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Guitars

Guitar Technology: Smash or Trash?

Misa Digital has built a unique kind of guitar, a Digital Guitar which has the guitar body with no strings and produces the “perfect sound”. It has 24 frets, a multi-functional touch pad and it ‘emulates’ the sound created from the guitar. That sound can be digitally morphed into any type of sound needed and different effects can be implemented even on each note. This means, it eliminates the use of external pedals and other effect system making the guitar playing experience more controlled and efficient.

It is not a modification of ac.ustic, electric or any type of guitar, but a new kind in it’s form which is expected to make a successful entry in the beautiful world of music. As of now, there is no news of when this guitar will be available in the market.

Do you like the idea of this guitar type? What are your thoughts? […]

Roland Jupiter-80 Keyboard
Gear

Roland Jupiter-80 Synthesizer Review

One of the most revered prefixes (Jupiter) in the history of synthesis returns. Welcome the arrival of the Roland JUPITER-80— a live-performance powerhouse that pays homage to its legendary namesake with road-proven hardware and massive sound, yet blasts into the future with advanced SuperNATURAL technology. The JUPITER-80’s expressive, organic approach to synthesis makes a new world of sound design possible with multilayered SuperNATURAL textures under the control of a full-color touchscreen and creative hands-on controllers. Experience the metamorphosis of a legend with the all-new JUPITER-80!

Past, present, and future sound
The JUPITER-80 nods to its past with lethal, multi-layered SuperNATURAL synthesizer tones so fat you’ll need a knife to cut through it, but that’s only the beginning of what this powerhouse synth will do. Gigging musicians will love the stockpile of essential sounds onboard, including Roland’s famous SuperNATURAL Piano, strings, brass, and much more. The JUPITER-80 puts a fast-access user interface under your fingers—a dream for live performance. Its heavyweight design, complete with metal side panels, recalls the legendary JUPITER but with a modern twist.

Powerful live sets featuring four-tone structure and registrations
JUPITER-80’s sound engine handles four x tones with dedicated DSP per tone as a basic unit “Live Set” for manual performance. Layering of Upper and Lower Live Sets, plus a specialized “SOLO” part, means the incredibly massive nine-tone-stack sound. Customized complex settings can be saved as Registrations, and easily recalled during live performance.

Tone blender
You will love the deep possibilities of the stackable SuperNATURAL architecture and unique features such as Tone Blender, which tweaks values of multiple parameters simultaneously and lets you “Capture” any new combination and save it as a Live Set. Create complex, emotional textures that respond, react, and evolve like nothing you’ve heard before. Tone Blender can also dramatically enhance your live-performance capabilities by letting you assign its multiple parameters to controllers such as the D Beam. […]

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Guitars

The Bong-Juana Guitar: ChroniCaster

The guy in the leopard-skin fez is Mike Edison, a former editor of High Times. The guitar that he’s strumming on not-so-convincingly is the ChroniCaster, a bulletproof plexiglass little number, complete with bong add-on for those whose motto is Fumo, Ergo Sum. […]

Keytar Guitar Instrument
Music & Life

Musical Inventions We Could Live Without

you can argue with me that your Keytar is the best thing since sliced bread. Well, that’s where we disagree. A piano is made to be played like a piano, not a guitar. “Well, it was innovative.” Yeah…innovative in the complete wrong direction! A guitar is a guitar, and a keyboard is a keyboard. The sound a keytar makes is completely horrendous […]

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Featured Guitars

Epiphone LE 1956 Gold Top Les Paul Guitar

Epiphone has come to the rescue with the Limited Edition 1956 Les Paul Gold Top. The Epi is a loving recreation of one of the all-time classic electric guitars, an instrument that helped the blues and rock and roll make America great. It casts its familiar single-cutaway shadow on the stage and features all the appointments one would expect from a Les Paul […]

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Acoustic Guitars

Epiphone EJ-200CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar Review

The Epiphone EJ-200CE Acoustic-Electric guitar is a classic that has been around for generations. This guitar has the melodious sound of an acoustic that is paired with the power of an electric guitar, so you have the best of both worlds in your hands. Perfect for a live gig, the electric-acoustic guitar can give you a sound that reaches even the largest audience, without sacrificing the sound that fits your style best. […]