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by anotherscott
Tue May 19, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: MODX8 OR MODX6 or 7 with an 88 weighted MIDI controller
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: MODX8 OR MODX6 or 7 with an 88 weighted MIDI controller

The SL88 should work well. It is a four zone controller, which means it can transmit on up to 4 channels at once, which will give you a good amount of flexibility... you'll be able to trigger as many as 4 MODX parts from that keyboard while still being able to play up to 8 parts on the MODX keys the...
by anotherscott
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Yamaha Motif Classic/ES/XS/XF
Topic: PLG150-VL or Motif XS: which is better for horn section?
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: PLG150-VL or Motif XS: which is better for horn section?

A harmonizer is an interesting way to get polyphony out of a monophonic source (assuming it's okay for all the notes to have the exact same articulation, which itself, will slightly reduce realism)... but in this case, if you have, let's say, a sax sound dialed in, you'll end up with 4 saxes, when y...
by anotherscott
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Yamaha Motif Classic/ES/XS/XF
Topic: PLG150-VL or Motif XS: which is better for horn section?
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: PLG150-VL or Motif XS: which is better for horn section?

I need to recreate a typical 4 parts section (2 trumpets, sax, trombone), and, even if I could afford to buy 4 cards, I would be limited by the 2 slots. Correct, you'd need 4 cards, and an additional host to put them into! As an aside, at the highest end of Yamaha's current line, the Tyros, there i...
by anotherscott
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Yamaha Motif Classic/ES/XS/XF
Topic: PLG150-VL or Motif XS: which is better for horn section?
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: PLG150-VL or Motif XS: which is better for horn section?

Although I have no personal experience, I can pass along some relevant knowledge... PLG150-VL is modeled rather than sampled. The Motif XS has no comparable capability. By reputation, the VL gives you Yamaha's most authentic and naturally playable sounds of their type. That said, the board is design...
by anotherscott
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: Navigation
Replies: 10
Views: 974

Re: Navigation

Too complex. What is? I'm still not sure I understand exactly what is harder on the Yamaha than on the Roland. Either board lets you create easily-recallable patches for songs (Mustang Sally, whatever) as well as some general "go to" patches like piano, Rhodes, organ, etc., to call up a single-boar...
by anotherscott
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: Navigation
Replies: 10
Views: 974

Re: Navigation

This was a list of song titles and associated patch numbers? How many songs/patch numbers are on the list? Answer: Just the 30 to 35 needed for a night Earlier, you said "I often need to account for a random song which might need its own performance." But you always pull the song numbers up from a ...
by anotherscott
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: Navigation
Replies: 10
Views: 974

Re: Navigation

3 Seconds was a worst case scenario where the singer screams - "Mustang Sally" because it fits the mood of the dance-floor at the time. Other times would be a little more reasonable. So in this example, are you quickly dialing in a patch you've called Mustang Sally? Or are you calling up a particul...
by anotherscott
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: Split sounds between MODX and midi controller
Replies: 1
Views: 631

Re: Split sounds between MODX and midi controller

Turn off Keyboard Control on the Parts that you do not want triggered from the MODX's own keys. https://i.postimg.cc/59SNm292/KBDCTRL.jpg Or, you could use parts 1-8 for sounds you want to trigger from its own keys, and parts (MIDI channels) 9-16 for sounds you want to trigger from the Casio, since ...
by anotherscott
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: MODX8 Like
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: MODX8 Like

re: can make do without the actual synth part (create/edit sounds). like the MODX8 keybed. want something more workstation focused. less expensive than the MODX8. Yamaha MX88 has a subset of the MODX8 sound set, no on-board ability to create/edit sounds (though you can use a computer to do it), has ...
by anotherscott
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Other KORG Keyboards and Products Not Covered By Their Own Section
Topic: NAMM 2020 - KORG SV-2 Taking The Classic SV To The Next Level
Replies: 10
Views: 1415

Re: NAMM 2020 - KORG SV-2 Taking The Classic SV To The Next Level

I always like the styling of the original SV but I am not sure about the look of the SV-2 yet. Maybe it will grow on me :think: The black one is identical. The white variation has the holes for the speakers, that's a little goofy. Already missing some key features that should've been included 1- Pi...
by anotherscott
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Roland
Topic: Roland RD 88
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Re: Roland RD 88

If you want a versatile lightweight gig-friendly hammer-action 88 with speakers and lots of sounds, I think this and the Casio PX-560 are the two to look at. Each has some significant features the other does not. Roland has much better MIDI controller functionality, and when it comes to splits/layer...
by anotherscott
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: Sax and organ
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: Sax and organ

I own a psr-s950 that I slightly adjusted the settings of a tenor sax that is in the factory settings. there is a sax voice posted by Bad Mister on sound mondo that is exactly like the sound on my psr-s950. unbelievably dead on. surprised me. best tenor sax sound from any keyboard. Interesting, I'l...
by anotherscott
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: Sax and organ
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: Sax and organ

Sax voice : just wondering here.... I have owned 3 series Tyros keyboards. They all have a fantastic simulation of tenor sax. So why is it that the technology doesn't cross over to the Modx? MODX does not include Yamaha's SA2/AEM technology, as explained at http://sandsoftwaresound.net/sa-and-sa2-y...
by anotherscott
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: MODX7 plus weighted controller - good option?
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Re: MODX7 plus weighted controller - good option?

I forgot about the Kurzweil SP6, which is essentially a very scaled down PC4, but could also work here.
by anotherscott
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: MODX7 plus weighted controller - good option?
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Re: MODX7 plus weighted controller - good option?

The new 2.0 update added more flexibility in terms of adding an external controller to play MODX sounds. The new USB MIDI Host feature means you can now even use an external controller that only has USB MIDI (it used to be that your controller had to have 5-pin DIN MIDI Out). And they have added a "...