midi bass guitar triggering

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by jsanfilippo5, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. jsanfilippo5

    jsanfilippo5 Guest

    I want to use my bass as a midi trigger - to trigger trilogy. What type of hard ware do i need to get for the bass I know that these midi pickups seem to work pretty good, but is there any other hadrware i need to get other than the pickup????

  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    a sound module
    or soft synth software for your computer

    You need to reseach this very carefully.

    even so
    I would suggest a Bass guitar dedicated to midi triggering
    and you may feel it better to get a midi guitar

    Like the development into BOX drums with V-Drums and all the competitors the guitar synth has changed greatly over the past 20 years

    Ever release is better than before and ALL the problems have been solved
    yeah right
    until the next release ... and so on

    Learn to play the keyboard ??


    reseach this very carefully and try the solutions out in live and realistic situations before you jump.
  3. jsanfilippo5

    jsanfilippo5 Guest

    i can play keyboard, ive actually been playing piano since im 7 years ols - im 25 now. Anyway, i can get a real bass guitar feel out of a keyboard, when Im playing the keyboard my bass lines sound like a keyboard not a bass. I was checking out the brian moore guitars i was pretty impressed with the midi functionality - any insight on the brian moores?
  4. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    haven't looked at them and mostly only seen the various incarnations of the Roland gear ... and a couple of others.

    Like electronic drums ... it all comes down to your expectations and needs.

    you can or can't get your fingers to sound like a bass guitar ??

    if this is for live work then you must try things out in a typical situation
  5. jsanfilippo5

    jsanfilippo5 Guest

    this is going to be for studio work only, i just really want to utilize these patches in trilogy, and the keyboard just doesnt swing it.

    i guess ill go buy some midi setup and see how it works.
  6. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    if you have a spare and little used bass then this might be the one to put the hardware on to.

    Strings and action can help the way the midi trigger units respond.

    A very personal thing.
    I know of one person that made a midi guitar with spare parts and ended up with the same gauge string on all strings

    no good if you want to blend a real bass sound with the sound module in real time
  7. Brian Moore makes really nice stuff...but if you're goin for a good midi-trigger pickup...go with a bass with Lightwave Pickups - I know Zon has them as a stock option (but Zon basses don't tend to be cheap) but i believe you can get the pickups aftermarket and have someone install'em for you. they're about as accurate and low-latency as you can get from what i understand.



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