Hi guys, newbie here.
To let you know that I am learning a lot from your posts.
I am using two setups, turned everything to C3 during last 30 days.
Before C3 I was into Reaper as VST host and track change in DAW mode with Arturia KeyLabII.
C3 is miles better, no way.
Montage7 is my preferred keybed ever, I am not a pianist, this axe is for me perfect because it is not too hard but it gives to me the right dynamic behaviour.
Audio board inside Montage is wonderful, when with KeyLabII I use my old NativeInstruments KompleteAudio6.
But I feel some more “hi-fi” feeling with Montage, plus a good “power” feeling when I push the pedal.
The only thing I would add to Montage is a separated potentiometer driving headphones output.
I use small Behringer monitors connected to that in small clubs, a volume knob for that would be great for monitoring issues.
Just bought IK Hammond B3X, I love it.
The three different ways of adding growl (leslie gain, guitar amp gain and stomp) plus the final compressor, equalizer and reverb, allows an incredible range of nuances.
From Bank’s Genesis to Lord’s DeepPurple (I play in some cover bands…) I am really fast to find the sound I want.
I love the way of selecting patches available for Program Change too, fast and reliable.
Until today I mapped for my bindings only pushbuttons on the left of my Montage (Assign switch 1 and 2, CC number 38 and 39 if I remember well).
I use these as “Song and part advance” and back, this is for me 100% OK now, but with one drawback.
Native Montage sounds using those switches cannot be used the original way. Not too many, to say the truth…
So a good way to map Scene buttons would be appreciated (I was not able in my first tests to map same C3 binding with those…)
I am still using NativeInstruments vintage organs for some patch, there is some “high treble” effect that gives a good way to stand out when you play with a rock band.
But saturation and leslie are hugely better on IK version.
I was not sure of VB3 performance, sometimes very good, sometimes less.
I find it perfect when I play alone at home, but not too “powerful” with a band, but I can be wrong, I didn’t buy it and had limited tests with my usual setup
Thanks again, guys…!