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#1325244 - 12/14/09 02:45 PM Roland C-30 Digital Harpischord blows my mind!
LS35A Offline
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Registered: 10/31/09
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This is TOO COOL! Looks like a harpsichord, has a terrific set of samples. Too bad it costs a fortune or I'd buy one of these in a heartbeat. I wrote a letter to Roland asking them to make these samples available in a less expensive cabinet.

Check out the Celesta sample:


http://www.rolandus.com/products/productdetails.php?ProductId=938

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#1325692 - 12/15/09 12:51 AM Re: Roland C-30 Digital Harpischord blows my mind! [Re: LS35A]
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The harpsichord sample in the Yamaha P120 and P155 is pretty awesome too. Key up samples (where the pluck resets past the string) make it fairly realistic.
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#1325736 - 12/15/09 04:51 AM Re: Roland C-30 Digital Harpischord blows my mind! [Re: LS35A]
Sean M. Offline
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Registered: 10/16/09
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That is so cool.

Looks more like a clavichord than a harpsichord, though.

And Roland totally should have made the white keys black, and the black keys white.

And made it a double manual.

And sold it with videos and books to try and imitate Maestro Hector Olivera's awesome accent.

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#1325772 - 12/15/09 07:40 AM Re: Roland C-30 Digital Harpischord blows my mind! [Re: LS35A]
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Registered: 04/30/08
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I have one on order right now.
Should get here next week.

I'm SO excited!

I played it at the local piano shop a couple weeks back. Debated it. Then placed my order last week.

I agree that they key colors should have been reversed. Oh well.


Edited by Hummingbird (12/15/09 07:45 AM)

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#1325849 - 12/15/09 10:41 AM Re: Roland C-30 Digital Harpischord blows my mind! [Re: Hummingbird]
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Registered: 07/26/09
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I just picked up a Yamaha PSR-S910 this morning.

It has a Super Articulated Harpsichord that is about the best recreation I have heard.

When you release the key, you can hear the sound of the quill moving across the string.

The modulation wheel adds the coupler.

The PSR-S910 has 61 keys, and retails for quite a bit less than $2000 USD.

It also has a great piano and pipe organ as well as a lovely Super Articulated Concert Guitar, that sounds awesomely real.

Of course, it doesn't have the look of the Roland...that may help the latter sound more real to some. wink

Snazzy
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#1325949 - 12/15/09 01:37 PM Re: Roland C-30 Digital Harpischord blows my mind! [Re: snazzyplayer]
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Originally Posted By: snazzyplayer

Of course, it doesn't have the look of the Roland...that may help the latter sound more real to some. wink


Actually, for me, it's more about the feel of the keys. The C-30 feels like you're playing a harpsichord, not a piano.

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#1325951 - 12/15/09 01:40 PM Re: Roland C-30 Digital Harpischord blows my mind! [Re: Hummingbird]
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Registered: 08/21/04
Posts: 19
Loc: Cambridge, Massachusetts
I agree that the C-30 is fantastic. Too bad it's hard to find here in the US. Also, it's a bit pricey. My Yamaha P-85 has decent piano but mediocre harpsichord sound. I'm not sure it's even sampled. Are there any midrange DPs (i.e. P-155 etc.) with good harpsichord sound?

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#1325957 - 12/15/09 01:46 PM Re: Roland C-30 Digital Harpischord blows my mind! [Re: Hummingbird]
snazzyplayer Offline
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Originally Posted By: Hummingbird
[


Actually, for me, it's more about the feel of the keys. The C-30 feels like you're playing a harpsichord, not a piano. [/quote]

Yeah, that can help with the illusion as well.

You must play a lot of harpsichord pieces.

If that's the case, you'd be pretty happy with that critter.

Snazzy
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#1326037 - 12/15/09 04:02 PM Re: Roland C-30 Digital Harpischord blows my mind! [Re: Hummingbird]
LS35A Offline
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Originally Posted By: Hummingbird
I have one on order right now.
Should get here next week.

I'm SO excited!

I played it at the local piano shop a couple weeks back. Debated it. Then placed my order last week.

I agree that they key colors should have been reversed. Oh well.


Where is the 'local piano shop'? I'm surprised anyone is selling these retail, I get the impression it's mostly institutional sales.

By all means let us know what you think when it gets here!

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#1326046 - 12/15/09 04:13 PM Re: Roland C-30 Digital Harpischord blows my mind! [Re: LS35A]
Hummingbird Offline
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Originally Posted By: LS35A

Where is the 'local piano shop'? I'm surprised anyone is selling these retail, I get the impression it's mostly institutional sales.


Local piano shop is in Northern Virginia/DC metro area. I take lessons there and noticed it one day as I was there for a lesson. I had found a couple places online that sold it prior to that, and had been considering it for a while, but was undecided since I'd never gotten to actually see/touch one. As soon as I actually touched it, it was just a matter of convincing myself to spend the money smile

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#1326142 - 12/15/09 07:00 PM Re: Roland C-30 Digital Harpischord blows my mind! [Re: Hummingbird]
DianneB Offline
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Registered: 06/08/08
Posts: 89
Name that tune: Could anyone help me identify the music for #1,"Dynamic Harpsichord" and #2 "Flemish" examples?

http://www.rolandus.com/products/productdetails.php?ProductId=938&ParentId=320

Click on "Audio".

Thank you!

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#1326163 - 12/15/09 07:33 PM Re: Roland C-30 Digital Harpischord blows my mind! [Re: LS35A]
Hummingbird Offline
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The Flemish audio is Bach. It's the same piece as the first clip here
http://www.roland.com/classic/c30/concert/index.html#mizunaga
(Purple box on the left about halfway down the page)

I'm not sure about the Dynamic Harpsichord audio piece.

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#1326425 - 12/16/09 05:57 AM Re: Roland C-30 Digital Harpischord blows my mind! [Re: Hummingbird]
DianneB Offline
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Posts: 89
Thank YOU, Hummingbird!

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#1333448 - 12/25/09 07:33 AM Re: Roland C-30 Digital Harpischord blows my mind! [Re: LS35A]
Camreals Offline
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Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 5
Loc: United Kingdom
The C-30 suffers from an elementary design problem - no top f sharp or G. The harpsichords used by both Domenico Scarlatti and Rameau would have possessed these notes, and they used them in their music. Once again, Roland have shown that their hardware solutions are driven by engineers, not musicians. What a pity!

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#1335641 - 12/28/09 04:29 PM Re: Roland C-30 Digital Harpischord blows my mind! [Re: Camreals]
mr_bubb Offline
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Registered: 08/21/04
Posts: 19
Loc: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: Camreals
The C-30 suffers from an elementary design problem - no top f sharp or G. The harpsichords used by both Domenico Scarlatti and Rameau would have possessed these notes, and they used them in their music. Once again, Roland have shown that their hardware solutions are driven by engineers, not musicians. What a pity!


Shoulda been a short-octave design....

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#1380025 - 02/21/10 11:25 PM Re: Roland C-30 Digital Harpischord blows my mind! [Re: Hummingbird]
stevetice Offline
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Registered: 02/21/10
Posts: 1
Loc: Wash DC area
Hummingbird, could you PLEASE tell me your 'local piano shop' by name? I live in N VA and am dying to see and play one. From all the YouTube clips, it looks great, but I want to play before I buy. If naming stores is inappropriate to these forums (I just joined), can you send a private msg?

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