Setting up the Interface

A key to successfully controlling synthesizers with your Godin guitar is properly setting each string's sensitivity on the converter. Follow these simple steps to optimize the string sensitivity on the GI-20:

Adjusting the string sensitivity is crucial for optimum tracking results. Use the following steps to set the string sensitivity:

1. Turn the PARAMETER Knob to select "GUITAR SEL/SENSITIVITY."

2. Press the SELECT button once. (The Left numeral in the display indicates the string number. The Right numeral indicates the sensitivity value).

3. Play one of the strings with the same force you would use during your actual performance.

4. Use the PATCH VALUE Up/Down buttons to adjust the sensitivity. Make sure that all five level indicators light up momentarily each time the string is played.

5. Repeat steps 3-4 for each of the remaining strings.

6. When finished, turn the PARAMETER Knob to select "PLAY MODE."

I use four Godin SA guitars, an LGX-SA, a Multiac Steel, a Grand Concert SA, and the Fretless SA. The GI-20 lets you set the string sensitivity separately for up to 4 guitars. Perfect!

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