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Average rating: 4.1 out of 5
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Steve Martin from Australia writes:
I recently bought a Korg SV1 & quickly became despondent with the acoustic piano sounds......the electric sounds are great though. I'm about to buy an ME1 & hope that I won't be further disappointed. Korg really let me down as I felt that we were just given the raw data for acoustic sounds & also given an editor & told to build our own from a bunch of crappy sounds in the first place. And yes, I did have the 2nd generation sound pack. Still the pianos were thin in the middle & lacked any real sustain. The Technics P30 that I had been using for 10 years previous has a much better piano sound.

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Saturday-Apr-07-2012 at 01:30
J Barker a professional user from Raleigh,NC writes:
Excellent module. The best piano sounds bar none. Other useful sounds as well but this half rack module is the perfect addition to the Motif ES which has everything BUT a good piano sound. Bought mine off Ebay for $300. Wish it had a midi light but for that price it's a steal. Just did a jazz session and it blew the studio engineers away.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Oct-11-2008 at 01:07
James Whiteman a professional user from UK writes:
Can't believe the post knocking the Kurzweil piano sounds. I know sounds are always a matter of personal choice, but the piano on my K2600X is still in my opinion the best I've heard, (and aparently the ME1 is even better). I've recently tested the piano plug-in for my Motif as well as the Korg Oasys with piano plug-in and their piano sounds were miles behind the Kurzweil's.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Oct-31-2006 at 05:29
Ryan Stroup a hobbyist user from Missouri, USA writes:
I play full time in church and I bought this module because I have been a fan of Kurzweil piano's for years. If you're looking for something small and not too complicated, this is your answer. I personally don't like alot of buttons because I don't have patience to learn all the ins and outs of something like that. I just want quality sound. And that's what you get with this module.

I do have a few gripes about the piano's though. I found them too mellow, except for a copy. Bank A Voice 7 and Bank B Voice 4 are the brightest and closest to Kurzweil's more pro products. When I'm using this at home, I have mine wired into my Behringer MX602A mixer and EQ'd things a little to get brighter sound. After doing that, I am very pleased with the results. I like the EP's and Strings. A couple of the vibes sounded nice. Other than that I found most of the sounds useless. But that's okay because I really only bought this for the piano sounds.

Overall I find this a very nice unit and would buy it again if lost. However I do recommend you at least wire it into some type of mixer where you can EQ the sound a bit.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Oct-07-2005 at 22:48
David Seaward a part-time user from United States writes:
I bought the ME-1 about 3 months ago. The sounds in this box live up to my expectations. My favorite thing about this is, when i get a song idea, I have it connected and I can just dial in a nie piano sound and record and I have a great-sounding piano track in 5 minuites. Nothing special, just plug in and I get a great piano sound. I often then track strings and bass over that, which this module delivers well. There is SO MUCH dynamic range to the piano sounds its amazing. You can control the amount of reverb and chorus indepedently on each effect. There are some very nice EP samples (C12) and some of the harpsichord ones are amazing as well. Its small, not very expensive, I reccomend it.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-06-2005 at 13:17
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