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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: Randelph] #3008759 09/19/19 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Randelph
Hmmm.... I had a sold a Motif XS7 years ago, it had a really good action. !


I did like the keybed on the XS, but at 18 lbs, the MODX7 is a little more than half the weight of the XS6.


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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: justin_havu] #3008768 09/19/19 07:36 PM
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The PA-1000 actually has the sound engine from the PA4x, which is a heavily upgraded Triton soundset. I’ve played a PA-900 and it had some nice synths and instrument sounds, the PA-series are actually super popular (from videos) in Indonesian and Latin music bands which play specific kinds of music or one man bands from watching videos, it does a good U-20, YC-45D, and Juno-60/106 emulation, all popular keyboards over in Indonesia and Mexico a long time ago (YC organs are still expensive over there, and especially in Thailand).


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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: justin_havu] #3008798 09/19/19 11:22 PM
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I ordered a Radial KL 8. Looking forward to the extra input and rackmountedness!

Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: Canoehead] #3008829 09/20/19 05:01 AM
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I ordered a Radial KL 8. Looking forward to the extra input and rackmountedness!


Enjoy - still in love with mine smile

Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: Canoehead] #3008831 09/20/19 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Canoehead
I ordered a Radial KL 8. Looking forward to the extra input and rackmountedness!


Still haven't gigged mine yet. Rack is being assembled as we speak. This change gives me the excuse to completely redo my rig!


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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: Music Bird] #3008832 09/20/19 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Music Bird
@Randelph
The PA-1000 actually has the sound engine from the PA4x, which is a heavily upgraded Triton soundset. I’ve played a PA-900 and it had some nice synths and instrument sounds, the PA-series are actually super popular (from videos) in Indonesian and Latin music bands which play specific kinds of music or one man bands from watching videos, it does a good U-20, YC-45D, and Juno-60/106 emulation, all popular keyboards over in Indonesia and Mexico a long time ago (YC organs are still expensive over there, and especially in Thailand).

I was going to ask around, 'cause I've been so surprised at the stunning quality of the sounds, I'm finding most of them to be excellent. I'm wondering if it's partly 'cause these sounds were developed for an arranger. I've heard that manufacturers give you the building blocks with the workstations, whereas with the arrangers they give you a pre-assembled sound, with various modeling and expressiveness built-in to the programming. I had a Korg M3 for a few years, my overall evaluation of sound quality would be a 6-7, this PA 1000 gets a 9-10, depending on the sound of course.

Whatever the case, this thing sounds out of this world to me, and I was wondering if I just haven't had a new keyboard of quality in the last few years, so I wasn't aware of how far sound quality has come, or if it's cause this board is extra bad ass. Don't have a MODX, a Fantom, a Forte, a NS3 to compare with these sounds! In any case, it doesn't hurt that they did such a great job with the built-in speakers. I've never been so compelled to play a keyboard before! So much fun!

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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: justin_havu] #3008970 09/21/19 04:54 PM
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I hadn't planned to get a Behringer Model D but they lowered the price so much I couldn't resist. Under $200 at Guitar Center with the 15% off coupon code.


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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: justin_havu] #3009711 09/25/19 11:04 PM
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Well, it has been a good keyboard week... A Nord Grand for the live rig, and a Yamaha P-515 for the composing rig.... I've put details in the appropriate threads per each instrument, but am happy with both for their intended purpose. (and I wouldn't switch their roles now that I have them).

Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: justin_havu] #3010142 09/28/19 02:59 PM
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A minor purchase: I pulled the trigger on the new Pianoteq Harps (concert and celtic) instrument pack. They truly sound beautiful. I'm a shameless 'blender', always mixing my piano with another piano, or an EP, an acoustic guitar, or whatever to make hybrid instrument that you can still play pianistically. This is great for that.

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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: justin_havu] #3010156 09/28/19 05:30 PM
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Got a new Vent 2 coming to upgrade my venerable Mini Vent.


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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: mate stubb] #3010176 09/28/19 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by mate stubb
Got a new Vent 2 coming


you will love it. 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.
Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: justin_havu] #3010241 09/29/19 01:37 PM
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A Suzuki M37C melodica. Gigged yesterday, with my Nord electro and a Roli seaboard block.
It is great to play something so "physic". Learning to breath, forgotting the chords and just focus on the solo lines.
Used a Mac for effects (delay, reverb).

Maurizio


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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: mauriziodececco] #3010250 09/29/19 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by mauriziodececco
A Suzuki M37C melodica. Gigged yesterday, with my Nord electro and a Roli seaboard block.
It is great to play something so "physic". Learning to breath, forgotting the chords and just focus on the solo lines.
Used a Mac for effects (delay, reverb).

Maurizio

Nice! How did you choose this Suzuki? I've got the Yamaha Pianica 37, and have been curious about other melodicas for a difference in tone and playability. I can play chords without running out of breath immediately, so it makes good use of my breath power, but its not the best keybed, it gets harder to play towards the fallboard. Tone wise I don't have anything to compare it to, I enjoy the sound thru a fair amount of reverb but not too much without it. Have considered getting one of the Hammonds that plug in to an amp.


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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: justin_havu] #3010254 09/29/19 04:00 PM
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Latest for me is the CP88, Roland D-05, and IK B3-X.

Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: justin_havu] #3010271 09/29/19 08:17 PM
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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: justin_havu] #3010277 09/29/19 08:42 PM
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Scored a Steinway Model L yesterday!

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Steinway L, Yamaha Motif XS-8, NE3 73, Casio PX-5S, iPad, EV ZLX 12-P ZZ(x2), bunch of PA stuff.
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Originally Posted by Fusker
Scored a Steinway Model L yesterday!


Today’s winner. Likely a September best...

Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: George88] #3010344 09/30/19 05:01 AM
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Delivery Friday, feels like adding a member of the family!


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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: Fusker] #3010345 09/30/19 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Fusker
Scored a Steinway Model L yesterday!


This definitely calls for a backstory. And maybe some pictures ? What year ?

Congrats !! thu

Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: Randelph] #3010353 09/30/19 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Randelph
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A Suzuki M37C melodica. Gigged yesterday, with my Nord electro and a Roli seaboard block.
It is great to play something so "physic". Learning to breath, forgotting the chords and just focus on the solo lines.
Used a Mac for effects (delay, reverb).

Maurizio

Nice! How did you choose this Suzuki? I've got the Yamaha Pianica 37, and have been curious about other melodicas for a difference in tone and playability. I can play chords without running out of breath immediately, so it makes good use of my breath power, but its not the best keybed, it gets harder to play towards the fallboard. Tone wise I don't have anything to compare it to, I enjoy the sound thru a fair amount of reverb but not too much without it. Have considered getting one of the Hammonds that plug in to an amp.


Mostly by reading all the available discussions on melodicaworld.com and listening Youtube recordings. I tried to find people really playing the instrument and not demoing it.
I was initially oriented toward a Honer; being my first melodica, i wasn't even sure i was going to like playing it, so i first considered a reduce budget melodica; in demos i find the sound nice; but listening real music pieces, it is clear that phrasing is not as fluid as the Suzuki and Yamaha ones, more breath is needed to move from one note to another.

The short list included the Pianica 37 and the Suzuki; i heard the songs i could find, Jazz and Tango oriented, and i finally decided on the Suzuki on the sound, more accordeon like; i find the Yamaha sound a bit too bright, like their upright pianos; but i know youtube recording could not correspond to reality.

I am very happy with the Suzuki sound and playbility: i start to practice Jazz standards using iRealBook or play-alongs, and i was surprised by the realitive easyness of the transition from the piano to the melodica; ok, after the first half an hour i needed
time to recover my breath, but the second time was easier. I mostly do solos or rythms patterns not many chords; keyboard seems fine, good response but fast. But again, this is my first melodica, i cannot really compare to others smile.

Following some discussions on melodicaworld i bought a piezo K&K Big Shot mike; it is nice because not very sensible to feedback/larsen. I had different results with my AR8 home studio mixer (very *very* clunky, pickup the key noise very well), and with my live setup iRig Pro Duo, that
for unknown reasons (input impedence ?) it a lot more forgiving and give a usable sound; i then use MainStage to put it thru a Replica XT delay and a ChromaVerb.

Maurizio


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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: ajstan] #3010876 10/03/19 02:23 PM
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My Yamaha MODX7 was just delivered. The plan is to have it serve as a backup to my Nord Stage 3-88 and as an alternate board to take to rehearsals. Looking forward to going through the sounds and getting my songs programmed. From the threads here and reviews/videos posted on the web, it seems like a great value. Also looking forward to loading my old DX7 patches and hearing them again, this time with onboard effects.

Ok, it's arguable that the MODX is by far the best value in an all-in-one gigging board. I absolutely loved the sounds, weight and keybed. Unfortunately, there was no way I was going to be able to recreate my NS3-88 programs with effects, splits and morphs, so I reluctantly had to send it back as I had no practical use for it.

So, I cut to the chase and got an NS3-Compact. It's 2/3 the size of the 88 and just a little more than 1/2 the weight. I have some programming to do as a lot of my splits use keys outside of the E1-E7 range of the 73-key keyboard, but at least I don't have to recreate sounds. The waterfall keybed offers significantly more resistance than the MODX7 synth keys, but it's a lot better than I thought it would be for piano. Sort of reminds me of what I liked about the keybed on the Roland S-50 I used to have. Anyhow, I'm hoping to restrict the 88 to gigs and practice at home while the Compact will be for everything else. It's more than I would have preferred to spend, but it sure beats the tension of not having a workable backup every time I power up at a gig.


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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: Dave Ferris] #3010877 10/03/19 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave Ferris
Originally Posted by Fusker
Scored a Steinway Model L yesterday!


This definitely calls for a backstory. And maybe some pictures ? What year ?

Congrats !! thu


Cool Congratulations! thu My next purchase! (post lottery win frown )

Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: justin_havu] #3012523 10/15/19 11:44 PM
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Just got a few new toys in yesterday: an Arturia MicroFreak and a Make Noise Mimeophon.Fun boxes both. The MicroFreak is a really inspiring little box, the capacitance keyboard is amazingly responsive, the digital oscillator models make no pretence at sounding analog, and are full of bright, clangy, highly tweakable sounds. The Mimeophon is a Euro-rack delay/looper module designed with Make Noise's usual commitment to going beyond expectations. Hooked both of them up in the studio for a few hours before work this morning, and had a blast.





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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: justin_havu] #3012777 10/17/19 09:18 PM
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My last couple purchases have not been anything that makes any sound, but supports my playing.

I bought a cover for my truck bed to protect my gear while traveling, and a locking tailgate latch to keep the gear safe

Sometime back my Gator GK-88 case failed on me. The zipper got stuck, and there was no way to get it open, so I had to cut it off in order to get the board out at a gig. I just replaced the case with a Gator GKB-88

Tomorrow I'm purchasing a Gibralter 9608MB Throne. I've been using an On Stage foldable bench, but my back has been really screaming at me, so I'm changing to something that will give some back support.

I'm looking at a Rock-N-Roller R12RT in the near future

Although I have started looking into using either my iPad Pro or my Galaxy 10 tablet as additional sound sources, so I'll be needing interfaces and software.


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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: justin_havu] #3012844 10/18/19 04:04 PM
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This is a 1972 147 with a 1969 Amp. Wes and rebuilt it but I sold it two days ago.

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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: justin_havu] #3012884 10/18/19 10:31 PM
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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: justin_havu] #3012885 10/18/19 11:06 PM
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Forgot to mention that I got a pair of RCF EVOX J8 speakers several months ago.

I was looking for a purpose-built lightweight band PA setup that sounded great for not much $$$. I am pleased to report that I got more than I expected in most aspects. Sounds better (and is lighter/simpler) than the usual sub-and-stick gear from QSC et. al. Also cheaper.

The sub units are decent (but not awesome) and the line array tops will surprise you with how loud and clear they sound. Gets loud enough, clean sound and much easier to schlep. No regrets, highly recommended.


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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related) [Re: justin_havu] #3012895 10/19/19 01:40 AM
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Stay Music Slim Model Single Tier Keyboard Stand Silver with Bag $100

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My first fretless bass guitar.
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