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Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by pimentoLoaf, Sep 14, 2006.
What are you using to create with?
i still use my korg ms-10 a bit:
but mostly it's Reason and a piano. once i get my juno-6 serviced, i'll start using that again:
I mostly use the Yamaha CS1x for MIDI controlling. Otherwise I have Sidstation, Korg MS2000, drum machine, plus lots of other synths and controllers.
In my case, it's a just-introduced Yamaha PSR-450 for use with Logic Express.
MicroKorg, for both MIDI and regular synthin'....
I recently picked up an Edirol PCR-M30. Lots of knobs and such, and a good mod wheel. Only 2.5 octaves- I wish I had opted for more keys at this point. But small to travel with.
I like the Edirols a lot. Similar situation: I owned an Oxygen8, which was nice, but the 2 octaves proved to be more frustrating than I thought it would be. So I sold it.
I'm in the market though have no clue, my budget is about £100
I use an Evolution Mk249-C to control both Reason & Logic. It's not the most hi-tech, but it does the job nicely.
Yamaha DX-11 and Reason
i mostly use a banged-up juno-60 of which i'm pretty fond. i may end up purchasing one of the midi retrofit kits available for it (it uses a weird proprietary roland digital control mechanism that is supported by roughly zero other pieces of audio equipment)
Oxygen 8 M -Audio
and Ableton Live/Logic E/Reason.
M-Audio Keystation 49e
with Reason 3.0 mostly
I automate most of what
I need in the software,
so i didn't need all kinds
of knobs and buttons.
49 keys was nicer than 25.
Once i get my studio set-up again...
It is a pretty cool set-up if you like older 80's stuff:
Korg Dw-6000 (although I am hunting for a DW-8000)
Sequential Tom (always looking for Drumware/Interval Music cartridges)
Moog Liberation (non-midi)
Kawai Q-80 sequencer (for the "road" which I don't do, but what the hey...)
ART Proverb upgraded to Proverb200
Simmons SPM 8:2
2 Akai S612 samplers
Korg DSS-1 I intend to sell, but I'll mention it
and the brains behind this studio? Amiga 4000 running Bars & Pipes Pro
I also have a sample dump editor
With the exception of the DSS-1, I wouldn't trade any of it... I love these older synths.
Now, an advertisement for my thread - I need some help for a new home audio set-up I am considering, so please visit it and give me some advice...
CME UF6 61key. The USB drivers kinda suck, but using midi works just fine i hear, but i havent used the MIDI yet. Its a nice keyboard/midi controller overall.
Hey guys/gals speaking of midi controllers, I just contacted a guy to buy his Yamaha DX7. Any DX7 owners out there? I'm planning to use it as a controller, as well as synth. I'm having trouble finding OS X software as a librarian or patch loader for the DX7. Anyone know of anything? Thanks,
Been using an M-Audio Oxygen 8 for most of the work I do. It's mostly pad related stuff or parts that are generally confined to an octave or two.
Close to what I am using Edirol PCR-M80, glad I opted for the extra keys, and fits well on the desktop, which is handy.
Right now only plugged into garageband, plan on moving to Logic come Christmas time (c'mon Santa! )
i use a novation remote 25 with logic pro7
I had ordered an Edirol PCR-M80; second thoughts crept in as it wasn't a sound-producing synth with speakers. I modified the order for an Edirol PC-80 which, alas, wasn't explained well on the Edirol site that this was a speaker-oriented version of the M80 for playing an included software synth. Had I not already bought Logic Express I probably wouldn't have minded, but...
I opted for the aforementioned Yamaha synth with MIDI capability. (BTW, it wasn't just introduced: it came out in late 2005 or early 2006.)
What I should have done was follow through on an earlier idea: a Yamaha S03 attached to my Creature speakers sitting underneath. (Would this combo require a pre-amp?) It has MIDI and the usual array of synth sounds (piano, organ, flute, & strings).
If I had the money, I'd upgrade to a Motif MO8.
Cant Get Midi!
are you using reason 4????
i have a microkorg and reason 4.0 on my macbook connected with a midi to usb cable... everything works perfectly and when i unplug my usb cable reason says the device i added is disconected so i know it recognizes it. but i CANNOT for the life of me get it to control and play synth.
reason 4 will NOT let my use my microkorg as a midi controller ??? are their leopard drivers ?? :/:/
im so frustrated. please help guys.
im on 10.5.2
Casio CTK-530 on Channel 2
M-Audio Keystudio 49 on Channel 1
The CTK-530 is great for standard piano or wide range pads/percussion seeing as it's got 5 octaves, whereas I use the Keystudio when replicating a synthesizer, because it has a Modwheel, Pitchbender and Volume Slider.
I also do a fair bit of automation through software, but as soon as I have funds I'm going to invest in a midi controller with a few faders and sliders on it.
i'm using a carillon 25 key usb midi controller:
was pretty cheap, and feels cheap, but i use it just to input the notes into logic and for changing synth parameter values with real knobs.
someone was asking about one with a budget of £100. this cost me £50, but isn't a synth. not sure if you could get a synth for under £100
i use a fatar sl-880 as a controller though i sometimes use my ms-2000 for synth lines.
and pmboos: what a great setup!
i miss my dw-8000 and ex-8000..cept the ex drifted outta tune far worse than my minimoog did. ( which is saying a lot).
i also have a dss-1...still love it's gritty 8 bit sound and the dual delays. have boxes of blank DS/DD floppies cause they're tough to find. still think it's pitch/mod stick is the best controller ever made.