Good or Bad Changes


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I have just updated my Yamaha Keyboard to the new SX900.
In the past I have had many keyboards going back to the old
Technics ones. The two I have at present are the PSR S950 and
SX 900. All the models that came out after the 950 including
the Tyros ones had a very poor Key Action, they rattled and
bumped when being played and its took a lot of complaints to
get this altered. The two mentioned are like a Rolls Royce when
compaired to the others. It seems that when they change the
layout they are not bothered on what is a good or bad thing.
On the SX 900 they have removed the two buttons for Country
and Ballads and scattered all these styles into different groups
In the Voice section Trumpets are now in the Brass section and
Saxophones into the Woodwind, it just makes things harder to
find. They have also done away with the USB Button and you
have to use the expansion button to get a menu up for this.
At least with the new touch screen you still have the option of
a button to select if you prefer. I am a bit long in the tooth and
old fashioned to welcome changes that in my opinion did not
need to be changed, I found nothing wrong with Music Finder.
My advice to Yamaha is to get someone on board who knows
what the older end Home user Keyboard players like to use.
Derrick
 
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The top end arrangers are aimed at an older market hence probably a design or two decisions had to be made on layouts to at least provide a nod to product evolution since Yamaha arranger buyers do mostly seem to stick within brand.

Last time I was in what was my favourite music store but it is now no longer the case the staff where doing the hard sell on an SX900 to a pair of customers who wanted options but was not given any.

The sales guy did say to the customers that the Genos was sold primarily to musicians who have been retired for many years.

I have to say that both the SX models are vastly superior to the prior S models.

Curious as to why you bought an SX?
 
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The top end arrangers are aimed at an older market hence probably a design or two decisions had to be made on layouts to at least provide a nod to product evolution since Yamaha arranger buyers do mostly seem to stick within brand.

Last time I was in what was my favourite music store but it is now no longer the case the staff where doing the hard sell on an SX900 to a pair of customers who wanted options but was not given any.

The sales guy did say to the customers that the Genos was sold primarily to musicians who have been retired for many years.

I have to say that both the SX models are vastly superior to the prior S models.

Curious as to why you bought an SX?
 
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I had the 970 and 950 models above each other but not linked
so I could play the styles on any and mix the sounds from both
Worked fine but the Key Action on the 970 was rubbish so I went
for the updated 900 key action. I could not afford the Genos, in
fact when I had a look at it in the showroom I just did not like it.
All the Demos I have been to give you a superb musician but they
all seem to go a bundle on the screaming synth and disco sounds
I'm affraid its just not my type of music. Saddly my wife as had to
go into an old folks care home but when I go down there 2 or 3
times a week they get me on the piano to play all the old tunes.
They all seem to love it and my wife used to be a beautiful singer.
Derrick
 

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