I have a couple of questions for the guitar synth users:
Firstly, from what I've read a hex pickup such as the Roland GK-3 outputs 6 signals (one for each guitar string) through a 13-pin connector. Are these audio signals? According to various web sites they are, but I sent Roland UK an email to verify this and they said that it only sends MIDI data, which would mean there is an audio-to-midi converter built directly into the pickup.
Secondly, if they are audio signals, what is the best way to get them into a Max? I haven't been able to find a 13-pin to USB converter type thingy. I know there are devices such as the Roland GI20 which will convert the hex pickup signal to MIDI then send it to the computer, but I'd like to get the raw audio feeds in if possible.