Good Set of Keys
By: SLCman from Monterey, CA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
I bought mine used from a guy who toured with it. It had scratches and dings from a few years of road abuse, but every feature still works. It is lightweight, but well built.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
There are a lot of useful sounds and customizations here. The acoustic instruments and pianos are well-sampled, and there are tons of nice synth-y sounds. The drum sets are very good, and the arpeggiator is very powerful. The mod controls are easily accessible for real-time mods.
I would note that the USB port does not output a digital audio signal, only MIDI. Nor does it work with external memory. Also, the 62-note polyphony is a bit on the small side. I would prefer 128, but it is acceptable as is.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
It is reasonably easy to use. Just don't hesitate to read the manual if you get stuck on some of the custom features.
How is the tone?
Excellent overall sound quality. Professional-grade samples by any measure. Very few tones that come across as cheezy. Unlike many synths on the market, almost all of the tones are useful.
Was this item an overall good value?
Excellent value for those looking for a general purpose synth for under a grand. Mine will be used in my workstation, but it is well suited for live work.