Keith McMillen Instruments introduces StringPort 29/06/10
Keith McMillen Instruments has introduced StringPort, which they describe as the first computer platform for guitar.
Keith McMillen had this to say, "In the last 31 years I have developed and delivered almost a dozen different polyphonic processors and synth interfaces, from analog pitch/voltage converters to fret scanning guitars. Every project left me wanting better accuracy, faster response with more control and a deeper integration with other computer applications. It is not until StringPort, the first computer platform for guitar, that I can deliver on all fronts."
Here's more details directly from the company...
The StringPort very carefully processes, converts and conveys to the computer the polyphonic audio from industry-standard hexaphonic pickups (like the GK, Graph Tek, Zeta and RMC models) through high speed USB2. We have written custom drivers with extremely low latencies and all our applications take full advantage of multi-threading and multiple cores. High resolution (24bit) converters and impeccable design provide greater than 92 dB SNR from analog in to analog out.
But what really makes StringPort the last string/synth/processor device we will ever need is the powerful suite of software for use with the StringPort Hardware. The suite includes 24 applications including fast and accurate Analysis (for converting every little nuance of your performance into control data), powerful Polyphonic FX Processing (Wave Guide, PolyFuzz, Phase Vocoder, SMACK), a versatile VST FX Wall (perfect for all those plug-ins you've been "collecting"), a side of Synthesis (Classic FM and direct support for the world-famous Synful synthesizer), a friendly and useful Notation application (to capture data for output to your favorite music notation software), and MIDI Out to integrate StringPort into your existing MIDI world. Pricing and Availability:
The StringPort is being introduced at special discounted price;
StringPort hardware and software suite on sale for $795 (reg. $995)
plus free software updates for 1 year.
offer ends July 31st. More information: