With the recent release of Roland’s Fantom O keyboard, which is essentially a cut-down version of the flagship Fantom, the mid-range keyboard market is really hotting up.

Shop Solid Top Guitars Starting at $295

KORG released the Nautilus earlier this year, which is their budget version of the Kronos and Yamaha was already in that space with their MODX, a more price-friendly version of the very popular Montage.

But the question is, which one do you go for?

There are, of course, many variables here. Each brand has its own particular sound and way of doing things. This is not a “one size fits all” scenario.

The KORG Nautilus is the most expensive of the three, but it does include 9 sound engines, audio recording, sampling, and SSD storage.

The Roland Fantom-0 is next but again it does include sampling, although no inbuilt SSD for storage. You can however download Zencore sound packs from Roland Cloud and import them into the keyboard.

And finally, there is the Yamaha MODX. This has two sound engines, AWM2 and FM-X but no sampling. But as we know, the combination of AWM2 and FM-X is incredibly powerful. And you have the “Super Knob” which allows simultaneous control of up to 128 parameters in a single Performance. So it is definitely a lot of keyboard for the money.

They all sound great but different.

Which one would you choose? We would love to have your input about this. Join the conversation on the forum.



Yamaha UK


Roland UK