[...] made an effort to combine acoustic qualities and digital capabilities. Very cool. You can view the MIT Lab Cast video for an introduction to the concept, or jump over to Ars Electronica 2009 for more plus lots of [...]
[...] second image is of Amit Zoran, a PhD student from the MIT Media Lab, presenting to the group on his Chameleon Guitar. Amit and I had some wonderful conversations about our projects, designs, and processes. I highly [...]
The possibilities with digital technology are limitless, and this is a good demonstration of what can be achieved. Its a long way from any commercial realisation, particularly in a area where 1950s technology still dominates as the interface of choice for most serious players. I posted an article recently “Vintage versus Modern” and vintage still takes precedence. I still loved those acoustic sounds, realistic and quality.
Wow, where do i get one without having to sell my kidneys. This is really cool.
I used to have a roland VG (virtual guitar similator) but this combination can give you the real feel of wood with the rest simulated in, which will be much more accurate.
Now I wonder, if you want the same vibrational qualities but with different settings, e.g. same spruce body in different sizes, does this allow one resonator with different easily set settings or do you have to make multiple copies of the same wooden body to add various chips to the integrated computer? It shouldn’t be that hard.
Great work, always though MIT was the best. (I studied in South Africa, so was never an option for me.)