Keyboard 88 keys heavy (mechanical hammers), 64 basic sounds (+ 200 others with VGM card). In terms of connectivity it has an output L / R in 6.35mm jack, a headphone output, 6 connectors pedal (it is served !!: D) [2 pedal "to cut" (sustain ..), 4 to "continuous" control (volume pedal ...)], then the inevitable MIDI in / out / thru
Use Level I say hat !!
Really convenient to use, all functions are well distributed Categories A button was by category, there's almost no key combinations to support the same time (I hate that).
I do not so read the instructions but that of the PC88 is poorly done and is very useful when trying to use more advanced features such as the arpeggiator, which is quite advanced ... is to say, I could even use it as a metronome ... ^^
In terms of touch, it changes me a lot of my synths soft keys! I do not often dabbled in real acoustic piano, but touch seems quite similar. on the other hand attention is not "graduated" treble keys are as heavy as serious, unlike a real piano!
some squeaky buttons to see perhaps a little oil up?
bcp attention of people have problems that break keys, weight coming off ... I still have nothing that but it looks to be a relatively fragile keyboard anyway. (I speak at the keys! The hull of the keyboard is about 2mm thick metal, is indestructible!)
If not to return to the functionality of PC88, keypad is splittable into 4 zones, and each zone can overlap another, use each sound different - from PC88 or a connected MIDI-expander. in short it is very flexible one can easily make all combinations of split / layering possible!
In addition there sliders 4 and 3 programmable buttons, it makes a good master keyboard! =)
And the most important: the piano! Excellent I find even today. Once set it right (I add a little velocity setting for more dynamic) is pure bliss !! In addition it can be used across the entire keyboard, Extreme bass / treble.
after some nice sounds too, "Fluid Guitar" is superb, strings, very typical but can ring if it is used properly, the correct electric pianos ...
after that there's no good, organs are quite catastrophic for my taste (I exaggerate, but it's a bit of hop genre I send a sine wave basta worse), the harpsichord too aggressive ...
but this is still acceptable, in fact the big rub comes mainly from the VGM card, which brings lots of new sounds, but so few are quality compared to the original 64! We can still draw cool stuff if we superimpose several sounds, but in this case polyphony (32 notes) is quickly reached
I bought € 150 used and it's been two weeks since I use it. at that price it's a case of gold, but the average price at which it sells (~ € 500), it is better still to think and possibly test the keyboard on the spot, to avoid unpleasant surprises (mine Post survived, but I do not advise anyone to do the same, especially for a contraption 25kg ^^).
of course if it all over again I would take the same (provided that the price does not exceed € 300 secondhand)
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vincekeys's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Master keyboard / piano digital
First I had the version without extension VGM
no veritable edition. This is a box sounds.
pianos have taken a shot of old, the samples are very courts.mais they remain very honorable face of yet rcentes or current machines .....
purchase (in 1995 !!), c'tait very well to replace a real piano on stage.
there are 1 and 2 twelve o'clock twelve o'clock IN OUT (with possibility to also have a THRU on the SECOND OUT.
4 expression pedals (!!), 2 and 3 switch switch buttons, currents on any keyboard master of aujour'dhui.
Touch: still not bad, especially premires versions kurzweil keyboard (mend (- .
Configuration: pretty easy when you understand the logic.
southward level: very powerful, a real tour de control.
Always ncessaire manual with Kurzweil, but if we give a little trouble ...
The piano really has served me well for jazz or other music plus his abilities to master keyboard. it is dsormais slightly surpassed.
good vlocit keyboard very precious to the scene.
I and 10 years (a long story ...), he made hundreds of kilometers and tens of without major problems concerts.
a good old digital piano that can still be interesting if we did not have the means to afford a PC 2, the PC 88 remplaant.
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le-blob's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The quality of touch and sound of piano + 4 faders that allow CONTRL internal or external sounds.
Trs good touch, I use it in jazz and music brsiliennes.
the piano sounds good but the fender st st a little weak in the treble as the remains I do not use little or no.
Operation is super simple and easy. It's really a good master keyboard for scne for pianists eager to have a good touch.
I use it for 8 years and really j'apprcie the piano sound and touch.
- Hammers fragile st
- The sounds are not all good
- The connection of power supply for a piano is not really scne terrible.A the era I tried other models and there was no equivalent
I bought 8000 francs hand and I never regretted.