ArcaMIDI Computer-Controlled Guitar Is Twelve Types Of Awesome [Video]

Sometimes you need to explain at length why something is impressive; other times a few words will suffice.  Hatchinatore's ArcaMIDI DIY electronic guitar definitely falls into the latter category: a laptop, iPhone, Wiimote, arcade cabinet controls and LED lights that come together into the instrument of the future.

Video demo after the cut

The laptop runs Ableton Live and hooks up to the iPhone via a closed WiFi network and the Wiimote via Bluetooth.  As for the arcade buttons, they've been connected to the guts of the Wiimote and allow for individual notes and triggering loops, while there are strumbars and the iPhone's touchscreen is used to control volume and instruments.

[via Twitter]