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Average rating: 3.0 out of 5
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Ernst Kasteleijn a hobbyist user from Netherlands writes:
I've used this masterkeyboard for 6 years now and it has great functionality and stirdy playability. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a masterkeyboard.

Currently I'm considering to buy some masterkeyboard with more keys and a piano-a-like feel. I will certainly look into Roland again. High quality vs. good price.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Oct-18-2001 at 20:49
sjmojo a professional user writes:
its a portable controller w/ just one slider,i also had a kawai spectra kc10 which i also used it as a controller only even tho it got a lot of useless built in sounds,for price-wise,pc200mk2 is better than the kc10.and its more easy to use,but mine got broken(2 highest keys and the pitch bender) when my cat climbed over my a-tier keyboard stand,the bigger jd800 fell and pressed the pc200mk2,both broken and then the jd's sold and pc200 alsod being sold but like a junk.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jun-06-2001 at 15:44
dan a part-timer user from us writes:
Roland PC200mk2 vs. Yamaha CBX-K3

This is a great little keyboard, the only gripe is the "Mod Wheel" is actually part of the pitch shifter, making it pretty much unusable. I also have a Yamaha CBX-K3, which is also 49 keys, velocity sensitive, and it has a dedicated Mod Wheel, Pitch Shifter, Pedal Input(!!), plus 32 buttons so you can EASILY change the MIDI channel number on the fly, for example, during a live performance. Plus the Yamaha CBX-K3 keys feel a bit better. On the Roland, you have to "type in" the midi channel using number above the keys, so one button on the Yamaha translates to "MIDI select" + "D" (1) + "Db" (2) + "C" (Enter) to get the same effect on the Roland (MIDI channel 12).

Get a Yamaha CBX-K3 if you can instead! It also has a Remote Control button area with Stop and Start and Continue for your sequencer.

The price difference should be very small.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Oct-27-1999 at 14:46
DS a hobbyist user from Canada writes:
I wish I could say this is a great spare keyboard, but it's my only keyboard! If you're going to play some "real" piano music that spans more than its 49 keys (without using the octave up/down keys), it's going to annoy you. But it's inexpensive, well-built, and the batteries last a long time, even when I forget to turn it off. It was also easy to find a cheap, generic AC adaptor that matches its voltage & current needs. It's an awesome size for just tucking away anywhere when you're not using it. I can lay on the couch or in bed and hammer on the PC-200, tethered by just a MIDI cable -- so when I finally break down and buy a big-ass 88-key, piano-weighted keyboard, the PC-200 will still have its place. Not for sale any time soon!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Oct-27-1999 at 03:52
Tristan a part-timer user from USA writes:
Not bad, not great, it's okay for what it costs.

It's also BATTERY POWERED!! :D Okay, this might not be such a big deal, but when you're out somewhere, and you're all out of wall sockets, what are you going to do?

Pick it up used. They're everywhere.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Oct-13-1999 at 16:40
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