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    Default How many WX5 players are here?

    Hi,

    How many WX5 players do we have here?

    What sound modules do you use?

    I play Yamaha WX5 with two YamahaVL70ms (custom TURBO chip models) and one Yamaha TX81z

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    No WX5 yet. I have avoided that bit of GAS.
    1972 and 1969 Vito/Yani Bari - Berg Larsen 115/1 SMS - Rico Royals
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    1950's Noblet - vintage Woodwind Company G8 - Mitchell Lurie Premium Reeds

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    I have one

    I use VL70m. I have tried straight into the computer for tone generation, but there is slight delay that is too annoying!

    But it is purely a practice tool for me. It is hooked into a mini sound mixer, along with my computer, an iPod, a microphone, input from a "Best Brass" sax mute, and output goes to headphones, speakers and computer (to record)

    Means I can practice, playalong with any input I like and record (including duets, trios etc with myself using Adobe Audition) - all without embarrassing myself out loud....

    Chris

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    I have the WX5 / vl70m - turbo chip combo. I don't use it much any more. It did get lots of attention and gigs for the first few years I've had it. I use now just for recordings.

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    I use my WX on the gig in my duo http://wwws-cats.com

    I can do a decent job of emulating trumpet, trombone, clarinet, harmonica, and other instruments. This adds to the variety of sounds I can make.

    Plus my tenor is set up for a bluesy "Texas Tenor" sound so when I want to get mellow I use tenor patches.

    My guitar is plugged into an amp-sim/direct box into the PA and some of the TURBO guitar patches let me get effects not available to me with my guitar (besides, I'm a much better woodwind player than I am a guitarist).

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    Do an original Lyricon, WX11, and WX7 Count? I used the Lyricon with an Oberheim 4-Voice SEM monster, and the WX's with an Oberheim Xpander/TX81Z combo. Lots of fun, but I prefer cane.

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    Sure, why not?

    I had a WX7, two WX11s and now have 2 WX5s. I also have 3 saxophones, one flute, one guitar, one bass, a few keyboards, and a dozen or so sound modules and samplers.

    If I was confined to only one instrument, it would be tenor sax, but I'm glad to be able to play others and get the expression that each one provides for me.

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    Does anyone use their WX5 for inputting into sibelius or Logic???

    If so does it work well???

    Is it a pain or relatively easy to hook up to a computer??

    Cheers,

    ~Sarah

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    I used a WX11 for a long while.

    Now, as far as inputting music, I had fairly old (now) versions of Finale and Mark of the Unicorn's Performer. The WX11 was MIDI-aware and I just had to hook up the old MIDI interface and connect the standard in/out cables and viola.

    I really do mean "viola". I heard strings.

    Anyhow, Finale and Performer allowed several different ways of entering music. One of the more simple ways was to set up a "beat" track (I had the beat pulsing through my Yamaha FB01, Roland D5, Roland U110 or Roland D50 -- old skool rocks!) and then play to that. I kept it very slow, as I found the WX11 to be very touchy on getting the notes right (both duration and pitch) -- at least for Finale/Performer to be happy.

    As an alternate way of entry, I could get the D50 hooked up with a "sustain" pedal and tap the beat with my foot on the pedal. I wasn't consistent enough to do this, but the gentleman I worked for could do this, without issue -- however, he never used the WX11, he only used his D50. Yes, he was also a sax guy, like me.

    While the WX11 is more old skool than the WX5, they both use MIDI and if you have a MIDI interface, I'm relatively sure you can play into just about any newish music app. Hey, I stopped my life in electronic music in the mid 1990's.

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    I use 3 WX7s and a couple of modules since the day yamaha introduced them. My favorite synths are a VL1m and a clavia micro nord. Just recently also got and ewi4000s.

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    Another WX-er here. I use the WX5 and VL70m with the Turbo chip from patchman music. I sometimes like to fool around with the flute and brass sounds.
    Here's looking at you kid.

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    The Turbo Chip is cool. Especially the brass and guitar sounds.

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