Originally posted by Nic:
I currently play keyboard in a rock(ish)cover band, but my electric keyboard does not cut it. Its an old technics keyboard that is not touch sensitive and does not have a weighted keyboard.
Im trying to work out wether I should buy a stage piano with a weighted action or a touch sensitive electric keyboard.
A lot of my playing involves piano, strings, and organ sounds (we tend to play a mix of old music by david bowe, Bob marley, led Zep,cat stevens and the beetles including a few modern songs) but occasionaly I need a few more interesting sounds like trumpets or brass, singing chorus and more synthetic sounds.
Idealy I would like to get a stage piano with a half decent weighted action (I learnt as a pianist) with the range of tones found on an electric keyboard. Does anyone have any thoughts on this or suggestions for what I should look for?
I would not mind playing an unweighted keyboard, but I like the basic utility of a stage piano as opposed to the funky coloured toy nature of many cheaper yamahas with digital displays (that show things like what note you are pushing and how hard you are hitting a key which seems useless to me, even the expensive ones seem to look gimiky) another consideration is do weighted key digital pianos have better piano sounds than an unweighted one?
Bit of a ramble -
basicly I need a good range of sounds that sound primo blasting through a 100+w speakers, and good control over the dynamics.
The ability to expand the repetoir of sounds would be a great bonus. (If it included a sampler I would be a very happy lady but I do not think I have that kind of money)
Any input would be appreciated.