Hi all, Ian in Huntingdon UK here. As my poor guitar tutor once said, "Ian, you have no musical ability whatsoever"... kind of says it all really. At that juncture I gave up trying to learn and sold my rather nice Gibson. I have tried many many assorted keyboards, same result. Anyhow, I'm now making a determined effort to understand MIDI & learn how to use my retro SW1000XG together with XG works. I recently picked up a Yamaha PSS-480 for next to nothing so thought this could be an input device?
Many thanks to JohnG for already answering some of my very simplistic questions. Unfortunately, still struggling! So standby for a few more!
Thank you for posting an introduction. What your guitar teacher was really saying was that he couldn't be bothered. Lazy swine.
Everybody has some musical talent. It just takes different ways to coax it out or a little time to develop. The very fact that you have tried so many times means that there is something musical inside you just bursting to get out.
I spent four and a half years, back in the mid nineties, teaching more than two thousand people in BT about data networks, many of whom told me at the beginning of the course that they were terrified. 97% of them passed with flying colours, some even went on to become data specialists. One guy even went on to become a specialist operator in a satellite communications down station.
A determined effort is what is needed. The PSS480 should work fine as an input device.
It's my pleasure to answer questions. So fire away. BTW you may not have this advanced guide to the SW1000, so download it from here:- www.box.com/shared/0mpq5938kc.
All the best and good luck in your quest to become a MIDI musician. Kind regards, JohnG.