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Korg LP350

PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:55 am
by G McBride
Ok, I bought an electric piano/organ the other day. I have had a Casio keyboard for a long time and decided it was time to upgrade to something a little better.

The Korg plays just like a real piano. It has weighted keys that respond to your pressure just like a piano.

Re: Korg LP350

PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:31 pm
by jeffl
Cool McB. Quality boards are nice to have. Do you know if you can defeat the piano touch to give it an organ feel? My Yammy Clavinova does that ( I've never figured out how they do it ), but frankly, I use my cheap Yammy for playin' out, not the Clavinova.

I've always thought that Korg is one of those brands like Yamaha.. where you just can't go wrong. They might have the best "Hammond style" boards out there. I've always had my eyes on the Nord Electros, 'cuz I love the sound & size of 'em, but I haven't been able to justify the couple grand to buy one. Even though I've played alotta keyboards since the 60's, I consider myself to be an accomplished faker, and I feel like buyin' a pricey board would be like "casting pearls before the swine". :lol:

Have you had much chance to play around with your new board? How many notes does it have?

Re: Korg LP350

PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:39 pm
by G McBride
The 350 is an 88 Key board. I have not had a lot of time to mess with it because it is still in my office at work. I am building a new garage with a second story loft that will become my music room. I will bring it home after the construction is finished in a few weeks.

I don't know if I would even rate as a faker yet but I like to play around on the keyboards when I get the time.

Re: Korg LP350

PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:43 pm
by G McBride
OK, the Garage/Carriage House is done and the upstairs is now finished. I have moved the Korg home finally and have had a little time to play around with it, I like it.

I built this two story garage so that I could have a place for my friends and I to jam. I have collected enough stuff that if they just drop by, I will have instruments we can pick up and play. Great way to unwind and spend some time with old friends.

Re: Korg LP350

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:58 pm
by jeffl
Are you playing it through an amp, or does it have onboard speakers? Very cool on the carriage house. I jammed with a bunch that played in the loft of a late 1800's carriage house. It wasn't air conditioned, so it couldn't be used in the summer, but it had a stove up there for the winters.

Re: Korg LP350

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:33 am
by alvanorichie
I've been searching for a great sounding digital piano for a while. This is the most impressive sound, feel, versatility and quality of workmanship I have ever seen. Before my purchase, I auditioned Yamaha's, Roland's Casio's, but for my personal taste, I liked this a lot. I just purchased a Japanese model, in Yokosuka, Japan mall in Shiseindo. The most realistic hammer action feel, touch sensitivity, sound, and very compact. I like the slow, assisted closing cover mechanism like the high end automotive trunk closing system in luxury vehicles. Resists slamming the cover shut.

Re: Korg LP350

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:12 pm
by jeffl
I've been lusting after used Nord Electros or Korg/Hammond drawbars, but I can't rationize shellin' out $1500 for used gear in the hands of an accomplished faker, esp. since I just jam now..no giggin'.

Re: Korg LP350

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:54 pm
by Buffalo_Bill
Yea Jeff, those Korgs and the digital Hammond B3 make my mouth water, but one look at their prices and I feel like Wiley Coyote sliding off a cliff.

Well there's a drawbar organ in my iMac, in the Garage Band program. Plus many other keyboard sounds, strings and horns.
So I just ordered an Akai Mini Laptop Production Keyboard, to utilize for recording.
$80 just 25 keys, and some drum pads, but all I want to do is add some supporting sounds in my song recording.
The drawbar organ sound I like, as I did some mouse pecking on a tiny screen keyboard. I haven't tried the other sound options yet.

This is just a starter MIDI keyboard, so suites me fine.

Re: Korg LP350

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:27 pm
by jeffl
I use a $250 Yammy 61-note board for jammin' and giggin'. There's a veteran gigger who I occasionally play with who just gets pissed seein' that board on stage with him. I tell him, "What do you expect out of a harp player?" He always used to ask me if I want him to bring his Kurzweil. I just laugh at him.

It's got the great Yammy piano voices and about 20 organ voices when you count the synth voices. it does everything I need. I even occasionally use the Flanger voice for the Psychedelic crap.
It probably wouldn't bother my buddy so much if the board actually had the Yammy logo on the back (why did they quit doin' THAT?) , ha!