Legendary electric guitar maker Gibson is turning to networking technology to make the world's first truly digital guitar.
Developers at Gibson Labs in California will this year produce an instrument which will run on an Ethernet network.
According to the EE Times 'Magic' technology, based on Ethernet, will be built into future guitars, amps, speakers and musical equipment.
Magic technology will allow users to apply digital effects to each string of their guitar and to control remote amps or other devices from the guitar's knobs.
Devices will automatically identify themselves via a Magic network to a mixer that can have custom settings for any instrument used loaded onto a CD. Home-studio users can plug their guitars directly into their PC.
But critics unimpressed by the potential of Magic technology have argued that most musicians are more interested in recreating the sounds of classics like Led Zeppelin than in using cutting-edge technology.
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