I made this tutorial to show how Caustic can be used with the MIDI Guitar app (on iOS). By routing MIDI from the MIDI Guitar app directly into Caustic, I'm able to use my acoustic guitar as a MIDI controller - allowing me to use Caustic as a massive sound module! No extra hardware needed - the sound from my guitar is being picked up by the internal mic on my iPad 2.
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Well done sir, that is a superb way to use Caustic with outboard gear. I hope Rej sees this.
You should roll with this and do something really cool.
Thanks Jason. I'm definitely rolling with it! LOL I should have the next part done soon. It's such a weird experience to use an acoustic guitar as a MIDI controller. Totally old-school combined with cutting-edge iOS music apps. The best of both worlds!
Nice vid and amazing app. I also tested Midiguitar from the very beginning of the software. They have made it work rather well for a simple app. However, I'm about to switch to Fishman tripleplay system, wich allows smaller latency, better note recognition, per-string mapping and note bending. The receptor is a simple USB key, so it can hook up on iPad, as well as my main music computer. It's more expensive, but can be installed on any guitar without modifications.
Midi guitar is great for picking some guitar based ideas on the fly, but even with iPad3, the latency is noticeable for me.
And thanks for the little Kashmir quote ;-)
Ha! Yeah, I know what you mean about the latency. But I'm still in awe of the fact that polyphonic audio-to-MIDI can be done at all LOL - and especially on an older iPad. But you're right, probably better to use it as a writing/recording tool, not for playing live . That Fishman system sounds pretty great. Pretty cool that it handles note bending. I'll have to check that out.
Will listen in the fall!
Enjoy your summer, good people!
Yeah I do the same with caustic on my desktop, plug in any audio interface and work away.
Here's Part 2 and Part 3 of this tutorial:
Yeah man! this is really cool, that you pulled it off, nice work as always sir.
U actually help me with the split-keyboard. I had watch the pcm tutorial sooo much i think it watches me. Smh but i can't get both sounds on the same pcm keyboard. If i had just two balances like this ohhh boi!!! I'm gettin' high off just the off the possibilities. ((( no smoke no weed included. ))