This is a preview of Sentient FX’s upcoming Monolith – an application that turns your guitar into a Moog synthesizer.
Here’s what they have to say about Monolith:
Our guitar synthesisers do not use MIDI to achieve their tones. We feel that the MIDI protocol is too crude to deliver the full range of guitar players’ nuances, rendering performances sterile and lacklustre. Pitch informaion is derived directly using “Literal Nuance Interpretation” which values “feel” above all else.
Somebody once said of conventional MIDI guitars, “it feels like the guitar is playing you, not you playing the guitar”. We aim to put you back in control.
You can use palm muting, harmonics, ebows, sustainiacs and whammy bars with this technology. You don’t have to close old doors to open new ones here.
Monolith is expected for release in Spring 2011.