Antares Auto Tune Guitar Build

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GuitarBuilder
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Antares Auto Tune Guitar Build

Postby GuitarBuilder » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:46 am

I used a Warmoth roasted Swamp Ash body with Maple neck. The installation was tricky - don't attempt this unless you have some luthier and woodworking skills!
I still have to work out the power source; my original plan to use the Fishman Fluence battery failed, so I need to add a battery box instead. Otherwise, it works fine; it's nice to have the two encoders on the guitar so I don't have to mess with fret control!

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A Warmoth Roasted Swamp Ash body. Tape marks for pick guard edge
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Cavity routed for ATG DSP board
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It fits!
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Application of conductive paint to all cavities
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Ready for electronics
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Marking and installing hex pickup
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Test fitting finished pick guard, Wilkinson tremolo, and output jack
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Hole for 8-pin MIDI jack
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Test fitting MIDI jack
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Test fitting Fishman Fluence battery pack (this is before I concluded that it could not supply enough current for the ATG)
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After True-Oil finish. MIDI wiring and batter cable are installed
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Output and 8-pin MIDI jacks installed
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Pick guard and DSP board wired up and ready! Note the single wire connectors
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The big moment - will it all fit right?
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It was tight, but everything fit
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Battery connection and ground in the tremolo cavity
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Warmoth Birdseye Maple neck attached. All hardware is black!
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Tuner double pin holes drilled using StewMac template tool
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Schaller M6 locking tuners installed
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Love these tuners!
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Top of the neck showing Birdseye Maple fingerboard
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Close-up of controls. Note the two encoders between volume (top) and tone (bottom). I designed custom dials for each encoder
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Sounds great! The two encoders greatly improve on the AT-200.

Fireful0
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Re: Antares Auto Tune Guitar Build

Postby Fireful0 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:40 am

Looks great!
So, does the auto tune automatically tune the guitar? (I am new to this tech)

GuitarBuilder
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Re: Antares Auto Tune Guitar Build

Postby GuitarBuilder » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:27 pm

The Antares Auto Tune is very powerful. Besides quickly tuning the guitar, it has features that grow on you, such as perfect intonation (try that with a regular guitar!), virtual capo (12 half steps up and down), alternate tunings (12), and a host of guitar models. Bends and vibrato are unaffected. You can control everything with an iPad or foot controller via MIDI.

Check it out here:

http://www.autotuneforguitar.com
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Fireful0
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Re: Antares Auto Tune Guitar Build

Postby Fireful0 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:04 pm

Sounds awesome!


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