- Jan 4, 2019
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Yea I’m gna have have to do that . I’ve never felt weighted or hammer keys before I just have my old dx7 haha for reference I need something newer Forsure and all my other keyboards are mini keys and I just can’t play them as much anymore after playing bigger ones thank you for replyIf you can go to a well stocked music store and try a mix of pianos
You have a great ear that’s exactly why that video caught my eye , sounded almost identical to one of the sounds on my dx7 thank you for reply , it’s this or mx88 or sv-1 not sure which one yetI'm guessing it's a preset voice, but all he said (if I heard him correctly) is that it's a "classic EP sound" and that it uses the tremolo effect. I don't think the CP40 has that many voices to begin with, so it should be possible to identify which EP voice is being used. If I heard correctly that it's using the tremolo effect, then it might be a little tougher to say which EP voice it is. At first I was going to suggest that it might be a DX EP sound, which is often considered to be a "classic" sort of EP sound due to having been used on a lot of very popular hit songs. But it could also be a Fender Rhodes or "suitcase" EP sound with a lot of tremolo applied to it.
I think better quality sounds is for me I don’t mind that at all since I only use around 3 or 4 sounds only and I can always just plug my dx7 thru midi to my new keyboard if I’m missing that dx7 sound , also want to try weighted keys to feel more like a real pianoThe MX88 would have a lot more voices to choose from than the CP40, although I'm not sure how their keybeds compare, or the quality (versus quantity) of their sounds. I think the Yamaha stage pianos use different, higher-quality sound samples than Yamaha keyboards and synths do, and possibly better weighted-action keybeds, but I'm not sure about that. So you might want to base part of your decision-making process on whether it's more important to you to have a wider variety of voices versus having a smaller selection of better-sounding voices. Also, the MX88 can be used with an iPad app that lets you create and use voices using FM synthesis, although I don't think you can use as many operators as on the DX7.
Sounds like a really good keyboard I’ll have to look into it there’s so many out there rn it’s crazy. sampling and vocoder nice , I have a microkorg a microsampler, Roland a404 sp sampler, Yamaha reface yc some other random little old keyboards and a dx7 I just started less then a year ago and mainly play on my dx7 but I want to ease off playing on it before it dies I love it and need to upgrade to something robust and long lasting mini keys just don’t cut it anymore at allWhile you're at a Music store, try out a Roland Juno DS88 if you can. It has over a hundred piano patches built in and some of them are very nice indeed.
The price is also amazingly reasonable considering the range and quality of the instruments built in. Plus you can sample and add additional sounds if need be. It also has a vocoder built in.
The keyboard also has an excellent hammer action feel.
Seriously, for the price they're selling it, they could have charged double and nobody would have blinked.
I own one and I simply love it.
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