21st Century Acoustic Guitar - The Breedlove Synergy System 10/02/05
Breedlove Guitar Stand At The Show - Synergy Equipped Atlas Guitar On left
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One of the big innovations seen at the NAMM show was to be found on the Breedlove guitar stand where the company was showing it's Synergy system as fitted to its Atlas guitars, earning it an award from Guitar Player magazine.
The Synergy system provides 13-pin access to Roland guitar synths and Breedlove quite rightly see it as a new evolutionary step in the electric acoustic guitar so we'll let you hear what they have to say about it...
From our custom shop in Tumalo, Oregon comes Synergy. Synergy combines the fine art of exquisite acoustic guitar building with the extreme electronics from the RMC pickup company. This pickup creates an authentic, warm acoustic tone with the exciting polyphonic possibilities such as access to the Roland VG modeling systems, GR synthesis and a host of computer software programs.
Synergy consists of individual piezo saddle pickups connected to an off board Polylink preamp through an 8-pin connector, also allowing a pass through of an internal microphone. The Polylink preamp offers ¼ inch piezo out with a volume control, 3-band EQ and a midrange switch with DMX feedback elimination circuitry built in. It also offers a 13-pin polyphonic output with synth volume, SW 1, SW 2, and footswitch controller input.
Warm, authentic acoustic tone from RMC piezo pickups
The purity of a genuine acoustic masterpiece
Excellent string balance
13-pin access to Roland modeling and MIDI
Notation and tab in real time via USB
Seamless path for direct computer-based recording systems