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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:08 pm    Post subject: Recommendations for a piano module Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Speaking of ROMplers, I've been meaning to get a good piano module for my KX88 for a long time. Could someone suggest one for me? Preferably a hardware box - I'm thinking I should be able to pick up a second hand unit cheaply since I'm only interested in the piano sound. I've tried searching on harmony central and here, but reviews rarely focus on piano sounds... Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I am the guy to answer your question having tried them all Very Happy
I have owned/played with Emu Proformance Plus, Alesis Nanopiano, Oberheim Minigrand, Kurzweil Micropiano and I do not mention older ones. All these are discontinued models and should be cheap to buy used. my preferred one (and still owned) is the Kurzweil, second best the Alesis, third Oberheim, last Emu.
Sometimes I layer the Kurzweil with my Yamaha P90 digital piano for that extra cheese effect Shocked if you know what I mean Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks! I'll check those out. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I use the Kurzweil PC2x keyboard. The piano in it is superb. You can get the electronics for this instrument for a very low price in the Kurzweil ME-1. It has good strings, excellent e-pianos, lots of good stuff. Excellent percussion samples.

http://www.kurzweilmusicsystems.com/products.html?Id=354

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks! I think I'll be on the lookout for a Kurzweil box, then.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Based on the tips I got here, I bought a Kurzweil ME-1 from Thomann. It fits my purposes perfectly - proper-sounding pianos (to my tastes anyway) and some other useful stuff. Attaching an imperfectly played sample.

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/Stefan


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Good move, congratulations. Sounds good... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Antimon wrote:
I bought a Kurzweil ME-1

I got that too Very Happy

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