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adri777's review - Kawai MP5

Value For Money : Excellent
How many octaves?
88 keys

How many sounds, effects available? Are they edited?

256 basic sounds can be mixed with (mini "mixer" on the keyboard) between themselves and with outside sounds (VST). You can save up to 256 configurations of this type.

All base effects are also present: Reverb, Chorus, EQ, Delay, Wah, Flanger, for adjusting the attack and sustain ... etc. there is really any

What connection (Audio, MIDI pedals ...)? ...

Stereo Output Jack 6.35, MIDI In, Out, Through, USB, sustain pedal (included) and can add a switch. The base what ...

UTILIZATION

The touch keyboard is it nice? Should your use?

Excellent touch, subtle and light. Most high-end keyboards (RD-700 GX or MP8) have a very heavy touch that can be unpleasant in the long run, I find that the MP5 better. Note that I am a pianist for 18 years, and it's a real pleasure to play on.

The general configuration is simple?

Ergonomics incredibly simple. Everything is really designed for high-speed access to the stage. It happen man

The selection of MIDI channels, patches is easy?

I began to MIDI, and there is also very easy to use

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

yes

SOUNDS

The sounds they are suitable to your style of music?

The piano sounds are incredible (especially the Grand Concert). The other sounds are good and usable. It is possible to customize them.

Are they realistic?
The effects are they effective and appropriate?
The expression is good? (Response to velocity, aftertouch)?
What are the sounds you prefer, you hate? ...

OVERALL OPINION

For how long have you been using it?
What thing do you like most/least about it?
Did you try many other models before getting this one?

Roland FP-7, RD-700-GX, Kawai MP-8

What is your opinion about the value for the price?

Very good, this keyboard is the same as the MP8 apart wooden buttons and touch is no less exceptional. For me the best quality / price. It widely surpasses all competitors in this price range

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...

Absolutely, even if it meant adding a little extra!