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#665097 - 06/14/01 06:49 PM Advice re: weighted keyboards?  
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Hello all! Could anyone offer some advice re: weighted keyboards?

I'm currently carting around a Yamaha PSR 330 for small performances (folk and similar), and finding the keys are too light-weight - my fingers keep sliding off! :rolleyes:

I'd want to buy a keyboard where the keys have the weight / pressure of a digital piano, but it has to be portable and light enough for me to take around London on the tube!

Would be grateful for any suggestions or thoughts.

Aelis

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#665098 - 07/13/01 09:08 PM Re: Advice re: weighted keyboards?  
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The Yamaha P80 weighs around 40 pounds and has very realist action.

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#665099 - 07/15/01 12:47 PM Re: Advice re: weighted keyboards?  
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I 2nd Felix's recommendation. The p-80 has a very realistic touch and the piano sounds are perhaps the best I've heard (interestingly, I like it better than the p-200). Look through the threads in this section of "Piano World". I got excellent advice from others. Ultimately, the P-80 was best suited to my needs (easy to carry, headphones for late night practice, works with midi controller). Demo as many as possible and take your time. Good luck.

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#665100 - 08/02/01 01:14 PM Re: Advice re: weighted keyboards?  
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Thanks for the replies, guys. Will do! smile

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#665101 - 08/02/01 07:50 PM Re: Advice re: weighted keyboards?  
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Hi Aelis,

I own a P-80 and I love it.
It isn't as good as a "real" piano (at least not a quality real one), but for the price point it is one of the best electronic ones out there.

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#665102 - 08/04/01 02:17 PM Re: Advice re: weighted keyboards?  
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Hiya all. Have checked out the P80, and was impressed.

I'm a bit concerned, though, that it doesn't have any internal speakers. To have to take a separate set of speakers (even for an informal folk circle) and set them up, possibly by attaching them to the keyboard stand, seems a bit grim. (For stage performances, the keyboard would simply plug in to their sound system).

How do others deal with this problem? (Is it a problem at all?) What speakers would you recommend?

Aelis

#665103 - 08/04/01 04:01 PM Re: Advice re: weighted keyboards?  
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I use a Roland KC-100 keyboard amp.

Small but powerful, more than enough for home use. Also use good headphones for practice (not everyone wants to hear me practice :-)

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#665104 - 08/04/01 11:13 PM Re: Advice re: weighted keyboards?  
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Try the Technics Sx-P50. Great action for a digital and I think the sound beats anything from Yamaha or Roland. The keyboard weighs only 35 pounds but does not have internal speakers or amps. I use two Yorkville powered monitors to get the full stereo effect. However, they each weigh more than the keyboard.


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#665105 - 09/11/01 01:00 AM Re: Advice re: weighted keyboards?  
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What is a P-80? cool

#665106 - 09/11/01 06:00 AM Re: Advice re: weighted keyboards?  
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What is a P-80? cool


It's a Yamaha 88 note electronic piano with a "weighted" action. This makes it feel like a real piano (well, almost). The action is also touch sensitive so the response is similar to an acoustic piano (the harder you strike the key, the louder the note).
For its price point I've found it to be one of the better electronic pianos on the market.

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#665107 - 06/15/05 03:10 PM Re: Advice re: weighted keyboards?  
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I have yet to play a P80 that I like the sound of. frown However I played a P250 not too long ago and it was nice, but what really blew me away was a Roland RD700. I was especially surprised because a friend's Roland (1980s or older I think, 76 keys) to me is worse than today's cheap toys.


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#665108 - 06/15/05 03:52 PM Re: Advice re: weighted keyboards?  
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Aelis,

At the price point you're investigating, quality included sounds are not in the picture.

The P-80's are impressive instruments. Built like tanks, great keyboard feel. Mine is still going strong after four years. *But* its included piano sounds were getting so much on my nerves that I bought sampled piano sounds---and all the complications that go with trying to understand Cubase SX and Halion.

Having said all that about Yammy, the Roland 700SX does have surprisingly good included piano sounds. Here's a link: http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35135&highlight=Xavier. Xavier is one of three people on that foum who are developing scripts that will enhance the realism of sampled piano libraries that are coded for Kontakt 2. He's not exactly famous for being gushy.

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