Inspired Instruments has introduced the Lineage MIDI Guitar = a new plug-and-play MIDI guitar instrument..
The Lineage MIDI Guitar controller features an LCD touch screen on the body, opening up easy access to a slew of mappable controllers and settings. The instrument is compatible with all MIDI capable software and hardware synthesizers. According to the developers, Lineage is virtually latency free, boasting similar speeds to that of a keyboard at 2-5ms.
Here’s a video performance demo:
In the video, Jeremie Revel uses a prototype of the Lineage MIDI Guitar, Launch Pad, and Ableton Live
The Lineage is crafted from real wood and is supported by other durable materials. The full-size body has a vintage shape and includes a 2.5mm pearlized pickguard and a 3.5in LCD touch screen. The maple neck is 1-11/16” measured at the nut and sports a traditional ‘C’ style contour with a 13” radius. The black and white standard scale 22 fret RADIUS fingerboard has simulated strings, providing the user with the familiarity of a guitar. The instrument uses enhanced YRG trigger system technology for the six stainless steel strings on the body with adjustable tension.
Control attributes include a full range whammy with an assignable whammy thumb button, volume knobs and assignable continuous controllers. The LCD offers additional assignable faders, pads, and an XY controller. The I/O panel includes a USB type B interface, MIDI 5-pin connector, a ¼” mono guitar out jack, stereo mini headphone/line output, and power switch. The Lineage has a rechargeable 4000 mAh lithium polymer battery for 10 hours of uninterrupted performance.
The Lineage also provides customizable parameter adjustments for individual playing styles—from traditional strum and finger picking styles to tap and MIDI monophonic modes. Additional parameters allow adjustment for customized layers mapped onto user-defined zones, open tunings, whammy-bar range, slide range, and MIDI velocity mapping. Equipped with a standard USB MIDI class driver, it is compatible with Mac, Windows, Linux and iOS operating systems. The Lineage interfaces with computers and tablets running DAWS, recording applications, tablature software, MIDI hardware and software synthesizers, or keyboards using either the USB or legacy 5-pin MIDI connectors.
The Lineage MIDI Guitar is available to pre-order now for US $999 and is expected to ship in Q3/Q4. See the Lineage Guitar site for details