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  1. Bass related oxymorons

    This is a genuinely interesting and amusing basschat thread.
  2. Yahama Piaggero NP-11 61 key digital piano / keyboard Fully working and in good condition. Line out MIDI in/out Built in speakers 61 Non weighted touch sensitive keys Light weight (4.5kg) Works as a digital piano with 10 different voices and 32 note polyphony. With the built in speakers, you can just sit down and play it, and if all you want is a basic piano sound you can run it straight in to a PA or keys amp, though the on bord sounds Works as a MIDI keyboard using the MIDI out, and I also have an M-Audio Midisport USB MIDI interface (+ USB cable) which I can throw in for £10 which will turn it into USB midi device. This was my midi keyboard for recording, and I've only replaced it because I'm trying to learn piano "properly" so I wanted weighted keys, plus I wanted a keyboard with some rotary & DAW controls. Works from AC Power (PSU included) or on 6 AA batteries - I've used it as a MIDI keyboard at rehearsals with just rechargable batteries and they lasted a 3 hour session. Removable music stand Plus a Stagg gig bag which fits nicely and has a separate pocket for the power supply, plus MIDI cable. Full details: https://uk.yamaha.com/en/products/musical_instruments/keyboards/piaggero/np-11/index.html £85 collected from BD20 (Silsden) or Hebden Bridge. Not sure it's going to be worth posting it as it's too big for things like Hermes or Royal Mail, so would end up needing a courier.
  3. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, had loads of things to sort out this last couple of weeks but back to normal now. Yes, it's still available.
  4. Yeah, I'm not sure what "Int Overall Length" is, but it's looking too short, never mind.
  5. Could you tell me the max length it would take please? I've got a Maruszczyk Jake but it it's 35" scale + zero fret so I think it's longer than a normal P bass.
  6. Probably last bump before it goes up for sale "elsewhere".
  7. Is it just me or...

    So, my current mini project is to have physical control of my virtual amps. I want 2-way comms with the controller, so that if I change presets or switch between tracks or plugins the values on the controller update. I picked up a second hand Kenton Killamix Mini ([url="http://www.kentonuk.com/products/items/midicontrol/kmix-mini.shtml"]http://www.kentonuk.com/products/items/midicontrol/kmix-mini.shtml[/url]) for doing this, and it's a great little box. Not sure I'd pay £270 for one but at £100 off ebay I'm happy with it. It has 9 endless rotary encoders with LEDs round them, and 9 buttons, plus banks so by pushing any of the knobs you get a different midi channel, so 9 x 9 knobs and 9 x 9 buttons easily selectable, plus you can can get more by holding down knob 9 and pressing another one. Class compliant, talks to anything, I really like it. The tricker bit is getting 2-way comms with the virtual amp and fx plugins. They are all geared up for one-way MIDI control, which IMO is no good at all for controlling parameters - it's a proper PITA just for turning stomps on and off, I've been through all that with my multiamp. What you do get now with DAWs, including Studio One v3, is the ability to map a control surface to a plugin using the automation interface between the DAW and the plugin. That's designed for both read and write and is a normal way for the DAW and eg Amplitube to communicate. Sadly, it's not that simple. First, Amplitube and BIAS FX have a limited number of automatable parameters which you configure to control what you want. That seems to make them look different to the DAW, but after much faffing I've got the 2-way control working - but by trial and error, and the method for getting it mapped is not how it shows you in all the videos. Quite a few people have given up at that point from what I can see, but I perservered. Anyway, you soon run out at 16 parameters for Amplitube and even 20 for BIAS, although that's more workable. I probably could have worked around that but by this point I was determined to make it work. So I thought I'd just have an instance of Amplitube for stomps and one for amps, that would be fine. Set it up, it works, saved it, loaded it again, all instances of amplitube have the same mapping instead of the different ones I'd set up for stomps and amps. Goes the same way with plugin presets, it seems like I can have one mapping per plugin, not per instance of that plugin. So in the end I've found a VST wrapper that has 100 parameters and lets you map them to multiple plugins, so with that it looks like I can get it to do what I want. It's just taken ages longer than it should and is more complicated to set up, which takes the edge off the niceness of having real knobs to tweak.
  8. Is it just me or...

    ... or are there still some serious problems with the attitude to standards and inter-operability in the computer music world? It seems like a lot of companies have Microsoft's Disease, abusing standards or coming up with their own way of doing things. I'm reasonably technically savvy (MSc in parallel computing and 25+ successful years in development, ops and other tech fields, and still going strong) but I've never had so many technical problems with anything as I have with the music related stuff I've used in the last 10-15 years. I know it does amazing things, but sometimes things just don't work when they should. Anyone else feel like the digital audio companies that take our money also take the p*ss when it comes to making things actually work properly, especially with other company's software or gear?
  9. The was a slightly ironic story to selling the orange head, and the weighty 4x12 fake Marshall cab I had, to a mate when I switched to Bass - he then recruited me as bass player for his band and as he was carless and lazy, I still ended up carting it around half the time, as well as a Peavey TNT 150 that felt like someone had filled it with concrete. Lightweight gear is one of the wonders of the 21st century.
  10. I am tempted to say my old Orange valve head (guitar, not bass), but it was heavy (in weight) and only did one sound, so I'm not sure I really would have it back. I sold my first "proper" guitar, a nice white Ibanez Les Paul copy, and spent 30 years not finding anything I liked as much, until I bought a PRS earlier this year. I wish I had kept my MarkBass Traveler 102p cab, I kept the 151 instead and I like it but the 102 was so light and good enough for pretty much anything.
  11. I'll leave this on here for a bit longer I think.
  12. No, it just does the switching, the idea being that your mixer does the mixing I think
  13. Millenium (Thomann own brand) 4 Channel headphone amp with some neat features: 4 indepent Stereo or Mono input channels. 4 output channels, each with their own volume control. Each output channel can select from any of the 4 inputs, so you can easily share a signal between any of the channels or give someone a choice of monitor mixes. Line outputs on each output channel. Boxed with manual and mains lead. In excellent condition, it has been used twice from new. See https://www.thomann....lenium_hp_4.htm £35 + postage of your choice (Hermes will be cheap as I have a discount code), or collect from BD20 (Silsden) or HX7 (Hebden Bridge).