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    I have a song that is entirely on keyboard (Alesis Quadrasynth). I have some mixing features on that keyboard (line paning and effects) when the song is played with a sequencer but I don't have the possibility to EQ the individual tracks. The only way I can change the frequency of a track is by going into the individual sound but the filters are not designed to perform mixes (no mid range EQ with variable frequency). Is this a common problem with keyboards or do the new keyboards all have that mixing feature ? If not, do you have to EQ keyboard tracks during a mix or are you just modifying the sound until it fits better frequency wise ?

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    The motif rack module allows you to EQ each midi track. I am not sure what other boards offer this... maybe the triton and motif keyboards do also.


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    Yo Jack of Reality:

    The only other thing I can think of is that you need a multitrack recorder. Then, you can EQ the hell out of any track.

    I'm not familiar with your keyboard but it seems to be one with a sequencer, et al. I don't know why you can't EQ a single track as I don't do midi.

    I also have a Yamaha DX7 and I record that box right onto the Yam 2816 and then I have complete control over the all dynamics, reverb, and EQ.

    Hope this helps.

    Green Hornet

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    Yo Jack of Reality:

    The only other thing I can think of is that you need a multitrack recorder. Then, you can EQ the hell out of any track.

    I'm not familiar with your keyboard but it seems to be one with a sequencer, et al. I don't know why you can't EQ a single track as I don't do midi.

    I also have a Yamaha DX7 and I record that box right onto the Yam 2816 and then I have complete control over the all dynamics, reverb, and EQ.

    Hope this helps.

    Green Hornet

    Ans: I think that's what I will do. Since the song is on keyboard and I use only 4 tracks for the vocals, I will have 4 free tracks to experiment on my Yamaha MD8. I will put the 2 side instruments (violin and piano) on 2 tracks and EQ them at the mix. My problem is that the violin doens't seems to get along with the fuzz guitar (played on keyboard) unless I put a lot of reverb on the violin. Also, I would like to cut the low frequencies on the piano until it sits nicely on the mix.

    Note: I have a CD of songs that me and a friend recorded in 1984-85 using a fostex 4 tracks. The first 2 songs were with a Yamaha DX7 and they are the 2 best songs of the CD.

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    Jack Real.

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    The only way to EQ them seperately is to record them like the Hornet suggested or run the sounds out of different outputs on the keyboard and run them through a mixer or external EQ. That's why some keyboards have a lot of outputs.

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