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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
Mighty Motif Max #3035327 03/27/20 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Mighty Motif Max
I decided to get all the available upgrades for my new-to-me Kurzweil PC3 since who knows when they'll be discontinued. Well, technically the Kore 64 probably is already. Besides I wanted it to be "maxed out" before it's my only board for six years! cool

So...I bought the Kurzweil Kore 64 ROM expansion... - I don't like the stock horns much and this has lots of new horns among other things.


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...and the Kurzweil PC2SRIB ribbon controller.
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I have a Forte. I wish there was more expansion sounds.


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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
justin_havu #3038629 04/13/20 08:53 PM
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My stimulus checks came in today, and I pulled the trigger on a new mixer. My Mackie 1202 VLZ has gotten VERY long in the tooth, with over 20 years of service near salt water. It served me quite well, but it's time to replace.

I'm getting a Yamaha MG10XU. Has 4 standard channels with one knob compressor, 3 stereo pairs, built in effects, and a USB port. Plus I'm getting a case for it.

Costing me less for the mixer, case, and 2 30' mic cables than if I'd done a direct replacement for the Mackie

The big consideration I had when deciding on the replacement was that I needed to have both 1/4 and XLR main outs. There were only a few small mixers that had both.

I'll have plenty of time to get used to it before gigging with it.


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So God helped him and created woman.

Now everybody's got the blues."

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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
justin_havu #3038634 04/13/20 09:26 PM
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Like quite a few, ordered last week.

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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
justin_havu #3038659 04/14/20 12:26 AM
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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
justin_havu #3038664 04/14/20 12:40 AM
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Just bought a NOS Neat Beecaster USB mic and a used CAD M90 large diaphragm tube condenser mic.

The CAD should be here tomorrow, the Beecaster next Monday.

Hoping the Beecaster and my 2014 MacBook Pro is a viable live streaming system, no reason it wouldn't be...


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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
justin_havu #3038678 04/14/20 02:17 AM
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Works fine for me with a MacBook, Kuru. Should be no prob.

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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
justin_havu #3038685 04/14/20 03:28 AM
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Just bought an Behringer Oddysey.


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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
Tonysounds #3038689 04/14/20 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Tonysounds
Just bought an Behringer Oddysey.

had to read that a couple of times to make sure I was reading what I was reading.

I've had mine a couple of months now and love it. It's not perfect, but what you get for what it costs is well worth the price of admission.


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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
justin_havu #3038691 04/14/20 05:11 AM
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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
Mr. Nightime #3038693 04/14/20 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Nightime
My stimulus checks came in today, and I pulled the trigger on a new mixer. My Mackie 1202 VLZ has gotten VERY long in the tooth, with over 20 years of service near salt water. It served me quite well, but it's time to replace.

I'm getting a Yamaha MG10XU. Has 4 standard channels with one knob compressor, 3 stereo pairs, built in effects, and a USB port. Plus I'm getting a case for it.

Costing me less for the mixer, case, and 2 30' mic cables than if I'd done a direct replacement for the Mackie

The big consideration I had when deciding on the replacement was that I needed to have both 1/4 and XLR main outs. There were only a few small mixers that had both.

I'll have plenty of time to get used to it before gigging with it.

Hey, congrats on the new mixer! I wanted to work with a larger setup before reviewing it here, but I can tell you that it works well with my keyboards, guitar setup (electric into a Joyo amp sim pedal), and computer audio. Gain staging well is important to get the most out of it imo. The usb output is rather low (intentional on Yamaha’s part to avoid clipping) and is not adjustable on the board, but the usb input (channels 9/10 selectable) works great. Good latency with proper drivers on windows, or as is on Mac and iOS. It also works with the camera app in stereo, if you want to record a quick video with good audio. The effects are pretty decent, and the overall build quality is fine. I’ve had better but not at this price point and size. Not worried about anything breaking. A fun feature is being able to use a footswitch to turn the effects on and off.


Yamaha: Motif XF8/YS200/CVP-305/CLP-130/YPG-235/PSR-295/PSS-470
Korg: Krome 61
Kurzweil: PC3
Roland: JV-1000
Casio: CT-370
Kimball Valencia/Broadway/Conn 465/WCOC Reed Organ/Allen ADC-220/Accordions
Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
justin_havu #3038694 04/14/20 05:26 AM
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By the way, which case are you getting? I don’t have one yet.


Yamaha: Motif XF8/YS200/CVP-305/CLP-130/YPG-235/PSR-295/PSS-470
Korg: Krome 61
Kurzweil: PC3
Roland: JV-1000
Casio: CT-370
Kimball Valencia/Broadway/Conn 465/WCOC Reed Organ/Allen ADC-220/Accordions
Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
justin_havu #3038836 04/15/20 06:49 AM
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Korg WaveState Desktop and TC Helicon VoiceRack.

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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
justin_havu #3038843 04/15/20 10:48 AM
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So cool!

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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
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Korg WaveState Desktop...

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Cool - but looks like you should have backed off a bit on the key release velocity sensitivity.

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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
justin_havu #3038866 04/15/20 03:02 PM
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I have been digging into my Kemper Profiler and playing guitar. For some reason, I have not played keyboards for weeks...

Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
justin_havu #3039507 04/19/20 12:51 AM
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Have one of these coming this week hopefully.
And my wife says I am done.

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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
justin_havu #3039536 04/19/20 03:34 AM
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My new mixer, a Yamaha MG10XU, came in today, and I wonder how I got by without it for so long.

I've had an issue where I don't particularly like the AP sounds from my SK-2. It sounds way to compressed. But, through the Yamaha, it has a better tone.

Of course, I'm just running through the speakers on my Samsung 32" TV.

I connected the USB, ran the driver install, and it's working flawlessly I've basically retired my M-Track

I just need to locate a footswitch for the Effects on/off, but I'm sure I have one somewhere.


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So God helped him and created woman.

Now everybody's got the blues."

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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
Mighty Motif Max #3039539 04/19/20 03:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Mighty Motif Max
Originally Posted by Mr. Nightime
My stimulus checks came in today, and I pulled the trigger on a new mixer. My Mackie 1202 VLZ has gotten VERY long in the tooth, with over 20 years of service near salt water. It served me quite well, but it's time to replace.

I'm getting a Yamaha MG10XU. Has 4 standard channels with one knob compressor, 3 stereo pairs, built in effects, and a USB port. Plus I'm getting a case for it.

Costing me less for the mixer, case, and 2 30' mic cables than if I'd done a direct replacement for the Mackie

The big consideration I had when deciding on the replacement was that I needed to have both 1/4 and XLR main outs. There were only a few small mixers that had both.

I'll have plenty of time to get used to it before gigging with it.

Hey, congrats on the new mixer! I wanted to work with a larger setup before reviewing it here, but I can tell you that it works well with my keyboards, guitar setup (electric into a Joyo amp sim pedal), and computer audio. Gain staging well is important to get the most out of it imo. The usb output is rather low (intentional on Yamaha’s part to avoid clipping) and is not adjustable on the board, but the usb input (channels 9/10 selectable) works great. Good latency with proper drivers on windows, or as is on Mac and iOS. It also works with the camera app in stereo, if you want to record a quick video with good audio. The effects are pretty decent, and the overall build quality is fine. I’ve had better but not at this price point and size. Not worried about anything breaking. A fun feature is being able to use a footswitch to turn the effects on and off.

Thanks

The USB output on this one is fine. I have 9/10 set to USB. Plenty of volume FROM the DAW. Looking at the meters on the DAW, I can see where it could stand to be a bit hotter, but if everything is recorded at that level, it really won't make that much difference.

I'm running a PC with a 3GHz processor, 8GB ram, and a 2 TB HD. I am VERY conscious of latency. I had a setup where I used a Korg N364 connected to a Hammond XB-2 direct using a 6 foot MIDI cable, and I could hear the latency there.

Not noticing latency here.

One of the features that sold me on it was the main outs being both 1/4 and XLR. In one band, I run mono into my QSC K10, and use 1/4 out. In the other I run stereo, and run a pair of XLR cables to my Mackie Thumps. Better flexibility.

I can hardly wait to get it on stage running my boards stereo. I almost decided to save some money and NOT get the XU, but ultimately, my better judgement (and the bundle deal) won out.

The case is a GatorGMixer1212 - list price $61.99

And the 2 mic cables that came with it are 30', come with a limited lifetime warranty, and run around $34 each.

All in all, a worthy replacement for my ancient Mackie 1202 VLZ


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So God helped him and created woman.

Now everybody's got the blues."

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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
justin_havu #3040365 04/24/20 04:02 PM
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Took delivery and assembled 2 rare and awesome keyboards this week:

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Take that Michael Boddicker! keynana

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Today I ordered the Behringer Poly D for June delivery.

Sweetwater says their May delivery is pre-sold.

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Originally Posted by Markyboard
Took delivery and assembled 2 rare and awesome keyboards this week:

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Take that Michael Boddicker! keynana

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justin_havu #3040372 04/24/20 04:32 PM
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I especially love the bench for the Hammond!


Casio PXS3000, MODX8, Hammond SK2.
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Originally Posted by Dockeys
I especially love the bench for the Hammond!

That and no X-stand under the synth. deadhorse

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Better watch the battery, or soon it will be bricked!

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I think we can be sure the organ has plenty of key click.

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Instrument wise, picked up an AN1X a little over a month ago. Instrument related wise, lots of bits and bobs to rehab older gear with new diplays, USB drive replacements and that sort of stuff given all this stay of stay at home time.

The significant addition that recently arrived was this 90's vintage Mac serial to PC parallel converter (NIB on eBay, go figure...) to complete a synth patch programming rig:

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Manny

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People assume timbre is a strict progression of input to harmonics, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timbrally-wimbrally... stuff
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DS61. As agent 86 says, "And Loving It!" I'm not a particularly competent pianist so the short travel synth keys are not an issue. Theyre actually better for organ so it's a plus.
Speaking of organ, Sweetwater includes tweaked organ presets from their own Daniel Fisher. They're not B3x but they are way better than I was expecting from a Roland board.
Im ready to be stuck inside for awhile longer now. If I was a kid learning keys in my bedroom, I'd only come out for dinner anyways.

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