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I got a nice new keyboard

Postby Eris » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:25 pm

But it only has 88 keys!

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Re: I got a nice new keyboard

Postby Solaias » Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:14 pm

Nice looking keyboard Eris. I didn't know you could play.
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Re: I got a nice new keyboard

Postby Eris » Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:25 pm

I can't play, really. Not very well, at least. But I used to write a little ... I guess you'd call it New Age music, and I'd like to get back into that.

http://eldalin.com/wp-content/uploads/2 ... -night.ogg

http://eldalin.com/wp-content/uploads/2 ... mystic.ogg
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Re: I got a nice new keyboard

Postby Solaias » Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:09 pm

I liked both of those Eris. I like ambient stuff when I am reading or writing. It blocks outside noise while not being intrusive itself.

Thanks for sharing those.
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Re: I got a nice new keyboard

Postby Pathagarus » Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:23 pm

Ah, was thinking a new PC keyboard. Nice :)
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Re: I got a nice new keyboard

Postby Eris » Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:16 pm

Pathagarus wrote:Ah, was thinking a new PC keyboard. Nice :)


I was beinks sneaky und sotle. :D

I used to have a pair of nice keyboards: a Roland JP8000 and an Alesis QS-8, but the first suffered from a botched repair job that left it half broken, and the second was peed on by one of my cats and rendered unrepairable (no parts available), so I've been without any playable keyboard for about a year. Yesterday I was lamenting about this to my therapist and he suggested that I might be happier if I just bit the bullet and bought a new keyboard. After thinking about my financial situation I decided that I could afford it, so I within a couple of hours I was in a music store paying for this new one, a Roland FA-08.

Now I just have to read hundreds of pages of user manuals to learn how to use the damned thing, but it's already very nice just to be able to sit down and play again.
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Re: I got a nice new keyboard

Postby Eris » Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:42 pm

Fuck fuck fuck fuckity fuck.

And fuck.

FUCK!

It's got a bug of some sort. When it's cold, the sound cuts out after just 30 seconds or so of play. It seems to be OK after the electronics warm up, but why should I accept sub-standard hardware? It's got to go back to the store for an exchange.

Not happy.
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Re: I got a nice new keyboard

Postby NotableJoe » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:01 am

Better that it fails now, than after the warranty is out.
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Re: I got a nice new keyboard

Postby Eris » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:51 am

Yes yes yes yesity yes yes!

Yes yes yes!

YES!

The keyboard is fine. The problem was just my ancient volume control pedal sending spurious signals to the keyboard. Once I unplugged the pedal everything started working just fine.


All is well now. :)
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Re: I got a nice new keyboard

Postby Solaias » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:54 am

Glad to hear it Eris. :)
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