Submitted March 11, 2017 by Tim C in Mendham, NJ
zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I am an experienced guitar player who has messed around with keyboards for years. As I've gotten more serious about keys lately, I comparison shopped Yamaha, Roland and Korg in this same approximate price range. There are a number of good reasons why the DS88 was the right choice for me. First, the keyboard has a sensitive touch and feel almost identical to my upright acoustic piano. Second, to collection of tones - I probably will not end up using them all - is tremendous. Grand piano, different textures of synth tones, horns, strings, its all here. As I am now learning, being able to split the keyboard, layer multiple sounds and store my favorites makes this keyboard (although pretty long in size due to full size 88 key) a solid candidate for gigging with. Third, the sounds are easy to navigate and get to. This, for me, was a critically important thing. Can I play out and quickly jump between sounds at a live gig. Reason number four: zZounds top flight support and payment plans. I had questions before the sale on this Roland and zZounds had people who really seemed sharp, on call to help me through those questions. The topping of all of this are the easy payment plans offered which puts a great piece of gear like this, in reach of a person who is dedicated to his or her craft but maybe does not have all the money up front. I could not be happier with this Roland, or with zZounds. Simply a great combination. Highly recommended not only to keyboard players, but also to crossover players such as me who want to broaden their expressive tonal palette in music beyond guitar.
30 years, mostly guitar.
Trained jazz musician but versed in many styles of music from blues, rock, new country, Christian contemporary, pop.
43 of 46 people (93%) people found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!