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Roland FP 60 or 90? #2711449
02/04/18 01:21 PM
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What is your opinion of the FP-60 and/or FP-90? And other electronic keyboards that are of this quality? My old Korg 250 needs to be replaced and I am looking for a really good digital, with great touch and sound. Thank you.

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Re: Roland FP 60 or 90? [Re: Kai C] #2711475
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Check out the new Korg C1 Air (or G1 Air, bigger cabinet, same keyboard) before you settle on a Roland.

I hadn't been aware of Korg as a serious contender, and with a lot of ppl recommending Roland or Yamaha or Casio, I'd concentrated on testing these in the stores - Clavinova, FP90 etc.

None of them felt 'right' (whatever that means) - I just knew I wasn't totally happy with the feel of the keyboards but had decided I'd have to see which I could put up with or do without.

Then by chance I came across the Korg C1 Air in one of the stores alongside the others, played it for a couple of minutes and knew I'd found the one for me.

As I said, it's not the choice of a lot of players here, but might be worth your having a try at. smile


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Thanks for the suggestion.

Re: Roland FP 60 or 90? [Re: Kai C] #2711563
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I have no experience with the Korg that Lillith mentions. I will say that the Roland FP-90 seems to be pretty well regarded aound here, particularly for its action. (Some do not like Roland's sound.) In a similar price range, the Kawai ES8 gets a lot of recommendations in this forum.

So I'd say these two - the Roland and Kawai - are strong contenders, and definitely worth checking out if you can.

FP-60 vs. FP-90: An obvious difference is that the 90 has a "better" action than the 60. I think most Roland fans would agree, and may be the best reason to choose the 90 over the 60, if you go with Roland.

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Re: Roland FP 60 or 90? [Re: Kai C] #2711566
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The PHA-50 action of the FP-90 is the best Roland has at any price. If you use VSTs with your digital piano, you might never need a new digital piano - unless you're a concert pianist who demands the most authentic action possible. The feel of the FP-90 is expressive, responsive, relatively light, and quiet.

But the piano sound on the FP-90 isn't the best. I prefer the piano sounds on the Kawai ES8. I really like the demos I've heard. I haven't played the Kawai ES8, but others have said that the action is in the same league as the FP-90.

If I were going to be gigging with the piano and using the internal sounds, I would get the ES8. If I were using VST's, I would get the FP-90 because I think Roland has better quality control. My FP-90 is over a year old and still as quiet and perfect as when I took it out of the box.

If you get the FP-60, you might need to upgrade as your playing improves. The FP-60 is a good option if it's the best that you can afford.

Find a dealership where you can try these out if possible.


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Re: Roland FP 60 or 90? [Re: Kai C] #2711587
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I tried the Korg Air G. A beautiful sight, it has three main pianos; Austrian, German and Japanese. Easy to select, I liked the Austrian. The keyboard seemed ok; I'd like to recheck that since I only use Pianoteq. Might bring the computer this time . . .
Bear in mind, the price (£1k) suggests less tweaking than that for the Rolands will be available, but connectivity seems to be there and it has powerful speakers for its size.
Damn near talked meself into buying this . . . .it'd fit right nice in my room.

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Re: Roland FP 60 or 90? [Re: Kai C] #2711597
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Thanks all. Very helpful!

Sounds like for touch, FP-90 is the way to go. I will just have to see if I like how it sounds, since some of you have reservations.

Much appreciated.


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