This Guitar Performance Will Freak Out People That Don’t Play Synthesizers

Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a mind-boggling video song, Andrew Keeping‘s ‘solo duet’ arrangement of the George Gershwin classic, Summertime.

The video starts off pretty normal, but Keeping pairs a traditional guitar performance with MIDI-guitar + BBC controlled virtual flute.

Here’s what he has to say about the technical details:

“Summertime” performed using the Godin Multiac Concert Grand SA guitar and the TEC Breath Controller with SWAM Flute by Audio Modeling.

In this video I record the guitar accompaniment using the RMC pickups on the Godin guitar going through my RME Fireface 802 into Cubase Pro9.For the Flute, I use the Godin in its MIDI capability by using the 13 pin DIN cable, into a Roland GR55 synthesiser. I take the midi out cable into my Fireface 802 audio interface and then into Cubase Pro9.

9 thoughts on “This Guitar Performance Will Freak Out People That Don’t Play Synthesizers

  1. Well done, Andrew. Its amusing to see so much high-tech make it possible to render a song, solo. I love Roland’s GR series, loopers and the like for those weirdly organic results. One-man bands are just fine with me, as a lot of them are really creative. I also love Gershwin in general. Playing *any* of his work really separates the dabblers from the happy fanatics. Check out “An American In Paris”. Its about as far from step-sequencing as you can get and its a fun music lesson all in one listening.

  2. Clickbait. Seriously, I have every intention of discontinuing my rss notifications from your site if you do this any more. No offence to the musician involved, just the journalist/editor responsible for the article and byline.

  3. What is the best way to convert guitar signal to synthesizer? MIDI guitar? MIDI convertor? Sonicsmith Convertor? RS-35?

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