posted on Mar, 20 2019 @ 04:26 PM
My budget is less than $1000, I'd prefer to spend between $500-$750. I don't have a lot of experience with different synths, having done most of
my banging on an analog piano, organ, and basic MIDI keyboard. I want something with full-size keys that approximate the feel of a "real" piano.
Originally I was considering just getting another MIDI keyboard to replace the Edirol that i no longer have (several keys stopped working), but like
the idea of getting a synth that could also be used as a MIDI keyboard. I know that 25 keys is not enough for me, but I don't necessarily need 88-
somewhere in-between would be fine.I don't really need a full workstation, just something that feels good to play and sounds great with a lot of
There are several brands and models available for purchase in my price range, I'm hesitant to purchase a used one- I want something that hasn't
been abused or has an issue that might not crop up until shortly after purchasing. I'm not in a band, can't play very well, this is mostly
something I will use for fun, exploration, artistic expression and to keep my fingers active and strong (I've had finger surgery and was paralyzed).
Roland, Korg, Arturia, Yamaha, and Behringer all have products that look like they would fit my needs. Do any of you have any experience with these
companies? I understand that the sounds that different models produce will vary and that liking one over another is subjective. I'm particularly
interested in quality of manufacturing and parts, keyboard feel, durability, and warranty. Any suggestions for a particular model would be
appreciated, too. Three of the synths that I'm so far considering are the Roland Juno or Gaia, or Korg Kross. Unfortunately I haven't been able to
actually try any of these particular synths, I'm basing my choices on the fact that they all have full-size keys, fit my budget, have positive
reviews and product demonstration videos.