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Good keyboard to travel with???

Postby playsabadguitar » 21 Jun 2022, 20:15

Hey,

I used to play guitar. I had my electric set up. I had a nice acoustic. And I had a beater acoustic that I would throw in the back of the car for road trips. Something to play by the camp fire or in hotel rooms or parking lots. This is not really an option for my NE6-73. Doing a lot of traveling this summer. Want to be able to play keys for fun and to stay sharp.

So I need something small, takes batteries, has speakers but doesn't feel like a toy. It doesn't need to sound amazing. Juts good enough for a camp fire sing along.

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Re: Good keyboard to travel with???

Postby Elias » 21 Jun 2022, 20:49

Definitely be prepared for some mini-key action. Yamaha Reface CP comed to mind. Something of that nature, with a decent portable speaker (like Bose Soundlink Mini) could be the solution.
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Re: Good keyboard to travel with???

Postby Tasten-Bert » 21 Jun 2022, 22:37

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I still love my Casio CT-S1 for all the features you mentioned.

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Re: Good keyboard to travel with???

Postby kirsty » 29 Jul 2022, 17:23

Yamaha do a couple of options the NP12 & NP32

Roland do the Roland GoPiano 61 as well.

Might be worth comparing these in a store to the Casio which Tasten_Bert mentioned above, they are all similar on price.

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Re: Good keyboard to travel with???

Postby MarkJames » 29 Jul 2022, 20:32

Or Roland Go:Keys. $399, battery powered and has speakers.

If OP is looking to “stay sharp” I’d assume full size keys would be useful. But if it’s just for composition then something smaller would work.
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Re: Good keyboard to travel with???

Postby ajstan » 31 Jul 2022, 23:06

Tasten-Bert wrote:https://www.norduserforum.com/general-synthesizers-keyboards-forum-f6/keyboard-for-rv-travel-practice-t21881.html#p149755

I still love my Casio CT-S1 for all the features you mentioned.

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+1 on the CT-S1. For an additional $79 there’s a Bluetooth dongle that you can use to stream from your phone through the speakers as an accompaniment or to play along with a song as you’re learning it.

Here’s an independent review that goes through the sounds in depth.
https://youtu.be/Wi-DkOt7TZE

If you want more features, take a look at the CT-S500 and the CT-S1000V.
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