Keith McMillen Instruments has announced the release of Stringport, which is described as "the first computer platform for guitars".
The StringPort is a hardware device that processes, converts and conveys to the computer the polyphonic audio from industry-standard hexaphonic pickups (such as GK, Graph Tek, Zeta and RMC models) through high speed USB2.
The software suite includes 24 applications including fast and accurate Analysis (for converting every little performance nuance into control data), powerful Polyphonic FX Processing (Wave Guide, PolyFuzz, Phase Vocoder, SMACK), a versatile VST FX Wall (for integrating 3rd Party VST Plug-Ins), Synthesis (Classic FM and direct support for the Synful synthesizer), a Notation application (to capture data for output to music notation software), and MIDI Out to integrate StringPort into an existing MIDI set-up.
"In the last 31 years I have developed and delivered almost a dozen different polyphonic processors and synth interfaces, from analog pitch/voltage converters to fret scanning guitars. Every project left me wanting more precise accuracy, faster response with more control and a deeper integration with other computer applications," commented Keith McMillen. "It is not until StringPort, the first computer platform for guitar, that I can deliver on all fronts."
Pricing and Availability
The StringPort is now available for Mac OS X for $995 including all software modules and is available direct from Keith McMillen Instruments.
Early Adopter Special Offer
Until the end of July, 2010, the StringPort hardware and software suite is currently on sale for $795, including free software updates for 1 year.