Good keyboard for live performance?
May 19, 2011 7:45 PM Subscribe
Looking for an affordable keyboard for live performance with GREAT piano, elecric piano and organ samples.
posted by unSane to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm in the market for a keyboard which I can use live either solo or with a full band. I totally have recording covered so this is really only for live use and maybe practice. There are three key sounds I need - piano, rhodes/wurlitzer electric piano, and hammond B3. I use a few others but they are decidedly non-critical. Of the three, the piano and hammond are the most critical, especially a decent Leslie sim.
I have absolutely no use for any sequencers or other arrangement tools.
My ideal keyboard would be a full 88-key sampler which would allow me to use my Kontakt samples (I use the Alicia Keys piano and the Vintage Organs hammond). Clearly I could do this with a midi keyboard and my MacBook but I need something that's simpler than that.
I have a super cheap Yamaha PSR keyboard which the kids use and is really not bad at all but the Hammond sound sucks balls and I need another octave in the left hand.