martin wrote:what is cool about it though is the fact that you can play it with your nose.
Now *that* should be in a Voyager top-tips list...
museslave wrote:The only time I have ever really craved patch memory was on stage. When you're in a powerpop band whose music is not your own, your bandmates and the audience tend to lose their patience while you try to read a hastily scrawled patch sheet for your Korg PS-3100, or even Korg MonoPoly... A Minimoog would be a BREEZE to stage-patch compared to those two, but still... it's an extra layer of stress I'd like to avoid.
How many people have ever had this argument:
"Could I get some keys in the monitor between songs?"
"Well, if I'm asking for it, don't you think that's reason enough?"
"That's not how I do things. You don't need keys in the monitor between songs."
"As a matter of fact, I do... I have to set up the patch between songs."
"Other bands don't need that."
"Other bands aren't using analog synths without presets."
"Well, you got your little sheet there, why do you need to hear it?"
"The sheet is a guideline, you have to fine-tune it with your ear. Plus, I have to TUNE."
"Other bands don't need to do that."
"Again, other bands aren't using analog."
"Maybe you should get better keys."
"These ARE better keys."
"If they were better, you wouldn't have to do all that knob twisting, and you wouldn't have to tune it."
"Maybe if you would stop arguing about just putting keys in the monitor between songs, you'd have more time to figure out how to prevent the feedback problem that seems to be so prevalent." [or, that's what I would WISH to say... we all know that would result in me being missing from the mix for the remainder of the set]