You may remember the Danish designed and built Noatronic from NAMM 2019, where the MIDI control for your guitar won an award for ‘Best in Show’. The original system used a control box that attached to your guitar. But now, the company is looking to launch the next stage of production via Indiegogo with plans to go wireless.
Noatronic ditches the cables
This Naotronic system allows guitar players to control their effect pedals using MIDI, via the guitar’s tone control pot. And now, the company has partnered with RTX to create a 2.4GHz band wireless version, so you no longer need to run extra cabling to rig it all up. Just affix the wireless transmitter to your guitar strap, so it won’t get in your way.
If you look at the diagram below, you can see how the system works. It employs a transmitter and receiver system that negates the use of extra cabling.
As with the original 2019 system, you will need to swap your standard tone potentiometer out for one of the Noatronic ones. This will then send the MIDI controller data to your MIDI-equipped stompboxes, and Noatronic’s Soren Andersen says there is only a 4ms latency, which is practically imperceptible to us humans.
I like that the modification to your guitar involves no routing. All you need to do is break out a soldering iron to get up and running. You can see and hear an explanation of the whole Noatronic system in the official demo video below. I have a feeling this system could prove popular with players that like to tweak effects and experiment with their effect parameters in real-time, whilst performing.
If you would like to back the project, follow the Indiegogo link below. Initial backers will be able to get the new wireless Noatronic system for $426, with an expected May 2022 delivery time. The price will rise after this, so if you get in now you can help the launch as well as get yourself a bit of a deal at the same time.