#1
So I saw this and thought it was interesting. I decided I would install this on my own guitar.

HERE is the video of a modded guitar with a MIDI pad and effects.

HERE is the site to buy MOD boards.

My question is: How would I wire a MIDI pad to a set of MOD boards? I was thinking maybe I could hook the midi pad up to a MIDI transmitter and have mod boards set up receivers? Would really appreciate some help on how he got this to work and what wiring he did.
#2
I'm pretty sure these MIDI pads only output a midi signal, not audio. The Modboards are not MIDI boards, they take audio from the pickups - they're basically an effect pedal.

The MIDI pad is just a 2 axis controller, and needs to interface with something like a DAW, rack synth, Kaos Pad etc...
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#3
Quote by Nutter_101
I'm pretty sure these MIDI pads only output a midi signal, not audio.
I have a MIDI pad in my guitar, this is correct.
#4
Oh ok Ill just install the modboard then. Thanks.

Quote by minieme007
I have a MIDI pad in my guitar, this is correct.


So then, what would a midi pad in a guitar do?
#5
Quote by hopefor2013
So then, what would a midi pad in a guitar do?


So the MIDI pad is just a device for sending MIDI signals out to whatever device has MIDI input capabilities. If we take Matt Bellamy for example, he has a similar XY MIDI pad built into his Manson guitars. He then takes the MIDI output of this pad into a Kaoss Pad 2 (I believe), which performs the actual effect processing, sound outputting etc.

The XY pad on the guitar does no modulation or funky stuff itself - it just outputs a MIDI signal. This can be sent to any synthesizer, computer, or whatever it is that accepts a midi signal. The pad is useless without something to take that MIDI signal and do something with it.

Hope that helps!
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#6
It does thanks. I don't have any midi equipment and I don't really feel the need to so I won't mess with a midi pad. Thanks.