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Hello from the Philadelphia, Pa (USA) area

Unread post by lenster » Sun May 12, 2019 8:27 am

Greetings, to all.
I have been in this forum for a while and catch facebook alerts. However I am still a Yamaha Newbie. Recently bought a ModX7. Love it and am still trying to understand how it does what it does. I have been a Korg freek (still am) for decades, but I am seriously enjoying my ModX7. One gripe that I have is that I have such a hard time hearing the keyboard when gigging, and ironically people come up to me and say," Wow that keyboard sounds awesome." I am responding like oh nice, Wish I could hear it. Aside from that. I am using Sysex to control patch changes during live sets. (Ipad w Unrealbook If anyone needs help with Sysex programming, I might be able to help/) What I want to do is prepare some rhythm tracks that sound like I have a conga /percussion player with me for little Duet/trio/cafe gigs. I would be happy to "friend up' with members. Thanks.
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Re: Hello from the Philadelphia, Pa (USA) area

Unread post by Saul » Sun May 12, 2019 10:20 am

Hey lenster, welcome to the forums :)

I am also a KORG fan...and Roland and Casio and Dexibell, ok just like keyboards :lol: But yeah, the MODX is quite an amazing bit of kit when you consider how much Yamaha packed in for so little money.

How are you monitoring your own sound when gigging?
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Unread post by puremusic » Sun May 12, 2019 10:32 am

Hey nice to see another PA guy! Yeah the sounds on those ModXs are sure impressive.
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Re: Hello from the Philadelphia, Pa (USA) area

Unread post by SeaGtGruff » Sun May 12, 2019 10:38 am

Welcome, lenster! I'll bet there will be some members who take you up on your offer to help with SysEx programming. :)
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Re: Hello from the Philadelphia, Pa (USA) area

Unread post by lenster » Sun May 12, 2019 3:47 pm

How are you monitoring your own sound when gigging?
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Saul, I use a small Behringer mixer that feeds an Alto 12" monitor, sends a line out to the main board, and another line out to in-ear monitors. Given that I have deteriorating hearing and constant ringing, I take that into consideration. I use the in-ear monitors so that I am not blasting my band mates off the stage. The Alto is usually angled in my direction. It could be that my ears and brain have to acclimate to the Yamaha sounds, which seem softer than the Korg's. I find that (if the mixer setting are equal for both) the Korg Krome volume knob is set to around 11:00 while the Modx knob is set to around 3:00.
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