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Looping with keyboards (was: Re: "Save Loop" feature)
Heh, I too used to haul around an Ensonic TS-10. Aluminum chassie makes a
*heavy* keyboard. For what? I mainly used it to sequence beats and do
synth drones. My Roland MC-307 was a great replacement, and it's about
of a physics textbook. (our stick player Katrin has a book called Gravity
we joke about. I swear it's got it's own measurable gravity well!)
Anyway, I never felt that anyone was dissiponted when I rarely touched the
TS-10's keys, however I felt it was a waste. It's got a good home now, so
is well. Part of it's replacement was with a Roland GR-30/XV-5050 setup.
kept telling myself that I'd start playing the keyboard, but in reality, I
did. Why be mediorcre on yet another instrument, I ask. The guitar synth
great patch for me. I don't have to learn another instrument and I get
cool sounds one could imagine. Once, while lamenting on my inability to
purchase a GR-30, I had an idiot guitar sales man say to me, "Well, you've
to ask yourself if you're a guitar player or a keyboard player." Why?
Limitations can sometimes be useful, but if you've got the desire, the
the hardware, why not?
> BTW -- those little, dinky phrase samplers that are out today are a vast
> improvement on the days when I had to haul a couple of old Roland
> keyboard samplers around to gigs -- in addition to my guitar, rack,
> and cabs. I may be an almost semi-okay guitar picker but I am a miserable
> keyboardist. Put something as big as a keyboard (or 2) on stage with you
> and folks actually expect you to PLAY it. When it appears that you don't
> really (and only diddle with a few keys every once in a while) they are
> often pretty darned disappointed. Oh well.
> Looping along . . .
> Ted Killian