Guitar-ZyX(tm) is a LiveDVD/USB operating system distribution, that can
immediately boot both your Nintendo(tm)-DS, and your x86/64 PC, into
a guitar pre-amp f/x processing appliance, complete with wireless dual screen
touchpad remote control. You can even velcro or embed the NDS in your
guitar if so inclined. In addition to switching among 77+ different
f/x presets, the NDS remote control's touchscreen can also linearly control
any two of about a hundred independent f/x parameters in real-time. I.e.
a very cost effective TouchScreenWhammyPad.
Guitar-ZyX-0.3.1 uses the excellent Rakarrack open source guitar-f/x
software to provide effects. Guitar-ZyX-0.3.1 is derived from Fedora(tm)-10
and has compatable full access to the upstream software repositories
Guitar-ZyX is entirely free and open source software, with all source
available, for both the PC and NDS components. All necessary compilers
and build tools are also included, allowing anyone to modify and enhance
in any way their imagination and code-fu skills allow.
For information on many other features, and the best current documentation,
please review the latest release notes, available here -
or visit the main project page
Guitar-ZyX is currently an *alpha* release. NO WARRANTY. Use at your
own risk. Interested alpha-testers are encouraged to provide feedback
on what works, and what still needs to be improved.