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Summing up the MIDI Guitar 2 Project for 2021 - Best Software, plugins, and more

Summing up the MIDI Guitar 2 Project for 2021 - Best Software, plugins, and more

wishing everyone a happy new year :partying_face: :tada: :champagne:

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Great Stuff as usually! Thanks and Happy 2022! I am interesting to try Respiro, but only using MG´s aftertouch, without breath controller…do you think it´s gonna work?

Also regarding Dune3 how is the response in terms of latency?

Cheers,
Johny

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Thanks Johny! And a great 2022 to you as well!

About Respiro:
Of course it works! You just use the AT instead of BC here:

About Dune, It is no different from any of the other great synths (UVI Falcon, Roli Equator 2, Cypher, for instance). No real latency in and of itself, it all depends on your setup and computer.:+1:

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I have played mini guitar 2 into the newer free Vital synth if you have not grabbed that you should many call it a serum killer.
Played into Pigments also a great synth I think I will get and into Logics many synths and in the very cool Newfangled Audio Generate synch that produces some different amazing sounds.
Was playing it into many different Eventide plugins the other day testing the sounds like the H910 Harmonizer, H949 Harmonizer, 8 voice Octavox and all the H9 Plug-in Series and more. So many sounds was hard to pick what to buy.
I ended up buying the 8 voice Octavox, Their new split EQ and their Ultra Essentials Bundle that included - UltraChannel, UltraReverb, and UltraTap I have played midi guitar 2 into all it testing.
Also tested with some of V-Lab that had come with a keyboard I got.

I also on sale picked up the Abby Road One symphonic orchestra I have not tested with midi guitar yet.

So far I am loving everything I can do with midi guitar 2 I have a lot of plans for using it for a lot of things coming up I am working on.
For slower things it works great for faster playing it can be hard to keep clean but some of this seems to be what sound or effect I am using…

I am looking at a few different V guitar plug-ins to use as well so I have easy to work with midi tracks for some things and to play acoustic guitar for backing patterns as I do not have a acoustic guitar.

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You seem to have a lot of interesting stuff indeed. I have Vital, Serum, Pigments 3.5, and a lot of Eventide stuff too. But I am interested in Newfangled Audio Generate, and it would be really interesting to see it in action played with MIDI Guitar 2. :face_with_monocle:
I don’t know if you have some special virtual acoustics in mind, but the Ample Sound instruments are pretty good. And they have some free stuff as well. Some of the Ilya Efimov instruments for Kontakt are great too. But guitar is tricky. We tend to forget we are playing a virtual instrument and try to apply guitaristic playing techniques, most often with poor results. This will perhaps change when developers are starting to take guitar as MIDI controller a bit more seriously and start writing/designing instruments with that in mind. Sooner rather than later hopefully! :grinning:

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I am using MG2 with UVI WK with Melo and OBlegacy for a while…and then I jump in on SWAM Sax…what an amazing experience, this thing has a huge expressiveness even only with AT…UVI stuffs seems so flat and boring now…

So now I am chasing physical modeling stuffs due to expressiveness…with MG3 and MPE probably we will get a much better response…I hope MG3 will be released soon…

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Hi LoFi, very impressive and interesting !

Could you tell me which breath controller you use, I am interested in getting one now I saw your demos !

Thangks

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Hi and thanks Manu! Sure thing! I use USB MIDI Breath and Bite Controller 2
I usually list all stuff I use in the video descriptions and/or comments depending on how much stuff I am trying to cover. In this video I think I got links to most stuff down though!

Thanks a lot LoFi, I will take time to read the video description next time :wink:

That piece of gear is quite expensive though, I will have to wait a little before buying it since I just purchased a new audio interface (focusrite scarlett 18i20 3rd gen) and I must admit I will probably get one of the sax instrument you showed us before buyng the breath controller. They are really impressive and far better than everything I own for now (NI Komplete 12, that lacks a good sax).

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For sure! Those Saxes are great (but expensive). You can play them just fine with just aftertouch from MG2 that Iäve shown in a couple of videos. It is just that last bit of control I get with the breath controller, swells, crescendo, volume vibrato, and endless sustain that makes the difference really. I often practice with “just” MIDI Guitar 2 and no additional controller. :grinning: :+1:

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Hi LoFiLeif, I saw Respiro is monosynth….how is the expressiveness response of Respiro comparing with Swam Sax? Are you able to play with the same feeling and speed like in Swam?

Tks and have a nice weekend!

Hi @jmurata What led you to the conclusion that Respiro is a monosynth?

But besides that, it is super expressive and there are loads of settings to experiment with for the best response. Overall it is the best wind synth I have worked with, and it works on both desktop and has a player version for iOS as well. (you make settings and presets on your computer and then export a list to use for your iPad.) The same feeling as SWAM? Well, they are different instruments to me. It is like comparing a MOOG synth with a Grand Piano. Both have their own applications and are great, but I wouldn’t be able to say they feel the same. Respiro is versatile and a really great tool to get creative with, but I wouldn’t use it for realistic emulations of acoustic instruments primarily. But if you are just asking if it plays well, it absolutely does. :+1:

Thanks for the feedback! I was meaning monophonic so his worries me for hybrid pucking and fast arrpegios and so on…. I understood you have to use more instances to get more voices.

I was comparing with Swam in terms of sensibility and playability since I never saw other instrument like Swam, it responds and tracks extremely fast and the feelling is that I am really connected with my guitar, even using lots of legato technique…

I guess I have to buy to try it…

Tks again

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