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#1493164 - 08/11/10 01:05 AM multiple keyboards in rig
Jeffrey Preston Offline
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I'm just wondering, How many of you wonderful, beautiful people here at piano world forums use more than 1 keyboard for their rig (or just messing around, practicing and such) ?

I have an okay CDP-100 (88-key), along with a Micro korg (I usually use with my left hand, so on the left side. Bass sounds usually) as well as an older casio (probably from 1999 or something) that I use strictly for organ sounds sitting right above my CDP.
IF the world went my way, I'd totally just have 2 NORD electro's one on top of the other. haha.

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#1493223 - 08/11/10 05:54 AM Re: multiple keyboards in rig [Re: Jeffrey Preston]
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I used to. A couple of synths, bass pedals... Was always looking for the single keyboard that did the job acceptably well. I think I'm as near to that as I'm going to get with my Kurzweil PC3.

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#1493520 - 08/11/10 02:10 PM Re: multiple keyboards in rig [Re: Exalted Wombat]
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I've got a yamaha cp-33 for the keys and
a roland pcr-800 for the sliders and such
(although it's got 5 octaves of lite keys, too)
I couldn't find one keyboard with EVERYthing.
Well, I did, but it was cheaper to buy 2.
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#1494951 - 08/13/10 03:42 AM Re: multiple keyboards in rig [Re: Stephen Hazel]
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When I was touring eons ago in the stoneage I had a Hammond B3 w/pair of 122 leslies,Yamaha Cp70 electric grand w/2 4115 cabinets,Fender Rhodes suitcase,Hohner D6 clavinet,Sequential circuits Prophet V synth,2 Mini moogs.Roland Axis controller and ?. Thank God for roadies. smile

Yamaha CP33 digital piano and a Roland VK7 organ and 2 Roland KC550 in stereo. If I can't carry it with one hand FORGET IT ! grin
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#1495378 - 08/13/10 05:57 PM Re: multiple keyboards in rig [Re: pianobroker]
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Piano Broker... I'm jealous (of the clav and rhodes) smile

Depending on the circumstance I've used a mix of - up to all four at once;

Roland Phantom
Nord Electro
Moog Prodigy/Micromoog
Roland Juno-106
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#1496960 - 08/16/10 09:08 AM Re: multiple keyboards in rig [Re: danshure]
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Pianobroker, what, no OBX?
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#1496963 - 08/16/10 09:10 AM Re: multiple keyboards in rig [Re: gryphon]
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Geoff, here's mine:

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#1497153 - 08/16/10 02:25 PM Re: multiple keyboards in rig [Re: gryphon]
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Originally Posted By: gryphon
Pianobroker, what, no OBX?
Actually as for programable synths,Oberheim stuff was a bit later in the stoneage.
Before the Sequential circuits Prophet V,I had a Polymoog which is or was a major doorstop.Later on I even had the original Kurzweil 250 which was the very first digital sampled keyboard. Paul Schaffer still uses his on occasion along with his OBXA. grin
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#1497371 - 08/16/10 06:30 PM Re: multiple keyboards in rig [Re: pianobroker]
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Originally Posted By: pianobroker
Originally Posted By: gryphon
Pianobroker, what, no OBX?
Actually as for programable synths, Oberheim stuff was a bit later in the stoneage.
Not much. Prophet V came out in 1977 and the OBX came out in 1979.

I remember playing the Polymoog in a music store when it first came out. I didn't buy one. I did buy a CP70B, though. laugh
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#1497524 - 08/16/10 10:40 PM Re: multiple keyboards in rig [Re: gryphon]
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Now back than with the progressive technology in analog synthesis, 2 years was a long time. When the Japanese got a hold of the technology as for analog synthesis /oscilators etc,it was Korg who first came out with the POLYSIX at $1395 retail, a single oscillator 6 voice polyphonic synth which manage to blow the roof off the high dollar $ domestic synth market. I was a product specialist for Unichord whom was the distrbutor of Korg in the USA. My friend whom was the former rep for Unichord /Korg quit to develop his own co. Ensoniq which later came out with the Mirage, a digital sampler keyboard which retailed for a mere $1795 which was a far cry from 12.5K for the Kurzweil 250. Musicians could not afford the Kurzweil 250, only the recording studios and wealthy musicians and or nonmusicians. grin I eventually got the Memorymoog which was suppose to be a 6 voice 3 oscillator Minmoog which it was not though pretty good if you could keep it in tune. grin


Edited by pianobroker (08/16/10 10:48 PM)
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#1497753 - 08/17/10 09:55 AM Re: multiple keyboards in rig [Re: pianobroker]
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Oh, yes. Electro on the bottom, Evolver on top. Sometimes with a side of Microkorg and/or Fantom.

Other times it's Rhodes on the bottom, Electro on top, Microkorg on the left.
smile


Edited by wavelength (08/17/10 09:56 AM)

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#1498993 - 08/18/10 11:32 PM Re: multiple keyboards in rig [Re: wavelength]
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Good times, piano broker.

I have a box of Keyboard magazines from the late 70's that I've saved. Some winter I'm going to take several days off work, open up a case of wine, start a fire in the fireplace, and sit there beside it with both boxes and enjoy myself.
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#1499072 - 08/19/10 03:42 AM Re: multiple keyboards in rig [Re: gryphon]
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You're showing your age there gryphon,having been there from the beginning. Back than I didn't mind one bit moving that Hammond B3 with 2 leslies and that CP70 and ? even without roadies. Of course I was a just a young punk with that Rick Wakeman complex. You had to look the part though it helped if you could play. Back than it was alot more expensive to be a keyboard player compared to uh...guitar player.I was around when most would ask."Whats this midi thing all about" wink. Heres a pic from the pianobroker archives opening up for FOREIGNER in 1982. grin

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/Fairchild@LouiesRockCity.jpg


Edited by pianobroker (08/19/10 05:38 AM)
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#1499506 - 08/19/10 07:45 PM Re: multiple keyboards in rig [Re: pianobroker]
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Cool pic! Small, but cool. laugh
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#1503091 - 08/25/10 04:12 PM Re: multiple keyboards in rig [Re: gryphon]
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gryphon - nice setup!

wavelength- awh yeah, microkorg! Although the keys are a bit small for my fingers, I'm thinking of purchasing a new synth to replace my cheap casio as well... I was considering the microstation, or a 76-key keyboard with beautiful sound. But with reasonable price.

NORD electro would be the pick though, damn that thing sounds so good.

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