Guest Posted May 10, 2000 Share Posted May 10, 2000 Hey, gang--I've got a situation that i need to address. I bought a Kurzweil K2600 and loved it for about 1 week. great feel, incredible control over the sounds. however, limited polyphony, overly complex efx routing scheme, weight 9which would discourage me from ever gigging, which i do 4-5 times each year) and price/value ratio all started bugging me. Then it simply stopped working, so I have to send it back to the folks at Sweetwater anyway. Now I think I want something else: a K2500 brain, for certain--love that Kurzweil sound. For my controller, I need: 88 weighted keys that feel great; around 50 pounds max. Onboard sounds need to be great as well (again, for gigging and for sketchpad writing/inspiration). So...I've been looking at two 'boards, the Kurz PC2x and the Yamaha S80. Each has pros and cons in my eyes. Have any of you played them? The Kurz keyboard is not my favorite--the Yamaha's is much more fun to play. Seems like a sound occurs, even if you barely press the key down, which actually feels strange when playing at regular velocity. The onboard sounds are ok, a few wonderful ones, others that will blend well, i think. Anyone know if the efx are still global, as on the PC88 I just got rid of? The Yamaha has ok sounds, much coarser or cruder, I guess, than the Kurz. less useful, but fun. The user interface is neat, but am I letting the knobs and sliders influence me unduly? It really doesn't sound quite as good as the PC2x. Finally, I've got an old Rhodes MK80, which I love. I suppose I could use that till something better comes along... Any opinions? Many thanks, Doug Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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