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A question to Gordon
« on: April 15, 2006, 07:34:08 pm »
I was looking into starting some musical shizzle myself, and decided to look up the boards you use for playing. The latest one seems nice, and i was thinking about buying one myself, regardless of the price (I can handle that). What i was wondering was:
Are the sounds you use in the songs produced directly by the synthesizer itself? Or do you simply use it as a MIDI keyboard while the computer handles the samples? Because if the sounds used are by the keyboard itself thats kinda wow. Otherwise, how are the synth sounds produced?

Thanks.  :)

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Re: A question to Gordon
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2006, 08:21:51 pm »
Andrew "FineWolf" Moore, Wolf Microsystems

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Re: A question to Gordon
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2006, 09:08:00 pm »
We make use of a lot of stuff, incl. the SIDStation, as well as a lot of sampled stuff that we put into our synthesizers... I would NOT recommend you buy what we use for the sounds, although still, the CS6x is an impressive synth.

Currently we're considering alternatives based on our experiences this far... We are considering that for us perhaps the best solution to maximize our options during live performance would be to use a midi-only-keyboard and a powerful enough laptop to hold all and any sounds and samples we use.


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Re: A question to Gordon
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2006, 10:20:43 pm »
We are considering that for us perhaps the best solution to maximize our options during live performance would be to use a midi-only-keyboard and a powerful enough laptop to hold all and any sounds and samples we use.

Thats what i thought up when i was thinking of different ways of performing live (not that i am, i just daydream alot). Seems the best idea. :)
So you send samples over to the synth yourself? Is that difficult or pretty easy?

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Re: A question to Gordon
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2006, 10:26:54 pm »
We are considering that for us perhaps the best solution to maximize our options during live performance would be to use a midi-only-keyboard and a powerful enough laptop to hold all and any sounds and samples we use.

Thats what i thought up when i was thinking of different ways of performing live (not that i am, i just daydream alot). Seems the best idea. :)
So you send samples over to the synth yourself? Is that difficult or pretty easy?

from my experience, its rather simple, if your boards are meant to do that.  when i use my friend's CS2X, its rather simple to transfer sounds.  however, its damn near impossible with my WK-3000.  your board needs to be able to do it, and if it is, its as simple as connecting and pressing a few buttons.

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Re: A question to Gordon
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2006, 02:18:57 am »
from my experience, its rather simple, if your boards are meant to do that.  when i use my friend's CS2X, its rather simple to transfer sounds.  however, its damn near impossible with my WK-3000.  your board needs to be able to do it, and if it is, its as simple as connecting and pressing a few buttons.

Continuing my noob streak here. Would it come with specialist software to do that?

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Re: A question to Gordon
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2006, 02:53:40 pm »
For the CS6x you just put the memory flash card in your computer's flash card reader, and transfer the sounds, then configure the preset on the synth.



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Re: A question to Gordon
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2006, 10:23:10 pm »
Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.  ;D

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Re: A question to Gordon
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2006, 10:30:35 pm »
Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.  ;D

One more post and you are satan.

and ty for the info, may come in useful if i ever get off my ass and decide to actually try at anything.