AdmiralQuality wrote:The MIDI mono mode would work with conventional guitar pickups. It simply puts each string's note on separate MIDI channel, rather than all on the same channel as it currently does.
This allows each string to track its own pitch bend, which is really required if you want pitch bend at all. (What it's been doing up until now has, in my opinion, been a little crazy and not useful at all.)
The hard part of implementing this is figuring out which string is playing which note. But that's not as important as you might think (except in cases where you want a different sound on each string). There can only be 6 notes at a time, so if there's six MIDI channels all playing the same synth patch, it doesn't really matter which one is tracking which string/note. (It's nice to have, but they shouldn't hold off the feature trying to get to that.)
As for hex trackers, these are common in hardware. There's also many monophonic MIDI tracker products out there that would work fine for this application. MIDI-Guitar is for polyphonic tracking. If you're using one instance on each string's output, you're using it wrong.
You are certainly right: I misinterpreted the meaning of the mono mode. I will use Midi Guitar in polyphonic mode and, for best results, six instances of a monophonic tracker. In my opinion the string identification is fundamental and opens a lot of possibilities from a creative point of view. I used Midi Guitar as a monophonic tracker thinking that it was a step forward to the monophonic midi trackers on the market, and preliminary results seem to confirm that. I am very happy if this is not necessarily true and better results may be obtained with other products specifically designed for monophonic tracking. My suggestion aimed at opening a new possibilities and I am sure that this is of interest for many guitar players, as previous messages in this forum seem to confirm. Why not optimize the performance of Midi Guitar for monophonic tracking ? It is surely a simpler task.