Re: My New (old) Korg PS-3100

From fEEd
Sent Thu, May 18th 1995, 20:28

On Thu, 18 May 1995 10:59:18 -0700 (PDT), 
Neil Bradley   <> wrote:

>Rob, just out of curiosity, what is your aversion to MIDI?

First off, this discussion really does not belong on the analog list and I 
am not intersted in arguning my disdain for MIDI in this public forum.  I 
will reply to this message, but please direct all future replies to me only.

Besides MIDI being a slow, unreliable, non-expressive and confusing piece of 
shit, it just does not work with my musical style in great amounts.    

I guess it is just a personal thing, I have a kenton pro-2 collecting dust 
to prove it.  Everyone works his own way, and to me MIDIing a classic like a 
ps3100 seems like a total waste of time and money.  A synth with tons of 
cv\gate\trigger inputs is worth MANY MANY MANY times more to me than one 
with MIDI.  That is why synths like jupiter 6 grow pretty old pretty quick 
to me.  the addition of the doepfer maq 16/3 and op8b cv->MIDI box to my 
studio recently has made me reinvestigate MIDI a bit more, but not even 
these 2 boxes can totally convert me from my 2 mc4bs as writting tools.

When the next thing comes along to replace MIDI (ZIPI?) I think MIDI will 
be dropped very quickly.  CV\GATE will survive, but IMHO MIDI's days are 
numbered.  To each his own, or so I hear......



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