Dear Yamaha Synth Forum,
As a newbie in playing keys, I am a very late beginner (57), but have some ideas what I want to achieve and have some questions that I could find. Next to piano and synth sounds I really like B3 based music.
I just bought a YC61 10 days ago. I asked the seller if NAMM would show a 73 key version of it and he didn't expect that.
He was as surprised as I was seeing the YC73 and YC88 being introduced less than a week ago.
I decided not to return the unit in favour of a YC73 as i think that I like the smooth waterfall keys on the 61.
As my (not to) future plan is to make a dual manual keyboard I have the idea to add a second one and connect it to the YC61 as the lower one (2ManualLo)
As the CP73 is a lot lower cost than a YC73, I think that this one is a great addition. It will be fine to use them separately and in the mode where I only use the CP73 as a MIDI device the keybeds of the YC73 and CP73 look like they are the same.
This connection will be done via the DIN cable. Is this a fair statement?
And will the MIDI connection give the same feel and expression as the local keyboard (with the difference of the two keybed constructions), so touch/velocity sensitive?
In other words, will the CP73 play identical via MIDI to the YC61 as a YC73 would?
I can also loop the YC61 to the CP73 via the analog out and input respectively and come out of the set analog balanced (XLR) as the YC61 has only unbalanced outputs. This connection will be short, leaving the balanced out for the long run. Will this still work when the CP73 is in MIDI out mode? (and to disable the mix of of the local outputs of the CP73 I toggle off the 3 generators) .... is this correct?
In non-MIDI mode I just have two keyboard that are mixed in the analog output domain.
Can the 2ManualLo setting be part of a preset?
Does the CP73 have sounds that the YC has not?
Thanks a lot Forum,