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  • #16






    Quote Originally Posted by selfinflikted
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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that I betcha I'm the only one who prefers synth action for EVERYTHING. And it's true, I do.




    Ditto. As long as the keys are reinforced with metal (and aren't just pure plastic) and have some good resistance in the springs, I'm happy.

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    • #17






      Quote Originally Posted by zoink
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      A long time ago I also used to prefer synth action for pretty much everything. And then my piano playing got better, and I came to realize that the feel of weighted hammer action is actually an integral part of what it's like to play a piano like a piano.




      To an extent this is true. If I were a classical pianist, I'm sure I would prefer weighted keys - but since I'm not, it's just not important to me for piano playing. It's all about individual preferences, and thank goodness we're all different!
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      • #18
        You can't miss what you haven't met.



        I'm a hack at piano, I'll admit that with no hard feelings But I just love playing with a weighted board. Now if I had never had one, then I'd make do with synth action...
        http://www.reverbnation.com/christianschulze

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        • #19
          Korg forced me to go weighted. I ONLY used 76 (or ugh... 73) key semi-weighted keybeds since they arrived on the music scene. Then the Kronos came out. So it was either 73 or 88 weighted. If you're stuck going weighted, might as well get as many keys as possible. I also do a LOT of crazy split points so the more keys the better.



          Now that I've been playing the Kronos, I'm SO happy I got the 88 key version. I feel I get more control/expression out of piano pieces but can still do fast runs up and down the keybed. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to do the fast stuff (even though JR has no problem with it). I think I'd still consider a 76 key semi-weighted or even an 88 key semi-weighted if I could get the feature set I wanted but once I built up my finger strength, I found the weighted vs. semi-weighted thing a moot point anymore.
          Response from John from American Musical Supply on why I have received 2 used/damaged Korg M3's and 1 reboxed M3 from Guitar Center (a.k.a. why I'll never buy from AMS again): Footfall wrote:What you're experiencing with these units is the result of our warehouse crew intentionally "overpacking" this product.Current Korg Gear: KRONOS 88 (4GB), M50-73 (PS mod), RADIAS-73, Electribe MX, Triton Pro (MOSS, SCSI, CF, 64MB RAM), DVP-1, MEX-8000, MR-1, KAOSSilator, nanoKey, nanoKontrol, nanoPAD 2

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          • #20






            Quote Originally Posted by wesg
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            What IS that? A 19th century Clavinet?




            Carillon. The levers pull cables which cause bells to be struck. I played one every day at noon all thru my university years.
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            • #21
              You can't miss what you haven't met.


              Whome?
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              • #22
                I guess I should have said, you can't miss a keybed you haven't really played much

                People I know who like synth action, once they have to play weighted keys for a while, can't switch back to synth action exclusively. McHale and keybdwzrd are just a couple more examples
                http://www.reverbnation.com/christianschulze

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                • #23
                  Carillon. The levers pull cables which cause bells to be struck. I played one every day at noon all thru my university years.


                  There's one near where I live. Always loved hearing them played.
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                  • #24
                    I guess I should have said, you can't miss a keybed you haven't really played much

                    People I know who like synth action, once they have to play weighted keys for a while, can't switch back to synth action exclusively. McHale and keybdwzrd are just a couple more examples


                    I suppose that's true. I started on piano and played one for years before I ever touched a synth (mom and dad had me in piano and guitar lessons starting from about age 6-7). I didn't get my first synth until the mid 90's and I never looked back as far as synth keys. I can play piano decently I suppose, I just have no desire to. I'd rather play a rompler with springy keys
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                    • #25
                      i've never owned a piano action keyboard but back in the 80's - 90's a friend has one of those yamaha 88 keys dx7 synth engine and i could never get on with playing synth patches or drums on it.

                      tried to google it to get a photo but i can't remember the name of the keyboard!
                      it had built in speakers...and the ends of the synth were round to accomodate the speakers at either end!

                      so...anyhow everything is synth action for me...although i've toyed with the idea of a 88key Krome!
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