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#2974951 - 02/10/19 01:18 PM Re: Amazing new Video of Casio PX-S3000 [Re: Jazz+]
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I am very excited about these boards and can't wait to hear them! They are sure coming across well in these videos. Mike Martin and his crew have done an impressive job regarding generation of interest in these.

On the other hand the new generation of Yamaha instruments are also generating a good deal of interest. I certainly have my eye on the P-515, which IMO has some of the better Rhodes samples Yamaha has ever offered, not to mention great acoustic piano samples.

I certainly am going to hold off on any decision until I have a chance to hear these Casios

Judging by the feedback on this thread, it becomes apparent how important the additional sounds such as EP and clonewheel organ are to this bunch. It just drives me crazy when I hear some of the lame offerings that even Yamaha and Roland have given us that are supposed to cover Rhodes sounds.

BTW... my go to Rhodes is still the one on my Roland RD300GX.The 300GX is still my main stage Keyboard even though it is still difficult to translate the main acoustic sample to amp/speakers. I seem to get a different response at different volume levels. But the 300GX Rhodes never fails me, and I often just go to that if I am having issues with the AP sample.

Keeping my fingers crossed regarding the new Casios.

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#2974954 - 02/10/19 01:24 PM Re: Amazing new Video of Casio PX-S3000 [Re: LX88]
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I think my Roland FP4 had that same clean tone Rhodes you speak of. It served me well for about 5 years. My Casio PX-360 clean tone Rhodes has also has served me well for almost 3 years.
I look forward to experiencing the new Casio PX-S3000 clean tone vintage Fender Rhodes Suitcase TONE (I've pre-ordered, it's expected in APRIL) I will use it for THE 3 sounds: Rhodes, Grand Piano, and Vibes. I will also enjoy using the split bass on occasion. I have a heck of a good bass left hand. I'm able to play my right hand slightly behind the steady yet driving pulse of my walking bass left hand.
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#2974970 - 02/10/19 03:01 PM Re: Amazing new Video of Casio PX-S3000 [Re: Jazz+]
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I have only heard that they are the same Jazz +.

None of the Casios have made me want to give up that Roland so far.

The Yamaha P 515 tempts me though. The recent Kraft music video gives a good example of their new Rhodes, which is impressive.

But I will wait till I hear these Casios. Also... I am not thrilled with the Yamaha P-515 weight - 47 lbs. Looks like a stay at home situation.

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#2974975 - 02/10/19 03:26 PM Re: Amazing new Video of Casio PX-S3000 [Re: LX88]
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The key action and touch response, and the transport weight of the Casio PX-360 let me gladly give up my Roland FP4. My Casio behaves more realistically than my FP4. Whether it sounds better is a toss up. But I play better. Why? because it reacts more like a piano. The sound is very close anyway. I don't need the best digital sound samples available because I don't use a DP for recording piano. I need the best action and dynamic response. I use digital pianos for gigging, especially when faced with a real piano that is out of tune or has a heavy action; so a light transport weight is crucial (25 lbs for Casio, 35 lbs for my old Roland FP4) . I use them for practice too when I need to be quiet about it.
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#2974976 - 02/10/19 03:34 PM Re: Amazing new Video of Casio PX-S3000 [Re: LX88]
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Originally Posted By: LX88
The Yamaha P 515 tempts me though. The recent Kraft music video gives a good example of their new Rhodes, which is impressive.

But I will wait till I hear these Casios. Also... I am not thrilled with the Yamaha P-515 weight - 47 lbs. Looks like a stay at home situation.


I played the P-515 at NAMM and wasn't as impressed as I thought I'd be. But definitely feel it was more the NAMM ambient noise issue contributed to my being underwhelmed, mainly with the internal speakers, then anything else. wink

For my purpose the Yamaha would be a definite stay at home.

I've never owned the Roland or the older Privia, but in my recollection of both, what I played at NAMM, even in the din, is head and shoulders above both older models...at least for piano.
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#2975054 - 02/11/19 05:44 AM Re: Amazing new Video of Casio PX-S3000 [Re: timwat]
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Originally Posted By: timwat
quoting the 9/8 solo section of the beloved Kansas prog rock epic, Song for America (he's their KB player now).

The section noted starts around 5:40 or so:

Thanks, I knew I recognized that but couldn't' place it! The funny thing is, the held higher notes fade quickly on the original, too. ;-) I'm thinking maybe he's playing a CP80?
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#2975094 - 02/11/19 10:49 AM Re: Amazing new Video of Casio PX-S3000 [Re: AnotherScott]
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I heard the Yamaha P-515 mostly with headphones.

From what I can tell, it holds its own with the other Yamaha CFX samples. Plus it has the Bosendorfer and some other good AP variations.

If the new Casios can compete with that, I am in.

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#2975620 - 02/13/19 06:22 PM Re: Amazing new Video of Casio PX-S3000 [Re: Jazz+]
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What is the tune at 0:44 ? played by the Steve Weingart Duo

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#2976128 - 02/16/19 07:02 PM Re: Amazing new Video of Casio PX-S3000 [Re: Jazz+]
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Originally Posted By: Jazz+
What is the tune at 0:44 ? played by the Steve Weingart Duo


It’s Got A Match by Chick Corea. It’s in the New Real Book V2 and the classic real book v3 if you’re looking to play it.

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#2976136 - 02/16/19 11:32 PM Re: Amazing new Video of Casio PX-S3000 [Re: Needskeys]
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I had been meaning to learn “Got a Match” forever, and that clip inspired me to finally do it. Very nice version, and proof that you don’t need a keytar!

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#2976293 - 02/18/19 07:07 AM Re: Amazing new Video of Casio PX-S3000 [Re: Josh Paxton]
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Why do we have 2 threads about these pianos?

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#2976303 - 02/18/19 08:08 AM Re: Amazing new Video of Casio PX-S3000 [Re: Radagast]
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Originally Posted By: Radagast
Why do we have 2 threads about these pianos?

Three. Plus one on the CDPs. ;-)
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#2976305 - 02/18/19 08:22 AM Re: Amazing new Video of Casio PX-S3000 [Re: AnotherScott]
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Originally Posted By: AnotherScott
Originally Posted By: Radagast
Why do we have 2 threads about these pianos?

Three. Plus one on the CDPs. ;-)


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#2976359 - 02/18/19 01:04 PM Re: Amazing new Video of Casio PX-S3000 [Re: Josh Paxton]
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Originally Posted By: Josh Paxton
I had been meaning to learn “Got a Match” forever, and that clip inspired me to finally do it. Very nice version, and proof that you don’t need a keytar!


LOL

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