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#1679475 - 05/17/11 03:30 PM Yamaha dgx 630
DBC Offline
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Registered: 05/09/11
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Loc: Romania
Does anyone how this piano feels and sounds?
THX

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#1679598 - 05/17/11 06:46 PM Re: Yamaha dgx 630 [Re: DBC]
ChrisA Offline
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Originally Posted By: DBC
Does anyone how this piano feels and sounds?
THX


It is basically a Yamaha P95 with many added features but it uses the same very lightly weighed "GHS" key action as the P95.

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#1679600 - 05/17/11 06:53 PM Re: Yamaha dgx 630 [Re: DBC]
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I've tried DGX-640, a newer version of 630. Based on the internet review, I thought it should be a good one until I actually tried it. I was so disappointed. Feels soft and springy, sounds electrical. It's a keyboard, not a piano. A lot of voices though, which I don't need. I only need a few good voices, not 100 crappy ones. IMHO, GH vs GHS = acceptable vs unacceptable.

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#1679643 - 05/17/11 08:17 PM Re: Yamaha dgx 630 [Re: Fran_Z]
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Originally Posted By: Fran_Z
.. It's a keyboard, not a piano. A lot of voices though, which I don't need. I only need a few good voices, not 100 crappy ones. IMHO, GH vs GHS = acceptable vs unacceptable.


I don't like the GHS action on the P95 because the P95 tries to be a piano. But the DGX630 has so many other voices and piano is just one of the many so I think it's reasonable to compromise. The very firm and weighted GH action might not be the best for non-piano sounds. For example a flute sound is played one note at a time with the right hand while the left is on the mod wheel. I think very light action is best for this kind of playing.

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#1679656 - 05/17/11 08:45 PM Re: Yamaha dgx 630 [Re: ChrisA]
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Originally Posted By: ChrisA
It is basically a Yamaha P95 with many added features but it uses the same very lightly weighed "GHS" key action as the P95.

I don't think the piano sound is as good as on the P95. Also, it doesn't have MIDI connectors (just USB).

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#1680159 - 05/18/11 03:17 PM Re: Yamaha dgx 630 [Re: ChrisA]
Fran_Z Offline
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Yes, that's why I said DGX-630 is a keyboard, not a piano. I was judging it as a piano. I haven't tried P95, but if the action is GHS, then it's a bad piano.

Depends on what OP is looking for...


Originally Posted By: ChrisA

I don't like the GHS action on the P95 because the P95 tries to be a piano. But the DGX630 has so many other voices and piano is just one of the many so I think it's reasonable to compromise. The very firm and weighted GH action might not be the best for non-piano sounds. For example a flute sound is played one note at a time with the right hand while the left is on the mod wheel. I think very light action is best for this kind of playing.


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#1682197 - 05/21/11 04:04 PM Re: Yamaha dgx 630 [Re: anotherscott]
Jumajazu Offline
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Registered: 03/01/11
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Originally Posted By: anotherscott

I don't think the piano sound is as good as on the P95.


DGX-640 was tested in the DPBSD project and the main piano sound was very similar to P-95. I don't know if there is a difference in the main piano voice between DGX-630 and DGX-640.

http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthrea...tml#Post1679317


Edited by Jumajazu (05/21/11 04:06 PM)

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