eric Posted November 15, 2003 Share Posted November 15, 2003 Well, I succumbed to gear lust in a big way. I'm a pretty sick puppy. Lately, I'm in an almost constant state of flux and I go through this about every 12-18 months. I decide to reinvent my live rig for better sound, better playability, you name it. I picked up an ES7 yesterday and have been playing with it quite a bit. I have two road gigs tomorrow and will try it out to see how it works. I'm going to carry my V-Combo as the top tier keyboard to play Hammond, as I'm not fully comfortable using the ES organ sounds without drawbar control. The ES organs are very respectable, but just not sure if I would be digging them live or not. I have been marking favorite sounds and trying to assemble the patches that I'll need to get through these gigs. Looks like I won't have time to fully explore creative layering, but instead use the basic sounds as presented by the ES. One issue I have is that in order to save all these performances, I will need to over-write the ones in there, most of which are very inspiring and great examples of what this keyboard can do. It is a lot of manual effort to figure out which factory sounds I want to keep and then quarantine them to several banks, opening myself up some free spots to save my gig sounds. I could not determine if there are any "BLANK" performance spots in the ES and presume I may need some type of external memory to pull this off without nuking some of the factory presets. Any ideas? I'll be excited to try this keyboard over the weekend and see how it works for me live. At home, I'm absolutely addicted to the arps and I even starting playing with the sequencer...the last hardware sequencer I used was on my M1 back in the late 80's and early 90's! Regards, Eric Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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