favorite performance controls?

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Standard Pitch/Mod wheels
20
43%
Roland stick (SH models, etc)
8
17%
Korg stick (Poly61, etc)
6
13%
Ribbon control
8
17%
Clavia's Pitch Stick/Mod Wheel
1
2%
ARP Odyssey's Proportional Pressure Pads
2
4%
Oberheim's Sprung Pitch/Mod Levers
0
No votes
Other
2
4%
 
Total votes: 47

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Post by Tyler2000 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:37 am

What do you like to put your left hand on while you hit the keys with the other? Explain.

Oh, and I'll keep it vintage since there are a lot of wierd new option these days (korg and alesis, I'm looking at you).
so what do I put down here now?

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Post by mistercooper » Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:38 am

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Post by portland » Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:53 am

I don't see why anyone would like the roland stick over the korg stick... the korg one is just better. Personally I like the korg stick the best, but I've never used a ribbon controller... I'd probably like that better.

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Post by Synthazaiser » Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:09 am

I've used all of the controls and I'd have to say I prefer the Korg Stick. The standard wheels just don't feel natural to use. The only synth I've ever used with a ribbon control is the JP-8000. I find it a little bit tempermental sometimes. I think I would have a easier time with the ribbon if it was placed vertically. The Roland stick is pretty good, but the Korg stick is my favorite. Maybe this is just what I'm used to though, as the Poly-800 was my first synth.
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Post by Z » Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:11 am

I've never been a fan of pitch wheels. I like Roland's benders. I think mod wheels are easier to control the amount of mod as opposed to Roland & Korg stick benders.

I'm a big EV-5 foot pedal fan. I keep one to the left of my PK-5. Damper's to the right.

You forgot Oberheim's paddles. I'm not too crazy about them either. I guess, while you're at it, don't forget the SH-101 mod grip. That's come in handy a few times when I "go keytaring."

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Post by JUGEL » Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:35 pm

The individual octave knobs on the OSC.
Portamento.
Sustain on the ENV for the VCF.

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Post by redchapterjubilee » Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:46 pm

I really liked the Juno 106 programmable stick. L to R movement could be DCO or VCF and could be programmed to do full octaves. Then just push up for LFO modulation.
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Post by zmd » Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:13 pm

aftertouch and ribbons seem the most natural to me, the standard wheels are next in line, the joystick/paddles...not a fan

i've yet to try the nord pitch stick, but i like the concept of bending in the direction that the keys follow as opposed to up and down

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Post by Box » Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:58 pm

I guess just standard mod wheels, since that's all I know. I'm sure I'd like the joystick controller though.
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Post by modulator_esp » Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:13 am

For two handed playing aftertouch is great
I like pitch bend/mod wheels as long as the pitch bend wheel is sprung
Ribbons are also cool
The Nord pitch stick is very expressive, but I haven't got used to using it at the same time as the mod wheel
I like the joystick and paddle type controls for pitch bend, but not for modulation, as I prefer a non-sprung controller for modulation
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Post by Panurge8 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:57 am

Pitch (sprung) and mod (unsprung) wheels are my choice from the selection, although aftertouch is the best for live performance IMHO.

I also love ribbons, XY pads, joysticks and whatever else is thrown at me, but I gotta have my pitch and mod wheels just because that's what I learned on. Arp PPCs, expression pedals, and nord pitch sticks are nice, but I haven't spent enough time with these to get the hang of them.

If a synth sounds good enough, I'm not too picky about performance controls, though.
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Post by MrFrodo » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:56 am

I voted for the wheels, even though it's slightly easier to play the Roland stick with a blues guitarist's expression.

What you should've also included was the Nord Lead option which has both the wooden pitch stick and the mod wheel. That's something I've always appreciated.
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Post by MitchK1989 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:01 am

I voted for ribbon. Though really, my favs are ribbons, XY pads, and horizontal pitch sticks (especially clavia ones)

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Post by mistercooper » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:11 am

And who could forget those PPC pads?
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Post by shaft9000 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:43 am

modwheel is essential for morphing patches into oblivion while playing hands-on parts.

BUT i find a CV-> filter input crucial for wha fx and sweeps with more animation than just turning a knob by hand. (especially for tha FUNK)

so...none of the above. I'll take a CV->filter in.
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