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#73023 - 11/01/06 01:22 PM buy a dx-7 as a midi computer controller?
camshaft Offline
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Registered: 11/01/06
Posts: 3
Hey guys,
I'm just getting into electronic music on my computer and am looking into getting a midi controller for softsynths. I know there are midi controllers out there, but the dx-7 has that glamour appeal, and it's nice to be able to use it without a computer. So I'm wondering what you're opinions are on buying it mainly as a midi controller for a computer. I know it can't reach the full volume for the velocity sensitivity, but does this really matter?

Thanks,
Austin

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#73024 - 11/01/06 06:30 PM Re: buy a dx-7 as a midi computer controller?
Fran Carango Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 8137
Loc: Levittown, Pa, USA
Austin ..things to be concerned about..besides the 100 velocity level...single channel transmit, and no midi transpose..There are many better choices..
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#73025 - 11/01/06 06:47 PM Re: buy a dx-7 as a midi computer controller?
camshaft Offline
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Registered: 11/01/06
Posts: 3
Thanks very much for the reply Fran. Since you said there are better choices, I'm guessing you mean still better than the dx-7 even with the grey matter upgrade. When you say better choices, would you suggest a midi controller or a differnt used synth if I'll be doing mostly computer input?

Austin

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#73026 - 11/01/06 07:51 PM Re: buy a dx-7 as a midi computer controller?
camshaft Offline
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Registered: 11/01/06
Posts: 3
Ok, just grabbed a novation remote 61 (not the le version) for $232 off ebay.

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#73027 - 02/06/07 08:23 PM Re: buy a dx-7 as a midi computer controller?
Anonymous
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dx7 has a fantastic keyboard action and this surely inspires better creativity!!

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