If keyboards can now be amplified why have actual marimbas and xylos at all?
Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:44 PM (#1)
Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:49 PM (#2)
Drum Corps World--staff writer, 1984-present
"The Amazing World of Drum Corps" column
Drum Corps News--staff writer, 1977-1984
Drum Corps Information Archives--founder, 1977
North American Drum Corps Enthusiasts--founder, 1971
Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:22 PM (#5)
Many front ensembles out there already utilize malletkats/xylosynths already. Electronic "keyboards".
Phantom Regiment Front Ensemble 2002
Magic of Orlando Front Ensemble 2003
Madison Scouts Front Ensemble 2004
Tampa Bay Thunder All-Age Drum & Bugle Corps Assistant Director 2011, 2012
Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:32 PM (#6)
Proud dad of a future guard member!
Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:36 PM (#7)
Right! We can get rid of the battery and the brass, too. All the MM can prance willy-nilly around the field with hula hoops and chairs and hobby horses and white rabbits and stilts and chutes and ladders and pink benches while little Jeffrey narrates a story about a dance derby that gives Tink 15 minutes of fame on Christmas day until the celebration screeches to a halt because of the murder of a Phantom Regiment member, but the day is saved by James Bond's guardian angel who keeps Spartacus from being cubed by a machine run by a demon who meets his demise by constantly risking absurdity in front of a mirror...
Whew! Now THAT would be one **** of a show!
This post has been edited by wallace: 19 July 2012 - 10:38 PM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:43 PM (#8)
Have you ever played on the current electronic keyboards that most DCI pits already use? THEY SUCK. Major problems in the heat and the touch and quality is VERY VERY difficult to replicate from the acoustic. Yes, tech has come far, but no one in the marching world would ever say that an electronic keyboard is comparable to acoustic vibes and marimbas.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:15 AM (#10)
An act that should be banned by the Geneva Convention.