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Xenophile

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I need a new keyboard for gigging, and I'd like to get some recommendations for machines that will do the job without breaking my budget. I will continue to use my Korg N1 mainly for piano sounds. I need something to replace my now-defunct Ensoniq EPS, primarily for horn sounds and as a midi controller to drive other channels of the N1 for organ and some other sounds. The EPS was old and temperamental, but it was able to produce in-your-face horn sounds that worked very well for me. May it rest in peace.

Here are some of the features that I'm after...

* 61 keys, non-weighted

* programmable splits

* Velocity and aftertouch sensitivity

* footswitch and pedal controls (i.e. damper and volume pedals)

* Sample player/manipulator (need velocity-mapping)

* Around $1000 US

 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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Originally posted by Xenophile:

[qb]I need a new keyboard for gigging, and I'd like to get

* 61 keys, non-weighted

* programmable splits

* Velocity and aftertouch sensitivity

* footswitch and pedal controls (i.e. damper and volume pedals)

* Sample player/manipulator (need velocity-mapping)

* Around $1000 US

OK.....You can get all of your request except the Sampler/ Manipulator for under $1000.00

Yamaha s30 , Roland Xp30 ,Rs5

IF you need sample playback you jump to the $1600.00 and up category (motif ,triton ) .

UNLESS YOU BUY USED ! dano

 

[ 11-07-2001: Message edited by: dano ]

www.esnips.com/web/SongsfromDanO
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Or take your time and find an excellent used keyboard. You still will not find sampeling but you can get a good keyboard. My like-new Roland XP-50 just sold for $800. Have you thought about seperating the keyboard and sampeling duties? You might have more luck that way. $500 each would get you some decent equipment. You might even consider paying about $300 for a controller only keyboard and the rest on a sampler. Then play the sampler instead of relying on inboard sounds for the keyboard.
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