De grote online raadgever van Thomann: Workstation Keyboards

4. Sequencing

If the sound generation engine is the heart of the workstation, then the sequencer is the brain. The first workstations often simply took the manufacturer’s hardware sequencer and bolted it onto the keyboard where MIDI sequences could then be stored using an onboard floppy disk drive. The storage requirements of current workstations are much more demanding however, needing to cope with large sample libraries and high quality audio files for playback. To this end, most units will include either a USB or FireWire connection, and/or space inside the unit to take a hard drive or other high capacity media. Although early models featured only basic MIDI sequencing, today’s instruments offer a wealth of performance tools such as polyphonic arpeggiators and phrase generators, often with thousands of preset ‘motifs’, that can be directly integrated into the sequencer’s tracks. With larger LCD screens, the workstation sequencer comes into its own, allowing you to view and edit a track’s volume and pan for instance in a similar manner to a computer-based system.

Onboard sequencer specifications are impressive these days, with MIDI recording resolutions of up to 480ppqn (pulses per quarter note), storage for up to 500,000 events, and the ability to finely tune velocities and quantisation grooves. You can also overdub audio by sampling directly into the sequencer, enabling you to record vocals and acoustic instruments alongside your backing track. To supplement this facility, top of the range models often feature internal hard drives and gigabytes of RAM, allowing for long recording times not possible with previous generation instruments. Some workstations also include additional storage hardware such as CD-R or DVD-R drives for backup, or for burning discs of completed stereo mixes of your material.

Moving in another direction, companies like Yamaha are now providing greater integration with software such as Steinberg’s Cubase, allowing you to easily transfer songs created on your workstation into tracks on a computer sequencer, and vice-versa for those instances when you want to take your studio work on the road. So rather than being seen purely as an alternative to the computer sequencer, the modern workstation could be viewed more as a very useful hardware element of a seamlessly integrated system.

Uw contactpersoon
Tel: +49-9546-9223-30
Fax: +49-9546-922328
Wat een Thomann-fan over ons zegt
Thank you very much for the work you have done. You guys at Thomann are great!
Jane Doe, 07.07.2015

in de ‹berblick

Schoeps CMC54 Mono Set MK4 CMC5 Adam T5V Subpac M2X Marshall Origin 20C Combo Yamaha Stagepas 600BT Roland R-07 black RME ADI-2 DAC Focal Listen Professional Fender Squier Affinity P-Bass PJ ILBK Epiphone Richie Faulkner Flying V Yamaha Stagepas 400BT Fender SQ Affinity PJ Bass Pack BK 18
(1)
Voor u aanbevolen
Schoeps CMC54 Mono Set MK4 CMC5

Schoeps CMC54 Mono Set Limited Edition, high quality condenser small diaphragm microphone comprising CMC 5 mic preamp Refurbished (new housing and refurbished) and MK4 capsule (new) cardioid, specifications CMC 5: power consumption 4mA, 48V phantompower, max. output level 1V, length...

naar het product
€ 999
(3)
Voor u aanbevolen
Adam T5V

Adam Actieve Near-Field Monitor Uitrusting: 5" woofer en 1,9" U-ART ribbon-tweeter, 2x Class-D-versterker: 50 W RMS-woofer, 20 W RMS-tweeter, Frequentiebereik: 45- 25000 Hz, Crossover-frequentie: 3 kHz, Maximaal niveau: 106 dB (1 m / paar), Bass reflex opening aan de...

naar het product
€ 169
Voor u aanbevolen
Subpac M2X

Subpac M2X, Mobile tactile bass system, SubPac adds real depth, connection and enjoyment to whatever you play through it - your music and media comes to life with the added dimension of physical bass. Frequency Response: 1hz-200hz, Wired Input: 3.5mm...

naar het product
€ 398
Voor u aanbevolen
Marshall Origin 20C Combo

Tube combo amp for electric guitar Gain boost function, Two voicings (Normal, High Treble), which can be mixed steplessly via the tilt control, Switchable power reduction for full sound in any environment, 1 channel, Power: 20 watts, Preamp tubes:...

naar het product
€ 649
Voor u aanbevolen
Yamaha Stagepas 600BT

Mini-PA System with Bluetooth Function Consisting of 2x passive 2-way boxes and 10-channel power mixers, Power mixers and speaker cables can be stored in the boxes for transportation, Successor of the Stagepas 600i, Including 2 speaker cables, each 6...

naar het product
€ 799
(1)
Voor u aanbevolen
Roland R-07 black

Roland Portable MP3/WAV Recorder Met Bluetooth Functionaliteit Stereo-opnames tot maximaal 24 bit / 96 kHz in WAV-formaat of tot maximaal 396 kbps in MP3-formaat op microSD / SDHC-kaart, Ingebouwde stereomicrofoon, Geïntegreerde Hybrid Limiter, Dual Rercording function voor het gelijktijdig...

naar het product
€ 229
(3)
Voor u aanbevolen
RME ADI-2 DAC

RME High-End DA-Converter & Hoofdtelefoonversterker Sample rates: 44.1 kHz tot maximaal 768 kHz, Weergave van DSD en Direct DSD, SteadyClock FS, LCD-display met AutoDark-functie voor verlichting, Desktop behuizing, Afmetingen: 215 x 52 x 150 mm, Gewicht: 1,0 kg, Inclusief...

naar het product
€ 999
Voor u aanbevolen
Focal Listen Professional

Headphones Closed, Circumaural, Conversion technology for acoustic transparency and dynamics, Impedance: 32 ohms, Sensitivity (@ 1 kHz - / 1 Vrms): 122 dB SPL, THD (THD, @ 1 kHz / 100 dB SPL): 0.3%, Frequency range: 5 Hz to...

naar het product
€ 249
Voor u aanbevolen
Fender Squier Affinity P-Bass PJ ILBK

E-Bas Affinity serie, Elzenhouten body, Esdoorn hals, Indial Laurel fretboard, Halsprofiel: "C", 20 medium fretten, Zadel van synthetisch been, Scale: Long scale, Breedte nut: 41,3 mm, Pickups: 1 Jazz en 1 Standard Split Precision Single Coil, 2 volume- en...

naar het product
€ 233
(1)
Voor u aanbevolen
Epiphone Richie Faulkner Flying V

Elektrische gitaar Body en hals: mahonie, Fretboard: ebbenhout, Hals profiel: thin C, 22 jumbo frets, Scale: 628 mm, Pickup: actieve EMG-57 (brug) en EMG-66 (hals) humbucker, Floyd Rose 1000, Grover Rotomatic stemmechanieken, Kleur: zwart, Incl. deluxe gig bag, certificaat,...

naar het product
€ 939
(1)
Voor u aanbevolen
Yamaha Stagepas 400BT

Mini-PA System Bluetooth Function Consisting of 2x passive 2-way boxes and 8-channel power mixers, Power mixers and speaker cables can be stored in the boxes for transportation, Successor of the Stagepas 400i, Including 2 speaker cables, each 6 m...

naar het product
€ 555
Voor u aanbevolen
Fender SQ Affinity PJ Bass Pack BK 18

E-Bas set Fender Squier Affinity PJ Bas: Populierenhouten body, Esdoorn hals, Indian laurel fretboard, 20 medium jumbo fretten, Breedte nut: 41,3 mm (1,625"), Scale: 864 mm (34"), Pickups: 1 standaard Jazz Bass Single Coil (brug)...

naar het product
€ 269
Feedback Fout gevonden of wilt u feedback geven op deze pagina?

We kijken er naar uit om van u te horen en proberen elk probleem zo snel mogelijk op te lossen.

Schrijf een kommentaar. Voer s.v.p. uw Email-adres in.