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by anotherscott
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: All Other Keyboards
Topic: NAMM 2019 - Dexibell Vivo S3 Pro & Vivo S7 Pro Images
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: NAMM 2019 - Dexibell Vivo S3 Pro & Vivo S7 Pro Images

Just from what I know so far, this is what I surmise... Like the CP, I see it as a relatively simple to use 3-part board. Though its 3 parts appear to be defined by key location (upper, coupled, lower) rather than by sound type (piano, EP, sub; though the advanced mode lets you put any sound into an...
by anotherscott
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Yamaha Montage Forum
Topic: Piano Lab Comparison of Montage Pianos
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Piano Lab Comparison of Montage Pianos

Putting this in context of your experience that the Yamaha pianos play differently from the Montage and MODX, it may be worth keeping in mind that these are playing a MIDI file. So while they give you an idea of the general characteristics of the various piano sounds, they do not necessarily represe...
by anotherscott
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: MIDI and Controller Keyboards
Topic: The MMA annouces MIDI 2.0
Replies: 22
Views: 265

Re: The MMA annouces MIDI 2.0

It's not the cable that's the issue. The MIDI port is driven by a UART and the input is derived from an opto-coupler. To go any faster would require changes to this mechanism. Right. The 5-pin DIN connector/wiring is not a limitation at all, it could go as fast as anything. I'd expect that these ja...
by anotherscott
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Chill Out Room
Topic: Keyboard User Memory - Should it be larger these days?
Replies: 18
Views: 266

Re: Keyboard User Memory - Should it be larger these days?

To be honest, if I would design a new keyboard today I would probably forego the DSP and just use the main processor like in the Kronos. Not sure why Yamaha did not go that route. I'd guess that the considerations were some combination of cost (allowing a MODX to do what it does at its price) and r...
by anotherscott
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Chill Out Room
Topic: Keyboard User Memory - Should it be larger these days?
Replies: 18
Views: 266

Re: Keyboard User Memory - Should it be larger these days?

Of course you don't have to have ALL of the samples in memory to play them back. Most of the better VST instruments today load part of the sample of all the notes into memory and then stream the rest of the sample from disk/SSD Right, but for the most part, keyboards can't work the way. Thy don't h...
by anotherscott
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Chill Out Room
Topic: Keyboard User Memory - Should it be larger these days?
Replies: 18
Views: 266

Re: Keyboard User Memory - Should it be larger these days?

Why keyboards do not generally have larger amounts of "storage" on the other hand is a bit of a mystery. Assuming we're talking about sounds that you want to be instantly playable the touch of a button... Unless the "storage" is NOR flash or permanent ROM (both of which are relatively pricey), soun...
by anotherscott
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Chill Out Room
Topic: Keyboard User Memory - Should it be larger these days?
Replies: 18
Views: 266

Re: Keyboard User Memory - Should it be larger these days?

We all know, from a consumers perspective anyway that memory is pretty cheap these days. If can purchase a 240Gb SSD for around £30 then I would imagine a large company could purchase in bulk for half that amount. People toss the word "memory" around as if it were all the same. An SSD technically i...
by anotherscott
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Yamaha CP73 and CP88 Forum
Topic: Yamaha CP73 & CP88 Launch Video - Very Nice Indeed!
Replies: 17
Views: 190

Re: Yamaha CP73 & CP88 Launch Video - Very Nice Indeed!

I still am having a hard time trying to find WHY they have resorted to those tiny metal switches! :doh: I don't know, and I won't pass judgement on them until I try them... but one possibility is that these controls probably don't need as much clearance below the surface as traditional wheels do, a...
by anotherscott
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Yamaha CP73 and CP88 Forum
Topic: Yamaha CP73 & CP88 Launch Video - Very Nice Indeed!
Replies: 17
Views: 190

Re: Yamaha CP73 & CP88 Launch Video - Very Nice Indeed!

Will have to disagree on that one. The modelled pianos in Pianoteq sound far superior to any sampled pianos I have played...and I have played just about all of them. My feeling about PIanoteq is that while the modeling may help it play/respond better, the actual sound (if you're listening rather th...
by anotherscott
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Yamaha CP73 and CP88 Forum
Topic: Yamaha CP73 & CP88 Launch Video - Very Nice Indeed!
Replies: 17
Views: 190

Re: Yamaha CP73 & CP88 Launch Video - Very Nice Indeed!

Looks quite amazing indeed, but I’m having a hard time preferring it to Roland’s RD-2000 with a better action (FHA-50 with escapement), many more and better sounds (V-Piano with sympathetic resonance and over 1000 SuperNatural instruments), better MIDI implementation and so on, at an even lower pri...
by anotherscott
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Casio Privia Piano Forum
Topic: A NEW Era for Portable Pianos by CASIO
Replies: 127
Views: 3555

Re: A NEW Era for Portable Pianos by CASIO

Casio have a long pedigree of great keyboards which I think is sometimes lost in the fog of music history. I agree. People still sometimes qualify their recommendations for Casio products by saying something like "Casio isn't what they used to be, they make some really good stuff now," but they hav...
by anotherscott
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Yamaha CP73 and CP88 Forum
Topic: Yamaha CP73 & CP88 Launch Video - Very Nice Indeed!
Replies: 17
Views: 190

Re: Yamaha CP73 & CP88 Launch Video - Very Nice Indeed!

I imagine it's a cost factor... you pay one for one thing or you pay or another. This board is so much about direct operation, the need for a bigger screen would probably be minimal, and the dollars were probably better allocated elsewhere. And it's not just the cost of the screen... where would you...
by anotherscott
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Yamaha Montage Forum
Topic: Montage8 vs Kronos 88 - The Decision
Replies: 36
Views: 1168

Re: Montage8 vs Kronos 88 - The Decision

I have full confidence that Yamaha's programmers could develop a specialized VST engine in Linux that is extremely stable to handle Windows based VSTs. A quick google search finds this (Wine)... Yamaha's programmers could develop a stable emulator or work with Wine to specialize theirs to work flaw...
by anotherscott
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Casio Privia Piano Forum
Topic: A NEW Era for Portable Pianos by CASIO
Replies: 127
Views: 3555

Re: A NEW Era for Portable Pianos by CASIO

The FP-30 came out at NAMM 2016. Not played it myself but it has one of the most awkward interfaces ever! Not sure what Roland were thinking there. It mostly involves holding down one of the buttons and then pressing a key on the keyboard. I guess you get used to it after a while but I can't help t...
by anotherscott
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: Limit number of notes/voices a part can play at once (or sustained)
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Limit number of notes/voices a part can play at once (or sustained)

Have you turned the sustain pedal off for the organ sound?

If you're desperate for more polyphony, you can try getting some of your sounds from an external device (iPhone/iPad, laptop, sound module).

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