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Me on the FR-8x, Dec 10, 2016

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JerryPH
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Re: Me on the FR-8x, Dec 10, 2016

Post by JerryPH » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:40 am

Thanks Brandy! :)

Yes, I was using the bellows but at that point but I was still experimenting with the settings. I had the following settings on that night:

In the FR-8X MENU 14.1 set:
– Status: ON
– Resistance: +20
– Min Bel: 0 (zero)
– Bellows Curve: X-LIGHT

Now I am playing with less resistance and the LIGHT Bellows Curve setting. I'm still looking for what my optimum settings are and making changes here and there.

A nice development for me... I played at a family Christmas event last night and there was no hand shaking and a lot less nerves. I think a LOT of the tension was caused by the accordion being so new to me, it really was a challenge to do what I did with that technical fury of an accordion... lol

The more I think about it, the more I have to say it... man, Richard Noel really saved my butt, it would have been so much worse and so much plainer without his help and his sets. :)
My musical memoires blog/website: http://www.AccordionMemories.com

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Re: Me on the FR-8x, Dec 10, 2016

Post by RodionGork » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:29 am

To me it sounds quite pleasant - moreover that most tunes are familiar and played... well... so delicately and brightly... :)

I only dare to ask that you - on the similar opportunities - may fetch a tripod and a basic photo/video camera with you. So that it can be set (even in the same distance as this iphone, but with 2x-3x zoom it would be no problem) looking at you and help us to see much more of your skillful performances. I believe that such a basic capturing devices anyway are far less heavy and cost far less compared to average instrument :)

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Re: Me on the FR-8x, Dec 10, 2016

Post by JerryPH » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:10 am

I have a camcorder, unfortunately, it recently developed an issue, so I need to replace it, however, my mom used my Samsung Note 4, which can take video in up to 4K quality and it can capture good quality video, however, it takes some knowledge and initially it was on a tripod, but my mother removed it because she could not access the controls as easily.

The results were what they were, and I am happy it was at least what we have, it was a bit of a special occasion, so many years not playing and then to do this. Anyways, I hope to get more chances in the future and will likely make several videos in 2017 for my own pleasure. I might post a few of them here. :)
My musical memoires blog/website: http://www.AccordionMemories.com

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