"I own both the Wersi Abacus Duo Pro and the Lionstracs Mediastation X-76 and I can assure you that the sound quality of both instruments is far superior to the T1, T2, PA1X, and any other arranger I have heard to date. The Piano sound on my X-76 uses nearly 3 Gigabytes of RAM and it's stunning. My drum kit utilizes over 300 MB alone for its sounds. In fact most of the sounds I use on my Wersi and Mediastation use more RAM than all the sound ROM combined from the T1, T2, and the PA1X. If you think that these other arrangers sounds can be as good with a fraction of the sound ROM you'd be mistaken. Yes, Wersi and Lionstracs should work on providing better demo's so people can truly hear what these great instruments can do but for those who have heard them in person, it doesn't take much to realize the sound quality is superior."
This is just geting silly. The size of the rom used in samples is not as significant as what the sound engineer does with the sample rom.
"If you cant make a great piano sound with 32megabytes then you wont be able to with 32 gigabytes ....." read the article below and dont try and convince me that the size of the rom used makes the mediastation or wersi sound better than my PAX or the T2. My ears will tell me that ! http://www.williamcoakley.com/articles.php?article=bigger.php
read this article
With all this talk about how great the use of giga samples are in both the Wersi and the MS why oh why oh why is it that NO ONE as yet has managed to produce a demo that actually even sounds half as good as the PAX or T2 or SD1 or Gem...even models that are like nearly ten years old sound better as demonstrated by Fran on the G1000...all closed systems.
Listen i have nothing against MS or Wersi and i am open and willing to be convinced. I am excited about the future of keyboard technology but i dont buy just because someone tells me that this thing "sounds great" . It actually has to sound great !!!!
secondly i cannot see the benefit of an open system other than to obtain "potentially" better sounds if those sounds then have to be balanced and mixed and EQ'd to sound just decent.There is far more skill involved in putting an arrangement together than just throwing some good (on their own) sounds at it.
Lastly i owned the yamaha psr 8000 for almost 9 years before i changed to the PA1X which is several step changes above what i had. I held on to the yamaha because everything that it did, it did well,it inspired my creative ability and alowed me enough scope to develope the ideas that were in my head into sound. My creative ability HAS NO LIMITS. I dont need a open system to give me greater freedom when i am free already.All it does is give me greater choice but more choices does not mean better choices !
I wish you the best of luck with the MS and Wersi. But please show me what it can do, through sound,we have wasted enought bytes theorising, show me HOW GODD a zillion gigabytes of sound potential CAN ACTUALLY SOUND LIKE IN REALITY.