What keys do you us...

What keys do you use and why?  

The Rascal
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I currently play a Roland Jupiter 80, but may update in the next couple of months primarily because of the weight- in a flight case it is a stupid heavy. I like Roland gear and, if not a straight "piano/organ" song, split the keyboard in maybe 3/4 places depending on the tune. So... Am I best getting new keyboard or should I get a Mac and a midi controller for all the sounds- how reliable is that as a set up? what programs should i use? Any help/experience gratefully appreciated!

Posted : 25/09/2018 2:27 pm
Larry T
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I just bought a new Yamaha MX88 to replace my 20-year old Roland R9. It's a very cool board, is perfect for my needs—pianos, EPs, brass and strings for classic rock—and didn't break the bank ($1,000).

The Yamaha now sits under my Roland VR-09 hooked to a Vent II, which I use mostly for organs.

Here's a link to video from a recent gig where I used the Yamaha for the first time.


Posted : 27/09/2018 1:34 pm
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I recall seeing this thread in the FB Group, but I'll post again just in case it was missed. I have a Korg Krome 88 weighted, and I love it. The only reason I would ditch it would be to upgrade to the Kronos 88 weighted. It has great sounds, very easy to program sounds, do song orders and others. I'm going to start trying to use it with Ableton so we'll see how that goes.

Posted : 27/09/2018 10:52 pm
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Crumar Seven just came out.. pretty awesome. Great classic vibe with amazing sound. All controls right in front , easy access, no menus. Old school but new. Sweet board

Posted : 27/09/2018 11:44 pm
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I use a Nektar LX88+ and Alesis Vortex 2 since all my sounds are from a laptop. On the laptop I use Ableton Live, Native InstrumentsKomplete and various other virtual instruments. Every song has a unique setup since I play mostly 80s pop/rock.

Posted : 05/02/2019 4:00 am