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Vintage stage piano look.. #2458818
09/11/15 09:31 AM
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I just love stagepianos that have the controlls on the front just like the vintage looking Korg SV1, the Waldorf Zarrenbourg or even the Roland V-piano..

It just works perfect in a live setup where you want both weighted keys as wel as synth or organ keys...

I am hoping to see more companies create weighted stage pianos with controlls on the frontside... And probably a flat top on which you could place another key or a PC screen in a studio...


Does anyone know of more weighted keys with controlls on the front that also have master keyboard features

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Re: Vintage stage piano look.. [Re: Bachus] #2458840
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Although it doesn't exactly have controls on the front, the Yamaha CP4 was designed to reference the CP70/CP80. It has weighted keys and a nice flat space behind the controls where another keyboard could sit.

http://www.yamaha.co.jp/design/synapses/en/id_p640/detail

I would not say this design went over too well with most people, but I like mine.

Re: Vintage stage piano look.. [Re: Bachus] #2458844
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Having said that, I do not think I'd actually risk setting another keyboard right on top of the CP4, but it certainly has the space to nicely fit another keyboard in above (without the music stand).

Re: Vintage stage piano look.. [Re: Bachus] #2458892
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What most acts are doing live is placing pretty much any selection of digital keyboard into a custom built box with 4 legs for the retro look and the ability to place a second one on top. But this isn't travel friendly for guys that gig and carry their own stuff.

The Korg SV-1 has a great user interface on the face, but it's rounded shape is no good for placing another board on top you'd need to do a custom job like I mentioned above.

Obviously the Nords have a nice interface.

The Zarenbourg is very unique. Again, great for home or for road crew. Not so much for solo musician.

CP-1 comes to mind, but it's very heavy.

There is probably a market for the company that gets the weight, shape, interface, and sounds right. But it will be expensive.

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