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Why not midi?

Discussion in 'Ask Steve Lawson & Michael Manring' started by TaySte_2000, May 4, 2002.

  1. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Have you ever thought about using midi in your setup to trigger loops or any other sounds, or is it a little to much going on.
    Do you not fancy turning your bass into a 6 string fretless gong or some other instrument.

    Got any thoughts on the new roland v-bass? Toy or serious bit of kit?
  2. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    I had a MIDI pickup for a while, but found that it was seriously lacking in control... I'm not a big fan of MIDI sounds... or at least I wasn't until I heard Todd Johnson, who played a MIDI'd up Yamaha bass that allows him to play hammond and bass at the same time!!! Before that, I'd not heard anyone use MIDI in a way that sounded better than just processing a bass... I really like having an acoustic sound source to work with and manipulate...

    The V-Bass looks like an altogether more interesting proposition, being as how it's modelling not triggering, so you still have ultimate control over your sound source...

    I look forward to trying it!