So a music store nearby has this (used) Yamaha P50m piano module for practically nothing, sitting unwanted in a corner. Is it worth bothering with, or does every modern rompler do an equally good job or better nowadays? Do the extras like, say, the selectable velocity curves add anything?
The main attraction is having a good acoustic piano sound, but I suppose having the Rhodes/CP80/DX7/etc patches can't hurt.
I'm not an actual pianist, and don't need a dedicated piano, but I'm thinking something like this module could be an option for those special occasions. (I will admit that occasions that call for "ADHD kid in music class" are rare.)
It got a decent review ... 17 years ago:
Sound on Sound review (1996)
Demo Yamaha P50m wmv
Code CP80 P50m CLP930 (just the CP80 sound)