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Recommend a synthesizer/stage piano with knobs for sound levels for each layer

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Could you recommend a piano synthesizer that would:

- Allow for multiple layers to be played over each other (ex. Piano + Strings + Pads,...)

- Have hardware knobs/sliders to control volume of each layer

- allow to load custom sounds (to extend the instrument library).


Thank you!

PS I currently own Yamaha MOX8 but I don't think it has this ability. Prove me wrong?

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Your MOX can easily do the multiple layers, and with some effort, can provide volume control over 4 split/layered sounds as discussed at https://www.harmonycentral.com/forums/topic/139631-yamaha-mox8-cool-but-how-to-adjust-balance-of-layers/ - and you can add news sounds based on the same samples, for example the ones available at http://shop.motifator.com/index.php/voice-libraries/mo-x.html and you can also use its Master Mode zone function to add sounds from a connected iPad, iPhone, exterbal sound module, laptop, etc. You can't add new samples to its internal memory, that was added in the followup MOXF (with optional flash card) and MODX (no optional card required).

In terms of a new piano-action board that has the features you want, including the ability to add new custom samples, other possibilities include: Kurzweil PC4 and Forte, Korg Kronos, Roland Juno DS88 (though the capacity for the samples is only about 50 mb or so) and I think the new Fantom.

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