November - Wolfgang Fuchs - Yamaha DGX 640




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Adelber Dimaunahan: BTW, is it true that the legendary/discontinued dgx-620 had a different BUT better sound sampling than the 640? coz that doesn't make sense since the 640 is supposedly an improvement of the 620 and 630. i'm talking about the main grand piano sound. i read a review claiming that on some forum. i hope they're just in denial. or am i? lol. thanks again for sharing your opinions re the 640. i absolutely love mine. is yours still okay? it's already been 2 years ithink. any stuck keys/issues so far?

Adelber Dimaunahan: but it would be awesome if the 640 retains the look of the 630/620 instead of just the side plates don't you think?, AND with the WALNUT accent! tho i think the 640 looks more professional and serious in a manner than the "keyboard-DP hybrid"-look of the 620/630, which to some, looked more like a toy. (does that mean i'm a kid for liking the 630? :) but anyway what i'm REALLY after in the dgx series is the best grand piano feel of the keys and the sound, and based on your review 640 wins!

Adelber Dimaunahan: in terms of the look of the dgx series, which do you think looks better: the old 630/620 or the 640? i know that's purely a matter of aesthetics, but personally i really find the the 630 and the 620 more attractive than the 640, don't you agree? even if it's fake, i liked that wood part across the keyboard. i already have the 640 tho. i originally planned on buying a 2nd hand 630. so thanks for giving me a reassurance on the improved feel and action of keys which i thought are most important :)

Muscle Bird: i got this keyboard a couple of months now, i dont like the sound. i payd so much for a "good" keyboard and it doesnt even sound like a real piano. with headphones it sounds even more worse,

Derp Derpia: How did you get the qauilty to be recoreded so good?

I Anubic: @WorldElegance My setup is Grand Piano voice 155 dualed with the Grand Piano voice 156. Canyon reverb (33) with dual reverb set to 15 and main reverb set to 15. It sounds pretty amazing with the onboard sustain on as well as an M-Audio Foot Pedal. Let me know if that helps!

WorldElegance: hi there! that is a very nice audio quality you have there! may i know which audio settings you are using on your dgx? i can't seem to get the right settings for good quality... :)

1CAR1freak: @Coolbas11 It's not something wich shows up regularly at yamha EP's, but it tends to happen with the old 630 after a few years (or a production error of course). Somehow I also had the feeling that they shipped me a "second hand" piano of someone who had returned it after discovering that problem when that 630 was still new. Generally they won't sell you a bad instrument in a music store, but there can always be a production flaw. Then the extra service of a nearby store comes out pretty handy.

M1tix: @1CAR1freak Yeah, I readed about that problem. I might test buy them ina different shop which is close from my house. So i could also test them

1CAR1freak: @Coolbas11 It does look trusted, and it does look like a bargain. I first bought a dgx 630 at conrad.nl, that seemed a trusted site as well. Unfortunately, from the beginning the 630 (which was bought as brand-new) gave trouble with it's keys. Therefore we returned it within a week, but because it's an internet store, you get difficulties with sending back e.a. That's why my 640 comes from a local music store, giving extra convenience But eventually, it is up to you to decide what you'll do!

M1tix: @1CAR1freak Its a trusted shop. Link to the site: Redcoon.nl. Go to muziekinstrumenten pianos and then searh for the dgx 640. Its with the lp-7 (I think full pedal board)

1CAR1freak: @Coolbas11 wow, that's allot cheaper then one year back. Back then it would be well over a thousand Euros for a package like that. Are you sure you are looking at a dgx 640, and not a dgx 630? Even on Amazon it's not near as cheap! But if the shop you can get it for that price is trusted, then it sounds like a bargain! Btw, do you mean with pedal unit, it got a single, tiny pedal with it, or the full pedal board?

M1tix: @1CAR1freak I saw it for 731 Euro, With pedal unit, A headphone And a chair. Is this a nice price?

1CAR1freak: @Coolbas11 I bought it in a (Yamaha specialized) keyboard and piano store in Zwolle. Back then this instrument was just released, so it was more expensive than now. Today, you should be able to get it for (less than) €900.

M1tix: Where did you buy this Piano? And how much was it? Iam also from holland

1CAR1freak: @Runetheelf i think mean the mini-keys you can see at the bottom of the screen? every yamaha keyboard and EP with a normal monochrome screen, low-end to high-spec, got that feature.

1CAR1freak: @Runetheelf of course, the score (=notes) of any midifile placed on usb or internal memory can be viewed. that's possible on almost any new yamaha keyboard or EP with full-monochrome or full-color display.

1CAR1freak: @thatBeaukid thank you!! well, of course i don't know how the p95 feels, so you'd better reed reviews of both the keyboards / EP's. the p-95 is more a bassic EP, while the dgx-640 is a combination of keyboard and EP, which makes it perfect for people like me, who can't deside and don't have unlimited budget. The ACMP function is just fine, it works like all yamaha keyboards, with full chords or even with one finger. there are plenty of styles (background songs), but i hardly use that function.

1CAR1freak: @taskmaster83 thanks! and off course i will answer your questions! before this 640 i had an 6 year old yamaha psr 225 GM, it also was quite a big step for me, but i got used of it in just a couple of days. i hope you´ll enjoy it too!

1CAR1freak: @TheKeyboardSam2 the auto master function option means that the program filters volume changes out, so everything is at the same volume level. i still use the 2010 version (v 8.2.1), so i dont have that option. i can only manually select volume strength (which should normally be set around 4%) to not "overload" the mic entrance and make sound get blurry and crunchy. if you try it manually, it should be good. i dont know what cable you use. normally even a cheap cable and splitter should be good

Rating:
November - Wolfgang Fuchs - Yamaha DGX 640 5 out of 5

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