#1
Hey, I was wondering what were some good keyboards that could pass as good synths.

I was looking to have a keyboard that sounded really nicely as a piano, but could also double as a synth/something that could do great percussion, brass, strings and the like.

Thanks!

As for a price range, I don't want a crazy expensive keyboard, but I'm pretty flexible.
Gear:
ZT Lunchbox Amp
Schecter C-1+ Diamond Series
Dunlop Cry Baby Wah
Boss DD-7 Digital Delay
Digitech Whammy
EHX Big Muff Pi w/ Tone Wicker
EHX Pocket Metal Muff
EHX Small Stone
EHX Memory Toy
EHX Holy Grail
Boss RC-20XL Loop Station
#2
Roland does the best piano modeling
Korg does the best synth type sounds.

If you can, just use a computer and VSTs for all your sounds and get the best of any sound...but you'll need to keep a desktop or fast laptop around at all times just to play...

When it comes to stand alone keyboards, I tend to go with the Yamaha or Roland ones....but I don't do much synth type work. When I do I use VSTs.
#3
Any specific models?
Gear:
ZT Lunchbox Amp
Schecter C-1+ Diamond Series
Dunlop Cry Baby Wah
Boss DD-7 Digital Delay
Digitech Whammy
EHX Big Muff Pi w/ Tone Wicker
EHX Pocket Metal Muff
EHX Small Stone
EHX Memory Toy
EHX Holy Grail
Boss RC-20XL Loop Station
#4
Yamaha MM8 - $1,000
Yamaha DGX-630B - $730
Yamaha YPG535 - $500
Roland FP-4 - $1,500


Roland makes some great products but also they are quite higher in price.
Yamaha does a good job on starting units and I still use a Yamaha PSR340 in my studio linked with MIDI to the desktop.
The Roland VPiano runs for over $4,000 but is by far their best digital piano ever made if ya ask me.

I think for starting out, any of the above yamaha units will do just fine and will be fun to play.