Re: Electronic keyboards
Damien Garwood <damien@...>
Hi Walter,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Just a few points I forgot to put in my last message.
The Tyros 5 was around 3800 new but because it's a discontinued model you could probably get it cheaper. I believe you can get it as a 61 or 76 key.
The Juno DS model is under 1000, but, based on the sounds of the Juno-G, I'm going to bet that the DS sounds are even better, and I believe those come as 61, 76, and 88 key varieties.
I believe these keyboards don't come with internal speakers, so you'll have to get some external monitors or whatever. The Tyros does have its own speakers which you can either buy separately or as a keyboard/speaker package.
The Tyros is considered a workstation and the Juno I believe is a synth, so both have their advantages and disadvantages (Tyros is better at sampled instruments). Both work with MIDI via USB.
Unfortunately, these keyboards don't have any forms of real accessibility built in, but they do use buttons and knobs to do things, and for the most basic things you need only press one or two buttons. The more complicated things (like internal audio recorder/midi sequencer/song finder etc) you would need to memorise menus and so on.
On 11/05/2020 05:13 pm, Walter Ramage via groups.io wrote:
Hi All. It has been about 38 years since I had an electronic keyboard. It was a JVC and even back then it cost me £1000 new. It was an easy keyboard to use because it had physical buttons to select the various functions and had loads of features. It has been a long time but if my memory serves me correct it was a 4.5 or 5 octive single manual.