Midi player upgrade? What to buy?

Discussion in 'Sequencing Hardware' started by olly, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. olly

    olly Member

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    I know this is similar to other questions here, but I want to upgrade to a more powerful midi player for my duo (2 guitars, 2 vocals)? I have been using the Yamaha MDF3 for about 3 years now and it has been pretty good, but I can only have about 40 songs on each disk. We now how over 200 songs to choose from and I find it quite restricting when programming sets. If there is something out there with say, a hard drive in it that would store ALL our files and that has a better lit display, I would be a happy little camper?
  2. midiprog2000

    midiprog2000 New Member

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    Hi Olly,

    You could use a laptop to play your midifiles. If your budget is somehow restricted, it's an option to buy a second hand laptop computer, as midi does not require you to have a state of the art, brandnew device.

    Kind regards,
    Alain
  3. besty

    besty New Member

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    Definitely use an old laptop. Use your home PC to get the files how you like them then dump them on to the laptop and trigger a good module from the laptop. (Lots of different combinations there) I don't even have windows on my gig laptop. It's an old dx2-66 with DOS and a really old program called cakelive from 1983 that never misses a beat.

    Besty
  4. olly

    olly Member

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    Thanks...

    thanks for the suggestions guys! I have actually been tempted to go to a laptop but dont like the way computers can take on a mind of there own and decided not to do what they are supposed to? Especially in the messy pubs that I play in, I worry that it will get knocked about too much. I will look into it more though... thanks
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    alfinsa New Member

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    I am not a pro, but have been at it for a while and do play out live. For keyboard drums and bass, you may want to check out Yamaha qy-100 or kawaii dw-10 (or maybe dr-10) and try playing it through a BBE sound enhancer. It may do the job.

    awg
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    bulbusmaroon New Member

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    I may very well use the crappiest MIDI maker in history. Well, maybe not the WORST one, but it's NoteWorthy Composer. I've been using it for over 5 years, and it's really hard to use anything else, as I can do so much stuff on it so quick now.

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