Originally posted by cgiles:
The MiniMoog was musical. The DX7 was musical. The Hammond organ was musical.
The Dx7 did so many things that were revolutionary but
it, to my ears, was not fully musical. When you got
above or below the middle octaves, it sounded very out
of tune. In fact, in those days when I was stricly sax and
a leader i wouldn't hire a kb player who used a dx7. I also
hated playing with guys who used the early Kurzweils
with its overrated piano sound, which was to my ears
overbright, hard and brittle. Speaking of overrated, these
Bose column systems are all that imo..
Ok, here I am hijacking the thread...
so sorry..as you were...OK the Mediastation is the topic..
it seems to me that its major selling
points are that it weighs a ton and therefore is not a
"plastic toy"..so if you carry it around you will not likely
break it so easily..your back will go into spasm instead.
and don't drop it on your toe! I guess my plastic Korg is35
has lasted 7 yrs without a problem, and I don't use any
case for it, just put it under my arm..but i'm sure it will
only last a few years more, whereas the Mediastation
will last for decades, and will always be up-to-date..yes,
folks, it's the end of progress..this here kb means nothing
will ever be able to improve on it..it's open-ended, right?
that's the other big selling point--but I think maybe even
the technology of theft (if Diki is correct) will be subject
to yet-undreamed of technological advancement, hmmm?