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by Keymn
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: FR-8x: Sets, WA Set, User Programs ...
Replies: 12
Views: 202

Re: FR-8x: Sets, WA Set, User Programs ...

I agree with Kep on the Richard Noel sets. I’m a brand new FR4X user (just one week) but while doing my pre-purchase research I made the decision to buy and load the Noel sets on the very first day …. and I did. My experience with keyboard synths over the past 20+ years has taught me that I am NOT ...
by Keymn
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Learning the FR-8x
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Learning the FR-8x

I will, I hope soon. My main problem is with orchestral sounds. In the FR-5 there was almost nothing to adjust; they were OK from the factory, without filters or special effects. In the FR-8x are greatly modified by the MFX multi-effects. I will start by removing them. My old FR7 almost nothing to ...
by Keymn
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Midi din ports being fazed out?
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Midi din ports being fazed out?

thanks for the feedback! so you found the keys okay? i thought they were spring-loaded but they are not that bad then? Yes, action in my opinion is very good. The keys are large almost like piano keys. I compare the key bed more like expensive models. I think Roland did a good job on this. You migh...
by Keymn
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Roland FR3X vs FR4X
Replies: 21
Views: 623

Re: Roland FR3X vs FR4X

No Keymn, the problem hasn't been "nailed" yet :) … there's not a thing wrong with the clock/calendar in my computer … it's just that my new 4X still thinks it's midnight on April 1 2015. I see that you have a 4X also … does yours get the date right when it writes files that are exported directly t...
by Keymn
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: What’s on YOUR Accordion case?
Replies: 22
Views: 322

Re: What’s on YOUR Accordion case?

Getting ready to do a bit of sewing. All of these patches say something F20872E4-9A00-4F37-95E4-A3580B6A1C1D.jpegabout my road. Leaving a spot for my “I Am a Cider Drinker “ patch from Goblinko. What’s on your case? All the best, Eddy If you been there, done that! Why not sew it on your case! Gives...
by Keymn
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Roland FR3X vs FR4X
Replies: 21
Views: 623

Re: Roland FR3X vs FR4X

New 4x question: My 4x is just a few days old and I am still working through the initial orientation. I am seeing that every file that has been written to the USB drive is dated 4/1/2015. Is there a clock/calander in the FR4X that needs to be set? It would be very helpful to have backup files dated...
by Keymn
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: FR-8x: Sets, WA Set, User Programs ...
Replies: 12
Views: 202

Re: FR-8x: Sets, WA Set, User Programs ...

Hope this helps...this is on page 6 of FR4x reference manual. Probably similar in 8x.
by Keymn
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Midi din ports being fazed out?
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Midi din ports being fazed out?

Could you post some feedback about the Roland Go Keys when you get to it? I've considered it as a portable stage piano once, but never got the chance to really test one. Would be nice to hear the opinion of a performer. I just bought one at a local electronics store. Fryes Electronics. The key bed ...
by Keymn
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Midi din ports being fazed out?
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Midi din ports being fazed out?

Could you post some feedback about the Roland Go Keys when you get to it? I've considered it as a portable stage piano once, but never got the chance to really test one. Would be nice to hear the opinion of a performer. I just bought one at a local electronics store. Fryes Electronics. The key bed ...
by Keymn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Roland FR3X vs FR4X
Replies: 21
Views: 623

Re: Roland FR3X vs FR4X

I'm trying to install the FR-4x Editor to my Windows 10 computer but cannot seem to make it happen. The zip file that I downloaded from http://www.roland.com/support included the file called FR-4X_Editor.jar which I understand to be the installation file but my Windows 10 machine will not open it. ...
by Keymn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Backstraps
Replies: 33
Views: 2162

Re: Backstraps

I've used backstraps all my life, and it is very likely one of the main reasons I can play today. Without that support, my Morino would kill my shoulders and back and even the much lighter 8X gets its backstrap used each time I wear it. There is a lot more control, better weight distribution and it...
by Keymn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Good Gigs, Bad Gigs
Replies: 58
Views: 3117

Re: Good Gigs, Bad Gigs

I just latched on a German Restaurant gig. The strange thing it was a Country Western Bar. I proceeded to play my accordion German music mixing in some of those country Nashville classics. Many were saying they were not knowing what to expect, some old guy playing oompa? (They got the old man part ...
by Keymn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: FR-8x; [UP] and [DOWN] simultaneously in parameter editing.
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: FR-8x; [UP] and [DOWN] simultaneously in parameter editing.

Ernesto wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:25 am
Thanks, Larry.
There are no A, B, Shift keys on the FR-8x.
Regards.
No shortcut keys function on 8x? Most keyboard arrangers have them...
by Keymn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Midi din ports being fazed out?
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Midi din ports being fazed out?

I did find an app https://audeonic.com/midifire/ It works to connect 2 devices Bluetooth through IPad. I tried it and it works. The app finds the two Bluetooth instruments and a block diagram is created for each. Then you interconnect with virtual wire. An interesting concept? Wireless midi through ...
by Keymn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Midi din ports being fazed out?
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Midi din ports being fazed out?

isn't there a universal midi over wifi being developed already? Should be embraced by all the instrument manufactures. I am not up to knowledge on midi over WiFi difference from MIdi over Bluetooth. But I think streaming WIFI may be less reliable then Bluetooth? But then again, nothing like a solid...
by Keymn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Midi din ports being fazed out?
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Midi din ports being fazed out?

The Kenton USB host supports only one USB midi device. Here is one cheaper and it supports multi USB midi devices. http://compasflamenco.com/usb-host-midi-p-6.html?language=en I have the red one a bit more expensive but it comes with a PC editor and you can do a lot more. http://compasflamenco.com/...
by Keymn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Midi din ports being fazed out?
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Midi din ports being fazed out?

Well it says: "MIDI data received at the MIDI In socket will be sent to the USB device. MIDI data received from the USB device will be sent to the MIDI Out socket." So if both systems are compliant it should work? Maybe try the microArranger from Korg. Highly portable, midi i/o and cheap. I had a m...
by Keymn
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Midi din ports being fazed out?
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Midi din ports being fazed out?

which ones are you looking at? I find little arrangers without midi i/o You are probably right. Seems the arrangers under the $800 Range? Like PSRs670 Yamaha. Only USB for midi. I am just looking for a portable, low cost backup plan if My accordion fails to work on a gig. Hopefully this will never ...
by Keymn
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: It's here! Roland FR-8X... MILD TO WILD!
Replies: 14
Views: 740

Re: It's here! Roland FR-8X... MILD TO WILD!

Hi Jerry, How is video #2 coming? I am behind on this video, that is a fact. I am finding that because of my job where I get up at 4:00am and get home at 7:00pm does not leave me with enough time to spend with family, much less practice or make videos. Even my weekends are filled catching up. I'll ...
by Keymn
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Midi din ports being fazed out?
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Midi din ports being fazed out?

jozz wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:36 am
which ones are you looking at?

I find little arrangers without midi i/o
Yamaha psr e463. Casio ct-x5000...