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Offline Varg

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Orchestra in a keyboard?
« on: May 27, 2008, 01:42:21 PM »
Maybe somebody here can help me with this.

Are there any keyboards/synths out there that can produce the sounds of every single orchestral instruments (including percussions) in a very accurate - and i mean very accurate - way? Something that can be plugged in an amp, not computer stuff.

Thanks.

Offline orbital

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Re: Orchestra in a keyboard?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008, 02:22:24 PM »
I don't know if there are outright keyboards that do that but some keyboards have expansion cards for different sounds. I used to have a Roland SRX system and one of the cards I had was the Complete Orchestra one. The sounds were quite good. Not completely realistic but very useful for composing purposes.
Here is a demo site:
http://www.rolandus.com/multimedia/flash/srx/srx_demo.html

I am sure Yamaha and Korg has similar systems.

Offline Varg

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Re: Orchestra in a keyboard?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008, 11:13:42 PM »
Thanks for the help!

I've listened to some samples of Korg, Yamaha and Roland. It sounds terrible, very "robotic"! At least now i know, and i kind of expected it.

I guess i'll just buy some cheap woodwind and brass instrument and "play" them myself; there's no way i'm gonna record orchestral instruments with a keyboard.