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Best Groovebox for Live Use?
      #880685 - 10/12/10 02:29 PM

Here is my project :
I am mainly a singer/songwriter in the old fashioned sense .
I play acoustic guitar and sing on stage.
I use Boss Dr-202 as my Grooebox.
I realise that for a 2 hour show, the grooves can sound the same.
I sometimes add my synth pedal to my drum souns but still...
I wanna perform SOLO. Just me on stage NoBODY Else.
I also LOVE SIMPLE EASY stuff. DR-202 is so easy to use and the sounds are warm although limiting.
I am willing to buy smth that will enrich my songs.
AKAI MPC? Eletkron Machinedrum? (is it too techno-ish?), or maybe a small synth keyboard to add piano n hammond?(but i ll have to stop playing guitar when performing on a synth)
I also HATE pre arranged loops I like a drum pattern that goes basically the same and i add FXs live with foot pedal.

Basically I want a SIMPLE but EFFICIENT groovebox that has both drum patterns and many keyboard sounds to play with....
I hate SOFTWAREs.... I want a BOX on stage....

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Re: Best Groovebox for Live Use? new [Re: isabelle]
      #880952 - 11/12/10 04:57 PM

get an mc505. trust me.


btw: i wrote a longer reply but the system ate it. so just take this on trust.


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Re: Best Groovebox for Live Use? new [Re: dubbmann]
      #883000 - 20/12/10 06:11 PM

I found a used ESX-1 Korg.
Hope I can figure it out.n hope its not damaged

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Re: Best Groovebox for Live Use? new [Re: isabelle]
      #883569 - 23/12/10 08:47 AM
Roland JX-305, or the MC-505 it's based on. The JX is fairly reliable onstage, with a good keyboard & plenty of performance controls. The presets are okay, but digging into it is rewarding.

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