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  • #61
    I am going to get one, most likely the 88 key version, and put it in the spot held by my RD700GX currently. The RD will then go into the living room until I can decide what to do about making a studio out of half of our basement. The basement already houses my son's drum set and xylophone and my Ion and a small amp for that (both on stands). Wife wants me to fix up the basement and make it into a studio but I just don't feel like going through the hassle either doing the work myself or hiring it out.
    Gribs

    ...Music can be used to stimulate mass emotion, while mathematics cannot; and musical incapacity is recognized (no doubt rightly) as mildly discreditable, whereas most people are so frightened of the name of mathematics that they are ready, quite unaffectedly, to exaggerate their own mathematical stupidity.

    G.H. Hardy in A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).

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    • #62
      The new Nord Stage 2 would suit me better than Kronos if I could afford it and carry it (Electro 73 is half the weight) along other stuff. I'll recommend it to fellow keyboardists though.

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      • #63
        1/10 is only $300 oke:

        Why do people always leave the price of the computer out of the argument? $300 won't buy you much in the way of software, anyway

        No, I am not buying a Kronos. I have too much time and $$$ invested in patches, samples and sequences for Yamaha gear to jump ship...just took delivery on an XF yesterday

        BTW I also use software (Live, Melodyne, Absynth, A.C.E., Synplant) and I paid a lot more than $300 for it.


        Seriously!

        A top of the line MacBook Pro is well into the 3k range. The software outside of that can easily run 1500 or more. Even if you steal the software you're talking about the same price for a less stable, non-dedicated piece of hardware.

        You can certainly argue about the sound and sonic preferences (the Kronos has a modular synth inside it, so it seems about as limited as your imagination ), but to claim that the Kronos isn't economical when compared to a computer + software is a mathematical fallacy.


        PS, I usually HATE workstations, but in the case of the Kronos I authentically am finding myself defending it
        Formerly known as sausagefoot.

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        • #64
          My studio dump is already in progress -- I've sold my M50 and Ensoniq DP/4, and have a JX-8P and Polysix for sale (I'll get the Blofeld up soon, too, but am now thinking about holding onto my MKS-70) -- and I'm pretty sure I'll use the money to finance a Kronos 88 (and the extra space to fit it in), but I am still considering the possibility of getting a "last gen" flagship instead. Motif XS8s and M3-88s sometimes appear on my local craigslist for well under $2K, so that really might be the smarter move. But who am I kidding. I'll probably just get a Kronos 88.
          Prophet 5 | MKS-70 | Microwave XTk

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          • #65
            Keep the Blofeld - that one is seriously irreplaceable (it's also cheap to have)!
            If you need a KSP script, e-mail me! Depending on amount of work, the price can be arranged!

            Folio: Zero-G - Animato | Sonokinetic - Tigris & Euphrates - Desert Voice - Carousel - Toccata - Voices Of Israel - EMP - FE | Hollow Sun - HSDV Drum Synthesiser - Music Laboratory Machines Series - RMI Electrapiano

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            • #66
              i'm eager to have a play on one in a shop..ill jump straight to the ms20 and see how that performs..'if' i got one it would be the 61 key version
              http://www.cresshead.comhttp://soundcloud.com/cresshead-1Korg Volca Bass, Logic Pro 9, Arturia Mini Brute, Roland sh-01 - korg electribe emx - Blofeld - Nanozwerg - yamaha RX5 - CS1X - Korg DDD1 - Trackman -ipad3

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              • #67
                Wife wants me to fix up the basement and make it into a studio


                You have the most awesome wife...
                Response from John from American Musical Supply on why I have received 2 used/damaged Korg M3's and 1 reboxed M3 from Guitar Center (a.k.a. why I'll never buy from AMS again): Footfall wrote:What you're experiencing with these units is the result of our warehouse crew intentionally "overpacking" this product.Current Korg Gear: KRONOS 88 (4GB), M50-73 (PS mod), RADIAS-73, Electribe MX, Triton Pro (MOSS, SCSI, CF, 64MB RAM), DVP-1, MEX-8000, MR-1, KAOSSilator, nanoKey, nanoKontrol, nanoPAD 2

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                • #68
                  Keep the Blofeld - that one is seriously irreplaceable (it's also cheap to have)!


                  Good point. I'm mean, really, I could probably get $350 MAX for it. Is that really worth it? And one should ALWAYS have some Waldorf in one's setup...
                  Prophet 5 | MKS-70 | Microwave XTk

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                  • #69
                    Good point. I'm mean, really, I could probably get $350 MAX for it. Is that really worth it? And one should ALWAYS have some Waldorf in one's setup...


                    Personally, I'd sell it - and get the keyboard version. I love the look of that keyboard. 100% Design Splendidness. I desire one very much.
                    Selected Gearlist: Yamaha PSR-760, 3 meter long Hosa stereo cable (jack to phono).

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                    • #70
                      I'm waiting until I get to play one (several times, I suppose) before I start making decisions ... But I am VERY interested ...

                      It's too bad the sequencer isn't more involved, though ... but it will probably be enough ...

                      I'm thinking 73 key for me ... (although that will probably be the one they don't stock at GC ... )
                      NEW ALBUM RELEASE ... THE END OF TECHNOLOGY ...

                      http://electrocabaret.bandcamp.com/releases ... Introspective future/retro pop dealing with themes of authoritarianism, apocalypse and alcohol ...

                      Featuring "Hot Mess," "Hateful Little Rapper," "Ladio GaGa" and "Somewhere in Time."

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                      • #71
                        1/10 is only $300 oke:

                        Why do people always leave the price of the computer out of the argument? $300 won't buy you much in the way of software, anyway


                        Yup, but $300 will get you both a laptop and sound interface (if you go for used ones, admittedly). Aaand since everything is free on the internet I didn't take the software into account.
                        www.lospalindromas.com

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                        • #72
                          Yup, but $300 will get you both a laptop and sound interface (if you go for used ones, admittedly). Aaand since everything is free on the internet I didn't take the software into account.


                          A ****************ty laptop and a ****************ty sound interface.

                          Have fun with that
                          Formerly known as sausagefoot.

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                          • #73
                            Well, that doesn't tell me much since I'm not very fond of how the OASYS sounds either.


                            Well then, you are beyond salvation. Go back to your shed with your $150 laptop which can't run all the latest (good sounding) softsynths and a noisy $150 audio interface.
                            If you need a KSP script, e-mail me! Depending on amount of work, the price can be arranged!

                            Folio: Zero-G - Animato | Sonokinetic - Tigris & Euphrates - Desert Voice - Carousel - Toccata - Voices Of Israel - EMP - FE | Hollow Sun - HSDV Drum Synthesiser - Music Laboratory Machines Series - RMI Electrapiano

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                            • #74

                              Aaand since everything is free on the internet I didn't take the software into account.

                              If you were a simple ****************ing thief or something, then true, I guess you wouldn't have to take the cost of software into account. Unless, of course, one only used legitimately free software with that $300 laptop and sound interface combo. But then, who would compare something like that to a synth like the Korg Kronos?
                              Selected Gearlist: Yamaha PSR-760, 3 meter long Hosa stereo cable (jack to phono).

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                              • #75
                                woah, woah, woah... he doesn't have to be a thief to get free sound software, there's legitimate free stuff out there. Easy with that axe, Eugene.
                                Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.

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