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Remote (Wireless) Patch changes and CCs for Guitarists #3007150 09/08/19 05:52 PM
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Hi All,

Guitarists have been able to play the instrument wirelessly for a long time now, but I wonder, has anyone here ever had the desire also to be able to trigger FX patch changes (e.g. MIDI PC) or other stuff (e.g. MIDI CC) while you are walking around "out of position" with your guitar?

I'm having tough time turning up with a control surface that is small, light, wireless, and flexible enough to be on my person for this job.

Ideally, I'd like to have 8, and possibly as many as 16 tiny touch pads that could send MIDI messages wirelessly to my guitar FX unit (e.g. Helix), to my PC running KARMA to drive my synth, etc.

The bare useful minimum would be 2 pads that could deliver the effect of "up" and "down"
(which would require more smarts somewhere than simply sending PCs and CCs).

So I thought I'd ask if anyone has ever waded into this territory and if so what did you try and what did you settle on?

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Re: Remote (Wireless) Patch changes and CCs for Guitarists [Re: sj1] #3007152 09/08/19 06:41 PM
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Have not tried to set up a rig like this myself, but let me ask around my friends in the EM/DAW-less community. I suspect there's a small Bluetooth MIDI Controller that would serve. It's also possible the something like the Guitar Wing might serve?

Guitar Wing

Love the idea, as a MIDI Guitarist myself. I've always suspected that KARMA was an outgrowth of the Wave Sequencing from the Wavestation series Synths. I still have a Wavestation SR as part of my rig.


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Re: Remote (Wireless) Patch changes and CCs for Guitarists [Re: sj1] #3007161 09/08/19 08:38 PM
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Welcome Aboard SJ1 ! Glad you found this forum and Winston is a great source of info on all things MIDI, Synth, pedals, etc. yeahthat


Take care, Larryz
Re: Remote (Wireless) Patch changes and CCs for Guitarists [Re: sj1] #3007188 09/08/19 10:43 PM
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Wow, what a difference a day makes!

I got a super answer pointing me at a thing (Guitar Wing) that days of searching on my own never turned up, and now here I am grooving to Novparolo on Spotify and lovin' it!

Thanks very much Winston Psmith (and Larryz)!

Now get this - out of all the world, Winston and I are totally local! I see upcoming Novparolo shows in B'more, right up the road from me. Hahaha! Life is grand!

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Re: Remote (Wireless) Patch changes and CCs for Guitarists [Re: sj1] #3007202 09/09/19 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by sj1
Wow, what a difference a day makes!

I got a super answer pointing me at a thing (Guitar Wing) that days of searching on my own never turned up, and now here I am grooving to Novparolo on Spotify and lovin' it!

Thanks very much Winston Psmith (and Larryz)!

Now get this - out of all the world, Winston and I are totally local! I see upcoming Novparolo shows in B'more, right up the road from me. Hahaha! Life is grand!


Them's good peeps.

And, yeah, welcome to the GPF, sj1! rawk


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