Check out this preview of Rock Band 3 – and the new keytar action!
They don’t call the new keyboard a keytar – but if it looks like a keytar and smells like a keytar…..
In play, green, red, blue, yellow or orange keys flow on a ?stream? representing the notes to be played on five corresponding keyboard keys. In a new “Pro” mode, though, all 25 keys are used; the streams shifts left and right to cover the correct keys.
In an interesting twist, the keyboard will also work as a MIDI control keyboard that can be connected to a computer.
?This is a real instrument,? according to senior designer Sylvain Dubrofsky.
This could make Rock Band a lot more interesting for keyboard players. Check it out and let me know what you think!
The eighth episode of Electro-Harmonix Effectology series looks at recreating Joe Meek’s Telstar, and the sound of a vintage Clavioline, using just a guitar and effects pedals. No keyboards,samplers or midi pickups were used.