and i'll give you my candid evaluation.
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7 - thanks for the offer, i'll let you know as there's sure to be plenty of things i'm curious about.

for the time being, why didn't you like the nord lead? i've never played one, as i don't do a lot of gigs where i need an analog-style synth, but i have been thrilled with the nord electro ever since i bought it - i haven't gigged with my motif in the year. it saddens me to hear that the lead doesn't live up to its nord kin. what's the story with that keyboard?  

also, have you played the nord stage? that's another one i've wondered about.
could you check out if there are any upcoming design changes or additions to the hammond xk3? thinking of getting one.
thanks 7! by the way, your audio clips sounded nice. good luck with bookings. not a ton of jazz clubs where i'm at in philly, pa. area.
although it's been out for several months i would like some feedback on a program called "orchestral percussion"  i believe it is by vir2, and it is a soft synth with multiple cd's of samples.
thanks 7, really enjoyed your live sessions.  i would love to just play that way in a practice jam.

i tried all of their nord keyboards there. the big problem was revealed when playing super fast, attempting one-note trills or extremely thick harmonies. the action is too slow to handle the output without latency issues.  

the rep's reaction to my issues were "well, we just make the software, wee don't make the action". but if they want to sell their products, then they need to take into account that if they break down under intense playing conditions pros are not going to be interested.

also one of my benchmarks is how authentic does the acoustic piano sound. in the case of the nords, it's not any better than anybody else's and not nearly as good as the leaders.

whether or not they have a namm booth i have not been able to discover.
thanks for the research 7.  i will continue to look for reviews on orchestral percussion.
hi everybody,

"elite orchestral percussion" by vir2 isn't out yet! it was just announced a few weeks before (will be out in feburay i think).

the vir2 webpage can be found here (not: there are videos + audio demos. their booth number on namm is booth #6510.

heard some good things from jazz+ about the roland fp-4. no stores any may area carry it- they only have the fp7. i want something lighter. the yamaha cp 33 seems to be in the same price/weight range. if you can i'd like hear you thoughts on digital piano under $1500.

if they have the fp7 then they can order the fp4.  i got mine through sam ash.
i'll be there on saturday, so if anybody wants anything more you've got two more days to speak up.
that's true - but it would be nice to actually play one before going to the trouble (and possibly the responsibility) of ordering one.  i'm not sure i could play the non-weighted keyboard.  i wonder why they don't stock em?
i don't understand why the people at guitar center act they never heard of it or say stuff "why would want the fp4 when you can get a fp 7 for just a couple hundred dollars more"

back to namm- 7, try to check the roland rd-700gx piano. it look pretty slick. thanks!
because they can get more money for the fp7.  the fp4 is basically the same keyboard and only weighs 33 lbs.  when i went to sam ash they said that they had never heard of the fp4.  i had to show them on their own website.
90% of the sales people in the music stores are unaware of most things regarding digital pianos.

the fp4 is 33 lbs, has a looser action than the fp7 and it has a couple less tone wheel organ models. the fp7 also has a superior display window and accepts usb memory sticks so it can play midi, wave and mp3 files.
seems a much cooler name than fp4,
and why these silly letter/number  names (fp7, fp4,etc)- why not a just a silly name like "glogba"
i have to agree, these numbers/letter combinations drive me nuts! names would be alot easier to remember.

6. yamaha is so big that it's not even housed into the main complex, you have to walk across the street to this other huge exhibition hall which is stuffed to the rafters with testaments to mankind's ingenuity. did you ever see the laurel and hardy "babes in toyland"?

all that cool gear. and my mission is to find a cp33 there.
and if time permits, please review the new 88-note glogba markiv.

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