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Re: Why not more sound modules/racks?
PianoZac #1749291 09/09/11 02:21 AM
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ChrisA, I didn't know Kontakt could read the Nord sample format.

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A Nord app (MIDI playback engine using their samples) for iOS/Android would be incredible!


Yeah that was exactly what i was trying to capture from my 20min dabbling with PS smile I find the whole idea of Virtual Instrument Apps to be really appealing (how about Pianoteq running on iOS/Android?)

Adding something like the ioDoc would be amazing (last PS pic, promise wink ):

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Yes, it's a nice idea, however Clavia would need to price the app accordingly (i.e. rather high) in order to prevent cannibalising sales from their hardware instruments.

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Originally Posted by Kawai James
Nice 'shop!


Originally Posted by Kawai James
A Nord app (MIDI playback engine using their samples) for iOS/Android would be incredible!


Yeah that was exactly what i was trying to capture from my 20min dabbling with PS smile I find the whole idea of Virtual Instrument Apps to be really appealing (how about Pianoteq running on iOS/Android?)

Adding something like the ioDoc would be amazing (last PS pic, promise wink ):

smile

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AFAIK, alot of the samples in the Nord Piano Library come from Sampletekk, and they also offer full Kontakt versions of their products on their website. An iPad Kontakt app would therefore mean that you could have alot of the nord pianos (and the wealth of piano libraries out there).

There's also the issue of the sample library size smile

Pianoteq on iOS would be nice!

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This app looks like fun. Not yet available at iTunes. I expect it will be there once iRig MIDI releases.

http://www.ikmultimedia.com/irigmidi/moreinfo/sampletank.php


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I can't believe that I'm still using the Roland JV 1010 (purchased it practically the day it hit the street) - though I stopped carrying around the rack 'bout 10 yrs ago.

I mostly use it for pads.

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Re: Why not more sound modules/racks?
LesCharles73 #1749461 09/09/11 11:09 AM
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I want this in my rack:

OMG, that's hilarious!

The "Gerund Truncator" button and "Bridge Destination" mixer are great touches.

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I remember the days when sound modules were all the rave


That is when it took a cubic foot of electronics to play a sample. Now, when you can do the same thing with an iPad why would you want a rack?

So I think there is a huge market for this kind of function and new products come out all the time. But no rack mount boxes, the electronics now fit in a shirt pocket and sells for 1/10th the price. See below where you connect a $70 interface cable to the iPod/iPad and then download a free "starter set" of samples.

As an example look here: SampleTank for IOS


Well instead of racks, why don't the manufacturers offer 'apps' so to speak with different corresponding samples from their own library of sounds? Surely that's a burgeoning market??


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PianoZac #1749862 09/09/11 10:12 PM
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Could someone turn this into a rackmount?

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My mixes could use the "cream" adjusted, I figure more towards "skim" than "whole".

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On the general subject, I'm working feverishly lately to dump my rack sound modules and effects before they crap out (electronics only last so long). eBayed my beloved FS1R a couple of months ago (*sniff*) and am working my way on down the value chain.

I find full size rack modules are too awkward to use, and prefer 1/3 or 1/2 width modules, or better yet boxes that sit on top of a desk or keyboard with decent viewing and editing angles. Rackmounts are disappearing for very practical reasons IMO, but I fervently hope modules of some sort will go on forever.

We really need a new MIDI standard, but I don't trust industry at this point to do it right (not that they want to at all) so I suspect most or all box formats will die soon.

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Originally Posted by ChrisA
Originally Posted by ZacharyForbes
I remember the days when sound modules were all the rave


That is when it took a cubic foot of electronics to play a sample. Now, when you can do the same thing with an iPad why would you want a rack?


Call me old school, but I prefer knobs and sliders to touchscreens any day. Besides, rack synths in a flightcase are far less likely to get dropped or "walk off". Buy me an iPad and maybe I'd change my mind, but I'll always have a soft spot for hands-on control.


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Call me old school, but I prefer knobs and sliders to touchscreens any day.


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What is currently the best rack that money can buy? Just curious.


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Originally Posted by Kona_V-Piano
What is currently the best rack that money can buy? Just curious.

Minimoog Voyager Rack!

It really all depends on what sounds you want. For piano, there are now very few racks/modules in production.


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What is currently the best rack that money can buy? Just curious.

Minimoog Voyager Rack!

It really all depends on what sounds you want. For piano, there are now very few racks/modules in production.


Thanks for the reply. How about in the under $1,000 price range? The Roland Sonic Cell perhaps? Or the Motif XS rack?


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Originally Posted by Kona_V-Piano
What is currently the best rack that money can buy? Just curious.

Minimoog Voyager Rack!


+1! That thing is awesome.


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So what is the best rack in the under $1500 price range?


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I noticed at some point there were no more piano racks.
What I really loved about them was that I could use it with my 61 key Yamaha Sy55 for gigs or at home with my Fatar Studio 900 controller.

My favorite was the Korg Sg Rack which i sold last year alon with my MicroPiano and Yamaha P50m.

However, I am finding that I am enjoying my P95 more as it is just one unit as opposed to 2 monitors, a rack and a controller.

The Steinway samples on my SG rack were my favorite as there were bright and dark variations. I am considering an SP170 in the fall


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Re: Why not more sound modules/racks?
PianoZac #1755550 09/19/11 06:19 PM
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I honestly don't need a rack since I have an S90 and can hook up the V-piano or CLP990 to it and get the same function as the original Motif Rack. Although it isn't as robust as the Motif ES/XS rack, it would do its job. What interests me more is a ROland or Korg rack. I'd like to have some new sounds besides Yamaha's synth ones. I am thinking about buying one. Of the two from Roland and Korg, which would be the best one?

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