Post by Admin on Dec 7, 2017 11:25:53 GMT
Finding 2 keyboards that add to eachother isn't that hard.
But integrating both keyboards to a single platform is another question.
especially if you want to use features and or sounds of the other keyboard while playing one..
Now programming for performances in general works well..
But combining things on the fly is a harder thing to do
Partly because midi often is a global parameter
But also because most presets are just not set up to use midi right out of the box.
And so often when choosing sounds on My Kronos and wanting to use the arranger of my PA4x
I find myself, playing the chords on the top keyboard, and the right hand on the lower keyboard.
Thats much easier then reprogramming every Kronos preset to send midi on channel 15
(thats where my pa4x is programmed to receive chord data)
User preset sounds, is a different story, they are all preprogrammed with Midi channel 15 enabled.
Using the global channel on the Kronos to send midi, gives problems on the PA4x..
As instead of just the Kronos sound, there also is allways a channel of pa4x sounds ..
Now having both a Workstation as well as a Arranger key.. seems to be a solution that gives you all
But when just sitting and playing, it does not work well together..
Thats why i have been looking for an all in one 88 key solution for ages
That offers me the best of both worlds..
With a light weighted key-action and triple sensor tech, so you can play organs and fast synths on the 88 keys
however, there seems light in the tunnel..
there is a PC app called V-console
which for Yamaha keyboards adds a way to integrate two keyboards with eachother.
its not yet perfect tough, but there is hope, of integrating a Genos with a piano type keyaction.
The fact that i can set all sounds and chord recognition to the global channel on or off, makes it a perfect tool.
But will this work together with a VST host running on the same PC/tablet?
I will be mailing the owner of the app tonight with some questions