Hi Jeff and Jeffrey, (and others!)

Thanks SOOO much for the responses on the yamaha piano question and so sorry for not writing back sooner.  I became swamped with work and volunteer tasks the last while which meant other email went on the side burner...

Both of your leads are realllllly great ones for me to try.  I have tried playing with the brightness settings a bit but I haven't talked to our sound man about it so I'll do that.  And I didn't know about the reverb setting through the keys!

To answer your question Jeff - I can't really define the difference in the sound from the P105 and P115 except that the P115 sounds way more muddy and less defined.  I don't want it too tinkly/bright either ... just a solid clear piano sound.

Anyway, I'll be using the piano at our big dance hall with the sound technician in November so I'll give these a try for sure.  

Thanks so much :)

On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 4:41 PM Jeff Kaufman <jeff@alum.swarthmore.edu> wrote:
Hi Emily,

Can you say more about how your P115 sounded different from the P105?  Another setting that could be affecting this is reverb, which I believe is on by default on these Yamaha keyboards but can be turned off and usually should be turned off for dances:

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On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 4:22 PM Emily Addison via Musicians <musicians@lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:
Hi All,

Something totally different... ... for those of you with pianos in your band.

Do you find that plugging in your piano stereo (using both the L&R jacks into the board) impacts the sound going into the hall vs just using the mono (one jack) option?

My piano model (Yamaha P115) hasn't sounded super awesome in our main hall but Pete Sutherland's Yamaha P105 sounded great when he came a few years ago.  I'm now wondering if it might have been that he was inputting two channels into the mixing board whereas I have only being doing one..... ... thoughts?

Or other suggestions on how to improve the sound?

With thanks!
Emily in Ottawa
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