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Seamless Transition Question

Postby Venatt » 11 Jun 2018, 07:21

I know this has probably been discussed many times but how important is for you to have the Nord Electro 6 just because of the Seamless Transition function vs not having it ?
I ask this question because I am not sure if to buy the NE5 or the NE6. With the NE5 I know I would perhaps save some bucks.
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Re: Seamless Transition Question

Postby baekgaard » 11 Jun 2018, 08:50

Do you often change sounds while playing, in a context where the keyboard is very noticeable? Are you good at timing your playing breaks to when you change sounds, or do you prefer to be able to have one sound "fading" into the next one? Depending on the answers to these questions, you may know if you "need" seamless or not.
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Re: Seamless Transition Question

Postby analogika » 11 Jun 2018, 09:08

Note also that it's not just the instrument tone, but also the reverb that is carried over.

I've found that often, switching programs and having the reverb cut out is no less jarring than killing the instrument itself.

I enjoy no longer worrying about that (I've switched from a Stage 2 to a Stage 3, which also has delay causing additional issues, but the reverb and tone situation is the same on the Electro series).
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Re: Seamless Transition Question

Postby anotherscott » 11 Jun 2018, 13:37

baekgaard wrote:Do you often change sounds while playing

This is the key to the benefit. If you typically pick your sound before the song starts (or perhaps your pair of sounds, in the case of the E5D) and don't change them during the song, the feature won't matter much for you. If you do change them, regardless of whether or not you "need" the feature or are good at working around the transitions to avoid glitches, it's awfully nice to not have to worry about it. Obviously, a lot of people can manage without it, as witnessed by all the people who have happily played Electro 2/3/4/5 and other keyboards from Nord as well as Yamaha, Korg, whoever, which have not always supported this capability either. Though it's also not the only improvement of the 6. No one but the buyer can determine if the improvements are worth a given price difference (especially as people have different financial means), but I would be inclined to try to get the 6 unless I really needed the 5's MIDI capabilities or Set List mode.
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Re: Seamless Transition Question

Postby Venatt » 11 Jun 2018, 17:32

anotherscott wrote:
baekgaard wrote:Do you often change sounds while playing

This is the key to the benefit. If you typically pick your sound before the song starts (or perhaps your pair of sounds, in the case of the E5D) and don't change them during the song, the feature won't matter much for you. If you do change them, regardless of whether or not you "need" the feature or are good at working around the transitions to avoid glitches, it's awfully nice to not have to worry about it. Obviously, a lot of people can manage without it, as witnessed by all the people who have happily played Electro 2/3/4/5 and other keyboards from Nord as well as Yamaha, Korg, whoever, which have not always supported this capability either. Though it's also not the only improvement of the 6. No one but the buyer can determine if the improvements are worth a given price difference (especially as people have different financial means), but I would be inclined to try to get the 6 unless I really needed the 5's MIDI capabilities or Set List mode.


Please tell me about the set list mode, what is the advantage of the NE5 over the NE6 in that matter ?
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Re: Seamless Transition Question

Postby anotherscott » 11 Jun 2018, 18:12

Venatt wrote:Please tell me about the set list mode, what is the advantage of the NE5 over the NE6 in that matter ?

see post103044.html?hilit=organize#p103044
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