[Perform-talk] Two Questions concerning Keyboards
jlester8462 at students.pccua.edu
Mon Jan 9 20:55:46 UTC 2012
I used to sell pianos, with the International Piano Gallary, in Little
We had more problems out of our Yamaha keyboards, than other brands.
I'm not sure why, though.
On 1/9/12, Cameron Strife <cameron at cameronstrife.com> wrote:
> Hi. I've had no issues with my Yamaha S90es. The voices on the latest
> Motif boards are really nice, but, they're probably out of your
> budget. My older S90es has a fantastic acoustic piano. I'd suggest
> checking out a Yamaha S90xs or xf, perhaps a tyros as well. As far as
> them being "lame", that's personal opinion so I'd suggest making up
> your own mind through research and listening tests etc. I haven't
> heard of issues like you described with any modern boards. If it was
> just "there", it's hard to say what may have been the oragin of the
> issues you have because you don't know the history of the board. It
> may have been hit by a power drop or power spike, may have had
> something spilled on it, there could be an internal dust issue, it may
> have been dropped at some point, and the list goes on. Many things can
> cause lasting damage, no matter what brand the instrument is.
> As far as brands, I'd suggest looking at Nord, Roland, and Kurzweil as
> well as Yamaha. Korg has some great sounding boards, however, many of
> them have touch screen interfaces these days, so if anyone using the
> board happens to be blind or visually impaired, that may be an
> Try to find a local place like a guitar center or sam ash for example,
> where you can hear/look at various brands/models. I buy most of my
> instruments and studio equipment from Sweetwater. I'd highly suggest
> talking to them once you have a rough budget range in mind. They give
> you free lifetime tech support, two year warranty, and you won't pay
> tax, which would save you a good chunk of cash.
> Let us know what you go for.
> I've helped a couple houses of worship with live sound over the years;
> instruments, pa systems, mixing, recording etc, so feel free to ask
> about anything else you need assistance with.
> Finally, be sure to get a dust cover for your new board and also make
> sure you have a proper power conditioner and not just something like a
> radio shack surge protector. All of your audio equipment should be
> plugged into actual power conditioners if it's not already.
> On 1/9/12, Marion Gwizdala <blind411 at verizon.net> wrote:
>> Thanks for the suggestion. Well, I didn't get the Yamaha keyboard. I'm
>> not really sure how we came to have it, since I have been the music
>> since our inception. It was just there!
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Joshua Lester" <jlester8462 at students.pccua.edu>
>> To: "Performing Arts Division list" <perform-talk at nfbnet.org>
>> Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2012 10:53 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Perform-talk] Two Questions concerning Keyboards
>>> Why did you get a lame Yamaha Keyboard, anyway?
>>> Get the Rowland FP4.
>>> I got mine for $1500.
>>> Yamaha, has always been lame!
>>> Blessings, Joshua
>>> On 1/7/12, Marion Gwizdala <blind411 at verizon.net> wrote:
>>>> Dear All,
>>>> I am cross-posting this message to the Performing Arts & Music
>>>> have two questions concerning our keyboard. We are having issues with
>>>> yamaha keyboard at church. There are times it suddenly and without
>>>> provocation, increases in volume. It isn't the whole keyboard, though;
>>>> is to say, it only seems as if it is a note or two, then it returns to
>>>> proper volume. Since I am not the keyboard player. I don't know (and
>>>> does the keyboardist) if it is the same note each time it does this.
>>>> it seems to have pitch problems, again, without provocation, and just as
>>>> mysteriously, returns to pitch. It is the strangest thing. The pitch
>>>> necessarily a half step or any specific interval, just very flat! We
>>>> it with my electronic tuner. Any ideas what might cause these gremlins?
>>>> Now, to the second question. If we need to replace the keyboard,
>>>> suggestions can you keyboard players offer? I would like something
>>>> moderately priced and with authentic sounding voices. Brands, models,
>>>> price ranges would be helpful.
>>>> Thanks a bunch for all the suggestions I will receive!
>>>> Fraternally yours,
>>>> Marion Gwizdala
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