Originally posted by tonkan:
I have a couple of question about the MZ2000. If you can answer any of them I would be thankful.
Is it possible to assign different organ flutes to left and right 1 and right 2?
Is it possible to save organ flute sound in memory for instant recall?
If yes on first question. Do you know if it would be possible to connect a midi pedal board and play one flute settings with that i.e. right2, playing left and right1 on keyboard and that way getting a kind of cheap organ setup.
I was checking the PSR740 out at it seems as if it can do neither of this. (The salesman would check that with Yamaha)
What do you think of the sound of the 2000, especially the organ flutes, other organ sound and piano sound?
I have found a place that keep the MZ 2000 so I will go and check it out myself soon, hopefully this weekend, but it would be really nice if you can give me some comment.
You know, I am not a good person to get a professional opinion on this board even though I do own one. The reason I say this, is because I have not tried enough OTHER brand keyboards to compare them to the MZ2000. To me the board sounds great and has more options than I probably will use and is easy to learn. However, to some who have used other brands of arranger keyboards, this board may not compare. I can compare the sound to my older Roland modules and I like the sounds on the MZ2000 much better.
You can assign 2 tones to the upper part of the keyboard and 2 tones to the lower part of the keyboard. I can not say it will control two seperate sounds with midi. I believe you could do that but I am not sure. Please check this out at your dealer though, and see for yourself, as I have not gotton that far in my experience with the board. I have only had it for a few days now.
There are tone memory banks for instant recall and registration setups for instant recall.
Now organ sounds I can tell you are really something to hear. There is a drawbar organ feature that I have yet to learn and it is quite impressive! It is controlled by sliders and since you are trying to simulate an organ this may be something you want to learn more about. Piano sounds are very good on the MZ2000 also. I use those sounds the most.
I hope you have the chance to play one this weekend. That would be the only way you will know if its right for you.
The manual is very large and full of information but as with most keyboard manuals, it is difficult to understand in some areas. I don't think I have been much help here but hope this helps a little.