Post a video !!
I had the Yamaha EZAG as well, and there's really nothing good I can say about it. I tried to like that thing so bad, but it was that horrible. If this is anything like the Yamaha, I'd stay away.
I'd be interested in a more comprehensive video tutorial of what these can do. I've always wondered why the market for synth guitars such as this is limited to ultra-expensive controllers and super-cheap beginner controllers only.
As an owner of the Yamaha EZ-AG, I can say that I've never had any problems using it as a driver, but the little lesson/song buttons are annoying, plus the fact that it does feel like fairly weak plastic. The palm mute for my unit is hyper-sensitive, and there are dozens of aspects of the mechanics of the thing that leave you wanting. I'm sure this is not the case with the ZTar, but I've never had the two grand to find out, and most likely never will.
cool! i've previously had a pretty problematic experience with a Roland GK-2 pickup and one of their guitar-to-MIDI converter systems, but at one point i definitely wanna try again with something better like RMC and Axon. what are you using?
Just IL's NewTone at the moment. I can track through my piezo into the comp and convert it after the fact... so really just from the compositional standpoint. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna pick the new Roland GP-55 here soon once I unload some gear. From what I've heard the tracking is on par with the (discontinued) Axon units, plus the incidence of false triggering is much less than Axons.
Also, my other guitar player is building a prototype wired-fret system into one of his guitars which should yield latency-free tracking. You can see some pics of the project intertwined in with the thread on my demented "Mariana Bench" sample taking jig thingy.
Linky: Probing The Depths
I figured that was the case. Shows of that nature usually do.
Thanks for answering!