New Gear Thread 10/14

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Re: New Gear Thread 10/14

Postby Plink Floyd » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:09 pm

Maan, Clav leads teh life! Where do you find all these treats?

Don't you already have a Kawai upright? How do they compare?
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Re: New Gear Thread 10/14

Postby Purity_Control » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:43 pm

I'm not even sure what that is! Why does it look like a digital piano plus proper piano innards? :freak:

It does look like Darth Vader,
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Re: New Gear Thread 10/14

Postby ClavAnother » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:35 pm

It's the Yamaha CP60M. The upright version of the electric grand. It is a real piano with pickups and a preamp. This version has MIDI out as well.

And yes I have the kawai ep608, but I'm going to sell it. The main difference is that the Yamaha has double strings on all but the lower octaves and the Kawai is single strings throughout. The kawai is close to half the weight, but I adore the CP line.
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Re: New Gear Thread 10/14

Postby ClavAnother » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:36 pm

Also I can put the Clav (or maybe the Cs50???) on top of the Yamaha, but you can't put anything on the kawai
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Re: New Gear Thread 10/14

Postby christianrock » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:37 pm

ClavAnother wrote::cool:

STG says it looks like Darth Vader.

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Does look like Darth Vader. It's one of the sweetest looking things I've seen in a long time :like:
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Re: New Gear Thread 10/14

Postby christianrock » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:37 pm

Of course I had to go look up some videos to see what that CP60M sounded like :) Pure lounge, man. :thu: Most interesting also was a guy from France who takes the lid off and plays the strings with a guitar pick (creating loops with it, to play along with other synths).

I wouldn't mind one, and the couple I see that sold on Ebay were over/under about a grand, so not too bad I'd say. I wonder how hard it is to keep one of those in tune? Especially with gigging and all?
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Re: New Gear Thread 10/14

Postby ClavAnother » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:21 am

The whole idea of it was to have solid tuning so you can tour with it. I actually posted that French guys video in the Other Peoples Music thread. It was pretty cool. Anyway, the freight company called today and wants to deliver it Friday. I'm rather excited; I've been a fan of the CP series for decades. I've had them and been in bands with people that have them and I adore the sound. I've said many times that I prefer them to acoustic pianos. I am however working on getting a U3 in here which is just such a special piano, I prefer them to grands actually.
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Re: New Gear Thread 10/14

Postby christianrock » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:45 pm

I agree that U3s are awesome.

Man, Clav does have all the cool toys.
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Re: New Gear Thread 10/14

Postby ClavAnother » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:04 pm

:cool:
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Re: New Gear Thread 10/14

Postby ClavAnother » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:07 pm

Well I still don't have a Jupiter 8, but I did play one last Sunday again. I'm in love all over again every time I touch it.

I discovered a very cool way of playing it and I need to remember to try it out on other two osc synths - if they can do it
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Re: New Gear Thread 10/14

Postby Plink Floyd » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:45 pm

Another vote for U3. To me, they sound better than a lot of average grand pianos.

And nao, My Tuppence Worth™:

A proper piano must have no less than three strings per note in the upper registers.

Oh yes.
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Re: New Gear Thread 10/14

Postby ElectricPuppy » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:30 am

Plink Floyd wrote:Another vote for U3. To me, they sound better than a lot of average grand pianos.

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And nao, My Tuppence Worth™:

A proper piano must have no less than three strings per note in the upper registers.

Oh yes.

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Re: New Gear Thread 10/14

Postby ClavAnother » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:52 am

Plink Floyd wrote:
And nao, My Tuppence Worth™:

A proper piano must have no less than three strings per note in the upper registers.

Oh yes.




it's electric.
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Re: New Gear Thread 10/14

Postby Plink Floyd » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:48 am

ClavAnother wrote:I discovered a very cool way of playing Jupe8 and I need to remember to try it out on other two osc synths - if they can do it

Wut is it? Duophonic ring modding?
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Re: New Gear Thread 10/14

Postby ClavAnother » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:06 pm

I just hadn't done it before, but I was playing a sequence of notes on the arpeggiator, and then I detuned osc two to something pleasant maybe a third or fourth below osc one, and then played with the osc one/two mix control to slowly sweep from the blended signal, to hard osc1 through hard osc2 effectively transposing the arp, but as a cross fade. Then I was messing with altering the note sequence back and forth.

All this while playing with the ever so wonderful J8 envelopes and filter.

It's just such a cool sounding synth and I love it. Best sounding poly I've ever played, and I've owned most of the greats.
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Re: New Gear Thread 10/14

Postby Plink Floyd » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:30 pm

ClavAnother wrote:It's just such a cool sounding synth and I love it. Best sounding poly I've ever played, and I've owned most of the greats.
Too bad they're so unobtainous.

If Krog had been he original mfgr, maybe we'd have a remake by now.
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Re: New Gear Thread 10/14

Postby ClavAnother » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:41 pm

Plink Floyd wrote:
ClavAnother wrote:It's just such a cool sounding synth and I love it. Best sounding poly I've ever played, and I've owned most of the greats.
Too bad they're so unobtainous.

If Krog had been he original mfgr, maybe we'd have a remake by now.


If they make a 2600 I'll drool :)

Regarding he Jupiter, everytime I play it I want one, but after the last time I started to actually think about how I can make that happen one day - I mean for the first time ever I started to think about how paying $8000 is totally worth it; like the money is separate from the machine.

Trust me, that even sounds ridiculous to me - just sayin', it's that cool
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Re: New Gear Thread 10/14

Postby christianrock » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:03 pm

Plink Floyd wrote:
ClavAnother wrote:It's just such a cool sounding synth and I love it. Best sounding poly I've ever played, and I've owned most of the greats.
Too bad they're so unobtainous.

If Krog had been he original mfgr, maybe we'd have a remake by now.


Or if it had been done by someone out of business like Arp...

I'm hoping the next Behringer synth is based on the Jupiter-8. Basing the Deep Mind on the Juno 106 is cool and all of that, but you know, that's gotta be the entry level.

Let's see who comes up with the best name for it.
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Re: New Gear Thread 10/14

Postby ClavAnother » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:16 pm

I hear great things about the System 8, but I haven't played one yet
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