The Yamaha EZ-EG Guitar Midi Controller Thread

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Markleford
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3061 posts since 31 May, 2002 from My chair

Post Sun Dec 12, 2004 9:03 pm

mbncp wrote:In both modes, the EZ will also send sysex:

THIS is the secret miracle of the EZ guitars! :shock:

My wife bought me an EZ-EG for xmas and let me play with it a bit over the weekend to test if it shipped okay and if it suited my needs. Some of the tracking peculiarities (particularly with un-picked hammer-ons) annoyed me, but after reading this little secret I wrote a Sysex->Note message converter with MIDI-OX scripting! :hihi:

However, I had to pack it back up 'til Dec 25, so I'll share it then (when I can test more). But believe me, this is going to transform the EZ instruments into a new weapon of mass destruction! 8)

Will post then...

- m
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haydxn
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Post Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:56 am

bucodi has one of these guitars, and asked me to make a little plug-in to automatically generate note-offs for him.

i've not used it with the guitar myself - i've never even seen one! but i've been told it's effective and useful for the required purpose, so i'll post it here too...
http://haydxn.whiterabbitdesign.co.uk/MDNOv1c.rar

[it is designed for energyXT- it requires a modular host capable of sending multiple midi paths to a synth; this plugin only outputs the note-off messages, and so needs to be connected to the synth input alongside a direct midi connection]
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vurt
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37217 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:01 am

duuno about the eg but the ag if you touch the bridge on the metal plate it ends notes 8)

haydxn
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Post Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:13 am

i don't know anything about it at all :D 8) i was just asked to make that :)
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SecondSkin
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581 posts since 15 Dec, 2003 from Hangin' out with my 5 year old

Post Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:19 am

Markleford wrote:
mbncp wrote:In both modes, the EZ will also send sysex:

THIS is the secret miracle of the EZ guitars!

...believe me, this is going to transform the EZ instruments into a new weapon of mass destruction! 8)

Will post then...

- m


Sounds like the new toy passed the test. :D I can hardly wait for the new weapons!!!!
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kara
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1789 posts since 17 Mar, 2004 from Bretagne, the west of France

Post Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:27 am

haydxn wrote:bucodi has one of these guitars, and asked me to make a little plug-in to automatically generate note-offs for him.

i've not used it with the guitar myself - i've never even seen one! but i've been told it's effective and useful for the required purpose, so i'll post it here too...
http://haydxn.whiterabbitdesign.co.uk/MDNOv1c.rar

[it is designed for energyXT- it requires a modular host capable of sending multiple midi paths to a synth; this plugin only outputs the note-off messages, and so needs to be connected to the synth input alongside a direct midi connection]


And here I am :)
I can assure you that you definitifly need this plugin if you want to play soundmodules and synth's with you EZ. It is true that when you touch the plate it stops all notes, but if you want to lay down some strumming chords you just need something that stops the notes for you.
And that is exactly what the plugin of haydxn does for you.
It is a great in indispensable tool, I couldn't live without it.
Thanks again haydnx (pm me your address and i'l send you a botle of champaign :)).

Rony

PS : If you use it, don't forget to wire it as sidechaine, don't know if that's mentioned on the side

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vurt
addled muppet weed
37217 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:36 am

dont suppose you could get a screenshot of how its set up?please 8)

kara
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1789 posts since 17 Mar, 2004 from Bretagne, the west of France

Post Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:38 am

Of course, no problem.

Will do it this evening, I'm at work right now

Rony

kara
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1789 posts since 17 Mar, 2004 from Bretagne, the west of France

Post Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:39 am

This is gonna be a dumb question...

Can I put a picture in a post ?

Rony

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vurt
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37217 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:39 am

yeah anytime is cool 8) thanks.

cptgone
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4804 posts since 1 Aug, 2003 from kingdom of plop

Post Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:53 am

bucodi wrote:This is gonna be a dumb question...

Can I put a picture in a post ?

Rony


In the Posting screen, just hit the <Img> button beneath the title. Add the image URL and hit <Img> again.

Example: [img]http://www.images.com/image.jpg[/i]
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Markleford
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3061 posts since 31 May, 2002 from My chair

Post Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:54 am

vurt wrote:duuno about the eg but the ag if you touch the bridge on the metal plate it ends notes 8)

That brings up a good point: in the EG manual it made mention of the bridge plate... but there is none on the EZ! :shock:

I imagine that I'm going to be making an EZ-*G user page on my site, so hit me with the facts, people: what are the differences between the EG and AG? I'll start...

EG has a whammy bar: AG has none! ;)

- m
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vurt
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37217 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:55 am

eg is based on electric ag is based on acoustic :wink:
hence the whammy difference 8)

WhiteNoise
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Post Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:21 am

I'm pretty sure the demo songs on there are different (I believe the EG has more?). Maybe the sound patches are different too, but I'm just guessing.
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ebinary
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69 posts since 25 Mar, 2004

Post Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:34 am

Markleford wrote:
vurt wrote:duuno about the eg but the ag if you touch the bridge on the metal plate it ends notes 8)

That brings up a good point: in the EG manual it made mention of the bridge plate... but there is none on the EZ! :shock:
EG has a whammy bar: AG has none! ;)

- m


The metal plate is actually on the back of the neck, I think.

I got the EG version for a couple of weeks. Its ok, but we decided not to keep it for our band. Just a little small and cheap feeling.

Eric

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