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Playing with new toy #2771628
10/11/18 08:08 PM
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BK-7m recently purchased.

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I like the piano sounds (not using it as as backing any time soon - lots to learn).

The iLouds definetely sound good.


Kawai ES8, Roland RD2000, Yamaha AG06 mixer, Presonus Eris E5 monitors, Sennheiser HD598SR phones.
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Re: Playing with new toy [Re: EVC2017] #2771724
10/12/18 06:28 AM
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How are finding it so far? good decision?

Re: Playing with new toy [Re: EVC2017] #2771737
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Hi.

I bought it because I received some unexpected money and I decided to treat myself some music stuff (I bought a D-05 too and I am considering Arturia Keystep). Purchase decision(s) based purely on fun factor.

So, to answer your question, yes, so far. It has two or three piano sounds that I like very much. The first one, Natural Piano, is very good. There is a second, called Brite, that has that metalic character some hate so much but that I find very nice. Several EPs also good (for my taste). Hundreds of other sounds, including Jazz Squat (fun factor 100 out of 10). Many drum sets, some nice and interesting.

I bought it more because of its sounds than because of the arranger capabilities (though I intend exploring them too). I intend to play at church an being able to carry it (a plug-an-play solution instead of a tablet or notebood) had a weight on the purchase decision.

I foresee a lot of fun (and learning) ahead. smile


Kawai ES8, Roland RD2000, Yamaha AG06 mixer, Presonus Eris E5 monitors, Sennheiser HD598SR phones.
Re: Playing with new toy [Re: EVC2017] #2771741
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Enjoy the new instrument and learning - it's a very decent setup.

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Re: Playing with new toy [Re: EVC2017] #2771751
10/12/18 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by EVC2017
Hi.

I bought it because I received some unexpected money and I decided to treat myself some music stuff (I bought a D-05 too and I am considering Arturia Keystep). Purchase decision(s) based purely on fun factor.

So, to answer your question, yes, so far. It has two or three piano sounds that I like very much. The first one, Natural Piano, is very good. There is a second, called Brite, that has that metalic character some hate so much but that I find very nice. Several EPs also good (for my taste). Hundreds of other sounds, including Jazz Squat (fun factor 100 out of 10). Many drum sets, some nice and interesting.

I bought it more because of its sounds than because of the arranger capabilities (though I intend exploring them too). I intend to play at church an being able to carry it (a plug-an-play solution instead of a tablet or notebood) had a weight on the purchase decision.

I foresee a lot of fun (and learning) ahead. smile



Not a bad decision, looks like you've turned your ES8 into an arranger digital piano. Does it have effects you can apply to a microphone?


Instruments: Current - Kawai MP7; Past - Yamaha PSR7000
Software: Sibelius 7; Neuratron Photoscore Pro 8
Stand: K&M 18953 Table-style Stage Piano Stand
Re: Playing with new toy [Re: EVC2017] #2771772
10/12/18 09:21 AM
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Nice setup! Do the pianos sound better than the ones on the ES-8? Do they have resonance as well?

And how do you manage to keep the monitors on top of the piano while playing ? Those tripods seem to be dangerously close to the edges of the ES-8 :-)

Re: Playing with new toy [Re: Doug M.] #2771788
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Originally Posted by Doug M.
Not a bad decision, looks like you've turned your ES8 into an arranger digital piano. Does it have effects you can apply to a microphone?


Hi, Doug, I have no idea. I haven't read the manual yet (what is it for? wink ) but I suspect it does not. It does not have a microphone input, only line in/out.


Kawai ES8, Roland RD2000, Yamaha AG06 mixer, Presonus Eris E5 monitors, Sennheiser HD598SR phones.
Re: Playing with new toy [Re: arc7urus] #2771795
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Originally Posted by arc7urus
Nice setup! Do the pianos sound better than the ones on the ES-8? Do they have resonance as well?

And how do you manage to keep the monitors on top of the piano while playing ? Those tripods seem to be dangerously close to the edges of the ES-8 :-)


I wouldn't say they sound better but the one I Iiked the most sounds as good as my ES8's favorite sounds (the SKs and EX). There are three more that I liked too.

Piano sounds have resonance. I did not explore settings extensively yet but I am pretty sure specific piano settings are very limited. It is OK given the purpose of this module.

Indeed the monitors are close to the edges but safe (the rubber feet work well). It is a temporary solution, I will make some supports with more real estate to have them more safely deployed (and maid proof as well).


Kawai ES8, Roland RD2000, Yamaha AG06 mixer, Presonus Eris E5 monitors, Sennheiser HD598SR phones.
Re: Playing with new toy [Re: EVC2017] #2771803
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You could try some type of wall mount with 90* angle to fit the UNC mic stand thread underneath. Not sure if that exists but this will give you some ideas:

http://www.pinpointmounts.com/Speaker_Wall_Mounts.html

Re: Playing with new toy [Re: EVC2017] #2771807
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The setup looks good. Not sure about speakers with tripod stands on top of the keyboard. Anything that is not secured on the ground tends to get knocked over easily.
And for many years I prefer a separate music stand behind the keyboard instead of the plastic piece on top. Once I was playing with a music group. The piano player performed on a keyboard with some loose sheets sitting on the plastic stand and the pages kept falling off. The man tried to fill in the rest of the piece from memory as much as possible while other members of the group walked over and held the pages up for him. After the experience I'd normally have a music stand on the floor that is more solid to hold up loose sheets.


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