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Re: MIDI Tuba
The hex pickup you mention is an electric guitar pickup that depends
upon a metal string vibrating. It won't work otherwise. However, I
would suggest to Richard that he get a contact mic and feed it to a
pitch-to-MIDI converter. I don't know what devices are out there these
days. The Roland VP-70 from the '80s might work although it is meant
for voice input. Considering the low register of a tuba, you might be
plagued by excessive conversion times.
Richard Sales wrote:
> Hey Miles
> I have a Roland guitar pickup that sticks on guitars (with dum dum -
> that stuff electricians use). Have NO IDEA if it would work on
> brass... or fiberglass in your case. Might need metal vibrating to
> pick up signal. Actually, being magnet based, I'm sure it needs metal
> wagging to get signal. It's like a record head - or six.
> I'm sure we could figure out some way to do it. Worst case using a mic
> and converter. But you're welcome to take the gtr pickup and
> experiment. I also have the rack interface (Roland GM 70) that
> converts it to MIDI. You can borrow that too. I never use em. Was
> gonna try it on the PRS 12 string but never got around to it.
> Anyone out there have any idea if this would work?