|Product Experience||I own it||Closest Store||Ottawa Ontario|
|First, I will plug the local Long and McQuade here in Ottawa. They provided incredible service and really went the extra mile to ensure that I was satisfied. This included accepting another product for return when the manufacturer warranty would not repair the defect. The L&M service is a key reason to support the local brick and mortar vendor...
In terms of this board, I own the 88 key version and have also owned the 61 key version. The hammer action on the 88 key is pretty good for this this price range. I preferred the SV-1 board, but it had some defects... The PC3 LE8 keys are a bit bouncy, but this works for me. They keys are not too noisy, unlike some other models in this price point. The 61 key version has a great action for a synth and lends itself to organ playing.
The construction of the board is solid. No factory defects or inconsistencies so far. Good fit and finish.
The sounds are pretty versatile. None are the best I have heard in a given category, but overall, they are consistently good. if you are going to own one board, this is a pretty good option. Lots of pianos, excellent organs, a few good EPs, excellent orchestral sounds and good synth sounds. If you wish to a program a custom pipe organ sound, there are a lot of differnt pipe options!
Programming is a bit dense, but it is not inaccessible.I had incredible service with Kurzweil online help. Sent them an email becuase I couldn't figure out how to program aftertouch (they call it pressure). I heard right back with an explanation.
In terms of the sequencing / programming functionality, I can't comment on these too much as I haven't used them in any depth. There assignable drum pads which are pretty neat and I could see them being useful in some settings....
In all, a very good board. Worth a try.|
Posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2012