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Misa Digital Guitar Makes Your Rock Band Peripherals Feel Inadequate (Linux guitar!)

Jan 22, 2010, 23:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Saetang)

"The electric guitar has been used worldwide for more than half a century. The “guitar heroes” of the past and present have done anything from plugging into literally thousands of effect pedals to using a variety of objects to hit the strings to modify the sounds of their guitars. The Misa guitar attempts to continue this tradition of ingenuity into the next century by being a completely digital guitar.

"The Misa guitar is actually an advanced type of MIDI controller that is powered by a 500MHz AMD Geode CPU and runs Linux under the hood (but don't worry; you don’t need Linux to use the guitar). The Linux firmware code is open source, which allows programmers to modify it to their liking. While MIDI controllers and guitar-emulating synthesizers are nothing new to the music world, the Misa guitar is not your average key/knob/fader MIDI controller."

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