The MODX patch sounded great David, especially because it isn't modified. Too bad you weren't visible from the angle the video was shot at.
Thanks Mark though I don’t mind not being too visible
LOL we must be the same person because 1) I have a knack for not being in photos or videos, if there is a hanging chandelier it will be in front of my face and 2) I don't mind
I had a bit of a breakthrough with my Modx. I have not been digging the "analog" sounds in the thing...just sound kind of weedy. We added subdivisions from Rush since Neil Peart just passed away and our drummer loves Rush, fun for me too! I made a really surprisingly-good patch for this song from scratch using one part, "Analog Pad" (which consists of a few sawtooths as the elements). For one thing, most of the patches in the machine are too awash in reverb so reducing it helped to really hear what I was doing. I added a chorus (not too much) and currently have "Emphasis" for another effect and that seems to give it a bit of punch. I can always add more parts to try to thicken it up too, but along that road lies danger (layering often I find ends up making the patch worse unless you have specific things in mind.)
I still have a hankering for a knobby analog synth, which is part of my next question:
I'm thinking of picking up a Novation Peak or Prophet, or maybe a Virus (I used to own one)
Can splits and layers be set up midi-wise using the module and internal sounds? The trick here would be how to stop the module from responding on the split where you wanted the internal sound only (without having to program the module to play only in a range, which is possible I guess). In other words, can the modx be set up where one range is local-only, and another sends midi out?
Modx plays only it's own electric piano up to C4, then only my new Prophet
plays from C4 on up.
2nd related split/external question:
With an ipad, so far I have just simply used any patch on the MODX and mute any parts if I want to only play the ipad. Haven't tried to gig with it yet. So: if playing ipad sounds, can these be part of splits and layers?
I have MODX piano playing on the left side, ipad b3 organ playing only on the right.
If that works, I might let my Electro go, use the Modx/ipad for organ, and get the Prophet keyboard.
And as a spanner in the works, I'm thinking about selling all of it and getting a Nord Stage
...talk about analysis paralysis.