yoTrakkz 10/20/2011

Yamaha S90 XS : yoTrakkz's user review

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I just recently sold a Fantom Xa, XP-30, Korg X-50, and a Yamaha AN1x. Now I have only this board and I can pretty much get any sounds I had before out of just this one board. It is a great sounding synth but the pianos are the best I have ever played in hardware. In fact, I own software pianos that aren't as nice or versatile as this board. They sound great and there are several of different styles. None of them are bad and the good ones are pretty much great.


UTILIZATION

easy set up and manual is easy to understand.

SOUNDS


Sounds great, no matter what style of music you create this will do it for you without a problem. You will be very happy with how realistic some of the sounds are. The sax is outstanding and so are the strings. You will feel really connected with the Yamaha S90 XS and you will spend hours on hours playing as time just passes you buy. As a keyboard player we love to just sit down and play great sound chords, this will do it for you.

OVERALL OPINION

Overall, At this price you can't do better. Put a software sequencer to it and you have pretty much everything the Motif has. The sounds are great, the feeling on the keys quite piano-like. I am no expert at this, and there is a lot to learn, but I have every intention of keeping this instrument around for a while. This keyboard can be for a beginner or a seasoned veteran. Either way you will feel right at home with this board. This is a great piece of equipment. Not only is it much lighter than its big brother (Yamaha Motif XS8,) it features the Yamaha S6 Grands, and has a great user interface. If you can afford this one, I say go ahead a and make the purchase or look around online for a discount.