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#1321634 - 12/09/09 10:05 AM need help on buying a new keyboard  
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hey guys, im plannin to buy a keyboard so that my band and i can have 2 keyboardists and make our songs more full of music.
i dont have much cash though, here are my options:

2nd - hand korg X5D / X5
2nd - hand yamaha psr - 330
brand new or 2nd hand roland e-09
brand new or 2nd hand yamaha psr e413
2nd hand yamaha dgx 630 (if ever there will be)

our genre is reggae but i also want to do other genres later on.

thanks for your help everyone smile

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#1321676 - 12/09/09 11:40 AM Re: need help on buying a new keyboard [Re: arnx1990]  
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What is important to you? Having weighted keys, good sound, a sequencer, etc.? Knowing more details will help direct which keyboard best suits your needs.


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#1322229 - 12/09/09 11:05 PM Re: need help on buying a new keyboard [Re: Morodiene]  
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Originally Posted by Morodiene
What is important to you? Having weighted keys, good sound, a sequencer, etc.? Knowing more details will help direct which keyboard best suits your needs.


thanks for the reply.:D

well... what i'm really after is the sound quality of the keyboard. weighted keys would be a bonus but not necessary so that i can practice some classicals during my spare time laugh

#1322240 - 12/09/09 11:27 PM Re: need help on buying a new keyboard [Re: arnx1990]  
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The "630" is the best piano of the bunch. But I think you'l like the sounds in the Roland the best in your band. Also the Roland has that pitch bend/modulation lever that only Roland has. I think the Roland has the best build quality, accompaniments and the best user controls. But the 630 has weighted keys and Yamaha has put a good grand piano sample on it. I think the E09 s the only one of the bunch that might be mistaken for a professional keyboard. The e09 has eight times the sample memory of the Korg. This translates to sound quality

I have an old Roland E series synth I like it and it's well built. It's good except the sounds are from the 1980's. Only the drums and piano sounds are usable in 2009. I'm a Roland fan. That said I just bought a Yamaha digital piano.

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#1322406 - 12/10/09 04:40 AM Re: need help on buying a new keyboard [Re: ChrisA]  
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Originally Posted by ChrisA
The "630" is the best piano of the bunch. But I think you'l like the sounds in the Roland the best in your band. Also the Roland has that pitch bend/modulation lever that only Roland has. I think the Roland has the best build quality, accompaniments and the best user controls. But the 630 has weighted keys and Yamaha has put a good grand piano sample on it. I think the E09 s the only one of the bunch that might be mistaken for a professional keyboard. The e09 has eight times the sample memory of the Korg. This translates to sound quality

I have an old Roland E series synth I like it and it's well built. It's good except the sounds are from the 1980's. Only the drums and piano sounds are usable in 2009. I'm a Roland fan. That said I just bought a Yamaha digital piano.



thank you! smile well im really excited to have a Roland e-09 as my gigging keyboard. hehehe. maybe i'll just buy a yamaha digital piano once i have my own income smile

#1322433 - 12/10/09 07:53 AM Re: need help on buying a new keyboard [Re: arnx1990]  
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can you give some more advice on what to buy? smile


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