Hi Blake - love your music and your thoughts! Thanks partly to you I have an XS7 on order, upgrading from ES8 and Classic 8 before that... I can't wait of course.
Two quick questions: (1) in your opinion is there any great loss with 76 versus 88 keys? Personally it's rare I go to those extreme ends of the keyboard, so will I miss out on any other features or benefits besides those extra keys with the '7' versus the '8'? (2) who's the cool cat (dark hair, glasses) who hosts the instructional DVD's from Yamaha (and does some of the presentations I've seen)?