Thanks Uncle Dave,
Well I picked up a brand new Nanopiano for 106 bucks. Before I read your reply by the way. It will be mailed to me soon. I hope it satisfies.
I was looking for an inexpensive 64 voice piano/organ. I thought of Kurzweil's Micro Piano but I think it's only 32 polyphony. And right now a really good rack I just can't afford yet. I mean a good one from $750-1,000. I do have a Roland JV-1010 and a Roland XP-50. I'm really happy with the sounds I get from them and will be using the JV-1010 as my main mult-timbral synth for playing back sequences from a laptop (mainly drums and bass). Having the XP-50 allows me to play back sequences without lugging the laptop around. I also have a Fatar SL880 (88 weights key controller). I was using this to trigger the JV-1010's piano, e.p. and/or organs while the sequencer was playing. So I'm thinking my main configuration in home studio will be;
1) Laptop to JV-1010 and/or XP-50.
2) XP-50 to play live/ realtime
3) Sl880 playing Nanopiano live/ realtime.
For live gigs, with a band where bass and drums are covered, I should have really good flexibilty, But I'm thinking of just bringing the SL880, JV1010 and XP-50. Leaving the Nanopiano at home. Then again, the dern thing is so small. It all depends on what's expected of me. But I think I can cover all my bases.
I think once I've master controller of all this and if my sequences or compositions ever become complex enough, I'll then seriously consider a full sized, expandable, sampler rack with 128 polyphony, or more!
Thanks again Uncle Dave.