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What is MIDI Guitar?
MIDI Guitar is a revolutionary piece of software that converts your guitars analog signal into MIDI, making it possible to use your standard guitar as a MIDI controller/ MIDI keyboard. Play your favorite software synthesizers/samplers with your guitar. MIDI Guitar is the worlds first low latency, polyphonic software solution, allowing you to play both chords and single notes with instant audio feedback.
Traditionally guitarists have had to seek out expensive and inconvenient hardware to be able to use a guitar as a MIDI controller. MIDI Guitar removes the need for any kind of specialized hardware beside a standard guitar interface to connect your guitar to your computer. Just connect your guitar and let MIDI Guitar do the rest.
MIDI Guitar comes in two variants, a standalone application that supports hosting of VST/Audio instruments and effects that be used without any additional software installed and a VST/AudioUnit variant that can be used in with your favorite Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software.
Join many guitarists around the world and try MIDI Guitar today. Download the free trial where you can try all the features included in the full version and use it unlimited with the built-in samplers and synthesizers. When using the trial version with MIDI output and VST/AudioUnit plugins the recognition will be interrupted occasionally, but it still fully functional. Upgrade to the full version to explore a new musical experience without interruptions.
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What users are saying
“Like many guitarists I have been trying to midi my guitar parts for years with varying degrees of success… but recently a studio owner recommended the JamOrigin Midi Guitar, he swore by it and I was amazed how well it worked. I use it as my main midi guitar interface. Also with a little creative routing I found a way to make midi from various parts other than guitar with some really cool results. I don’t really know why something like this took this long to arrive on the market but all I can say is thanks!”
“This software has the potential to be the innovative software of the year for sure. The term revolutionary is thrown around way too much and really only one piece of software every several years is truely ground breaking and I believe this is one of them.”
“I bought it and I’m really, really excited about it – This software is freaking amazing!!! It so weird just plugging my Les Paul in and suddenly I have all these soft synths under my fingertips…”
“… used this thing on a gig tonight w an exp pedal to control the vol of pads to blend in with my normal guitar signal. worked great!!!”
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Most Frequently Asked Questions
How can I connect my guitar to a computer?
You need a standard guitar- or audio-interface which you can get in your local music store in all sorts of price ranges and feature sets. Don’t use a guitar cable with a mini-jack connector directly into a line-in or mic-input connector. These connectors are not meant for high impedance guitar inputs and do not have low-latency drivers for real-time audio processing.
How do i get it to work with my DAW?
Please see the DAW setup guides.
If I buy, can I use it on two of my computers?
Yes, a MIDI Guitar license is a personal license and you can use it on those computers that are owned by you.
If I buy, will I receive future updates?
Yes, customers will have access to all future updates for MIDI Guitar. Updates will include general improvements, fixes and also new features.
How does the trial differ from the full version?
The only difference is that the bugger dialog disappears in the full version.
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Product / Feature Comparison
- MIDI Guitar for Desktop
- VST/AU plugin
- Essentials mode
- Advanced mode
- MIDI Machine
- Plugin Hosting
- MIDI Guitar for Desktop
- MIDI Guitar for Garageband
- MIDI Guitar App for iOS
OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or newer (10.5.8 runs in 32bit).
Windows XP SP3 or newer.
Memory: 512 MB or More
CPU: Dual core 1.6 GHz or better
An Audio/Guitar interface to connect your guitar to your computer.
iOS: iPad 2, iPhone 4s, iPod 5 or newer