As we've been in the Nevada store a lot lately we decided to take a whole bunch of shots of what the place looks like at the moment. We've uploaded them to our flickr account so you can take a look too! Here's the image gallery of what there is, and what we think about it.
As I say in the video, this is a bit embarrassing. Or is it cool? I can't really tell to be honest - it's almost so naff it's brilliant. I'm not quite sure what to do with those on board sounds - apart from the 'pretend to be a guitar' preset they're all pretty bog-standard. Not sure if I'd want to be standing up playing a saxophone part on the thing.
Saying that it's light, and if you had some other synths and midi'd them up and made your own patches, with all the onboard controllers on the AX Synth you could probably make some pretty crazy sounds - The Edge made a living just from mucking about with his pedals, why not do something similar with one of these?
This is the first thing I really got to play with at Nevada, simply because you can touch it and it makes sounds - instant gratification! The only thing it doesn't seem to have is any way of controlling it from 'outside' - no midi or anything like that - in a way it's like an up to date Stylophone - Rolf Harris for the 21st Century!
I guess if I'm going to use this thing I'm either going to have to play along and use it as if it was a 'real' instrument, or sample it into the laptop. Pretty good for coming up with mad ideas though.
Well here I am giving a quick overview of what's the Made In Nevada project is all about. As you can see from the video, there's a lot of guitars, synths, keyboards and whatnot to keep us amused, it's going to take quite a long time to play with it all! There's also a whole bunch of percussion and drums I'm going to take a look at, and it's going to be interesting testing out every amp!