[NAMM] Parker Auto-Tune MaxxFly Guitar
Antares Audio Technologies and Parker Guitars have announced the introduction of the Parker Auto-Tune MaxxFly Guitar.
Parker and Antares have partnered to create the Parker ATDF842 MaxxFly, integrating the full range of Auto-Tune For Guitar features in an electric guitar.
The new Parker Auto-Tune MaxxFly features instant string tuning, Solid-Tune Intonation, a selection of guitar and pickup models, a variety of alternate tunings, and a virtual capo that provides a full two-octave range.
Key Parker Auto-Tune MaxxFly features include:
Instant String Tuning
With the Parker Auto-Tune MaxxFly, you can tune all six strings with the push of a button (no motors or gears required). Strum the strings, trigger String Tuning via a button or foot switch, and your guitar is in tune.
Solid-Tune Intonation System
By using the Auto-Tune for Guitar's Solid-Tune Intonation system, the Parker Auto-Tune MaxxFly constantly monitors the pitch of each individual string and makes any corrections necessary to ensure that every note of every chord and riff is always in tune, regardless of variables like finger position or pressure.
Using Auto-Tune's pitch detection and pitch shifting, Auto-Tune for Guitar lets players select from among alternative tunings as well as new tunings.
The Auto-Tune MaxxFly provides a virtual capo that allows the player to shift pitch both up and down a full octave so they can play in any key or range. This allows players to play open chords in different keys at their traditional positions down at the bottom of the neck.
Guitar and Pickup Modeling
Antares' modeling technology lets players select a guitar/pickup combo and then select from the pickup configurations that would be available on the original guitar.
The Auto-Tune MaxxFly's MIDI interface allows every parameter of every function to be controlled by standard MIDI continuous controller messages. This opens up the possibility of control by MIDI foot controllers, programmable control surfaces, iPhones or iPads, computers, or, in fact, any source of MIDI as well as creating presets and recalling then using MIDI preset change commands. It also allows the firmware of the Auto-Tune for Guitar system to be updated using standard MIDI Sysex files.
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