RABid Posted October 6, 2003 Share Posted October 6, 2003 For those who have a large setup, do you tend to focus on one brand or is your setup spread across multiple brands? Why? Has this changed lately with the proliferation of software? I am a bit focused on Roland. Most likely because my favorite dealer sales Roland. I get good support and my questions are always answered. Also, I like the feel of the keyboard and the joystick. But, my Roland setup is as much about electronic drums as keyboards. The Fantom and XV-5080 are the most expensive items in my rig, and are joined by a Handsonic, SP-11 kit, and TD-8. Yamaha, E-mu, Korg, Clavia and Novation are all represented. For some reason I dont have any Alesis or Kurzweil instruments in my setup. My spending habits have changed quite a bit lately. I no longer look at expensive keyboards. If I want an expensive sound I get it in software. Now when I look at hardware I look at two areas. Is it easy to use and control? Does it free up a lot of CPU cycles from my computer. In the past year I have picked up a lot of low end items that sound good and easily replace things I was doing on computer. The Yamaha DX200 and FS1r make a great alternative to FM7. The Emu XL-7 is almost like FruityLoops in cheap hardware. Some sounds that come from my $260 used Wavestation SR would take 50% of my CPU if done on a VSTi. At one time I considered hardware to be the basis of my music and software to be filter. Now I consider hardware to be for writing and filler, and software for those special sounds. Robert This post edited for speling. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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