Re: PC + Extigy = enough items to make sound from Akai MX73?

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Posted by Neil S Hamilton on November 17, 2003 at 17:53:55:

In Reply to: PC + Extigy = enough items to make sound from Akai MX73? posted by Oliver on September 28, 2003 at 02:13:30:

Dear Oliver,

Very sorry to hear about your father.

I found with my setup (WinXP,SB-Extigy,Roland RD-150) that you actually need something to map the midi-in on the extigy to a midi-synth - either the extigy's internal one which is very good, or an external midi device. I used a free sequencer called "The Jazz Midi Sequencer", although it's a bit basic, and didn't really do quite what I wanted. Also, doing it this way the latency was slightly noticeable (ie a tiny delay between hitting the key on the keyboard to hearing sound).

To sumarise that - you need what I suspect Win3.1 used to call a "Midi Mapper". However, the solution I had does work, and the extigy has some nice sounds.

What would be nice is if you could use the extigy as a synth, without the need of a computer. That would be handy. Anyone know how?

A complete aside here - the exigy is excellent at audio recording, the Signal to Noise ratio is excellent, and I've had professional quality results with it.


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