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Battery Powered Synth Amp
Old 13th September 2011
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Battery Powered Synth Amp

I'd like to take my GAIA, a vocalist and an acoustic out into a big field and work on some songs instead of being cooped up inside. Can anyone recommend a decent portable amp meant more for synths. Just has to be loud enough to be heard in the trio. I've seen other threads recommending the Roland Cube and the little Line 6 Spider but these seem to be intended for guitars.
Old 13th September 2011
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Go to a car audio store and buy a small 12V power amp (it will have RCA line level inputs - perfect). Get a 12V rechargable battery and a battery charger. You can get small sealed gell cells and carry bags to fit - the sort of things that video guys or photographers carry around.

A couple of PA monitors or wedges of your choice would complete the rig. Either use stuff that you already have, or stuff you will need when you gig.

This would be way more satisfying than the typical keyboard amps.
Old 13th September 2011
Gear Nut

Ahh. Thank you this is a great idea.
Old 14th September 2011
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Buy one of these and let me know what you think? Roland Battery-Powered Keyboard Amplifier: Electronics
Old 14th September 2011
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I've used the Roland Micro-Cube RX Bass for keyboards. Works well IMHO, 2 of the amp models are "linear enough" to give you a workable frequency range. The included FX are ok aswell although nothing spectacular..
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