Guitar Wing MIDI controller on sale now

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nearly; it's Livid Instruments' Guitar Wing, and the guitar-mounted app and DAW controller is the latest crowdfunding success story in the gear world. It could also be a user-friendly solution for players wanting to integrate apps and software on stage and in the studio with minimal hassle.

Following a 30-day campaign launched during the NAMM show at the beginning of the year, the Guitar Wing smashed its $45,000 target to greenlight manufacturing and is now shipping via the Livid Instruments website for $199 and select online retailers in the UK for £165.

The interface can communicate wirelessly with any music software that supports MIDI; including popular programs such as Logic, Guitar Rig, GarageBand and Reason; plus the bundled plug-in WingFX.

The Guitar Wing seeks to make MIDI intregration between player, guitar and software a user-friendly and practical experience. Fixing it to your guitar is straightforward and opens your tone up to a world of possibility; the Guitar Wing can can act as a whammy bar, stomp box, sampler, sampler or even a handy controller for your recording software when you're tracking parts.

Check out Livid Instruments' Guitar Wing controlling Guitar Rig software in the demo video below.

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.