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Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: WesG] #2966860
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Here's a shot of my DX7 (with some other keyboards)


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Hereís my Creation Station
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ijz2p10uzbt4re6/IMG_0462.JPG?dl=0
Hereís my little friends the chickens, bunny, owl, horse, duck, turkey and shark (baby shark du du du du du).
Any comments are welcome. Much needed for my acoustic setup with my toy audience.
And yes, Iím 21 if anyone asks my age. Iím just a toy collector, musical instrument collector, album collector, and multi instrumentalist who plays a Casio, melodica, Recorder, ukulele, and percussion to make acoustic tracks.
Also I use kazoo and want to use peacock and duck calls as instruments in my music, at least those are basically upgraded party horns that sound like birds and seem easy to play.

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Yamaha MX49, Casio SK1/WK-7600, Korg Minilogue, Alesis SR-16, Casio CT-X3000, FL Studio, many VSTs, percussion, woodwinds, strings, and sound effects.
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Originally Posted By: Pigmeat
Here's a shot of my DX7 (with some other keyboards)



That DX-7 just looks so out of place. I love it! freak love freak

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Originally Posted By: Pigmeat
Here's a shot of my DX7 (with some other keyboards)



Does the DX have itís factory patches still or is it programmed?


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My DX7 has the SuperMAX expansion board in it, and I've loaded lots of patches on it that I've found on the net.

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Originally Posted By: Markyboard

That DX-7 just looks so out of place. I love it! freak love freak


Yup. Just like a pair of brown shoes at a formal wedding. wink


A reason why I collect old keyboards is that I feel partly responsible for doing it, responsible for preserving history and being a custodian for these things
Plus, old gear has a story. I like that.
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Had to update the domain name in the image URLs (there's no edit option for legacy posts)

Current MIDI Station




Close-up of keyboard racks




Geetars and amps


Old pic but shows my studio recording system


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Re-posting due to updating domain name change in image URLs. Besides it's been a little quiet in this thread.

New studio arrangement: As my system grew, the old arrangement became unwieldly. Instead of the tall five tier stands and disjointed work areas of the former arrangement, I spread them along the side of the wall. Another goal was to maintain a low height profile so that the sound field from the monitors was not interrupted, and so that I could see other members playing in the studio. I learned some tricks from my mother who was an interior decorator to arrive at the new setup

Basically there's multiple places I can work. Rhodes, Hammond, MIDI drum controller, mixing station, and MIDI station. Not shown is the space for my guitar stuff and other musicians as needed Ė drummer, singers, brass/reeds, etc. Probably the best thing I did was place the guitar stuff and my keyboards are extreme ends of the basement, so that I could still hear my playing over the loud guitars.



The Hammond, Rhodes, and MIDI drum kit. I occasionally gig the Hammond XK3c/XLK3 so the assembly rests in the lower lid of its Anvil case, ready to go. I prefer not to gig the Rhodes - it is an older 1967 model with original Raymac tines that sound great but they don't hold their tuning when bumped around.



Here's the mixing station. The speakers swivel on the poles so I can use them either at the mixer or the keyboards. Thereís racks on each side with FX Ė compressors, digital reverbs, EQs. Hard disk recorder is Alesis HD24. The A&H mixer has proven to be very versatile for the $$$, and almost every channel is used (a 24 track recorder does not equal a 24 channel mixer). I kept the height profile of racks to the side low so that the sound field from the speakers is not interrupted. I had initial concerns about reflections off the wall but it wasnít a problem. Itís a good sounding arrangement.

As the system grew I noticed that the noise was building up Ė turned out to be a grounding issue. I designed a better power distribution system and now it is as quiet as a mouse.





MIDI station. Note the speakers rotated around. Again in the interest of preventing the sound field from being interrupted, I wanted to maintain a low height profile of the keyboard stacks on the sides.

The front keyboard is a master MIDI controller. There's a tier above is that isn't specifically reserved for anything - I can use is as a music stand for wide scores or for another keyboard which is infrequently used (like my Korg DSS-1 sampler). Both sides are flanked with keyboard stacks, with one exception all have MIDI retrofits. There was no way I could arrange all my keyboards from a central location so I placed the ones with deep feature sets or those I frequently tweak so they are convenient. With the exception of the ProSoloist, they all have MIDI.

Thereís a tray under the lowest keyboard on the right with the keyboard and mouse for the MIDI sequencer computer. I build my parts here on Cakewalk then dump audio to the hard disk recorder. Cakewalk can sync to the HD24 via MIDI MMC so I have remote control of the HD24 from the keyboards, or remote control of the sequencer from the mixer. Another key component is the JLCooper MSB+ MIDI patchbay, which can configure the MIDI routing from where I am working. I can control any area from any location. Really cool control system, and running from ancient WFW311!!!

The sitting area looks cramped, but it really isn't. From the sitting position I can reach all the boards comfortably.





The keyboards behind the MIDI station. These either have shallow feature sets that don't require much editing, or were impractical to place at the MIDI station. It was a compromise but it works.

I couldn't arrange floor space for the Taurus pedals and they never were comfortable on the bottom tier near the floor. So I placed them on upper tiers. These are Standtastic stands and the tier for the pedals are secure and solid.

The Source still serves as a good bass synth, it doesn't have the solid fundamental of the Taurus pedals but it has features (like variable pulse width and triangle waveforms) that get bass sounds the others can. It has the Encore MIDI retrofit.

I have a Taurus II controller that will be retrofitted with a MIDI interface so I can play the Source or pedals from the MIDI controller.

The Oberheim FVS is a recent acquisition, awaiting restoration. It is so frigging big that I couldn't stack anything above it up at the MIDI station without interrupting the sound field. An original RAM Minimoog with Lintronics MIDI retrofit is above the FVS. On the bottom is a Polymoog, first polyphonic synth I owned since 1985 Ė I donít use it much anymore (it canít be MIDIíd) but it is the only instrument I am sentimental about.

Underneath the Polymoog is the companion subwoofer for the studio speakers. In the old arrangement they used to be too close and I couldnít hear/feel the low frequencies due to longer wavelengths. With them placed at the extreme end of the arrangement, now I can hear/feel the bass as they are far enough for the wavelengths to develop. That makes a difference with the drum kit which is now fifteen feet away from the subwoofer.



Despite all this gear, there isn't much overlap in sounds or redundancy. The Andromeda and Voyager can copy sounds from most of the vintage gear so I gig them to keep the stage system compact. The vintage stuff are rugged enough to gig if I wanted to - I restored them and made modifications so they can hold up better.

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Church rig as worship leader this morning. Motif on the x-stand belongs to the church, as does the Yamaha baby grand. Keyboard stack (Motif and Krome) is mine. Ran monitoring though headphones. The church Motif ran drum and bass tracks I programmed (we were short on musicians and the songs needed those instruments). Biggest rig I've ever used.









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Mr Real:

When I first saw the first picture, I wondered what E. Power Biggs could have done with all those boards!

Holy Mackerel.

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Wow, what a prog rocker's wet dream! If synths were sugar, we'd all need insulin. I don't know which I admire more: your willingness to tackle that many hardware instruments as a player or the near-super-villain level of focus it took to wire it all together. Nicely done. like


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Haha Mighty Motif Max, you posted at the wrong time grin


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Originally Posted By: David Emm
or the near-super-villain level of focus it took to wire it all together. Nicely done. like


They call Alabama the Crimson Tide,

Call me ďthe super villain whose level of focus wired it all together ď .

Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: PianoMan51] #2979525
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My band took part in a town-wide variety show at the new performing arts center in Sanford, ME. We only did four tunes, so all I brought was the Motif. Oh, and they let me use that really big black thing with keys, too.



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Currently this:





and under the boards






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Hey Paul, can you make the images a little smaller please? smile
How do you like your Peak?


A reason why I collect old keyboards is that I feel partly responsible for doing it, responsible for preserving history and being a custodian for these things
Plus, old gear has a story. I like that.
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Ill try - its a direct link from Imgur so ???. Lovin' the peak. I fleeting looked at the DM12 and longer at the DSi Rev 2 8 voice - but this just does it for me.

**Hum - I changed the size on Imgur - and re-posted the link. Its the same size. Ill keep trying.

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Had the same issue with my pic, as it's on Imgur. I just resized it in GIMP, saved it as a JPEG, and re-upped it to Imgur.


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Originally Posted By: paulmapp8306

**Hum - I changed the size on Imgur - and re-posted the link. Its the same size. Ill keep trying.


much better size, thanks. thu


A reason why I collect old keyboards is that I feel partly responsible for doing it, responsible for preserving history and being a custodian for these things
Plus, old gear has a story. I like that.
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I have seen the Real MC's layout. Mike has a great rig and very well put together. He's an engineer by trade so he applies a lot of that to his rig. Mike you should show these guys the wiring diagram! cool

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Originally Posted By: Outkaster
Mike you should show these guys the wiring diagram! cool


I don't have one online for the studio system, but here's the one for the stage rig:



The stage rig




The racks



And it all fits in my pickup truck, had just enough duct tape </humor>

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Love it - floats my prog boat - especially TWO sets of bass pedals, that is mad! Only missing a Mellotron........

Here's my rig in action
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Hello,

I'm sorry to drag up an old thread, but I am having a problem w/ the 1122 kit and my Viscount Legend Live (both are new). I am not able to get the Leslie Tremelo speed control to work. It's stuck on fast.

Audio comes through fine. Wondering if this is a Legend issue or a 1122 issue (I wish I had another 11-pin keyboard to test). I have 3 different Leslies (122, and 2x142s) all of which work fine when hooked up to my B3.

Any help is appreciated. I guessing the B+ voltage on pin5 isn't coming through - I just don't know if the Legend isn't sending the signal right on the 11-pin or the 1122 isn't recognizing it (and/or sending it).

Ideas?

Thank you kindly,
John

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I didn't hit "quote" I hit reply... the original post was on page 4 or something.... I'll just DM him. Sorry for the confusion.
Well anyways....Happy March 14th guys wink (google it)

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Originally Posted By: jmolino
Hello,

I'm sorry to drag up an old thread, but I am having a problem w/ the 1122 kit and my Viscount Legend Live (both are new). I am not able to get the Leslie Tremelo speed control to work. It's stuck on fast.

Audio comes through fine. Wondering if this is a Legend issue or a 1122 issue (I wish I had another 11-pin keyboard to test). I have 3 different Leslies (122, and 2x142s) all of which work fine when hooked up to my B3.

Any help is appreciated. I guessing the B+ voltage on pin5 isn't coming through - I just don't know if the Legend isn't sending the signal right on the 11-pin or the 1122 isn't recognizing it (and/or sending it).

Ideas?

Thank you kindly,
John


John also remember the organ forum where you posted before. Good to hear from you though.


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Originally Posted By: The Real MC
And it all fits in my pickup truck, had just enough duct tape

Super impressive setup, MC! Ergonomically it's very Wayne Cook in the "Baby Come Back" video clip. Love it.

I did post a pic on here about four years ago but I think it's ok to post another couple due to some updates. I don't have an "at home" set up as such but this is what the current gig rig looks like.



Bottom left: SV-1 88
Top left: Krome 61
Right: KingKorg
Left Android tablet: Set lists, charts, etc.
Middle iPad: Samples and very rarely a soft synth
Right Windows laptop: Videos only

This other angle shows my rack and personal foldback monitor behind me. Monitor is a JBL EON 515XT which is nearing the end of its useful life. Probably will be replaced with an EV at some stage. The rack contains a lockable drawer, two line mixers (one is a fallback position) and a DI.



My other configuration (different band(s)) is to simply strike the KK, laptop and iPad. On the rare occasion I just take one board out it's the Krome.

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Just sayin', this is a sick thread smile Gear porn ...


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Here's something I've finally got set up just the way I want it. Behold the very picture of unremarkable boringness that is my desk in my office when I'm working on random stuff (yes, the spaghetti situation could be improved, but that's not the point):





But now here's the same desk mere seconds later, when it's time to work on music stuff:




Having a keyboard that's always at the ready by my laptop, and that never goes anywhere else, increases my productivity by an embarrassing amount. Being able to instantly pull it out like a drawer when I want it, and have it go away entirely when I don't, makes me happier than it probably has any right to.

The board is an iRig Keys I/O 49, which I originally got to stack on top of my Mojo 61 and use as a controller for my iPad. It turned out to be absolute crap for that, but perfect for notation and sequencing purposes. And it just happens to be the same width as my desk, which is this one from World Market.

The stand is a Quik Lok WS421 - a pretty low-end tabletop stand but perfect for this setup. The board is just sitting on the stand, underneath the lip of the desk, and moving it in and out of use is literally as quick and simple as opening a drawer.

I won't say how many different stands and keyboards I went through before finding a combination that worked together this well, but I will say it was worth it.

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