There are two Fender midi/Rockband game controllers. The one I
reference has buttons on the neck [similar to the Ztar] , not strings.
I found software [Protar, IIRC] for the mac but so far none for the pc.
> Posted by: "Ken Coughlin" ken@...
> kensql <http://profiles.yahoo.com/kensql>
> Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:59 am (PDT)
> I've actually played the Fender, which I believe has been
> discontinued. Yes
> it has real strings and a real pickup, but that's about as close as it
> to being a real instrument.
> The midi implementation does use the real strings, but only to determine
> which string has been plucked. It is not doing pitch to midi, it has
> segmented frets which act as switches.
> It may qualify as a great toy, but it's a dreadful guitar, IMHO.
> "I'm neither LEFT nor RIGHT, I'm in the MIDI."
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> Subject: [midiguitar] Re: Rock Band 3 Wireless Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar
> Controller [Toy Ztar???]
> Looks like Fender and Rock Band have made their own cheaper version of the
> You Rock Guitar.
> I bet it works just as well for what it is.
> May have to try one , since the great YRG fiasco , actually had some minor
> > I don't know if any of you could use the above for midi input to a
> > or your notation software but the price seems good. Amazon has them for
> > $54.49 with free shipping. And if you sign up for a no anual fee Amazon
> > credit card they will give you a $30 Amazon gift card.
> > Anyone have a link to a list or group where people are hacking these or
> > experimenting with software or hardware to make then more usable?
> > Thanks,
> > James