Sharing of User Programmes/Sets for FR8x
#1
After 3 years of saving my pennies I’ve finally saved enough to purchase my own FR8xb. Now waiting 6 weeks for delivery, Roland has none in NZ or Australia.
I am wanting to know if it considered “ok” for accordionists to share their UPG’s with each other.
I know that I can’t get the Dale Mathis UPG’s because I couldn’t buy through him, as much as I would have liked to, but as he advised I would have no warranty outside of the US.
I also know I could purchase Richard Noel’s, but wondering if there are other options available.
It will be very difficult for me to do on my own as I’m legally blind, ie not totally blind
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#2
(13-08-2019, 06:56 PM)Brian Gubb Wrote: I also know I could purchase Richard Noel’s, but wondering if there are other options available.

IMHO, there is no better option than Richard's sets, both quality- and fullness-wise .They are also designed very logical way, so easy to use without much looking at the screen.
Regards,
Kep
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#3
I think your own sets is a better way. We are individuals and should consider setting up our own logical setup. Roland gives a good starting point. Important is pleasing the audience with a few set choices that you can remember. My starting point was setting up my own master accordion sound, then build up from there with orchestrations that fit your style of your playing...
To sum up, give yourself some time to checkout the different sets, then go from there...happy playing...
Larry Roberts Entertainment
https://www.larryrobertsent.com
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#4
I really want to if sharing UPG and UPB is consider ok. There are times when I listen to a song and think I’d love a copy of that UPG but haven’t asked because I’m unsure if it considered Kosher amongst accordionist.
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#5

(15-08-2019, 08:32 PM)Brian Gubb Wrote: I really want to if sharing UPG and UPB is consider ok. There are times when I listen to a song and think I’d love a copy of that UPG but haven’t asked because I’m unsure if it considered  Kosher amongst accordionist.

I have no problem with sharing. But I have nothing fancy, just a few small edits...
Larry Roberts Entertainment
https://www.larryrobertsent.com
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#6
My small issue is that when I got my 8X, I had less than a month to learn about the entire accordion enough that I was able to play in public for the first time in 38 years (nearly 4 decades not playing, now toss in the most advanced digital accordion on the planet... and go practice and learn enough to play for 3+ hours in front of a group of accordionists... I *needed* to take the fast track, and that was by using pre-made programs! Smile ) .

To do that, I bought the Richard Noel sets and though I have made small changes here and there, I do not think that it would be ethically right if I handed this out... BUT... since I am slowly back in to making the Roland FR-8X Mild to Wild series, at some point I will be discussing custom programming (2 videos away, perhaps?), and I really think it would be a cool way to help people by including links to premade files so that they could play along and see the results that we are learning about and be able to modify those files themselves, in effect, having their cake and eating it too.

Now if every single switch/option/sound programming possibility on the 8X was shown, that could EASILY become a 200 hour series of videos, and that's not something that I am interested in doing, so I need to be very careful and give just enough so that people can learn the knowledge of how to program and from there, be comfortable doing the rest themselves.  Also, I am doing this for free and for my own pleasure to share and that gives me the freedom to say "yes" or "no" to any suggestion.

For example, I had a comment from several sources that said "like your video, but the 8X is strenuous to play, can you assist?".  I could have said, nope, that's too easy, go read the manual! Well I did not say that but literally made a 30 second shaky video on my cell phone and placed it on my blog site as a quick and dirty post, and this will be added to in a later video with a more professional presentation.

I want to share, but I definitely do not want to step on anyone's toes, especially someone super nice like Richard Noel, who's work was done with a ton of trial and error, and who put in the time and effort.
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#7
When I get my FR8xb I will play with it, probably no better way to learn UPG, then once I’ve got something worth sharing I’ll share it for critiquing with anybody who would like to.
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#8
It seems in these questions we relate back to commercial set creators, which is not a bad thing. It would be nice to share an original set or UPG of something different and unique outside typical accordion. What I put together a surfing sound with the use of guitar orchestration and effects pedal as in this recording I made. Some may say, an accordion player should never sound like this? Note: I am using Beat Buddy Buddy as drum machine.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6bp00670axhxui...y.wav?dl=0
Larry Roberts Entertainment
https://www.larryrobertsent.com
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#9
(Yesterday, 03:36 PM)Keymn Wrote: It seems in these questions we relate back to commercial set creators, which is not a bad thing. It would be nice to share an original set or UPG of something different and unique outside typical accordion. What I put together a surfing sound with the use of guitar orchestration and effects pedal as in this recording I made. Some may say, an accordion player should never sound like this? Note: I am using Beat Buddy Buddy as drum machine.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6bp00670axhxui...y.wav?dl=0

I like your sound. And yes I am only interested in sharing original UPGs, I think it would be fun to explore unique sounds.
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