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The owner's manual for the very keyboard used to write Textures discs 1 & 2.

The Yamaha PSR-150 was a black Yamaha keyboard with fullsize keys. During the summer of 2003, his friend Fox took it out of his basement, and brought it to Dustin in a plastic tote with the original owner's manual. "It was the only fullsize keyboard I had for a while, if only Fox knew how much it helped... just an old keyboard but so stable and good for writing... Fox snuck it out and gave it to me it had a
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The lightning fast four switch knob of the Yamaha PSR-150, as covered in it's Owner's Manual.

big twist knob on it to select the mode, genius-fast. He snuck it out to me in a large clear tote that had a top that might not have stayed on too well if it was the right top... and said his Mom wouldn't like knowing he gave it to me.
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Along with a classy looking small black guitar, this very Yamaha keyboard was used to create the double disc album "Textures ". Much of the songs on the first two discs of "Textures" came from severely edited royalty-free loops and music theory tests, but the songs were performed before they were sequenced. "These days the songs are performed, sequenced, recorded, re-sequenced, re-performed, practiced, performed, re-recorded but back then I needed
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An actual Yamaha PSR-150. Photograph © Karel Boomappel (see note on bottom of page)

at least one instrument, just one, at the absolute very least because sequenced music just....... is missing something, even if it sounds good to other people, the listeners, I think the artist loses something connection-wise in making music that way because the magic is different. Playing and recording on an instrument, even if it's MIDI is kind of like fishing, whereas sequencing click-by-click with a mouse is more like going shopping for fish at the store. They both might taste similar at the table, but the father that goes out with his boy brings home all the excitement of catching it. Your ears are the empty bucket, and your instrument is your lure, and your fingers are the fishing rod. Writers block comes from not knowing where to fish. So what I'm saying is having a keyboard, not for it's sounds, but for it's feel underneath my fingers and it's battery-powered accessibility meant the world. Hopefully Brenda Fox has made her peace.
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Photograph of an actual Yamaha PSR-150 By Karel Boomappel (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 ], (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AYamaha_PSR-150.JPG) via Wikimedia Commons

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