AnotherScott Posted October 4, 2013 Share Posted October 4, 2013 After gigging with almost as many configurations of keyboards as there are possible sounds on a Minimoog, I think I may have found a pretty lightweight two-board combination that, for 95% of my gigs, wouldn't seem like a compromise. I expect I'd be perfectly happy with the sounds and functionality of a MOXF8 and a Nord Stage 2-73. Every area is covered competently, and I think the capabilities of the two complement each other very nicely. Except... I'm not thrilled with the actions. They're okay, but not ones I get the most joy out of playing. So I'm thinking of swapping out that MOXF8 for a combination of a MOXF6 and one of the Casios I like. I'd have the exact same sounds (okay, plus some in the Casio, which I might use since they're there, but they wouldn't be essential considering all I'd have available to me in the other boards). The main reason to do this is that I'd get what I find to be a better action for piano (using the Casio to trigger a piano sound probably located in the Nord) and a better action for organ (using the MOX6F to trigger the organ sounds of the Nord). Yes, I like the MOX keyboard better than the Nord keyboard for organ. There are some other advantages... a MOXF8 on bottom puts my 2nd-tier keys pretty far away; the Casio on bottom means that I have at least 2 keyboards that are in close proximity to each other, which I like. Also the heaviest single piece I'd need to deal with ends up being noticeably lighter than even the MOXF's 32.8 lbs. It seems kind of indulgent to go from 2 to 3 keyboards, especially for no sonic benefit... just for preferring the feel and the layout. But heck, indulgence is most of why I gig in the first place. I have at least come up with a stand setup that will keep it as compact as possible, so it shouldn't appear too overwhelming on stage. The boards themselves are all pretty compact, and I can kind of sit the front of each one on the back of the one below it. I was just wondering if anyone else ever went for a 3-board gig setup, for reasons having nothing to do with sound. Maybe this is the best place for a shameless plug! Our now not-so-new new video at https://youtu.be/3ZRC3b4p4EI is a 40 minute adaptation of T. S. Eliot's "Prufrock" - check it out! And hopefully I'll have something new here this year. ;-) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.