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#293788 - 09/20/10 01:58 PM Re: Why the G70 is the "best" to me..recap
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What a cool way to have your Viagra delivered...

Looks like there's going to be a clinic.


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#293789 - 09/20/10 02:22 PM Re: Why the G70 is the "best" to me..recap
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Only reason I take that stuff is to keep me from rolling out of bed in my sleep.
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#293790 - 09/20/10 03:22 PM Re: Why the G70 is the "best" to me..recap
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I have had my G70 only a year or so, and I dabble with 4 other keyboards. Nonetheless, I have slowly but surely seen why Fran and Diki cherish their G70's.

OTB, with OS2,I thought it sounded good and loved the key feel and 76 keys, most of all. My surprise has been how one can manipulate the tones and SMF's so easily.

It has been said before, but, if one takes the time to customize the board to their individual taste, and it isn't hard, the G70 can do it all to the extent that I might have to have a fire sale.

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#293791 - 09/20/10 07:37 PM Re: Why the G70 is the "best" to me..recap
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Fran,

The same can be said for nearly any arranger keyboard. Three minutes on the PC's word processor proves it:


I thought I would recap why I think the PSR-3000 is the best all around keyboard for me...
Some folks mentioned some comments that I think need to be questioned..

Ian mentioned that the S910 has more features than the PSR-3000...I completely agree...
I would also say they have different features..

DonM mentioned the Ketron easily reads the board as a drive (I agree)..
but the PSR-3000 also shows it as a drive, but shows the folders..

Now to review the things I like..still more than the other boards..

I think the key feel is unsurpassed by the other guys...The Korg PA2x is a close second..
and maybe the MediaStation is just as good as the PSR-3000..(I like em' light!)

The SMF playback is still as good as any that I have used (Yamaha has always been strong).
The markers, and edits..make up tools etc..are simply the easiest to use and all in real time..

Style edits, detail and makeup tools, are likewise the best..
and can be used in real time on the fly..

The mic/harmonizer, has great features, and plain sounds good..and works..
all the controls are button and menu controlled and can be saved to registrations..

The piano sound is not surpassed ..even today.
Even the electric pianos hold their own..

The vocal sounds are still the best,,even compared to Roland..

The Organ with draw bars is a pleasure to play...and fully editable.

The color screen has excellent clarity and great functionality..

The sequencer to me is the best of any boards ..not just "arrangers"..

The drum and style edits are very easy to use, and available on any Yamaha keyboard..

The individual sounds (voices) are superior, samples that rival any other source..
No cards needed–just fantastic, onboard sounds.

The foot-pedal and registrations buttons are all (assignable) work great in the style I like to perform..

The ease of turning off parts or modifying the performances (User program), is the best to me..

Someone mentioned that the Korg "song book" is better..here I disagree again..
The PSR-3000 remembers/recalls all the details of the complete board...Mic, harmonizer settings... tone edits, style edits,levels, effects , SMF links...everything you would need..including transpose..–all in a single registration with a single button push.

The separate outs work great,

The mic input is separate, with its own features and independent tuning and effects, which is the way it should be.

The separate aux in volume control, keyboard balance control, master volume control,
mic control, harmony control..

The eight sliders are multi functional, giving more ease to operation..

Reading from external devices,,is quick and easy..in real time on the fly..
Styles , User programs, and SMF's.

The one touch settings can be saved to a style and a user program..
as well..

The quality build and translated into a quality feel when performing is well worth the 23 pounds...
It stays on the stand and is solid..

The USB interface to a PC works great...both for transferring data,
and playing the sound source from the PSR-3000 via the PC..


If the PSR-3000 had the audio wav'/MP3 player that the Yamaha PSR-S910 has..
I don't believe I would ever need to upgrade again..

So there it is...Why it is the "best" for me....

OK boys and girls, it's time to write your names in the snow!

What a stupid-assed thread.

Gary
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#293792 - 09/20/10 08:06 PM Re: Why the G70 is the "best" to me..recap
Fran Carango Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
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[This message has been edited by Fran Carango (edited 09-21-2010).]
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#293793 - 09/20/10 08:11 PM Re: Why the G70 is the "best" to me..recap
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Sure, bring it with you--I have lots of keyboard stands, even some to withstand the weight of that antiquated, cast-iron keyboard.

Gary
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#293794 - 09/20/10 08:12 PM Re: Why the G70 is the "best" to me..recap
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[This message has been edited by Fran Carango (edited 09-21-2010).]
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#293795 - 09/20/10 08:14 PM Re: Why the G70 is the "best" to me..recap
Fran Carango Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
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Loc: Levittown, Pa, USA
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[This message has been edited by Fran Carango (edited 09-21-2010).]
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#293796 - 09/20/10 08:30 PM Re: Why the G70 is the "best" to me..recap
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Registered: 12/08/02
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Loc: Forest Hill, MD USA
Fran,

Keep in mind that I tried a G70, owned an G800 for a couple months, and both sounded pretty good--but to ME, not as good as my PSR-3000. The vocal processor, when properly tuned, like any onboard vocal processor, sounds pretty darned good. I happen to like the stand-alone vocal processors a lot better--but that's just my opinion. There have been a number of posted songs using Yamaha's onboard processors and they sounded fantastic.

If there is one thing Diki said that I agree with it was that the vast majority of arranger keyboard players never take the time to explore all the features of their keyboards, and only a tiny fraction of those that have taken the time to do this ever learn all there is to know about them. His statement was spot on!

Who knows, maybe we'll have dueling keyboards. Just need a straw hat, and a stump for a stool.

Gary
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#293797 - 09/20/10 08:54 PM Re: Why the G70 is the "best" to me..recap
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Is the UPS girl invited to the Jam also?...


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