I'm big into using the faders to crescendo the sounds of different layers of instruments into the song using one hand, while playing with other. Usually my right hand will play the notes, and each finger on my left hand will control a fader to control each instruments separate volume.
I figured faders on the left hand side of the keyboard like on the Roland Fantom 8 where all I have to do is reach out straight forward with my left hand to control would be best, because it gives me the most keyboard area to run around the keyboard with my right hand and play whatever with out having to switch, but the Fantom 8 is four thousands dollars. lol I can save up though.
The Roland RD-2000 has its faders more near the left middle near the screen than the full on left hand side like the Roland Fantom 8, which will mean I'll have to have my left hand aimed more to the right instead of straight forwards like on the Fantom, and if I want to play on the lowest registers on the left, I'll have to switch hands, and play with my left hand and control the faders with my right hand. The Roland RD-2000 is $2,600, which is a great price imo. Then again, I can save up for the Fantom 8 too... so, please mostly ignore the factor of money when giving me your advice/opinion.
or does the fader position not really matter when it comes to crescendoing and controlling individual volumes of layers with one hand while playing the keyboard with the other hand?
I would LOVE to hear feedback from Roland RD 2000 and Roland Fantom 8 owners primarily, but everyone else please feel free to chime in too! As I'm sure MANY people here have used faders on other brands of keyboards for the same exact purposes as I want to.
Thanks in advance everyone! You're all awesome, and always so very helpful! I REALLY appreciate it!