hehe, mom wants a keyboard!

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Re: hehe, mom wants a keyboard!

Post by Z » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:24 am

THe newer Casio & Yamaha keyboards have pretty decent piano sounds. Couldn't tell you any model numbers, but you see them all the time on CraigsList for around $100 - $200.

Just do a search for "keyboard" on CL and you'll pull them up. Only problem is 90% of the time the seller doesn't post a model number. If you cxan get a model # from the seller, you can pull up a YouTube demo and see if it'll suffice.

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Re: hehe, mom wants a keyboard!

Post by space6oy » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:33 am

i'll probably wind up hitting a guitar center w/ her to mess w/ a few. unless i happen to find something i dig first...

it's about a two and a half hour drive to cleveland from cbus. drive plus the pickup taking about 6 hours, probably easier to just deal w/ shipping if it's not something huge.

OIG, know she's not gonna want to take on sampling. thanks though!

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Re: hehe, mom wants a keyboard!

Post by Old Iron Giant » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:44 am

LoL!
I tried :)

more likely its coming with me. I will find a nice spot in the living-room for it :lol:

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Re: hehe, mom wants a keyboard!

Post by crystalmsc » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:50 am

space6oy wrote:$370 for an HS-60 wouldn't be bad at all... a little amp wouldn't be a problem
The AN1x is sell for around that price and has a lot of interesting features like the ribbon, arp and aftertouch. It would also do some nice EPs.
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Re: hehe, mom wants a keyboard!

Post by pflosi » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:25 am

sequentialsoftshock wrote:I'm sure you could program like 5-10 really good emulative patches for her (such as piano, strings, violin, marimba, drums, bass, guitar, or whatever) and then from there she could work them out on her own.
yeah, right :lol: analog synths are known for their GREAT and REALISTIC piano and guitar emulations, especially the single osc ones :lol:

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Re: hehe, mom wants a keyboard!

Post by Syn303 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:55 am

You should get your mom something simple like a Roland Piano Plus EP-11.

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Re: hehe, mom wants a keyboard!

Post by Ashe37 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:01 am

she prolly wants a keyboard not a synthesizer... so something rompler-ish with built in speakers might be good, or just deal with speaker-buying and get something like a Roland XP series.

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Re: hehe, mom wants a keyboard!

Post by pflosi » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:18 am

Syn303 wrote:You should get your mom something simple like a Roland Piano Plus EP-11.

:lol: I suggest this combo:

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Re: hehe, mom wants a keyboard!

Post by tallowwaters » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:47 pm

space6oy wrote:i'll probably wind up hitting a guitar center w/ her to mess w/ a few.
Probably the best idea.
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Re: hehe, mom wants a keyboard!

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:30 pm

pflosi wrote:
sequentialsoftshock wrote:I'm sure you could program like 5-10 really good emulative patches for her (such as piano, strings, violin, marimba, drums, bass, guitar, or whatever) and then from there she could work them out on her own.
yeah, right :lol: analog synths are known for their GREAT and REALISTIC piano and guitar emulations, especially the single osc ones :lol:

I didn't mean spot on. But patches that resemble those can be programmed. My BitOne has some surprisingly good piano and marimba patches on it. Though, it is two oscillators. But, I'm just trying to suggest things :P
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Re: hehe, mom wants a keyboard!

Post by krzeppa » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:13 pm

If you are looking for something portable, built in speakers, etc, I think you are right to just take her to GC and see what she likes. I peeked at their website and ther a quite a few Casio and Yamahas on there around the $200 mark with built-in speakers. It might be something to get her started with. Here is a link to one of the Yamaha's I thought might work.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Yamaha-61-K ... 1516488.gc

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Re: hehe, mom wants a keyboard!

Post by b3groover » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:11 pm

If she's used to playing piano but wants a bit more sounds, I suggest a Casio Privia, like the PX-330. They are not very expensive, they have 88 weighted keys, built-in speakers, a sequencer / accompaniment feature, and are very lightweight (25 lbs). They also have a stereo line input so you can practice along to your CD player, iPod, etc.

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Re: hehe, mom wants a keyboard!

Post by jeeroj » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:29 pm

:lol: I suggest this combo:

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Re: hehe, mom wants a keyboard!

Post by krzeppa » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:10 pm

b3groover wrote:If she's used to playing piano but wants a bit more sounds, I suggest a Casio Privia, like the PX-330. They are not very expensive, they have 88 weighted keys, built-in speakers, a sequencer / accompaniment feature, and are very lightweight (25 lbs). They also have a stereo line input so you can practice along to your CD player, iPod, etc.
I saw this one too on the GC website. Good choice :thumbright:
I just chose the Yamaha because it was less expensive; but if money isn't a big deal, I think yours may be a better choice.

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