The iTar Project - Make your iPad the brain of an Electronic Guitar

Starr Labs' iTar Project is alive and kicking. This guitar shaped iPad dock is soon to be commercially released.

iTar

Starr Labs has admitted that they won't be able to hit the iTar funding goal at Kickstarter.com, but they were able to set up private financing and several industry relationships that will launch their iTar into the marketplace.

Starr Labs has been creating unique custom digital guitars that feature their unique fingerboard design. Artists like Michael Jackson, the Chemical Brothers, Linkin Park, Pendulum, Lou Reed, Kesha, Vernon Reid and many others have had their own professional digital instrument built for them by Starr Labs. These instruments are called Ztars and Z-boards which are custom built by hand from scratch. Since they are custom built and are not mass produced, the Ztars become rare and high priced, which results in many musicians missing out its benefits.

Starr Labs then thought of a way to bring the Ztar technology into more musicians and they have used the iPad as base. By mass-producing the fingerboard and linking it to everyone’s favorite music player/tablet, Starr Labs can make this professional grade equipment affordable and available to a much wider audience. By using the computing power of the iPad to replace the electronics of the Ztar, Starr Labs effectively drops the production cost and price while the consumer get more out of their iPads.

iTar

Thus the iTar idea was born, the core of the the device is Starr Labs button-based guitar fretboard (Starr Labs patented) integrated with a dock for the iPad which will transform the tablet into a 21st century musical instrument.

Since the iPad can handle other instruments just as well, the iTar will transform into other instruments and can act like a Keytar - turning your iPad into a mobile full featured synthesizer, sampler, looper, percussion instrument and more. The term one man band easily applies.

The iTar is designed for guitarists, musicians, electronic artists and iPad junkies that just want to have fun and make music from a slightly different but creative perspective. And with Starr Labs new private financing, we will be seeing more of the iTar pretty soon.

Here is a video that demonstrates the iTar's planned features:

For more information about the iTar Project, visit StarrLabs.com.

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Nice

Love the innovation here! Let's hope they get the funding they need.

vapor gear

Giving new meaning to air guitar. Where is this thing? Promises, promises and no info.

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