Finally!-- THE Metronome for Live Gigs

Discussion in 'rec.music.percussion' started by -MIKE-, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. -MIKE-

    -MIKE- Guest

    http://tinyurl.com/k9b4
    http://tinyurl.com/k9b5

    Looks like Yamaha was listening to us. They finally took the best
    of both Boss and Tama worlds and combined them, plus some great
    features we were all longing for, into the Yamaha Clickstation.

    The description doesn't tell the whole story, but I'm thinking this
    is the one to get. It will probably sell for $150, but I think it
    will be worth it. I've seen Alesis SR-16's going for $150, new, but
    they aren't nearly as quick to use and "live-friendly" as this
    Yamaha.

    Some features we were longing for.....
    - 86 tempo/songs programmable presets WITH step forward OR back
    - tap tempo from external trigger pad
    - stop/start from external trigger pad
    - MIDI in
    - numeric keypad for tempo input, etc.
    - aux input

    No word yet on different time signatures, although the picture shows
    a "beat" in the readout display. I don't know about you guys, but I
    rarely use the "beat 1" click on my Tama, anyway. I don't need it
    to tell me when a measure starts, I just want tempo.


    FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:

    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    Yamaha introduces a new concept in traditional timekeeping with the
    Summer NAMM 2003 debut of the ClickStation programmable metronome.

    Currently available at $179 MSRP, the Yamaha ClickStation features a
    small, round vibrating pad that pulsates with the beat, providing
    the user with time reference through the sense of feel, and
    eliminating the need for audible or visual cues. Individual
    fader-type volume controls for half-, quarter-, eighth- and
    sixteenth-note, plus eighth-note triplets and accompaniment allow
    the user to fine tune the volume for beat subdivisions.

    Up to 86 tempo settings can be saved as songs and preset into a
    chain in the internal memory for quick recall and consecutive
    playback, making the ClickStation an ideal accessory for a set list
    or other live performance application.

    The ClickStation also includes a MIDI IN jack for easy sync with a
    sequencer or other MIDI device, and a trigger input jack for remote
    start/stop of playback or tap tempo functions from an electronic
    drum pad. Other features include an easy-to-read backlit LCD
    display, plus a 10-key pad for tempo input and quick access to
    functions.
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  2. -MIKE-

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    A couple other things.....

    It looks like you might be able to name your programmed tempi/songs
    and even do search for recall.

    Also, there's a cool little vibration pad that gives you a pulsating
    feel of the click.


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  3. NoSheeples

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    >A couple other things.....
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    >It looks like you might be able to name your programmed tempi/songs
    >and even do search for recall.
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    >Also, there's a cool little vibration pad that gives you a pulsating
    >feel of the click.
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    I just purchased one!

    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what is for lunch. Liberty is
    a well armed lamb protesting the vote."
  4. NoSheeples <n2new@aol.comnsheep> wrote:

    > I just purchased one!


    So give us the word. Does it do Clave? Does it really program
    easily and NOT loose your (86 tune!) program when changing batteries?
    And most important of all, does the damn thing EAT batteries
    if you forget to turn it off even when it's not making a sound?

    Benj

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  5. -MIKE-

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    >
    > I just purchased one!
    >



    Where did you find it and how much?


    Mike
  6. bobgdds

    bobgdds Guest

    How about the ability to just simply dial in the time signature like the
    td-8 does.....this is so simple yet none of the metronomes seem to do
    this.On the td-8 I can just dial up 5/4 and choose the tempo and quarter,
    eighth, sixteenth note feel and it's there immediately!



    "-MIKE-" <mike@mikedrumsDOT.com> wrote in message
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    > >
    > > I just purchased one!
    > >

    >
    >
    > Where did you find it and how much?
    >
    >
    > Mike
    >
  7. -MIKE-

    -MIKE- Guest

    You get the time sig on the Tama by just hitting the beat button, 1
    though 6. I can't say for certain, but from the looks of the Yamaha
    Clickstation, I'm guessing it's just as easy. I see a beat portion
    on the display and a beat button on the keypad. Let's hope they
    have infinite beat ability.

    But as I wrote in my first post, what seemed so important to me,
    back when I was shopping for metronomes, now is the last concern on
    the list. I never have a need for weird time signatures. I *never*
    even have the "beat 1" fader up on my Tama-- in fact I always make
    sure it's down. All I want is tempo, I don't need the machine
    telling me where one is.

    There are times when I program tempi for songs in 3/4 or 6/8, in
    which I forget to even choose or change the number of beats from 0
    or 1 (where I prefer to have it) to 3 or 6. It's just not a concern
    for live or studio playing. I *do* see how one could use it as an
    effective practice tool, however.


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    > How about the ability to just simply dial in the time signature like the
    > td-8 does.....this is so simple yet none of the metronomes seem to do
    > this.On the td-8 I can just dial up 5/4 and choose the tempo and quarter,
    > eighth, sixteenth note feel and it's there immediately!
    >
    >
    >
    >> >
    >> > I just purchased one!
    >> >

    >>
    >>
    >> Where did you find it and how much?
    >>
    >>
    >> Mike
    >>
  8. Lee K.

    Lee K. Guest

    THANKS MIKE....Wish I would have seen this at NAMM but didn't look past the
    Yamaha booth once I saw that bizarre "woofer" type kick booster on a small
    tripod stand.

    Can't wait to check it out a little closer....Thanks for the heads up.

    Lee K.

    "-MIKE-" <mike@mikedrumsDOT.com> wrote in message
    news:sP2cnSpPAYTkg6KiU-KYvA@comcast.com...
    > http://tinyurl.com/k9b4
    > http://tinyurl.com/k9b5
    >
    > Looks like Yamaha was listening to us. They finally took the best
    > of both Boss and Tama worlds and combined them, plus some great
    > features we were all longing for, into the Yamaha Clickstation.
    >
    > The description doesn't tell the whole story, but I'm thinking this
    > is the one to get. It will probably sell for $150, but I think it
    > will be worth it. I've seen Alesis SR-16's going for $150, new, but
    > they aren't nearly as quick to use and "live-friendly" as this
    > Yamaha.
    >
    > Some features we were longing for.....
    > - 86 tempo/songs programmable presets WITH step forward OR back
    > - tap tempo from external trigger pad
    > - stop/start from external trigger pad
    > - MIDI in
    > - numeric keypad for tempo input, etc.
    > - aux input
    >
    > No word yet on different time signatures, although the picture shows
    > a "beat" in the readout display. I don't know about you guys, but I
    > rarely use the "beat 1" click on my Tama, anyway. I don't need it
    > to tell me when a measure starts, I just want tempo.
    >
    >
    > FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------
    > Yamaha introduces a new concept in traditional timekeeping with the
    > Summer NAMM 2003 debut of the ClickStation programmable metronome.
    >
    > Currently available at $179 MSRP, the Yamaha ClickStation features a
    > small, round vibrating pad that pulsates with the beat, providing
    > the user with time reference through the sense of feel, and
    > eliminating the need for audible or visual cues. Individual
    > fader-type volume controls for half-, quarter-, eighth- and
    > sixteenth-note, plus eighth-note triplets and accompaniment allow
    > the user to fine tune the volume for beat subdivisions.
    >
    > Up to 86 tempo settings can be saved as songs and preset into a
    > chain in the internal memory for quick recall and consecutive
    > playback, making the ClickStation an ideal accessory for a set list
    > or other live performance application.
    >
    > The ClickStation also includes a MIDI IN jack for easy sync with a
    > sequencer or other MIDI device, and a trigger input jack for remote
    > start/stop of playback or tap tempo functions from an electronic
    > drum pad. Other features include an easy-to-read backlit LCD
    > display, plus a 10-key pad for tempo input and quick access to
    > functions.
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >
    > -MIKE-
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    > mike@mikedrumsDOT.com
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  9. NoSheeples

    NoSheeples Guest

    >
    >Where did you find it and how much?
    >
    >
    >Mike
    >


    It let me place an order at the link you gave me. They said they would notify
    when they were in. It looks like if you want one you better get in now. Im
    sure these will sell out fast, and I assume it will be first come first serve.
    So basicly I didn't find one, I have to wait.

    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what is for lunch. Liberty is
    a well armed lamb protesting the vote."

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