hey all,
    i am currently touring with the a yamaha s90es and love it. i have one problem though.  it's heavy as all get up and not super portable.  i want to take a nice and portable 76 key keyboard back to my room at night to practice with.  the s90es gets packed away at the end of the gig.  any recommendations for a good 76 key keyboard that i can practice with that isn't a piece of junk?  weighted would be great.
  i haven't bought a mid level or smaller keyboard than an 88 in years and years so i have no idea what's out there.
thanks in advance!

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roland's fp4 is 33 lbs and has their finest piano samples to date. it can be ordered for $1,015. i like my fp4's piano more than the s90es piano.
it may be something to do with the midi file players being used. probably if you drag the downloaded midi file onto your browser, you will hear something. otherwise, you could try downloading a midi file player such as vanbasco's  https://www.vanbasco.com/download.html (called vanbasco's karaoke player - but don't worry about that. also only for pc) which should then play your downloaded midi files ok. get back in touch if this doesn't work.
i think kurtzwell is the only company making a good 76 digital piano now. soryy i don't know the model #
hi dapostle, i'm no expert, but i think one definition of a passing chord could be a chord used inbetween two other chords to flesh out the sound. for example, if you had to play a dm and then a c, you may play a db chord in between these two chords. this db would be a passing chord.
i would second the fp4 suggestion. i have an fp7 and it is the best feeling keyboard and the extra stuff (sessions partner, multiple sounds) make it impossible to live without.

if you are looking for a 76 key piano, i would like to recommend the dgx-305 portable grand from yamaha. i gig with one exclusively. yes it's got flimsy keys, but it sounds really good. and it's extremely light weight, and doesn't cost much, so you don't need to be afraid about damaging it. yamaha has also released a new dirt cheap 76 key piano, i haven't tried it yet but i will. i got the dgx after i pulled my back out lugging my p-250 around. you will get used to the keys quite fast.

docz, can your yamamaha dgx-305 run stero?

also i think nord makes a 76 stage piano. never heard it but it's expensive...
nord is a great piece of gear, it's more organ than piano, but has decent sounds. yes you can run stereo from the dgx. i use a dirt cheap hosa y cable (insert cable) to get stereo out of it. i really love it because it's so cheap, and i don't worry about it.

fatar has very recently released a new fully weighted 76 key controller that has gotten some good reviews.
here is the new np30, it's based on the dgx, but it's just piano, without all that arranger stuff. dirt cheap, ultralightweight. and great once you get used to it.

studio logic makes a nice 76 fully weighted controller.
i had a korg 76 key weighted keyboard that weighed somewhere near 70 lbs. when i got to that age it was time to change or retire.
instead i got a studio logic 88 note keyboard i could carry with one hand.  and a sound canvas module.  
the studio logic is wonderful for touch.  it actually has an acoustic piano type of mechanism which almost gives you the piano feel.
a friend of mine got tired of hauling his yamaha s90 around and went with a nord 76 and is perfectly tickled about it
if your serious about the piano you should consider an 88 key piano.
the roland fp 4 is a very good option. light weight and the best piano samples. i used to carry a kurzweil pc2x around.
although the piano sounds o.k. i didn't like de keys (fatar i think)
and it was heavy.
i'm happy with the fp4, it's versatile and very good sounding even through the built in speakers.
i second the fp4, it has roland's features roland's newest piano sound sample which is the best i have ever heard from any brand or model.
i third the fp4 it is really a great keyboard
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