10 Jan '15, 1am

At CES 2015, asks: "Don’t know how to play the guitar, but you’d like to?"...

At CES 2015, asks: "Don’t know how to play the guitar, but you’d like to?"...

Remember when Guitar Hero used to be a thing? No? Well, that might be because you fancy yourself a real musician. But for those who want something in between the completely simulated and completely authentic guitar experience, there’s Jamstik , a MIDI guitar controller designed to interface with the iPad, iPhone, and Mac. At just 16 inches long, the stick boasts real strings and frets, but no bulky guitar body, so you get the nuances of playing the guitar, without actually having to schlep the guitar around like a roadie hipster. “A guitar controller should feel and perform like a guitar,” says the company, noting that it wants players to capture their “unique style and expression.” Jamstik uses infrared light to "see" what a player’s hands are doing in real time and scans the fretboard so that it can detect what a person’s fretting hand is up to before the picking hand ev...

Full article: http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/serious-fun/4438280/...

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