James (_jamez_) wrote,

  • Music:

Open call for advice - Synths

For a while now, I have been wanting to purchase a keyboard synth. And I want to buy a reasonably decent one. My problem is, I don't really know much about them, and I wondered if anybody out there in Livejournalland might know anything about this field to be able to offer any anecdotal advice and/or useful sources of information on 'tinternet so to speak.

I am a Piano player and I want to diversify. The problem is, I don't have an enormous amount of experience of syths other than some pretty basic all-purpose keyboards, most of which aren't proper synths anyway.

My price range is about 200-350 pounds and I'm looking for something that can produce something fairly diverse, but also has fairly reasonable piano and organ sounds, but also has the ability to customise and manipulate sounds. Key velocity would also be nice, if it could fit within my price range, and it needs to be portable. A bit of a shopping list, and quite a lot given I'm not too sure on where to begin. I want to make sure I spend my money wisely, but my learning curve cannot really begin until I've really got one to play around with myself.

Happy New Years to you all anyway, hope it's a good'un

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