Originally posted by rgtaa:
I have gone to Scottyee's Page and listened to his music! VERY good stuff! ON Scottyee's Homepage he is playing a technics I believe ... sounded good! So, ... the musican does count ... to make these things sound good! LOL
Yes, all the songs currently on my website were performed live on the KN5000 (not the latest keyboard model for sure).
I think it's IMPORTANT to emphasize that owning the very latest 'top of the line' keyboard with all the bells and whistles will 'not' necessarily make you sound better. Only improving your arranger keyboard playing skills can insure that. Keyboard dealers want you to think that the MORE $ you spend on a keyboard with more bells & whistles, the better you will sound. In truth, the only better sound (is for the dealer) when they get more change from your pocket and into theirs.
I must admit that I'm still very content with, and feel I'm producing my best 'inspired music' ever, on my inexpensive Yamaha PSR2000 (under $1,000 US dollars). The PSR2000 has NO hard drive, or any other mass storage device for that matter, but with the PSR2000's built in 'Music Finder' customizable database, and floppy system, I can quickly pull up any audience 'song request' from my over 460 song repetoire at a drop of a hat. I might even be willing to take on Walt Tenay's contest challenge of finding & loading a song on my PSR2000 vs KN5000 (with Techmanager). I think finding a song via the Yamaha Music Finder may be equally fast (or faster) than it took on my old KN5000 (with hard drive & TechManager. Believe it or not, I no longer miss not having a hard drive & associated TechManager software because the Yamaha Music Finder feature supports all of TechManager's critical search/sort capabilities (+ more) important to me, and is included in the KB (for free). I realize that having a large hard drive affords storing 1000's of styles, but I prefer working with fewer (yet better styles). I too had 100's if not thousands of styles on my KN5000 hardrive, but the fact of the matter was, I only really used a couple of dozen of them (in addition to the internal styles). Too many style options can easily become distracting. If you're a stamp (I mean style) collector, then fine, but I purchased an arranger KB to 'get right down' and make music. Yamaha's Music Finder also allows you to easily create song lists/medleys & custom searches. All of this power is INCLUDED in this under $1,000 street price KB. Sound incredible? Miracles do happen. I just wanted to POINT OUT that, as a pro gigging musician, the under $1,000 PSR2000 is meeting my needs quite nicely, at least until i can lay my eyes & fingers on the KN7000 - Scott