Keyboards

Discussion in 'Digital Audio & Recording' started by Admyral, May 7, 2004.

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What's your favorite keyboard?

  1. Korg

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  2. Yamaha

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    18.2%
  3. Roland

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    9.1%
  4. Casio

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    18.2%
  5. Kurtzweil

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    9.1%
  6. Moog

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    0.0%
  7. Other (please specify)

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  1. Admyral

    Admyral New Member

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    I am considering adding a second keyboard to my on-stage perfomance set. I alreaady have a Korg N1 and love it. Does any one out there have any specific preferences or advice?
  2. Mystic_Puppy

    Mystic_Puppy New Member

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    well my grandma has a Yamaha and its okay I guess I really wouldent know............. sorry for wasting your time.
  3. EdSpess

    EdSpess New Member

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    It really depends what you want to do with it. I have to say that the current Korg keyboards are pretty impressive. I had a play with the MicroKorg analogue modelling synth the other day and it sounds fantastic.

    I always had something of an aversion to Roland and Yamaha in the old days but I've heard very good reports of things like the JV sound modules.

    I use the following, (though not for live performance,):

    1) Ensoniq ESQ1 - Vintage wavetable synth, lovely filters and modulation options.
    2) Casio CZ1000 - Budget Phase Distortion synth useful for metallic and clanky sounds. (Cost me £70 about seven years ago.)
    3) Akai SG01V - Vintage sound module.
    4) Novation Xstation - MIDI controller/audio interface/K-Station analogue modelling synth. AWESOME.
  4. Admyral

    Admyral New Member

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    I still have on old CZ1000 (It was my first "synth"). The display on it broke, but I can't bring myself to throw it away...

    Thanks for the reply.
  5. EdSpess

    EdSpess New Member

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    If it still makes noises then why ditch it!

    Mine is in near perfect condition. When I bought it it looked like it had hardly been used.

    A friend of mine bought the original CZ101 when they were first released, great original sounds at the time. The only downside to them is the limp MIDI implementation.

    (I've got a VZ10 module as well but it is really counter intuitive, still makes some HUGE sounds though.)

    On the whole I prefer synths where you can understand the signal path and easily change all of the sound shaping parameters. Give me my old Yamaha CS01 or Realistc(Tandy) Concertmate and I could happily tweak things for hours:)
  6. johnrowley

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    When I played live I used a Roland A50 mother keyboard with midi links to a Roladn JV880 for fantastic piano and strings and EMU Classic Keys for the Hammond B3 sound. Still use them in the studio.
  7. willi001

    willi001 New Member

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    Korg Trinity all the way, unless you go for the Triton Workstation,,woohoo....
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    Loved Ensoniq but had problems with servicing it in my area. So many choices. Would probably just get a Roland EP and use a great sound module. Heard the Triton was pretty fabulous, as well as the high end Yamaha boards. Have fun.
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    OsiVIper New Member

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    My Personal Favorites are Casio and Yamaha
  10. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    I really like the Korg Trition, wonderful selection of sounds to choose from. :)

    BTW it looks like you spelled "Kurzweil" wrong, there Admyral. ;)

    Don't sweat it though. :)
  11. furyx

    furyx New Member

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    CASIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. merianne

    merianne New Member

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    I really dig the Roland Fantom. Hey, what soft synths are you guys using for recording. I've been using Reason for about a year but was wondering if I am missing the boat on another app.
  13. Admyral

    Admyral New Member

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    As it turns out, I wound up staying true to korg and bought the Triton. The bass player for the band now gives me grief because my keyboards weigh more than his amp stack!

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