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#12576 - 11/01/05 01:46 PM Just wanted to comment about Piano sounds in our keyboards!
squeak_D Offline
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Registered: 10/08/00
Posts: 4643
Loc: West Virginia
I just wanted to comment on something here that's often brought up on the Zone regarding our keyboards. The main thing we always discuss is how the PIANO sounds are in the keyboards we own. There are the di-hard Yammie fans who swear by them, Ketron Fans, Roland, Fans, and even Korg Fans.

Here's the the thing. What really justifies one piano being better than the other in sound quality considering this is such a "subjective" opinion by all?

A few examples here. First off a Yamaha acoustic piano sounds differernt than a Baldwin. A Baldwin sounds different than a Steinway, and a Steinway doesn't sound like a Kurzweil. Being that these are ALL good name brand acoustic pianos, they ALL sound great. We just all have our preference.

It's the same with our keyboards. Be it a Casio WK 35/3700, Yamaha Tyros/PSR-3000, Korg PA (any model), Ketron SD-1, or Roland G-70. Thing is they ALL sound good and sound like a real piano. Even the low end Casio's now have REALLY good piano samples. Again we just all have different taste in piano sounds.

Squeak
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#12577 - 11/01/05 01:57 PM Re: Just wanted to comment about Piano sounds in our keyboards!
LindaFus Offline
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Registered: 10/28/00
Posts: 297
Loc: Ledyard, CT USA
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Originally posted by squeak_D:
I just wanted to comment on something here that's often brought up on the Zone regarding our keyboards. The main thing we always discuss is how the PIANO sounds are in the keyboards we own. There are the di-hard Yammie fans who swear by them, Ketron Fans, Roland, Fans, and even Korg Fans.

Here's the the thing. What really justifies one piano being better than the other in sound quality considering this is such a "subjective" opinion by all?

A few examples here. First off a Yamaha acoustic piano sounds differernt than a Baldwin. A Baldwin sounds different than a Steinway, and a Steinway doesn't sound like a Kurzweil. Being that these are ALL good name brand acoustic pianos, they ALL sound great. We just all have our preference.

It's the same with our keyboards. Be it a Casio WK 35/3700, Yamaha Tyros/PSR-3000, Korg PA (any model), Ketron SD-1, or Roland G-70. Thing is they ALL sound good and sound like a real piano. Even the low end Casio's now have REALLY good piano samples. Again we just all have different taste in piano sounds.

Squeak


Squeak,

I agree! I like to compare other tones vs piano tones. Like? Did you know there was a scatvoice on the WK3700? I wonder what it sounds like in comparison to a tryos2? I played with that tone for some time last night it is very neat!

-Linda
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#12578 - 11/01/05 02:03 PM Re: Just wanted to comment about Piano sounds in our keyboards!
TonyG Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 9
Loc: England
I agree almost completely with this. When I used to play a lot of acoustic pianos at a lot of different places the main factor obviously was how in tune they were, but then came the brands. Bosendorfer is my own personal top of the list. But yet these sound entirely different to Steinway or Bechstein. Yamaha acoustics I always personally found characterless (although I like Yamaha electronics). Then there were some nice surprises like Broadwood Green Frame (lovely), or Bentley (awful). My fingers have now become accustomed to the weights again - after years of just playing electronic organs and keyboards. Out of all the "keyboard" pianos I've played though I really rate the Casio WK Grand Piano on ZPI Sound Source.

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