Did Roland Ever Top The Weighted Action Of The A-90?

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Did Roland Ever Top The Weighted Action Of The A-90?

Post by LesDeuxLoveOrchestra » Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:47 pm

It's been a while since this controller came out. It has a nice weighted action. But in later years did Roland make a better weighted action keyboard?

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Re: Did Roland Ever Top The Weighted Action Of The A-90?

Post by Byrthfood » Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:31 pm

The A-90's action was great! I only know that the Fantom action isn't as nice.
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Re: Did Roland Ever Top The Weighted Action Of The A-90?

Post by Gianni » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:02 pm

I have yet to try the Fantom G8, but Roland keeps talking about how they made the best possible keyboard feel out there.
But so far, A90 still feels like the best Roland to me and everyone I know.

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Re: Did Roland Ever Top The Weighted Action Of The A-90?

Post by Villi » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:49 pm

What about the one with poly-aftertouch, the A-80?

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Re: Did Roland Ever Top The Weighted Action Of The A-90?

Post by madtheory » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:13 am

IMO the Fantom is the best action they've ever made. It doesn't bounce. No idea why most weighted keyboards do that. Never played a piano that did it...

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Re: Did Roland Ever Top The Weighted Action Of The A-90?

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:00 am

I had an A-80, and I absolutely loved the action.

In addition to that, it was made from a slab of solid metal. We used it giant-log style to break down a door, once. Another time we used it as an equipment ramp to load the truck. Even with all that, I was able to sell it in pristine condition for a great deal of money.

Never did figure out how to program the damned thing, though... and if I was hiding from the Nazis under the floorboards, the LCD whine would have given me away.
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Re: Did Roland Ever Top The Weighted Action Of The A-90?

Post by madtheory » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:26 am

:) My Akai MX-1000 could also be used to break down doors! And the display whined too, til I fitted a new backlight.

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Re: Did Roland Ever Top The Weighted Action Of The A-90?

Post by Mush » Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:19 am

Automatic Gainsay wrote:I had an A-80, and I absolutely loved the action.
My favorite set of keys too. The action is the closest to a Steinway grand I've ever gotten with a controller. It's one of the few things in my studio I know I won't get rid of.

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Re: Did Roland Ever Top The Weighted Action Of The A-90?

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:31 pm

Mush wrote:
Automatic Gainsay wrote:I had an A-80, and I absolutely loved the action.
My favorite set of keys too. The action is the closest to a Steinway grand I've ever gotten with a controller. It's one of the few things in my studio I know I won't get rid of.
I have to say, this thread has made me think about it, and I wish I hadn't gotten rid of mine. I do have a place for a MIDI controller, and I have to say that's the one I'd want if I could have any.
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