99devils wrote:I thought your DJX was the turntable looking thing. If it's an actual keyboard than by all means keep it.
99devils wrote:ASR-10s are still pretty expensive these days. They go about $850 on Ebay. And they max out at 16MB of memory. An RM1X at @225, and an Oxygen8 at $140 new, and an ESI-4000 at under $300 would save almost $200.
And you're talking $1500 or more for a Triton or Motif.
The little Korg keyboard is too limited...
Why steer clear of Korg samplers? I personally have been considering the ESX-1, but if there's a good reason not to... (are we talking compression issues?) For me it's less of an issue of "how much more could I get for the same $ in used gear", but more of an interface issue and how much can I Play that box in a live setting.
The microKorg isn't bad... I've played it and liked the sound. But if you go to Guitar Center, they've got an Alesis Ion right next to it... play the microKorg, then the Ion, and compare the two. One factor to keep in mind is that the Ion has 8 voices of polyphony, whereas the microKorg has only 4. The Ion is more flexible, has a better sound (IMO), and its filters and entire synth engine totally blow the doors off the microKorg...
If you don't believe me, go ask on a few other forums and see what other people say.
ScottDigweed wrote:Using rack modules that are intended for studio use in a live context (when you're the only musician performing) is not an efficient nor a safe way to operate.
FatBastard wrote:ScottDigweed wrote:I believe you...I was just factoring bang for buck $370 for the microkorg, or $800 for the Ion...I will indeed try it out...even though I hate guitar center...maybe it is worth paying more than twice...I dunno, never tried it...will though....
as far as Korg samplers...I have heard good things about them, and even though I dont know much of the lingo you guys say, I'm off the read devils input on it now....
Scott, thanks for all the help and advice. I cant tell you how much I appreciate all your guys help.
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