Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
73 registered (anamnesis, AndrewJCW, beeboss, A Flat Minor, agoriaket, 16 invisible), 1100 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Topic Options
#1977000 - 10/22/12 07:42 AM Controller dreaming...
36251 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 835
Wouldn't it be nice if Roland would sell its keyboard beds like Fatar. I'd love to see a forward thinking co. come out with a controller that would use your favorite Roland keybed (mine is original FP4,) that's no longer than the 88 keys. It would has a touch screen, or a place to snap in iPad or equivalent, that would interface with computer. Since I love Vintage D and Neo-Soul, I'll use them for examples. It would have different pages for what you have loaded and you could touch screen to change parameters.

It also would have a removable built in stereo speaker section that snapped in like a battery pack on a laptop, which you could remove to make controller lighter and there would be an empty lid that would replace it that could hold light storage (cables, etc.) I really like the close stereo image of speakers in a DP. For most of my small gigs I run VST through input of FP4 for stereo image and bring one of my amps to round out sound.



Edited by 36251 (10/22/12 07:42 AM)
_________________________
AG N2 | CP4 | SSv3 | GK MK & MP

Top
(ads) Sweetwater / Roland
The Right Mic Makes all the Difference. Piano Mics at Sweetwater

Click Here


#1977002 - 10/22/12 07:48 AM Re: Controller dreaming... [Re: 36251]
JFP Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/19/10
Posts: 1374
Loc: The Netherlands
Roland A88 ?!

Top
#1977003 - 10/22/12 07:48 AM Re: Controller dreaming... [Re: 36251]
JFP Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/19/10
Posts: 1374
Loc: The Netherlands
+ some nice portable / handy speakers

Top
#1977004 - 10/22/12 07:49 AM Re: Controller dreaming... [Re: 36251]
JFP Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/19/10
Posts: 1374
Loc: The Netherlands
and a wrap / stand for an iPad

Top
#1977005 - 10/22/12 07:50 AM Re: Controller dreaming... [Re: 36251]
JFP Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/19/10
Posts: 1374
Loc: The Netherlands
can compose it of different components yourself...


Edited by JFP (10/22/12 07:50 AM)

Top
#1977007 - 10/22/12 08:00 AM Re: Controller dreaming... [Re: JFP]
36251 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 835
Originally Posted By: JFP
Roland A88 ?!
Too damn long. I mean 88 notes is long enough; Roland had to go and add all that space for pitch shifter. Also, built in speakers important in my dream.
_________________________
AG N2 | CP4 | SSv3 | GK MK & MP

Top
#1977023 - 10/22/12 09:23 AM Re: Controller dreaming... [Re: 36251]
anotherscott Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 3768
Originally Posted By: 36251
Wouldn't it be nice if Roland would sell its keyboard beds like Fatar.

Yeah... Yamaha, Casio, Roland, Kawai all make keybeds that some people really like, but these companies feel their keybeds are part of their brands' advantages, and, as far as I know, none of them every sell their keybeds to, essentially, their competitors. There was a period of time when some Korgs came with Yamaha keybeds, but that was when Yamaha actually owned a piece of Korg, which I don't think is the case anymore.

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
Back to School Music SALE!
Save 10% in our online store
.
Just enter SAVE10 in the coupon box during checkout. *
And YES, you can save 10% AND still get free shipping on Jansen Artist benches!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
* Sale does not apply to advertising, how old requests, or any non-tangible items. Can not be combined with any other promotions. Ends August 31, 2015
(ad) Teaching Children Music
Teaching Music to Children
(ad) Yamaha Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP4 & CP40 Stage Pianos
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
PianoDisc
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
My first piano, I appreciate your feedback.
by agoriaket
Today at 04:05 AM
schubert Impromptu op 90 no 3
by sor
Today at 02:47 AM
How do you store your sheet music and books?
by TwoSnowflakes
Today at 12:23 AM
New Teacher Recommending Less Practice?
by TX-Bluebonnet
Yesterday at 11:03 PM
What should I do after high school with the piano?
by boogiewoogie123
Yesterday at 09:51 PM
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
80,575 Registered Members
44 Forums
166,554 Topics
2,440,619 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission