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#235493 - 06/06/08 10:36 AM gear and software available
Fran Carango Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 8727
Loc: Levittown, Pa, USA
Roland G-70 with 1 gig Compact flash cards..

MediaStation X-76..

EMU Xstand61 controller..

Software:

Native Instruments Bandstand, Kontakt3, Kore2, B4,FM8,Massive,

Acoustica MixCraft4..

Proteus X2..

Roland Hyper canvas, Super Quartet, VSCDXI,Orchestral..

Sony Acid Pro..

Cakewalk Sonar..

PowerTracks..

Band in the Box..

Ableton Live5

GigaStudio3..

HP Pentium4 3.06 desktop, with 4 gigs ram..twin 250 gig drives..17"flat screen monitor..

Assorted SCSI drives..Zip drives and Jazz drives..

Compaq pentiun4 laptop 2.8...loaded..

2 Apex stands with mic booms..

Ultimate Support V Stand with shelf and mic Boom..

Mackie CFX12 mixer..

Pair Yorkville NX520p's

Yorkville 700 watt Subwoofer..

Peavey Monitor..

SoundCraft monitor..

4 Roland Cube 100 keyboard amps[the good ones] with custom covers..

Roland Cube 60 ..

Tune 1000 Harmony Box..

Alesis 6 mixer with effects..

Assorted Keyboard cases with wheels (Gator and GigSkinz)..

AT mics corded and wireless..


I retain the right to cancel any or all offers....

Now I feel better
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#235494 - 06/06/08 01:26 PM Re: gear and software available
Dnj Offline
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Registered: 09/21/00
Posts: 38526
Loc: NJ
Fran.....its about time you cleaned house!

Good Move

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#235495 - 06/06/08 09:22 PM Re: gear and software available
zuki Offline
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Posts: 4181
Fran, you're supposed to play in nursing homes, not join one
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#235496 - 06/07/08 09:56 AM Re: gear and software available
Bachus Offline
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Registered: 03/02/06
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what gear do you keep Fran?

Are you very dissapointed about the mediastation?
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#235497 - 06/07/08 10:49 AM Re: gear and software available
Fran Carango Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 8727
Loc: Levittown, Pa, USA
Quote:
Originally posted by Bachus:
what gear do you keep Fran?

Are you very dissapointed about the mediastation?



Not at all....The Mediastation has so much potential...I need to upgrade the hardware as Domenik has mentioned...

After an all day project with software and some frustration..I thought back to the easy days with my accordion[still have it]...Posting all this gear gave me emotional relief...now I am fine..

Many folks have inquired about my G70...I guess they are still in demand..

I will keep the G70 till the next new Roland lights my fire..even if it takes another 9 years{like the time between my G1000 and G70}....
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#235498 - 06/07/08 11:38 AM Re: gear and software available
Bachus Offline
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Registered: 03/02/06
Posts: 6476


Well i just bought myself an edirol PCR 800 today, hooked it up to my PC and after a strugle of severall hours i finally got Kontakt 3 hooked up to the Asio drivers of my X-fi ..

And then magic happened, i played just the accoustic piano sounds for 3 hours.... I put 3 different piano's on top of eachother and the sound was so phat so lively, so addicting...

Softsnths are definately frustrating to set up but whne they work.... Ouch.
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#235499 - 06/08/08 02:56 AM Re: gear and software available
Bernie9 Offline
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Registered: 09/21/02
Posts: 4569
Loc: Port Charlotte,FL,USA
Bill
I definitely understimated the complexity of the software route. I bought a Receptor, Collossus, B4II, Kontakt II, etc. B4II is the only one I can use live. If you had that much trouble, can you imagine my frustration ? It is not for the faint of heart.

My main problem is modulation, in Kontakt. Trying to get delayed vibrato set up inside of Kontakt hasn't given me the results I want, eventhough the sounds are pristine. Maybe, I should be controlling it from the controller instead.
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#235500 - 06/08/08 03:52 AM Re: gear and software available
Bachus Offline
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Registered: 03/02/06
Posts: 6476
There are so many options in Kontakt, that you get lost so easy.....
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#235501 - 06/08/08 10:48 AM Re: gear and software available
Diki Offline
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Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 12861
Loc: NW Florida
Personally, I'm a huge fan of pitch-strips when it comes to vibrato. Rocking your finger back and forth can give a VERY natural vibrato, far better than some mechanical delayed LFO with a fixed period. Let's face it, if you spring for the ultimate in realism by going the software route, why ruin it by using a mechanical vibrato?

If you absolutely HAVE to have a hands-free delayed vibrato (because both your hands are tied up), at the very least, try to modulate the LFO 'speed' as well as depth... Most real instrument players will speed up the vibrato as it gets deeper, and slow it down on just slight touches. Program the LFO to be a bit slower than you would like, and use an envelope (if you are doing this hands free) to ramp up the speed to slightly faster than you like over time. This can help at least get away from the static nature of most arranger vibratos, that have no modulation of speed at all...

Hope this helps.

[This message has been edited by Diki (edited 06-08-2008).]

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#235502 - 06/08/08 02:25 PM Re: gear and software available
LIONSTRACS Offline
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Registered: 12/13/05
Posts: 664
Loc: Italy
Quote:
Originally posted by Bachus:


Well i just bought myself an edirol PCR 800 today, hooked it up to my PC and after a strugle of severall hours i finally got Kontakt 3 hooked up to the Asio drivers of my X-fi ..

And then magic happened, i played just the accoustic piano sounds for 3 hours.... I put 3 different piano's on top of eachother and the sound was so phat so lively, so addicting...

Softsnths are definately frustrating to set up but whne they work.... Ouch.


Hi Bachus
then for sure you have understand what for a big code work we have for manage this all softsynth in realtime switching and to integrate the basic features on the Mediastation keys panel code.
Anybody there can install one PC application BUT then manage this all application in realtime is really a BIG issue ( where almost we lose the time)
We are right now to cnfigure the all MS leds/keys status manager for integrate in realtime another 8+2 ASIO Outs switcher on the midi router.
Each ASIO key must have the feature of loading a new ASIO applicaction, switch in realtime the midi out port, remember always where are the asio setups and check every time is pressed that NO another time the same application will be reloaded...

anyway..just time and nerve patience and will be resolved too.

Just spent today some hours to reading the korg forums about the PAX and PA800 ( where you also have posted too) http://www.korgforums.com/forum/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=50
I will not link a specific link for respect..but also the Korg have really a LOT of problems and issue still to resolve.
Do not read the link about the support ( generic....) how many people are so upset and waiting years for...( no comments)
But they of course are Korg...they can resell Uncomplete software and full of bugs too...

This is the lucky of the big brand..
cheers

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