Hi all, forgive me if this isn't the correct group for such a simple question. If its not the right newsgroupe please kindly redirect me to the appropriate group.
I'm planning on building a homebrew midi guitar, and i am wondering what the best thing to use for a pickup is. I'm new to electronics, i think i can manage to build the midi controller with a pic chip. What I wanna do is monitor 6 analog sensors (one for each string) and send the velocity/amplitude info out as a midi note..
I plan to use regular guitar strings, shortened, with no fret, so that they produce the same note. I'm thinking one piezo disk for each string, with a filter on each to recieve only the note produced by that string to prevent cross talk, but is there something better I could use? Hall effect sensors? electret mics? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Ofcourse if anyone knows of any home brew midi guitar projects links or info would be great. Thanks in advance for any info.