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#2044720 - 03/07/13 08:11 PM thoughts on the Roland RD-300NX, and Blüthner Model One VP  
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This is my first post to the digital piano section, and only my second post to Piano World.

I have a full-time day job in IT, but am also employed as a church organist, accompanist to the local university's Concert Choir, and sit in with a local big band (4 trumps,4 trombones, 5 saxes, bass, drums, and piano).

The big band gigs require a portable piano. They rehearse at the church where I am organist, and the pianos there have spoiled me. Imagine - a Yamaha 6'3" Conservatory Grand and more recently, a Blüthner Model 2 Concert Grand. The big band plays in local parks throughout the summer in northeastern PA. Not quite possible to take a real piano on tour.

I have been using a keyboard I bought around 1996 - an Ensoniq TS-12. For its time, it was remarkable. It also weighs 55 lbs, with a whopping 6 mb memory.

I have now sent in an order for a Roland RD-300NX (Sweetwater Sound), and also ordered the Blüthner Model One Sound set sample library. I understand that this will require a laptop/PC to engage. I added JBL EON powered speakers.

I hope this works!


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#2044735 - 03/07/13 08:46 PM Re: thoughts on the Roland RD-300NX, and Blüthner Model One VP [Re: Harry-in-PA]  
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Sweet. Let us know how it works out for you after you have had a little time with it.

#2044747 - 03/07/13 09:08 PM Re: thoughts on the Roland RD-300NX, and Blüthner Model One VP [Re: Harry-in-PA]  
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I would definitely be interested to hear how the Bluthner Model One turns out for you. Not alot of folks own it, but SOS gave it a really enthusiastic review, claiming it just might have the lowest noise floor of any virtual piano...


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#2044885 - 03/08/13 04:52 AM Re: thoughts on the Roland RD-300NX, and Blüthner Model One VP [Re: Harry-in-PA]  
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Learning piano from scratch since September, 2012.
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#2045028 - 03/08/13 12:44 PM Re: thoughts on the Roland RD-300NX, and Blüthner Model One VP [Re: Harry-in-PA]  
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Post what you think of the key action. I played with one down at GC last week.

#2045070 - 03/08/13 02:23 PM Re: thoughts on the Roland RD-300NX, and Blüthner Model One VP [Re: Harry-in-PA]  
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In case you want to try another Bluhnter, check out pianoteq's Bluhnter:
http://www.pianoteq.com/bluethner

Jealous on your musical activities! Enjoy your acquisition!


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