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Keys and Synths

Keyboards and synthesizers (hardware and software)


  1. The Keyboard Corner

    Synths, pianos, software, analog, digital, modeling, virtual instruments, programming tips - this is the place on the web for discussions, debates, opinions and assistance...and the occasional sports thread.




  2. The Keyboard Chronicles • Podcast

    A podcast that covers the life of a keyboard player, both amateur and professional. 


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    • And I just tested it, unfortunately it's not working like that, a bit sad, that would have been intelligent!
    • I have one of these, the 2408, since a couple of years, but never really used the AUXes, do you guys have any idea how AUX 3 and 4 are dealt with on the stereo channels? Can the "musician mix" outputs be used for actually sending stereo signal from a stereo channel on either of AUX 3 or 4, using a TRS cable, and by this actually being able to feed a stereo effect with actual stereo signal?   I could try this of course, but after reading this review I figured I'd throw this out to start with!      
    • Yes, the three synth engines are freely assignable to the fixed splits.  
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