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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 12:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

innuendo1990 wrote:

i ve got a new keyboard.

a yamaha psr-77.



I just got a new keyboard, too. A Roland Juno-D. Ok, I know it's one of those "cheaper" Roland boards, but I needed to replace my XP-10. A couple of keys were not responsive and I've already taken it in once before.

But his Yamaha PSR-77... I'm curious.

There is one on ebay for $9.99 right now (Auction ID#330155446563)

It has 49 keys, why do they call it a "77"? I was thinking it may have 77 keys.

You're the MAIN keyboard player in your band, right? You seriously use that board for sounds? I've heard the piano, it's almost laughable.

What do you do with the 40 preset songs? Play them during a break?

Which of the 100 on-board instruments do you actually think people WILL take seriously? As a keyboardist, I am genuinely interested.

I currently gig with:
Roland XV-88 (I paid $2000)
Nord Electro 73 ($1500)
Nord Electro 61 ($1200)
and the new
Roland Juno-D ($500)

then I usually bring a guitar with me, one that is in that same price range.

How do you plan to take the music world by storm using a $9.99 keyboard and I lug around five grand every gig? Where have I gone wrong?

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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 13:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"How do you plan to take the music world by storm using a $9.99 keyboard and I lug around five grand every gig? Where have I gone wrong?"

You forgot to buy a personality.

Why another thread about this bloke though, seriously???


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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hit the wrong button, tried to go back, couldn't, so named the thread. Sorry Zeb.

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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 22:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haw-haw,
I'm not Emperor Ming, and I'm not going to ask you to fall on your sword am I?? Heh. I've just been waiting to use that 'personality' joke for weeks now.


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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 10:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i now have a PSR-530 from yamaha.

its price NEW in 1997 was:2000gulden(thats abou1500euro) and ive bought it for 40euro.

that keyboard is cool.

and for the psr-77 i only use it for the organ sound that sounds pretty sweet.



IF ANY ONE WANTS MY MSN ITS TOPGEAR1990@HOTMAIL.COM

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Working on a tribute cd and need some input for songs from you:D

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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So your 2nd keyboard cost $40 euro?

Do you plan on touring with both of those boards? And if so, will you use the AC adapters or the 6 D batteries instead?

Now everyone will want one, so here's a review I dug up on your nifty "new" Yamaha:


I want to mention the biggest problem I have with the PSR-530 up front: The memory management of user presets (patch changes, sequences/songs, etc.) is absolute crap and I would not have purchased this board if I had known how incredibly stupid this thing works. The bottom line is that even with six (6) brand new, fully charged "D" batteries installed, this thing easily loses its user memory if you plug in the two jacks (AC main power and 12 v DC transformer output) in the "wrong order." And you can't dump its sequences out to midi, so you can't save your songs to an external pc. They simply get lost sooner or later, depending on how carefully you power up, plug in cords, pray to the moon spirits, etc...


This board is easy to use at a basic playing level, i.e. power it on, type in the patch you want and play. But if you want to use it to sequenced a song, this board is a major pain. The user interface is terrible, and very counterintuitive. It seems to me that Yamaha really went out of their way to make this board hard to use in this regard. Setting up a full song is probably something you won't do a second time on this thing because it's such a pain. And given the PSR's propensity to lose its user memory without warning, it is even more unlikely that any sensible person would try to set up songs in this thing. Even if you want to record a few measures and loop them for background when practicing some other keyboard or instrument, this thing puts in a moment (about 1.5 sec is my guess) of dead silence, so loops cannot run continuously without a moment of silence every go-round. Clever.

The keyboard action is horrible. I made the mistake of taking this thing to a gig once as my only board (it was a very minor gig). I hadn't realized how hard the keys are to control, and I made a ton of playing mistakes because I didn't have the proper control. I have played other synth-weighted boards that I could control very well, but not this piece of poop's keyboard.

The transformer on mine crapped one night as I was setting up to play with some friends. I had to use the batteries, which meant I did not play along all night long. The volume knob produces major explosion sounds when you turn it. And as mentioned above, you cannot, repeat cannot, rely on this thing to hold you user patches and programs.


Sounds like a winner!!!

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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 12:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

its a very good keyboard.

http://synthmania.com/psr-530.htm

here are some sounds and styles in mp3 format.

this keyboard is realy cool.

the polyphony is only 32 but i dindt had any cut offs.

wich is realy weird because my psr-500 only has 4 less and has a lot cut offs.

casio ctk-691 is gonna be my next one


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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Damnit I don't know who to trust.


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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 22:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why are you asking this kid?


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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 02:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Follow your heart, Zeb.


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