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I was wondering if any of you had advise of what is best to play live with? And what all is necessary to play rock n' roll? I recently bought a Yamaha S30 and have heard so much great stuff about the Korg Karma and Triton. Don't you think it would be better for me to buy a Triton rack to the MIDI Yamaha S30 controler, or do you have better suggestions? What ever is the best for the best price. I would appreciate the help! Thanks! :confused:
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stjane:

This is a loaded question. There is nothing NECESSARY to play rock and roll execpt some FORM of keyboard, if you're a keyboard player. In the 60's, musicians played with Vox Continentals. In the 70's, there were Hammonds, Rhodes, Mellotrons, and monophonic synths. In the 80's, people toured with 500,000 dollar Synclaviers, and 1,000 dollar Roland Junos.

 

What do YOU want to do? What do you think you NEED to play out with? The style of music you play will dictate a lot.

 

The S30 is a good bread-and-butter synth. Is that what you need? Are you in a band environment that requires (or not) sequencing? Do you need apreggiators? Sampling? Real-time controls?

 

Mainly, you should trust your ears and your hands. Let them dictate whether what you have works or not. It's too easy to go out and spend a gazillion dollars on equipment that ends up only being used in 1 or 2 songs. It might take a little more work, but sometimes it's best to take the stuff you have and make *it* work for you.

 

..Joe

 

[ 12-08-2001: Message edited by: joegerardi ]

Setup: Korg Kronos 61, Roland XV-88, Korg Triton-Rack, Motif-Rack, Korg N1r, Alesis QSR, Roland M-GS64 Yamaha KX-88, KX76, Roland Super-JX, E-Mu Longboard 61, Kawai K1II, Kawai K4.
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yo,

 

i agree with joe. if you don't need to compose, don't get the karma. for example, i'm a big into staple sounds - pianos, organs, pads, a few synths. so there's no need for me to go buy a waldorf or virus (oh but if i had money coming out of my midi port....). i need something with 88 weighted keys and a separate synth. you might just need a 61-note synth. and don't let brands necessarily deceive you. i had an ensoniq

sq-2 workstation and though it isn't the leading brand it did me great for ages. just because it doesn't cost $435345345345345345345345 doesn't mean you can't get something good out of it (but i do hear the little voices saying "kurzweil.....kurzweil.......i will change your life.... :eek: "

 

and as far as i know, the s-30 is very good.

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Any board which supplies a decent piano, decent Rhodes, decent Hammond-type organ, perhaps a Clav & a few synth tones ought to do. JMO of course.

 

 

Originally posted by stjane02:

I was wondering if any of you had advise of what is best to play live with? And what all is necessary to play rock n' roll? I recently bought a Yamaha S30 and have heard so much great stuff about the Korg Karma and Triton. Don't you think it would be better for me to buy a Triton rack to the MIDI Yamaha S30 controler, or do you have better suggestions? What ever is the best for the best price. I would appreciate the help! Thanks! :confused:

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Originally posted by coyote:

Any board which supplies a decent piano, decent Rhodes, decent Hammond-type organ, perhaps a Clav & a few synth tones ought to do. JMO of course.

 

 

 

... and the S-30 that you have ought to do all of those things quite nicely, I would think, as the Yahama (I've got an S-80) excels at keyboard instruments in particular. If you need more, though, you have tons of options in terms of a module ... everything from the relatively inexpensive roland jv-1010 (tons of sounds in a very tiny box ... don't have one though so can't offer details) up to the darn expensive Triton rack you mentioned, which of course, by most if not all accounts is awesome.

 

Its really a matter of your individual (or your band's) (a) needs; (b) budget, and © tastes. You should be able to cover a lot of ground with just what you've got though.

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If you frequently play live I suggest you get a second meat and potatoes keyboard. Use both, but be ready to play any show with only one. You just never know when a keyboard is going to give you problems. A lot of keyboards fill this role. Korg Triton and Roland XP-30 come to mind. If the Yamaha is not 76 note, then consider getting a 76 note controller and a module. It will feel much nicer on piano and some lead parts.
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