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#196736 - 10/26/06 02:29 AM Best 76 Key
jonesyboy Offline
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Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 104
Hi all,
I am going to part ex my T2 and get a 76 note board to go with my E80 which after esarly reservations has really grown on me!
As I have the E80 I don't want the G70 as many of the sounds are the same - so what is the next best option for me - SD1+, PA1Xpro, etc ..
Thanks in advance for any advice,
Mark

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#196737 - 10/26/06 03:52 AM Re: Best 76 Key
to the genesys Offline
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Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 1155
Given you already have the E80, the Korg PA1Xpro, would be a good 76 key board to look at.

I think it would give you an even better sound choice than the Ketron.

IMO, the Ketron sometimes has an over all sound like the Roland.

Also, don't overlook the mediastation 76.
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#196738 - 10/26/06 03:55 AM Re: Best 76 Key
zuki Offline
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Registered: 09/20/02
Posts: 4211
Mark -

Nice to hear you're happy with the E-80. We haven't seen this series in the US yet.

I too like the 76 keys on my VA76.

Don't know what to say regarding a 2nd board, for I've never owned the ones your considering, but someone will offer their opinion.

Regards,
zuki
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#196739 - 10/26/06 04:26 AM Re: Best 76 Key
jonesyboy Offline
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Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 104
Just been looking at the mediastation 76, looks and sounds fantastic but not available in the UK?
Thanks
Mark
Quote:
Originally posted by to the genesys:
Given you already have the E80, the Korg PA1Xpro, would be a good 76 key board to look at.

I think it would give you an even better sound choice than the Ketron.

IMO, the Ketron sometimes has an over all sound like the Roland.

Also, don't overlook the mediastation 76.

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#196740 - 10/26/06 04:50 AM Re: Best 76 Key
abacus Offline
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Registered: 07/21/05
Posts: 4879
Loc: English Riviera, UK
Dont forget to add the Wersi Ikarus to your list.
Also consider a controller keyboard and an expander module, Ketrons SD 2 being very reasonably priced, (And contains some cracking sounds) or if you dont mind lots of cables, a controller keyboard and a laptop with whatever music software/hardware you require.
For Wersi and what can be added see my post in http://www.synthzone.com/ubbs/Forum37/HTML/014337.html
The UK contact is Harmony Music of Boston http://www.harmony-music.co.uk/organs.htm
Make sure you take your time and study the pros and cons of all the various choices before you commit.
Enjoy whatever you play

Bill
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#196741 - 10/26/06 05:42 AM Re: Best 76 Key
Dnj Offline
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Registered: 09/21/00
Posts: 40410
wow another T2 abandonment?

I suggest not to rush into a purchase at this time of year when just around the corner is the Namm show in January......dont want to kick yourself for not waiting......

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#196742 - 10/26/06 05:47 AM Re: Best 76 Key
jonesyboy Offline
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Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 104
Don't get me wrong -I love the T2 but having worked the Roland e80 live I just prefer what it offers - each to their own - and initially I had great reservations about the roland and in particular the brass sounds - I bought the brass expansion board and now it feels completely complete, so rather than have 2 kb's doing basically the same I am going to trade one in for a 76 key - but which one?
Thanks for everybodys replies so far,
Mark
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Originally posted by Dnj:
wow another T2 abandonment?

I suggest not to rush into a purchase at this time of year when just around the corner is the Namm show in January......dont want to kick yourself for not waiting......




[This message has been edited by jonesyboy (edited 10-26-2006).]

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#196743 - 10/26/06 06:04 AM Re: Best 76 Key
George V Offline
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Registered: 01/09/05
Posts: 331
Loc: Sofia
Quote:
Originally posted by Dnj:
wow another T2 abandonment?

I suggest not to rush into a purchase at this time of year when just around the corner is the Namm show in January......dont want to kick yourself for not waiting......

So, Donny, you're expecting a new high class 76 note from Yamaha?

Best regards,
George

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#196744 - 10/26/06 06:44 AM Re: Best 76 Key
GlennT Offline
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Registered: 12/01/02
Posts: 1774
Loc: Medina, OH, USA
Quote:
Originally posted by Dnj:
I suggest not to rush into a purchase at this time of year when just around the corner is the Namm show in January


Yea, but there's ALWAYS another Namm show around the corner... and there's ALWAYS another better AK around the corner. What's out there now is pretty darn good.

Glenn

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#196745 - 10/26/06 06:46 AM Re: Best 76 Key
Dnj Offline
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Registered: 09/21/00
Posts: 40410
technology is a bitch eh?

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