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Korg microPIANO
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Hey!

Have anyone tried the Korg microPIANO? I saw it today randomly fooling around at korg's sites, and it seems like a fun thing to have when you're not at home, taking it with you. smile
It says it got very nice keys and the same piano sound as Korg's flagship models, sound good to me.

Would be interested to know if anyone have tried this.

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Haven't seen it before (just read a lil).
Looks like a kid piano smile quite fun though!


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great sound. very difficult to play keys that size for me.

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There was a thread awhile ago about the Korg Micro Piano, and also the question raised, is there a short portable fully weighted keyboard (~ 76 key, or less) on the market has been asked a few times and it appears there isn't. I think there was one poster who had employed someone to cut down a fully weighted DP for the purpose of portability. Seriously, there's a lot of interest in this subject, perhaps the piano manufacturers don't do any market research.

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Interesting concept, but how many pianists want to play some thing with mini keys?

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I tried one in a store, as I had been tempted by the price and size. After a few key strokes and chords I decided against it. Like most DP's I suggest you try it for yourself first, even if you have some money to throw away.

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I played one at a music store here in town, and it's a rather expensive toy. I suppose you could song write on it if you were traveling, but, it's an overpriced toy keyboard. Just my opinion. smile


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Ah, I didn't realize it that smaller keys than normal. Would be pretty cool to have such a thing with a nice piano sound (perhaps only piano and EP sounds to make it cheaper) and nice keys to travel with.

Thanks guys, it's not an option then. smile


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Hi,
I'm actually in the middle of writing a review on the Korg microKorg Analog Modeling Synthesizer with Vocoder.
Is this what your referring to? If it is, than it has a five star rating. I haven't read anything negative about it.
You can check it out through Amazon and see what you think!
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Originally Posted by PianoLessonGirl
Hi,
I'm actually in the middle of writing a review on the Korg microKorg Analog Modeling Synthesizer with Vocoder.
Is this what your referring to? If it is, than it has a five star rating. I haven't read anything negative about it.
You can check it out through Amazon and see what you think!
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Nope, I'm talking about this .


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I am 'doremi' because I play scales smile
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Originally Posted by "doremi"
A further downside is that I am considering a 2 keyboard rig, the other keyboard likely being of normal size. Although I have not tried it out, I don't like the idea of having 2 keyboards of different sizes in one and the same rig, I may not be able to adapt my muscle memory on the fly like that.


It's not that different to doing a gig with several guitars. I have used a a bass, a 12 string, a classical, a steel string, a mandolin and an electric guitar in one gig... That's got to be similar to having keyboards with different dimensions. You can adjust provided you have practiced sufficiently on everything you play.

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I am 'doremi' because I play scales smile
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Originally Posted by doremi
It is a little different for keyboards, ando. For keyboards, you switch from one keyboard to the other from one measure to the next. You do not switch from a bass to a mandolin from one measure to the next.


You want to explain to me what I do in a gig? I also have a double neck guitar with a guitar at the bottom and a mandolin on the top. Yes, I do switch between them. It's not that hard. You exaggerate the scale difference too, the change from a Micro-Korg to a normal keyboard is nowhere near the change from a bass to a mandolin. That's a straw-man argument you are presenting. My guitar is like the one below: the scale change is also bigger than our keyboard example, yet it remains possible!

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Second, I am a pianist/keyboardist too. I have played gigs with a Korg Triton as my main board, and one of the early Keytar type instruments, with the narrow, shallow keys for solos (and yes, sometimes at the same time). It isn't such a big deal. You are making too much of this and you have too many self-defeating thoughts in your head for somebody who hasn't even tried this scenario before. Your posts aren't based on experience, but on what you anticipate would be difficult for you. People do buy these micro things - and they do mount them with full-sized keyboards. Do you think that nobody is able to play them or change between them? I can accept that you feel you wouldn't be able to make the transition, but you shouldn't post as if nobody else could either.

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I know someone who can go back and forth from a grand piano to a 3/4 sized grand piano conversion to a 300 year old church organ to child-sized accordion to a Yamaha PSR keyboard, all without batting an eye and playing each professionally. As he says "you can drive just about any car at the rental agency too, despite them all having important differences".

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Originally Posted by doremi
It is a little different for keyboards, ando. For keyboards, you switch from one keyboard to the other from one measure to the next. You do not switch from a bass to a mandolin from one measure to the next.

Actually, fret players do this kind of switch all the time. As a guitarist plays, he moves his fingers up and down the fret board, and his "keys" (frets) are closer together as he moves up the fret board.

Anyway, I don't find switching between different size keys to be an issue at all... although playing certain things can be harder on one keyboard vs. another. Also, I don't think playing the two boards simultaneously is an issue, at least if what one hand is playing is simple. Not sure about a complicated fugue, though!

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Originally Posted by doremi
Well, another difference is that you can play with the left hand on one keyboard and the right hand on the other. You cannot play with one hand on the bass and the other hand on the mandolin.


Unless you've actually tried the scenario in question, your comments are at best theoretical, at worst unnecessarily fear-laden. I'm trying to tell you that I have tried it and it's fine, no problem at all - direct experience gives my comments more credibility than yours. Relax until you've tried it.

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