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Music => Musicians' Section => Topic started by: Muckwuddly on September 18, 2008, 08:38:28 am

Title: Ok, so I got this keyboard.
Post by: Muckwuddly on September 18, 2008, 08:38:28 am
Me and my band recently got a new place to rock.
And, in that room, there happens to be a keyboard/synth with a floppy-slot!

But, does anyone know how to actually but midi on a floppy? And how to use it?
Does it matter which brand and model it is? I've googled a bit, but I can't seem to find anything useful.

Also, where do I get midi from?

Sorry for being such a noob, but I've never used it before.
I have a Roland E-500 if that's for any help.

Oh, and one more thing! The company that were at is gonna buy some new stuff, but they have no idea on what to buy, so basically we can order whatever we want(in reasonable price-range ofc.)!
Does anyone(ie Gordon) have tips for a good keyboard/synth? :)
Title: Re: Ok, so I got this keyboard.
Post by: yas‮ on September 18, 2008, 10:32:14 pm
Motif XS.
Title: Re: Ok, so I got this keyboard.
Post by: Lysix on September 18, 2008, 10:58:51 pm
I'd of assumed you just put MIDI files on a floppy disk and that's it. I recall it being that simple once upon a time.
Title: Re: Ok, so I got this keyboard.
Post by: megadokyo on September 25, 2008, 01:44:42 pm
Well if the MIDI is in the right channels it shouldn't be a problem. If you're recording MIDI onto a floppy FROM your keyboard then i don't know what this thread is disputing. But if you're bringing a MIDI file with an already set amount of instrument parts recorded, i would probably suggest looking at the order in which those instruments are corresponding on the keyboard to what they are on your disk.


um, example, if that doesn't make sense:


You record MIDI drums in say channel 1, you put them on the disk.

BUT on the keyboard MIDI drums patch is the 7th patch down, therefore you need to go back and put the MIDI drums into channel 7. At least i think that is how it has worked for me.

I hate floppy disks though, i only use them for exams because i have to : |


As for a MIDI source.. erm. Well to be honest i use Cubase and have an audio/MIDI interface so i really use that as my source after recording.

I don't know man, why do you need MIDI files? Roland E-500 is good enough to survive with it's own built in patches.

I couldn't recommend a stage keyboard because i don't have any atm, just a 88 key MIDI controller. But they're awesome.


MIDI controller + MIDI Interface + VST program (Cubase/Cakewalk/etc) + VST plugins (Sample Tank2/Sonic Synth 2/Philharmonic) = Good times.


But if you do follow this path, make sure your processor is a beast. And i mean a Beast. Capital B. I went there.
Title: Re: Ok, so I got this keyboard.
Post by: Lysix on September 25, 2008, 01:52:45 pm
You record MIDI drums in say channel 1, you put them on the disk.

Which he wouldn't, because the drum track in MIDI is always track 10 :P

But like Mooka said, a usb MIDI keyboard hooked up to some sort of audio editing program is pure win, because you can download so many new sounds and samplers!
Title: Re: Ok, so I got this keyboard.
Post by: megadokyo on September 25, 2008, 02:19:55 pm
You quoted the wrong part of my error :) But yeah, i don't know the MIDI channel listings. Can't say i ever stuck to them either. Floppy disk is indeed, pure fail, i would assume it's the best of what you can use atm but if you can do better Muck i would definetely do so.

Btw, nice name, origin?
Title: Re: Ok, so I got this keyboard.
Post by: Jack Lupino on October 07, 2008, 12:51:22 am
Ok, so i got this Oboe.
(http://www.luther.k12.wi.us/Music/Band/LES%20Band/Instruments%20and%20Music/Instruments/oboe.gif)
Title: Re: Ok, so I got this keyboard.
Post by: WereVolvo on October 07, 2008, 01:03:21 am
Ok, so i got this Oboe.
lern2playnub
Title: Re: Ok, so I got this keyboard.
Post by: Muckwuddly on October 08, 2008, 02:16:15 pm
Well, I'm gonna buy a keyboard!
If not today, then on friday.
It's a really sweet Yamaha-one with all kinds of wacky stuff.
Compability with MS-card, Line in. Pitch adjuster, two wheels for effects(which are truly awesome.)
4-500 diffrent sounds. 61 keys. Light-weight. Feels really good to play on.
And for a reasonable price! 3000kr (~423 $).
Can't remember the model-name though. :c
Title: Re: Ok, so I got this keyboard.
Post by: Lysix on October 08, 2008, 02:36:23 pm
get one with a midi/usb port.