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#440658 - 11/10/17 09:36 AM Re: PSR-S970 Sample...Would Korg Sound Better? [Re: jingleman]
DonM Offline
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Having owned a PSR S970 for quite some time, I MUCH prefer the sounds on the Korgs. Even the PA900 sounded great; the PA1000 can only be better.
The PA4X has all new sound generation and outstanding sounds in every category.
As mentioned, any modern arranger will sound good, but the Korgs certainly sound more live and realistic to my old ears.
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#440659 - 11/10/17 09:44 AM Re: PSR-S970 Sample...Would Korg Sound Better? [Re: Dnj]
jingleman Offline
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Donny: you are correct. I intentionally compressed the drum kit pretty heavily. This is one of the 970’s audio kits. When listening to the drums without compression...the snare drum disappears. I used more compression to bring it out in the mix. The old hardware compressors were a little more forgiving. Actually, the whole track has been normalized and compressed multiple times.

This is one of the reasons I’m looking to find a board with better definition and clarity and easier mixing and editing. It has always been an issue with Yamaha arrangers. The denser the arrangement...the muddier it gets.

That’s why I need quicker access to mixing and adding effects. Rolling off bass on certain instruments can help clarity in a mix. The 970 is clumsy for mixing.


Edited by jingleman (11/10/17 09:54 AM)

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#440660 - 11/10/17 09:45 AM Re: PSR-S970 Sample...Would Korg Sound Better? [Re: DonM]
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Originally Posted By DonM
Having owned a PSR S970 for quite some time, I MUCH prefer the sounds on the Korgs. Even the PA900 sounded great; the PA1000 can only be better.
The PA4X has all new sound generation and outstanding sounds in every category.
As mentioned, any modern arranger will sound good, but the Korgs certainly sound more live and realistic to my old ears.


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#440665 - 11/10/17 12:17 PM Re: PSR-S970 Sample...Would Korg Sound Better? [Re: Dnj]
tony mads usa Offline
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Just got to listen ... good job ... as leeboy said your vocals are key ... I think KB sound is a matter of personal preference - functionality, not so much so ... I always preferred technics, but since they have long been out of business I prefer KORG ...

BTW ... why are you mostly a 'home studio guy' ? ... sounds like you should be out playing gigs ...
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#440668 - 11/10/17 12:44 PM Re: PSR-S970 Sample...Would Korg Sound Better? [Re: tony mads usa]
jingleman Offline
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Thanks Tony. I was a jingle writer / producer for over 30 years up North. I’m now a Deputy Sheriff in Lee County FL.

I still do occasional recording projects for my brother who remains in the business. I now consider my music career a hobby.

I love being able mix and add effects in a computer daw. The 970 is extremely putzy when it comes to editing a track. Too many buttons and layers to get anything done.

I wish they made a software editor for the 970!

jingleman


Edited by jingleman (11/10/17 12:50 PM)

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#440672 - 11/10/17 01:35 PM Re: PSR-S970 Sample...Would Korg Sound Better? [Re: jingleman]
bruno123 Offline
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I know this is coming from left field but; The criteria for judging should be stated. I feel the Korg Pa4x is the best keyboard I have ever owned. BUT it does not play all types of music in The best category.

The criteria is formed by the player – which makes other keyboards desirable to them. Sure the S970 can play a song better – but not the one on this thread.

And that is why I have a Pa4x and a S970.

Another opinion, John C.

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#440674 - 11/10/17 01:38 PM Re: PSR-S970 Sample...Would Korg Sound Better? [Re: bruno123]
jingleman Offline
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Thanks for your thoughts John. What board do you think would reproduce this song better?

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#440676 - 11/10/17 02:06 PM Re: PSR-S970 Sample...Would Korg Sound Better? [Re: jingleman]
Fran Carango Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
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I think the weakness of Yamaha are the drums .. Try to raise the velocity setting of the drums (If possible), and add a little sizzle with eq to the highs, again on the drums..

All of the current keyboards you mention can sound good..
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#440677 - 11/10/17 02:09 PM Re: PSR-S970 Sample...Would Korg Sound Better? [Re: DonM]
guitpic1 Offline
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Originally Posted By DonM
Having owned a PSR S970 for quite some time, I MUCH prefer the sounds on the Korgs. Even the PA900 sounded great; the PA1000 can only be better.
The PA4X has all new sound generation and outstanding sounds in every category.
As mentioned, any modern arranger will sound good, but the Korgs certainly sound more live and realistic to my old ears.


Gotta agree with Don. I have a PSR S970...excellent keyboard. For me anyway, my PA4X is just a much better sounding keyboard...really no comparison.
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#440683 - 11/10/17 02:59 PM Re: PSR-S970 Sample...Would Korg Sound Better? [Re: guitpic1]
jingleman Offline
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Thanks for the input Fran. I agree that Yamaha boards tend to lean on the dull side. I remember playing the psr-s900 and thinking how dull it sounded. Yamaha has improved the psr series output quality, but stills lacks high frequency response.

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