You Rock Guitar GEN 2 Digital MIDI Guitar

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  • You Rock Guitar GEN 2
  • Digital MIDI Guitar Controller and Synth
  • Great Learning Tool
  • Light and Portable
  • Vast Array of Performance Options

You Rock Guitar GEN 2 Digital MIDI Guitar


The YRG Gen 2 is a MIDI guitar controller for recording, composing and creating tablature via MIDI. It also functions as a synth with its selection of built in sounds, a great learning tool for beginners and a creative new performance device.

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The Gen 2 is the second evolution of the You Rock MIDI Guitar. It is one of the most affordable on the market opening up a new realm of creativity to guitarists. Many guitarists are keen to experiment with MIDI technology but previous controllers have always favoured keyboard players. The YRG finally provides an affordable, versatile MIDI tool which feels comfortable to guitarists.

The YRG Gen 2 has fast tracking, zero-latency and never needs tuning! Improvements on the Gen 2 model include a new pickup system for improved reliability and consistency along with firmware improvements to complement the new technology. The new Layer and Zone structure allows two sets of sounds to be mapped on the fingerboard per user selection.

Home & Studio Recording

The You Rock Guitar was created to give guitarists further access to MIDI technology and capabilities. It makes it quick, easy and familiar for guitarists to lay down tracks quickly and easily. Not just guitar parts either, but anything from piano and bass to strings. Use the talent you already have to play and record any sound on any platform.

Software Compatibility

The You Rock Guitar uses standard MIDI class drivers and delivers MIDI note data via 5pin MIDI or USB 2.0. It can interface with any software that can interpret MIDI including iPad, MAC and PC. The YRG can be used with most recording and tablature software such as Logic, Reason and Ableton to name a few. Connecting the YRG is as easy as plug and play.

Live Performance

The YRG gives the guitarist more options in a live performance. They can easily use their skills to create any number of sounds making them an even greater asset to any musician, producer or band. The You Rock Guitar both looks and sounds the part for live gigs and even DJ sets.

The video below shows Satellite Empire using the You Rock Guitar in a live performance.

The new Gen2 has seen some improvements for live performance. The Surface Controller allows direct control of MIDI capable software like Live or any other DAW. You can fire off clips or drum triggers while controlling filter envelopes using the joystick or whammy bar. The layer and zone implementation allows two different sounds to be mixed at your control. You can set the two low strings to be a bass sound and the other strings to be an electric piano. Control is at your fingertips!

Play on the Go & Game Controller

Small, light and backpack friendly, the YRG has a detachable neck and can easily travel with you! Play via headphones or alongside an MP3 player or use the built in recorder to remember those licks you come up with on the move. The YRG can also be used as a game controller for Guitar Hero on PC and Frets on Fire

Great Learning Tool

The You Rock Guitar is a valuable practice tool for guitarists. Always in tune, it allows beginners to be motivated and excited to practice. It can be played by very young players without hurting their fingers. Often beginners find they cannot practice as long as they would like because of the pain associated with holding down the strings. The YRG has the feel of strings without the pain! It integrates easily with any software teaches may like to use and can also be used as a play along device with the inbuilt accompaniments.

Included in the internal software of the YRG is an assortment of common chord progressions which are essential for beginners. It is also affordable and very easy to transport to lessons. Alternate tunings and MIDI recording are also just a step away when the student is ready. The You Rock Guitar s creative and fun providing a wealth of options for young minds looking to experiment with music.

If you would like to read more about the You Rock Guitar please download the Interactive Instruments Magazine or You Rock Guitar Manual below.

Press Reviews

""It looks like something that should be plugged into a games console, but Inspired Instruments' You Rock Guitar just might be the MIDI guitar controller you've always wanted!" - Sound on Sound

"Overall a very impressive little unit. The tracking is fast so for recording with midi alone this is a great tool for the recording guitarist. The pre-set sounds are decent and have a vast array of tones and effects, making this a great axe for practising or jamming anywhere." - Share My Guitar

"It's an innovative learning aid for budding guitarists and anyone who creates digital music and a great example of how technology can be used to help develop skills." - T3

Features and Specifications

For detailed features about what the You Rock Guitar Gen 2 can do, please download the PDF from the link below.

  • 'Gen2' pickup design
  • Pick Guard
  • Detachable 22 fret guitar neck for portability
  • Whammy bar
  • Modulation joystick
  • Bridge mute
  • Standard 1/4" guitar jack
  • Stereo mini headphone output
  • Stereo line-in for iPods and MP3 players
  • High speed USB/MIDI interface
  • MIDI output - 5-pin legacy connector
  • GameFlex port connects wirelessly to Wii and PS/3 (Gameflex cartridge sold separately)
  • Uses 4xAA batteries or USB power (sold separately)

MIDI Control

  • New MIDI controller mode supports DAWs like Ableton Live
  • User defined Joystick to MIDI controller mapping
  • Body Switches to MIDI controller (on/off) mapping
  • MIDI program change stored in presets
  • MIDI mono mode (one channel per string) supported
  • Standard MIDI class driver for compatibility with PCs, MACs, iPads. Works with most DAWS, Recording Software, Tablature software and sound modules

On-board Synth

  • 15 new professionally sampled guitar sounds: acoustics, electrics, basses
  • 15 new professionally sampled synth sounds: piano, strings, pads, drums, synth leads
  • 20 new on-board jamming and practice loops
  • Velocity switching samples supported for future downloadable content (DLC)
  • Stereo chorus effect built in

Confirmed Compatible Software:


  • FruityLoops Studio
  • Reason
  • Record
  • Reaper
  • Garageband
  • Logic
  • Ableton Live
  • ACID
  • Pro Tools
  • Cubase
  • Sonar
  • Music Creator
  • Studio One
  • +and more


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