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New equipment, new software, new music!

2010-08-22 17:04:39 by godset

So I just got a pretty nice new MIDI controller, M-Audio KeyRig 49. I was a bit apprehensive about having only 49 keys to work with, but there are two reasons this has become an irrelevant concern. First, it's not a synthesizer, it's a MIDI keyboard. Recording an entirely dynamic concert piano piece in one take probably isn't on my list of priorities. Second, you can easily shift the octave up and down with controls on the keyboard.

So, I can easily recommend this piece of equipment to anyone. It accomplishes its goals beautifully. Keep in mind, it is not a synthesizer, it does not produce sound. It's a MIDI controller, and it interfaces with your software to produce sound. The best part? The $100 CAD price tag. That means for all you American composers it will be even less than that!

That said, I have for you the first fruits of my labors with this lovely new keyboard. Check out my new song, Sins of Allegiance. It's also one of my beginning attempts with a new VST I've fallen in love with by the name Edirol Orchestral. I've also got some slight use of Symphonic Choirs in there, which if used properly can produce breathtaking results. Did I use it properly? You be the judge - And don't forget to vote.


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