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Yamaha DJX (First Edition), Cubase and Yamaha SY-35 Sessions

Yamaha DJX E-35 Tape Sessions

Composed between October 1998 and December 1999 using a Yamaha DJX and Yamaha SY-35 running a version of Cubase VST 3.5 (MIDI only) on a 90 MHz personnal computer.

DJX Sessions


Yamaha SY-35 and DJX Sessions


Yamaha DJX (First Edition) using Cubase and a Yamaha SY-35 keyboard

With the limitations that the PR-100 had imposed on me a computer seemed like the ultimate tool to create a 1 hour non stop Dance/Rave orientated live set. The desire for this was that when playing live with the Quasar I was always forced to pause after each track; although in most live circumstances this is expectable within a Dance/Rave venue this can become annoying and at times destroy the effect desired from the music; hence the popularity of DJ's within these genres. Two sets were created with the first constructed as a way of using and understanding Cubase and DJX together, with the second set using this knowledge to create a live performance. Unfortunately after the transition from a 90 MHz PC to a 400 MHz computer the Hard Drive failed beyond recovery and this and other work in progress was lost forever. This was due to several factors firstly the size of the Cubase VST file exceeding a single floppy disc coupled with not understanding how to split files over several discs, leading to tracks being left on the hard drive with my own impression being that it was a permanent storage space. At this point I took the time to acquire the knowledge so as this scenario would never happen again, to the point that I now understand how to make and repair a PC from individual pieces, to using complex software and running multiple operating systems on one or several hard drives.

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