Workstation or Arranger

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    Hello all,


    I'm Roger


    I'm planning to buy a Workstation with any of these...Yamaha MOXF, Korg Krome or Roland FA to be used in the Church worship. I've chosen this because of its super natural voices and also for its sequencing ability but at the same time I need something that has ability to have easy access to fills, intros and endings as in Arranger keyboards. Is there any option that I can get those in any of the above mentioned workstation? If not, what kind of keyboard I can go for?



    I would appreciate your inputs.
     
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    Fred Coulter Collector of ancient keyboards

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    Unless you buy a dedicated arranger keyboard (and Yamaha and Korg offer some very good ones), you have other options. First, the software route. You can buy software that works as an external arranger, connected to the MIDI out of your keyboard. One such is Varranger2 (http://www.varranger.com/). A second option is an external hardware module. One company that makes them, Ketron, has several modules at different price points. (http://www.ketronmusic.co.uk/products/Ketron/arranger_modules/index.html). Roland makes something called the BK-7m, but I'm not sure what it does. https://www.roland.com/us/products/bk-7m/

    When I was considering adding arranger capabilities, I bought the keyboard. But I also wanted a second keyboard. Your needs may vary.
     
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    Thanks Fred for the response!!


    Sounds good about the option but it looks like an expensive one.......can you name some models that is dedicated arranger as you mentioned (Yamaha or Korg) but I'm not sure we'll get the super natural sounds as we get from workstation.
     
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    I just bought a Korg PA1000, the sounds aren’t as good as in my Roland keyboards, but it does some cool stuff,like creating a Style from a midi file, and all of the dedicated buttons for Arranger functions.
     
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    RVID2016, have you looked at the Roland BK-7M, it is a arranger backing module, that you can attach to any keyboard or have for any instrument for that matter. Check out the Roland site.
    Also, you can use Varranger2 which is a software arranger DAW style on PC. Used your laptop and attach it to your midi controller or any keyboard and you have the best of both worlds. This way you can have a synth and an arranger athough a software one.
     
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    Since the Op posted their question in 2016 if they have not yet decided they are being very slow.
     
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    Lol, yes you are right, but some people do procrastinate ( I have do in the past).:confused:
     
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    Procrastinate, Yes.

    I was married to one.
     
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    So then you traded up to a motorbike?! Life's too short..........................
     
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    Hooligan bike in the Gixer..... impressed.

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