I play keyboards in a band that performs live and does classic rock/oldies much such as The Eagles, Chicago, and hits from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. I have been using keyboards lent to me, but I now have to use my own. I have a double keyboard rack and I like this setup for practice and live gigs:
Bottom (main) Keyboard (88 keys, weighted): used for Piano, Electric Piano, Strings, Vibes
Top Keyboard (61 or 76 keys (could be 88)): used for Brass, Organ, Percussion, etc.
Some songs, such as Saturday in the Park by Chicago, require me to use both keyboards: the top for brass and bottom for piano.
The top keyboard needs to have hammond/style organ sounds heard in classic rock and oldies songs, and also needs to have live-sounding brass sounds, such as Chicago or Tower of Power brass. I would prefer this keyboard to have at least 400-500 stock sounds.
The bottom keyboard needs to have good piano, electric piano, strings sounds, and it would be nice to have a couple good organ sounds on it too. It is fine if this keyboard only has 10-20 sounds, as long as they are quality sounds. It doesn't need to have all kinds of sounds, because that is what the top keyboard is for. But, the more sounds the better!
My price range is from $500-$1500 for each keyboard. What would be the best keyboards to purchase? I know I'm asking a lot but I sincerely appreciate each and every answer. Thanks!