If you need me to explain why you should spend 1:26 watching a man wielding a guitar in a Faraday suit playing Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” on MIDI-compatible Tesla coils, you are in the wrong place, pal.
The Guitar Player, in a Faraday suite is using a wood guitar with shielding and a couple of micro-controllers hooked up to a switch bank (the fret board) and is all optically isolated. ArcAttack has been testing out the world’s first lighting-proof MIDI guitar in their warehouse in Austin, Texas. The MIDI signal from the guitar is routed through a fiber optic cable to control the Tesla coils.
ArcAttack says lightning is very deadly, but their machines aren’t nearly as dangerous as real lightning.”