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Re: Recommendation for Module?

Postby kbmatson » 27 Feb 2019, 19:17

FWIW (OP Here) - I ended up with the Yamaha MX49 - pretty happy with it. Nice sounds-just what I needed, SUPER light, and 16 part multi-timbral with 128 note polyphony - meaning i can easily address 2 sounds from the Nord Ext sections plus the MX 49 can split/layer two more itself AND if needed, it will play up to 16 part sequence from a MID file on a USB drive!

Only downside is that to do any significant editing - must use the computer software.
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Re: Recommendation for Module?

Postby Buisbird » 12 Mar 2020, 00:05

cgrafx wrote:The Integra has a great catalog of sounds, but none of the 2nd layer/alternate sounds (brass falls, for example) are accessible without a keyboard that can control those functions. Meaning you'd still need a 2nd midi controller with the right buttons to get access to them.


This seems important before I try to pick one up 2nd hand. Are you saying that certain sounds can not be selected from the front panel?
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Re: Recommendation for Module?

Postby cgrafx » 12 Mar 2020, 01:57

Buisbird wrote:
cgrafx wrote:The Integra has a great catalog of sounds, but none of the 2nd layer/alternate sounds (brass falls, for example) are accessible without a keyboard that can control those functions. Meaning you'd still need a 2nd midi controller with the right buttons to get access to them.


This seems important before I try to pick one up 2nd hand. Are you saying that certain sounds can not be selected from the front panel?
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The sounds can all be accessed, but what you won't get are any of the alternate functions/sounds on the SuperNatural sounds (Like brass falls or guitar plucks or harmonics while your playing).

If you look at a Roland A49 controller you will see buttons dedicated to the superNatural sounds.

From the user manual: "The A-49 can assign all its controllers automatically for fully utilizing an external SuperNATURAL sound module such as the INTEGRA-7"

The S1 and S2 buttons are used to access these alternate sound features. There is no way to do that from the Nord Keyboard.
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Re: Recommendation for Module?

Postby Buisbird » 15 Mar 2020, 00:24

Right, thanks that helps.
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Re: Recommendation for Module?

Postby WannitBBBad » 15 Mar 2020, 17:47

The Korg X50 is cheap (got mine for $350) and you can pick up by its handle with your little finger. It has some nice ROM sounds from the Korg library and they are tweakable if you don't mind menu diving. NAMM show demo -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... e=emb_logo
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