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#217666 - 08/02/07 06:52 AM Bought the Yamaha NP-30!!!!
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Well the Yamaha NP-30 will be here in my home on Monday The wife ordered it while I was at work last night.., she's a good woman. Can't wait to get it!!! Oh how nice it will be to have 76 keys again, but this time it will be even better as they'll be graded and semi-weighted. Sweeeeeet! Can't wait to midi it up to my synth.

If anyone's interested in a review on it, let me know-this isn't an arranger so I'm not sure if it will spark much intereset here.

Squeak
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#217667 - 08/02/07 06:59 AM Re: Bought the Yamaha NP-30!!!!
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Awaiting your review & demos soon Squeak...
http://tinyurl.com/36o7r3

Good Luck with it

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#217668 - 08/02/07 07:08 AM Re: Bought the Yamaha NP-30!!!!
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I'll do some recordings of the piano sounds and post those. Man this little 12 pound digital is going to be killer for recording my classical work. Those keys are gonna be like butter baby!
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#217669 - 08/02/07 09:01 AM Re: Bought the Yamaha NP-30!!!!
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Squeak good luck the the NP-30. I'll be looking forward to your review on it.

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#217670 - 08/02/07 09:33 AM Re: Bought the Yamaha NP-30!!!!
jwyvern Offline
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Originally posted by Stephenm52:
Squeak good luck the the NP-30. I'll be looking forward to your review on it.


Me too squeak, thanks.
It might save me turning in my Ty2 & buying a Motif XS

John

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#217671 - 08/02/07 09:36 AM Re: Bought the Yamaha NP-30!!!!
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I never get the hang of which icon is for post/which for edit etc.!!!

J

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#217672 - 08/02/07 09:59 AM Re: Bought the Yamaha NP-30!!!!
squeak_D Offline
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It's a VERY affordable solution for me. I can't say how often I'll use the preset sounds considering it will be driving my Roland synth, and eventually the Roland SonicCell.

The NP-30 lacks pitch and mod control, but that's no issue either, considering when I use pitch and mod control I prefer synth action keys for the speed.

Anywho, I'll do some solo voice recordings of the unit and post those. Maybe I'll do some other audio demos to see how the NP-30's pianos blend with my Roland.

Squeak
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#217673 - 08/02/07 12:07 PM Re: Bought the Yamaha NP-30!!!!
Fran Carango Offline
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Squeak , did you play this before you bought ?


It is a light touch...nothing like a piano...very similar to the 76 key arranger boards from Yamaha...smaller width keys..
You can play your synth parts on this board..the action is light enough..

Also 32 voice polyphony...I hope you won't be disappointed..
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#217674 - 08/02/07 02:02 PM Re: Bought the Yamaha NP-30!!!!
squeak_D Offline
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Loc: West Virginia
I know the action isn't "piano action". I'd say this model is more a really great "graded" action between synth action and semi-weighted. That's just what I need. The 32 note poly isn't going to bother me at all. That's more than enough for using the internal piano voices, but it will be midi'd up to my Roland. I wont be driving the internal tone generator of the NP-30 from anything else. It will be midi'd out to the midi in of my RS-70.

Also the NP-30 isn't an arranger, so 32 notes of poly should be more than enough for the internal sounds. So no worries there with internal poly limits.

Plus Fran this models action will be above the typical models from Yamaha as the keys are graded. I think this action is a new one particular to this model. I spoke with someone who owns a DGX and this model. The guy said you can tell the difference

Squeak



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#217675 - 08/02/07 07:03 PM Re: Bought the Yamaha NP-30!!!!
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Congratulations Squeak! Glad you decided on the Yamaha. Tell the wife thanks too
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