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Prophet Rev2 / Re: Amplification in band rehearsal room
« Last post by jok3r on Today at 09:09:09 AM »
I think it depends on how regularly and long-term your band project is organized.

I always played in projects for at least 5 years and we had a PA and mixer for the whole band (sometimes even drums) in the rehearsal room, so I don't need my own monitors (well, sometimes before the season starts, we already play with In-Ears in the rehearsal room, to get used to it since we need it on stage... but that has nothing to do with amplification). So the levels are always mixed properly and I don't have to compete with guitar amps or the like... That is in my opinion the best way to go. Another advantage is, that you can hear how your patches sound in a real-world situation. Most bigger PAs don't sound as Hi-Fi as your studio-monitors or headphones (they are big and loud and you never now what the sound engineer is doing to you ;-) ). You can hear how your presets sound on a rather "shitty" system. If they sound good there as well, you can go on stage without any worries ;-)

For some special acts and rather spontaneous stuff, I have a big cheap full range active speaker, that suits all my needs, at least in an improvised rehearsal room. The speaker has pretty much power in the lower frequencies, so I think it would even do for bass playing. I don't know where you're living, but if you know Thomann and live somewhere to where they deliver, you can look, for their "the box PA 502 A" (don't know if links to online shops are allowed). The only problem is: it's rather heavy with about 30kg. I have this speaker for over 10 years now, and it still works withou any problems.

If you really need stereo in the rehearsal room, you could also buy two of the smaller and cheaper PA 302 A speakers.

But if your band plays together for several years, I would always prefer the first solution.



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Prophet Rev2 / Re: MIDI recording whit LOGIC PRO X (need help)
« Last post by Phillius on Today at 08:43:16 AM »
Thanks for your answer.

You are right, your method sems be logic... but it's the part that I don't understand on side LOGIC PRO... I don't know where I can set these options.

It's a long time I try to solve this issue... but... difficult... I have my Prohet since 2 years, I never used correcly with LOGIC PRO. I use always another step ("internal instrument", record the event midi, copy/past the REGION to "External Instrument" etc... but it's not the best method.

That I found this afternoon (CET I'm french, in France)
If I set the PORT to NONE, I can hear the REV2 during recording. see file screenshoot attached.


But to hear it on the PLAY, I have to set the PORT to "Prophet" and select the right midi channel 2.

Also I found that if I select other midi channel I can hear the REV2 during the recording, but I send to other channel...  :-\

In fact, really I don't understand how use the "External instrument" with the PROPHET in LOGIC.

I hope meet here some people using LOGIC PRO X, and the REV2 in MIDI.

I repeat, I have an old Korg Wavesation, it's OK, with the Nord Stage 3, all is OK, and with Nord Drum3P all is ok.
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Prophet Rev2 / Re: MIDI recording whit LOGIC PRO X (need help)
« Last post by maxter on Today at 07:32:11 AM »
i'm not a Logic user, but I highly suspect it may be a case of some "monitoring" settings in Logic. Monitoring essentially means whether you want to hear the audio inputs on certain tracks depending on the situation, at playback, when recording, or when doing neither.

If this is the case, then you'd want to set monitoring to "record", "record+playback", "all" or something like that, for the tracks you want to monitor when recording.

Hope this helps, good luck!
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Great, thanks!
It seems to work well, a few comments: requests:

The program has no icon (i just whipped one up myself for now)
Ah yes, I am bad at design, if you have something you want to contribute, let me know and I can build it with. You're on Windows?

A way to get all banks with a single command would be handy
Agree, I was thinking of making a multiple selection in the bank chooser possible. The reason it's not there yet is that it takes forever for a Rev2 that is connected via DIN MIDI like mine, only via USB that is a feasible operation.

I don't see a way of sending a full bank of patches, or rearrange their order?
it's also hard to tell which number in the bank list a patch is.
 that's the main reason i'd use a librarian, i arrange patches into a bank, then send the bank to the synth.
True, the program is not so much a bank manager as a complete replacement for patch storage right now - I never use the storage places on the synth, but rather send them into the edit buffer for immediate play from the computer/tablet. If bank management is a feature many people are looking for, it's rather easy to add that technically, more a design question on how the UI should work (drag and drop, "clipboard", split view...). As I don't use bank managers, I have no good idea on how that would work best.

On the Ob6, patches are divided into sets called 01-99, 100-199, etc whereas on the Pro3, they're called Bank1, bank2 etc... just an observation
Thank you! As the Pro3 implementation is an adaption done in a quick and dirty way, I hadn't bothered of putting in better bank names, but I'll take it on the list for the future!

only one crash so far, after i asked to load bank 10 from the Pro3 (doesn't exist)
Awesome! You're the first to test the Pro3 implementation, so I take that as a compliment :-)

What happens when you press 'import edit buffer'? I can't tell from the GUI if it imports it into the topleft slot, or something. No patch seems to be labelled 'edit buffer'
Hm, normally it should create a new import called "Import edit buffer", and show the patch that is currently active (if it is changed). Are you on a Pro3 or OB6 for this?
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Prophet Rev2 / MIDI recording whit LOGIC PRO X (need help)
« Last post by Phillius on Today at 05:40:56 AM »
hello,

I need your help concerning the REV2 and the recording of MIDI part with LOGIC PRO X (10.2.0)

The REV2 is plugged with MIDI DIN cables (IN & OUT)
The REV2 is on LOCAL OF.
For the moment it's OK. I can hear sound of REV2.

I create a track "External MIDI", I use the midi channel 2.
I can hear sound of REV2.

As soon as I clic the 'R' of record in LOGIC, I can't heart the sound of REV2  :-\ When I start the recording, the MIDI notes are recorded, when I clic on PLAY, I can heart that it's recorded sucessfully.

How to do to hear in same time than I'm playing during the recording?

The version of REV2 is ver.1.1.5.9

Just a remark, I havn't this issue with the Nord Stage.
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Great, thanks!
It seems to work well, a few comments: requests:

The program has no icon (i just whipped one up myself for now)

A way to get all banks with a single command would be handy

I don't see a way of sending a full bank of patches, or rearrange their order?
it's also hard to tell which number in the bank list a patch is.
 that's the main reason i'd use a librarian, i arrange patches into a bank, then send the bank to the synth.

On the Ob6, patches are divided into sets called 01-99, 100-199, etc whereas on the Pro3, they're called Bank1, bank2 etc... just an observation

only one crash so far, after i asked to load bank 10 from the Pro3 (doesn't exist)

What happens when you press 'import edit buffer'? I can't tell from the GUI if it imports it into the topleft slot, or something. No patch seems to be labelled 'edit buffer'
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Poly Evolver Keyboard / Can a Poly Evolver do normal ?
« Last post by 3dsmatt on Today at 12:45:24 AM »
Hi. First Post. Guessed this would be the place to ask.

I'm planning on buying a Poly Evolver rack and was just wondering if the PE can do normal , cute sounds if it needs to !?

Everything I have heard is drowned in reverb or distortion and is either a little wishy washy or bombastic. I'm not sure that I have heard any that is well recorded and is dry....no FX. Does the PE need effects to make it shine ?

I do like the videos/soundclouds by Hitoshi Koizumi so I'm happy that I'll be able to get the types of metallic + glassy sounds that (as I understand) wave table synthesis excels at. However, with it's analogue side I thought it might be possible to get a more standard "unspectacular" or even lo-fi-ish brass sound. I really like the Matrix 6 too and was wondering if the PE can emulate that darker, softer side of analogue synthesis.

If not , I'll eventually pick up a matrix 1000 (on top of the PE) . Would be nice if I could do it all with the PE though.

Any input whatsoever would be greatly appreciated.

MATT
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Prophet Rev2 / Re: Amplification in band rehearsal room
« Last post by creativespiral on Yesterday at 03:50:44 PM »
Yeah, I'd go with FRFR type PA speakers.  (full range, flat response)

I've got a pair of Electro Voice ZLX-12 Powered Speakers that can keep up with live guitar/bass amps no problem... they can be used like stage wedges, or pole mounted.   They have 15 inch speakers as well, but honestly, that would probably be overkill.

Plus they are great general purpose PA speakers for small to medium sized crowds.   I use them with Axe-FX2 / Axe-FX3 as well, and they sound great... plenty of low end punch and headroom to spare.   
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OB-6 / Re: New free OpenSource Sysex Librarian now with OB-6 - The KnobKraft Orm
« Last post by kris on Yesterday at 01:58:45 PM »
This will be very welcome. I really donít want to pay £50 for software just to organise patches. Thank you for doing this. Any update / news on the Mac version?
Only that the plan is real - I ought to get a Mac to test the coming weekend, and then depending on complexity of problems creeping up it should be done in a week or two. If the weather is nice, though, it could take longer, as I'd rather be out sailing. And I have never done an installer build for Mac, I heard rumours you need a paid developer program license or something in order to release software for it, I have to find out about that too.
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Prophet Rev2 / Amplification in band rehearsal room
« Last post by skipgilles on Yesterday at 11:32:11 AM »
Dear forum members,

I use my rev2 in a live band situation all the time. I am the band's bass player on it, and use the rev2's second layer to play leads in addition.
I did some searching on this forum, but did not really find an answer to my specific question yet: What kind of speakers would be the best to work with? I've been playing over guitar speakers (to much distortion of the sound), a keyboard amp (KC350, too weak in the bass and I also do not really like the sound), and finally a rather old Yamaha pod-powered PA system. The latter solution is my best up to now. This is partly because, unlike the other options, it is a stereo amp that I use in the rehearsal room, but also because it offers some headspace, which is particularly important to be present with bass. What I do not like about the PA is its quality and its size (it's old and big)

So, I want to buy something new, definitely stereo. Would you recommend investing in a good PA? Active speakers/monitors? A second KC350? I would be very interested to know your thoughts on speaker size and whether 2X12 has more bass than 1X15?

Thanks in advance!
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