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#2904252 - 01/23/18 12:14 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: Mark Zeger]
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Originally Posted By: Mark Zeger
Originally Posted By: MurMan
The admin at the Spectrasonics Omnisphere Power Users FB group just posted that the new modulation sources are blowing his mind with possibilities.

He went on to post that his mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.
Ditto.

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#2904258 - 01/23/18 12:31 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: vonnor]
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They need to make thunderbolt devices always with 2 ports. Or else the whole point of daisy chaining is shot. (I'm assuming T3 works like T2 which I'm familiar with).
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#2904262 - 01/23/18 12:45 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: Mark Zeger]
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Originally Posted By: Mark Zeger
He went on to post that his mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

Yep. That's the normal reaction to Omnisphere ...
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#2904266 - 01/23/18 01:10 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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Alesis Vortex Keytar



$299

http://www.alesis.com/


As an owner of an original Vortex (my Hammered Copper one), I REALLY like the upgrades they have done. The sliders in place of the knobs, RGB lit pads, and a huge one is the on/off switch for the accelerometer(tilt sensor) so you don't have to go menu diving, or use the editor to turn it off. All good stuff.

I will be getting one. Of course it will receive new paint wink
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#2904352 - 01/24/18 03:17 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: vonnor]
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Originally Posted By: vonnor
Originally Posted By: ElmerJFudd
Booth #11802
OWC

Thunderbolt 3 stuff
https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/owc-envoy-pro-ex-thunderbolt-3



Portable, rugged, & bus-powered
Integrated Thunderbolt 3 cable
Speeds up to 2600MB/s
2TB $1,698.00

In 5 years those'll be 200 bucks.


Probably in 18 months. In 5 years, nobody will want SSD, we will all have neuro-direct connections to the cloud.

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#2904356 - 01/24/18 04:44 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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Yet another desktop monophonic analog.
This one from Doepfer.


Looks like Pittsburgh Modular is also releasing a pre-wired monosynth with some patching capability. Sounds like a single oscillator, with a noise source.

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#2904359 - 01/24/18 04:55 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Ah, it's nice to know we have some serious synth enthusiasts among the ranks here in Pennsylvania. w00t
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#2904364 - 01/24/18 05:41 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: Synthoid]
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#2904408 - 01/24/18 08:44 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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Hmm, if Yamaha were indeed to introdue a ďMontage LEĒ, we would have heard about it by now, no?

Bummer...
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#2904423 - 01/24/18 09:30 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: zephonic]
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I would think anything major would have had teasers and "leaks" since November. Although the Korg Prologue was pretty hush.
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#2904424 - 01/24/18 09:32 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: zephonic]
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The only Montage rumor I've read is there is supposed to be 2.0 OS update for the Montage. Great sounding board but needs a good librarian and editor and other fixes. Doubt you'll see a Montage LE but who knows?

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#2904426 - 01/24/18 09:43 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: ahutnick]
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Would be nice to see them rack the sounds - but the concept doesn't translate well. Although they could do a desktop.
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#2904431 - 01/24/18 10:08 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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I'm considering the Universal Audio Arrow to go with my MacBookPro 2017, as connecting my Roland FA66 Firewire interface sounds far too much of a faff with adapters etc.

Are there any other Thunderbolt 3 Audio interfaces for a similar price?
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#2904479 - 01/24/18 02:24 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: ahutnick]
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Originally Posted By: ahutnick
The only Montage rumor I've read is there is supposed to be 2.0 OS update for the Montage. Great sounding board but needs a good librarian and editor and other fixes. Doubt you'll see a Montage LE but who knows?

Not holding my breath on the Yammy NAMM 2018 countdown:
https://www.yamaha.com/us/namm/2018/comingsoon.aspx
"In the Keyboard product area, a wide spectrum of Yamaha products will be displayed ranging from premium pianos to new digital pianos and **flagship digital workstation**". This last item must refer to the new Genos (as they now refer to Digital and Arranger Workstations also as "Digital Workstations".

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#2904488 - 01/24/18 02:53 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: Cybersoniq]
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Originally Posted By: Cybersoniq
Originally Posted By: ahutnick
The only Montage rumor I've read is there is supposed to be 2.0 OS update for the Montage. Great sounding board but needs a good librarian and editor and other fixes. Doubt you'll see a Montage LE but who knows?

Not holding my breath on the Yammy NAMM 2018 countdown:
https://www.yamaha.com/us/namm/2018/comingsoon.aspx
"In the Keyboard product area, a wide spectrum of Yamaha products will be displayed ranging from premium pianos to new digital pianos and **flagship digital workstation**". This last item must refer to the new Genos (as they now refer to Digital and Arranger Workstations also as "Digital Workstations".





aren't all yammy boards "digital"? they don't play in the analog space, do they?
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#2904558 - 01/25/18 03:22 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: MotiDave]
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I know it's not on the radar of most people here, but I would love to hear/see more of the new Studiologic Numa Compact 2x...

http://studiologic-music.com/products/numa_compact2x/

In theory looks like a great alternative in the budget stage keyboard department
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#2904561 - 01/25/18 03:50 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: To B3]
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I know it's not on the radar of most people here, but I would love to hear/see more of the new Studiologic Numa Compact 2x...

http://studiologic-music.com/products/numa_compact2x/

In theory looks like a great alternative in the budget stage keyboard department


That looks like a tidy little board. When it says "samples memory" I assume it means built in samples and not user samples?
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#2904562 - 01/25/18 04:02 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: Nadroj]
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Yes, looks like it... But a respectable size anyway... There are some demos on that link, but are the same of the older model (2, not 2x) without the organ modelling and VA capabillities... Pianos and other samples I supose that are the same...
Real time controls, decent controller qualities... and plenty of keys for splits on those 1 board gigs... if they put the right price and manage to distribute well, looks like a winner... considering that the current compact 2 is priced at 500 bucks,
I think (and hope) it's possible to maintain bellow the 900 dollars...

Originally Posted By: Nadroj
Originally Posted By: To B3
I know it's not on the radar of most people here, but I would love to hear/see more of the new Studiologic Numa Compact 2x...

http://studiologic-music.com/products/numa_compact2x/

In theory looks like a great alternative in the budget stage keyboard department


That looks like a tidy little board. When it says "samples memory" I assume it means built in samples and not user samples?
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#2904564 - 01/25/18 04:37 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: To B3]
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That Studiologic looks interesting - ROMpler, clonewheel and VA in an synth-weighted 88. (I would have thought 76-key would be more attractive, but obviously they reused the existing Compact chassis). It's an obvious competitor to the Nord Stage and Roland VR - both successful offerings for their manufacturers.

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#2904566 - 01/25/18 04:45 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: stoken6]
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Yes, curious to see how it goes on the clonewheel side of things (hoping that it got a BIG portion of the NUma Organ Engine) and the general functionality and interface for the stage... effect assigning, things like that

Originally Posted By: stoken6
That Studiologic looks interesting - ROMpler, clonewheel and VA in an synth-weighted 88. (I would have thought 76-key would be more attractive, but obviously they reused the existing Compact chassis). It's an obvious competitor to the Nord Stage and Roland VR - both successful offerings for their manufacturers.

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#2904568 - 01/25/18 04:56 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: To B3]
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I wasn't impressed with the rotary sim from the Numa Organ, but if it's priced right it may be worth adding a vent to it for a light one board solution.

Numa Compact 2x under a Nord Lead A1...Hrmm...
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#2904572 - 01/25/18 05:06 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: To B3]
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Originally Posted By: To B3
I know it's not on the radar of most people here, but I would love to hear/see more of the new Studiologic Numa Compact 2x...

http://studiologic-music.com/products/numa_compact2x/

In theory looks like a great alternative in the budget stage keyboard department


MAP $699.95 US

Iíve forgotten which other boards use TP/9...

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#2904574 - 01/25/18 05:18 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: drawback]
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WHOA! Half the price of a Roland VR-730, maybe the nearest competitor! Hope that it sounds good and is not too crippled on the new engines!

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Originally Posted By: To B3
I know it's not on the radar of most people here, but I would love to hear/see more of the new Studiologic Numa Compact 2x...

http://studiologic-music.com/products/numa_compact2x/

In theory looks like a great alternative in the budget stage keyboard department


MAP $699 US

Iíve forgotten which other boards use TP/9...



Edited by To B3 (01/25/18 05:22 AM)
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#2904575 - 01/25/18 05:20 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: To B3]
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#2904576 - 01/25/18 05:24 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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#2904577 - 01/25/18 05:25 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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#2904603 - 01/25/18 06:56 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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#2904605 - 01/25/18 06:59 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: drawback]
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The pictures/graphics on the Studiologic Compact 2x web page donít make sense, as it shows an iPad connected via a USB-A port, while the back panel picture shows the presumably old C2 with only a USB-B port.

As far as I can tell, the only additions to the X are the drawbars and the USB-A port, assuming it has one. The audio demos for the C2x are the same as for the C2, so I donít think any sound engines have been added. The drawbars will allow for some tweakability of the presets, but a $200 increase seems high if thatís all thatís been added. Still interested, but not a slam dunk. Wish there was a 73 key version.

The C2x accessories page also shows a gig bag, which is new.

I think a lot of Kurzweil synths used the TP/9-S, and also the NI S61 and S61mk2. Only difference for the TP/9-P is presumedly the key shape?


Edited by tfort (01/25/18 07:42 AM)
Edit Reason: Added TP/9 info.

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#2904618 - 01/25/18 07:41 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: tfort]
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As far as I can tell, the only additions to the X are the drawbars and the USB-A port, assuming it has one. The audio demos for the C2x are the same as for the C2, so I donít think any sound engines have been added. The drawbars will allow for some tweakability of the presets, but a $200 increase seems high if thatís all thatís been added. Still interested, but not a slam dunk. Wish there was a 73 key version.


Surely the whole Sledge/VA side is new? And I think the statement "A tone wheel organ model derived from Numa Organ" suggests more than just existing presets with some tweaking. It's possible that they haven't updated the demos. Agree that a 7x-key version would be more attractive...

I looked for a manual but couldn't see one on the website.

Cheers, Mike.


Edited by stoken6 (01/25/18 07:41 AM)
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#2904620 - 01/25/18 07:42 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Reports [Re: Mark Zeger]
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Originally Posted By: Mark Zeger
Originally Posted By: MurMan
The admin at the Spectrasonics Omnisphere Power Users FB group just posted that the new modulation sources are blowing his mind with possibilities.

He went on to post that his mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

Dayum! He uses his tongue prettier than....oh never mind!

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