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FDP Forum / Rock-it 88's - Keyboard Forum / Quality vs quantity of sounds

Rick Knight
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Jun 21st, 2017 10:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I’ve been thinking about keys for a while, but have only looked at lower priced models. I picked up an inexpensive used board last weekend to see how interested and capable I might be. It’s ok for current purposes, although I would rather have fewer and better sounds than the several hundred lesser ones it has. I know there are better sounding boards as the price increases, but do some of them skip the clutter?

(This message was last edited by Rick Knight at 09:27 AM, Jun 22nd, 2017)

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Jun 22nd, 2017 09:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Rick, Not to say that I know much about this, but I had a similar question a while back.

My thread *House Keyboard* is just down the list here.

The one I settled on is in the link on my final post.

I have had a few professional musicians in the room and all f them seemed to think this key board was a very nice choice.

Cost on this piece was about $800.00.

A down side for some might be the fact that it is not really portable.

Anyway, if you haven't already, you might read it and glean some useful info from the thread.

Rick Knight
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Jun 22nd, 2017 12:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thank you. It was an interesting thread. Both the Yamaha and Roland demos sound very good and they seem like good values. Now I just need to learn to play well enough to justify the purchase.

rockstar_not

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Jul 12th, 2017 06:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

One really important question to ask yourself is if your are a joystick person or wheel person or neither.

Rick Knight
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Jul 12th, 2017 06:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't understand what you mean, rockstar_not. Please explain.

JazzMastaJim

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Jul 13th, 2017 11:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I get it: do you prefer to control pitch bend & modulation with a joystick, or with wheels? I greatly prefer a joystick. I find wheels a bit cumbersome, although I do have a couple keyboards with them.

rockstar_not

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Jul 13th, 2017 05:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I go the other way, mod wheel and pitch bend wheel because you can use a mod wheel like a slider. Joystick always returns to center. For many B3 emulations, Leslie slow, fast and stop can be very easily implemented on a wheel but impossible on a stick. Korg and Roland axes will never be on my shopping list until they offer mod and pitch bend wheels.

(This message was last edited by rockstar_not at 11:47 PM, Jul 17th, 2017)

rockstar_not

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Jul 15th, 2017 10:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There's a new Roland with best of both worlds, joystick and set of pitch bend and mod wheels. I think the model name is RD2000

Rick Knight
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Jul 16th, 2017 06:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thank you both for the explanations. Having never used either, I not only have no opinion, but didn't even know it was a question.

The RD2000 looks cool, but it's far beyond my current lack of ability.

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