I’m a professional harmonica player, and have been trying various pitch-to-midi options with cupped hand-held mic for some time. I tested the original MidiGuitar several years ago on iPad but couldn’t get it working well. Recently I tried MG2 and was really impressed: as long as my mic signal is decent and I play cleanly, suddenly I can get good accurate, fast Midi tracking. WOW - that’s wonderful! Thanks to Ole and Paul for your brilliant work.
Of course I understand that MG2 is designed for guitarists, but I believe it has huge potential for microphone users such as vocalists, and players of acoustic wind instruments. Assuming the developers are interested in hearing about these other applications, I have a request - which may also apply to mandolins, ukuleles, violins etc.
One area MG2 doesn’t work well for me is triggering sounds on the high notes. A standard C harmonica range is C4-C7, and the highest note on an F# harmonica is F#7. I find that MG2 struggles to trigger the Midi sound after I get above about C6.
Please let me know:
- Is this is because I’m using a mic, and electric pickups work well in the higher range in MG2 - or do they have the same issue?
- If the latter, will it be possible to extend the usable Midi trigger range in MG2 in a future version?
Thanks for this great app! I’m currently doing a series of videos for harmonica players on using getting Midi sounds from their harps in the iPad using MG2. Here’s the introductory video if you’re interested: