As surprised as I am to say it, I loved playing this thing. The rubberized faux-strings on the fretboard felt natural and realistic, making it seem almost as if I was playing a real guitar with the action set impossibly low...its as realistic as I imagine you can get without moving to a fully stringed controller.
Elion announced the following new line-up:1) You Rock Digital free Firmware Upgrade, Version 2.0 for You Rock GuitarAccess downloadable sounds and loops from the You Rock Shop: (For more information see You Rock Shop below.) Rock Band3 enabled (needs Mad Catz® MIDI Pro-Adapter available for Xbox Box 360®, Wii and Play Station®3).(Available now, free through March 31, 2011)
raynebc;4240373 said:In the case of the number of frets, they should probably send the Mustang's keep alive signal so that charts could be 100% playable. Or make it a user option or separate flex card or whatever.
mikeyts;4249545 said:YRG news from CES, from this blog piece:That "(Available now, free through March 31, 2011)" makes it sound as though they plan to charge for the update after March, but I suspect that's a misunderstanding. The update isn't mentioned on their website yet but it sounds as though you don't see available updates until you plug the instrument via USB into your computer and run their updater software.Maybe I'll just wait, at least until I hear what people have to say about how well the update works with pro guitar.
LoopyChew;4249843 said:That'd kind of be impossible, since it's being fed through the MIDI Pro adapter. It was a point of discussion before this post, too.
raynebc;4250372 said:I disagree. It's been said that the MIDI pro connected without a pro guitar will signal to RB3 as a Squier (triggering the 22 fret versions of pro guitar charts). I could have sworn somebody indicated that connecting a Mustang to the console via the MIDI adapter caused the 17 fret pro guitar charts to be displayed. If that's the case, then the adapter sends the device's keep alive as-is, and the YouRock guitar would be able to signal as a Mustang to trigger 17 fret pro guitar charts. If that's not the case, then I was mistaken.
mikeyts;4250444 said:If you can find where someone described plugging the Mustang into a MIDI Pro Adapter and playing the game with it, I'd be really interested in seeing it.
mikeyts;4250444 said:This would suggest that the game determines whether to use the 22-fret or 17-fret version of the charts according to whether the controller is the MIDI Pro Adapter or not and not due to any information passed to it by Squier; the Squier itself is not a game controller, but can be used as a source of input to the MIDI Pro Adapter, which is. There's also no reason whatsoever that HMX would have spent any effort programming either the Mustang or MIDI Pro Adapter to deal with that scenario.
mikeyts;4250444 said:After you plug it into a MIDI cable, the Mustang will not send any messages over that cable until your put it into MIDI controller mode, and AFAICT it doesn't send anything that any other MIDI guitar controller would.
raynebc;4250671 said:Their website skimps on that detail, but every picture of the guitar I've seen shows it only has 21 frets.
tmcd35;4251261 said:I thought the up coming Squier Strat was a regular guitar with additional midi port and electronics. Is there a reason why you couldn't plug it into an amp at the same time as the midi port?