Keyboard Rig Help!


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HI. Let me preface this by saying that I am a guitar player, that happens to play keyboards on the occasional song. I consider myself adept with guitar gear. Keyboards, not so much.

My live rig presently consists of two Yamaha controllers (88 and 49 key; models escape me, but they are older), and a laptop pc on which I use Forte to host various plugins. I tend to beat the piss out of Kontact, but I have a few others. This all works reasonably well, but I find that the setup in Forte tends to get scrambled, and I have to regularly sort out the various assignments to get back to where I left it. It's gotten quite frustrating, and it's quite possible that I'm not as skilled as I need to be with setting up Forte, but I'm looking at alternatives.

I have keyboards with voices, but I prefer to leave them set up at home. Mainly cause they're heavy! So I'm looking at sound modules that I could rack mount in a case, and take out with me. I guess I'm leaning toward the Yamaha Motif series, as I assume they will interface most readily with all of the controls already existent on my controllers.

So, here's the actual question. Do I need a separate module for each controller? If so, do I need to run two midi cables, or can I just start at one of my controllers, and take advantage of the "in" and "through" ports to daisy chain the whole system together?

Many thanks.
Jim
 
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happyrat1

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You can daisy chain multiple modules to a single controller and assign individual channels to each module/voice...

Gary ;)
 

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