I have a question regarding the midi pro converter...

#11DangerZone723Posted 11/19/2010 12:08:43 PM
I meant that there have been 400 topics about this subject since RB3 was revealed. He's had to have read at least one of them.
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#12Quetzocoetl(Topic Creator)Posted 11/19/2010 12:09:57 PM
No, people.

No guitars except the mustang and the upcoming squire work with RB3. Doesn't matter if it's MIDI or not.


Then what would be the purpose behind selling a Midi converter with guitar support when the only guitars that are compatible with the game don't need the converter in the first place?

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/06/19/rock-band-3-mad-catz-keyboard-and-midi-pro-adapter/
"Inside, the device contains the technology to convert a real MIDI instrument into a Rock Band 3 controller. "
^That is what I'm talking about^
I just want to know if a guitar, lacking a direct midi output, can work if I use a device that I already own that converts the standard 1/4 inch amp cord to a midi output.

I might not be sure of that answer, but I am certain that this device allows real midi compatible instruments to work with Rock Band 3.
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#13IokuaPosted 11/19/2010 12:10:00 PM
"Explain why there is no chance they won't work?"

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that it's because the Squier will have specialized sensors in the neck to pick up the notes you play. It's not running on midi signals.
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#14DRX777Posted 11/19/2010 12:11:09 PM
^The Squier sends information to the game via MIDI.

MIDI is a simple on/off system. It's a very small array of information. Namely, a load of yes/no answers to 102 questions on every input.

Hell, to be honest, real MIDI keyboards should work in Guitar Pro mode. >___>
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#1540DribylfPosted 11/19/2010 12:11:18 PM

From: DangerZone723 | Posted: 11/19/2010 2:08:43 PM | #011
I meant that there have been 400 topics about this subject since RB3 was revealed. He's had to have read at least one of them.


True, but that only means he didn't do his outside research if he thinks other guitars will work.

I did, and I know for a fact they don't work, because I was looking around seeing if they did.
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#16quazzieclodoPosted 11/19/2010 12:13:22 PM
http://www.joystiq.com/2010/06/19/rock-band-3-mad-catz-keyboard-and-midi-pro-adapter/
"Inside, the device contains the technology to convert a real MIDI instrument into a Rock Band 3 controller. "
^That is what I'm talking about^
I just want to know if a guitar, lacking a direct midi output, can work if I use a device that I already own that converts the standard 1/4 inch amp cord to a midi output.

I might not be sure of that answer, but I am certain that this device allows real midi compatible instruments to work with Rock Band 3.


It does. drums and keyboards.

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#1740DribylfPosted 11/19/2010 12:13:23 PM

From: Seymour Natus | Posted: 11/19/2010 2:11:09 PM | #014
^The Squier sends information to the game via MIDI.

MIDI is a simple on/off system. It's a very small array of information. Namely, a load of yes/no answers to 102 questions on every input.

Hell, to be honest, real MIDI keyboards should work in Guitar Pro mode. >___>


A large majority of MIDI keyboards works.

The guitars don't, and the information the Squier sends to the game via MIDI is based of the piezo sensors.

Only the Mustang and Squier work.
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#1840DribylfPosted 11/19/2010 12:14:20 PM

From: Quetzocoetl | Posted: 11/19/2010 2:09:57 PM | #012
http://www.joystiq.com/2010/06/19/rock-band-3-mad-catz-keyboard-and-midi-pro-adapter/
"Inside, the device contains the technology to convert a real MIDI instrument into a Rock Band 3 controller. "
^That is what I'm talking about^
I just want to know if a guitar, lacking a direct midi output, can work if I use a device that I already own that converts the standard 1/4 inch amp cord to a midi output.

I might not be sure of that answer, but I am certain that this device allows real midi compatible instruments to work with Rock Band 3.


Yes.

MIDI compatible drums and keyboards.

Not guitars.
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#19DangerZone723Posted 11/19/2010 12:14:40 PM
Also, the MIDI Converter is for E-Drums and Keyboards... because the game actually works off those MIDI notes.

I don't think they ever claimed it would be for Guitars.
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#20Quetzocoetl(Topic Creator)Posted 11/19/2010 12:19:33 PM

It does. drums and keyboards.

"A three-way switch in the center (above the system button) toggles between drum, keyboard and guitar inputs."
This picture clearly shows a "G" mode, and that's either for "Guitar" or "Game": http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416CbqIwAqL.jpg

Again, both the Squire and the Mustang designed for Rock Band 3 are wireless, meaning they aren't even compatible with this device. Why would there be a guitar mode if the only compatible guitars not only don't need it (as they connect to the Xbox wirelessly) buy aren't even able to use it?
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