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Old 08-02-2011, 01:55 AM   #1
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UG's Official Keyboard Instruments Thread

Welcome to the Official Keyboard Instruments Thread!




This is where you can talk about all your favorite Synthesizers, Organs, Pianos, Electric Pianos, Clavinets, and all those great instruments! (Yes, the Theremin counts too.. )

This is also a great place to talk about VSTs and share patches!

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What is your favorite keyboard instrument?

What is your favorite synth sound?

Who is your favorite keyboardist?

Let's try to keep this forum active!

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Old 08-02-2011, 01:56 AM   #2
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:02 AM   #3
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i ****ing love mellotron.
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:09 AM   #4
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i ****ing love mellotron.

This. Mellotrons are awesome.
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:43 AM   #5
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:54 AM   #6
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I've been building a number of sample libraries in Kontakt. So far I've got:

-NI Akoustik Piano, which has a Bechstein, Steinway, Boesendorfer, and a Steingraeber upright.
-NI Elektrik Piano; Mark I, II, A200, Clavinet
-NI Alicia's Keys; Alicia Key's Yamaha grand
-NI Vintage Organs, which I'm pretty sure is based on the Hammond B3
-Tonehammer Emotional Piano, which is a really nice, mellow, warm grand that's been treated with premixed reverb. Great for film scoring.
-Soniccouture Xtended Piano, basically a prepared piano library

I have a Casio PX-130, full 88 weighted keys. Not the most authentic feel but it's fine for $400. I run it to the sampler though.

I got a little M-Audio Oxygen 8 mostly to control keyswitches and automation during sequencing.

Favorite keyboardists goes to Glenn Gould, Sviatoslav Richter, and Andras Schiff. Bill Evans and Brad Mehldau on the jazz side.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:03 AM   #7
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I have a Korg M50

it's pretty koo




what sucks is it's all complex and shit and all I wanted was some modeled analog sounds like sawtooth, square, etc, and be able to mix them and have different oscillators and all that shit.

I mean, it can do that, but it's amazing how complex it is to get such simple sounds like that.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:04 AM   #8
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:05 AM   #9
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:10 AM   #10
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what sucks is it's all complex and shit and all I wanted was some modeled analog sounds like sawtooth, square, etc, and be able to mix them and have different oscillators and all that shit.

I mean, it can do that, but it's amazing how complex it is to get such simple sounds like that.

Yea that's why I stay away from "onboard workstations". They're a pain in the ass. Who wants to be microdialing a list menu all day to work that crap? Better to just house the synth on the computer.

Something like this is perfect (with more keys of course):
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:18 AM   #11
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I have a Casio PX-130, full 88 weighted keys. Not the most authentic feel but it's fine for $400. I run it to the sampler though.


I have the same keyboard. I only bought it to learn piano at a low price.

I'm going to buy a MIDI controller soon for synthesis, probably an M-audio Axiom.
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:02 AM   #12
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:08 AM   #13
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:12 AM   #14
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I've got a cheap yamaha keyboard that functions pretty well. I want a synth, but they're complicated and I have no idea which one to get. Plus they're quite expensive.
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:16 AM   #15
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:25 AM   #16
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does anyone know any good sites for keyboard tabs/lessons? i really need help but i can't read music and can;t be arsed to learn

also, how do you do the whole two hands thing, i can;t get them to play different things

OT- i would love a grand piano and a hammond for some jon lord/beatles/rollingstones type stuff
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:36 AM   #17
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does anyone know any good sites for keyboard tabs/lessons? i really need help but i can't read music and can;t be arsed to learn

also, how do you do the whole two hands thing, i can;t get them to play different things


OT- i would love a grand piano and a hammond for some jon lord/beatles/rollingstones type stuff



You sound like an excellent student of music. Two hands is done by masturbating with the hand you dont normally use to build strength and independence.
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:45 AM   #18
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Started playing on my keyboard again this week. it's a crappy 30 € thing, but hey, I taught myself guitar on a classical guitar with an action of about two centimeters. So yeah, it'll do.
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:56 AM   #19
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I've been playing around 10 years, and I've got one of these:

Yes, that is a tube in there . It also has some of the greatest Piano and E.Piano sounds I've ever heard. On top of that, everything glows orange.

My favourite keyboardist is probably Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater or Jens Johansson of Stratovarius.
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I don't know the make of my keyboard anymore. Been too busy learning bass. I've had piano and music theory classes but I'm too arsed in getting my keyboard out again to play it.
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