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a question to jens

Post by stratofede » Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:10 pm

why in the live concerts you don't play with two keyboards to make the "chorus"???

I think that this will full the songs, don't?

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Re: a question to jens

Post by Arkash » Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:04 pm

Oh and in the same kind of question, I enjoy Stratofede's one to ask an other I've already ask to Coen Janssen (Epica), but he didnt anwer, but did you ever consider the possibility of using a keytar alongside your traditional keyboard to be able to move a little bit on stage and get closer to the public?
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Re: a question to jens

Post by Ragehead91 » Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:35 pm

Why should he play with 2 keyboards? There is no reason. Listen to the Live Album, watch the clips from the DVD and on Youtube. It sounds good just with one keyboard. There is no point in adding a 2nd keyboard. I never heard someone complain about 1 keyboard anyway.

And Keytars are gay. Seriously, the singer of Alestorm is using one and it just looks fucking stupid.

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Re: a question to jens

Post by Intiaani » Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:30 pm

Because Jens has no need to cover his flaws with secondary keys, he is just that good. :) Of course there are flaws, many, as he plays live, but, that's kinda part of the show. :D He ain't playing easy music after all.

I have to mention, though, that I just saw Deep Purple live. MAN can Don Airey play or what?! :O

Back to the topic. I couldn't imagine any background keys, nor especially a keytar if that what it's called. It just wouldn't be the same if Jens had equipment other than a scruffy-looking keyboard. :P By the way, every time when Kotipelto introduces Jens before the beginning of the song Black Diamond, should there be an impromptu solo or something? I have never seen that part quite working. Well, maybe in Lappeenranta next weekend, then?

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Re: a question to jens

Post by Florian » Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:03 pm

Arkash wrote:Oh and in the same kind of question, I enjoy Stratofede's one to ask an other I've already ask to Coen Janssen (Epica), but he didnt anwer, but did you ever consider the possibility of using a keytar alongside your traditional keyboard to be able to move a little bit on stage and get closer to the public?
Jens doesn't need a keytar to move: look at Far Beyond The Sun from Yngwie Malmsteen's video Trial By Fire - Live In Leningrad :D

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Re: a question to jens

Post by Plisken » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:01 pm

there really is no need for more then 1 keyboard if you know how to program your synth right, which jens by now would probably be considered an authority of for his gear(been using the same gear for how long now :O?) With one keyboard you can create multiply layers of sounds(16 to be exact!) or split the keyboard into different zones each having there own sound/sounds assigned to them.

The reason why he cant play a lot of parts is because stratovairus do a lot of overdubs on there records, mostly the guitar but keyboards too. Like the intro of Learning to Fly has Strings playing, Jens's Lead and a pipe organ playing all at the same time. Jens is a pretty awesome keyboardist but playing all three of those is not possible without some sort of compromise.

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Re: a question to jens

Post by stratofede » Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:26 pm

yes, when i saw alive was magnificient!!.. but when i see in videos the sounds is poor....

nono.. keytar is gay!!!.. haha... Jens please, keytar no!!!!!

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Re: a question to jens

Post by Intiaani » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:23 pm

Just that the making of the upcoming(?) DVD wouldn't be too easy (which is must be as they have to track down the videos, audios, work on them, make them synch etc. :D), Jens just has go to the studio and record some harmony support to his keys parts. ^^

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Re: a question to jens

Post by Star_Ocean » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:02 pm

Keytars are, perhaps, the worst creation in the history of mankind. Anyone who uses one regularly should burn.

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Re: a question to jens

Post by icecab21 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:32 pm

Keytars are, perhaps, the worst creation in the history of mankind. Anyone who uses one regularly should burn.
Why do you hate keytars so much?

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Re: a question to jens

Post by Intiaani » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:35 pm

icecab21 wrote:
Keytars are, perhaps, the worst creation in the history of mankind. Anyone who uses one regularly should burn.
Why do you hate keytars so much?
At least they look bad... unmanly. IMO. :)

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Re: a question to jens

Post by Ragehead91 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:35 pm

Star_Ocean wrote:Keytars are, perhaps, the worst creation in the history of mankind. Anyone who uses one regularly should burn.
This
I really wish the Alestorm guy would use a normal keyboard.

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Re: a question to jens

Post by icecab21 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:03 am

For me a keytar allows for a better stage performance. Lots of bands use a combination of regular keyboards and keytars. It does not affect the sound either way

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Re: a question to jens

Post by AGAG » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:49 am

Take a look at Sonata Arctica for instance... do THEY look gay?
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Re: a question to jens

Post by Ragehead91 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:52 am

Yes, their keyboarder looks very gay using his keytar.

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Re: a question to jens

Post by Star_Ocean » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:00 am

AGAG wrote:Take a look at Sonata Arctica for instance... do THEY look gay?
I have never liked Sonata Arctica, so I don't have a problem with saying that the keytarist looks stupid. :lol:

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Re: a question to jens

Post by icecab21 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:04 am

why do you guys think it looks stupid? what makes it any different from a guitar or bass player?

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Re: a question to jens

Post by Intiaani » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:25 am

icecab21 wrote:why do you guys think it looks stupid? what makes it any different from a guitar or bass player?
It is... abnormal! >: ( :D I can't explain really. Maybe keyboards just have to resemble piano in some way? At least in my mind. For real I of course have nothing against them if some band plays good music even using it...

Does Jens look good playing, btw?

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Re: a question to jens

Post by Irinia » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:32 am

Intiaani wrote:Does Jens look good playing, btw?
Jens always look good ;)
I just seem to find him quite charming :D Hehe
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Re: a question to jens

Post by shg » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:45 am

Irinia wrote:Jens always look good ;)
I just seem to find him quite charming :D Hehe
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I agree with that. :)

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Re: a question to jens

Post by AAAAAAAAA » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:05 pm

Star_Ocean wrote:Keytars are, perhaps, the worst creation in the history of mankind. Anyone who uses one regularly should burn.
:roll: :roll: Yet another of all your brilliant pronunciations. Can we digest more of that, is the question. Your superiority is overwhelming. One can see you once lived in RR-forum -the home for modest geniuses. 8)

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Re: a question to jens

Post by Star_Ocean » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:50 pm

AAAAAAAAA wrote:
Star_Ocean wrote:Keytars are, perhaps, the worst creation in the history of mankind. Anyone who uses one regularly should burn.
:roll: :roll: Yet another of all your brilliant pronunciations. Can we digest more of that,is the question. Your superiority is overwhelming. One can see you once lived in RR-forum -the home for modest geniuses. 8)
Thank you, for your post just negated mine and made you sound like the pretentious douche hat rather than me and my purposefully exaggerated post. Congratulations.

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Re: a question to jens

Post by Arkash » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:46 pm

Oh, and about Jens, I've just read the rules, and all I can say is that I freaking love him!

When on other forums, you got something like 10 pages of rules, Jens finished that in three lines, just like if he was really bored and that was an nescesary evil.



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Re: a question to jens

Post by Plisken » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:37 am

Intiaani wrote:
icecab21 wrote:
Keytars are, perhaps, the worst creation in the history of mankind. Anyone who uses one regularly should burn.
Why do you hate keytars so much?
At least they look bad... unmanly. IMO. :)
There is only one "keytar" i would ever use and its this!

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still think keytars look gay or unmanly :@?



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This thing is awesome! For those curious it is called a Solo Axe not a keytar(the maker of it HATES the word keytar with a passion.) Its called a Zen Riffer and oh boy is it expensive.

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Post by DawnIsHere » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:45 am

Plisken wrote: still think keytars look gay or unmanly :@?
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Re: a question to jens

Post by Plisken » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:52 am

LOL WTF HAPPEND TO HIM! i didnt know that guy was umm like that :o Then again im not really interested in dragonforce. Yes that keytar(in his hands!) looks extremely unmanly!

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Re: a question to jens

Post by AGAG » Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:21 am

Star_Ocean wrote:
AGAG wrote:Take a look at Sonata Arctica for instance... do THEY look gay?
I have never liked Sonata Arctica, so I don't have a problem with saying that the keytarist looks stupid. :lol:
Well maybe he does... but anyways... it takes Guts to have no problems going out to stage looking stupid and having limited habilities as a musician if he has whatsoever... ... :D
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Re: a question to jens

Post by NeonVomit » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:45 am

AGAG wrote:
Star_Ocean wrote:
AGAG wrote:Take a look at Sonata Arctica for instance... do THEY look gay?
I have never liked Sonata Arctica, so I don't have a problem with saying that the keytarist looks stupid. :lol:
Well maybe he does... but anyways... it takes Guts to have no problems going out to stage looking stupid and having limited habilities as a musician if he has whatsoever... ... :D
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Re: a question to jens

Post by Arkash » Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:35 am

Well, I dont consider this as fucking "gay", personally!

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Re: a question to jens

Post by Ragehead91 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:36 am

Those guys aren't gay. But their Keytars are.

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