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Original Message                 Date: 29-Aug-02  @  08:52 PM     Edit: 29-Aug-02  |  08:53 PM   -   small format live controller?

99devils

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Here's the deal.. I'd like to get a small, secondary controller of some sort, mostly for triggering samples live. I'm either looking at a little keyboard type thing, like an Oxygen8, or maybe more of a control surface, like the Emu Launch Pad, or something. I need it to be small, cheap, dependable. Did I mention cheap? I guess what I really need are just an octave or so of keys, but in something small so I don't need more stands.

Are there any other small-format keyboard controllers like the Oxygen? How about other pad-based devices like the Akai pad box that came out recently? Any cheap old synths that'll work (keys are too small on the DX-100)?

I'd like to stay under $150, preferably less..

-Craig




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Message 21/26             10-Sep-02  @  04:56 AM   -   RE: small format live controller?

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The surface one will be dope when the OS is complete. In the meantime, the bad boy I see everybody using it the PC1600X from Peavey. It does the job. Not too cheap though.


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Message 22/26             10-Sep-02  @  02:22 PM   -   RE: small format live controller?

99devils

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And it won't really work for triggering samples either, it's really just a fader box..

-Craig



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Message 23/26             17-Sep-02  @  10:57 PM   -   RE: small format live controller?

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Oxy 8.I think that the build quality is great for
the price.Actual metal pots.rubbery
knobz.yummy.It fits in my Adidas backpack
too.



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Message 24/26             17-Sep-02  @  11:47 PM   -   RE: small format live controller?

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agreed, its dimensions are unbeatable. and its implementation is great; i use it everytime i make a tune. but there are no MIDI zones on the oxy8. :-/

the major knock on this kit is that it's plastic, and light plastic at that... i bet if ya drop it on a hard wood/concrete floor, it would break into a gazillion pieces of plastic shrapenel. :-)

not the piece Craig wants to smash on-stage for his live audiences, me thinks. hehe



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Message 25/26             19-Sep-02  @  06:34 PM   -   RE: small format live controller?

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A controller that can take a good beating is a plus  

-Craig



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Message 26/26             20-Sep-02  @  12:27 PM   -   RE: small format live controller?

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The Peavey's nice.. but I still prefer my Control Freak Live!! And as for triggering samples, its do-able as both the Freak and the PV are more than just slider boxes... :-)

I guess you could just use some of the assignable buttons, and map 'em to the midi notes your sampelr is using (not the most intuitive solution I guess, but do-able) :-)



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