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  • Birthday 12/01/1965


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    Columbus, OHIO


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    Recording, writing songs


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    Television technician
  1. I want to look for Transcribe, I'd like that functionality. I hate learning songs from the strange scrolling blobs on youtube, and most songs don't seem to have good keyboard parts written out. The life of the keyboard player, gotta know stuff, gotta figure stuff out.
  2. I remember Isaac from my days hanging out on the bass player forum, HCBF. Good times! Sorry Isaac, no hints on the sound, but you might also look at some VSTi stuff. with an okay computer, and an audio interface, you can get a LOT of free and cheap instruments, but beware! There may end up being hundreds of sounds available.
  3. Truth be told, I have little to add here, but I'd like to see this board build up a little traffic, so I think posting helps. I never had the money for bigger, better synths, and these were out of my budget. Even so, I have some opinion. I always thought the Rolands had good synth, string and brass sounds, especially compared to the DX line, which I largely hated. I bought a Korg DW-8000 about a year before the M1 came out. Now, as an adult, with 30 years in my career, I've found myself in a different place. When I bought that DW, my EPS, and a couple modules (K1m and TG-33), I had a
  4. I'm finally getting around to using more of MIDI 1.0, this will add to the learning curve. XD
  5. One other thing, are you maybe exceeding volume limits? that might cause bursts of sound with dropouts, trying to protect speakers, or something...
  6. Just spitballing here, have you exceeded your available voices? Are you trying to hold 16 notes through the transition, but trying for a loud strike on a first note, leaving none to carry on? I use a Motif rack, but have never exceeded that limit to see how it acts. On older keyboards, some would drop the oldest notes first.
  7. I'm slowly working my way to using some soft synths, I go back to the 80's, and have mostly hardware. I should actually take some time, mess with some different Virtual Synths (computer copies of older synths), and learn from some of that. I kind of want to avoid sample playbacks, I'll not ever really sample on my own, but a Minimoog, Oberheim, Wave, etc. copy would be fun to fool with. I have the Arturia Synth lab bundle, but the number of noises is overwhelming. I also have Vacuum Pro, which I do like the sound of. Somewhere, I have a UVI collection, which has DW-8000 soun
  8. http://www.abellaudioinc.com/ These guys do a LOT of repair work on all musical gear, when tours come here and need work done, these are the guys they all go to. Best of luck!
  9. The current stable - Roland RD-700, Roland Juno-DS 61, Roland Lucina, Roland U-110 Yamaha S-80, Yamaha Motif Rack, Yamaha TG-33, Yamaha CP-10 (first keyboard) Korg DW-8000, Korg Wavestation SR, Korg Monologue Those dearly departed - Kawai K1m, Seil DK-70, Ensoniq EPS, Yamaha S-2000, Alesis D4, Oberheim Matrix 1000, Korg Poly-800, Yamaha TX81z, Kawai G-Mega.
  10. Only a little help, I own a DW-8000, and have the manual, but offhand, I know (or believe) that MIDI controllers can be manipulated live (volume, pitch, pgm changes, etc.) can be done via MIDI, but I don't believe you can call up parameters and change them from a MIDI source. To do so would require you to change from Patch to Parameter mode remotely, I don't recall that you can do that. I'll take a look at the book and get back to you, but it was a very early MIDI capable keyboard, and since it could only recall one parameter at a time, I doubt there was that kind of flexibility. On a
  11. I once owned a DK-70 (many years ago), a Keytar type instrument. That one also just stopped working. I thought the power might have been reversed, but had not changed adapters. you might be able to take it to an electronics person, they would lokely know what burned, and could replace it, even if they're not a musical instrument tech. It may have burned before you messed with a ribbon cable, hard to say for sure. If you know a good repair person, they're your best bet. good luck!
  12. Back in the 80's, we were practicing in a friends unheated garage. We'd walled off a section, and put a small space heater in there, it stayed around 50 degrees, and was okay, nothing seemed to suffer for that. You can get a window seal kit for about $1, if you're really worried about temperature from that one window.
  13. Cool! Behringer is being really cool about bringing affordable versions of these classics. There is only a limited supply of originals, and a hobbyist like me would never buy an original (at the ridiculous asking prices), but I'll play around with an affordable clone, why not?
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