2013-11-24

Guitar Synthesis

I have been happily playing around with my new Roland GR-55 guitar synthesizer lately. It's been a wonderful contribution to my arsenal so far, and the entertainment continues.

Here's a quick little something I threw together to demonstrate some of the synthesizer's more obvious potential:
As you can hear, it is difficult to keep the piano notes (for example) to stay on pitch when playing certain kinds of notes on the higher frets. This is because the guitar is not tempered-tuned the same way a piano is, and also because strings bend ever-so-slightly when you fret notes.

Thus, when you hear off-notes, it's not that I'm playing wrong notes, it's that learning to play a guitar synthesizer properly takes time.

Enjoy.