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Alternatives to Keytars

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[quote name='tonyquipment' timestamp='1462729265' post='3045259']
Kaoss pad?
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Nah.
He wants a controller to control the Korg Kronos, not just to be able to make sound while moving about.
(BTW, I assume you meant the Kaossilator loop synth, as the Kaoss Pad is an effects unit.) Edited by BassTractor

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Just customise a keytar steam-punk style:

[IMG]http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n249/BigRedX/13055149_10153922231088387_8843124477969231286_o_zpswnl7druw.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n249/BigRedX/13055882_10153922231078387_3703998150687279634_o_zpshmahvh7n.jpg[/IMG]

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[quote name='Norris' timestamp='1460395649' post='3025376']
Stick some castors on your keyboard stand :)
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I've considered mounting my keyboard on a Segway :lol:

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[quote name='charic' timestamp='1462782831' post='3045553']
I've considered mounting my keyboard on a Segway :lol:
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That would be cool if you had a big enough stage. If not, you'll just have to go straight over the guitarist's pedals - give him some "overdrive" he'll never forget :)

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[quote name='Norris' timestamp='1462783515' post='3045561']
That would be cool if you had a big enough stage. If not, you'll just have to go straight over the guitarist's pedals - give him some "overdrive" he'll never forget :)
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Doing some tricks off of his whammy?

Yeah, unfortunately stage size stops these kinds of shenanigans at the moment :(

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[quote name='charic' timestamp='1462782831' post='3045553']
I've considered mounting my keyboard on a Segway :lol:
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Doing a Peter Gabriel? Although he forgot the keyboard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP1_pZkJTvk

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[quote name='charic' timestamp='1462782831' post='3045553']
I've considered mounting my keyboard on a Segway :lol:
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Well when you get older you could attach it to a zimmer. :yarr:

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[quote name='xgsjx' timestamp='1464207532' post='3057631']
Well when you get older you could attach it to a zimmer. :yarr:
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When I need a zimmer I'll need a lighter keyboard!

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Our singer uses a Roland Ax-Synth. Someone in the audience a couple of weeks back referred to it as her 'lady organ' :lol:

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These are custom made by Elaine Walker [url="http://verticalkeyboards.com/index.html"]http://verticalkeybo....com/index.html[/url]
Controller keyboards stripped down to the playing surface, in order to allow the left hand to play from the opposite side like a guitar.
Also allows other playing positions including conventionally on a stand.

I love the idea of keytars but usually they seem awkwardly designed and often 'one handed'.

Here's a video of Elaine performing one of her songs using a microtonal (Bohlen-Pierce scale) version.
[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz61MwH-rr4"]https://www.youtube....h?v=Tz61MwH-rr4[/url]

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