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GEARLAB REQUESTS: Please post them here! #3022136 01/05/20 05:31 PM
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It can be reasonably argued that the best way to find out what the community is interested in seeing in the MPN GearLab would be to ask the community. idk idea grin

This thread is for exactly that. cool thu

Please feel free to post (and/or approve of) suggestions for gear you'd like to help us check out. Obviously, we have no way of assuring when - or even if - these requests will be able to be realized...but, if nothing else, this thread should ideally help us to get a better idea of what sort of things we should pursue.

Thanks so much for contributing!

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Re: GEARLAB REQUESTS: Please post them here! [Re: Dave Bryce] #3022266 01/06/20 03:54 PM
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Very cool initiative! smile

I think a proper review of the Kurzweil PC4 would be really great, since this keyboard has gotten little coverage apart from a few product demos on YouTube.

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Originally Posted by Modler
Very cool initiative! smile

I think a proper review of the Kurzweil PC4 would be really great, since this keyboard has gotten little coverage apart from a few product demos on YouTube.

+1

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Re: GEARLAB REQUESTS: Please post them here! [Re: Dave Bryce] #3022331 01/07/20 02:14 AM
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Is this limited to new products currently in production?

Re: GEARLAB REQUESTS: Please post them here! [Re: Dave Bryce] #3022337 01/07/20 02:31 AM
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For the time being, probably...although, going forward, I can see a scenario where the MPN Advisory Board folks could review older pieces of gear..especially if the community digs the idea.

We'd just have to figure out the details.

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Re: GEARLAB REQUESTS: Please post them here! [Re: Dave Bryce] #3022461 01/08/20 12:36 AM
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Well,... keeping it mostly fresh..

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Although, it seems that ( recently ) the same day a new keyboard is released, a video review of some sort is on YouTube within minutes. That doesn’t mean it’s a useful review necessarily......


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Re: GEARLAB REQUESTS: Please post them here! [Re: Dave Bryce] #3022967 01/10/20 06:01 PM
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Re: GEARLAB REQUESTS: Please post them here! [Re: Dave Bryce] #3022974 01/10/20 06:22 PM
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All duly noted.

Thanks, guys!

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Re: GEARLAB REQUESTS: Please post them here! [Re: Dave Bryce] #3023091 01/11/20 12:51 AM
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I'd like to echo the suggestion of the Hydrasynth and Wavestate. The former is the first synth in quite a while to come with that grail of a ribbon built-in. The poly AT is also of serious interest to me. I can tell that the engine is good, but those control facets are a fascinating part of the new controller resurgence. The Wavestate makes Korg's version of wavesequencing at least SANE to approach, finally and the thing is a treasure chest of the company's sound history. Instruments like the new Fantom or Summit, I can suss readily. These two, interestingly less so.


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Re: GEARLAB REQUESTS: Please post them here! [Re: Dave Bryce] #3023110 01/11/20 03:24 AM
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Count me in as interested in the Wavestate (love my Wavestation!) and Hydrasynth as well.

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Re: GEARLAB REQUESTS: Please post them here! [Re: Dave Bryce] #3023167 01/11/20 06:00 PM
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A few people mentioned already mentioned the Hydrasynth, but it seems they are available and shipping now.
Perhaps another request for a review is timely?


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Re: GEARLAB REQUESTS: Please post them here! [Re: ChiefDanG] #3023177 01/11/20 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by ChiefDanG
A few people mentioned already mentioned the Hydrasynth, but it seems they are available and shipping now.
Perhaps another request for a review is timely?
We reached out to them a few months back, so they know there's interest.

Hopefully we'll see them at the show this week.

dB

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I know arrangers don't get much love on this forum, but like many things electronic, the state of the art has advanced considerably, these boards are worth a second look.

I've had a handful of arrangers over the years, mostly for the speakers. Since I've gotten my Korg Pa1000 I've been blown away by many aspects of it:

- the sound quality is outrageously good, better than any board I've ever heard. For the first time I can play woodwinds and brass and not be embarrased. Their expressiveness is just wonderful (though I still use them sparingly, I still feel funny emulating saxes and trumpets). Equally, the basses are fantastic and overall there's a sheen to the sounds that's majestic and magnificent, esp on orchestral patches. With 24 oscillators to work with and very deep editing, there's a ton of sound sculpting possible, though no sync mode.

- the speakers are fantastic, they do the sounds justice, very rich and full-bodied. They're woofer plus tweeter and have 66 watts to work with.

- the quality of the rhythms are kind of mind-blowing to me. Not only are the drums punchy, but the programming is top-notch. If nothing else, a great metronome.

- the Styles are so good I actually use them. I've always hated the repetitive nature of arrangers playing, but more than anything, how uninspiring they sound. Not here. It often feels like I've got studio musicians that are supporting whatever I play. I've often wondered why this quality of playing was not happening in arrangers, but Korg Italy has got this one covered

- it's easy to choose how much auto-accompaniment you want, you can selectively activate the drums, bass and accompaniment.

- the quality of the arrangements is so good that it's an excellent teaching board, you can isolate the bass, drums, accompaniment and learn the many many Styles onboard

- the top panel controls for guitar/vocal fx (on/off, volume, amount of fx, engaging harmonizer button) is wonderful for folks that use the guitar/vocal inputs

I would strongly suggest amoung Korg's offerings that the Pa1000 be the one reviewed. The Pa700 is a subset of the Pa1000, and the Pa4X is twice the price! And has no built-in speakers. And weighs 10 pounds more. And, AFAIK, the Pa1000 has 98% of the PCM data of the Pa4X, these boards are practically identical sound wise.

If nothing else, GC has a 45 day return. Try the Pa1000 out and see if it isn't all I'm saying. It's not only OMBs and duos who can benefit from a board like this!


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Re: GEARLAB REQUESTS: Please post them here! [Re: Dave Bryce] #3025108 01/22/20 08:01 PM
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I'm really curious about the IK Multimedia Sunset Sound plugin.

Can you get "those" sounds out of it?

Does the "new" convolution engine sound better? Is it a Volterra kernal based product?

Memory/CPU hog?


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Originally Posted by Chip McDonald
I'm really curious about the IK Multimedia Sunset Sound plugin.

Can you get "those" sounds out of it?

Does the "new" convolution engine sound better? Is it a Volterra kernal based product?

Memory/CPU hog?

I know some of the foilks at IK - I'll see if I can lay hands on a copy.

dB

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I know there are at least a few folks around here (if not more than a few) that are interested in the new keyboard amps from Motion Sound. It certainly would not require the depth of detail of a keyboard review, but comparing them to PPA speakers along with the different models in the line would interest me.

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Originally Posted by aellison62
Well,... keeping it mostly fresh..

ASM Hydrasynth
Roland Jupiter X
Korg Wavestate
Roland Fantom
Novation Summit
Udo Super 6

Although, it seems that ( recently ) the same day a new keyboard is released, a video review of some sort is on YouTube within minutes. That doesn’t mean it’s a useful review necessarily......

I second the Fantom!


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I don't expect an Osmose review, due to the limited run & boutique nature of it, but I keep eyeballing a small ROLI, for the 5-D element. I find myself using cello and e-guitars for leads more lately, so you can understand the draw to a more feel-y state of playability for those. The Osmose is so high-end, I'm as curious about the tech advancement involved as I am about the experience of engaging it with an uber-patch active. Its a GAS fantasy.


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All noted - thanks, guys!

No idea how long it's gonna take us to bang out the right format for these or how many (if any!) of the products requeasted will be made available to us, but we'll do our best. If nothing else, these requesats give us an idea of the type of thing you'd like to see On The Slab. grin

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Originally Posted by Chip McDonald
I'm really curious about the IK Multimedia Sunset Sound plugin.

Can you get "those" sounds out of it?

Does the "new" convolution engine sound better? Is it a Volterra kernal based product?

Memory/CPU hog?




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