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FP User 01/11/2008

Yamaha S03 : la opinión de FP User (content in English)

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The features, as i said before, mean the difference between songs sounding very "keyboardish" and trite to sounding very professional. The feature that adds character to the individual instruments (resonance & ) can make ordinary strings sound sampled out of Bach's 9th symphony. Creative combinations of the reverb, chorus, resonance, and tremolo features can make a piano sound alive and fierce. So in short, the S03's features don't have that many features to work with, but, i guess, they grows on you as your skill grows as a producer.

Price paid

$600

UTILIZATION

Being a beginner's professional keyboard, it is very simple to start with; or i should say that it was easy for me. I already had experience with playing the keyboard before, and the MPC 1000 was becoming second nature to me, so all i had to do was sit down and let it flow. Discovering the features later only added to the experience. But for those with no studio experience, beginning to play could be a little difficult. Sure you can sit down and push keys until your blue in the face, but until you understand that certain instruments resonate better with certain others, producing off of the S03 could be fustrating.

SOUNDS

The sound quality of the S03 is remarkable for the low price tag that it sports; but the sound can be tweeked to a much better degree, depending on the user. When i first purchased the keyboard, the instrumentals sounded very synthesized (damn the spelling), and i couldn't sell music for more than $150 after some strict negotiating. But nowadays, the music i produce is industry standard, without too much mixing and flipping, and beats go as high as $500 on average. But compared to the Triton/Trinity/S90/other high priced keyboard, the S03 seems like a beginner's synthesizer(damn the spelling).

OVERALL OPINION

Its built nicely.But then again, i dont' move it around, except to adjust it for usage. Im sure that things can go wrong, just like any other piece of equipment, if you man-handle it.

Its my baby...my first official studio keyboard. Sure, ive recouped back what i spent on it from the music that i sell, and yeah i could by the biggest, most serious keyboard around, but its like, you are so accustomed to that keyboard that you can work magic without having to experiment to much. Its like having Bruce Lee pick between a pair of nunchucks, a sword, or a tree branch against an opponent. Yeah, he can F#@$ em up with anyone of them, but the tree branch is more of an extention of his arm than anything else. Thats what the S03 is for me, an extention of my imagination and abilities as a producer. Once i get my website up, you'll see what im talking about. ;)

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: The Beatmean ( 8-, 2005)