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    Default keyboard/s:perfect piano, winds, string&bass sound

    Hi,
    I play the keyboard in a band. I am looking for a keyboard or 2 keyboards that makes the next sounds:
    perfect piano
    perfect winds
    perfect strings
    perfect bass
    or at least the sound as similar as can be a trumpet, a cello or a bass. i can spend 3000 pounds. what is your advice?
    i was thinking in a korg pa800 for the piano, winds and string and a microkorg for the bass ( the bass sound that i need, mainly, is the proper bass sound)
    thank you very much and sorry for my bad english

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    why not go for a computer-based solution?

    iMac + Logic + A couple of modules + midi controller keyboard = less than 3000GBP

    You get upgrade potential when new sound modules are released.

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    Well for me, the perfect electronic piano is about more than just the sound. You've got to have something with the right feel, touch, and response too. So I'd say you're talking at least two different keyboards. One for the piano and one for everything else.
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    Hi Coolbec,
    at first thanls for answer, and yes, 2 keyboards is a choice, but what kind of keyboards, what brand and model for each one?

    PD: thanks sugercane for asnwer me, a Mac is a very good choice, i want to listen both choices, 2 keyboards or Mac&midi

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    I guess what I'm trying to say is that I think two keyboards would be your ONLY choice. I don't think that the physical characteristics of a good piano keyboard are going to be compatible with all of the other synth-type playing.

    The only keyboard I've got any real hands on with is my old Yamaha Clavinova. Good piano, but obviously the platform and portability wouldn't be good for playing gigs.

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    i agree with you coolbec, 2 keyboars will be better that the Mac choice but now i have to choose 2 keyborads and i dont know anything about what kind of keyboards choose for make a great wind, string, piano and bass. i hope that someone can help me, thank you

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    We've got a few folks here who are pretty knowledgeable about that sorta thing, but they haven't been around much the last few days. Otherwise I probably would have just kept my mouth shut and let them help you. But I have seen a number of threads discussing different types of electronic keyboards in this part of the forum, so if you haven't already done so, you might want to check out some of the older posts and maybe even do a few searches.

    I've also seen some really impressive keyboard demo vids on YouTube by some players that I have a great deal of respect for. I could pass a couple of those along if you like.

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    if you can pass me you will make a favour. anyway, i am triying to meet someone who has a korg pa800 or Xpanded or something like that and check with him or her how is the sound of the strings, bass and winds.

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    Ok..here's Lyle Mays (a true genius, musically and otherwise) demoing something called a Spectrosonics Trillian unit. I think it has a great bass sound in particular. And if you look closely, he's got some kinda way to interface it with his acoustic piano. Pretty neat stuff.







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    If you do a search for Korg pa800 you might find some stuff that helps you out that way too.

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    It is best keyboard for the piano because it's keys are soft and play many voice of the piano. Most of the piano player use this type of keyboard. It is very popular in recent market and available on every music shop.

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