Here's one for the diary.... You may remember Tom Quayle's review back in issue 14 of the brilliant YouRock YRG <Gen2> MIDI Guitar. To quote Tom, "If you're in the market for a guitar to MIDI controller, I can't think of a single reason why you wouldn't go for the YRG <Gen2>. It's much cheaper than any of the other offerings from other companies and does the job better."
Essentially the YouRock YRG <Gen2> is a MIDI Guitar Controller/Recorder with a touch-sensitive fingerboard. Here's what you can do with it:
Control music software such GarageBand, Cubase, Sonar, Reason, Pro Tools
USB interface compatible with PCs, Macs and iPads, etc ...
Combine live playing with backing tracks
Control MIDI keyboards
Record your own playing
Carry the You Rock Guitar in a standard backpack
Play along with your favourite music
The lovely folks over at YOUROCK are hosting a free webinar demonstrating the essential functions of the guitar and also delving deeper into it's advanced settings and parameter editing functions. For owners of a YRG, this webinar is a must to make sure you're getting the best out of your instrument.
For those who don't own one yet, YOUROCK will be giving away a special white YRG <GEN2> + a Presonus Studio One so there's no excuse not to virtually attend! Check the details below to find out more:
Don't miss out! Tune in on:http://www.livestream.com/YouRockLiveat 10AM PST July 25th!This months Webinar will be covering the following topics:- The basics of Guitar to MIDI conversion including the three most common methods: pitch detection, segmented frets, button switches.- The YRG technology and the YRG's advantages- The fundamentals of navigation on the YRG- Customizing and Building Presets Please join us for our first live event hosted by musician and clinician Scott Von Heldt "SVH". We're looking forward to hearing from you and answering your questions. The event will be an hour long with thirty minutes dedicated to covering the YRG followed by a Q&A session thereafter. Questions can be submitted in the Livestream chat once the Q&A has begun.
Watch Tom Quayle's YRG <GEN2> Review below: