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Average rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Richard Downings a professional user from Los Angeles writes:
Okay, I am back with yet another take on the GMega. I now own top of the line equipment and I still rave about the GMega. I have a Roland Sonic Cell that has the Fantom X engine in it. It has come great performance sounds for sure, but when you use it as a GM box, it sounds slightly better on E. pianos, strings, and acoustic guitars than the GMega in the GM Mode. However the GMega sounds better in a mix OVERALL. You can't beat the GMega with a current street price of about $100 compared to the $900 I paid for the Sonic Cell. The GMega has a brighter sound which is easier to mix. The Roland has a dryer sound / feel to it. It all depends on your taste in audio, but I prefer the clearer sound of the GMega and will keep it in my collection.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jul-24-2008 at 19:47
Ben Voiles a part-time user from usa writes:
One of the best things about the Gmega is that you can buy them very cheaply. Most the sounds are pretty good but not great. All the pad type sounds are good if layered with something else which is what I usually do. I like it better for live performance than I do for recording. It is underated in that regard. Having two midi ins really comes in handy. I normally run my Alesis QS8 into one of them and my VL-70M into the other. Makes for a really simple setup that sounds really good live. I'm not a real keyboardist, I'm a woodwind player but I'm a decent player. We have a woman in the band that is a piano virtuoso so she plays all the real piano parts either on a real piano if available or on my other QS8. Every person in the band doubles keyboards even the drummer so the set up gets a lot of use and everybody likes the sound of it. So if your looking to add a cheap module I would recommend the GMega, especially for live work.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Dec-10-2005 at 01:07
Sealed writes:
I made a new KAWAI Gmega / K11 page with info, .mp3 sound examples and an editor for Emagic SoundDiver.

Please take a look and tell me what you think.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-28-2004 at 04:54
Richard Downings a professional user from Simi Valley, CA writes:
Okay. I've written about this thing a few times already. Why? It is worth every dollar you pay for it. I have had 4 and gave each one to a friend to keep for club gigs. Each time I thought, "Get better modules, spend more and get better sound quality", so in time, I bought a Roland SC-880, JV-1010, 2080, Korg 03R/W, X5DR, and an Alesis QS4. I keep coming back to the G-Mega.

This is the best general midi module period. It will outperfom any 32 or 64 voice module in processor speed and polyphony. Also it is the cleanest sounding unit. It has 32 true voices and with 32 channels (A/B midi in), the G-Mega is like having 2 synths in one.

As a dedicated synth, it will not cut it. It's individual sounds are thin. But use it as a GM unit as a backing band or laying down demos, and you have a great sounding mix. Somewhere between the Roland sound and the Yamaha sound.

The Alesis, Korg, and Roland I had came with built-in serial interfaces. Only the G-Mega could keep up with all 16 midi tracks playing at once in a complicated sequence. The SC-880 was very close, and sadly, the Korgs and Alesis QS4 lost notes with just 10 midi tracks playing at once. Those synths advertise 32 or 64 voices, but to playback certain sounds, you lose polyphony quick.

I have since sold my Rolands and the Alesis, but will keep the Korgs. Once again, I am going to buy a G-Mega.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Oct-25-2002 at 00:45
Derwin E. Panganiban a hobbyist user from Philippines writes:
I use my G-Mega with my YAMAHA PSR-410,and it fits perfectly in terms of using the buttons on my PSR-410,but on the other hand the sound quality when it comes to PIANO Sections is not that good,it seems like it has a split point wherein the other half has a less treble than the other.For that, I would like to ask if anyone can help me find the right Controller for this?

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jul-30-2002 at 14:18
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