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Re: Yamaha Reface

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:01 pm
by sam
The piano looks ok....but a clean sounding 4 op Dx....no.

Re: Yamaha Reface

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:38 pm
by meatballfulton
vladimotor wrote:You missed my point. I am myself a pro-hardware guy.
They are not trying to sell Reface to you, it's not pro hardware.

Re: Yamaha Reface

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:52 pm
by GuyaGuy
How dare they release a keyboard that I don't necessarily want. I mean, how dare they?!

Re: Yamaha Reface

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:44 pm
by SKINNYPIG
Stupid Yamaha
Stupid unplayable minikeys :evil:
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Re: Yamaha Reface

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:50 pm
by Jabberwalky
Do you make these tiny synths? I also see one in your avatar.

Re: Yamaha Reface

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:03 pm
by SKINNYPIG
Jabberwalky wrote:Do you make these tiny synths? I also see one in your avatar.
yeah, although the one in my avatar is just a regular sized Gakken sx150

Re: Yamaha Reface

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:06 pm
by zmd
499 at long & mcquade(canada)...no word on time frame yet

Re: Yamaha Reface

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:41 pm
by meatballfulton
$499.99 each at Sweetwater, taking pre-orders.

Re: Yamaha Reface

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:29 pm
by tom Cadillac
mmmm.... seems too pricey to me - hope they sell a truck load and will hang on for cheap 2nd hand the minute CS80 pic is classic.

Re: Yamaha Reface

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:51 pm
by supermel74
These would be awesome for $299. At $499 though I'll pass.

Re: Yamaha Reface

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:52 pm
by tim gueguen
zmd wrote:499 at long & mcquade(canada)...no word on time frame yet
Which means they'll probably run $399 or maybe $350 in the US. The drop in the Canadian dollar has pushed gear prices up. For example the JD-Xi is $599 at L&M, $499 in the US.

Something tells me the CS and DX Refaces will sell better than the CY and CP models. An organ only keyboard isn't likely to appeal to a lot of budget minded buyers, and those serious about spending money on an organ will probably go with an existing clonewheel. The CP will have a lot of competition from full size keyboards, including Yamaha's own NP11, which is half the price and has full size keys. No, it doesn't have the cool electric piano sounds, but a lot of people will prefer its full size, five octave keyboard.

Re: Yamaha Reface

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:13 am
by meatballfulton
tim gueguen wrote:[Which means they'll probably run $399 or maybe $350 in the US.
See my post above...Sweetwater pre-order price is $499.99.

Re: Yamaha Reface

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:21 am
by Percivale
After looking through Reface demos online, to me:

- I wished they coupled two into one, e.g. CS and YC, DX and CP for more value
- I speculate there could be "beefier" versions depending on commercial success of these mini mobile keyboards
- I feel that Yamaha demonstrator Bert is pretty good but the "product artistes" engaged are pretty lackluster
- I feel that the appeal is mostly its novelty
- I think the price is generally regarded as high for what it does
- I am interested in the DX and might get a used one

Re: Yamaha Reface

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:30 am
by Tacowitch
Man, these things are gonna be slick as h**l in a price drop or two. And second hand.

Re: Yamaha Reface

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:40 am
by vladimotor
I feel very similar to Marc Doty about them -