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06-16-2012 05:38 AM
The Microstation is a great piece for lots of M3-style sounds in a cheaper, lighter package, with a keyboard attached besides. But it is nothing like having an M3. Fewer sounds, no RAM expansion for more/custom samples, no pads to play, fewer real-time controls, more cumbersome sound editing, etc. But if the Microstation has enough to do what you need, it's a lot for the money.
I will take a look at this MicroStation, that sounds interesting.
06-16-2012 08:33 AM
The $1095 I quoted was from ebay.
How did you get a new one for $1095? I can only find new for $1599. Blemished/Re-stock I don't have much faith in from too many bad experiences. If I could buy a new one for $1095 I'd do it in a heartbeat. $1599 is the standard at zzsounds, Sweetwater, Musicians Friend, Guitar Center. If anyone knows where to get one for $1095~ new please refer me!
06-16-2012 08:35 AM
My experience is almost opposite of yours. I took my M3 61 to band rehearsals for almost a year and never had a problem with the touchscreen. I found the sampling features to be difficult to learn to use.
One brilliant thing the M3M offers is sampling & resampling to USB at 24/48 - even w/o the expansions. I get better recording quality out of the M3M than I do through my DAW. It has totally changed how I compse & record msic. But I would never gig with it. It's big and the touch screen is temperamental on mine.
06-16-2012 10:26 PM
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06-17-2012 01:25 PM
There is a computer-based editor for it. But while I think computer-based editors make sense for things like this, I worry about the long term. I already have equipment where the computer editors are useless because they don't run on any modern computer. So you end up needing to keep an old computer around if you want to keep using the software.
I see they make a rack version of the Motif but it seems crazy to deal with programming something of today's complexity with a little non-touch digital readout.
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06-19-2012 01:05 PM
Just wondering if you could a bit more detail on how "pretty well" the SKB case fits the M3M. The link on Amazon doesn't provide the dimensions. I've been looking for a case and this sounds decent. Thanks.
SKB makes a case that fits it pretty well, the one for the FCB1010 http://www.amazon.com/SKB-Controller-FCB1010-MFC10 -CyberFoot/dp/B001LNO9JI
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