Casio,is set to release something that will CHANGE the direction of WORKSTATION KEYBOARDS.
ROLAND could have taken advantage, with their excellent SUPERNATURAL soundset, from a couple of years ago, but the soundset was contained in a PERFORMANCE Keyboard and NOT Workstation,
The sounds from the keyboard were excellent, but lost in the context of "performance"-which is why MOST of their DEMOS, just didn't " sound right".
And any promises of a TRUE Workstation Keyboard, JUST didn't happen! (At least not yet)
Casio has already "set the stage": with the intro of the PX-5S this past spring. Just THIS demo was enough to get me excited:
The "AIR Chip" is already in place, but that makes me wonder about how a FULLY FUNCTIONAL Workstation Keyboard will sound-Will French Horns and Trumpet follow suit, since CASIO nailed the Guitar,Organ and Bass?
January NAMM. Stay tuned!