MIDI Guitar is the world’s first app to transcribe guitar playing into MIDI. Turn ANY guitar into a polyphonic guitar-synthesizer or record tablature by playing it. The transcription runs in real-time, with latency and accuracy comparable to inconvenient hardware MIDI guitar solutions.
MIDI guitar is 5 years under development and based upon new patent-pending polyphonic pitch detection and –prediction technology that can accurately recognize polyphonic signals, such as complex chords or finger-playing with very low latency and without spurious hits.
MIDI Guitar use WIFI-MIDI to communicate with digital audio workstations in a frictionless setup or Cable-based MIDI for lowest possible latency. It also drives other iOS synth apps using Apple’s virtual MIDI standard.
In order to use MIDI Guitar you need a iPhone 4 or newer, iPod 4th generation, or any iPad. You also need a guitar interface for best results. We recommend the iRig and are currently testing other interfaces. Using an acoustic guitar with the built in microphone might work for some purposes but is not optimal.
The app is FREE for evaluation with built in piano sounds. MIDI output (WIFI-MIDI, Virtual-MIDI and Cable-MIDI) is offered as an in-app purchase.
Note that WIFI-MIDI is only supported on the Windows platform via 3rd party apps, and might cause latency issues for some.