Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by Xces » Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:09 am

All of you guys are going off about Keytars that have MIDI on them, what I think Alesis meant was that it was the first MIDI Keytar Controller, which I'm pretty sure is wrong

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:40 am

Please refer to my 'learn to reading comprehension' comment.

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by Xces » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:06 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:Please refer to my 'learn to reading comprehension' comment.
was that taken out of the article, because I only skimmed through it, on a youtube video that I watched the guy presenting it said that it was the first MIDI Keytar Controller.
And yes after reading your comment it makes alot more sense now

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by rhino » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:20 am

I think they meant the first ALESIS keytar controller.
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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by Xces » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:24 am

rhino wrote:I think they meant the first ALESIS keytar controller.
That would make sense too

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by StepLogik » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:45 am

I think its a more interesting story if Alesis claims its the first MIDI-equipped keytar controller. We need more companies making outrageous, bold claims.

Roland should have said of the Jupiter-80, "The first synthesizer to use stored wave samples in ROM memory to create authentic sounds for under $25,000!" Then they might have sold more than 20.

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by fh991586 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:58 am

I don't really understand the point of the USB. Isn't a keytard made for portability? Then why hook it up to a computer? It's cumbersome...

Unless there is a wireless connection to the computer. THAT would have been a first! :P
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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by madtheory » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:31 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:
Is it just a coincidence that in this thread of keytards pretty much every second post is factually incorrect? I think not.
LMFAO!

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:43 pm

elsongs wrote:TRUE FACT: Nobody back in the '80s called them "keytars." I do believe one company made a MIDI remote controller and called their model "The Keytar," but generically they were not called "keytars."
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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by Xces » Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:34 am

fh991586 wrote:I don't really understand the point of the USB. Isn't a keytard made for portability? Then why hook it up to a computer?
The whole point of the USB is to connect it to your DAW and use it to control software

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by gs » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:59 pm

Hey c'mon give the guy a break, he may not be familiar with the history of keytars. Yes, with the exception of the Moog Liberation (the one that started it all), ALL 80s and beyond keytars were just MIDI controllers (not counting yamaha's toyish ones or the recent Roland one with the synth built in). The alesis adds USB. Good price though.
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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by ninja6485 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:56 am

Is it a coincidence that a quick reading of the add misleads one to believe that this is a product that's the first of it's kind, or first of it's kind in a more significant way? I think not. That's called clever marketing! ;)
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by jaypodesta » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:47 pm

Xces wrote:
fh991586 wrote:I don't really understand the point of the USB. Isn't a keytard made for portability? Then why hook it up to a computer?
The whole point of the USB is to connect it to your DAW and use it to control software
The most insightful thing I have read on the web in probably the last five minutes.

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by polardark » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:59 pm

Slightly off-topic perhaps but...

Are keytars actually playable? Seriously.

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by Sir Ruff » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:47 pm

gs wrote:Hey c'mon give the guy a break, he may not be familiar with the history of keytars. Yes, with the exception of the Moog Liberation (the one that started it all), ALL 80s and beyond keytars were just MIDI controllers (not counting yamaha's toyish ones or the recent Roland one with the synth built in).
And a rich history it is, as you've just shown :lol:
Do you even post on vse bro?

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