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Live Performance For MIDI-Enabled Acoustic Guitar

Sunday Synth Jam: Berlin-based guitarist and inventor Robin Sukroso shared this live performance of Moonshine, arranged for for MIDI-enabled acoustic guitar.

The performance was filmed as a single shot, at the abandoned Institute of Anatomy in Berlin-Steglitz. In the performance, Sukroso plays an acoustic guitar that’s been augmented with his ACPAD, right, a wireless MIDI controller that he uses to control looping, effects and to trigger sampled sounds.

In addition to being a powerful performance, it’s also technically impressive. Here’s what Sukroso had to tell us about the technical details of his performance:

ACPAD sends wirelessly onto Mac. For purpose of making it look good, I kept my laptop in guitar bag, kept it a little bit open (put rubber space beside touch pad and taped it 🙂 in order to receive MIDI data over Bluetooth.

The software is our own standalone software ACPAD Replay (which is out since 2 weeks for MAC).

I use an (RME) Babyface as audio interface (you can see a cable going into the guitar bag). The Babyface doesn’t need a power supply, but powers via USB cable from Laptop.

Sukroso said that he wanted the video to demonstrate the possibilities of the ACPAD + ACPAD Replay combination, including:

Details on the ACPAD & ACPAD Replay software are available at the company’s site.