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#1421089 - 04/21/10 06:30 AM Which Keyboard Should I Take?
zak1995 Offline
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Registered: 04/19/10
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Loc: Batam, Indonesia
Hello everyone!

I'm a church pianist & keyboardist, and I'm thinking of getting a new keyboard at my church. Currently, I use a Yamaha PSR-2100 and I'm getting bored with it. I really get bored with the sounds. I've done some researches in the internet and I'm interested with these keyboards:

Roland JUNO-G
KORG X50
Yamaha MOTIF XS6

The sounds that I really need are strings, brass, flute, and oboe. I hope you can give me some recommendations on what keyboard I should buy, or maybe other keyboards that have greater performance than those three above.

The budget is around $1000 to $2000.

Thanks,

Dony
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#1421235 - 04/21/10 11:15 AM Re: Which Keyboard Should I Take? [Re: zak1995]
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The X50 comes in below your budget. I have one and it is an excellent all-rounder. There are categories dedicated to strings, brass and woodwind (plus many others). In terms of sound quality it punches way above its weight. The compromises are the lightweight construction and cheap action. However I have never had a problem with mine.

I get bored with most of my digital gear after a while (not surprising since the sound never varies!), but the Korg is a nice-sounding synth with plenty of control. Be aware that there are no user banks, so anything you want to save will overwrite a factory patch.

I have no experience of the others you mention.
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#1421275 - 04/21/10 12:23 PM Re: Which Keyboard Should I Take? [Re: voxpops]
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These are all good boards although compared to the Juno G, I think the Korg is better. This is a mini version of a Triton and has excellent sounding patches. It does not have a sequencer. The XS-6 is the 61 key version of the XS-8 which is a full featured workstation, complete with a 24 track sequencer. You might also want to look at the Roland Phantom for comparison.

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#1421567 - 04/21/10 07:02 PM Re: Which Keyboard Should I Take? [Re: galaxy4t]
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Small update. The LCD display on my X50 gave up the ghost today - just after I had sung its praises here - typical! It's about three or four years old, so I shouldn't grumble too much, but it's something to be aware of as a potential problem down the line. It's a bummer really, since everything else still works beautifully - I just can't navigate my way around anymore.

C'est la vie.
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#1421829 - 04/22/10 03:28 AM Re: Which Keyboard Should I Take? [Re: voxpops]
zak1995 Offline
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Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 14
Loc: Batam, Indonesia
Thanks for the reply!

@galaxy4t: Do you mean the Fantom Series? Is it a good keyboard?

@voxpops: Do you have any other recommendations, beside those three?
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#1422011 - 04/22/10 12:50 PM Re: Which Keyboard Should I Take? [Re: zak1995]
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Zak
Yes. The Roland Fantom and Yamaha XS series are high end workstations. Since you listed the XS-6, it would make sense to look at the Fantom the Korg Oasis, and Korg M-50. Adding these other Korg models as I had forgotton about them. Korg has 2 versions of the Oasis in 61 and 88 keys. There is also the M-50 series from Korg in 61 and 88 keys.

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#1422484 - 04/23/10 06:12 AM Re: Which Keyboard Should I Take? [Re: galaxy4t]
zak1995 Offline
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Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 14
Loc: Batam, Indonesia
I'll check some YouTube videos about the OASYS and M50...
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