Ok started reading up on some synth reviews. Quite complicated, especially as I have been out of the game for a while.|
So I'm now reading this https://www.syntorial.com/tutorials/picking-the-right-synth/
to get a more down to earth idea. Got a few pointers already
Too late to start playing piano? • Page 3
Hmm. I can't decide
Right. Here's a thought. I've got a really old midi keyboard (mk 149). If I installed something like Mixcraft or acid pro or anything with midi onto my laptop, I could theoretically do what I want in the music room - I'd just need an amp.
However. This does mean I'd be hampered with the effort each time on the laptop loading up samples to the midi keyboard and also doing some sequencing.
See that's the problem. I could spend all pissing day in front of the keyboard and pc and take my time but what I'm after is some instantaneous way to simply start playing all different kind of music at once, jamming with other people
I guess it's the difference between studio and stage and I need stage.
I tried to play (forced by parents) as kid but never got into it, but recently decided to give it another go and bought a cheap keyboard in the sales. Also got a book to help me learn band was very impressed with my rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star last night. I'll putting Chopin to shame in no time.
Which keyboard did you get?
A Rockjam RJ7 (61 keys). Dead basic but had good reviews and fitted in the small space I had.
I reckon I'll be thinking for ages, then suddenly get drunk one night and randomly order something pissed up and be ridden with guilt for a while.
Until I learn how to play Nazi zombie trilogy, at least.
Just been jamming along to some stereophonic space sound stuff on vinyl. Cross between spy and horror music with a decent beat. That's one thing the ancient organ is pretty good at.
Dammit. I've sowed a seed in my mind now...
I'd also been toying with the idea for a while. There may have been some alcohol involved in my purchase too.
(no regrets though)
You aren't/are helping
I do not know how much more we can help, I think you should open up four separate tabs with the different options on them, get drunk and see what happens.
You are an evil man.
Evil, perhaps. Correct, perhaps. Drunk, sadly not, unlike you, who obviously should be.
Dammit. This thin veneer of protection appears to be very thin indeed
I am still looking at synths
Narrowed it down to 3, considering my requirements -
Subtractive synthesis / Analog
So will weigh up the following:-
Behringer Deepmind 12
Roland juno ds
Pros and Cons list time I think
Right. They're all good. But after hearing the Deepmind, I just don't think I can resist. That's exactly what I'm after.
Any advice on speakers? I used to use any old amp years ago. Is that still the case?
Ah well, the site that I got the Deepmind from also had a Behringer speaker, so I've bundled that in too.
Can someone answer a quick question. The behringer has 2 outputs for left and right.
The keyboard amp only has one input. But it does have another socket for another input. Do I plug in the left output of the keyboard to the first input and the right output to the second? The amps manual says that the second input is for a second instrument but I'm guessing it'll be ok with both leads coming from the same instrument? Though how it's doing left or right is anyone's guess. And how the hell do you have left or right with just one speaker anyway?
How do you wire your deepmind up to an amp?
Gibroon 2,634 posts
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It's more than likely a mono amp so just use the left channel. Get yourself some good headphones though to hear all the juiciness.
Cheers. Yeah, got some decent headphones. But the keyboard definitely has a left and a right output on it. Just in case, I've ordered two leads and two amps just to cover it!
Edited by quadfather at 10:25:42 03-03-2018
So, I've just setup the behringer deepmind 12 (ended up getting 2 keyboard amps and plugged them in to left and right output).
Oh my fucking god. How fucking amazing is this???!!?
I've probably scratched about 0.5% of its surface but ye gods it's fucking amazing!
I can see myself spending years on this!
Thanks very much for the recommendation - it is exactly what I was after!
JamboWayOh 24,368 posts
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Sweet. So I'm guessing we should expect a Quaddy plays the hits of Stefansen any day now?
It's fucking amazing mate. Exactly what I was looking for.
One thing that freaked me out slightly, was when I was looking through the sounds (and there are millions), was one called, "hill, silent".
I put it on, and it really is modelled off the game. Fuck me, it is amazing.
I've managed to recreate the stranger things music too. And that's fucking special. Can't wait to jam with it
nabilelalaouisossey 1 posts
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At 18, you're still a little kid
It's definitely not too late to start playing the piano.
Just start somewhere. While singing does help develop 'an ear for music' it's far from mandatory in my opinion.
I would highly recommend the course Piano in 30 Days for your kid.
It's like having a virtual teacher beside you that helps you with your training 24/7, except it's a lot cheaper.
It's very aggressive and not for everyone, but it taught my eldest daughter A LOT very, very quickly.
Good luck with learning the piano!
Edited by nabilelalaouisossey at 17:58:25 18-01-2019
jenguin 174 posts
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@nabilelalaouisossey think he's more like 27 now...
jrmat 280 posts
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@jenguin still not too late to start playing the piano
It's never too late to start any instrument to learn the best language in the universe! Though I suspect that link above is a bot/plug for some shitty online course.
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I just bought a Roland FP-30 as a kind of Christmas present to myself. I learnt to play from the age of about 7 and got to grade 8 before moving away for uni and then adult life taking over, so I've completely fallen out of practice. It's been a good 5 years or more since I've had any access to a piano (my folks left the rickety old family piano that used to be in their house behind when they moved).
I'm amazed at how much I remember though, I've basically got all my favourite pieces back up to scratch after a month, my absolute favourite being Prelude in D flat, aka Raindrops, by Chopin.
Playing an instrument is so good for the mind and soul, I'd encourage anyone with an interest to give it a go, no matter what age they are. It's like a form of meditation once you get properly into it.
askew 23,594 posts
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Not strictly on topic, but for those in the know, are these any cop for noodling in Garageband?
Not sure what the assortment of buttons on the second would help me achieve.
The second link has trigger pads for ableton live so that would be a bit pointless for garage band. It doesn't really do looping in the same way as Ableton, as far as I am aware.
The first one is plausibly more appropriate. It also comes with a bunch of synths to mess around with and they should work fine as plugins for garage band. Pitch control knobs are great fun too.
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