I like what I'm hearing on the last few demos. The main thing for me though believe or not is - how are the drums, the grooves and the quality of the basses ?
Basically the Nord is perfect for me on most gigs, but I'm doing more singles where I do LH bass, vocals and the added drum groove. For certain gigs it gives the vibe more *umph* or energy then just straight piano or piano & vocals. I've had to go back to my early 2000's Boss DR-770 drum machine and it sounds like cr*p.
I liked the drums in the CP5, didn't like them in the 700NX. I've heard a few 800 demos where you get just a tad of groove and they sound pretty good.
Still scouring the LA CL for good price on a CP5, but would prefer the schlep of this lighter Roland if it's functional for me.
GC finally has these things in stock and I found a store where a guy was willing to take one out of the box to demo. Maybe tomorrow if I can fit in. Give me da drums..