vibesart | 1 Dec 04:28 2004

Re: bad b-natural


It could be minute specs of dust between the 2 key contact points. My
Edirol keyboard is prone to this. To fix it I remove the cover,
disassemble the spring loaded key, lift the rubber surface at the
problem location, and spray compressed air - then note is then fixed.
Sometimes I get the "only with hard velocities" syndrome too - same
problem, same fix.

Good luck!

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> No, it happens all the time.  It's not just lazy, it's permanently 
> recalcitrant.
> 
> "Dr. Fred"
> 
> At 10:36 AM -0800 11/30/04, C.K. Haun wrote:
> >>  The
> >>B-natural, right below middle C, doesn't produce sound unless I hit
> >>it *really* hard.  Then it works just fine....
> >>Seriously, do any of you know a probable cause, and possible fix?
> >
> >Transpose everything to F ?
> >
> >Does this happen all the time, or is it a "beat it up for a while, 
> >then it's ok"?
> >
> >My B6 key sticks very hard if I don't play up there for a while, and 
> >it takes me quite a few strokes to get it to respond like the rest 
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rick west | 1 Dec 05:38 2004
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pcr2 setup problem


Hi,  can't seem to find out how to do this in the manual..

i am using my pc2r as a sound module only. i use cakewalk homestudio 
2002.  my problem is, when i start playback of the song, it changes 
all the voices i have set in the 16 midi channels of the pc2r.

i haven't done any .ins stuff yet, so i just wanted to set the voices 
myself and have them stay there, but they change when i start the 
sequencer.  

i've tried finding this in the manual, but i believe i just want the 
pc2r go "ignore control changes" ?? no?   or, do i have to put in 
the .ins files and go that route??

thanks in advance.
rick

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Vaughn Smith | 1 Dec 07:26 2004
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O.T. Softsynths


Hello

Hoping someone here has some experience with this. I'm thinking of 
trading my MIDI live performance rack for a laptop and softsynths.
What I hope to do is run a laptop with  N.I B4, Pro 53 and Arturia 
Minimoog and CS 80 V.among others. Assuming I use the fastest processor 
I can get and maxed ram is it possible to emulate a rack of modules so 
as to access these from a powerful MIDI comtroller and split and layer 
these synths from the controller, select different synths on the fly 
etc... Am I expecting too much from this rig or is it doable? If so 
would each synth just read a different MIDI channel or would some more 
complex situation need to occur? The gear will be K2600, G5 running OS X 
and Motu 828 firewire audio interface.

Thanks in advance, VS

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Andy M. | 1 Dec 08:37 2004
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Re: O.T. Softsynths


--- In KurzList <at> yahoogroups.com, Vaughn Smith <DocB3 <at> c...> wrote:
> Hello
> 
> Hoping someone here has some experience with this. I'm thinking of 
> trading my MIDI live performance rack for a laptop and softsynths.
> What I hope to do is run a laptop with  N.I B4, Pro 53 and Arturia 
> Minimoog and CS 80 V.among others. Assuming I use the fastest 
processor 
> I can get and maxed ram is it possible to emulate a rack of modules 
so 
> as to access these from a powerful MIDI comtroller and split and 
layer 
> these synths from the controller, select different synths on the 
fly 
> etc... Am I expecting too much from this rig or is it doable? If so 
> would each synth just read a different MIDI channel or would some 
more 
> complex situation need to occur? The gear will be K2600, G5 running 
OS X 
> and Motu 828 firewire audio interface.
> 
> Thanks in advance, VS

All of these soft synths on your list require a host program, and 
there's plenty of those to choose from.

I think Energy XT might be able to do what you want.  You can get it 
here...

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Jon Stubbs | 1 Dec 08:36 2004
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Re: O.T. Softsynths


Latency.

I just got a G5 dual 2Ghz and Logic with it's Softsynths.
I also have an RME fireface (with low-latency).
But still, even with buffers set at a low 64,
the latency is noticable & bothersome.

I guess some people notice it more than others
or perhaps there is still some setting I haven't
found yet. But I find it disappointing, especially
since the instruments themselves are very good.

I'd suggest you chum up with someone who has a rig like
you are considering & play on it.

I'm worried because I already have a tendancy to rush.
I just imagine that if I got used to playing a rig with any
noticable latency, I'd learn to compensate.
Then when I play a regular hardware synth, I'll have become
conditioned play all ahead of the beat. Scary.

I'd like my time to be as solid as it can be.
This latency thing really screws with my head.

The only other issue is that computers aren't perhaps
as reliable for the road. You might consider either getting
a controller with some decent sounds, or an additional rack
synth as a backup.

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Andy M. | 1 Dec 09:15 2004
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Re: O.T. Softsynths


I agree with Jon's post where he says a computer isn't as reliable as 
hardware for gigs, I personaly wouldn't use a computer for live 
work.  However, that doesn't mean it can't be done, plenty of 
musicians work this way every day, and the list is growing.

And I'm sorry to hear you're having latency problems Jon, with that 
setup you shouldn't.  I've been a Logic user since the Atari days and 
still use it - stopped upgrading when it got to version 5.5 on the 
PC.  Latency is no problem here - 5ms.  Wish I could help, but I know 
little of Macs.

Cheers,  Andy M.

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Jean-Luc Nest | 1 Dec 10:17 2004
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bad key


Hi Dr. Fred

I had the problem with the K 2500;
I opened the beast and accessed to the small rubber contact below...
but it's not evident, you must take off 1 or more keys ....if you never 
touched inside electronical gear, ask yourself if you'll do it...

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Ricky | 1 Dec 10:03 2004
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Re: O.T. Softsynths


You'll need the Muse Receptor.
A hardware module running VST-plugins. And that's all it does, i.e. it's
optimized for running softsynths etc.

Look at

www.museresearch.com

It's a revolution in music technology, and it's on the top of my
christams wishlist.

Ricky

Hello

Hoping someone here has some experience with this. I'm thinking of 
trading my MIDI live performance rack for a laptop and softsynths.
What I hope to do is run a laptop with  N.I B4, Pro 53 and Arturia 
Minimoog and CS 80 V.among others. Assuming I use the fastest processor 
I can get and maxed ram is it possible to emulate a rack of modules so 
as to access these from a powerful MIDI comtroller and split and layer 
these synths from the controller, select different synths on the fly 
etc... Am I expecting too much from this rig or is it doable? If so 
would each synth just read a different MIDI channel or would some more 
complex situation need to occur? The gear will be K2600, G5 running OS X

and Motu 828 firewire audio interface.

Thanks in advance, VS
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Manuel | 1 Dec 12:55 2004
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Re: pcr2 setup problem


Hi, Rick!

Obviously, your sequencer is sending Program Change commands to the
pc2r. Either you go to the Cakewalk Events Editor and change these to
fit the programs you want or try for your keyboard to ignore all
program change messages...

Be careful, 'though. On ignoring these messages, you could also be
asking your keyboard to ignore others!!!

Manuel.

--- In KurzList <at> yahoogroups.com, "rick west" <escricky <at> a...> wrote:

> i am using my pc2r as a sound module only. i use cakewalk homestudio 
> 2002.  my problem is, when i start playback of the song, it changes 
> all the voices i have set in the 16 midi channels of the pc2r.

> thanks in advance.
> rick

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vibesart | 1 Dec 16:27 2004

Re: bad key


UNPLUG THE KEYBOARD FIRST J-L!

In order to access the contact points you must indeed remove the
surrounding keys J-L, and I do not know the inside of a Kurz
controller - meaning that it may be different than the Edirol. However
if you take things apart carefully and pay attention...it should be no
problem reassembling. The keys are held by a spring at the back -
unlatch the spring and the keys lift off. Then you can see the contact
area which is most likely some kind of rubber pad with a marker for
each key. To reassemble - out the keys back and reattach the spring.

Or - take it to a service technician.

Good luck

Ed

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> Hi Dr. Fred
> 
> I had the problem with the K 2500;
> I opened the beast and accessed to the small rubber contact below...
> but it's not evident, you must take off 1 or more keys ....if you never 
> touched inside electronical gear, ask yourself if you'll do it...
> 
> All the best
> Jean-Luc

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