Reviews of MIDI Guitar 1.0
Hardware systems for generating MIDI output from guitars are often expensive, impractical and unreliable. Jam Origin’s revolutionary software alternative is none of these things.
I just can’t think of any reason, save prejudice or poverty, why a computer‑owning electric guitarist who wants to experiment or simply needs to transcribe his or her playing wouldn’t buy this program. If you’re a guitarist who owns a computer or iOS device and an audio interface, Jam Origin’s MIDI Guitar is an essential trial download and an inevitable purchase. Go for it!
– Sound On Sound, May 2014, Review of MIDI Guitar 1.0
The JamOrigin website says: “Accuracy and latency results comparable to hardware solutions.” So I checked on my system and the measured offset between the pluck and the MIDI-note at 128 samples to 25 ms, no matter what sound on which string is played.
For comparison: the Axon AX-50 manufacturer claims latency of 13 ms [for their hardware solution], however these values are not achievable in practice. The first rash of the waveform of the audio signal until the MIDI-note are 38 ms for the low E-string and 11 ms for the high E-string [for the Axon hardware].
– Tools4Music magazine (3/2013), review of MIDI Guitar 0.6 BETA
I’ve been obsessed with modelling and MIDI systems for guitar, used, sold, extensively tried and refrained from buying. The modelling stuff never sounded as good as real guitars on tube amps, and the MIDI stuff was inconvenient to use and required hardware guitar modifications. In addition, of course I could only use a guitar that I had fitted in accordance with such special MIDI pickup. With ‘MIDI Guitar’ I take any of my guitars, they connect using a normal phone cable with my audio interface and can play VST instruments, I already know and I do not have to incorporate laboriously.The price of such hardware solutions is many times higher than the price of ‘MIDI Guitar’.
I’m thrilled! Jam Origin made a fantastic entry on the music software market… The software works perfectly and is great fun. And the price is very low. As to my knowledge there is no comparable product, a very strong buy recommendation.
Also the customer service is outstanding: Our inquiry was answered within 14 minutes – on a Sunday evening!
Link to full review (in portuguese)