Discussion in 'Musician Talk' started by Talon, Dec 1, 2010.
live. what do they play on. how are they amplified. etc.
synths and amps?
I'm pretty sure keyboardists play keyboards, I could be mistaken though. As far as amplification goes, it's all DI straight to the PA.
Maybe he meant specifically what keyboard? Like the one with the cat or more better ones or etc.
they play on stages, using electrical current for amplification
but not psr-225gms
Not if they want to get laid, no.
so what's a hot keyboard
This one is pretty stellar
ok i can't tell if you're kidding or not
that one is good. unless you want a midi rig (midi controller+software synth/rack mounted synth module), you would probably go with a workstation like that korg triton (roland also has fantam, and yamaha has motif as their flagship worskstations)
also for amplification... low-to-mid end you would probably go with a roland keyboard amp (the series name escapes me) but regardless dont get anything that doesnt atleast have a 15" bass speaker (my mistake when buying a traynor keyboard amp)
this is what I use:
it makes vaginas dripping wet
This one is mine, and bitches want me bad for it.
so anything that isn't $3,000
It's a little old school, but you could pick up a Kurzweil from several generations ago for around $300. Same goes for getting a roland jv (rack unit) and a midi controller.
ok so i'm looking at the roland jv 1080 and there's one for $200 on my local craigslist. i get that and a midi controller and i'm set? can i make/store/import patches for it digitally, or am i stuck with the ones already onboard?
That's a pretty popular old-school programmable module, so it should be fine. You can edit existing patches or import new ones.
so i'll go for
and that'll be fine. right?
Yamaha Motifs are great.
That should work.
My thinking is that maybe something that was professional 10 years ago will win out over something made today for entry level. But I don't actually KNOW that... you should still ask around w/ some keyboardists/producers and see what they think because maybe technology has advanced enough for today's entry level stuff to actually win out.
cool. i'm getting this stuff for the way it looks over the way my psr-225 looks, since theoretically i could just use that live but it looks like a fucking toy. this midistudio49 looks like a piece of shit and the jv1080 looks like a retro piece of shit but will sound good. good all around.
Good luck whatever you do, and yeah I mostly recommended the JV for it's high sound quality to cost ratio.
I'd probably look into getting a nicer midi keyboard than that, miditech aren't really the greatest brand and a midi controller with nice keys doesn't cost a whole lot for what its worth.
maybe look at getting a second hand older generation one of these
i'm actually picking up an o61 soon for my home studio but if i'm going out live then i'm okay with just a cheap piece of shit
I often see keyboardists use the nord electro. Might be expensive but everybody loves it.
As far as I know they just plug it into an amp via jack. Or anything that's pluggable and makes a sound.
It even comes with a nifty bag that you can carry it around in.
no you're completely right. virtual analog is one thing that has gotten good for a low-end price, but workstations remain pretty expensive (or inexpensive and shit) old stuff may have hassles like floppy disk or some other obscure storage media but they all have midi connectivity which you should be using anyway.
if you want a midi controller i might suggest the novation xiosynth because it has some damn cool controllers and is a va/midi controller
every nord keyboard is great as long as you know what it is before you get it
It's great for electromechanical instruments like organ, electric piano, clavinet, and it also does piano, but that's all it does.
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