02-21-2013 09:02 AM
I'm singing for a cover band, and we do a few covers that have piano/synth parts. I used to play a little when I was younger, so I'm trying to just learn the parts for the songs we play.. and I need something sort of inexpensive that will sound decent for this until I can afford something better. I know nothing about keyboards, and more about guitar amps.. help!
02-21-2013 03:29 PM
Silly question, I have a bass rig I'm thinking of selling.. a behringer 180w head, and a 15" speaker cab..
would it be better to run my keys through the PA and just sell this rig, or would it be helpful to keep the rig?
02-21-2013 04:34 PM - edited 02-21-2013 04:42 PM
I say go OLD. Yamaha Motif Classic, S80/S30, original Roland Fantom. Ensoniq too (but be careful about the availability of replacement parts). Many keyboard patches that were widely available 10+ years ago still kick butt today, and some of them even work better for live use, in spite of not being quite as realistic or hi-fi. And build quality, keyboard action and playability for older instruments is often far superior to modern-day entry-level keyboards like the MM6 or Triton LE. MM6 in particular has a very weak output and the LED display is iffy.
02-21-2013 05:52 PM
An actual budget would help. "Sort of inexpensive" may mean something quite different to you than most regulars here.
02-22-2013 01:06 PM
03-30-2013 11:58 AM
In general, I'd tend to agree.
I'm getting very good results with a JBL PRX612 as a keyboard monitor and its loud enough to carry the house in a small bar with moderately loud band. Caveat - using piano, organ, strings voices. For bass heavy stuff, I'd be using one of my bass rigs to monitor and subs on the FOH too.
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