Categories: Hardware Prototypes/Non-Commercial products

Submitted by:Kyle Clay aka LOOYAY

24 May 2023

Elevator Pitch


This is a multi-tool for music production, musical performance, and music education.

Product Description


This is a guitar/keyboard/beatpad/control surface designed to sit horizontally as well as be worn with a strap for performance. 

How It's Innovative

There have been a lot of attempts at a guitar like this. I think I have designed the most accessible and marketable one to date. You can string or key a chord. You can trigger clips, lights, or toggle effects with the pads and knobs You can travel with one instrument for solo work or you can take on a few more responsibilities in a live setting. You can set it horizontally on the table like a midi keyboard or slide guitar. You can customize its silhouette and its functionality.

See MIDI Innovation In Action

Most Inspiring Use Cases

To me, the most inspiring use is the versatility. It caters to a wide demographic of musicians and serves as the gateway to learning new instruments and styles of music. It is a great instrument for a novice as well as a veteran. It is a great tool for performance as well as home production.

Expansion Plans

The plans for the future: 1 -LED screen on the guitar and a VST for that screen 2-New Modules for the beat-pad and keyboard sections. (launchpad module, qwerty keyboard module) 3 -Built in audio interface so you just need this and your computer 4 -small computer(raspberry pi/arduino) in the guitar for onboard production Number 3 is definitely doable. 4 might be pushing it.


Though I have a working prototype(the bass from the video), the path forward will involve getting the guitar design tightened up, prototyped, and built. Once I have a couple, marketing and taking pre-orders should be pretty straight forward. The prototype will require a builder familiar with luthiery and a program like CAD, Rhino, or Fusion 360 for the sake of CNC machining. That person would have to work in tandem with someone who designs circuit boards and another person who can design the beat-pads and the mechanics of the short keys.