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    I know there's a basic (very) synth built in to Reaper and my interface has a midi in and out. Would it be possible to use my Godin Multiac with the 13 pin out to drive the Reaper synth. If I send my guitar signal to the midi in 13 pin 'in' jack, would that programming info be sent to the synth? Just looking for a way to get things into the computer without playing keyboard (which I don't own and would rather not spend $$$ on if not needed). Just sorta thinking out loud about this - haven't really researched it yet - just thought someone might know.

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    Short answer - Nope... but actually with more gear you can do it.

    Midi ports are 5 pin, in addition you need something that will convert the audio from the multiac into midi information. That's a pretty specific job, something built specifically for that like an Axon Ax 50 usb. Not sure those are made anymore.

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    I have had some success using JamOrigin's Midi Guitar 2 software. Here is a video showing how to set it up for use with Reaper. There is a trial version of the software available here: Download – Jam Origin



    Other than this I have a Passac Sentient Six guitar midi controller/sequencer [good old technology] but it requires hardware mods to a guitar for use and this rules out archtops.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skip Ellis
    I know there's a basic (very) synth built in to Reaper and my interface has a midi in and out. Would it be possible to use my Godin Multiac with the 13 pin out to drive the Reaper synth. If I send my guitar signal to the midi in 13 pin 'in' jack, would that programming info be sent to the synth? Just looking for a way to get things into the computer without playing keyboard (which I don't own and would rather not spend $$$ on if not needed). Just sorta thinking out loud about this - haven't really researched it yet - just thought someone might know.
    The 13-pin jack on the guitar sends audio, via a proprietary Roland cable. You need a device to translate that specialized Roland signal into a midi signal. There were specific Roland interfaces that existed to do just that, back when this stuff was introduced.

    Roland still makes these devices, but they're very expensive.

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    Ableton Live has a pretty great built-in audio to MIDI conversion. I’m not sure if you’ve got a “Lite” version somewhere (it comes bundled with lots of hardware) but it may be available for free. Worth a shot and no money required.