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Besides the piano, having 5 octaves is usually more than enough. People mainly choose 76 keys if they make more or less complex splits for their live setups. There, an octave more can make quite a difference.
08-24-2010 04:28 PM
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08-24-2010 06:39 PM
What you're experiencing with these units is the result of our warehouse crew intentionally "overpacking" this product.
08-25-2010 04:10 AM
If you're satisfied with the 88 you've got now, and it's a bit capable as a controller, you might also want to consider a rack module.
08-25-2010 04:33 AM
08-25-2010 04:56 AM
Good suggestion, but I'm after full workstation functionality, including sequencer, not just a sound module. Forgot to mention that.
Sounds like you wouldn't take advantage of what 76 keys offer over 61 -- more zones for splits, ability to play music live that spans the whole range in addition to the 88 keys, having extra keys assigned to drum kits, etc. In fact, sounds like you'd be fine with a 49-key version if they had one. So then, if the P80 isn't a great MIDI controller, why not get ==> rack + 49key MIDI controller That may give you the most options as well as save you the most money. Bang for the buck, flexibility, future potential, and something unique -- my recipe for what I add to my collection.
04-08-2011 07:33 AM
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04-08-2011 01:08 PM
I think you'd make the right call in going for the 61-key Yamaha, based on what you posted above.
Been looking at the new Yamaha Mox6 and Mox8 and asking myself the same question. I currently use two keyboards: a Casio Px-330 (88 keys) and a Roland Juno Stage (76 keys). While I occasionally use the bottom octave of the PX, I RARELY use the top octave. When using the Juno (primarily for synths and organ), I don't think I have ever used the full range of that keyboard. It is nice to have the extra octaves when playing a split keyboard, but it isn't a necessity. With that in mind, I agree with Tremens that a 61 keyboard should be just fine, as long as you don't need it for "full range" piano pieces.
04-09-2011 05:39 AM
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