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Average rating: 3.2 out of 5
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Ludovic ROUX a part-time user from France writes:
When I looked for good piano sounds, I thought a Proformance 1+ would sound good. What a deception ! 32 presets, but only the four pianos are usable. Splits with left-hand basses sound (very) cheap, organs made me laugh and nearly half of the presets are pianos with different velocity responses !

The three first pianos sound correct, with good high and low-range reproduction, but for me they were unusable because of NO SUSTAIN and 16 notes polyphony. You can play without having to take your foot out of the sustain pedal ! Forget about posing a great chord at the end of a song : it will sound for 3 seconds at best...

One of my worse musical experience was a backing performance when I only took my Proformance and a Fatar master keyboard. When playing classical and gospel piano parts, I really regretted not to have taken my Technics WSA... I've sold the Proformance one month later.

Last but not least, the rotary knobs are S**T ! They often decided to change values on their own... Imagine : you play a killing jazzy solo (remember, forget about long chords), sound suddenly mutes and it switches to an awful organ/bass combination !

I'm out of rage just thinking about the Proformance. Going back to my working WSA !!!

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Monday-Oct-29-2001 at 10:17
Jeff Ryan from West Palm Beach, Florida writes:
It sucks. It's good for a beginner, period! Piano sounds are so phony and not sampled. They're synthesized. The organ sounds would be the best sounds on the PROformance. Good bassy sounds too. But sucks for piano. Again, for beginners looking for a piano sound it's fine...but professional sounding players...don't bother.

posted Tuesday-Oct-09-2001 at 01:10
Jamie a professional user from Philadelphia writes:
Is this the best sounding piano module on the planet? No. Does it do what it's supposed to? Yes, and it does it very well. I recently picked up a Proformance/1 module for a whole $60 for no other reason than to free up some voices on my other synths by having a dedicated piano, and it definately fit the bill, even better than I'd thought! The sound isn't as "cutting" as I would normally like for live performance, but for solo and studio recording, it does very well, especially for the money. The thing is ALWAYS on in my setup, which I think actually gives my gear a pretty unique sound. If you have money to spend, look towards getting an SG Rack, but if you're on a budget or just want to have another gadget, go ahead and get one of these. I think you'll like!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Aug-20-2000 at 05:03
Bruce N. Baker a professional user from USA writes:
I have tried to sell this thing a bunch of times but each time I try to sell it, I play it one more time and then keep it. When it comes to a no fuss, sits great in the mix acoustic piano sound this module does it job, beautifully. Sure, it's basically a one trick pony, but it does it well. The 1+ has 16 more midi accessable only sounds (which do have some other alternative nice piano sounds, and ok, the wood bass sound is fun, however the organ and electric bass..forget it) So I guess it will stay in the rack for another year....I've definately got my moneys worth out of it. I'll give it a 5 for the piano and 1 for everything else for an average of 3.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Jun-19-2000 at 04:57
Wilyjanto,SE a professional user from Undonesia writes:
Its an old piano module, I don't think it sounds as perfect as I expect, but still it sounds uniq and very clean!! well I love it for its unique... the rest of the sound besides piano is useless for me... dont get me wrong, this one is quite nice...

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Mar-07-2000 at 14:05
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