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Looking for good "split" keyboard.


biguglyman

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Hey people. Crossover from the bass lowdown forum. I need a keyboard that I can split and play bass lines with my left hand and piano/organ stuff with my right. I have a cheap Yamaha that can do that now. What I need is something where I can pan the two voices to separate channels/outputs and send the left hand to my bass amp and the right to my keyboard amp. Any suggestions would be helpful but please consider the budget too. Hopefully no more than $200-$300. Thanks

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Yamaha NP-V60 or NP-V80. The V80 has some upgraded sounds and other features, but both will do what you want.

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With you budget a good option may be a used piece of proline gear. I've done what you are asking with an Ensoniq KS-32. Tons of keyboards will do this. But used gear can be a crap shoot if it breaks.

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That is good solution. For a short while I used a 360 Systems Midi Bass which I sent to a bass amp while every thing else went to my Normal Keyboard Rig. I decided I was not gaining much by doing so and sent everything to my KB rig which had 2 3-way cabs with 15" bottom drivers.

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The problem with simply adding a module to his existing setup (for the purpose of left hand bass with its own independent output) is that it's not enough for him to be able to trigger the sound module's bass sound from his current setup, he also has to be able to prevent his right hand sound from also triggering the sound module, and he also has to prevent his left hand from also triggering the keyboard's internal sound.

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The 360 seemed really good in the day but I haven't had that thing in YEARS. I don't know how well it would stack up now. My 360 was not a rack unit, it was a box and that was back around circa 1987.

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The problem with simply adding a module to his existing setup...

 

...is my current keyboard does not have midi. I guess I could use two different keyboards but it's hard enough for me to keep track of what my hands are doing on one.

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I'm glad to see left hand bass players are still around. We're a dying breed man! With your budget, your not going to beat casio boards. I played the WK line for a long time working on a budget myself. Easy to split and assign right left for channel control and with some tweaking you can get the patches to sound sweet. Night after night they can take a pounding. Keys start getting weak after YEARS of gigging and that just means its time to bring some super glue to the jobs just incase. As far as bang for the buck, your not going to beat them.
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Anybody know if this will do what I want it to do?

Casio WK210

 

All the Casio manuals are online

 

http://www.casio.com/support/manuals/

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Thanks for the link. Looked it over and it does not look like it will do what I need. Seems like such a simple thing I don't see why it has to be such a pain to find what I need.

 

It isn't that common a feature on low-cost boards. And in your price range, there aren't a lot of choices to begin with. I'm not familiar with the Casio WK series, but in their Privia PX pianos, you have to go to the top model (PX-3) to get that feature.

 

One other nice thing about the Yamahas I mentioned is that it is actually a fairly decent feeling keyboard for piano playing, compared to the other things you'll find at their price range.

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