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Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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Nathan Fulton a part-time user from America writes:
I've had an X5D for about 2 weeks now and I must say this is an excellent intrument for its price. The base samples are terrific and it's very editable. Some people have complained about the factory presets, but if you invest some time into making your own patches, the results are stunning. The only drawbacks that bother me are the lack of an audio input for sampling and the lack of dedicated Res. filters. However, you can get resonance out of its effects processors. I wouldn't say this synth is ideal for techno-dance music, but it has some very nice pads and sweeps in there. I am using it in conjunction with a Roland Juno-6 that makes up for whatever techno-esque features the X5D lacks. It's no contest if you compare it to something like a Triton, but I'm giving it a 5 out of 5, because it is, IMHO, the best synth you can get in its price range.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Nov-25-2001 at 03:04
Ray Emmons a part-time user from usa writes:
I like the x5d and i use it all the time for recording and performance. the piano doesnt sound that bad if u tinker with it and run it stereo. I didnt buy it for the piano though. i bought it for its ease of use and its rugedness. the strings are great and the you can get a decent xb-3 sounding organ if u mess around with the sounds.

check some if the sounds out at www.listen.to/entity the song "I surrender" i used the stereo piano patch for this and it worked great. i used the e-mu piano module for the rest of the cd.

p.s. if you have a piano module like the emu proformance... try mixing the x5's rock piano with the a soft grand piano sound and you will get a good sound that still cuts through a wall of guitars.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Friday-Feb-09-2001 at 10:46
Sean Crighton-Hara a professional user from England writes:
I have a X5DR , and to be honest I think the sound is second to none sure there are better modules/keyboards around but for the price I don't think that you can beat it , I bought mine mainly to complement my other studio keyboards and modules , I also bought it because it was either that or an M1 and to tell the truth I thought the X5D sounds better + you can just about copy all of the sounds on the M1 anyway . A great little synth with a big powerfull sound.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Nov-19-2000 at 22:22
Rade Martinovic a part-time user from Yugoslavia writes:
Well, over here (almost) nobody looks for quality (my mothers monthly wage is 60$). It's just important to have anything with 5 octaves and 10 useables sounds (I play on some poor casio). So, talking about cheap keyboards, X5D is one of the best I tried. Although you must spend some time with it to perform customizations, great effects and its small size are what broght me to it. Next time I earn some money (wich in this country is never), it'll be X5D what I'm buying.

Still, it's just an entry level keyboard. If you're into something more serious then on stage performing, you should consider more expensive synths for total soud control & sound generation.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Nov-19-2000 at 16:25
Wilyjanto, SE a professional user from Indonesia writes:
I've just bought my second X5D today, I'm really plesed with these keyboard, they're really rugged and easy to gigging with... I'm glad I've spent the time to program mine and get used to the keys... don't get me wrong, I know the XP and trinity has better action and superb sounds but this little baby really complement them well and has pretty nice sound of its own. If you're already got other synth and looking for the next one, try the X5D, and I really recommed it for anyone who like sound programming and want an easy synth to use in performance... I've seen several that has been really abused but survived and still work fine... I know this synth inside out and it's really solidly built, I know the case is plastic but it's pretty strong and never seen one with cracking/broken case. oh ya and the battrey replacement is peace of cake. well I'm surely glad to have two. I love this little baby!!! it sounds great!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jun-15-2000 at 15:57
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