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Posted on: February 21, 2015 @ 09:45 PM
solisspirit
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Alright, so I recently bought the MOX6, thinking it would be just as good as the MOXF6. Then I found out, after I got it, that there isn’t a way to add new sounds, and that the MOXF6 has 128 polyphony notes or whatever, versus the 64 for the former.

At the moment, I’m still within the time frame to switch it back and pay an extra 200 for the XF, but that means I’ll have to also pay for return shipping, which will make everything about 300. And not I’m unsure of what to do. I like the MOX6, but I’m concerned I’ll get more out of the MOXF6.

My question is, how much more will I get, really? And is it worth it to switch it out?

Let me tell you what I do with it. Currently I play a lot of trance, but I also incorporate a lot of the sounds into my melodic death metal band.

Any advice will be great. Thanks.

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Posted on: February 21, 2015 @ 10:31 PM
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solisspirit - 21 February 2015 09:45 PM

...My question is, how much more will I get, really? And is it worth it to switch it out?

Let me tell you what I do with it. Currently I play a lot of trance, but I also incorporate a lot of the sounds into my melodic death metal band.

Any advice will be great. Thanks.

It seems from your total inventory of posts so far that you find very little in the MOX usable in your musical endeavors.

Aside from the obvious question Why did you buy it?, I have to ask:  Have you checked out any of the VOICES available that utilize new samples that the MOXF could utilize?

I gave you some links to vendors for new sample-based VOICES for a Flash-Board-equipped MOXF, in you last thread.  Did you check those out?  Have you identified any new sample-based VOICES for the MOXF that would work for you?  Because if you haven’t identified a bunch, why would you even consider sending back the MOX and getting the MOXF?  Why wouldn’t you just return the MOX and shop for an entirely different machine?

It seems that you are not interested in learning how to use the native VOICES and samples of the instrument you purchased to program-edit-tweak-adjust native VOICES so that they work for your music (nothing about you personally, that would take some time for anyone to do, trust me).

It seems that you want a machine that has VOICES right out of the box that you can immediately utilize as-is.

That is perfectly fine, by the way!

But I have to suggest...and by no means am I any authority on Trance or Melodic Death Metal...that perhaps neither the MOX nor the MOXF are good choices for you.  Have you tested other synthesizers that may work better? 

Yamaha synthesizers are really appreciated by many people here, but they are certainly not for everybody!  Again, what was it about the MOX (or MOXF) that attracted you in the first place, and made you decide to purchase it?

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Posted on: February 21, 2015 @ 11:25 PM
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Hi there

According to one of the other threads that cmayhle mentioned, you already returned it 4 days ago?!
Let’s not dwell on that though.

If you can stretch your budget a bit, then maybe you would be better off getting one of the MX boards and another synth to go along with it?
If you’re only going to use the pre-sets, then I believe the MXs and the MOX are more or less identical and if you paired it with a Virtual or real analogue, you would cover all your bases.
You’ll have both a very competent rompler and a ‘proper synth’.

I’m personally quite pleased with the synth sounds from my own MOXF, but I’ve despite that hooked up my old Novation again, just because it is so different.

If you want an analogue, I think you can get both a MX49 and a microbrute for the about the same money as a MOX.

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Posted on: February 21, 2015 @ 11:45 PM
solisspirit
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Did I send it back yet? No. We’ve had bad weather where I am and the returns department took three days to even reply to me with a return authorization.

Now, since having a few more days to play it, I have found more sounds to use and actually found where they are, though I didn’t know I had to compound all the little sounds in order to get a good arp, aside from the pre-programmed ones on board. As I stated before, I’m new to keyboards and I don’t know a whole lot about them, though I know what I want to do with it.

Let me clarify what it is I’m doing and maybe you can better understand. As far as melodic death metal, they use lots of strings and gothic sounds to add atmosphere behind guitars, drums, etc. With that said, do you think the MOX has that? I’ve found a few sounds that might work, but, like I said, I’m still new at keyboards, and I’m native to guitars.

Secondly, the additional sounds you suggested the other day probably are not my thing, like 80’s music synths. I mean, when I think metal I don’t automatically think of A-Ha lol.

On another note, I do like some of the trance sounds the MOX has, but, again, it seems I’m going to have to put together whole arps myself, which I’ve never done before and which make take a lot more time than I originally intended to spend on the keyboard.

Either way, I need a keyboard. I want backdrop sounds and from playing around with the machine, I’m pretty sure I can utilize some of it. I’m just concerned if it’s enough, or if a Roland Juno Gi would better, or KOrg, etc. That’s kind of where I stand with it all.

As far as why I chose the MOX6, reviews. It has the best reviews out of all the other keyboards in its class and, being someone that knew nothing of them, did my research and figured this one would be the best.

As for other gear, I’m open to pads or whatever, I just don’t know enough about them to even begin to know what I would need..

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Posted on: February 22, 2015 @ 12:13 AM
solisspirit
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Also, what would the MX49 offer me that the MOX6 doesn’t? I’ve watched a few videos for the MX49 and I like it, but it seems like it does everything what I have already does. Plus, wouldn’t the MOX6 have more sounds and options anyway?

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Posted on: February 22, 2015 @ 01:05 AM
zpink
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The MX would just be a cheaper way of getting more or less the same pre-sets.
You have the internet, compare them yourself

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Posted on: February 22, 2015 @ 01:29 AM
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solisspirit - 22 February 2015 12:13 AM

Also, what would the MX49 offer me that the MOX6 doesn’t? I’ve watched a few videos for the MX49 and I like it, but it seems like it does everything what I have already does. Plus, wouldn’t the MOX6 have more sounds and options anyway?

This might interest you:
http://forums.musicplayer.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/2664313/

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Posted on: February 22, 2015 @ 01:53 PM
rlared
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I would send it back and get the MOXF for $300 difference.  The polyphony and flash memory is more future proof and worth the price difference in my opinion.

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