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Offline EvanBingham

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Small keyboard to pair with Rhodes?
« on: October 10, 2018, 06:48:47 PM »
I've been looking at something small to throw on top of my Rhodes.  Either something for lead or bass.  Maybe Synth.  I just play for fun and enjoy neo-soul.  Want something affordable, maybe two octaves.  Any ideas?

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Re: Small keyboard to pair with Rhodes?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 09:46:14 AM »
A few ideas: Microkorg, Roland JDXI, Novation mininova.
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Re: Small keyboard to pair with Rhodes?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 02:12:37 PM »
I have a lot of love for my Korg R3.

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Re: Small keyboard to pair with Rhodes?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 09:56:07 PM »
Ended up ordering a Roland SE-02 with the mini keyboard attachment.  I figured analog would be more fun

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Re: Small keyboard to pair with Rhodes?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2018, 01:09:55 PM »
 I usually have a Moog Sub37 or a Nord Electro on top of the Rhodes.  Neither is particularly affordable mind you but they’re both superb at what they do...  I had a Yamaha MX-something for a while which was 6X cheaper,  more portable and more flexible than either of those - and sounded brilliant - but the action was so flimsy I sold it before I started snapping keys.

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Re: Small keyboard to pair with Rhodes?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2019, 06:19:27 AM »
Moog sub37 looks great.  SE-02 was ok, but ended up selling it because of the small keys and knobs.  That Sub37 interests me now though.

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Re: Small keyboard to pair with Rhodes?
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2019, 02:28:20 PM »
I've got a roland JD-XI and a korg micro preset on top of my rhodes. JD-XI for the bass and micro-preset for leads (usually).

If I were buying something today and didn't have either, I'd probably pick up behringer ms-101 (the sh101 clone). looks awesome for not much money at all

Offline Alan Lenhoff

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Re: Small keyboard to pair with Rhodes?
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2019, 03:05:53 PM »
I have to give a shout-out to my Behringer Model D, Behringer's $299 version of a Minimoog, which I've paired with a 32-key Arturia Keystep.  I've never owned a Minimoog, but many who have claim the Behringer sound pretty much matches the real deal.

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Re: Small keyboard to pair with Rhodes?
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2019, 06:38:00 AM »
Alan, is that Behringer monophonic, polyphonic, or switchable?
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Re: Small keyboard to pair with Rhodes?
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2019, 07:54:34 AM »
It's monophonic. It basically replicates the Minimoog functionality, although it does have a few additional features.  (For example, you can switch it between low-note priority, high-note priority or last-note priority.)

Very cool little device that makes lots of wonderful fat sounds!  For me, it's a way to learn the basics of analog synthesis for a small fraction of the price of a Minimoog.

Alan
1974 Rhodes Mark I Stage 73
1972 Rhodes Silver Sparkletop Piano Bass
1978 Hohner Clavinet D6
1968 Hohner Pianet N II
1966 Wurlitzer 140B
1967 Gibson G101 combo organ
1965 UK Vox Continental
1954 Hammond B2; Leslie 21H; Leslie 31H
1977 Fender Twin Reverb
Vox AC30CC2X amp
(SEE THE COLLECTION: https://vintagerockkeyboards.com/ )