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  • Jmd103Jmd103

    Best In Class When New, Best Bang For Buck Now

    Yamaha P50-mPublished on 06/17/20 at 18:50
    Unlike the one 1-star reviewer here, I've been gigging since 1969, I have owned more modules than I can remember, and I'm a Yamaha digital piano customer since 1986. Nonetheless I spent months researching piano modules back in the day and selected the P50m after having a great experience with the TX1-P. This was a remarkable module when it was introduced, far better than anything in its class on the market. it was not even close.

    I have used the module live and on recordings and it is very well-behaved sonically and responds great to EQ. The only con to this product is the 32-note polyphony, which on some voices is further reduced to 16 because of the structure of the voice. Top compen…
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    Unlike the one 1-star reviewer here, I've been gigging since 1969, I have owned more modules than I can remember, and I'm a Yamaha digital piano customer since 1986. Nonetheless I spent months researching piano modules back in the day and selected the P50m after having a great experience with the TX1-P. This was a remarkable module when it was introduced, far better than anything in its class on the market. it was not even close.

    I have used the module live and on recordings and it is very well-behaved sonically and responds great to EQ. The only con to this product is the 32-note polyphony, which on some voices is further reduced to 16 because of the structure of the voice. Top compensate for this, Yamaha put in a feature to have the module respond to only even-numbered or odd-numbered MIDI notes; the idea is that you can then daisy-chain two of these via the THRU port and come close to doubling the polyphony. My guess is that the note limitation is caused by the amount of memory required to produce the complex sounds.

    Some have said that the sound is not go great on this module. Then they say that it's their first module, and that they don't play piano. Well I will make the observation that if one is not a pianist and one tries to use this, one will not sound great, just as one would not sound great on a real piano. So don't expect it to go into autopilot and turn you into Chopin just because the mains switch was pressed. As a real pianist, I found this module to be so good that I have kept two of them until now, in 2020.
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  • mmarkusmmarkus

    A Small handy expander

    Yamaha P50-mPublished on 06/23/14 at 14:15
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Small half-rack very small and portable, no utility pc when it was released, it is also not helpful.

    Midi connectors (most important) and stereo audio.

    With a transformer supplied.

    A small scores pianos sounds, electric piano Cp 80, Rhodes, DX, Wurly and clavinets.

    UTILIZATION

    Very simple, simple you die ...

    No need for manual, everything is visible on the front.

    Easy Edition, 3-band graphic equalizer.

    Just the reverb, some chorus sounds contain variations.

    SOUNDS

    Quality pianos, Yamaha manufacturing, the rhodes not bad, DX7 of course, acceptable Wurly, 2 clavinets (one with Wah-wah)

    Excellent expression and velocity nothing to say wrong.

    Person…
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    Small half-rack very small and portable, no utility pc when it was released, it is also not helpful.

    Midi connectors (most important) and stereo audio.

    With a transformer supplied.

    A small scores pianos sounds, electric piano Cp 80, Rhodes, DX, Wurly and clavinets.

    UTILIZATION

    Very simple, simple you die ...

    No need for manual, everything is visible on the front.

    Easy Edition, 3-band graphic equalizer.

    Just the reverb, some chorus sounds contain variations.

    SOUNDS

    Quality pianos, Yamaha manufacturing, the rhodes not bad, DX7 of course, acceptable Wurly, 2 clavinets (one with Wah-wah)

    Excellent expression and velocity nothing to say wrong.

    Personally I really do not find it bad sounds are only slightly dated, but the sounds of pianos was much more terrible a few years before 2000
    and this one is dedicated to current pianos and keyboards,
    pianos are very acceptable and most used.

    I would say it is practical in a small rack, and very inexpensive if you find it.

    For all types of rock, pop, variety music that contains piano,
    I will use rather than for recording live today
    or a lot of new material, especially dedicated software surpasses in quality, but it is great as a group.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used ten years, very convenient for gigs and concerts because it almost puts it in the pocket (not the jacket) but in a small bag, it's really light,
    This is an ideal complement with a master keyboard or computer pro without sound, or another soft synth keys.
    It is a small handy and easy to use rack containing all pianos, I willingly repeat the occas, handy for the road.
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  • BaruchBaruch

    Yamaha P50-mPublished on 02/17/06 at 14:15
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    This model is not rack mountable. This raises (small pads).
    He has twenty-nine effects typed keyboard: piano, honky tonk, "roads" and "wurli" (registered trademarks at the time?) And eight types of "touch curve" (the French name escapes me-curve?) .
    All hand-edit itself. The settings consist of tunes keys (master, pitch) and utility (touch and midi channel). There's also an equalizer with three sliders.
    No extensions, minimum connections (in and out midday, two for stereo output jack if applicable).

    UTILIZATION

    There is very little to configure. So it's fingers in the nose.
    The edition as well. No need of any manual (I did not, it's second hand)

    SOUNDS

    So that …
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    This model is not rack mountable. This raises (small pads).
    He has twenty-nine effects typed keyboard: piano, honky tonk, "roads" and "wurli" (registered trademarks at the time?) And eight types of "touch curve" (the French name escapes me-curve?) .
    All hand-edit itself. The settings consist of tunes keys (master, pitch) and utility (touch and midi channel). There's also an equalizer with three sliders.
    No extensions, minimum connections (in and out midday, two for stereo output jack if applicable).

    UTILIZATION

    There is very little to configure. So it's fingers in the nose.
    The edition as well. No need of any manual (I did not, it's second hand)

    SOUNDS

    So that is where the bone: the expander is bad (personal, I have recovered from a former musician, I understand he did not have problems to part with it. The bastard kept its SM57, for cons). The sounds on offer, few are encumbered by first breath quite important to the craft. The sounds are then too shallow or acute trawler, even with the EQ. Personally, I have not seen any significant differences in for different velocities, or for curves. So not really realistic sounds, no that is not really correct.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Well, this product is clearly to be avoided. I have not researched it cost her two thousand bullets a decade ago, but it is an antique in terms of sound. I admit that this is my first sound module, normally, I work with the sounds of Reason, and I'm not a pro keyboard. So if in fact it is a good expander, its owners make me know. That said, I doubt it really. It apparently is not expensive to Argus, but I'm sure you will find better.
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