Upgrading to YC61 from CK61

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Upgrading to YC61 from CK61

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Love te CK61...very easy to get what you want fast....light weight is great too.
But like the better organ sounds on YC. I have a Nord Electro 5d and a MODX6 already
what would I be missing upgrading to YC or CK?
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Re: Upgrading to YC61 from CK61

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I tried the CK but returned it. I kept my pro level YC73.

Depends on if you are going to travel or sit out back under a shady tree.

HOWEVER Yamaha released the SeqTrak which might FAR out weigh the CK in voices and has real FM.

I liked the CK but it was toyish and still limited and of course I didn't need both.

See my photos on this forum concerning the SeqTrak thread.

Yamaha might have really screwed up offering a massive Yamaha library with FM for pennies so that anyone can now obtain and add to their current rig.

So now none of us have to go buy a Yamaha board just get the SeqTrak and add it to whatever you have.

The YC will allow me to Master control the SeqTrak's 4 channels so I can add the 3 synth channels to the 3 on the YC.

For exmaple I created a trio of choir, FM pad & drone AWM2 on the SeqTrak and still have all 3 YC voices available.

I'd skip/sell the CK, keep or get the YC and add SeqTrak as a rompler.

The YC73 IMO is kind of a work of art and it's only downfall was the limited selection of voices. Now SeqTrak has forever fixed that issue.

I do request & hope Yamaha release a pro level SeqTrak with SSS and high grade shell, knobs, switches & buttons.
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Re: Upgrading to YC61 from CK61

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jamesmiller wrote: Mon Apr 15, 2024 4:05 am Love te CK61...very easy to get what you want fast....light weight is great too.
But like the better organ sounds on YC. I have a Nord Electro 5d and a MODX6 already
what would I be missing upgrading to YC or CK?
Here's some of the things the CK61 has that the YC61 does not:
... the ability to combine any three sounds (on the YC, one of the three sounds must be an organ)
... 2 split points for the internal sounds, instead of 1 (so each of the 3 sounds can have entirely different key ranges)
... pipe organs
... the Acetone and Yamaha Combo organ models from the Reface YC
... more CFX piano variations
... more sounds overall (though I think in some cases, a YC equivalent sound sounds better)
... ability to save master EQ to a Live Set
... battery operation
... speakers
... effects for the audio input
... audio playback from USB stick
... bluetooth audio in
... traditional pitch/mod wheels instead of the sticks
... an operational layout that is simpler to use overall

And here are some of the things the YC has that the CK does not:
... the better tonewheel organ emulation (instead of the one from the Reface)
... better (and more adjustable) rotary effect
... more different piano models (C7, Nashville C3)
... way more different Rhodes models
... metal build
... internal power supply
... endless encoders with LEDs so controls indicate (and are immediately properly adjustable from) their current positions
... nicer action, waterfall shaped keys
... FM sound generation for the FM sounds, plus ability to create your own "FM organ" synth sounds
... full travel drawbars, with multi-manual LED indicators
... 4 amp simulations (in addition to rotary)
... generally more effects capability (i.e. a third insert effect that can be added to the main pair on the non-organ sounds)
... some of the additional sampled sounds seem to be better quality

That may not be totally complete/correct in every detail, but I think that's probably pretty close to a list of the major feature differences. And some of these things may not matter much to you if the board will be used in conjunction with an Electro 5 (which also has strong organ and piano) or a MODX (which has FM and lots of other high quality sounds).
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