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Originally Posted by CyberGene
When people are talking about synth sounds, that usually implies analog synth types of sounds that were traditionally created through usage of some oscillators with raw shapes (such as saw, pulse, triangle, etc.) that are being modulated through envelopes, LFO (e.g. the frequency, the pulse width, etc) and the sound is being further modulated through a filter that can itself be modulated by the envelopes/LFO-s, etc. The important thing here is that when you have such a sound you can apply on-the-spot modulations to it through certain knobs, the mod-wheel, aftertouch, etc. that change some of the parameters in *isolation*. Many modern keyboards are romplers that have samples of a particular synth sound but since it's just a sample, it's difficult to modify that sound because you just have a sample, you don't have these components that the original sound was created from hence you can't make the sound evolve and be modulated...
I guess that's what you're asking.

Kronos 88 has them all (except MOSS, which is a real bummer). Overall, a used Kronos will adress all of the OP's concerns and is a nice machine. The biggest problem with Kronos is that it takes forever to boot up. RHIII in Kronos has 2 sensors but it still is a nice action.


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If you want an all round board I would get the Nord Stage 3, unless you need lots of synth programming, or playing more than two sounds at the same time. Not as good as an RD for piano practice.

If the focus is piano playing, but you also want to play with different types of bands, an RD-2000 is great. I got an RD-700NX for this exact reason, it's an older version in the same series. A bit large and heavy if you need to carry it around at lot. No synth programming, but lots of sounds, and good MIDI features.

It would be easier to answer if you tell us what you piano playing needs are. Are you an advanced pianist that is used to practicing on acoustics, but need to practice quietly, for instance? If the answer is no, maybe an FA-08 or something like that is just what you need.

A very flexible setup would be two of these boards, like the RD and FA combo that you mentioned. You could use the FA for band practice since it's easier to move around (get the FA-07 or 08 in that case, the 06 has a cheaper action).


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(The NS3 can play more than two sounds at the same time, I was thinking of older versions.)


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