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Viewing topic "Motif XS sighting on NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert"

     
Posted on: December 01, 2019 @ 05:08 PM
🎹Lex
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And what a great performance by Snarky Puppy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfzu33BfRHE

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Posted on: December 27, 2019 @ 10:27 PM
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Great music, but I don’t see an XS. Where is it?

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Posted on: December 29, 2019 @ 12:09 AM
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It’s an XS8 in the bottom left. The “Yamaha” and “Motif XS8” labels are covered. You can see the Ethernet and Firewire ports toward its center-left.

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Posted on: December 29, 2019 @ 12:27 AM
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Cool. Thanks. I wonder why he covered the labels.

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Posted on: December 29, 2019 @ 04:31 AM
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Michael Trigoboff - 29 December 2019 12:27 AM

[...] I wonder why he covered the labels.

It’s not uncommon for pro musicians to have a relationship with gear manufacturers such as the endorsement/sponsorship of being a “Yamaha Artist”.
http://www.yamaha.com/artists/relations.html?CTID=5070090

Some members of Snarky Puppy seem to have such a connection. Search for “Yamaha” here:
https://snarkypuppy.com/about

I have no particular knowledge of why identifying marks were covered, but that sort of thing can sometimes indicate a falling out between manufacturer and artist.

There can be other reasons.
https://www.harmonycentral.com/forums/topic/140134-why-do-some-keyboardists-cover-up-the-brand-name-of-their-gear/

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/electronic-music-instruments-and-electronic-music-production/1011228-why-do-synth-players-put-tape-over-model-back-synths-when-playing-live.html

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