this sooner!
     
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  5. Beth

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    yeah i echo what is said............i use my guitar without a special pickup using just an ordinary instrument cable and Midi Guitar 2 software. It functions quite well actually.....and then once you get used to playing a certain way to imitate the sound of other instruments its an excellent alternative. Worth a try anyway on the demo and see if it suits you.
     
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    I have used EVERY MIDI Guitar solution EVER created. Including guitar shaped button synth controllers like the Z-Tar and Yamha EZ-EG. Those track well but are not as satisfying to play as a real guitar plus they don't capture the subtle nuances produced by a real guitar. As was pointed out a Roland GK/GI-20 works pretty well tho, IMHO, the Axxon systems with piezo equipped guitars like the Godins and Brian Moore's or custom RMC equippped guitars were the best in hex pickup converters UNTIL the Triple Play. Shadow's SH-075 was totally self contained with the MIDI converter mounted directly on the guitar. I used one for years and was pretty happy with it. Steve Morse used and endorsed it so that should tell you something. The MIDI/2 VST plugins work ok for what they but they don't track NEARLY as well as the Roland system. Toys IMHO. But...NOTHING tracks as well as the Triple Play. It's only shortcoming is that the basic controller does not allow you to play anything but softsynths on your PC. BUT....there are several USB2MIDI hosts on the market that allow this. These include the Kenton USB2MIDI host, iConnect MIDI,(but not all models....do your homework), and Fishman's own FC-1 foot controller. I got an iConnect and it tracks hardware synths like lightning. IMHO the Triple Play is unmatched. Lower latency and tracking errors than ANY other MIDI guitar solution. After all it was developed by the same guy that created the Axxon converters.

    But hey.....that's just my opinion......;)
     
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  7. lampwiikk

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    There is a new one out there, that actually reads resistance from the string, through the frets and can interpolate from the that resistance not only what note is playing on each string, but exactly what is happening with the string, so it tracks bends, slides etc. really cleanly from what I can tell... I was pissed when I saw it because I actually had this idea a few years ago. But of course I didn't do anything with the idea lol. Could be promising?

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1873003291/onemanband-a-new-way-to-play-guitar
     
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  8. Xupito

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    I don't play guitar but I tried singing to MIDI Guitar plugin with a shitty microphone, not to mention my even shittier voice (picture a pig having a heart attack) and man, it's surprisingly good.

    Not to mention other incredible MIDI features, like a MIDI plugin scripting system in which you can program in Lua (similar to javascript and other scripting languages). And it can host a chain of any VST/VST3 plugins. Awesome piece of software, written with the JUCE framework.

    Perhaps I could even program a Pig-having-a-heart-attack-voice MIDI stabilizer plugin! (hell yeah, another one in my TOGEEK list)
     
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    I’ve gotten really good results lately with Repro-1 and Midi Guitar 2 in monophonic mode, with the noise gate set somewhat high and the legato setting on 50ms. Using a patch with some glide really helps with little accidental notes and pitch errors from slides etc.
     
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    oh wait... :deep_facepalm: :suicide:
     
  11. Olymoon

    Olymoon Impossible is not a fact. It is an opinion. Staff Member

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    This one is free:
    MiGiC – Free Guitar To MIDI VST/AU Plugin By Migic Music

    Then the commercial ones have their free trial period.

    Another solution are the pedal boards that include guitar to midi conversion. I own a Boss GT 100 which does this. The tests I've done gave me a good impression, tracking was good, specially with mono synth, but I didn't tried much.
     
  12. Adman

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    Id like to thank you all for all the valuable advice written here.I have decided to go ahead and acquire the triple play after all.I look forward to a new way of composing
     
  13. Beth

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    @Adman probably a wise choice. Let us know how it goes with the triple play.....glad you didn't go down the ol' DIY route ! (Remember kids...dont try this at home!)

     
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    After watching that I promise never to play electric guitar again...who knew?
     
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    I am wondering same thing my friend.

    from what i can tell it is excellent product

     
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    What about Jam Origin? I have both guitar/bass and it works brilliant and without hardware!

    https://www.jamorigin.com/

     
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