Workstation or Arranger

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    rvid2016

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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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    rvid2016

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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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