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TerraTec Electronic Now Offers Axon Guitar-to-MIDI Technology      06/04/04

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Unfortunately, we didn't have the time to make it to the Terratec stand this time, so what follows is the press release we recieved Press Release..
TerraTec Electronic GmbH has acquired Blue chip's Axon technology. TerraTec now enjoys access to a multiple award-winning guitar-to-MIDI technology that has raked in commendations from Electronic Musician, EQ and Gitar & Bass magazines, among others. With more than 50 international patents, Axon is the world's leading technology of its kind. "Axon technology fits in superbly with the TerraTec Producer product line. TerraTec is focusing on continuing to develop Axon technology as well as providing ongoing support for all legacy and future Producer products featuring Axon algorithms. This year, computer-based music recording and production has moved up a notch. Where in the past, keyboardists and studio people were the principle customers for recording products, the computer, as a music machine, is becoming an ever more appealing prospect for new target groups. And so it goes with guitarists,"
notes TerraTec Electronic General Manager Heiko Meertz on the company's acquisition. Be it an acoustic or electric, a western steel string or a bass guitar, AXON turns all guitars into genuine MIDI instruments. A notable feature of AXON is its ability to address external sound modules as fast as it triggers the optional internal sound board. Blue Chip's engineers have succeeded in developing an early recognition system that analyzes impulses generated by the plucking of a string. The system recognizes pitch before the sound of the string is fully audible. The dynamics and duration of the tone are computed on the basis of the string's vibration. Priced at 799.00 euros, the AX 100 is available now.
The AX 100 SB inclusive Soundboard is priced at 899.00 euros.

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