Yamaha SY35 Equivalent

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Yamaha SY35 Equivalent

Post by The Cat » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:05 pm

Hi there.

I use to play keyboard in a band with one of these about 25 years ago.

Looks like the band wants to reform and I am way out of the loop about keyboards now.

Can someone suggest an alternative to this keyboard as I am finding it hard to source one of these?

What I particularly liked was the ability to split the keyboard so I could play strings with my left and and piano with the right etc.

Many thanks for any help.

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Re: Yamaha SY35 Equivalent

Post by The Cat » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:01 pm

After much Googling I like the sound of the Korg Kross 2. Anyone have any opinions of it please?

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Re: Yamaha SY35 Equivalent

Post by nuketifromorbit » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:49 pm

Never used one, but like most workstations and other modern romplers it has the ability to split and layer sounds across the keyboard. It doesn't do vector synthesis though.
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Re: Yamaha SY35 Equivalent

Post by Hyde » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:22 am

Ebay, reverb, guitarcenterused. They pop up quite often & pretty cheap. Love mine. Has a great edge to it.

There is one on Reverb.com I bought mine in Seattle, last year. It was listed at $299 in great condition w/ manual. I offered $250 & took it home. I've seen them sell for a lot less. Shipping always becomes an issue, in price. Do an advanced search on Ebay & you can look at sold items, to see what they are selling for. Offer them something.
Kawai K1 was similar & pretty cheap, as well. These days, the big push is analog. There have been a lot of great synths, along the way but, that sound & the vector stick isn't something that had a long hold in the market.
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Re: Yamaha SY35 Equivalent

Post by madtheory » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:49 pm

It doesn't sound like you had any major attachment to the actual sounds. Just the split and layer facilities? The Korg can do that.

I think you're better off going to a local shop and trying out the keyboards there, pick the one you like in real life :)

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