Introducing the Guitar 2 Midi Converter from the new UK company - Sonuus. It's never been easier to use your guitar as a solo MIDI instrument. Just plug into the G2M and enjoy plug and play MIDI conversion without labourious modifications or unsightly additional pickup systems.
We are used to dedicated Keyboard and Drum MIDI controllers, and now it's the turn of guitarists to enjoy the benefits of MIDI. Until now it has been difficult for non-keyboard playing guitarists to input MIDI data without resorting to the fiddly and unmusical computer mouse. The G2M changes this and now you can use your own guitar to input data such as Bass and String lines to a sequencer then play them back with your own choice of samples or virtual sounds.
NB: The G2M is designed for solo instrumental lines meaning it does not support polyphonic input (i.e. it will only detect solo guitar notes - not full chords). However, at this price, and this level of convenience (you don't have to set up an expensive and ugly hex pickup system) the G2M is great for composing, performance, transcribing, recording and more!
Guitarists can enjoy a familiar interface, be creative, and get down their ideas without all the commotion of setting up a polyphonic system. Or you can simply use the G2M at a gig for that 'different timbre' lead line that you only need for one song!
There are loads of cool things you can do with the G2M - so many that we made a special feature of it! Check it out here!
Guitar to MIDI technology has never been so accessible and so simple and intuitive to use. Be one of the first guitarists to get yourself a G2M and start expanding your creative possibilities with MIDI today!
New in Version 3
- Latest state-of-the-art pitch-to-MIDI algorithms by Sonuus
- Guitar, Bass, Voice and Wind (replaces the older Sonuus B2M and G2M)
- 20dB more headroom compared to the previous G2M and B2M
- More convenient power: single AA battery instead of a PP3
- Option to use a 9V DC power adapter: pedal-board integration
- DIP switches inside battery compartment for configuration
- MIDI-In feature: MIDI hold, sustain and volume (using special breakout cable)
Here's what Sonuus say about the G2M
To launch the sonuus brand, we have selected the G2M to be our first product. Combining clean, modern design and true plug-and-play usability, this typifies our philosophy of exploiting new technologies to create desirable products at sensible prices.
The G2M; is a simple-to-use, highly effective, guitar-to-MIDI converter. It is “Universal” because it doesn't need a special pick-up mounted on your guitar, but instead simply connects to your guitar like any other effects pedal or tuner.
Designed to give accurate triggering, with low-latency, it is a true plug-and-play solution for monophonic MIDI guitar. It can be used to sequence bass lines and guitar solos add an edge to your live performances - it opens up many creative possibilities.
- Any electric guitar can be used as a solo MIDI guitar.
- No guitar modifications or special pickups required.
- Robust note detection - minimises wrong notes.
- Accurate pitch-bend determination.
- Low latency.
- Built-in tuner for standard guitar tuning.
- Battery-powered with long battery life.
- Compact, lightweight and portable.
No modifications are required to your guitar; no special pickups to install; and nothing needs to be “stuck” onto your instrument. It works with all electric guitars.
The G2M; universally appeals to all guitarists from novices to seasoned professionals. Keenly priced to fit any budget, with the robust reliable performance expected by the finest stagemen.
Incredibly simple to use
- Plug your guitar into instrument in to power-up the G2M;
- Connect your MIDI device (or computer) to the MIDI out
- Play notes on your guitar and MIDI will be sent out!
Powered from a single PP3 battery, its long battery life combined with small size makes the G2M; the ideal accessory to keep with your guitar. Not only does it provide fast and precise tuning, but it also gives you instant MIDI capability for any electric guitar!
Research has shown us that the most important aspect for pitch-to-MIDI conversion is reliable and reproducible triggering of notes. While low-latency is important, robust triggering is the key to usability - you can easily adapt to some latency, but you cannot adapt to random, spurious notes.
By virtue of the unique, inherently robust technology used in the G2M; you will be able to reliably generate accurate MIDI quickly and easily. Notes are generated exactly as played, and the nuances of your performance are captured with fast, accurate pitch-bend data.
The built-in tuner uses our PULSAR; tuning technology where the power LED doubles as a tuning indicator. This innovative tuner gives you a fast and accurate way to tune your guitar.
Featuring a high-impedance input circuit, the G2M; won't sap your tone when using it "in-line" before your amp, or other effects pedals. You can then easily combine MIDI sounds with your normal guitar sound for some exciting musical possibilities.
Improves Playing Technique
For optimal MIDI conversion, your guitar playing needs to be clean and accurate. Accidental notes, resonating open strings and other sounds can often be converted into undesired MIDI notes. Often you don't hear these when playing guitar yourself, but can detect them easily when listening live to the generated MIDI.
Striving to improve MIDI note accuracy, encourages clean picking and accurate fingering, with good control over non-sounding strings by damping them.
Not only will your MIDI output be more accurate, your normal guitar playing will sound clearer and more professional. It's like having a tutor sitting beside you giving you advice. It's also great fun!
Most of all, it's Fun!
When you try the G2M; and generate some new sounds, the first thing that strikes you is how much fun it is. Unleash new creative inspiration and invigorate your soul.
Note: the G2M; doesn't include its own MIDI sounds, you must use a suitable MIDI synthesizer, sound module or your computer to record or to hear the MIDI output.