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#2044720 - 03/07/13 07:11 PM thoughts on the Roland RD-300NX, and Blüthner Model One VP
Harry-in-PA Offline
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Registered: 03/25/08
Posts: 9
Loc: Rural Pennsylvania
This is my first post to the digital piano section, and only my second post to Piano World.

I have a full-time day job in IT, but am also employed as a church organist, accompanist to the local university's Concert Choir, and sit in with a local big band (4 trumps,4 trombones, 5 saxes, bass, drums, and piano).

The big band gigs require a portable piano. They rehearse at the church where I am organist, and the pianos there have spoiled me. Imagine - a Yamaha 6'3" Conservatory Grand and more recently, a Blüthner Model 2 Concert Grand. The big band plays in local parks throughout the summer in northeastern PA. Not quite possible to take a real piano on tour.

I have been using a keyboard I bought around 1996 - an Ensoniq TS-12. For its time, it was remarkable. It also weighs 55 lbs, with a whopping 6 mb memory.

I have now sent in an order for a Roland RD-300NX (Sweetwater Sound), and also ordered the Blüthner Model One Sound set sample library. I understand that this will require a laptop/PC to engage. I added JBL EON powered speakers.

I hope this works!

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#2044735 - 03/07/13 07:46 PM Re: thoughts on the Roland RD-300NX, and Blüthner Model One VP [Re: Harry-in-PA]
gvfarns Offline
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Registered: 04/16/07
Posts: 3503
Loc: Texas
Sweet. Let us know how it works out for you after you have had a little time with it.

#2044747 - 03/07/13 08:08 PM Re: thoughts on the Roland RD-300NX, and Blüthner Model One VP [Re: Harry-in-PA]
Bane Offline
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Registered: 11/03/12
Posts: 91
Loc: USA
I would definitely be interested to hear how the Bluthner Model One turns out for you. Not alot of folks own it, but SOS gave it a really enthusiastic review, claiming it just might have the lowest noise floor of any virtual piano...

Cable-Nelson upright piano, Casio WK-200, Mackie MR5MK2 monitors, Cubase Artist 7, Steinberg's The Grand 3, Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 interface, Asus R500a-RS52 Windows 8, i5-3230M 2.6 gHz, 6GB RAM, 750GB HD (5400RPM)

#2044885 - 03/08/13 03:52 AM Re: thoughts on the Roland RD-300NX, and Blüthner Model One VP [Re: Harry-in-PA]
mabraman Offline
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Registered: 12/24/12
Posts: 505
Loc: Valencia, Spain
Learning piano from scratch since September, 2012.
Kawai ES7.Kawai K-200

#2045028 - 03/08/13 11:44 AM Re: thoughts on the Roland RD-300NX, and Blüthner Model One VP [Re: Harry-in-PA]
xorbe Offline
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Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 573
Loc: Mt View, CA
Post what you think of the key action. I played with one down at GC last week.

#2045070 - 03/08/13 01:23 PM Re: thoughts on the Roland RD-300NX, and Blüthner Model One VP [Re: Harry-in-PA]
Bogs Offline
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Registered: 04/17/10
Posts: 135
In case you want to try another Bluhnter, check out pianoteq's Bluhnter:

Jealous on your musical activities! Enjoy your acquisition!
old Gaveau upright & Kawai CA63; previously Korg SP250


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