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#1853602 - 02/29/12 09:15 AM Motif XF vs S90XS vs CP1 vs CLP vs CVP vs MOX
motifmm6 Offline
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All yamaha products. But which of these keyboards produces the best piano sounds? Even the same sample sounds different on different keyboards. I have heard comments that the S6 on XF is a different S6 sound on the S90XS.

Which is your favourite keyboard for piano sounds?

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#1853950 - 02/29/12 09:54 PM Re: Motif XF vs S90XS vs CP1 vs CLP vs CVP vs MOX [Re: motifmm6]
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Hi, the answer is that there's no single best piano sound. I've been searching and trying so many DP sounds over the years.

See my sig for the DPs I currently own. I am now planning to get the MOX 8 and prefer its piano sound for live performance in a band setting. Remember that the MOX 8 is a synth workstation and is by no means specialized in piano sound like the other models you listed.

I believe the S6 sound and the modeled piano on CP1 are more pianist friendly. I have tried all the models you mentioned in a music store.
Nord Piano | Yamaha S90ES | Yamaha MOX 8 | Neumann U87 | Metric Halo 2882

#1853954 - 02/29/12 10:02 PM Re: Motif XF vs S90XS vs CP1 vs CLP vs CVP vs MOX [Re: motifmm6]
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But which of these keyboards produces the best piano sounds?


I have heard comments that the S6 on XF is a different S6 sound on the S90XS.

It isn't

Which is your favourite keyboard for piano sounds?

Out of those (and I own a XF, S90XS and a CP1)...the CP1 hands down
"I'm still an idiot and I'm still in love" - Blue Sofa - The Plugz 1981 (Tito Larriva)
Disclosure : I am professionally associated with Arturia but my sentiments are my own only.

#1854095 - 03/01/12 06:17 AM Re: Motif XF vs S90XS vs CP1 vs CLP vs CVP vs MOX [Re: motifmm6]
NJ Pianist Offline
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Registered: 02/07/09
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Loc: Central New Jersey

I would agree that there is no universally best piano sound because most pianists have a different perception of what sounds best. I have a Motif XF for many sounds (including piano), but I personally like the Roland Fantom piano for both action and sound. I will play the XF's piano, and to me, it does not satisfy my ears like the Fantom X does. It's all personal taste.
NJ Pianist


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