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I am a BK9 owner now..
5 days 8 hours ago 5 days 7 hours ago by Fran. Reason: add info
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I am a BK9 owner now.. #601
I finally located and purchased a BK9... Here is a link to synthzone.. My first comments about the BK9..



www.synthzone.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/t...of_my_Rol#Post454587




Here WOW!!!! after spending a couple hours A/B ing the BK9 and the G70 sounds through identical sound routing... Out of the box , the BK9 has the edge overall.. I am comparing original SMF's without edits played side by side.. I have the BK9 routed thru the G70 inputs and outputted to the same sound system, No mixer..

All mastering tools are off.

The BK9 has additional insert effects that can be used.. I did not check detail as to the modification/changes..


Real time played sounds shine with the BK9, thanks to in part the Super Natural selection..


Now what changes the game in my situation, I use the Studio SRX card in the G70.. this gives me the great drums and bass missing from a stock G70.. Add to this the great EP's Guitars, strings etc.. the G70 comes alive and could be conceived as sounding better than the BK9..


I can see where Diki and others declare the BK9 sounds better then the G70.. a stock G70 , I would agree the BK9 does sound better overall.

I am as happy as pig in slop.. To have two instruments that I don't believe can be matched by Korg or Yamaha... Maybe Genos? Have to wait till I try a Genos. Ketron RAM sounds would give the Roland's a run for the money, but only have about 40 RAM sounds in the SD7,9.

It looks to me that I am going to be a strong supporter of the BK9.


Now I have two discontinued models that I can't part with..

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5 days 5 hours ago
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I am a BK9 owner now.. #602
You might want to check the BK-9's Tone List, Fran. A lot of sounds from the SRX cards are now part of the BK-9's ROM. Those StudioX Drums, the guitars and basses, string sounds...

There's quite a lot of options to get your old G70's sound back on the BK-9. Obviously, those sounds are in different PC/00/32 locations than they would have been on the SRX card location, so you aren't hearing them yet by simply playing your old SMF's without Makeup Tooling to get the SRX sounds playing.

I used to use an SRX-07 Ultimate Keys in my G70. I am not comparing my BK-9 with a stock G70 (and I had the Strings and SR-G01 cards too). Obviously, there are SOME sounds on the cards I miss, but then again, there are new sounds in the BK-9 I didn't have in the G70 or the SRX cards, so it's a bit of a wash.

Now, if you do anything at all in style mode, get your fingers round the Chord Sequencer and realize this blows the G70 away (probably its lack is why you don't use style mode much at all).

Lastly, try playing regular whole piano in Pianist2 Mode, where it takes five new notes for a chord change when the sustain is down... unbelievable tracking accuracy and a far greater ability to play standard pianistics without freaking out the chord detection. It's a game changer.

Personally, this new into your BK-9's ownership, I wouldn't go making any definitive comparisons yet until you are more familiar with the BK-9. It took me a few months to realize just what a gem this little keyboard is!

BK-9 BK-7m G70. Kurzweil K2500S, Korg Triton. Samick upright piano. iMac 27", HR824 monitors.

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5 days 5 hours ago
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I am a BK9 owner now.. #603
BTW, when you realize you now have 3 MFX just for SMF/Style Parts (when you had none before), you begin to see just how much better you can make your accompaniment. Try changing sampled distorted guitars to clean guitars through the Amp Sim... Rock heaven! Phasers or panners on Rhodes, tap delays on synth sounds....

You haven't scratched the surface yet, Fran! B)

BK-9 BK-7m G70. Kurzweil K2500S, Korg Triton. Samick upright piano. iMac 27", HR824 monitors.

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4 days 16 hours ago
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I am a BK9 owner now.. #604
What amp are you going to use Fran with your BK-9 Fran.? A studio based amp and/or monitors or will you be using a more lightweight portable stereo amp that are becoming very popular with busking players ?

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4 days 15 hours ago
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I am a BK9 owner now.. #606
I have four Roland Keyboard Cube 100.s (over 30 years old.. still my favorite), for any job mostly larger venues,,


I also have a Marantz voice rover for my small to medium venues for a lighter unit..
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4 days 10 hours ago
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I am a BK9 owner now.. #607
I am using a pair of QSC K10's these days. Awesome for the weight. Fleshed out with a Mackie subwoofer for really big outdoor gigs when the QSC Deep Mode won't quite cut it (it's usually more than enough for indoor gigs).

The K10's are shaped so that they can either sit as floor monitors (wedges), or pole mount for PA use, so they do double duty as monitors for big stage band work, and PA for smaller solo jobs. I also use an EV N/Dym microphone (through a TC Perform-VK into the BK's mic in) which has amazing feedback rejection, so most solo gigs, I sit ahead of my PA and enjoy the full sound without feedback.

They are only about 30 lbs each, so still pretty easily moved by us elderly types, LOL

BK-9 BK-7m G70. Kurzweil K2500S, Korg Triton. Samick upright piano. iMac 27", HR824 monitors.

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