The MIDI Pick : Trigger Serial Data , Samples, and MIDI from a Guitar Pick

Vanegas, Roy

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The guitar pick has traditionally been used to strike or rakethe strings of a guitar or bass, and in rarer instances, ashamisen, lute, or other stringed instrument. The pressure exerted on it, however, has until now been ignored.The MIDI Pick, an enhanced guitar pick, embraces this dimension, acting as a trigger for serial data, audio samples,MIDI messages 1, Max/MSP patches, and on/off messages.This added scope expands greatly the stringed instrumentplayer’s musical dynamic in the studio or on stage.