What is a good keytar?

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Re: What is a good keytar?

Post by D-Collector » Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:43 pm

There is a SHS-10 at swedish Ebay right now, current bid at roughly 130$. How anyone in their right mind would fork out that much for that piece of plastic c**p is beyond me. The seller even states that it is "cool on stage" and "very sought after". Still there is 5 days left of the auction. Wouldn't surprise me if it passes 200$. :shock:

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Re: What is a good keytar?

Post by THEODICY » Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:19 am

I got $280 shipped for my SHS-10. I bought it for $45 which was steep but hey, one man's trash....

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Re: What is a good keytar?

Post by Pro5 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:00 am

THEODICY wrote:I got $280 shipped for my SHS-10. I bought it for $45 which was steep but hey, one man's trash....
I made £140 profit on the SHS-10 I sold (which cost me £10 from a car boot sale), not my fault that's how the bidding went!! :mrgreen: It was cool cos that profit alone was just what I paid for my D-50 and M1 combined (£80 and £60 respectively) and yeah they were almost mint too. So basically I got a D-50 and M1 for £10 (and I sold the Cards that came with the M1 for over £50 too).. sorry If I sound like I'm gloating but sometimes life is sweet.. I must remember that next time I get ripped off on ebay and I'm cursing my luck ;)

*edit.. not that I plan on keeping the M1... never really got my interest, poor filters and other issues... will sell on when the market is not so saturated with people unloading M1s ;)

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Re: What is a good keytar?

Post by crystalmsc » Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:48 pm

THEODICY wrote:but hey, one man's trash....
Hehe, along with Gameboys..it's the only "Chiptune" keytar. With the authentic Chiptune sound..and it's a Yamaha.
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Re: What is a good keytar?

Post by stephenmendes » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:27 pm

I recommend the Roland AX synth for at least 2 reasons:

1. 4 octave keyboard - good lead range without having to use octave shift + capability to play with both hands if desired.

2. Astonishing programming flexibility to create and store your own original patches (using the supplied editor). The keytar uses the same PCM sound engine as the Roland FA-06 workstation and all the parameters are available through the editor.

I have lots of videos on Youtube showing you how to do the programming/saving... and quite a few of my original patches for you to try out.

Here is a link to the latest one

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