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  • for one, Casio even made an version of the SK-8, called the SK-8A (for Arabic). A vanilla SK-8 can be hacked for Arabic tuning, but I don't think you get the Middle Eastern drum samples of the 8A.

    The Korg Prophecy and Z1 have a bunch of different scales, plus a user scale. Imagine other Korgs do too.
    http://soundcloud.com/liliththekitten

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    • The list of sounds is interesting. Found a few videos.


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llP5CumYuqw


      It got me wondering if any other manufacturers have come out with regional versions of their keyboards.


      Yes, they have; pls check this one:

      http://youtu.be/P1vQWS3mNEQ

      As far as I know, there is also a PSR-OR 700 TR version is available (with more Turkish stuff added).

      And of course Korg PA series.. Pls check this one from Syria:

      http://youtu.be/x7drQuMWGlg

      The lady who is demonstrating the Casio is a Germany-born Turk; these stuff are very popular among traditional music lovers. Not my league at all; but I like "koma"s (quarter tones)

      Cheers!
      butterflies & hurricanes..

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      • People tend to forget how much cool stuff Vangelis did before he settled into the mellow new age sound.


        with his mellow new age digital instruments..

        Nothing but the good stuff in these clips:

        http://hotrodmotm.com/sounds/vangelis2.mpeg

        http://hotrodmotm.com/sounds/vangelis3.mpeg
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        • Yes, they have; pls check this one:

          http://youtu.be/P1vQWS3mNEQ

          As far as I know, there is also a PSR-OR 700 TR version is available (with more Turkish stuff added).

          And of course Korg PA series.. Pls check this one from Syria:

          http://youtu.be/x7drQuMWGlg

          The lady who is demonstrating the Casio is a Germany-born Turk; these stuff are very popular among traditional music lovers. Not my league at all; but I like "koma"s (quarter tones)

          Cheers!


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          • with his mellow new age digital instruments..

            Nothing but the good stuff in these clips:

            http://hotrodmotm.com/sounds/vangelis2.mpeg

            http://hotrodmotm.com/sounds/vangelis3.mpeg


            Nice find! I wish I could make them bigger so that I could Gear Watch. What the heck is he sitting on? A bar stool? He towers over his kit and has to bend over like a giant. Or is he just really tall?
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            • .....My impressions......
              Wow it's a real synth. I love the fact that the ROMpler is completely separate area. As for the sound, I think it's fairly fat sounding, bright but not brittle and the filters are not "grainy" sounding. All in all, it's a great product at a great price point. I hope it helps revive the hardware synth market.

              BTW, it seemed intuitive to me. For me, that's a big deal.

              Good work Mike!!

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              • Started a thread on the XW-G1 but I for one really didn't like it so much. I thought about buying it but I think it needs an OS update and a better palette of starting sounds.
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                • Don't know if this was referenced in the thread, but there is a pro review with audio examples, commentary, etc. It's "open source" so anyone can participate and chime in with their opinions.

                  As to the construction, here's my take. First of all, the buttons will probably last a long, long time if I'm correct that they're by and large using conductive plastic to bridge traces. Those kinds of switches are almost incapable of oxydizing.

                  As to a chassis, the main thing I check for with synths is flexing, which was an issue with my Ensoniq keyboards (they were similar in terms of construction). The XW-P1 hardly flexes at all, which leads me to believe there's some kind of rigid reinforcement going on in there somewhere, maybe an internal bar or something.

                  I'd like to take it apart to see exactly what's going on, but that would put a crimp in the review if I couldn't get it back together again . So far the anecdotal evidence is "looks cheap, but it's holding up." I suspect there might be some "under the hood" tricks in terms of construction.
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                  • ahh so I'm not the only one that does the poke test. ahem.
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                    • ahh so I'm not the only one that does the poke test. ahem.


                      I do that with prostitutes!
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                      • and if she giggles like pillsbury dough boy what happens"?
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                        • I recently purchased a xw p1 and am having trouble with my line input/mic input. At first i ran another keyboard into the inst in and the volume was way too low. i tried editing the parameters in the edit menu. no luck. then i plugged in a microphone to the mic input. its quiet and fuzzy. none of the osc are turned on for the ext channel so it should be a clear sound. i plugged the mic into a D/I and had better luck with the volume but its still fuzzy. HELP!

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