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Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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Robert Anthony a professional user from Las Vegas writes:
I've had my A-90ex pretty much since it was available -- saw it at the 96 NAMM show and had to have it! The VE-RD1 expansion board has some outstanding sounds on it and I keep hearing them -- specifically -- on albums. I do not use mine live, for it is a heavy beast! I bought it to be my studio center-piece and is doing it's job well. I will never sell it. I have since picked up the A70jv when Sam Ash was blowing them out and I'm really happy with that as well -- the absolute best non-weighted action I have ever played on! If you have an A90 and want a lighter, non-weighted version -- get an A70. I'll probably get another at some point.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-26-2003 at 10:12
Cefshah a part-time user from www.cefshah.com writes:
This keyboard is THE board a keyboardist should have, especially if you are into MIDI.

I have had mine since March 2001, and it is simply AWESOME. What people say about the sounds is true. The action is expressive, and the sounds are VERY musical. Dedicated buttons are everywhere, which makes this thing very easy to control and customize.

The sounds are so good, that it is probably the FIRST keyboard that has heavily inspired/encouraged me to NOT stack another MIDI sound with it. It is a pleasure to turn this thing on and write a song with the sounds it alone produces; this saves me a great deal of time and does not get in the way of musical 'inspiration'. With the A-90EX, a good mic, studio reverb and your voice, a great live performance or recording can be realized.

Not too many keyboards are as good as this one. And since (right now) it's not the latest THING, the prices out there are very reasonable for the device. Those of you who are thinking of purchasing the Roland XV series and 'adding' an SRX piano card, please note that we are talking about great pianos in BOTH cases, however the A-90EX has awesome sounds which are well rounded, and possess a unique high-quality all their own. With the SRX piano card AND an A-90EX in your arsenal, it is very hard to NOT have the right piano sound for ANY musical situation (in my humble opinion).

Cefshah (www.cefshah.com)

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Sep-23-2001 at 01:19
Alan Williams a part-time user from USA writes:
This is a keeper for Life. Despite the manual (which again is 'culturally challenged'), the A90EX is intuitive to use and is the MIDI controller deluxe. The on-board sounds are really good, but only 'tweakable'. There's a really good clav and a distorted B that's dead on. the Suitcase Rhodes is stunning and the Wurlitzer is also good. Built-in patch maps for the newer Roland synths and 4 user programmable maps send BAnk and number messages. Great action and good selection of velocity curves. Truly is built like a tank, too. Metal case can give you a slight buzz from time to time, so no hobnail boots on slick stages while you play this one! Studio centerpiece controller or Lounge Lizard deluxe, there's a lot of flexibility here..and built for the long run.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jan-25-2000 at 02:33
Clive Jones a part-timer user from Clive Jones writes:
Stunning. Great piano action and the piano sounds - are they good? You bet! Layer piano, choir and string patches to create some awesome moving pieces. As a MIDI motherboard is got more implementation than you can shake a stick at. They'll have too prize this baby out of my cold stiff fingers before I'll part with it. It looks beautiful, it sounds beautiful and it's got awesome build quality. Do yourself a favour and get one.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Oct-05-1999 at 02:56
Henrik Hansson a professional user from Sweden writes:
Have one myself, it's just great. I play a lot of heavy gospel and rock, as well as pop, funk and some jazz, and the A-90 EX fulfills every need. I guess you've all heard about the piano sound, and let me tell you - YES, it IS the best one around. The Wurlitzers and Rhodes are also great.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Oct-17-1998 at 08:39
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