Yamaha DGX-300 user reviews
- Overall Opinion
- This unit cost £327.00 from a Churchills Music in Bristol. The cost included courier delivery and a really heavy duty power unit. This was what swung the deal, as most other suppliers were charging extra for both.
Right from opening the box, this is a really beautiful piece of kit. It just oozes musical professionalism. The Grand Piano sound is excellent, and with the choice of effects and styles on board, you would be very hard pushed to find fault with this keyboard. If anything, your playing would improve.
It has a disc drive, so recording your own music, and downloading more midi files, of which there are thousands free on the web is a piece of cake.
So far I haven't found out how to use my own Style (.sty) files with the keyboard,
and I am having difficulty setting the melody volume. There seem to be two volume settings, for accompaniment, and style. probably I just haven't got the hang of it yet, but it isn't too clear in the manual.
The manual is good to fair, but could be a lot better.
The build of the unit is first class.
Can't fault it at all. Everything easy to get at, and the built in speakers (3 each side) are very good quality.
Go get yourself one. This is about the best value I've ever seen in a keyboard.
If you like 'real' piano music, then this is for you too.
With 78 keys, and as many sounds as you'll ever want, this is truly an awesome keyboard.
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- Overall Opinion
- Excellent! It's been 11 years that I use.
- Resists scratches better time than PSR, and other models designed before 2002.
- Manual very intelligible
- Very good support for MIDI events transmitted to him
- A bank of rich sounds, similar to the PSR, but with slightly different effects settings, which gives it a special charm.
- The piano sound is convincing, although a bit repetitive in the use of samples when playing too loud.
- Very good effects (pity that we can not adjust the settings (as in RM1X).
- Very fun bugs, yes, real bugs expanses of values that trigger inatendues reactions (notably when changing pitch too high on higher notes), try is the least ... strange, or even psychedelic. Btw this is the only model that has these "exploitable flaws."
- A 32-note polyphony is low in some cases.
- You can "quantize" tracks recorded in "user"
- You can not use all 16 tracks on our way (for us 01-05, 06-08 dedicated instrument doubled, and the rest (09-16) for the styles registered).
But despite this, the performance of this arranger remain exceptional, especially when the couple to other machines.
To be connected to a korg esx-1 and a rm1x yamaha, I saw how much I had underestimated the power of this bike!
Friends of hardware, I can only recommend the purchase of this machine in the future I would do this choice.
on the other hand, to find it, it's pretty hard today, I must say that separates very, very difficult ...
Good luck in your quest!
- Hello, to answer this keyboard is a good product.
- I have not been around but now the old disk 3''sont
- Overall Opinion
- In my case I did not touch light and semi the absence of 88 notes. I'm used to my Kawai acoustic and I replaced it with a Yamaha XS8 touch heavier and with more possibilities in use music creation Work-Station. Not the same price either.
- 7 Octaves
MIDI connectors / Headphones / substain
619 sounds / 136 Accompaniment Styles / 208 music accompaniment / 100 pieces
Dual functions (2 sounds together) and Split (sharing the keyboard)
- easy to take in hand. It is easy to use and play the accompaniment. It is easy to edit sounds and make these mixtures to obtain new sounds nice.
The database of sounds and accompaniments is correct but it is still lower as compared to the upper keyboard ranges.
The MIDI recording and editing is a bit more complex and requires extensive reading of the manual. First
- Overall Opinion
- keyboard ... and it is really excellent. Very good value for money and above all a rock solid.
Excellent for beginners and even see more (concert) ... the sound is good and it does not look bad at the same concert. Very good keyboard
- The Yamaha DGX-300 is an arranger keyboard. It has hundreds of different sounds but only as a possibility to change the reverb, or add some effects (not a synthesizer).
However it is possible to use it as such thanks to his connections MIDI IN / OUT, it can become master keyboard for VST or other virtual instruments.
- The general configuration is rather simple and intuitive, there is not really need the manual. Set aside for recording on disk, then this type of support is not really relevant.
- Overall Opinion
- his "Grand Piano" is very good for this type of keyboard, and touch is more than correct (be careful it's still a keyboard synthesizer).
The connection noon is really convenient because it can make the Yamaha DGX-300 keyboard controller 76-key!
Moreover, this keyboard is very sturdy, having over 7 years by transporting several times, I board had no worries.
- I'm not going to repeat what has already been said. But I wanted to do another review after nearly 8 years on. It is a keyboard for live very convenient for singers who are not accompanied by pianist and loves with rhythms, melodies left hand automatic battery styles vary widely. There are over 600 different sound categorization, they are not editable as is the case for a real synth, but they can add effects, with another doubling its volume and thus manage independently other. (Volume of his main volume of the dual). The sequencer! me with how I largely reversible during 3years none-stop. It is very easy to use. 5 tracks in all. It can make 4 5pistes music and then record all on disk, with the sound settings etc. ... Knowing that if we use the functionality of the left hand accompaniment (with rhythm of the drums) that occupies the left hand track 1. But since the keyboard is a splitter, you can also play the right hand in the track 1 at the same time). If you use the custom sound bank (16 possible settings of its recording in a bank), then we can quickly make music with many instruments that keep coming on only 4 tracks + 1). The default is the variation of tempo / rhythm / accompaniment is not possible, but we simply can manage: quiet part of the accompaniment, or Part B dynamics. Connectors: 1 stereo input jack (you can put a mono jack, it works very well if we use the instruments without accompaniment). MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, and one for a sustain pedal. (Handy!) There are effects to set some sounds ... there are a dozen of reverb, then there are the DSP 38 in all, very good, and very customizable. You can adjust the intensity of the sound effects. The reverb and DSP are combined.
- I got this keyboard with 12 or 13 years, I took over in 1 to 2 weeks, and then gradually level as my piano and my creative skills evolved, I have mastered more more. With determination, we made the rounds of his abilities in an evening full. But we took the opportunity to truly experience. The editions of sounds and their recording is done very easily. There are sub-menus, but most of them are written directly on the keyboard, so we never lost! The manual is quite clear, very complete, a little long. The keyboard is fairly intuitive. Mostly, I was referring to the handbook would confirm that I understood what I learned on the job. His strong point anyway, it's use is very simple, and yet there is still a good range of possibilities.
I now use it for the Live with my band. A great point is: the disk ... It is true that now a synth can have its own internal memory (no battery), but hey I'd rather have it on me and it does not move. It's been 5 years that I use the same disk that 3yrs I use the same drive all weekend, I record, I erase ... etc. The strong point thus:
In fact, when our backup settings, backup AC EVERYTHING! the 4 5pistes music too. What takes time is the recording of music. But if, as is my case, I only my sounds setting in the bank without making music, so there, save / load is very very fast. With the dexterity in 3sec is good, and 5-6 dry we had the time to browse our store to find the sound we wanted to use his custom. For the Live is so great! Synthetic sounds are very beautiful.
The weak point: it is mistaken for those of use: it's not a piano is not an electric organ. The sound quality in this sense is not great: it's not serious enough for a nice piano, not too striking. But for everything else, sounds are very recconnaissables from their original instrument.
- Overall Opinion
- So since I use my real first experience in the electronic keyboard (in general). I had a little before BONTEMPI with 8 sounds! 10 pace, without sustain pedal effect ... well, it was a keyboard for children. Here, this keyboard there is a very good keyboard for beginner adults. They got started very well to electronic music. I use it for 3 years for my band (I setting my sounds and record them on disk)
After 8 years of use, I began to consider selling it: My level of piano has evolved, my requirement in terms of adjusting the sound began to emerge. In short, I grew up anyway, and my budget has changed too. This keyboard allowed me to give a good overview of the different requirements we may have, in particular between: synthesizer, piano, electronics, workstation.
I can not remember what price I'd buy, especially since we had just moved to the Euro, so my memories are mixed. I was due to economies of small children. But I've always been very satisfied, and I really have not regretted my purchase, but cons, often from 16/17ans, I hesitate to proceed to higher education.
- Strengths: 7 octaves (rare), laptop, floppy drive (but of course it does Exceeds practice at the time), a pitch bend (not at all handy, because the vertical) , MIDI, output pedals Sustain, a desk.
Weaknesses: a little space (probably to the speakers Intgr that take up space and serve as nothing), so hollow plastic on break if handled with care not, bte a headphone output. It is easily transportable provided they do not make kilomtres foot or take the metro during rush hour to go with rpter (yes I did!)
Still the same problem with the hardware YAMAHA: the ass between two chairs, with equipment to appeal to semi-pro but full of trinkets and features for fans who spoil the whole.
- It simplicime, but not always practical. It is better to know directly numro sounds used to pick them tt on. A force to put the buttons anywhere you take the risk of inadvertently press it right in the game, and such basic rhythm dclencher a box full concert (I assure you is disturbing).
The screen has its usefulness rtro clear, however, the drawings (damn bad) and the small partition is not used much except impress beginners. But then the small partition fascinates everyone so ...
Sound level is always the same thing with YAMAHA: is the good, the good rev and a lot of sucks. Personally I am convinced, keyboards, pianos by Yamaha, who have made a good trs. The Roland piano are not so good. Ms. notes for the church organ, which is excellent. INTERESTED some percussion, some strings, and especially the sounds and synths that are Lead trs good and fit perfectly the road in front of other brands. Weakness: you can not hack the grind or custom settings except with the effects but they are not easily accessible. It is an arranger keyboard and mchant bte. The rest sounds sucks or almost unusable.
It's a shame that so many buttons everywhere (even if did when even less gadget that PSR), these speakers quite bulky (it should be the dtach) and as much functionality s for lovers (teaching piano, sounds cheap useless dbiles sounds, rhythms tacky), but it's also a good audience who wants a. It's also a shame that we can not tweak the sounds, as permitted by the cheapest of Roland.
- Overall Opinion
- I bought it on sale just 3 years ago prt. I needed a portable keyboard with some nice sounds (especially piano) and a maximum of octaves (five octaves is not enough). And I could not pay too much. The DGX 300 was perfect, I took it. Quality level price is unbeatable! I bought more for a better quality keyboard for not using more sounds. To have good organ, a few synths and Rhodes I bought Specializes other machines, but the DGX me the piano chords and a few tablecloths and everything is proper.
I use both keyboard and matre gnrateur sounds. So I can combine the piano or a sheet with other synth sounds of a Slave more powerful and your exact trs is convincing.
With exprience, I probably do it again this choice. But if I had more as I probably privilgi keyboard more compact, less gadget, a USB quip (admittedly unusual when I bought the DGX) and some better sounds . But for the price I could not get any better than my old DGX 300 which is my primary keyboard scne, with all the other machines around him and compltent.N / A
- 7 octave keyboard arranger.
MIDI connectors, headphone jack, sustain pedals.
619 voices, 135 accompaniment., 135 styles, 208 music data base functions.
Sharing feature of the keyboard, polyphony on a same key, floppy floppy's.
5 + 1 recording tracks backing track (for the battery for example).
Possibility of having the support varies according to agreements.
- The handling of the keyboard is comfortable to put out this function as the lead arranger o it will help in the manual.
The functions are fairly intuitive especially with the LCD screen.
The manual trs are clear, as tjrs with Yamaha, and some notions of music are discussed.
- Overall Opinion
- I use it for a year.
What trs enjoyable with this keyboard is to piuvoir do many things alone, to register, call, etc.. While the feel of the keyboard is much better than on other keyboards equivalent of competition, I wish I did not have a heavy touch.
I tried to choose before tournament ROLAND, CASIO & KORG.
The ratio Q / P in addition to ^ be excellent, it is unbeatable. Keyboards 7 arranger octves not lgions especially in this price range.
I do it again this choice compared to other models.N / A