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If you want the sounds of the MOTIF XF8 but hate the weight of the board, then this is the 33 POUND OPTION!
Yamaha FC4 Sustain Pedal
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ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS keep a sustain pedal close by, you never want to be caught without it! A friend of mine drilled this into my head AFTER he had been called to play on a very well known awards show. Well, the story is, he came straight to the show after getting off the plane, missed sound check and everything! The awards started and as soon as the soloist began singing the sustain pedal broke..yes BROKE! Guess who didn't have a spare in the bag, so he had to add strings to help get through the song! Moral of the story is....ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS keep a sustain pedal close by!
MIDI to USB
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Another item you should ALWAYS keep in your gear bag is a midi to usb converter. How many of us have been asked to come play somewhere and the person inviting you tells you, "Don't worry about bringing your equipment, we have everything you need!" You show up and there is a kids Casio with only one generic piano sound. Luckily you brought your computer and your Midi to Usb converter, connected everything and now you sound like you're playing a professional keyboard like a MOTIF XF8 or KRONOS.