Yamaha DJX vs KORG N364 vs YAMAHA W7

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Yamaha DJX vs KORG N364 vs YAMAHA W7

Postby dude » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:37 am

Absolute beginner here, I have no knowledge of pianos/syths whatsoever and only some basic skills at the guitar.

I want to give a try to piano playing with an app such as Yousician.

I'm planning to get a used synth for about $50 for this.

I don't want to invest too much for the moment as I have no idea if I'll get hooked.

I found 3 keyboards on a classifieds website in this price range and I'd like your opinion on the best choice based on my goals and situation.

Yamaha DJX
KORG N364
YAMAHA W7

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Re: Yamaha DJX vs KORG N364 vs YAMAHA W7

Postby meatballfulton » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:09 pm

The DJX is what is often called a "department store" keyboard. It has onboard speakers, automatic accompaniment features, a primitive sampler and preset sounds that cannot be changed . It has some controls to tweak sounds in real time. While most keyboards of this type are filled mainly with emulated instrument sounds (pianos, organs, brass, winds, strings, drums) and a few synth noises for the typical musical amateur, the DJX is full of turn of the century synth sounds and accompaniments geared towards electronic music fans. It is a good choice if you don't want to create your own sounds or buy external amplification...you just plug it in and go.

I have no experience with the other two models you mentioned.
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Re: Yamaha DJX vs KORG N364 vs YAMAHA W7

Postby Ashe37 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:52 am

The N364 experienced a surge in popularity a few years ago due to Nightwish using one on stage.
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