- Jun 27, 2015
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I have been using a KingKorg for a couple of years now. It's a highly specialised VA (virtual analogue) synth.My conclusion came to think I needed a Synthesizer keyboard like the Korg Kingkorg but then I had no idea what speakers i'd have to buy for them.
So basically I need help, I am purchasing this online so I won't have a chance to get to the store, please tell me your thoughts if any.
Thank you very much for all the information, I have decided to sway away from Arrangers altogether, I am very close to the purchase, I just need to know which speakers will be better now lol.I have been using a KingKorg for a couple of years now. It's a highly specialised VA (virtual analogue) synth.
VA synths are digital machines designed to closely emulate analogue synthesisers such as Moog, Oberheim, etc. The KK does this particularly well. It sounds fat, warm and buttery, and the filters have pretty much zero "stepping" when you open and shut them. It also has a lovely tube pre-amp built into it which really warms up the sound.
However what it does not do overly well is your more traditional keyboard sounds like acoustic and electric piano, organ, etc.
Some people also find the interface with its small screens hard to get along with although I personally have no issues with it. It's got quite a few knobs for real time adjustment of filters and effects which make it excellent for live performance.
The keybed is a bit on the squishy side. My last bit of feedback is that it's very hard to fall in love with the way it looks. In fact it's almost beautiful in its unequivocal ugliness.
I love my KK but I would never take it on stage all by itself, not really versatile enough. However it can play a very important role for you if you're after some quality analogue synth emulation.
Speakers - that's a whole separate discussion and would depend on where and how you want to use the keyboard. Plenty of speaker threads in this forum - there's a live one going at the moment in the Keyboard Purchase Recommendations forum.
Hope that helps!
I am just setting up speakers in my bedroom with the keyboard, I just wanted to make sure I had the correct cables, 1/4 inch cable, I am just guessing I need 2 of those, I was unsure if there was anything else on top of that, like when all items get delivered to me, i set it up then turns out i needed a audio interface hooked up to make it work or something random, I have found little information about this so far, but I am just roughly guessing 2 of those 1/4 Cables should do the trick along with the speakers and keyboard without anything else being needed to get it to work.It's impossible to say which speakers will be best without understanding how you intend to use the keyboard.
Check out this thread: https://www.keyboardforums.com/threads/the-best-keyboard-amp.22578/page-2#post-176467
...and the others around like it. That may help?
The Korg keyboard that Lou reports upon has been replaced by the PA1000 and hence a much improved model is now available.
The Roland is considerably cheaper than the Korg or Yamaha hence really is in a different market segment.
Otherwise an excellent report
Youtube is sort of OK to watch reviews but given its bandwidth limitations and what you are probably going to listen to the audio on you will be best advised to visit a music store and listen to them yourself.
I was in the market for a Korg PA700 or Yamaha 770, the difference in quality in my local music store was mp3 v analogue vinyl, you can see from my signature which to me sounded much superior.
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