hi, i would like any advice/feedback/ideas regarding some gear.

i play solo piano at small clubs,bars,resturants. i ussually play on whatever piano is provided and i bring an old korg n364 to play very simple backing tracks ( just drums and bass, some times some strings)
anyways the korg meets my needs sound wise but it is really slow in down loading tunes and can only hold a few at a time.  

so i'm looking for something that will give me quick access to my midi files. also i need a loop function because i never know many chours i my take or sometimes i'll have guys sit in with me. another function i'd like to have would be for the tune to keep looping and when i push a botton an ending will come up. right now i just use an on off pedal when i'm ready to end but it sounds rather abrupt and i lose the bass and drums.  

i thought an arranger keyboard might be good because they can play midi files and you can also have you backing tracks that "follow you"  
and creat on the fly.

so my question to you guys, would an arranger suit my needs better than a workstation?

here's what i checked out so far: yamaha psr 700 and 900 and a korg pa  50 and 500. maybe yamaha had a slight edge on natural sounds more intuitive, while korg seemed to have more built in styles and i was told it can serve as a workstation were you can creat your own syles/tunes from stratch.

any ideas, oppinions would be appreciated.


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definitely sounds like you'd be good with an arranger.  at least from what i know, workstations don't have the "intro"-"bridge"-"ending" buttons that arrangers do. (maybe there are hybrids, who knows)

creating styles might be fun, but from my experience, it's really up to the algorithm to re-arrange your basic style, so if you don't like result, you're screwed because it's been coded that way.  so, i wouldn't put that too high on the list.
hi tito:
please look for a yamaha psrs900 and you will have a great musical workstation.
i got a psrs900 and i´m in love of it.
i thought psr were arrangers..  or do they have workstation types (synth-like?)  bleh, my terminology is all mixed up now.
i think the high priced yamaha psr and the tyros work both as work stations and arranger keyboards????
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