Portable Midi Device Like a Walkman?

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by Thunder9, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. Thunder9

    Thunder9 Guest

    Has anyone ever heard of anything like this? A portable device that
    has a little synthesizer and you wear it like a Walkman CD Player.
    I'm thinking of an ear training application that you could carry with
    you. Portable PC's come to mind, but I'd like to be able to build
    something really inexpensive like this:


    main menory for small OS and application code
    ram for processing
    cpu
    midi synth
    earphone output
    input buttons
    LCD Display
    all in a portable case you can put on your belt
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I like the concept of using a portable midi "SynthMan" for ear training. If
    there is such a device, I'd like to know aqbout it. If not, and you will
    pursue getting one made, I can think of some possible applications. --Steve

    "Thunder9" <thunder9@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:3eff5292.649916517@netnews.attbi.com...
    > Has anyone ever heard of anything like this? A portable device that
    > has a little synthesizer and you wear it like a Walkman CD Player.
    > I'm thinking of an ear training application that you could carry with
    > you. Portable PC's come to mind, but I'd like to be able to build
    > something really inexpensive like this:
    >
    >
    > main menory for small OS and application code
    > ram for processing
    > cpu
    > midi synth
    > earphone output
    > input buttons
    > LCD Display
    > all in a portable case you can put on your belt
    >
    >
  3. jerry dion

    jerry dion Guest

    yamaha used to have a small synth module for portability . check out the qy
    10.
    Thunder9 <thunder9@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:3eff5292.649916517@netnews.attbi.com...
    > Has anyone ever heard of anything like this? A portable device that
    > has a little synthesizer and you wear it like a Walkman CD Player.
    > I'm thinking of an ear training application that you could carry with
    > you. Portable PC's come to mind, but I'd like to be able to build
    > something really inexpensive like this:
    >
    >
    > main menory for small OS and application code
    > ram for processing
    > cpu
    > midi synth
    > earphone output
    > input buttons
    > LCD Display
    > all in a portable case you can put on your belt
    >
    >
  4. dickydoo

    dickydoo Guest

    I think the qy10 only plays files created using its own internal patterns,
    and you can't import files into it.
    "jerry dion" <dion45@videotron.ca> wrote in message
    news:OvPLa.7427$U02.170531@wagner.videotron.net...
    > yamaha used to have a small synth module for portability . check out the

    qy
    > 10.
    > Thunder9 <thunder9@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    > news:3eff5292.649916517@netnews.attbi.com...
    > > Has anyone ever heard of anything like this? A portable device that
    > > has a little synthesizer and you wear it like a Walkman CD Player.
    > > I'm thinking of an ear training application that you could carry with
    > > you. Portable PC's come to mind, but I'd like to be able to build
    > > something really inexpensive like this:
    > >
    > >
    > > main menory for small OS and application code
    > > ram for processing
    > > cpu
    > > midi synth
    > > earphone output
    > > input buttons
    > > LCD Display
    > > all in a portable case you can put on your belt
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
  5. Mike

    Mike Guest

    > I think the qy10 only plays files created using its own internal patterns,
    > and you can't import files into it.


    .... and it's audio quality sucks compared with today's technology.
    I used to own one, but sold it.

    You want a Pocket PC with software, such as Griff, MidNote,
    Pocket Piano Pro, Pocket Synth or a similar app.
    That'll do the job.

    Regards
    Mikael Hillborg
    MHC Synthesizers and Effects
    http://www.mhc.se/software/plugins/
  6. >> I think the qy10 only plays files created using its own internal patterns,
    >> and you can't import files into it.

    >
    >... and it's audio quality sucks compared with today's technology.
    >I used to own one, but sold it.


    There were many follow-ups to the QY-10, especially the more expensive class
    QY70 and QY 100. They are XG-compatible, have good sounds, can use memory
    cards, i think they have everything you need.

    Torben

    Moege der Inhalt wichtiger sein als die Form
  7. Oogle B

    Oogle B Guest

    anschau@aol.comkeispem (Torben Anschau) wrote in
    news:20030630150653.22634.00001262@mb-m21.aol.com:

    >>> I think the qy10 only plays files created using its own internal
    >>> patterns, and you can't import files into it.

    >>
    >>... and it's audio quality sucks compared with today's technology.
    >>I used to own one, but sold it.

    >
    > There were many follow-ups to the QY-10, especially the more expensive
    > class QY70 and QY 100. They are XG-compatible, have good sounds, can
    > use memory cards, i think they have everything you need.
    >
    > Torben
    >
    > Moege der Inhalt wichtiger sein als die Form
    >


    I typed "midi player" on eBay and some of them are interesting. Some even
    use 3.5" diskette

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