Yahmaha PSR-S970 or Roland BK9


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Hi' All,
I am in the market for buying a new keyboard, I have come down to either the Psr-s970 or the Bk9.
Anyone got any thoughts on which is the better keyboard?
Also is there a brand in the same quality range that I haven't thought about.
Kind regards, Malc.
 
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Fred Coulter

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My first thought is that the Roland has more keys than the Yamaha, and as a person raised on piano, that's a plus for me. On the other hand, when I think about arrangers, I think about Yamaha and Korg, both of which have a large number of after market styles that are available for sale. (The quality of the patterns and styles is a matter of personal preference. Can you go play with them in a store?)

So the question really is how you're going to use it. If you're planning on using the arranger features extensively, and you want to bring in new styles and possibly create your own, I'd go with the Yamaha. But if you're primarily a player for whom the arranger features aren't as important, or doesn't mind sticking with the built in stuff, then go with the Roland.

Also, if you're more interested in sequencing as opposed to arranging, it looks like the Roland is a better fit. But sequencing can also be done on a computer, probably with a better interface than any keyboard. So again, it matters how you're planning on using the thing.

But I'm sure that others have a much more in depth analysis they'd want to toss into the pile.
 
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Hi may l jump in here and say I own a new PRS S970 which l bought just before Christmas but in honesty with not owning a keyboard for over 35 years l feel l bought the wrong one l feel the tyros 5 has more to offer, BUT in saying that this keyboard is amazing the only thing l miss is the ability to add a the Yamaha Midi Foot controller which mine does not support
regards
allan
 
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