Guitar with Builtin Recorder and Loop from Lussier Guitars NAMM 2020.

As I was walking the NAMM 2020 convention floor looking for just a guitar loop pedal, I discovered one of the most innovative products of the entire NAMM music products show. A guitar with a builtin recorder and loop, designed and created by Luc Lussier of Lussier Guitars 5859 Sherbrooke Street (Quebec) Canada J1N 3A6.

Luc Lussier has 4 streaming guitar models, Model M is a steel string cutaway acoustic guitar, power by the SG-1 recording and playback system. The Model J Loop guitar is a classical nylon string cutaway, records and plays back directly on the guitar just like the steel string Stream Guitar Model M or you can Plug into your portable amp for live performances or use your headphone output. The Model D Loop Guitar is similar but has a few extra features such as charging via a USB-C port. There is also a Model D Loop Guitar with a sound hole pickup, with all of the other features mentioned and charging via USB-C.

Dealer inquires are welcome please contact Luc Lussier at info@lussierguitars.com, and visit their website streamguitars.com

playWith The Stream Guitar there is not need for an external loop device or recording device. This is plug and play no downtime connecting external devices. Just create your music and play or create a 4 or 5 track recording or loop and play along with yourself. Play in time there is a metronome, drum loops, digital delay, chorus, reverb. Luc says more being added, well I am looking for a builtin tuner, he can add that easily. Luc Lussier is the Steve Jobs of the guitar technology innovations. See you next year at NAMM looking forward to playing that Stream Guitar from Lussier Guitars.

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Synthmaster Creator Bulent Biyikoglu at NAMM 2019

Synthmaster is a excellently engineered synthesizer music creation software program, for creating your own music compositions, video games, or even background for a major motion picture. At the 2019 NAMM convention in Anaheim, California I had the opportunity to meet Bulent Biyikoglu the creator of Synthmaster and to experience first hand some of its features. There is a Deluxe version, Standard version, Academic Version, and an Apple iOS version for iPhones and iPads, and even a free version.

Synthmaster Deluxe has a sample playback and 8 modulation sources and waveforms. With Synthmaster DELUXE you get 31 expansions and each expansion has 53 sets to create your own original sounds. There is also 1750 presets. Synthemaster Deluxe version has several features the introductory version does not and is well worth the price, MSRP is $379.00.

Who uses Synthmaster?

Composers and anyone that wants an easy to use complex synthesizer based on Apple OS, Apple iOs or Windows OS operating systems. According to Bulent the composer of the new Tom Cruise, Mission Impossible movie purchased the deluxe version to create the sound track.

The introductory version OF Synthmaster starts at only $129.00, is a good starting point and a stripped down version of Synthmaster DELUXE, all you need is midi keyboard and a computer running Apple OSX 10.7 and above or Microsoft Windows 7 and above. I jumped right in and was able to start creating happy noise right away, Synthmaster is very intuitive. You don’t need to be a studio composer you can also start off with the Apple iOs software package Bulent’s brother created. Have fun and get Synthesizing with Synthmaster

Here are the Basic system requirements.

CPU: 2.0 Ghz, Intel SSE3 instruction set
RAM: 2 GB
Windows: Windows 7 and above
MacOSX: MacOSX 10.7 and above
For AAX (32bit): ProTools 10.3.7 and above
For AAX (64bit): ProTools 11 and above

Synthmaster Player for iOS
 

Synthmaster Player for iOS is the mobile player version of Synthmaster. It is targeted towards users who prefer to use presets rather
than designing their own sounds during music production. Although it is a preset based player, users can edit the following parameters:
8 easy parameters assigned by the sound designer 2 XY Pads assigned by the sound designer Effect bypass states and send amounts Layer bypass states and volumes Master volume, polyphony

The free app comes with 100 factory presets. When users complete registration by entering their names and email addresses they receive another 100 factory presets as a bonus. After completing registration, users can upgrade to the Pro version of the app by
purchasing the “Factory Presets” bank via In-App-Purchase (IAP) for $9.99with the Pro Upgrade all of the 800 factory presets are loaded and also the following features are unlocked:

Users can save the changes they have made to the presets Users can purchase additional preset banks via In-App-Purchase (IAP) Existing SynthMaster users can download their previously purchased Synthmasterpreset banks inside the app, so that they don’t have to purchase them again Existing SynthMaster users can export their own presets in Synthmaster v2.7 and import them into Synthmaster Player for iOS using iTunes.

Built-in Keyboard

The built-in 2 octave keyboard with pitch and modulation wheels lets users play notes without having to connect an external MIDI controller to their iOS. With its Scale functionality, it shows the users the notes on the scale, and with its Chord functionality the user can play a certain chord by pressing a single note.

Midi Settings

SynthMaster Player for iOS supports CoreMIDI and also virtual MIDI. It acts as a virtual MIDI destination for other DAW apps. Midi input device, midi input channel, and receive midi beat clock settings can be adjusted from the MIDI Settings window.

InterApp Audio

SynthMaster Player for iOS acts as an source/instrument in InterApp Audio. We demonstrate in our user manual how to connect it to InterApp enabled DAW apps.

AudioBus

SynthMaster Player for iOS acts as a source/instrument in AudioBus, with state saving enabled. We demonstrate in our user manual how to connect it to AudioBus enabled DAW apps.

System Requirements

  • Minimum Operating System Supported: iOS 8.0
  • Minimum Hardware Supported: iPad 3rd Generation, iPhone 5
  • Recommended Hardware: iPad Air and above, iPhone 6 and above

About: Bulent Biyikoglu

Bülent has been writing software since the days of the Spectrum 48k. His first experience in writing music related software was programming a C64 to synthesize sounds with its SID chip. After he realized that he can’t play the piano well enough , he concentrated on learning the fundamentals of audio DSP while studying Electrical and Electronics Engineering at METU. Throughout college he wrote realtime audio DSP applications in C++, and right after graduation he started working as a software engineer at PG Music in Victoria, BC, Canada. A year later, he moved to Silicon Valley, accepting a software engineer position with Digidesign (now Avid). In 2004 he founded KV331 Audio, and since then he’s been working towards making SynthMaster a worldwide recognized software synthesizer brand. (This information curtesy of synthmaster. https://www.kv331audio.com)

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Fusion Guitar Hits Planet Earth!

Fusion Guitar is the planet’s first iPhone/iPod-integrated, portable, wireless electric guitar with built-in amp, battery and speakers that allows musicians to unplug, learn, record and write music anywhere creativity takes them.

Designed by guitarists for guitarists, the Fusion Guitar is a great portable addition to the experienced player’s collection, with the ability to practice and play on the go, around the campfire, impromptu creative sessions, on the streets or at the next big show, It’s also the perfect guitar appealing to the learner who wants to quickly and easily take their playing to the next level with access to YouTube tutorials, interactive learning apps and sound effects from favorite artists and classic guitars.

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FUSION GUITAR FEATURES

Take Your Electric Guitar Anywhere. Fusion Guitar eliminates the need for multiple hardware devices: amplifier, speakers, foot pedals, power supply, multiple cables, a computer and computer-guitar interface
Compatible with a wide range of guitar digital effect and recording apps like JamUp or AmpliTube. Supports iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus, iPhone 5 and 5s, iPod touch 5th and 6th generation.
Amazing Feel, Genuine Look. Full Scale Neck and Fingerboard. Canadian Maple Body & Neck extended through body to bridge for strength and traditional electric guitar tone. Premium Rosewood or Maple Fingerboard.
Loud & Clear. Two built-in Tymphany Peerless full range speakers coupled with a high frequency tweeter enclosed in an advanced proprietary patent-pending floating speaker housing. Driven by a powerful, US designed 20-Watt Class-D amplifier. Low Vibration and Feedback, Amazing Sound.
Breakthrough Battery Life. Built-in high capacity, rechargeable lithium-ion battery with 6 hours play and 3 hours charge time.
Classic On-Board Hardware. Two interchangeable high output Humbucker pickups with coil split capability on bridge pickup. Providing a total of 15.6K ohms. High Quality Bridge with standard speaker volume and pickup dials and three-way pickup selector. Three Lineout Options for PA, Amp or Headphones output.
Portable Size – 33 x 11.4 x 3.2 inches
Supplied with custom designed padded gig bag, interchangeable device docks, Genuine Fusion Leather Strap, DC Power Pack and a set of extra strings.

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