#1
I've been looking for a keyboard lately. I don't really have a price range. I just know that I don't wanna go over $1000 because it'd take me forever to save up that much with the job that I currently have. I want something that has some pretty dark sounds, but still has a good piano sound too, because I love classical stuff. For the gothic stuff tho, I was thinking something around the lines of a Cradle of Filth and Type O Negative tone, because those bands have so many great keyboard effects on their songs. I also want a keyboard that has some sweet choir vocals settings, like where I can press down on keys and get a dark and evil sounding church choir, lol.

I've considered a Yamaha YPG 525 or 625. A lot of the reviews I read says that they only have one audio out, and that's the headphone jack. It confuses me, because I'm not sure how keyboards work. I want something that I can plug directly into my mixing board and record, and I don't know if that will allow me to do it. Anyways, I'd appreciate any recommendations. Thanks.
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#2
oh you mean musical keyboard?
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#3
I'm gonna say buy a harpsichord- they sound well gothicy cool. (Sorry I don't know much about keyboards).
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#4
Get a motif, they are 1200 or so, but the best 1200 dollars you will spend good sir. PLUS!, it looks good with any set, including goth.

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#5
any decent keyboards will have the effects that will get similar effects to type o negative etc. my band do alot of covers of their stuff, im not the keyboardist though so couldnt tell you a great deal about it. Its worth going into shops n trying it out and playing around with the effects units, its often suprising how good the effects can be on keyboards with a smaller price tag.
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any decent keyboards will have the effects that will get similar effects to type o negative etc. my band do alot of covers of their stuff, im not the keyboardist though so couldnt tell you a great deal about it. Its worth going into shops n trying it out and playing around with the effects units, its often suprising how good the effects can be on keyboards with a smaller price tag.



What kind of effects?

If you want to twist the sounds on a keyboard like what electronic bands do, make sure it has a filter. I am sure that whatever type O negative is, they use filters. Just make sure you got a cutoff, resonance, attack and release. That's really all you need, the rest doesn't do that much (unless it's an envelope).
#7
when i read this at first i thought u ment you wanted to blow 1000 dollars on a Computer Keyboard to type with... but as said before, Motifs are good i suppsoe
#11
If you want something that does all that stuff, you'll probably need some kind of workstation keyboard. I think you can get a Yamaha MO6 for less than a grand, and some cheaper Korgs. Try to stay away from home keyboards if you want to look remotely professional.
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#15
I'm really looking for an 88 key keyboard, so I can have all the octaves and what not.

It seems like everyone loves the Korg Tritons, but they're way to expensive to me. about $500 would be the ideal price range, maybe a little more or less. I just want something good that I can record with, that is insanely evil, haha.

EDIT - This is the kinda stuff I'm talking about. I don't know what kinda keyboard he has, but he has the same mindset as me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtwIMl_TMys
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#16
There are also things to concider such as do you want weighted keys/semi/unweighted?
But there are loads of amazing hardware synths about too that will do what you want.
88 keys for HW synth might be a push though.
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