firewire electric guitar
AES: Finally, a guitar you can plug directly into your computer — no strings attached.
You may never have heard of BridgeCo, but if you’ve got a FireWire audio interface, odds are their guts are inside. (They make the firmware / hardware platform.) Now they’ve gone and crossed your FireWire interface with a boutique electric guitar. What does that give you? A FireWire electric guitar, that’s what.
Companies have been promising guitars you could plug and play with a computer, but there’s always a catch, like a breakout box — or the thing simply doesn’t ship. Heck, we even got a prototype USB-powered ukelele. But this is real, it’s at AES here in NYC, and thanks to FireWire, each string can be a separate audio channel.
So is the guitar any good? Probably — it’s the product of designer Rolf Spuler, who builds instruments for the likes of Al DiMeola and Bela Fleck.