Rick - talking about his ARW Rig . . . .

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Rick - talking about his ARW Rig . . . .

Unread post by parametric » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:32 pm

I'm pretty sure Derek already posted this, but it is interesting and quite revealing . . . .

Rick talks about the Kronos, Montage, and FantomX - and other boards he uses regularly . . . .

Rick's point about Manufacturers regarding USB-midi as a REPLACEMENT rather than an ADDITION is well made . . . .

Dispensing with the original Midi DIN sockets often BREAKS (or at least "makes difficult")

the ability to interface with older gear.

Manufacturers please STOP doing this . . . . :x

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Re: Rick - talking about his ARW Rig . . . .

Unread post by Derek » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:09 pm

Yeah, posted before, but still good to watch.
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Re: Rick - talking about his ARW Rig . . . .

Unread post by SeaGtGruff » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:06 pm

The first thing I noticed (aside from the Minimoogs) is that he's got the longer keyboards on top of the shorter keyboards-- 88 keys above 76 or 61, and 76 keys above 61. I guess that's because he plays standing and prefers to have 88 keys within easy reach with nothing above them (aside from the Minimoogs to the side) to get in the way of his hands?

The second thing I noticed is that he uses column stands. That's interesting because I would have thought that the column gets in the way of pedals-- although I guess that's not so much an issue if you play standing since the pedals can be moved forward more-- and most of the time when I read keyboardists talking about which type of stand to get they express doubts over whether the uppermost arms of a column stand will be able to support longer boards in a stable manner.

So he's turned two of my notions upside down! ;)
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