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#330342 - 08/13/11 03:18 AM Why is it so quiet here?
bruno123 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 3901
Loc: West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Since I bought my Pa800 I have been posting in a different forum. I would love to do more right here on SynthZone it has been my home for the last 15 years.

What can we do to make this place alive.

I just love when a place is alive , when it's active.

John C.

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#331856 - 09/23/11 04:09 PM Re: Why is it so quiet here? [Re: bruno123]
Audrey Turner Offline
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Registered: 03/19/02
Posts: 1097
Loc: Cambridge, Cambs, England
Hello John,

I like to play my instruments in preference to sitting at a PC for any length of time, so I tend to only look at the PC very late at night after the rest of the family have gone to bed.

Another thing is, a music site used to be just that - all about music& instruments, but now some sites are becoming so 'time consuming' with their chat/coffee breaks/videos etc. it takes more and more time to trawl through them, hence the reason I rarely bother, because as I said, I prefer to play. I am not against 'chats' so long as they are relevant to our music topics.

I think Nigel has got it right with this Forum in that it covers all manufacturers and their products plus buying/selling. It is clearly laid out and easy to access, giving everyone a chance to view all that is on offer immediately.

Just my opinion.

Audrey

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#331903 - 09/25/11 01:23 AM Re: Why is it so quiet here? [Re: bruno123]
RMepstead Offline
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Registered: 06/15/02
Posts: 1543
Loc: Wootton Bassett - Wiltshire - ...
Lot of folk moving on to the Korg PA3X from Tyros and Technics...the latest cleverest thing...
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#331933 - 09/25/11 07:11 PM Re: Why is it so quiet here? [Re: RMepstead]
bruno123 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 3901
Loc: West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Roger, I am amazed at the sound and options of my Korg Pa800. Love it.
John C.

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#331975 - 09/27/11 07:43 AM Re: Why is it so quiet here? [Re: bruno123]
RMepstead Offline
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Registered: 06/15/02
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Loc: Wootton Bassett - Wiltshire - ...
I could be tempted if I had sufficient dollar...
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#331996 - 09/27/11 08:04 PM Re: Why is it so quiet here? [Re: RMepstead]
rikkisbears Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 4464
Loc: NSW,Australia

Hi,
I recently bought the PA3X, it's brilliant.

Korg actually ended up filling the gap for me, after the demise of Technics.

Tried Ketron, tried Yamaha, they just didn't really work out.
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Rikki

Korg PA4x, Korg PA3X, PSR S950, Band in a Box 2018
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#331997 - 09/27/11 11:20 PM Re: Why is it so quiet here? [Re: rikkisbears]
bruno123 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 3901
Loc: West Palm Beach, FL 33417
I must admit that became frustrated and was about to give up but after a bit of a rest Iím discovering again.

With my Pa800 I can make every song sound exactly the way I want, it leaves nothing to desire it is all there.

This keyboard requires more work to set up each song but the results are awesome.

I am now ready to sell my Kn7000. When I do I will buy the Pa3x.
John C.

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#332005 - 09/28/11 02:46 AM Re: Why is it so quiet here? [Re: bruno123]
rikkisbears Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 4464
Loc: NSW,Australia

Hi John,
glad to see you stuck with it. It's well worth the learning curve. It is a machine you can set up to suite your needs, just needs time to try & sort out how to do things.

The thing that had me most confused at first was the Saving/ Loading structure. In some ways it reminds me a tiny bit of the KN7, folder within a folder etc. Made it a priority after I accidently overwrote some styles I'd been working on for a week. Now I save everything on at least 2 usb sticks. Don't want to go thru that again.

I didn't really think they could improve on the PA800, but they did. I still have both.
A side by side comparison thru the same speaker system, the PA3X, just plain sounds better.
It's actually better laid out than the PA800. My 61 note keyboard is built like a tank. More compact & really solid.
It also has a set of half a dozen or so, sliders.
It's also great to have 4 fills instead of just the 2. It has the option of an auto fill mode, which works like the yammies, plus you also have 4 fill buttons ( & break of course).
For me the XG Drum Kits were a real bonus. I convert some of my yammie styles to korg manually. SAves me having to remap all the drums that weren't compatible with Korg.

I don't think you'd regret upgrading, but you'd still probably want to have a look at one first.
Originally Posted By: bruno123
I must admit that became frustrated and was about to give up but after a bit of a rest Iím discovering again.

With my Pa800 I can make every song sound exactly the way I want, it leaves nothing to desire it is all there.

This keyboard requires more work to set up each song but the results are awesome.

I am now ready to sell my Kn7000. When I do I will buy the Pa3x.
John C.
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best wishes
Rikki

Korg PA4x, Korg PA3X, PSR S950, Band in a Box 2018
V Arranger/Ketron SD2

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#332013 - 09/28/11 06:54 AM Re: Why is it so quiet here? [Re: rikkisbears]
bruno123 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 3901
Loc: West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Hi Rikki, Thanks to you and some other helpers I have the saving procedure down pat.

I have 80% of the song book and Performance.
Now I am learning to record Pads, songs and edit styles. Recording a new Pad has still got me puzzled. I am having trouble selecting the 2nd, 3rd and 4th pads. (To record on)

Making Yamaha styles into Korg styles sounds difficult. I am affraid to ask.

Much thanks to you, John C.

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#332035 - 09/29/11 01:25 AM Re: Why is it so quiet here? [Re: bruno123]
RMepstead Offline
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Registered: 06/15/02
Posts: 1543
Loc: Wootton Bassett - Wiltshire - ...
Met two ex Technics technical guys recently both now working for Korg...
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