Keyboard/synthesizer

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Re: Keyboard/synthesizer

Post by John Taverna » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:09 am

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Re: Keyboard/synthesizer

Post by Sauerkraut » Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:43 am

mezcalhead wrote: Now that's rock and roll .. !

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guess I'll go spend what's left on booze..
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Re: Keyboard/synthesizer

Post by Pumpkin » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:16 pm

Any keyboard/piano from toys r us would be cool,thats where I'm heading this week.
All ya do is put a out put jack where the speaker is and plug it into your effects chain.

Let me say,it's very interesting!

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Re: Keyboard/synthesizer

Post by Pumpkin » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:18 pm

Sauerkraut wrote:
mezcalhead wrote: Now that's rock and roll .. !

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guess I'll go spend what's left on booze..
Even more rock n roll! ;D

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Re: Keyboard/synthesizer

Post by Sauerkraut » Sun May 27, 2007 10:12 am

bump

I'm buying an Alesis Micron real soon, hopefully I'll have one by the end of this week. When I noticed it being used in CSS's Alala: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boutyHncNiY I finally made a decision (and it's my 20th birthday tomorrow, so I have something to spend).

thank you all for your advice!
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Re: Keyboard/synthesizer

Post by Gw10101 » Mon May 28, 2007 8:19 pm

I guess i'm a little late to help on this one. But i would jump in and suggest the Novation K-station, 2 octaves of volocity sencitive keys a ton of continuous controllers on the face of it. A good price point, i think you can get them used for near 200$ american. And it has a some what cool effects processor built in. 

Also, I have a micron, but i honestly dont dig it too much for what i am doing right now. I have also had an MS-2000 from korg wich shares the same sound engine as the microKorg, and i though it was pretty cool. Although for me having full sized keys and lots of continuous controllers on the top panel would push me in that direction.

As a side note, you asked about guitar effects on a keyboard, The keyboard player in my band has a fx pedal board that rivals mine, and he uses it to great effect.

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Post by JazzBlaster » Mon May 28, 2007 8:37 pm

Gw10101 wrote: As a side note, you asked about guitar effects on a keyboard, The keyboard player in my band has a fx pedal board that rivals mine, and he uses it to great effect.

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On all my Jazzblaster stuff I use a $99 yamaha kbd through guitar fx. I like the kbd parts to sound a bit less conventional.

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Re: Keyboard/synthesizer

Post by Sauerkraut » Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:05 am

I picked it up yesterday and so far I really like it, it's got some great organ sounds and it sounds really nice with my guitar effects. I could get pretty close to Radiohead's 'Motion Picture Soundtrack' and some of Yo La Tengo's organ sounds. I also hope to be able to get a sound similar to Broadcast - Black Cat, it should be possible with the oscillator button. I haven't found out what program the girl in CSS uses to get her sound, anyone know which one it is? One thing I don't like is the fact that I haven't been able to find a normal piano simulation yet, which is odd as there are 'vintage piano' and honky-tonk piano simulations, I'd like to practice with a electric piano or just a plain piano sound.

all in all I'm pretty happy with it
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Re: Keyboard/synthesizer

Post by glimmertwin » Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:43 am

I'm a huge Broadcast fan too - glad the Micron worked out with you.  At least on Broadcast's newer stuff they seem like rawer waveforms - just plain ole sine/sawtooth stuff.  They also seem to be very fond of that SID Chip sound from the old C64/128s...Good luck!
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Post by tsalwel » Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:55 am

Sauerkraut wrote: I picked it up yesterday and so far I really like it, it's got some great organ sounds and it sounds really nice with my guitar effects. I could get pretty close to Radiohead's 'Motion Picture Soundtrack' and some of Yo La Tengo's organ sounds. I also hope to be able to get a sound similar to Broadcast - Black Cat, it should be possible with the oscillator button. I haven't found out what program the girl in CSS uses to get her sound, anyone know which one it is? One thing I don't like is the fact that I haven't been able to find a normal piano simulation yet, which is odd as there are 'vintage piano' and honky-tonk piano simulations, I'd like to practice with a bit of an electric piano or just a piano sound.

all in all I'm pretty happy with it
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Re: Keyboard/synthesizer

Post by Sauerkraut » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:32 pm

thanks!

happy happy joy joy

my dad's turning 50 this thursday, so the next party's just around the corner.
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