The Yamaha EZ-EG Guitar Midi Controller Thread

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KVRer
13 posts since 10 Aug, 2004 from Los angeles

Post Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:42 am

Anyone have a mac OS version to change the midi capabilties of the EZAG/EG?

OR maybe someone can send me a file with the updates i need?
(i dont have windows)

I want to have midi NOT be triggered when pressing the buttons and ONLY send midi when the strings are plucked (with buttons pressed of course).
And have it start at volume 0 so i dont hear sound from it and i dont have to lower the volume evry time. And if possible a hack to change octaves with the value buttons.

thats basically it. the strum mode plays wierd notes. and the other modes the buttons spits out midi info once a button is pressed without strings being played. And of course when i play buttons and strings i get double midi.
I checked the manual out and tried different things but this the default for the EZAG.

The right hand sensitivity on the EZAG is out of this world. Its hands down the best midi guitar for sequencing ever. but without a way to not have the notes be trigger by just pressing the buttons is kinda of useless.. or a lot of hassle to sequence.

thanks!

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KVRAF
8018 posts since 2 Aug, 2005 from Guitar Land, USA

Post Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:25 pm

What you want is a velocity midi effect, that only allows about 20 to 127. The fretted but not plucked notes are below 20.

I'm not a mac user, but you might try insert piz here's mac midi fx for one example https://code.google.com/archive/p/pizmidi/downloads
The only site for experimental amp sim freeware & MIDI FX: http://runbeerrun.blogspot.com
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KVRer
13 posts since 10 Aug, 2004 from Los angeles

Post Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:59 pm

[quote=RunBeerRun post_id=8211484 time=1631564701 user_id=76855]
What you want is a velocity midi effect, that only allows about 20 to 127. The fretted but not plucked notes are below 20.

I'm not a mac user, but you might try insert piz here's mac midi fx for one example [u]https://code.google.com/archive/p/pizmidi/downloads[/u]
[/quote]

ah cool. im using logic which comes with an onboard velocity processor.

I tried it out and it works somewhat or maybe better ... just different but the frets when doing a hammer on does still output midi. otherwise its a little faint or nothing there.

Still, I didn't know the fretted was 20 and below.

Thanks!

KVRer
1 posts since 18 Sep, 2021

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:43 am

I apologize for jumping in here with an overly simple question, but I have a EZ-EG and can't get it to trigger more than one 'string'. I understand that each string is sent on a different channel, but what kind of device will allow it to send all six signals at the same time? The instructions that came with the EZ are useless.
I am trying to trigger a Juno DS keyboard without having to drag out my old midi guitar, and converter.
(Plus the tracking issues).
Also, where can I get myself a GOOD rounded understanding of all this stuff? Everything seems either extremely fundamental or hopelessly abstract -like writing patches, etc.
I need some middle ground!
thnx

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KVRAF
8018 posts since 2 Aug, 2005 from Guitar Land, USA

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:57 am

You can use either a plugin that routes all midi channels down to 1, and send that by usb out to a midi output and into your synth,

there's hardware options like the old MEP4 which is made by Yamaha.

The cheapest way is software and a usb to midi adapter if not a total audio interface

Not sure what else you were asking about, Yamaha has a Songfiler you can download which allows you to upload midi songs to your guitar, the frets light up if you purchase a special midi song from yamaha.
The only site for experimental amp sim freeware & MIDI FX: http://runbeerrun.blogspot.com
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCprNcvVH6aPTehLv8J5xokA -Youtube jams

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