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by mitya33
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha MODX - can I use an external sequencer?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Yamaha MODX - can I use an external sequencer?

Thank you, I'll give it a go. While you're here, and since you seem to know about the MODX, do you know if it can be mounted as a discoverable drive on a PC? In other words, will it show up in My Computer so I can edit MIDI files that live on the MODX, or would I need to manually save the MIDI files...
by mitya33
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha MODX - can I use an external sequencer?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Yamaha MODX - can I use an external sequencer?

Thanks.

OK so if I understand right I can't edit MIDI data that began life on the MODX, but I can (you think) import new MIDI data live into the MODX from a sequencer.

That's what I'm after.
by mitya33
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha MODX - can I use an external sequencer?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Yamaha MODX - can I use an external sequencer?

Hey guys I've got a MODX and it's been my intro into synthesisers (quite an intro) but one thing that bugs me on a daily basis is the lack of sequencer, which lives live-recording as the only option for creating drum parts. Obviously this imposes severe limitations on making complex drum patterns ve...
by mitya33
Mon May 20, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Advice on a multi-hardware device setup
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

Re: Advice on a multi-hardware device setup

Thanks, Groy, appreciated.
by mitya33
Sat May 11, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc
Replies: 18
Views: 2593

Re: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc

Thanks for the continued help, guys. Re: wathcing beginner tutorials, I've done little else, along with review vids, and lots of reading, for the last two weeks, as I get clued up on all this stuff. It's a minefield when you're new to it. In fact I just posted a new thread asking for thoughts on the...
by mitya33
Sat May 11, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Maschine - should I switch?
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: Maschine - should I switch?

Thank you both for your advice. @Meatballfulton, well, OK, sure, but that doesn't really help me right now. Anyway I've explained my rationale for why I bought the MODX - it was an excellent compromise at the time between my need for a new piano and wanting to get into synth. At the time I loved the...
by mitya33
Sat May 11, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Advice on a multi-hardware device setup
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

Advice on a multi-hardware device setup

I think I've resolved that the way of working that attracts me most is via multiple hardware devices rather than software or something like a workstation. I'm mostly a synth noob, though I'm a classical pianist so I know music and its theory. I've done a lot of research and watched a lot of vids, an...
by mitya33
Tue May 07, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc
Replies: 18
Views: 2593

Re: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc

So I think maybe first concentrate looking for something that will be the main driver (sequencer) while imagining the kind of work flow you might want. Is it important to work quickly, experiment, and knock out beats and riffs on the fly? Is it important to have a measured deliberate way to get dow...
by mitya33
Sat May 04, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc
Replies: 18
Views: 2593

Re: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc

Hi Groy - thanks for the replies. My current position is this. The MODX is my only piece of kit. I got Cubase AI with it which I'm yet to load up. My knowledge of how software and hardware work together is currently very limited. I watch videos of people running various, disparate synth boxes, effec...
by mitya33
Fri May 03, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc
Replies: 18
Views: 2593

Re: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc

Thanks @groy. I'm principally interested in making what often gets called IDM, or intelligent dance music. Some of the more interesting techno, that sort of thing. I've spent my life listening to the stuff but never sought to make it. Very much in flux at the moment. As I mentioned, I went for the M...
by mitya33
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Maschine - should I switch?
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Maschine - should I switch?

Hi guys I got into the world of syntehsis and music-making last year by taking the plunge and buying the amazing MODX8. I did this because it was a compromise between a decent piano (I'm primarily a classical pianist, but with a massive interest in electronic music) and a synth, and since I needed a...
by mitya33
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc
Replies: 18
Views: 2593

Re: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc

Thanks for the info, guys.

So it sounds like grooveboxes like the Circuis and JDXI are really just for ideas, very much a secondary piece of kit next to your main setup (whether that be computer-based, or something like a Kronos), right?

Thanks again.
by mitya33
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Noob MIDI controller questions...
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: Noob MIDI controller questions...

Thanks for your reply and for the information. I get it now. It's frustrating how the manufacturers don't go to more lengths to do total noob-oriented material and vids. I watched the Maschine video totally in the belief that it was a standalone box. It's like they make these vids with the assumptio...
by mitya33
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc
Replies: 18
Views: 2593

Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc

Hey guys So again my terminology is a bit off; I'm new to all this but I have definitely heard the term jam box somewhere to describe these standalone boxes like those listed above. (Novation actually refer to the Circuit range as a "Groovebox".) The sort of boxes you can take to the park and sit an...