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Starr Labs Introduces New 2011 Ztar Model Z6S-XPApro

United States
6th January 2011 — The fully programmable functionality and vast performance capability of the Z6SXPApro and Z7S-XPApro will lead you to the future of musical expression, control, composition, and creativity.

The Z6S-XPApro is the flagship model of the Starr Labs Ztar line of professional MIDI guitars. Starr Labs Ztar allows a guitarist to control the vast world of synthesizers, samplers, and computers, accurately and expressively. The Z6S-XPApro expands on the Z6S Ztar adding powerful new features and functions geared towards providing the professional musician with ultimate control of performance, and creativity of composition.

6 velocity-sensing strings with our revised “Adaptive Static Mapping” triggering system, advanced analog front-end, and processing algorithms contribute to our fastest, most sensitive and reliable triggering system ever. The 6 Zero-latency string-triggers x 24 fret touch-sensitive color-keyed fingerboard, 6 pressure and velocity-sensing Touch-Pads, 6 fully programmable pots, and Ableton Live control templates make the Z6SXPApro the ideal guitar for playing, performing, and controlling all aspects of synthesizers, samplers, sound modules, software, and DAWs!

Being truly polyphonic, the Z6S-XPApro can simultaneously play multiple notes per-string, used for creating exotic harmonies and 2 hand styles that can’t be performed on a regular guitar. The cutting edge touch-sensing color-keyed fingerboard has been developed with 32 separate programmable zones, each with its own channel, voice, transposition, tuning, hammer-ons and sensitivity settings. The strings themselves have programmable tunings, and each key on the entire fingerboard may be tuned independently as well. The embedded arpeggiator and programmable auto-chording system may be assigned to separate fingerboard zones and/or frets. This fingerboard system is highly suited for drum mapping when percussion or loop playback is called for, or chord mapping when accompaniment in composition is needed.

The 6 programmable Rotary Pots and Touch Pads can be used for setting up and controlling synthesizer modules and computer music software such as Ableton Live, Reason, and Kontakt. You can also send up to 8 messages simultaneously such as Volume, EFX, modulations, LFO rate, and Filter cutoff. Finally, the ZSXPApros is the first MIDI guitar controller to incorporate dedicated Ableton Live control layouts and set-up templates.


• 6 Velocity sensitive, Zero latency String-Triggers
• 24 fret touch sensitive Ableton Live color-coded fingerboard
• Full polyphony on strings and fingerboard
• 6 fully programmable Touch Pads
• Ableton Live control layouts and set-up templates
• 6 programmable rotary pots
• 32 mappable zones
• Programmable auto-chording and layering system
• Unlimited user/custom tunings
• Sequencer
• Arpeggiator
• 4-way programmable Joystick
• AirPower wireless MIDI
• MIDI & USB i/o
• Upgrades: Neck-Sensor strip, Ribbon Controller (shown), Breath Controller, Sound card
• Hard case, power supply and cables included
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