[LAU] Hardware: elektr piano / keyboard

schoappied schoappied at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 10:23:41 EDT 2008

Bert Visser wrote:
> Hello Dirk,
>> So I think this one is more usefull for me: 
>> http://www.thomann.de/nl/yamaha_np30_b.htm
> I've got this one and i like it. It has good enough sounds for simple 
> things like accompanying a choir in a small chapel or home and the touch 
> is reasonble especially for that kind of money.
>> Then this one http://www.thomann.de/nl/yamaha_psre313.htm
>> for example...
> These keyboards are pretty usuable but the touch responsitivity is much 
> less than with piano's and you pay a lot of money for many sounds and 
> styles you probably don't need and will never use. If you want good 
> pianosound and -feel I wouldn't choose this one, but of course that's 
> just my opinion.
>> Can I connect all the elektr. pianos and keyboards to a computer (maudio 
>> audiophile 24/96 and maudio dmp3) and work with MIDI?
> If your keyboard or piano has USB midi it's very easy to connect 
> multiple instruments. If they use the (older) midi Din plugs (like the 
> Yamaha NP 30) you may need something like a M-Audio Midisport.
> The M-Audio Dmp3 goes into your audio interface so this one has nothing 
> to do with midiports.
Thanks for the information!
I have a maudio audiophile 24/96 isn't that enough to connect (multiple) 

About the sounds, what are sounds which are used a lot in 'light' music?
I know and like the hammond organ sounds and the Rhodes sounds.....

Is there a piano / keyboard which can make those sounds too?

And how does software sounds on linux (inclusive commercial) compare to 
sounds (modules) of keyboards?
Can you compare the rhodes soundfont with such a sound made with a (not 
to expensive) keyboard?

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