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Offline Lee Batchelor

First major show
« on: April 13, 2018, 12:02:22 AM »
Hi team,

I just played a major show with my new Genos. The show was in a theatre. There were just the three of us – me on the Genos and vocals, a male singer on acoustic guitar and vocals, and a female singer. The show songs were all movie themes, so there were some very sophisticated registrations and styles used. We played 32 songs.

I built everything at home, stored it all on the User drive, and then made a backup copy on USB, just in case. The show went flawlessly, aside from a few playing errors on my part :). The sliders were very useful! It was so nice to just reach up and move a slider to increase the Right hand voice, Style, or Multipad. And for the record, I had 10 people out of a crowd of 120 come after the show wanting to see the “machine that was supplying the backgrounds.” Some thought it was pre-recorded CDs. So for those who declare that the keyboard model makes no difference – I beg to differ. I never had that kind of action with my Tyros 5!

Play on folks!
Current Gear: Genos, SoundCraft mixer, two Bose L1 Compacts, 15 inch sub designed and built by myself, Yamaha HS8 studio monitors, Cubase 8 Artist, Steinberg UR-44.
 
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Offline EileenL

Re: First major show
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 03:06:44 PM »
Congratulations I am pleased your first show with Genos went off OK.
 
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Offline Lee Batchelor

Re: First major show
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 03:30:06 PM »
Thanks, Eileen! I was a little nervous because of some of the feedback about Registration issues, however, I think those issues are not in the software but from the files the Registrations point to.

The Genos is a real performer's machine, as well as, a really nice home entertainment keyboard. A retired doctor/musician friend of mine was at the show, and he mentioned how music can slow down the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. I've read about that. It's because music encourages the formation of new neural pathways in the brain. We must always remain active :)! Genos, Tyros, PSR, singing, playing the spoons...are all good ways to do that.
Current Gear: Genos, SoundCraft mixer, two Bose L1 Compacts, 15 inch sub designed and built by myself, Yamaha HS8 studio monitors, Cubase 8 Artist, Steinberg UR-44.
 

Offline Fred Smith

Re: First major show
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 05:16:15 PM »
Thanks, Eileen! I was a little nervous because of some of the feedback about Registration issues, however, I think those issues are not in the software but from the files the Registrations point to.

The registration issues you've been reading about on this forum have all been operator error.

Fred
Fred Smith,
Saskatoon, SK
Sun Lakes, AZ
Genos, Bose L1 compacts, Finale 2015
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Offline stephenm52

Re: First major show
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 07:02:14 PM »
Hi team,

The sliders were very useful! It was so nice to just reach up and move a slider to increase the Right hand voice, Style, or Multipad.
Play on folks!


My experience for a live performance at a gig has been the same.  Glad to hear the positive news Lee.
GENOS, Clavinova CVP 307, PSR s970, Korg Pa4x-76

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Offline Lee Batchelor

Re: First major show
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2018, 01:10:34 PM »
Thanks Fred and Steve. Yes, the Genos is VERY dynamic. I received a kind note from the female singer in our show. It read,

"Two ladies in the afternoon show passed on their kudos to you and your new keyboard. They were just blown away! - me too!"

Onward and upward, guys! Thanks...
Current Gear: Genos, SoundCraft mixer, two Bose L1 Compacts, 15 inch sub designed and built by myself, Yamaha HS8 studio monitors, Cubase 8 Artist, Steinberg UR-44.
 

Offline markstyles

Re: First major show
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2018, 05:30:33 AM »
Congratulations Lee.. Glad it went well.  Frankly I marvel at some here which can keep it together to be changing so many parameters as they play.. It does require talent, and work to learn..  There are some musical here in  NYC, performing in restaurants, performing live one man band. And it does give the great feeling of live entertainment, without a a lot of equipment, or even a bunch of musicians. Your group sounds great, cause the extra voices, give it a more human quality.  And the Genos, does give a very realistic 'band' experience.
 
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