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by Keymn
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: New Roland V accordion coming............
Replies: 52
Views: 5961

Re: New Roland V accordion coming............

I did have a problem with the power connection pull out while playing unknowingly. I secured it as pictured.
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by Keymn
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Bugari Evo; The Looks & the Brain
Replies: 27
Views: 2807

Re: Bugari Evo; The Looks & the Brain

I would like to see the aftertouch demo with palm switch. Is it as effective or easy to apply as on a key depression? It's different. Palm switch is easier to use than key aftertouch, but it applies to all keys, not individually. To me, One of the most important feel for aftertouch is with the bara...
by Keymn
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Bugari Evo; The Looks & the Brain
Replies: 27
Views: 2807

Re: Bugari Evo; The Looks & the Brain

If you go to a Bugari EVO, you lose velocity-sensitivity. The organ, orchestral, and left-hand sounds will still work, but changing their volume via touch has been ruled out. Alan Sharkis That's not quite correct, the Bugari EVO do have velocity. What not present is aftertouch on piano models: it's...
by Keymn
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Bugari Evo; The Looks & the Brain
Replies: 27
Views: 2807

Re: Bugari Evo; The Looks & the Brain

I hear about bellows motors? I would be curious what that looked like.? Sounds complicated electro/mechanics? Why was that thought of first over the acoustic keyboard layout. Is his only in 8x? What about 4x? The motor imitates the acoustic bellows behavior making bellows move faster when more keys...
by Keymn
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Bugari Evo; The Looks & the Brain
Replies: 27
Views: 2807

Re: Bugari Evo; The Looks & the Brain

I though there were rubber contacts below the keys. After touch on a keyboard is accomplished by two sets of contacts under each key, slightly offset. I am not in position to take apart my 4x but had a problem with a note on my Korg. Was able to see the contacts...
8x does something different?
by Keymn
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Bugari Evo; The Looks & the Brain
Replies: 27
Views: 2807

Re: Bugari Evo; The Looks & the Brain

I though there were rubber contacts below the keys. After touch on a keyboard is accomplished by two sets of contacts under each key, slightly offset. I am not in position to take apart my 4x but had a problem with a note on my Korg. Was able to see the contacts...
8x does something different?
by Keymn
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Bugari Evo; The Looks & the Brain
Replies: 27
Views: 2807

Re: Bugari Evo; The Looks & the Brain

What is "bellows more of an acoustic"? I would not know the difference? Bugari removed the bellows motor and changed the keyboard: instead of a standard MIDI keyboard they used their acoustic accordion keyboard with levers&pallets which are opening holes; therefore bellows work just like in acousti...
by Keymn
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Bugari Evo; The Looks & the Brain
Replies: 27
Views: 2807

Re: Bugari Evo; The Looks & the Brain

The looks are impressive. But if you are going in the price range of this accordion or fr8x, why not shop comparison with a good reed accordion first? Probably the argument is about less maintenance? The Limex has some interesting features to add to a good acoustic? I like comparing these digital so...
by Keymn
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Roland BKM7 expander
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Roland BKM7 expander

This is an opinion discussion. For me, I think the Bk-7m is more of an arranger backing module then just a sound module. Having to touch your dials on the accordion, then make the proper instrument choice on expander, could be tedious. If you get any expander, make sure it excepts midi control progr...
by Keymn
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Drum Machines
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Drum Machines

The Bk can be used as a drum machine with the “track mute” button. If you hold it you can select which tracks to mute then save it in Global. A very useful setting if for some reason your midi connection fails when using it as an arranger. Just turn on track mute! If just a drum machine, The Beat Bu...
by Keymn
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: FR-8x MIDI capabilities
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: FR-8x MIDI capabilities

Larry what I was trying to say is that when midi connections between a computer and the 4X are made via the USB connection it will MIDI IN and MIDI OUT at the same time … which is what is necessary for sequencing … (see page 13 in the 4X manual and page 17 in the BK-7m manual) Ok, I understand. I j...
by Keymn
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: FR-8x MIDI capabilities
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: FR-8x MIDI capabilities

My problem with Bandlab and Cakewalk is that a Cakewalk account is required for login and downloading …. and I do not have an account … and with this recent change they have stopped issuing new accounts. One more thing that may interest you Larry and Ernesto. I have been concerned that since the FR...
by Keymn
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: FR-8x MIDI capabilities
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: FR-8x MIDI capabilities

Larry, Yes, the instrument definition file serves as the communication link between sequencing software and a midi instrument … and provides access to the specific sounds inside the instrument as requested by the software while creating multi-track recordings …. each midi instrument will have its o...
by Keymn
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: FR-8x MIDI capabilities
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: FR-8x MIDI capabilities

Thank you, Don, for your response. I have also worked for several years in that way, processing with Cakewalk the MIDI files of my arrangements generated in Finale. I have used, and I continue to use, as an audio source an old Roland JV30 synthesizer. The desire to use the FR-8x as a source aims to...
by Keymn
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: FR-8x MIDI capabilities
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: FR-8x MIDI capabilities

Is it possible to use its orchestral sounds to play multi-track MIDI files? Not clear what you are asking? But if you want a pc sequence to use the orchestra sounds on accordion as a multitrack song, I would think not possible because the accordion does not have midi sequencer built in. I would thi...
by Keymn
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Roland fr4x midi connection with korg pa please help
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Roland fr4x midi connection with korg pa please help

Thank you very much, i was wondering if you can send me some photos or message me with the channels i have to use from the accordion to the korg pa so i can controll the arranjor function. Try this, I just tested it. Make sure on your Accordion the left hand accordion chords and orchestra chords ar...
by Keymn
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Roland fr4x midi connection with korg pa please help
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Roland fr4x midi connection with korg pa please help

Thank you for your help. I wanna know, for my Korg pa, from where can i insert Start/Stop function and controll it from the accordion. In midi control korg pa, the 103 th control is dedicated for Start/Stop. I use sync start on pa. Have it receive channel 3. When you hit accordion chord button, arr...
by Keymn
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Roland fr4x midi connection with korg pa please help
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Roland fr4x midi connection with korg pa please help

Hello, i need help. How can i change the Start/stop buttons from my accordion for controlling the arranger korg pa? I was wondering if the switches from the last bases who can assign for Start/Stop, Vriation functions won t send the commands into my arranger korg pa/ If you are talking about the to...
by Keymn
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Roland Aftermarket Products
Replies: 12
Views: 695

Re: Roland Aftermarket Products

TN438 Tenergy charger has a refresh which may take up to 24 hours. Not sure why this is needed periodically, but it fixes the problem if the battery fails to charge? What refresh does is discharges it completely, then charges. One uses this on older batteries to try to condition them to hold a char...
by Keymn
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Roland Aftermarket Products
Replies: 12
Views: 695

Re: Roland Aftermarket Products

It is what you are accustomed to. I have 3 items which I need batteries. Fr4x, Midi jet and Shure wireless mic. 14 batteries at one gig. I have been using the energizer 2300 mah rechargeable for 17 months. 100’s of charges. I for a while would recharge them after every gig. Probably, not necessary. ...