Typical response from Fran, but you wont get rid of me from SZ that easy now I'm back lol.
I don't have to spend that long on any keyboard Fran to realise what I like and what I don't like. I don't go swapping keyboards left right and centre either. The PA800 I didn't like but the E80 if I didn't have the T2 I probably would have kept it.
As for the Wersi, that came faulty so it HAD to go back. The only reason for the new Kawai digital piano is so I can give lessons on it. I was intending to use the Wersi for this before it died on me
As with any keyboard you can edit them to your hearts content and put your own stamp into it, but in order to do this you have to like the sounds and styles that are in the machine in the first place. You have to have a good set of starting material.
Unfortunately for me, I wasn't impressed with the E80's dry internal sounds. Fair enough it is easy to add reverb and sustain etc but most of the sounds just didn't meet my expectations. I loved the styles which are very live, but the sounds to my ears were no way near the quality of the T2's (or even my old SD1 for that matter which I part exchanged for the E80).
It is each to their own. You love your Roland, you praise it every 5 minutes on here and I can't fault you for that. I love my Yamaha, but until the T2 I hadn't liked any previous Yamaha since the old V50. I was always a Roland person until the VA7 came out - aint life simple.
I also disagree with some of your opinions Fran but that's life. It would be a sad old world if eveyone agreed with each other, then again for Synthzone it would be good as there would be no bickering or mini wars on here anymore
Hi Diki I have heard the E80 styles on the G70 and they definitely sound good
I am certainly not knocking the E80 as you can see in my review above. It IS a good machine and for those who like what they hear from it they will get hours of satisfaction from it.