Just picked one of these up, and I figured that many of you haven't played one yet.
4 versions - 2 with 512 TRITON sounds onboard, and 2 w/o.
(2 keyboard sizes)
I picked up the TRITON version, in a 49 key.
It has something insane like 80 note polyphony!? Who doesn't like that.
There are some very usable sounds in this unit, and It's quite 'friendly' to learn.
Great to have a good assortment of drums and percussion too.
A great little axe to take to a jam or rehearsal, as the sounds will probably be enough to get you through the basics.
A few key problems: you CAN alter the 512 sounds, a LITTLE bit, in real time, (sliders, knobs, and an X/Y pad) but you CAN'T SAVE those (envelope/filter) changes - really a huge pain.
There are some great organ sounds, but I can't find a way to simulate a Leslie speed change - drag (C'mon, even a $4 app will do that these days I think).
The effects are preselected, and the actual amount of effects you can add is very limited, too bad.
The only way to get audio out that I can see, is a 1/8" mini plug - REALLY?
Also, it has a MIDI input jack, you can't get MIDI out unless you use the USB, again - limiting.
The system of stepping through the presets, etc. (ribbon controller) is very frustrating at times - there should be a set of physical '+ & -' buttons.
It also doesn't come with a PSU, so if you're NOT using a computer with it, just playing the internal sounds, you have to buy a USB.2 power supply.
I'm still very pleased with the unit. The key bed is pretty good and, although the display is really, really limited, I think a lot of people will find it useful for all sorts of stuff. It's never going to be anyone's main instrument, but it's a good 'bag of sounds' - to go. REALLY light. All the connections are on the side, works pretty well actually.
And after 40 years of owning hardware, I think it's the first keyboard that doesn't have the manufacturers name on the back - really, not even in small letters.