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Originally Posted by JayGVan
....I knuckled under to the wishes of my wife for a cleaner look ..., and got myself a nice white, full stand and triple pedal FP-90.

Brought it home today, and played it for an hour. Some tweaks to make in the piano designer, but so far, very happy.


I'm happy for you Jay, but please tell me that you got this in addition to your RD-2000 and not in place of it.


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Originally Posted by JayGVan
Well...when it finally came time, I knuckled under to the wishes of my wife for a cleaner look without all the cables and external speakers, and got myself a nice white, full stand and triple pedal FP-90.

Brought it home today, and played it for an hour. Some tweaks to make in the piano designer, but so far, very happy.

Jay


Each time I read things like this, I thank God in Heaven that I have a girlfriend who is completely and totally oblivious to stuff like this. "Make sure there isn't a cable tangle" (which I would, anyway, because I hate cable tangles) would be the most she'd say. And if there isn't a stand for the RD-2000, I'd have built one. Wait... for the MP7, I did. And it has cable guides. Actually, it's in *her* appartment, speakers and all. I think she'd cry if I swapped it for an ES110. LOL.

Wonder what tweaks you're going to make in Piano designer. The A-C keys above middle C do require some tweaking in the LX-17 (too "electric piano"-like), as well as some in the lower end (too much sound pressure coming from the piano; you can actually FEEL the sound pressing in your ears... hard to describe.)

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Originally Posted by JayGVan
Well...when it finally came time, I knuckled under to the wishes of my wife for a cleaner look without all the cables and external speakers, and got myself a nice white, full stand and triple pedal FP-90.

Brought it home today, and played it for an hour. Some tweaks to make in the piano designer, but so far, very happy.

Jay


Striking twist, indeed. Welcome to the FP-90 club.
Please do join the conversation on the new thread I opened about the FP-90; I guess you must have the answers to all issues asked there!

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TripleSharp ... I'm sorry to inform you but you don't exist.


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TripleSharp ... I'm sorry to inform you but you don't exist.


What do you mean by that now?

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Dave Horne... I invited JayGVan in a polite and fun way, to request help with FP90 questions.
Have I offended you in some way?

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Dave Horne... I invited JayGVan in a polite and fun way, to request help with FP90 questions.
Have I offended you in some way?


Nope, just having some fun with your name ... I've never encountered a triple sharp in my entire musical life. You're the first.


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Thanks Dave - because of your silly comment I've learnt about the existence of the mere double sharp. ;^)

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Dave Horne... I invited JayGVan in a polite and fun way, to request help with FP90 questions.
Have I offended you in some way?


Nope, just having some fun with your name ... I've never encountered a triple sharp in my entire musical life. You're the first.


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Thanks Dave - because of your silly comment I've learnt about the existence of the mere double sharp. ;^)

Greg.


Normally, I would have just reported your posts instead of wasting my time posting this, but you two have been weirdly entertaining.

Horne, I advise you not to try to make fun of others' names when you have so much potential with your family name.

Just for the information: (sullivang, this is your lucky day, you are learning yet another thing)
Occasionally, although rare, when a pitch like g double sharp is approached from a minor second below, that approaching pitch is notated as f triple sharp (using one sharp sign near one double sharp sign) according to notational conventions.
This is a little bit advanced music knowledge, of course. There is a much cited paper about this, which I had also cited as one of the references in one of my publications.

Don't make fun of your entire musical lives.

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Originally Posted by TripleSharp

Normally, I would have just reported your posts instead of wasting my time posting this, but you two have been weirdly entertaining.

Horne, I advise you not to try to make fun of others' names when you have so much potential with your family name.


It was a light hearted thing. I think you've over-reacted a little bit.

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It was a light hearted thing. I think you've over-reacted a little bit.


I didn't perceive it that way, but thank you for your kindness and your good intentions.

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Originally Posted by JayGVan
....I knuckled under to the wishes of my wife for a cleaner look ..., and got myself a nice white, full stand and triple pedal FP-90.

Brought it home today, and played it for an hour. Some tweaks to make in the piano designer, but so far, very happy.


I'm happy for you Jay, but please tell me that you got this in addition to your RD-2000 and not in place of it.


In addition? I wish. The budget (and wifely wishes) meant that only one was coming home. And well....Happy wife, happy life....

I have no qualms about the decision, as both are fantastic instruments. Would I have preferred the RD? Maybe....But the FP will serve me very well. Plus I can use the Piano Designer App to teach my 4 year old step-son some things. He is fascinated by every keyboard instrument he comes across, and I would like to foster that and encourage it.

I will be tweaking the Piano Designer a tad, as there's a few weird standing waves in my apartment, and the wood floors exacerbate it's response to a few of the resonances...There are a few notes that would benefit from a tweak to the Character parameter, and a few that need to come down in terms of Note Volume. But spent another hour on it last night happily jamming away.

Jay


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RD-2000 looks like a very nice instrument if money's no object, but the RD-800 is still available on Thomann and the price difference is pretty huge. Seems like a better value proposition currently.


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RD-2000 looks like a very nice instrument if money's no object, but the RD-800 is still available on Thomann and the price difference is pretty huge. Seems like a better value proposition currently.


Being Canadian, Thomann isn't the wisest option. But having maintained strong ties to my former employer, the RD-2000 wasn't outside of my means at all.

Just in terms of working with the minimalist decor of the house, keeping my wife happy, and wanting to teach my step-son some things on the piano, I knew the FP-90 was the better choice. The built in speakers are really quite a joy. And the connectivity to Piano Partner 2 for some accompaniments, well, that keeps me entertained. Playing classical music to an 8 beat at 160bpm is good exercise for the hands!

Looking forward to working with my step-son using the flashcards and simple songs.

As much as the RD-2000 would have satisfied the gear geek in me, the FP-90 was a more practical, and no less capable, instrument for me.

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