If you’re searching for a digital piano keyboard, you’ve got a lot of investigating to do; but first, you must decide on whether you’re looking for a full on bench piano or a small, portable one. Digital pianos are typically the popular alternative to a traditional piano although they are designed to give an accurate simulation of a real piano, but offer different features. Digital pianos do not possess strings which means that no tuning is required, and they are much more beneficial if you’re a beginner or leisurely player as they accommodate various sounds and temperaments.
The Yamaha PSR-3000 is a portable digital piano keyboard unlike any other. Complete with 61 keys, MegaVoice technology, a 320×240 color LCD screen displaying keys and lyrics, and modeling technology it’s got everything you need for the perfect performance every time. Its SmartMedia capability allows you to easily connect to the internet for downloading content with ease. If you’re a beginner, the Yamaha PSR-3000 is a great starter piano as it comes equipped with performance assistance technology and 16-track sequencer so you can hear and correct your mistakes without needing a personal instructor! Did we mention it’s portable?
Kawai CA63 These elegantly designed keyboards are much more than just refined and improved versions of your traditional digital piano keyboard. Characterised by its special Ultra Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound technology, this 88-key piano allows for smooth tone transitions and an impressive dynamic range. Its USB Audio feature allows the performer to store music files on a USB stick and then play those files through the instrument’s speakers so that performances can be recorded straight onto an MP3/WAV and then played back—doesn’t get much more convenience than that! Not to mention, with Touch Curve each player can easily adjust the curve presets on the piano allowing for a personalised performance style.
Did You Know?
The most piano key hits in one minute is 669, done by Sai Manapragada at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose, California on 18 November 2011.