What to get for the second Keyboard


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Hi all

Well I have made the deal on a Roland Fantom G8 for my main KB
My stand has the top rack, so I am thinking about a second board, likely a 61 key.

Yamaha motif XS6 or Korg Kronos 61 key ???

I don't want to do another Roland for my top board, seems to me that having some variety would be wise

Any input ??

Snowy
 
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What sort of stuff are you going to do with it?

Those aren't cheap options you've suggested. The Fantom has plenty of polyphony. What about a soundless midi controller with semi weighted (or non weighted) keys and just midi it up to drive a few channels in the Fantom.

Here's a review of the Fantom fom Sound On Sound by Dave Stewart (the prog rocker from Hatfield & The North who charted with a cover of "It's My Party And I'll Cry If I Want To"):

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan09/articles/rolandfantomg.htm
 
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Ok you win. The Kronos. On a related topic I'm concerned that you have a very bad case of Gear Acquisition Syndrome.
 
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Gear aquisition syndrome ???? OMG Hope thats not terminal ?? :eek:

Well after so many years not doing much with music except listening, Yesss I guess you could say that.

My desire is to get some tools that I can work with and then settle down to enjoying them.

Thnx

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Well its a done deal.

The new Roland Fantom G8 is home and settled into my "Studio"
Bought it for $2627.00 and that was with a 2 year extended warranty.

Now to get comfy with this beast and then to look towards the second board.

May look at a Yamaha Motif XS, or maybe a Korg Kronos for the top deck
Have looked at the Yamaha Tyros 3 and 4 too.

Just far too many toys to choose from.

Snowy
 
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My training was on a 120 base excelsior accordion.
I branched out later and fooled with the organ some.

My interest lies in doing some "New Age" music.

I enjoy other stuff too.

I grew up on "Glen Miller" stuff like "In The Mood"
I enjoy some country western too.

I love the instrumental new age like Tangerine dream does, David Arkenstone and many others.

The Big Roland should allow me to create some pretty cool stuff.
If I find that I am lacking in the amount of specialty noises I can produce, I will add a Yamaha Motif or a Tyros 4 to make different stuff for me.

Just need to brush up on reading sheet music. I can sit down and slam out stuff by ear, but being able to play a composition off the rack is really rusty.

Likely won't take me too long to get back into the swing of things.

I never really cared for Pure Organ music.

The best Organ performance I have ever heard was on a Huge theater pipe Organ.

The beast was 4 manuals and some of the base pipes were just huge.

Later

Snowy
 

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