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Nitrozac

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Icon 5 posted January 25, 2006 18:12      Profile for Nitrozac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I've been shopping around for a digital piano/synth, and the options out there are enormous! I'm currently favoring the Yamaha p90 or p140. The Mo8, which is synth and piano looks awesome, but a little expensive.

88 keys is a must.

Any music geeks out there with any of those models that would like to post a recommendation?

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Hi Nitro,

I can't recommend any in particular, but from what my friends have said, you can't go wrong with Yamaha, especially their weighted key models. Musician's Friend has reviews you can check out before you make your purchase.

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Nitrozax___________________I have to agree with Rhonwyyn, there is no harder music to reproduce than piano electronicly, followed by pipe organ, and of course piano pipe organ dueos. Because Yamaha makes both electronic and grand pianos they have an interest in getting it right, I know they don,t do that in the same factory, but the company logo is still on the product. As to a given model, try many and go with what you feel comfortablle with.

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Icon 1 posted January 26, 2006 04:28      Profile for Metasquares   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I would also recommend Yamaha for electronic pianos.
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Icon 1 posted January 26, 2006 18:21      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Nitro, we've been discussing this on my other board, FiddleForum. You'll have to register (I think) to read any of the threads, but here's one that may answer some of your questions.

Oh, right. And if you go with Yamaha, you can cut your price by buying a school or demo model. They have a program where a teacher gets to use a new Yamaha for a year or certain period of months, then they're sold to the general public (after first offering the teacher the option to buy). Granted, the instrument isn't brand new, but this way you can get a top-of-the-line model for about the price of a mid-line. [Smile]

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Mine's a Technics. It's good, but sometimes, the noise of the keys moving annoys me.

My suggestion would be: when trying it, don't only play regularly. Play pianissimo to fortissimo, just to be sure the sound is good on all levels. That's what mine does good: they sampled the sound on many levels of strenght for each keys, rather than sampling once then adjusting the volume, so when you play fortissimo, you can actually hear the other "strings" resonnate.

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Mine is a cheap Casio that doesn't have 88 keys. I just use it for a MIDI input device because my Zeta Synthony II is too sensitive for composition -- plus I got the keyboard first.

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I own the p140. Love it. Where are you thinking of getting it from. Long and Mcquade often has great deals on them.

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Originally posted by Nitrozac:
I've been shopping around for a digital piano/synth, and the options out there are enormous! I'm currently favoring the Yamaha p90 or p140. The Mo8, which is synth and piano looks awesome, but a little expensive.

88 keys is a must.

Any music geeks out there with any of those models that would like to post a recommendation?



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