Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > Artists Corner > Talk Instruments
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-03-2007, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1
Default Electric Keyboard/synth suggestion

Hello,
I'm a trumpet player and my son plays piano. He is 14 and has been playing and taking lessons for about 8 years. He has a regular gig playing organ at the church on Sundays. I want to buy him a keyboard/Synth for Christmas. Something with weighted keys or the touch of a real piano. I don't know if I need 88 keys or not. I also was wondering if they have foot pedal attachments like the ones on organs? I want to spend about $2500. Does anybody have any suggestions? Thank you.
pmcn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 08:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
Music Rapist
 
TheCaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Somewhere in the U.S
Posts: 400
Default

weighted keys are hard to find in a keyboard, althout 2500 can get you a pretty decent keyboard. The keyboard i have is more for like rock band purposes, same with alot of people here, although im sure somebody has something your looking for. I suggest going to like music123.com and finding a keyboard that has the things you want in it then check out some customer reviews.
__________________
A soul in tension thats learning to fly
Condition grounded but determined to try
Cant keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit
TheCaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 08:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
Account Disabled
 
boo boo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Where the buffalo roam.
Posts: 12,137
Default

Get a Moog or a Korg.
boo boo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2007, 01:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boo boo View Post
Get a Moog or a Korg.
sounds like this guy wants something a bit classical. imo korgs are great for dance and electro. yamaha and roland both make great stage pianos (i'm assuming thats more the thing that you want.
EuanElliot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007, 12:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
Account Disabled
 
boo boo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Where the buffalo roam.
Posts: 12,137
Default

Well Moogs are great for classical parts and solos, this is why many of da prog bands use them.

But Moogs are strictly about the synth, so if you want something with a more authentic keyboard sound then Yamaha would be the right choice. I'd say try them both out and see which you like best.
boo boo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007, 10:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
;)
 
cardboard adolescent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 3,502
Default

I'd say if you're going to spend in that price range, you should go for a Korg Triton... I wanted one of those for the longest time and has the perfect sensitivity and everything to function as a piano, tons of piano and organ modules, and if he's fourteen he'll probably appreciate all the other nifty stuff. Plus, they're really easy to hook up to the computer so you can record his playing or whatever.

And most MIDI-compatible keyboards should have foot pedal inputs.
cardboard adolescent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 02:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: England (And so proud)
Posts: 27
Default

About the pedals, I think you can get electronic pedals that you can plug into the keyboard/ electronic piano. But I think it's only the sustain pedal, since demand for the left foot pedal is in low demand 'cause it doesn't really do 'out.
UrbanAncients is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2019 Advameg, Inc.