The Fantom-G8 Keys feel like I’m playing a real piano, and the key-action has great "spring-back". No matter how much I dig into it, it comes right back. This keyboard feels good.
The screen is huge – and the different modes are clearly laid out. The visual interface shows everything that’s going on – all right in your face – and that makes the job easier. I know where things are mapped, I know what sounds are there, I know what the levels are. Its pretty much all there.
The new Live Mode is great, and now that each patch in Live Mode has it’s own COSM effects, patches used sound exactly the same as they do in single mode. You don’t have to sacrifice effects when using a combination of patches in Live Mode. It sounds amazing!
The seamless switching with this much DSP is incredible. I can hit a pad layer and sustain, go to my next sound without any of the tails getting cut off, and be immediately ready for the next song. I can be more seamless between songs, making things more interesting and expressive during a show.