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Forum Topic: Cars for Vibes

I have a Musser M55 which fits beautifully into my Honda Element. Elements were made in the years before modern safety features became standard. I'd like something similar with modern safety features, not as big as a minivan. Fuel efficient would be a plus. Any suggestions?


Forum Topic: Suggestions for microphones/amp/pa for gigs?

Hi All,
Ive got a few gigs coming up and will need to have some kind of amplification. The guitarist has an all in one PA system a maui 5 (like the Bose system but cheaper). We had a practice session at the weekend with drums and bass and i used this PA with just one mic a sennheiser e845. Everything was working but i was getting hardly anything from the vibes through the system (The mic was above the vibes and fairly close). So what mics would be best to use and should i still use the Maui or go through a different amp?

Thanks !



Forum Topic: Deagan 510 vibes setup with pickups, pedals and a new look on life

Hey everybody, I just got back from a multi week tour with a new vibraphone setup and want to share and evangelize the results:)

Here's the situation, Over the years I have tried various ways to perform with vibes where I incorporate effects. This has usually been for electronica or funk/Hip hop groups. It has always been a hassle for a variety of reasons.


Forum Topic: Makeshift cases

Have any of you experimented with makeshift cases for any of your instruments? I have been trying to find a solution to moving my M75 to a new city. The Beiner Bags are expensive ($1000+) and take a little while to make/ship.

I had the idea to try using bicycle bags to move the larger pieces and ski cases for the rails. They are reasonably cheap and widely available on Amazon. Bars I always move with roller suitcases. Are there any other improvised bags that work well?


Forum Topic: Harmony Cloud

At PASIC 2015, Stephon Harris and Clif Swiggert had a great session re: music theory and sort of demonstrating their new software called Harmony Cloud. I am looking forward to it, and yes I know it's not ready yet for release, but does anyone have Clif's email that I can send for more info once it becomes available?

BTW Stephon's and Tony's sessions were awesome, as was the concert on Friday evening!



Forum Topic: Trouble with Mallet Kat as MIDI keyboard

Hi to all here,

Long time lurker, but one of my first posts here.

Here's the problem I could'nt solve with my Mallet Kat.

I use it as a MIDI keyboard in Cubase (with Kontakt, Sonic Couture sounds, etc.).

When I record my parts on a MIDI track, I can see in the MIDI editor that my notes are doubled (one covering the other but with a few ms shift) because the Mallet Kat has 2 built-in MIDI controllers.

So, I have to erase manually each one I don't need which is really boring.

Is there any way to "mute" one of the 2 controllers of the Mallet Kat to avoid this ?


Forum Topic: electric vibe: Signal Path

This is the effects rack used for "Chapbook Series, Volume II" by NVE
"New Vibe Ensemble;"

Signal path:
Musser M-48 vibraphone w/K&K pickups & pre-amp going to: 1) wah wah pedal, 2) fuzz tone, 3) envelope filter, 4) vibrato, 5) Moog ring modulator, 6) rotary sound processor plugged into a Kustom rolled & pleated p a head, the details explained in the article,
"Moving Air," a look at being heard on mallet instruments.

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