The Gittler Guitar
We’ve have seen many iterations of the guitar concept, taken out of the context of being an analog instrument. Second only to Piano, the guitar is a natural instrument that allows a single musician to play a wide range of music on a very large scale. It makes sense that companies who are producing synthesizer keyboards might actually look at the guitar as a reasonable way to input functions into a machine that spits out musical notes. Both synthesizer makers and MIDI control makers have created versions of the “guitar” yet none of them have really become a mainstream item. Perhaps, learning how to play the guitar is the hardest part of playing the “guitar”.
Developers should owe video game makers a bit of thanks, for showing just how easy it is to take the concept of the guitar and turn it into an input device for gaming. MIDI controlled guitars are the first step towards creating guitar-like instruments, as they don’t require as much of a financial risk versus producing an actual instrument based on synthesizer technology. The Gittler guitar, on the other hand, finds itself in the realm of the analog guitar, more than the emulation of one.