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« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2019, 06:45:35 AM »
Here's a great forum with up to date discussions about Yamaha keys & synths.

http://www.motifator.com

I've been researching a keyboard upgrade for months & have settled on the MOXF8 instead of the newer MODX8.

For some reason, Yamaha cut the sequencer out of the MODX & you have to use a DAW for this function.
The MOXF still has an internal sequencer so there's no need to have a laptop open during performances.

The sequencer allows you to specify voice changes on the keyboard at specific measures / beats.

This is a really nice feature to have & you can get it for $1000 +/-  new or used.

Yamaha beats Roland IMO unless you want that fully weighted spongy key bed feel.
Personally, I like the lighter "graded hammer action" of the Yamaha keyboards.
The Yamaha key bed is in between a fully weighted & synth action.

Anyone on here play?
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« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2019, 07:20:57 AM »
I used to hang out on harmony central a LOT back in the late 90s early 2000s.  Same as everyone else, reviewing albums, talking about dream band setups.

In 99-2000 I was on a really active Pink Floyd and Rush newsgroup.  They orchestrated meetups and live events.

My brother took it to the next level, learned bass, became a professional, toured the world, played on the Tonight Show etc.  Now he has a nice side business buying and selling vintage gear.  He'll do normal stuff (vintage guitar/bass) here and there, but makes coin on vintage synths and really weird vintage recording gear.  He's still active on a ton of gear and music sites.

He has some awesome stories.  I remember one, he sold some vintage amp or bass to a forum member.  The buyer was relatively close so my brother said he'd deliver it.  He ends up at some law firm, a partner purchased the amp.  The guy was so excited he plugged the thing in in his office, hooked up a bass on the wall and they started jamming out in the middle of the work day.  What I love about that story is the buyer and my brother would not be a natural connection, but they had a shared interest and a great time.

Another story about gear.  My brother left music and went into sales, he had a boss who had a sizable guitar flipping business on the side.  He purchased Mexican Strats on craigslist, cleaned them and flipped them on craigslist at a 30-50% markup.  He cleared $2-3k a weekend doing this in LA.  I believe he purchased during the week and sold on the weekends.
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« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2019, 09:29:14 AM »
I used to hang out on harmony central a LOT back in the late 90s early 2000s.  Same as everyone else, reviewing albums, talking about dream band setups.

In 99-2000 I was on a really active Pink Floyd and Rush newsgroup.  They orchestrated meetups and live events.

My brother took it to the next level, learned bass, became a professional, toured the world, played on the Tonight Show etc.  Now he has a nice side business buying and selling vintage gear.  He'll do normal stuff (vintage guitar/bass) here and there, but makes coin on vintage synths and really weird vintage recording gear.  He's still active on a ton of gear and music sites.

He has some awesome stories.  I remember one, he sold some vintage amp or bass to a forum member.  The buyer was relatively close so my brother said he'd deliver it.  He ends up at some law firm, a partner purchased the amp.  The guy was so excited he plugged the thing in in his office, hooked up a bass on the wall and they started jamming out in the middle of the work day.  What I love about that story is the buyer and my brother would not be a natural connection, but they had a shared interest and a great time.

Another story about gear.  My brother left music and went into sales, he had a boss who had a sizable guitar flipping business on the side.  He purchased Mexican Strats on craigslist, cleaned them and flipped them on craigslist at a 30-50% markup.  He cleared $2-3k a weekend doing this in LA.  I believe he purchased during the week and sold on the weekends.

Cool stories. Thanks for sharing.

I played guitar for a while, but I always was more an appreciator of music than a musician. I think my syneshtesia might make it harder for me to hear/visualize pitch the way others do (it's not so ordered for me, more a jumble of shapes and colors), and that was always a hindrance learning more advanced techniques and figuring things by ear. Oh well \_(ツ)_/
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« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2019, 10:23:18 AM »
Funny story about playing music.  I'm a chip designer and the small group I was a member of in the late 90s was half in New England and half the people in Texas.
 This was inside of a very large US company, which is now a Fortune 500 company.  Anyway the Texas half of the group had this idea that only musicians made good engineers, so whenever they interviewed anyone they would casually ask if they played any instruments and would only hire people who did.  Word eventually got out that they were doing this and they were ordered quite strongly to stop it.

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« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2019, 05:49:46 PM »
My son plays piano. He actually plays on a Roland F-120 digital piano. It worked well for us since we moved 2 times (first time from the west coast to the East coast). I chose it, because it was had the most piano like action I could find on a digital piano for the low cost.
He also plays Sax (Alto sax) for a coupe of years and plays at the schools Jazz band. He got the hang of it quite good (played at an open Mike night at school) and recently hit us up for a better Sax. He has a Yamaha Yas23 , which we bought used when hr started and now seems ready for a better instrument
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« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2019, 07:01:25 PM »
Funny story about playing music.  I'm a chip designer and the small group I was a member of in the late 90s was half in New England and half the people in Texas.
 This was inside of a very large US company, which is now a Fortune 500 company.  Anyway the Texas half of the group had this idea that only musicians made good engineers, so whenever they interviewed anyone they would casually ask if they played any instruments and would only hire people who did.  Word eventually got out that they were doing this and they were ordered quite strongly to stop it.

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« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2019, 07:07:32 PM »
I used to hang out on harmony central a LOT back in the late 90s early 2000s.  Same as everyone else, reviewing albums, talking about dream band setups.

In 99-2000 I was on a really active Pink Floyd and Rush newsgroup.  They orchestrated meetups and live events.

My brother took it to the next level, learned bass, became a professional, toured the world, played on the Tonight Show etc.  Now he has a nice side business buying and selling vintage gear.  He'll do normal stuff (vintage guitar/bass) here and there, but makes coin on vintage synths and really weird vintage recording gear.  He's still active on a ton of gear and music sites.

He has some awesome stories.  I remember one, he sold some vintage amp or bass to a forum member.  The buyer was relatively close so my brother said he'd deliver it.  He ends up at some law firm, a partner purchased the amp.  The guy was so excited he plugged the thing in in his office, hooked up a bass on the wall and they started jamming out in the middle of the work day.  What I love about that story is the buyer and my brother would not be a natural connection, but they had a shared interest and a great time.

Another story about gear.  My brother left music and went into sales, he had a boss who had a sizable guitar flipping business on the side.  He purchased Mexican Strats on craigslist, cleaned them and flipped them on craigslist at a 30-50% markup.  He cleared $2-3k a weekend doing this in LA.  I believe he purchased during the week and sold on the weekends.

Guitar flipping makes it sound fun.
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« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2019, 07:11:35 PM »
I used to hang out on harmony central a LOT back in the late 90s early 2000s.  Same as everyone else, reviewing albums, talking about dream band setups.

In 99-2000 I was on a really active Pink Floyd and Rush newsgroup.  They orchestrated meetups and live events.

My brother took it to the next level, learned bass, became a professional, toured the world, played on the Tonight Show etc.  Now he has a nice side business buying and selling vintage gear.  He'll do normal stuff (vintage guitar/bass) here and there, but makes coin on vintage synths and really weird vintage recording gear.  He's still active on a ton of gear and music sites.

He has some awesome stories.  I remember one, he sold some vintage amp or bass to a forum member.  The buyer was relatively close so my brother said he'd deliver it.  He ends up at some law firm, a partner purchased the amp.  The guy was so excited he plugged the thing in in his office, hooked up a bass on the wall and they started jamming out in the middle of the work day.  What I love about that story is the buyer and my brother would not be a natural connection, but they had a shared interest and a great time.

Another story about gear.  My brother left music and went into sales, he had a boss who had a sizable guitar flipping business on the side.  He purchased Mexican Strats on craigslist, cleaned them and flipped them on craigslist at a 30-50% markup.  He cleared $2-3k a weekend doing this in LA.  I believe he purchased during the week and sold on the weekends.

Cool stories. Thanks for sharing.

I played guitar for a while, but I always was more an appreciator of music than a musician. I think my syneshtesia might make it harder for me to hear/visualize pitch the way others do (it's not so ordered for me, more a jumble of shapes and colors), and that was always a hindrance learning more advanced techniques and figuring things by ear. Oh well \_(ツ)_/

Pitches are a bitch.

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« Reply #48 on: November 08, 2019, 05:56:55 AM »
Funny story about playing music.  I'm a chip designer and the small group I was a member of in the late 90s was half in New England and half the people in Texas.
 This was inside of a very large US company, which is now a Fortune 500 company.  Anyway the Texas half of the group had this idea that only musicians made good engineers, so whenever they interviewed anyone they would casually ask if they played any instruments and would only hire people who did.  Word eventually got out that they were doing this and they were ordered quite strongly to stop it.

Was it AMD?

No.  I still work at the company (or rather I should say, I now work there again), so I'd rather not say.   Ticker does start with an A though.  Followed by a D and an I.   That team in Texas that was doing this no longer exists though, they didn't survive the 2000 crash.

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« Reply #49 on: November 08, 2019, 06:57:59 AM »
Funny story about playing music.  I'm a chip designer and the small group I was a member of in the late 90s was half in New England and half the people in Texas.
 This was inside of a very large US company, which is now a Fortune 500 company.  Anyway the Texas half of the group had this idea that only musicians made good engineers, so whenever they interviewed anyone they would casually ask if they played any instruments and would only hire people who did.  Word eventually got out that they were doing this and they were ordered quite strongly to stop it.

Was it AMD?

No.  I still work at the company (or rather I should say, I now work there again), so I'd rather not say.   Ticker does start with an A though.  Followed by a D and an I.   That team in Texas that was doing this no longer exists though, they didn't survive the 2000 crash.

Oh, so you're an analog engineer. Nice. We should talk about that at some point. Also interesting how management in the space seems to be pretty rational about capital allocation..
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