I'm an older musician that is now getting into keyboard jazz.
I'm overwhelmed by the options that are available with sequencers, rhythm machines (with bass!), etc.
I am very computer literate (my life for 15 years) and would like some recommendations on how to get up to speed on what can help me:
1. play my jazz standards on my keyboard
2. have some basic jazz drum backing
3. maybe (just maybe) drop in a base line as well as the drums
4. record myself and listen/evaluate my learning curve.
Right now I'm using a Yamaha Clavinova with about six voices available, it has a built in two-track recorder, with MIDI in and out.
I also just bought (on ebay) a Yamaha RX15 for some basic drums, and have the two connected via MIDI so that the beat of the RX15 takes its cue from the metronome of the Clavinova.
I can hook these up to a PC (not mac ) with a MIDI connection.
I'm prepared to sell the Rhythm machine and get a BOSS 675 or 775.
But I would like to do some things on the computer if possible.
Thank you for any help, advice, or recommendations on where to surf the web to get more info!