6 Proven Reason Why Beginners Become Master Pianists 10x Times Faster on Digital Piano

Many people who learn on Digital Piano learn much faster In order to learn the digital piano. Now-a-days, teachers, tutors, pianists and musicians recommend learning piano on digital piano due to the advances in technology makes digital piano much superior than upright piano and much closer to a grand piano. Here is 6 reasons why learning on digital piano will improve your piano skills MUCH FASTER than an acoustic piano.

  1. Headphone / Control Volume: With digital piano, you can control the volume of the digital piano. This is very necessary when practicing during nights. When an acoustic pianos are played during night time, it may be too loud for neighbors or other household members. This can not only cause personal problems among others but also, amount of practice time will be limited for the student. By using volume controls and headphones, student can practice the piano whenever he or she pleases. Allowing more practice time can give student accelerated improvements.
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  2. Touch Response Controls: You can control the touch action of the digital piano. This allow younger children to control the touch response to match their fragile joints and ligaments. Children’s joints and ligaments are sensitive and normal pianos can be detrimental for their joint health. Digital piano can give extra comfort to children pianists and students when they are younger.touch response function
  3. Record and Evaluate your performance: Most digital piano will have a recording function that allows users to record their performance. By recording one’s performance electronically on the digital piano. One can easily listen to the performance and make a discerning judgement on the performance in a third person perspective. By doing this, even small mistakes and intricate improvements can take a beginner further to a advanced level. In music, small details matter a lot.record button
  4. No need for tuning: Most acoustic pianos require tuning. tuning requires extra expenses to tune the acoustic piano every time digital piano goes out of tune. Acoustic piano gets out of tune many times and because they are constantly in need of tuning, there is no guarantee that all of the keys on the piano will be in tune. Many times at least one of the key will be out of tune. You will need to either tune it yourself or call in professional tuning expert. With a digital piano, there is no worry about tuning. Digital piano does not need to be tuned at all and your sound will stay constant.tuning
  5. Lesson functions and Metronome: Most For example, Casio PX760 have over 60 demo songs that can play divided hands: assisted left and right hand lessons to practice each hand before playing both hands simultaneously. Yamaha digital pianos also have follow along lesson functions that you can play along to a background music. This will allow you to practice duet without a partner. Practice orchestra without other instruments. With metronome, you can practice your rhythm as well. Many students who have used the lesson function reported that their skills improved dramatically with lesson function.
  6. Smartphone and Tablet (iPad,iPhone, etc.) Lesson Apps: You can use smartphone and tablet devices such as iPads and iPhones for lesson assistance as well. There are tones of digital piano, music notes and other related apps you can download and use to help your musical pursuits.  Mohese apps on these devices does have ability to be able to connect to your digital piano and have ability to enhance your piano lesson through play-along lessons, music theory, fun musical games.

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With these 6 Reasons, we strongly recommend using a digital piano for your practice.

Buying a digital piano from this list would be a great choice as well. Read our previous post: Most Sold Digital Piano Under $1000 Ranked

If you want a digital piano that is of higher class and more prestigious then check these digital pianos:

Nord Electro 5HP Review & Best Price

The latest 73 keyed Nord Digital Piano currently is the Nord Electro 5HP.
The Nord Electro 5HP is one of the bestselling digital piano even before it was upgraded. Nord Electro 5HP is an upgrade from the previous model of Nord Electro 4HP. Now the Nord Electro 5HP is even better compared to the previous version.
There has been many changes to the feature as the Nord Electro 4HP became Nord Electro 5HP.

The display is now 128×64 OLED display instead of the 7-segment LED. With the new OLED system on the Nord Electro 5HP, the display and controls are now much more convenient than ever.

With added functions such as the Layer(Organ+Piano, Organ+Synth, Synth+Piano) and Splits(6 split points), Nord Electro 5HP additionally became much convenient even for practical uses such as recitals, concerts, leisure, gigs,

and overall performances.

In addition to current to organ models of C2D B3 Simulation, Farfisa and Vox, Nord Electro 5HP adds in Principle Pipe model.
For the Nord Electro 5HP, Nord Piano LIbrary memory increased to 1GB fromt he 180GB. Nord Sample LIbrary Memory increased from 68MB to 256MB.

Connecting your computer softwares can enrich your piano play-ability!

New effects of Advanced String Resonance (Gen 2) and Dynamic Curves will enrich your performance. Other upgraded effects include Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Vibe, Deep mode, Tremolo, Pan, Wah, and Ring Modulator. These effects are also Control Pedal controllable. Making the Nord Electro 5HP one of the most dynamic digital piano that players can ever perform with.

Nord Electro 5HP is priced at $3499.

Sound

The Nord Electro 5HP is a sound system divided into 3 different sections: piano section, synth and organ section
The piano section uses Sympathetic String Resonance with 4 Dynamic Curves.
This would  be a phenomenal function that can be used for the piano making this piano into a perfect kit for producing excellent sound.
The Nord Electro 5HP’s Synth and organ sound is coupled with numerous effects and controls.

The true beauty of the Nord Electro 5HP is not only the sound controls and effects. It is the sound chip itself.
The Nord Electro 5HP’s piano, synth, and organ sound chips are renowned and pronounced enough to have a world-wide recognition among-st the professionals.

With the Bi-timbral sound generation: Use two sound engines simultaneously (Organ + Organ, Organ + Piano, Organ + Sample Synth or Piano + Sample Synth) set up as a layer or a split.

It would be right to call the Nord Electro 5HP as the most dynamic 73 stage keyboard.


Action

The Nord Electro 5HP uses the 73-key Hammer Action Portable keys.
Each Fatar keybed is meticulously calibrated at the Nord factory to ensure an even response over the whole range.
This is the strength of the 73-key Hammer Action Portable keys.

This is a cutting-edge technology of the Nord. Meaning, the The Nord Electro 5HP will earn you the most amount of maximized value per dollar when it comes to the touch action of the keyboard.

This portable system makes the keys smooth and fluid just like the waterfall.
Semi weighted for the experience of the heavier and thicker touch feel than other stage pianos. Compared to other 73 keyed digital pianos.
The velocity sensitivity expresses the performer’s movements expressive and realistic.

If your main desire for touch action is truly to become a master on the stage with the world’s most dynamic keyboard system. then The Nord Electro 5HP is the stage keyboard of your choice.

Function

The Nord Electro 5HP has many different functions…

  1. Sound | The Nord Electro 5HP has extensive and expressive sounds. You will get the Piano Section sounds, Sample Synth’s sound, and the Organ Sounds.

    synth section

    Piano Section

    Organ Section

  2. Layer | With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment. The Nord offers a quick layer option with easy access and adjustable relative volume. (Organ+Piano, Organ+Synth or Synth+Piano). This happens from Bi-timbral sound generations
  3. Split | You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound. Nord Electro 5HP offers 6 Split points which is far greater than other digital pianos. This is due to Bi-timbral generations.
  4. B3 Tone Wheel Bass | This brand new feature gives you the classic 16′ and 8′ bass drawbars in the left hand and can even be used with the Piano and Sample section for a thick and meaty bottom.
  5. Digital LED Drawbars | This drawbar is used on a Digital LED Screen. One of the greatest technology features of the Nord Electro 5HP.
  6. Effect 1 | All effects are in stereo with different simulations. With Tube overdrive simulation.
    • Pan, Tremolo, Wah and Ring Modulator
    • Three selectable depths for the Pan and Tremolo, rate controlled with the Effect 1 Rate knob
    • Tremolo, Pan, Ring-Mod and Wah can be controlled with Control Pedal
  7. Effect 2  | Separate Reverb/Delay effects and Vibe effect is included.
    • Phaser 1, Phaser 2, Flanger, Chorus 1, Chorus 2 and Vibe
    • Two selectable depths for each effect
  8. Amp Simulations |
    • Comp/Amp – three amp/speaker simulations, compressor, C2D 122 rotary speaker, Tube Overdrive
    • Drive/Compression amount controlled with the Drive knob
    • Rotary speed controls – Slow, Fast and Stopped
    • Close or Normal microphone placement for 122 Rotary Speaker simulation
    • User adjustable rotary treble and bass rotor speeds and acceleration rates
    • Three band EQ, with sweepable mid. +/- 15 dB gain/attenuation
  9. Master Effects |
    • Dedicated Reverb with five algorithms – Room, Stage Soft, Stage, Hall Soft, Hall and Dry/Wet control
    • Dedicated Delay Effect – Rate, Amount, Tap-tempo and Stereo Ping Pong
  10. Other Functions include:
    • 2 Audio outputs L & R – ¼”, 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
    • 1 Monitor input – 1/8″, 3,5 mm stereo jack
    • 1 Headphone output – ¼”, 6,35 mm stereo jack
    • 1 Control pedal input – ¼”, 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack, like Yamaha FC7, Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg EXP2 and Korg XVP10.
    • 1 Sustain pedal input – ¼”, 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal, like e.g, Roland DP-2, DP-6, Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc.
    • 1 Rotary Speaker speed switch pedal input – ¼”, 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal or a switch type pedal
    • MIDI In, MIDI Out – 5 pin DIN connectors
    • USB – type B connector – for transferring sounds and USB MIDI
    • IEC C14 power connector

    Connections Nord Electro 4

Options

Options for Nord Electro 5HP include variety of x-stand and x-benches you can purchase separately.

Warranty

The Nord Electro 5HP follow the Clavia Nord warranty. The Clavia Nord Warranty gives you 1 year parts and labor warranty.

Finish

Just like many other Nords, The Nord Electro 5HP comes in beautiful red color.

 


Specification

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Nord Electro 5 Specification

PERFORMANCE FEATURES

  • Bi-timbral sound generation: Use two sound engines simultaneously (Organ + Organ, Organ + Piano, Organ + Sample Synth or Piano + Sample Synth) set up as a layer or a split
  • 6 Keyboard Split points (C3-F5)
  • Set List mode: Group sets of up to four Programs into Songs, and organize these within a Set List
  • 3 Live Slots
  • MIDI Upper Split feature: Control the entire range of sound engine selected for Part Upper from an external MIDI keyboard, while utilizing the keyboard of the Nord Electro 5 for the selected sound of Part Lower
  • MIDI features for individual control of Part Lower and Part Upper, and for controlling external sound modules from the upper part of a split

GLOBAL FEATURES

  • Nord Electro 5D 61: 61-key (5 octaves, C-C) Velocity sensitive Semi Weighted Waterfall keyboard
  • Nord Electro 5D 73: 73-key (6 octaves, E-E) Velocity sensitive Semi Weighted Waterfall keyboard
  • Nord Electro 5 HP: 73-key (6 octaves, E-E) Velocity sensitive Hammer Action Portable keyboard

PIANO SECTION

  • 1 GB memory dedicated to the Nord Piano Library
  • The Piano Section has 6 categories – Grand, Upright, EPiano 1 (tine), EPiano 2 (reed) Clavinet and Harpsichord.
  • Each category can contain several different models.
  • All pianos can be replaced using the Nord Sound Manager application
  • Advanced String Resonance-control (Gen 2)
  • Long Release
  • 4 Dynamic Curves
  • Stereo pianos and samples can be played back in mono
  • 40-60 Voices polyphony for Piano Library sounds.

SAMPLE SYNTH SECTION

  • 256 MB memory dedicated to the Nord Sample Library
  • All samples can be replaced using the Nord Sound Manager application
  • The Sample Synth section comes shipped with a selection of one hundred samples from the Nord Sample Library
  • Attack and Decay/Release control
  • Dynamics control (Filter/Velocity)
  • 15 Voice polyphony for Sample Library sounds.

ORGAN SECTION

  • User adjustable percussion levels, percussion decays and key click level
  • Vibrato / Chorus Control with separate functionality for each model (the classic C1, C2, C3, V1, V2, V3 options for the B3, Vibrato for the Farfisa)
  • 4 Tonewheel modes: select the level of “vintage” desired
  • Mount for Half-Moon Switch on Electro 5D 61/73
  • Nord Electro 5D 61/73: 9 physical drawbars
  • Nord Electro 5 HP: Digital LED drawbars

EFFECTS SECTION

  • All effects in Stereo

Effect 1

  • Pan, Tremolo, Wah and Ring Modulator
  • Three selectable depths for the Pan and Tremolo, rate controlled with the Effect 1 Rate knob
  • Tremolo, Pan, Ring-Mod and Wah can be controlled with Control Pedal

Effect 2

  • Phaser 1, Phaser 2, Flanger, Chorus 1, Chorus 2 and Vibe
  • Two selectable depths for each effect

Amp Simulations

  • Comp/Amp – three amp/speaker simulations, compressor, C2D 122 rotary speaker, Tube Overdrive
  • Drive/Compression amount controlled with the Drive knob
  • Rotary speed controls – Slow, Fast and Stopped
  • Close or Normal microphone placement for 122 Rotary Speaker simulation
  • User adjustable rotary treble and bass rotor speeds and acceleration rates
  • Three band EQ, with sweepable mid. +/- 15 dB gain/attenuation

Master Effects

  • Dedicated Reverb with five algorithms – Room, Stage Soft, Stage, Hall Soft, Hall and Dry/Wet control
  • Dedicated Delay Effect – Rate, Amount, Tap-tempo and Stereo Ping Pong

CONNECTIONS

  • 2 Audio outputs L & R – ¼”, 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
  • 1 Monitor input – 1/8″, 3,5 mm stereo jack
  • 1 Headphone output – ¼”, 6,35 mm stereo jack
  • 1 Control pedal input – ¼”, 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack, like Yamaha FC7, Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg EXP2 and Korg XVP10.
  • 1 Sustain pedal input – ¼”, 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal, like e.g, Roland DP-2, DP-6, Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc.
  • 1 Rotary Speaker speed switch pedal input – ¼”, 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal or a switch type pedal
  • MIDI In, MIDI Out – 5 pin DIN connectors
  • USB – type B connector – for transferring sounds and USB MIDI
  • IEC C14 power connector

Connections Nord Electro 4

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

  • User Manual
  • Power cord
  • Nord Piano and Sample Library DVDs.

DIMENSIONS

  • Nord Electro 5D 61: 900 mm (35.4″) x 97 mm (3.8″) x 296 mm (11.7″)
  • Nord Electro 5D 73: 1066 mm (42″) x 97 mm (3.8″) x  296 mm (11.7″)
  • Nord Electro 5 HP: 1074 mm (42.3″) x 121 mm (4.8″) x 344 mm (13.5″)

WEIGHT

  • Nord Electro 5D 61: 8.1 kg (17.85 lbs)
  • Nord Electro 5D 73: 9.2 kg (20.28 lbs)
  • Nord Electro 5 HP: 11.4 kg (25.13 lbs)
Specifications subject to change without notice. *Steinway, Wurlitzer, Hohner, Clavinet, Farfisa and Vox are trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated or associated with Clavia. These trademarks are mentioned here as a reference to a sound only.

Nord Electro 5D 73 Review & Best Price

The latest 73 keyed Nord Digital Piano currently is the Nord Electro 5D 73.
The Nord Electro 5D 73 is one of the bestselling digital piano even before it was upgraded. Nord Electro 5D 73 is an upgrade from the previous model of Nord Electro 4D SW73. Now the Nord Electro 5D 73 is even better compared to the previous version.
There has been many changes to the feature as the Nord Electro 4D SW73 became Nord Electro 5D 73.

The display is now 128×64 OLED display instead of the 7-segment LED. With the new OLED system on the Nord Electro 5D 73, the display and controls are now much more convenient than ever.

With added functions such as the Layer(Organ+Piano, Organ+Synth, Synth+Piano) and Splits(6 split points), Nord Electro 5D 73 additionally became much convenient even for practical uses such as recitals, concerts, leisure, gigs,

and overall performances.

In addition to current to organ models of C2D B3 Simulation, Farfisa and Vox, Nord Electro 5D 73 adds in Principle Pipe model.
For the Nord Electro 5D 73, Nord Piano LIbrary memory increased to 1GB fromt he 180GB. Nord Sample LIbrary Memory increased from 68MB to 256MB.

Connecting your computer softwares can enrich your piano play-ability!

New effects of Advanced String Resonance (Gen 2) and Dynamic Curves will enrich your performance. Other upgraded effects include Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Vibe, Deep mode, Tremolo, Pan, Wah, and Ring Modulator. These effects are also Control Pedal controllable. Making the Nord Electro 5D 73 one of the most dynamic digital piano that players can ever perform with.

Nord Electro 5D 73 is priced at $2999.

Sound

The Nord Electro 5D 73 is a sound system divided into 3 different sections: piano section, synth and organ section
The piano section uses Sympathetic String Resonance with 4 Dynamic Curves.
This would  be a phenomenal function that can be used for the piano making this piano into a perfect kit for producing excellent sound.
The Nord Electro 5D 73’s Synth and organ sound is coupled with numerous effects and controls.

The true beauty of the Nord Electro 5D 73 is not only the sound controls and effects. It is the sound chip itself.
The Nord Electro 5D 73’s piano, synth, and organ sound chips are renowned and pronounced enough to have a world-wide recognition among-st the professionals.

With the Bi-timbral sound generation: Use two sound engines simultaneously (Organ + Organ, Organ + Piano, Organ + Sample Synth or Piano + Sample Synth) set up as a layer or a split.

It would be right to call the Nord Electro 5D 73 as the most dynamic 73 stage keyboard.


Action

The Nord Electro 5D 73 uses the 73-key Velocity-sensitive Semi-weighted Waterfall keys.
Each Fatar keybed is meticulously calibrated at the Nord factory to ensure an even response over the whole range.
This is the strength of the 73-key Velocity-Sensitive Semi-weighted Waterfall keys.

This is a cutting-edge technology of the Nord. Meaning, the The Nord Electro 5D 73 will earn you the most amount of maximized value per dollar when it comes to the touch action of the keyboard.

This waterfall system makes the keys smooth and fluid just like the waterfall.
Semi weighted for the experience of the heavier and thicker touch feel than other stage pianos. Compared to other 73 keyed digital pianos.
The velocity sensitivity expresses the performer’s movements expressive and realistic.

If your main desire for touch action is truly to become a master on the stage with the world’s most dynamic keyboard system. then The Nord Electro 5D 73 is the stage keyboard of your choice.

Function

The Nord Electro 5D 73 has many different functions…

  1. Sound | The Nord Electro 5D 73 has extensive and expressive sounds. You will get the Piano Section sounds, Sample Synth’s sound, and the Organ Sounds.

    synth section

    Piano Section

    Organ Section

  2. Layer | With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment. The Nord offers a quick layer option with easy access and adjustable relative volume. (Organ+Piano, Organ+Synth or Synth+Piano). This happens from Bi-timbral sound generations
  3. Split | You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound. Nord Electro 5D 73 offers 6 Split points which is far greater than other digital pianos. This is due to Bi-timbral generations.
  4. B3 Tone Wheel Bass | This brand new feature gives you the classic 16′ and 8′ bass drawbars in the left hand and can even be used with the Piano and Sample section for a thick and meaty bottom.
  5. Physical Drawbars | This accommodate the Nord Half-Moon switch with stop/slow/fast modes (optional accessory).
  6. Effect 1 | All effects are in stereo with different simulations. With Tube overdrive simulation.
    • Pan, Tremolo, Wah and Ring Modulator
    • Three selectable depths for the Pan and Tremolo, rate controlled with the Effect 1 Rate knob
    • Tremolo, Pan, Ring-Mod and Wah can be controlled with Control Pedal
  7. Effect 2  | Separate Reverb/Delay effects and Vibe effect is included.
    • Phaser 1, Phaser 2, Flanger, Chorus 1, Chorus 2 and Vibe
    • Two selectable depths for each effect
  8. Amp Simulations |
    • Comp/Amp – three amp/speaker simulations, compressor, C2D 122 rotary speaker, Tube Overdrive
    • Drive/Compression amount controlled with the Drive knob
    • Rotary speed controls – Slow, Fast and Stopped
    • Close or Normal microphone placement for 122 Rotary Speaker simulation
    • User adjustable rotary treble and bass rotor speeds and acceleration rates
    • Three band EQ, with sweepable mid. +/- 15 dB gain/attenuation
  9. Master Effects |
    • Dedicated Reverb with five algorithms – Room, Stage Soft, Stage, Hall Soft, Hall and Dry/Wet control
    • Dedicated Delay Effect – Rate, Amount, Tap-tempo and Stereo Ping Pong
  10. Other Functions include:
    • 2 Audio outputs L & R – ¼”, 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
    • 1 Monitor input – 1/8″, 3,5 mm stereo jack
    • 1 Headphone output – ¼”, 6,35 mm stereo jack
    • 1 Control pedal input – ¼”, 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack, like Yamaha FC7, Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg EXP2 and Korg XVP10.
    • 1 Sustain pedal input – ¼”, 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal, like e.g, Roland DP-2, DP-6, Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc.
    • 1 Rotary Speaker speed switch pedal input – ¼”, 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal or a switch type pedal
    • MIDI In, MIDI Out – 5 pin DIN connectors
    • USB – type B connector – for transferring sounds and USB MIDI
    • IEC C14 power connector

    Connections Nord Electro 4

Options

Options for Nord Electro 5D 73 include variety of x-stand and x-benches you can purchase separately.

Warranty

The Nord Electro 5D 73 follow the Clavia Nord warranty. The Clavia Nord Warranty gives you 1 year parts and labor warranty.

Finish

Just like many other Nords, The Nord Electro 5D 73 comes in beautiful red color.

 


Specification

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Nord Electro 5 Specification

PERFORMANCE FEATURES

  • Bi-timbral sound generation: Use two sound engines simultaneously (Organ + Organ, Organ + Piano, Organ + Sample Synth or Piano + Sample Synth) set up as a layer or a split
  • 6 Keyboard Split points (C3-F5)
  • Set List mode: Group sets of up to four Programs into Songs, and organize these within a Set List
  • 3 Live Slots
  • MIDI Upper Split feature: Control the entire range of sound engine selected for Part Upper from an external MIDI keyboard, while utilizing the keyboard of the Nord Electro 5 for the selected sound of Part Lower
  • MIDI features for individual control of Part Lower and Part Upper, and for controlling external sound modules from the upper part of a split

GLOBAL FEATURES

  • Nord Electro 5D 61: 61-key (5 octaves, C-C) Velocity sensitive Semi Weighted Waterfall keyboard
  • Nord Electro 5D 73: 73-key (6 octaves, E-E) Velocity sensitive Semi Weighted Waterfall keyboard
  • Nord Electro 5 HP: 73-key (6 octaves, E-E) Velocity sensitive Hammer Action Portable keyboard

PIANO SECTION

  • 1 GB memory dedicated to the Nord Piano Library
  • The Piano Section has 6 categories – Grand, Upright, EPiano 1 (tine), EPiano 2 (reed) Clavinet and Harpsichord.
  • Each category can contain several different models.
  • All pianos can be replaced using the Nord Sound Manager application
  • Advanced String Resonance-control (Gen 2)
  • Long Release
  • 4 Dynamic Curves
  • Stereo pianos and samples can be played back in mono
  • 40-60 Voices polyphony for Piano Library sounds.

SAMPLE SYNTH SECTION

  • 256 MB memory dedicated to the Nord Sample Library
  • All samples can be replaced using the Nord Sound Manager application
  • The Sample Synth section comes shipped with a selection of one hundred samples from the Nord Sample Library
  • Attack and Decay/Release control
  • Dynamics control (Filter/Velocity)
  • 15 Voice polyphony for Sample Library sounds.

ORGAN SECTION

  • User adjustable percussion levels, percussion decays and key click level
  • Vibrato / Chorus Control with separate functionality for each model (the classic C1, C2, C3, V1, V2, V3 options for the B3, Vibrato for the Farfisa)
  • 4 Tonewheel modes: select the level of “vintage” desired
  • Mount for Half-Moon Switch on Electro 5D 61/73
  • Nord Electro 5D 61/73: 9 physical drawbars
  • Nord Electro 5 HP: Digital LED drawbars

EFFECTS SECTION

  • All effects in Stereo

Effect 1

  • Pan, Tremolo, Wah and Ring Modulator
  • Three selectable depths for the Pan and Tremolo, rate controlled with the Effect 1 Rate knob
  • Tremolo, Pan, Ring-Mod and Wah can be controlled with Control Pedal

Effect 2

  • Phaser 1, Phaser 2, Flanger, Chorus 1, Chorus 2 and Vibe
  • Two selectable depths for each effect

Amp Simulations

  • Comp/Amp – three amp/speaker simulations, compressor, C2D 122 rotary speaker, Tube Overdrive
  • Drive/Compression amount controlled with the Drive knob
  • Rotary speed controls – Slow, Fast and Stopped
  • Close or Normal microphone placement for 122 Rotary Speaker simulation
  • User adjustable rotary treble and bass rotor speeds and acceleration rates
  • Three band EQ, with sweepable mid. +/- 15 dB gain/attenuation

Master Effects

  • Dedicated Reverb with five algorithms – Room, Stage Soft, Stage, Hall Soft, Hall and Dry/Wet control
  • Dedicated Delay Effect – Rate, Amount, Tap-tempo and Stereo Ping Pong

CONNECTIONS

  • 2 Audio outputs L & R – ¼”, 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
  • 1 Monitor input – 1/8″, 3,5 mm stereo jack
  • 1 Headphone output – ¼”, 6,35 mm stereo jack
  • 1 Control pedal input – ¼”, 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack, like Yamaha FC7, Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg EXP2 and Korg XVP10.
  • 1 Sustain pedal input – ¼”, 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal, like e.g, Roland DP-2, DP-6, Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc.
  • 1 Rotary Speaker speed switch pedal input – ¼”, 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal or a switch type pedal
  • MIDI In, MIDI Out – 5 pin DIN connectors
  • USB – type B connector – for transferring sounds and USB MIDI
  • IEC C14 power connector

Connections Nord Electro 4

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

  • User Manual
  • Power cord
  • Nord Piano and Sample Library DVDs.

DIMENSIONS

  • Nord Electro 5D 61: 900 mm (35.4″) x 97 mm (3.8″) x 296 mm (11.7″)
  • Nord Electro 5D 73: 1066 mm (42″) x 97 mm (3.8″) x  296 mm (11.7″)
  • Nord Electro 5 HP: 1074 mm (42.3″) x 121 mm (4.8″) x 344 mm (13.5″)

WEIGHT

  • Nord Electro 5D 61: 8.1 kg (17.85 lbs)
  • Nord Electro 5D 73: 9.2 kg (20.28 lbs)
  • Nord Electro 5 HP: 11.4 kg (25.13 lbs)
Specifications subject to change without notice. *Steinway, Wurlitzer, Hohner, Clavinet, Farfisa and Vox are trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated or associated with Clavia. These trademarks are mentioned here as a reference to a sound only.

Kurzweil PC3A8 Review & Best Price

The Kurzweil PC3A8 Key Stage Piano is the most astonishing stage piano of slim and dependability

The Kurzweil PC3A8 is the most valuable and popular stage piano widely used as a compact style digital piano.
Being the 88 Key digital piano. The Kurzweil PC3A8 Stage Keyboard is one of the most best state-of-the-art stage digital piano has full 88 note capability mixed with a is very portability.

Widely used in recording studios, stage, auditoriums, schools, churches, gigs, stages, studios, and etc. This dynamic digital piano is a high tech musical gadget that you can conveniently perform to impress the world..

“The Most Dynamic Compact Stage Keyboard/Digital Piano Ever”
The Kurzweil PC3A8 is on a stage with sophisticated audiences watching you perform with your hands moving graciously across the keys…
Even the sheer imagination of playing the Kurzweil PC3A8 excites most people.
You will be instantly attracted by Kurzweil PC3A8’s compactness and just by even imagining the how practical the Kurzweil PC3A8 can be. What if you actually play it? It would be a pure bliss!

Okay, now we all know the Kurzweil PC3A8 comes with an attractive slim/compact aesthetics…
But, the modern /slim design is actually not the only excellent thing about the Kurzweil PC3A8… There is way more to the Kurzweil PC3A8 than it’s design!

For example, the Kurzweil PC3A8 is modeled after classic Hammond, Vox and Farfisa organs.
Featuring all the controls you want and more, including 9 realistic drawbars.

ALSO,

This amazing stage piano is actually designed to contain the most convenient controls.
You may just take it from me. But let me explain as well.
The Kurzweil PC3A8 features all the controls you want and more, including the Front Panel Master Compressor, The 3-Band Master EQ, Easy Access Controls, Sound/Favorites selection, Multis ….. and much more!

Priced at $3495, with many different controls, functions, exceptional sound chip, and the gig-friendly design, The Kurzweil PC3A8 would be the digital piano that can fulfill your dreams.

SOUND

The sound of the Kurzweil PC3A8 is recognized world-wide as one of the most purest sound producing digital piano.

The Kurzweil PC3A8 brings dynamically allocated 128 polyphony specifically designed for lightning fast performance.
The Kurzweil PC3A8 is also included with the KB3 ToneReal Organs just like the Forte.

Kurzweil PC3A8 however does not have a built-in speaker as a stage piano.
Thus, it is recommended that a high quality headphone or a high quality speaker be used.
What we can talk about is the sound chip of the Kurzweil PC3A8. The sound chip of the PC3A8 is known to be worlds best sampled and programmed sound since it features the best of the PC3K, KB3 ToneReal Organs and the KORE64 sounds.

Unleash the musician inside of you through the PC3K pack and the KORE64 collection in addition to the Japanese concert grand piano, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clav, Harpsichord, Orchestral Percussion, Celeste, Glockenspiel, Chimes, Bells, Crotales, new piano, Vintage Electric pianos, Clavinets, Sythesizers, rich and realistic String Selections, Orchestras, Guitars, Percussions and more.


TOUCH & ACTION

Kurzweil uses the Fatar TP40L action which is the best of the bestest action you can ever find on Kurzweil Pianos.
I will as go as far and say it’s the best action system of the stage pianos.
Fatar TP40L is an elite keyboard action system superior to even the Fatar TP9 or the TP8 system.

This Italian made keyboard action system is also known as the 88-note, fully-weighted hammer-action, with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys, featuring a quick release spring, striking an ideal balance of playability between piano type parts and synth/organ parts.

Pretty long name huh?

Fatar TP40L, or the A.K.A., 88-note, fully-weighted hammer-action, with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys, featuring a quick release spring, striking an ideal balance of playability between piano type parts and synth/organ parts is really a self-explanatory action system.

In other words…

Kurzweil PC3A8 uses the Fatar TP40L, which has 88-notes and they are specially designed with full-weighted action keys that gives you a quick after-touch action responsiveness as you perform the piano.
The quick release spring recognize the different types of piano, organ and synthes come with variety of authentic action types at which will balance out your variables to enrich your playability..

In simpler words…

Kurzweil PC3A8 is recognized as one of the most fluid and softest of all digital piano actions out there.

FUNCTION

Kurzweil PC3A8 has many functions that can satisfy the users.

  1. Sound| Kurzweil PC3A8 has extensive and expressive sounds including award winning New German Grand Piano, all taken from the V.A.S.T. PC3 engine, KB3 ToneReal Organs and the KORE 64 expansion.
  2. Layer| With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment. Kurzweil offers a quick layer option with easy access and adjustable relative volume.layered_final
  3. Split| You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibraphone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound. Kurzweil offers a quick split option with easy access and adjustable relative volume.split_final
  4. Presets & Programs | Kurzweil PC3A8 has over 1453 factory presets as well as 216 factory programmed MIDI setups that features up to 16 independent zones, effects, independent controller assignments, triggerable pattern-based “Riffs” and arpeggio.

    1300+ Factory Programs!

  5. Transpose | You can easily harmonize with different instruments with this function.

    Easy Access Transpose Buttons– Convenient -/+ controls located right on-screen.

  6. Master FX Section | With the special powerful FX Engine, you have options of hundreds of Kurzweil’s award winning effects – reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, rotary speaker simulators, compressors, and more.

    Powerful FX Engine

  7. Other functions include 240 x 64 angled-backlit CCFL with front-panel brightness adjust screen, 29 Programmable Physical Controllers, Front Panel 3-Band Master EQ, MIDI Controller, USB connector that connects to PC/Mac/Flash Drive and more.

    29! Programmable Physical Controllers

OPTIONS

Options for Kurzweil PC3A8 include variety of x-stand and x-benches you can purchase separately.

WARRANTY

Warranty coverage of Kurzweil products are 2 year part and labor warranty plus parts warranty of 1 year. Totaling at 3 years of warranty.

FINISH

The Kurzweil PC3A8 comes out in only 1 color. Which is the black color.


SPECIFICATION

****Trouble seeing the specification table on your gadget? Here is the original specifications pagehttp://kurzweil.com/product/pc3a8/specs/

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Keyboard: 88-note, fully-weighted hammer-action, with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys, featuring a quick release spring, striking an ideal balance of playability between piano type parts and synth/organ parts.
(Fatar TP40L)
Display: 240 x 64 angled, backlit CCFL w/ dedicated back panel brightness and contrast controls.
Polyphony: 128 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated, lightning fast performance.
Multitimbral: 16 parts (one per MIDI channel).
Architecture: Dynamic VAST: Powerful synthesis engine, with user programmable DSP algs and routing. More DSP power than even our K Series instruments.VA1 Inside: anti-aliasing, power-shaped oscillators and DSP processing from Kurzweil’s VA1 concept synth, capable of delivering authentic analog emulations as well as incredibly complex new sounds.Cascade Mode: lets the user route one layer through the DSP of any other layer within a program – up to 32 consecutive layers deep!
Sound ROM Expansion Slots: Includes KORE 64™ and the German D Grand EXP Piano built-in.
Desktop Editor: Mac and PC platforms
Factory Presets: 1453 Stunning Factory Presets.
Factory MIDI Setups: 216 factory programmed MIDI setups – featuring up to 16 independent zones, effects, independent controller assignments, triggerable pattern-based “Riffs” and arpeggiator settings.
File Compatibility: Loads from:-PC3K: All objects except samples.-PC3LE: All objects.-K2 Series: The majority of Setups, Programs, and Keymaps (no sample loading; see the manual for details).
General MIDI: Standard.
User Memory: 16,000 locations for user objects.
Sequencer: Unlimited tracks (on import); 960 PPQ resolution. Song editing functions include both event and track-based tools like quantize, swing, remap, controller scaling and more. Controller chasing and a global “set song length” functions are also featured.
Effects: 16 insert effects distributed over 11 busses, two auxiliary sends and two Master Effects (saved with each song and setup); featuring hundreds of our award winning effects – reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, Leslie simulators, compressors, and more.
Master FX Section: User controllable master EQ section and master compressor for quick adjustments during live performance or putting the final touches on your studio mix. (These do not use up the insert effect resources.)
Controllers: Pitch wheel, modulation wheel, 9 front panel sliders/drawbar controllers, 10 front panel switches (momentary or toggle, software selectable), 3 switch pedal input, 2 continuous control pedal inputs, mono pressure, Super Ribbon input, breath controller input. Controller values can be “captured” and stored as part of a program.
Arpeggiator: 16 full-featured independent arpeggiators with multiple latch modes, selectable play order, velocity, duration, tempo, and sync functions as well as pre-recorded beats and musical phrases.
Riffs: 16 unique “Riff” generators, used for triggering MIDI sequenced phrases, beats, or complete multi-track arrangements from notes on the keyboard and/or any on-board physical controller.
Analog Outputs: Four 1/4″ balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs).
Headphones: 1 rear panel 1/4″ headphone output.
Digital Outputs: 24-bit, stereo S/PDIF featuring 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192-kHz modes.(externally clockable)
MIDI: In, Out, Thru (hardware switchable to copy of MIDI Out).
USB Computer Port: MIDI over USB. Also allows the PC3A to load/save data directly to and from a Mac/PC as well as perform OS updates.
USB Storage Port: Supports USB thumb-drives for loading/saving user data as well as performing OS updates.
FREE OS Updates: Flash ROM upgradeable via direct-USB or thumb-drive.
Included Accessories: Power cable, Switch pedal, USB cable, (4) self adhesive feet.
Height: (4.33″) (11.00 cm)
Depth: (13.98″) (35.50 cm)
Length: (54.33″) (138 cm)
Weight: (54 lb.) (24.50 kg)
Power: Internal AC power supply.Selectable 120/240V AC operation.

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Kurzweil PC3A7 Review & Best Price

The Kurzweil PC3A7 Key Stage Piano is the most astonishing stage piano of slim and dependability.

The Kurzweil PC3A7 is the most valuable and popular stage piano widely used as a compact style digital piano.
Being the 76 Key digital piano. The Kurzweil PC3A7 Stage Keyboard is one of the most used in gigs because this state-of-the-art digital piano is very portable.

Widely used in schools, churches gigs, stages, studios, and etc. This dynamic digital piano is a high tech musical gadget that you can conveniently carry around inside a backpack.

“The Most Dynamic Compact Stage Keyboard/Digital Piano Ever”
The Kurzweil PC3A7 is on a stage with sophisticated audiences watching you perform with your hands moving graciously across the keys…
Even the sheer imagination of playing the Kurzweil PC3A7 excites most people.
You will be instantly attracted by Kurzweil PC3A7’s compactness and just by even imagining the how practical the Kurzweil PC3A7 can be. What if you actually play it? It would be a pure bliss!

Okay, now we all know the Kurzweil PC3A7 comes with an attractive slim/compact aesthetics…
But, the modern /slim design is actually not the only excellent thing about the Kurzweil PC3A7… There is way more to the Kurzweil PC3A7 than it’s design!

For example, the Kurzweil PC3A7 is modeled after classic Hammond, Vox and Farfisa organs.
Featuring all the controls you want and more, including 9 realistic drawbars.

ALSO,

This amazing stage piano is actually designed to contain the most convenient controls.
You may just take it from me. But let me explain as well.
The Kurzweil PC3A7 features all the controls you want and more, including the Front Panel Master Compressor, The 3-Band Master EQ, Easy Access Controls, Sound/Favorites selection, Multis ….. and much more!

Priced at $2995, with many different controls, functions, exceptional sound chip, and the gig-friendly design, The Kurzweil PC3A7 would be the digital piano that can fulfill your dreams.

SOUND

The sound of the Kurzweil PC3A7 is recognized world-wide as one of the most purest sound producing digital piano.

The Kurzweil PC3A7 brings dynamically allocated 128 polyphony specifically designed for lightning fast performance.
The Kurzweil PC3A7 is also included with the KB3 ToneReal Organs just like the Forte.

Kurzweil PC3A7 however does not have a built-in speaker as a stage piano.
Thus, it is recommended that a high quality headphone or a high quality speaker be used.
What we can talk about is the sound chip of the Kurzweil PC3A7. The sound chip of the PC3A7 is known to be worlds best sampled and programmed sound since it features the best of the PC3K, KB3 ToneReal Organs and the KORE64 sounds.

Unleash the musician inside of you through the PC3K pack and the KORE64 collection in addition to the Japanese concert grand piano, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clav, Harpsichord, Orchestral Percussion, Celeste, Glockenspiel, Chimes, Bells, Crotales, new piano, Vintage Electric pianos, Clavinets, Sythesizers, rich and realistic String Selections, Orchestras, Guitars, Percussions and more.


TOUCH & ACTION

Kurzweil uses the Fatar TP8 action which is the best action you can ever find on Kurzweil Pianos.
Fatar TP8 is an elite keyboard action system superior to even the Fatar TP9 system.

This Italian made keyboard action system is also known as the 76-note lightly-weighted synth action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys.

Fatar TP9, or the A.K.A., 76-note lightly-weighted synth action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys is really a self-explanatory action system.

In other words…

Kurzweil PC3A7 uses the Fatar TP8, which has 76 notes and they are specially designed with lightly-weighted action keys that gives you a softer and fluid action feel as you perform the piano.
The velocity sensitive keys recognize the strength at which key is pressed and the keyboard will react with one of the greatest responsiveness the after touch effect gives more comfort to the players enriching the performance…

In simpler words…

Kurzweil PC3A7 is recognized as one of the most fluid and softest of all digital piano actions out there.

FUNCTION

Kurzweil PC3A7 has many functions that can satisfy the users.

  1. Sound| Kurzweil PC3A7 has extensive and expressive sounds including award winning New German Grand Piano, all taken from the V.A.S.T. PC3 engine, KB3 ToneReal Organs and the KORE 64 expansion.
  2. Layer| With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment. Kurzweil offers a quick layer option with easy access and adjustable relative volume.layered_final
  3. Split| You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibraphone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound. Kurzweil offers a quick split option with easy access and adjustable relative volume.split_final
  4. Presets & Programs | Kurzweil PC3A7 has over 1453 factory presets as well as 216 factory programmed MIDI setups that features up to 16 independent zones, effects, independent controller assignments, triggerable pattern-based “Riffs” and arpeggio.

    1300+ Factory Programs!

  5. Transpose | You can easily harmonize with different instruments with this function.

    Easy Access Transpose Buttons– Convenient -/+ controls located right on-screen.

  6. Master FX Section | With the special powerful FX Engine, you have options of hundreds of Kurzweil’s award winning effects – reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, rotary speaker simulators, compressors, and more.

    Powerful FX Engine

  7. Other functions include 240 x 64 angled-backlit CCFL with front-panel brightness adjust screen, 29 Programmable Physical Controllers, Front Panel 3-Band Master EQ, MIDI Controller, USB connector that connects to PC/Mac/Flash Drive and more.

    29! Programmable Physical Controllers

OPTIONS

Options for Kurzweil PC3A7 include variety of x-stand and x-benches you can purchase separately.

WARRANTY

Warranty coverage of Kurzweil products are 2 year part and labor warranty plus parts warranty of 1 year. Totaling at 3 years of warranty.

FINISH

The Kurzweil PC3A7 comes out in only 1 color. Which is the black color.


SPECIFICATION

****Trouble seeing the specification table on your gadget? Here is the original specifications pagehttp://kurzweil.com/product/pc3a7/specs/

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Keyboard: 76 note semi-weighted-action, with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys. (Fatar TP8)
Display: 240 x 64 angled, backlit CCFL w/ dedicated back panel brightness and contrast controls.
Polyphony: 128 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated, lightning fast performance.
Multitimbral: 16 parts (one per MIDI channel).
Architecture: Dynamic VAST: Powerful synthesis engine, with user programmable DSP algs and routing. More DSP power than even our K Series instruments.VA1 Inside: anti-aliasing, power-shaped oscillators and DSP processing from Kurzweil’s VA1 concept synth, capable of delivering authentic analog emulations as well as incredibly complex new sounds.Cascade Mode: lets the user route one layer through the DSP of any other layer within a program – up to 32 consecutive layers deep!
Sound ROM Expansion Slots: Includes KORE 64™ and the German D Grand EXP Piano built-in.
Desktop Editor: Mac and PC platforms
Factory Presets: 1453 Stunning Factory Presets.
Factory MIDI Setups: 216 factory programmed MIDI setups – featuring up to 16 independent zones, effects, independent controller assignments, triggerable pattern-based “Riffs” and arpeggiator settings.
File Compatibility: Loads from:-PC3K: All objects except samples.-PC3LE: All objects.-K2 Series: The majority of Setups, Programs, and Keymaps (no sample loading; see the manual for details).
General MIDI: Standard.
User Memory: 16,000 locations for user objects.
Sequencer: Unlimited tracks (on import); 960 PPQ resolution. Song editing functions include both event and track-based tools like quantize, swing, remap, controller scaling and more. Controller chasing and a global “set song length” functions are also featured.
Effects: 16 insert effects distributed over 11 busses, two auxiliary sends and two Master Effects (saved with each song and setup); featuring hundreds of our award winning effects – reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, Leslie simulators, compressors, and more.
Master FX Section: User controllable master EQ section and master compressor for quick adjustments during live performance or putting the final touches on your studio mix. (These do not use up the insert effect resources.)
Controllers: Pitch wheel, modulation wheel, 9 front panel sliders/drawbar controllers, 10 front panel switches (momentary or toggle, software selectable), 3 switch pedal input, 2 continuous control pedal inputs, mono pressure, Super Ribbon input, breath controller input. Controller values can be “captured” and stored as part of a program.
Arpeggiator: 16 full-featured independent arpeggiators with multiple latch modes, selectable play order, velocity, duration, tempo, and sync functions as well as pre-recorded beats and musical phrases.
Riffs: 16 unique “Riff” generators, used for triggering MIDI sequenced phrases, beats, or complete multi-track arrangements from notes on the keyboard and/or any on-board physical controller.
Analog Outputs: Four 1/4″ balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs).
Headphones: 1 rear panel 1/4″ headphone output.
Digital Outputs: 24-bit, stereo S/PDIF featuring 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192-kHz modes.(externally clockable)
MIDI: In, Out, Thru (hardware switchable to copy of MIDI Out).
USB Computer Port: MIDI over USB. Also allows the PC3A to load/save data directly to and from a Mac/PC as well as perform OS updates.
USB Storage Port: Supports USB thumb-drives for loading/saving user data as well as performing OS updates.
FREE OS Updates: Flash ROM upgradeable via direct-USB or thumb-drive.
Included Accessories: Power cable, Switch pedal, USB cable, (4) self adhesive feet.
Height: (4.33″) (11.00 cm)
Depth: (13.98″) (35.50 cm)
Length: (47.75″) (121.29 cm)
Weight: (37.35 lb.) (16.94 kg)
Power: Internal AC power supply.Selectable 120/240V AC operation.

 

Kurzweil Forte Review & Best Price

The Kurzweil Forte 88 Key Stage Piano is the most astonishing stage piano of and dependability.

The Kurzweil Forte is the most valuable and popular stage piano widely used by hobbyists, professionals, pianists, and performers.

Try it for yourself. Imagine it!
The Kurzweil Forte is on a stage with sophisticated audiences watching you perform with your hands moving graciously across the keys…
Even the sheer imagination of playing the Kurzweil Forte excites most people.
You will be instantly attracted by it’s meticulous design just by even thinking of the Kurzweil Forte. What if you play it? It would be a pure bliss!

KB3 ToneReal™ Organs

Okay, now we all know the Kurzweil Forte comes with an attractive aesthetics…
But, the modern /slim design is actually not the only excellent thing about the Kurzweil Forte… There is way more to the Kurzweil Forte than it’s design!

For example, the Kurzweil Forte is modeled after classic Hammond, Vox and Farfisa organs.
Featuring all the controls you want and more, including 9 realistic drawbars. With the latest OS , KB3 is now Polyphony Free*, no longer using any of the Forte’s 128 voices.

ALSO,

This amazing stage piano is actually designed to contain the most convenient controls.
You may just take it from me. But let me explain as well.
The Kurzweil Forte features all the controls you want and more, including the Front Panel Master Compressor, The 3-Band Master EQ, Easy Access Controls, Sound/Favorites selection, Multis ….. and much more!

Priced at $3995.00, with many different controls, functions, exceptional sound chip, and the world’s most realistic action system, The Kurzweil Forte would be the digital piano that can fulfill your dreams.

SOUND

Flash Play is a Patented technology that takes the waiting time to ZERO and makes loading fast and instant!

The most amazing thing about the Kurzweil Forte’s sound is that it contains 16 GB of new sounds! 16 Gigabytes!!
This is supported by the Patented FlashPlay technology to provide fast, instant loading time with zero amount of waiting time.

The sound of the Kurzweil Forte is recognized world-wide as one of the most purest sound producing digital piano.
The Kurzweil Forte brings dynamically allocated 128 polyphony.
Also, the Kurzweil Forte’s KB3 is Polyphony Free, this means it doesn’t even need to use any of the Forte’s 128 voices.
This is an awesome tech used by Kurzweil that deserves a well pronounced accolades.

Kurzweil Forte however does not have a built-in speaker as a stage piano.
Thus, it is recommended that a high quality headphone or a high quality speaker be used.
What we can talk about is the sound chip of the Kurzweil Forte. The sound chip of the Forte is known to be worlds best sampled and programmed sound since it features the best of the PC3K, KB3 ToneReal Organs and the KORE64 sounds.

Unleash the musician inside of you through the PC3K pack and the KORE64 collection in addition to the Japanese concert grand piano,Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clav, Harpsichord, Orchestral Percussion, Celeste, Glockenspiel, Chimes, Bells, Crotales, new piano, Vintage Electric pianos, Clavinets, Sythesizers, rich and realistic String Selections, Orchestras, Guitars, Percussions and more.


TOUCH & ACTION

Kurzweil uses the Fatar TP/40L action which is the best action you can ever find on Kurzweil Pianos.
This is also known as the 88 note fully-weighted Italian hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys.

Fatar TP/40L, or the A.K.A., 88 note fully-weighted Italian hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys.

In other words…

Kurzweil Forte uses the Fatar TP/40L, the Italian made keys which has 88 notes and they are specially designed with fully-weighted action keys that gives you a realistic, heavier and thicker action.
The velocity sensitive keys recognize the strength at which key is pressed and the keyboard will react with one of the greatest responsiveness the after touch effect gives more comfort to the players enriching the performance…

In simpler words…

Kurzweil Forte is the master of all digital piano actions out there.

FUNCTION

Kurzweil Forte has many functions that can satisfy the users.

  1. Sound| Kurzweil Forte has extensive and expressive sounds including award winning New German Grand Piano, all taken from the PC3, KB3 ToneReal Organs and the KORE 64 expansion.
  2. Layer| With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment. Kurzweil offers a quick layer option with easy access and adjustable relative volume.layered_final
  3. Split| You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibraphone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound. Kurzweil offers a quick split option with easy access and adjustable relative volume.split_final
  4. Programs & Multies | Kurzweil Forte has over 322 factory programs as well as 1024 user programs. 186 factory-craft multies that features up to 4 independent zones: Split/Layer, extensive MIDI control, individual zone volume and mute control. You can also add in 1024 user multis as well.
  5. Transpose | You can easily harmonize with different instruments with this function.
  6. FX Engine | With the special powerful FX Engine, you have options of over 1000 complex effect chains, incorporated into programs featuring our award winning effects – reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, rotary speaker simulators, compressors, and more. There are total of 32 total FX units.

    Powerful FX Engine

  7. Other functions include 480×272 pixel color LCD with front-panel brightness adjust screen, 23 Programmable Physical Controllers, Front Panel 3-Band Master EQ, MIDI Controller, USB connector that connects to PC/Mac/Flash Drive and more.

    23 Programmable Physical controllers

Options

Options for Kurzweil Forte include variety of x-stand and x-benches you can purchase separately.

WARRANTY

Warranty coverage of Kurzweil products are 2 year part and labor warranty plus parts warranty of 1 year. Totaling at 3 years of warranty.

FINISH

The Kurzweil Forte comes out in only 1 color. Which is the black color.


SPECIFICATION

****Trouble seeing the specification table on your gadget? Here is the original specifications pagehttp://kurzweil.com/product/forte/specs/

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Keyboard: 88 note fully-weighted hammer-action with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys (Fatar TP/40L)
Display: 480×272 pixel color LCD with front-panel brightness adjust
Polyphony: 128 Voice Polyphony, dynamically allocated
KB3 is Polyphony Free*, not using any of the Forte’s 128 voices.
(*does not apply to Vox/Farfisa programs)
Multitimbral: 16 parts (one per MIDI channel)
Quick Split/Layer: Easy access with adjustable relative volume (up to 4 zones)
Factory Programs: 322 Stunning factory Programs featuring the all new vintage Japanese and German Grands, new Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clav, Harpsichord, Orchestral Percussion, Celeste, Glockenspiel, Chimes, Bells and Crotales along with a wide selection of sounds from the acclaimed PC3 and KORE 64™ expansion
User Programs: 1024
Factory Multis: 186 Factory-crafted Multis – featuring up to 4 independent zones
User Multis: 1024
General MIDI: No
Master EQ/Compressor Section: Front-panel 3-band EQ with sweepable mid and on/off switch
Front-panel single-knob master compressor with separate on/off bypass switch
Effects: • Over 1000 complex effect chains, incorporated into programs featuring our award winning effects – reverbs, delays, chorus, flange, phaser, EQs, distortions, rotary speaker simulators, compressors, and more
• 32 total FX units
(editing of FXChains requires use of the Desktop Editor)
Controllers: 1 pitch wheel
1 modulation wheel
9 front panel sliders (w/ LED ladders)
9 switches (assignable/zone mutes/KB3 control)
1 variation switch
1 tap tempo switch
2 transpose switches
*3 switch pedal inputs (1 switch/sustain pedal is included)
2 continuous control pedal inputs
monopressure (aftertouch)(*supports half-damper for pianos / half-damper pedal sold separately)
Analog Outputs: • Four (2 pairs) 1/4″ balanced TRS analog (24-bit DACs)
Automatic mono switching on both pairs.
• +21dBu maximum output
• 50Ω balanced source impedance
Audio Inputs: One stereo 1/8″ back-panel input for connecting your favorite MP3 player or other audio source for accompaniment playback
Headphones: • 1 front panel 1/4″ headphone output
• 130mW into 32 ohm headphones
MIDI: In, Thru, Out (w/ Thru/Out switch)
USB: • Two USB ports (one A port / one B port)
• Complete MIDI functionality over USB
• User program/multi file transfer to/from PC/Mac/Flash Drive
• Operating System updates from PC/Mac/Flash Drive
Software Editors: External editors for Mac OS X, Windows PC and iOS devices (coming soon)
FREE OS Updates: OS updates over USB and/or Flash Drive
Included Accessories: Power cable, Switch pedal, USB cable, (4) self adhesive feet
Height: (5.5″) (14cm)
Depth: (15.5″) (39.5cm)
Length: (54.5″) (138.5cm)
Weight: (48 lb.) (21.8 kg)
Power: Internal Power Supply, free voltage 100-240VAC 50/60Hz, 20W max

Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series Review & Best Price

YAMAHA S52 / YAMAHA S52 PRICE / YAMAHA S52 COMPARISON & FUNCTION —DIGITAL PIANO BEST REVIEW..

Regardless of price, the single most recommendable item from the Yamaha Arius Series is the Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has neat design, heavy dynamic touch, and superb speaker power.
This compact digital piano is the most stylish digital piano.
Yamaha YDP S52 is a slim modern style digital piano built to fit homes, schools, and compact spaces.

We believe that bestselling digital piano when it comes to play-ability is also the Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series.
Reason being, Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series does not go above the average price and has sufficient function and technology compared to other digital pianos within the price range.
This cutting edge technology brings in so much values and benefits per dollar.
Yamaha is known for the state-of-art technology and this is a popular reputation among pianists.

As a shopper, we all know that all pianos have pros and cons.
In other words, shopping takes up time due to importance of buying pianos with many pros and small amount of cons at a incredibly good price.
Yamaha Arius YDP S52 is the most efficient Piano per dollar value when measured on all the pros and cons by value ratio.
This is the perfect fit for most of the pianists, professionals, and hobbyists.

Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is highly recommendable within the price range.

Sound lovers, touch lovers, and even acoustic lovers recognize the excellence of Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series and make purchase.
Honestly, we believe this is the epitome of a Signature Yamaha digital piano.

Most people look for price range of 1000-1500 at online and offline store.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is at $1349.
Home-style digital pianos like this include cabinet stand and 3-pedals.
Most digital piano don’t have a lifetime length but with great management, you can use more than 10 years. Think about that, and Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series comes with great value and benefits.
Thinking of buying a home-style digital piano? Then consider Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is will satisfy your musical needs.


 

 

Sound —  Yamaha developers put in greatest amount of effort into the Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series, making the Yamaha Arius YDP S52 a digital piano that sound mostly similar to an acoustic piano.
Also, people who experience Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series will comment that it is very similar to an acoustic piano.

Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is sampled from Pure CF Sound Engine.
Pure CF Sound Engine provides cleaner sound of Yamaha acoustic piano and this will give you sufficient lower pitch sound than other digital pianos.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is well balanced as sound moves from low to high pitch.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series also has high powered speakers that can greatly express that. You will feel that from recital as you play because the speaker power of Yamaha YDP S52 is 20X20=40Watts that can play clear sound sufficiently.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series’ 192 Polyphony makes your performance comfortable and greater.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has 3 piano sounds and 7 various instrument sounds: total of 10 different voices.
As a home-style digital piano, Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has sufficient enough voices. These voices of Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series are the popular sound of piano, organ, string, vibratone, and E-piano.
Made to emulate the sound of acoustic Yamaha acoustic piano, Yamaha Arius YDP S52 Arius Series is well recommended for use of home education as well as for detailed performance.

Touch —- Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has the Synthetic Ivory Grade Hammer (GH) Keyboard.
Similar to a grand piano, the unique GH action system makes the keys of lower notes heavier and makes the weight of the keys lighter as the note increases.
Dynamic and heavy, the keyboard is made of ivory-touch that absorbs sweats off the fingers when played for longer duration.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is made to fit both beginners and professionals in the department of touch and weight.
Many digital piano purchasers want similar touch as an acoustic piano. Weight and feel can satisfy that kind of desires.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series will have dynamic keyboard feel that other inexpensive digital piano won’t provide you.
You will even be able to change the touch sensitivity of the keyboard from: Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed.

 

Function — Similar to the other Yamaha YDP Arius Series, Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series can be connected to computer USB HOST, you can add different functions additionally, and connect to smartphones and smartpads such as iPad and iPhones to connect to Yamaha APPs and other APPs for more functions and convenience. We will go into details regarding apps below.

  1. Voice| Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has 3 different piano sounds such as concert, modern, and bright. Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series also has 7 different sounds such as organ,E-Piano, Vibratone, String, and etc.
  2. Reverb effects| Reverb effects that reproduce the natural reverberation heard in concert halls and other performance venues. Enjoy the ambience of concert hall recitals, live gigs in jazz clubs, and more, all in the comfort of your own home.
    [Recital hall] Clear reverberation, as heard in a medium-size hall used for piano recitals.
    [Concert hall] Bright, the gorgeous reverb sound, as heard in a large concert hall for orchestral performances.
    [Chamber] Suitable for playing chamber music.The intimate reverb sound in a spacious room, such as for classical music recitals.
    [Club] The vivid reverb sound in a live music venue or jazz club.
  3. Layer| With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play ‘piano and string’ sound or ‘piano and organ’ sound simultaneously on one key. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.layered_final
  4. Transpose| Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has transpose of -6,+6 which helps harmonize performance with different instruments.
  5. Duet Mode| you can divide the keyboard into two separate keyboards with the same chromatic scale. This is will become similar to playing two different pianos; it is fit for performance or a lesson between a student and a teacher.duetmode
  6. Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)| The YDP-S52 is equipped with Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC), which adjusts the sound automatically, allowing players to enjoy balanced sound at any volume level. This will allow freedom of tonal range changes for the player’s own preference.

  7. Smartphone and Smartpad connection| You can connect Yamaha YDP S52 smartphone such as an iPhone and smartpads such as an iPad to increase your performance options and enjoyment.
    -Here are some APPs you can use with your Yamaha YDP S52

    • Digital Piano Controller

      Piano Diary Icon

      Compatible Instruments: P-115B/WH *For connecting your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to a compatible Yamaha digital instrument, please refer to “iPhone/iPad Connection Manual” for details. *For the latest compatibility information, please access the App Store Learn more

      Works with: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

      Requirements: iOS 8.1 or later

      Languages: English and Japanese

      Download from the App Store

      Download from the App Store.

    • My Music Recorder

      NoteStar

      Works with: iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5
      iPod touch (4th/5th Generation)
      iPad2 (2nd generation)
      iPad (3rd/4th generation)
      iPad mini
      Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later
      Languages: English
      Supported instruments: Connection requires Yamaha i-UX1 interface. If using an Apple Lightning-equipped device (iPod touch, 5th generation; iPad, 4th generation or iPad mini) you can use the i-UX1 with Apple’s Lightning to 30-pin adapter.
      **requires optional IUX1 USB to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector

      Download on the App Store

      Download from the App Store

    • Note Star

      NoteStar Icon

      We recognized a void in the way sheet music had evolved. The evolution of mobile devices had quickly outgrown organic uses of sheet music, and the advancements of this technology clearly offered more possibilities than any music publisher had delivered. It is out of this environment that the idea for NoteStar was born. Here we had the opportunity to take advantage of the iPad’s dynamic display, touch response, and audio integration, and offer a sheet music experience that moved beyond simple page display.

      Works with: iPad / iPad 2

      Requirements: iOS 4.2 or later

      Languages: English

      Download on the App Store

      Download on the App Store.

    • Visual Performer

      Song Beats

      Visual Performer is a new type of application for graphically visualizing your musical performance from any MIDI device. A variety of built-in animations respond to the pitch and velocity from your instrument. It’s a great way to add cool imagery to your performances!

      Works with: iPhone 3GS/4/4S & later, iPod touch (3rd/4th Generation & later), iPad (1st/3rd generation), iPad2 (2nd generation)
      Requirements: Requires iOS 5.1 or later
      Languages: English and Japanese

      Download on the App Store

      Download on the App Store

    • Piano Diary

      Song Beats

      Works with: iPad 2 / iPad / iPhone 4 / iPhone 3GS / iPod touch (4th generation, 3rd generation)
      Requirements: iOS 4.2 or later
      Languages: English
      Supported instruments: You can use Piano Diary with any MIDI- or USB-equipped piano, digital piano or keyboard. For instruments that have USB, you will need an iPad or iPad 2 with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.
      **requires optional IUX1 USB to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector

      Download from the App Store

      Download on the App Store

  8. Other functions include Recording, Metronome, Touch-Sensitive, USB-TO-HOST and etc. You can use USB to connect to various APPs to increase fascination in various musics.

Option — Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is a home-style piano which includes cabinet stand and 3-pedal.

ColorYamaha Arius YDP S52B(Black Walnut), Yamaha Arius YDP S52WH(White).

Warranty — Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series provides 3 year parts & labor warranty.

 


Specs

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Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 1353 mm
Height 792mm (Key cover open 976mm)
Depth 309 mm (Key cover open 317 mm) *With snti-fall brackets attached: 404 mm
Weight Weight 37.8 kg

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type Graded hammer (GH) keyboard with Synthetic ivory keytops
Touch Sensitivity Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
Pedal Number of Pedals 3
Half Pedal Yes
Functions Damper/Sostenuto/Soft
Panel Language English

Cabinet

Key Cover Key Cover Style Folding
Music Rest Yes

Voices

Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology PureCF Sound Engine
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 192
Preset Number of Voices 10

Effects

Types Reverb Yes (four types)
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) Yes
Stereophonic Optimizer Yes
Damper Resonance Yes
Functions Dual/Layers Yes
Duo Yes

Songs

Preset Number of Preset Songs 10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs
Recording Number of Songs 1
Number of Tracks 2
Data Capacity 100 KB per song (approx. 11,000 notes)
Compatible Data Format Playback SMF (format 0, format 1)
Recording SMF (format 0)

Functions

Overall Controls Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 – 280
Transpose -6 to 0,0 to +6
Tuning 414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz

Storage and Connectivity

Storage Internal Memory Total maximum size approx. 900 KB (User song: One song approx. 100 KB, Loading song data from a computer: Up to 10 Songs)
Connectivity Headphones Standard stereo phone jack x 2
USB TO HOST Yes

Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers 20 W x 2
Speakers Oval (12 cm x 6 cm) x 2
Acoustic Optimizer Yes

Power Supply

Power Supply PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha
Auto Power Off Yes
Power Consumption 14 W (When using PA-300C AC adapter)

Accessories

Included Accessories Song Book 50 Greats for Piano (Music Book)
AC Adaptor PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha

Kurzweil MP10 Review & Best Price

Review – Digital piano Kurzweil MP10 / Kurzweil MP10 Price / Kurzweil MP10 Compare Sound & Function — high Recommend


Kurzweil brand has numerous mania fan base. With cutting edge technology, Kurzweil MP10 is one of the bestseller models of Kurzweil.
This amazing digital piano has a high polyphony of 192. Kurzweil MP10 is also offered to public as MP10F which has an even better action system made in Italy.
Kurzweil MP10 is 88 key weighted with LK-40L action system for the Kurzweil MP10 and Fatar TP/40L action system for the Kurzweil MP10.
This piano offers so much value also in its sound system.
Kurzweil MP10 sound power output of 30Watts from 2 way 4-speaker sound system.
The true beauty of this sound system is the use of 4 speakers.
This system will produce a detailed 3 dimensional effect of majestic thematic sound.
The sound sampling of Kurzweil MP10 built with an outstanding effect.
Kurzweil MP10 is great fit for places such as dormitories, homes, and schools.
Kurzweil MP10 is priced at 1499 for Satin Rosewood, 1699 for ebony polished. Bench can be purchased optionally.

Sound — Kurzweil MP10 has output of 30 Watts with a use of 4 speakers that creates detailed 3 dimensional effect of majestic thematic sound.
The sound sampling of Kurzweil MP10 built with an outstanding effect.
There are over 64 voices and 78 pre-recorded drum styles to enhance your performance.

Steve Wonder and Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil, the renowned founder of Kurzweil Music, is the very person who realized the future of computer music and who actually substantiated the power of computer music technology. Steve Wonder asked for realistic sound electronic  In the 1980s and 1990s he pioneered some of the industry’s most loved synthesizers. Kurzweil incorporated ‘MARA’ sound chip ino home digital piano products, and MP10 is the affordable one. Its sound is fairly similar to “organic” instrument sound compared to any other digital piano brand. See Kurzweil’s MP10 versatility in the video below: MP10 has 88 tones. They are very fun features to play with. I personally like MP10’s orchestra sound .

 

 

In terms of polyphony, (“polyphony” means how many sound it can be played simultaneously.For example, you may drum and strings layered along with piano, so higher number means that it can encompass more sounds at the same time. Nowadays, pretty much all of digital pianos in the market has enough polyphony to be played without loss of any sound) Kurzweil has 64-note polyphony, which sounds a little bit low. 

“Polyphony” technology is important when it comes to electronic instrument. See the picture below. When you add sustain pedals, reverb, a lot of layers at the same time, 128-tone memory will soon be filled creating interruption to your music. 

 

It only has 64 polyphony, but the “number” is not always necessarily important. There are some reviewers on the Internet who think Kurzweil’s 64 polyphony is too low, but the misunderstanding comes from the misunderstanding of Kurzweil’s advanced polyphony technology. To put it simple, there are one OSC (oscillator, sound wave) for each DSP (digital signal processor) in other brand’s technology. In Kurzweil’s polyphony technology, THREE OSCs are assinged for each DSP, so with Kurzweil’s polyphony technology, it can employ 3X more than the number. So technically speaking, Kurzweil’s MP10’s 64 polyphony represents 192-note polyphony. 

 

 

This is Jordan Charles Rudess playing with Kurzweil K2600X. Back then, this Kurzweil model only has 48 polyphony, but we don’t feel any note dropping. It sounds amazing! 

 


Touch —- Kurzweil MP10 is 88 key weighted with LK-40L action system for the Kawai MP10 and Fatar TP/40L action system for the Kawai MP10F. LK-40L action system is
you can even adjust your keyboard sensitivity.
There are 10 selectable response levels to choose from by adjusting responsiveness of the keyboard you can adjust your comfort of performance on Kurzweil MP10.
This is why we highly recommend this product to both beginners and experienced pianists.

1. Appearance & Cabinet  

Let’s have a look. Kurzweil MP10 has a sliding lid to prevent dust to sit on the keys. Kurzweil MP10’s dimension is 56 X 34 X 19 (inch) and it weighs around 115 lbs. 

Kurzweil MP10 has two color options: ebony polish and satin rosewood. Ebony polish is $1799 and you are looking for “polished” finish for your piano, it can be a good buy under $2000 (usually polished finish is more than $2000) Satin Rosewood is $1499.

Also, a nice bench comes with your purchase.

Let’s have a look as a comparison. Here are some pictures of Casio digital piano PX850 and Kurzweil digital piano MP10. They both have sliding lids to prevent dust to sit on the keys. Kurzweil’s MP10 is bigger than Casio’s PX850. Kurzweil’s digital piano MP10’s dimension is 56 X 34 X 19 (inch) and Casio’s digital piano PX850 is slimmer – 59 X 15 X 16 (inch). Kurzweil’s MP10 (115 lbs) is about 8 pounds heavier than Casio’s PX850 (97lbs).

Here are some more pictures to compare the size of these two pianos. Casio digital piano PX850 is slimmer, and Kurzweil digital piano MP10 is bigger.

As Casio digital piano PX850 has pedals, but they are an inch shorter than regular piano’s pedal – it focuses on its “slim” design. Kurzweil digital piano MP10 has a “fancier” cabinet and it comes with regular-sized pedals.

Function—- Kurzweil MP10 has many functions that can satisfy the users.

  1. Sound| Kurzweil MP10 has 88 Expressive sounds including award winning Triple Strike Grand Piano, all taken from the PC3. With 64 selectable voices, players are offered many different choices to play with. 78 pre-recorded interactive patterns in a variety of styles.
  2. Layer| With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment. Kurzweil offers a quick layer option with easy access and adjustable relative volume.layered_final
  3. Split| You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound. Kurzweil offers a quick split option with easy access and adjustable relative volume.split_final
  4. Rhythm| Kurzweil MP10 has over 51 piano demo songs to play with.
  5. Other functions include Recorder/sequencer function, metronome function, and “plus and play” USB function.

 

Option —- Kurzweil MP10 comes with Cabinet stand 3 pedals with matching bench included.

Warranty —- Warranty coverage of Kurzweil products are 2 year part and labor warranty plus parts warranty of 1 year. Totaling at 3 years of warranty.

Color —- 3 different colors (Satin Rosewood, Ebony Polish & Simulated Dark Rosewood)

 

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Keyboard: 88 Note fully weighted action with adjustable touch sensitive keysMP10: LK-40L
MP10F: Fatar TP/40L
Keyboard Sensitivity: 10 selectable response levels
Display: Scrolling alphanumeric LED
Polyphony: 64 voice
Preset Programs: 88 Expressive sounds including award winning Triple Strike Grand Piano, all taken from the PC3(Sound Program List available for download here)
User Presets: 3, one-touch recallable “favorites”, providing quick access to customized selections
Demo Songs: 51 piano demos
General MIDI: No
Splits/Layers: Quick Split/Layer, easy access with adjustable relative volume
Transpose: Full transposition to any key, +/- two octaves
Tune: Adjust by Cents (+/- 100 cents)
Effects: Dual ambience and effect processors (reverberation and chorus). Rich and complex effects from the PC3 Series.
Drum Patterns: 78 pre-recorded interactive patterns in a variety of styles
Metronome: Yes
Recorder/Sequencer: 1-Track; 9 Song capacity
Sound System: 30-watt 2-way 4-speaker stereo sound system
Audio Outs: Stereo left/right RCA line outs (for connecting to external amplification)
Audio Ins: Stereo left/right RCA line ins (for connecting external sound sources)
Headphones: (2) 1/4″ stereo headphone outs
MIDI I/O: MIDI In and Out connectors
USB: (1) port; “Plug and Play” USB functionality allows MIDI over USB for connecting to/from an external computer sequencer; no software driver needed
Pedals: (3) built-in switch-type: sustain, sostenuto, soft
Finishes: Satin Rosewood / Ebony Polish
Bench: Matching bench included
Dimensions: 34.65″(H) x 56″ (W) x 18.5″ (D)88 cm (H) x 142 cm (W) x 47 cm (D)
Weight: 114.5 lb / 52 Kg
Power: 90-250V free voltage external power supply

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Kawai KDP90 Review & Best Price

Review – Digital piano  / Kawai KDP90 Price / Kawai KDP90  Compare Sound & Function — high Recommend

Out of all the Kawai digital pianos, the best digital piano to be used as a home-style digital piano is Kawai KDP90.
Kawai piano prides on deep sound and even has many acoustic manias and fan base. The excellence of resonance-spread attracts many shoppers to this product.
Sampled from the sound of Kawai piano, Kawai KDP90 has high polyphony of 192.
Kawai Digital Pianos put enormous amount of effort in improving its keyboard action.
Kawai KDP90 is admired by customers who look for heavier keyboard action and similar touch as an acoustic piano.
Kawai KDP90 is equipped with the AHA IV-F (Acoustic Hammer Action) which uses the AR (Acoustic Response) Technology with same keyboard size as an acoustic piano with a weighted 88 keys.
Kawai KDP90 sound power output of 13Wx2 from its installed speakers.
The sound sampling of Kawai KDP90 built with an outstanding focus on resonance.
Kawai KDP90 is best fit for use in small places such as dormitories, homes, and other places of rest.
With the stand and matching bench included, Kawai KDP90 is a great fit for children who are beginners.
Kawai KDP90 is priced at 1149.00 and benches can be purchased optionally.

Sound — Sampled from Kawai acoustic pianos, Kawai KDP90 is built to sound just like an acoustic piano.
Kawai KDP90 uses sound technology called Harmonic Imaging. This cutting edge technology is aimed to create a state-of-the-art sound with dynamic tonality.
The true beauty of this system is that the Harmonic Imaging technology is made to reproduce a rich dynamic range of the original concert grand piano.
Sound of Kawai KDP90 is loved by many pianists and Kawai KDP90 is used even in public places such as schools.


Touch —- The AHA IV-F graded hammer action utilizes hammer action to mimic the responsiveness and nuance of the Kawai acoustic piano.
As you move up the keyboard you will notice the weight of the keys getting lighter. This is a mechanical characteristic of grand piano.
Approved by Kawai’s fan base, this action system is one of the most satisfying keyboard actions ever.

Function—- Kawai KDP90 has many functions that can satisfy the users.

  1. Sound| Including piano sounds, Kawai KDP90 has variety of sounds you can use to enhance your play. This can include organ, piano, drum, electric piano, string, and varieties of other sounds.
  2. Layer (Dual Mode)| With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.layered_final
  3. 4 Hand Mode|You can play two different instrument sounds on each side of the keyboard. For example, left side can play vibratone, right side can play piano; it can be a function to use for duets.
  4. Rhythm| Kawai KDP90 has 15 exceptional instrument sounds to enhance your performance. Also includes Alfred lesson songs that players can use for learning purposes as well as enjoyment.
  5. Sliding Key Cover| Kawai KDP90 has an installed sliding key cover that can protect the keyboard from dusts and other outside substances that can harm a digital piano.
  6. Other functions include computer MIDI Jacks, Recording function, metronome function, registration (memory function), Concert Magic, and many others. With variety of song selections, Concert Magic can allow a player to

    Screen of the Concert Magic function.

    experience thrill of playing a piano, even for beginners who never touched a piano before.

Option —- Kawai KDP90 comes with note stand, adapter, Cabinet stand, 3 pedals and matching bench

Warranty —- Warranty coverage of Kawai products are 3 year part and labor warranty.

Color —- Kawai KDP90 R (Rosewood)


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KDP90 SPECIFICATIONS

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Keyboard > 88 Weighted Keys
Action > Advanced Hammer Action IV-F (AHA IV-F)
Sound Source > Harmonic Imaging™ (HI)
88-Key Piano Sampling
Internal Sounds (15) > Concert Grand, Concert Grand 2, Studio Grand, Modern Piano, Classic E.Piano, Modern E.Piano, Jazz Organ, Church Organ, Harpsichord, Vibraphone, String Ensemble, Slow String, Choir, New Age Pad, Atmosphere
Max. Polyphony > 192
Reverb > Room, Small Hall, Concert Hall
Internal Recorder > 3 Song, 1-Track — 15000 Notes (approx.)
Lesson Function > Alfred Basic 1A and 1B
Metronome > Beat: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8
Tempo: 10-300 bpm
Demo Songs > 15 Songs
Concert Magic > 40 Songs
Keyboard Modes > Dual Mode (with adjustable volume balance), Four -Hands Mode
Other Functions > Damper Resonance, Touch, Tuning, Transpose, Transmit Program Change Number, MIDI Channel, Local Control,
Multi-timbral Mode
Key Cover > Sliding Type
Jacks > MIDI (IN/OUT), Headphones x 2
Pedals > Damper (with Half-Pedal support),
Sostenuto, Soft
Speakers > 12 cm x 2
Output Power > 13 W x 2
Dimensions > 53.5” (W) x 15.8” (D) x 33.5”(H)
Weight > 83.6 lbs.
Cabinet Finish > Rosewood

 

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Kawai ES100 Review & Best Price

Review – Digital piano  / Kawai ES100 Price / Kawai ES100  Compare Sound & Function — high Recommend

Kawai piano prides on deep sound and even has many acoustic manias. The excellence of resonance spread attracts many shoppers to this product.
Kawai has been producing many digital pianos in this era and the best priced portable digital piano is Kawai ES100.   Sampled from the sound of Kawai piano, Kawai ES100 has high polyphony of 192.
Kawai Digital Pianos put huge emphasis on the development of keyboard.
Kawai ES100 is loved by customers who look for heavier keyboard action and similar touch as an acoustic piano.
Kawai ES100 is equipped with the AHA IV-F (Acoustic Hammer Action) which uses the AR (Acoustic Respone) Technology.
Kawai ES100 has same keyboard size as an acoustic piano with a weighted 88 keys.
Kawai ES100 sound power output of 16 Watts from its installed speakers.
The sound sampling of Kawai ES100 built with an outstanding focus on resonance.
Kawai ES100 is best fit for use in small places such as dormitories, homes, and other places of rest.
Accessories such as cabinet stands and 3-pedals can be attached so Kawai ES100 can also be a great fit for children who are beginners.
Kawai ES100 is priced at $799.99 and benches can be purchased optionally.

Sound — Sampled from Kawai acoustic pianos, Kawai ES100 is built to sound just like an acoustic piano.
Kawai ES100 uses sound technology called Harmonic Imaging. This cutting edge technology is aimed to create a state-of-the-art sound with dynamic tonality.
The true beauty of this system is that the Harmonic Imaging technology is made to reproduce a rich dynamic range of the original concert grand piano.
Sound of Kawai ES100 is loved by many pianists and Kawai ES100 is used even in public places such as schools.


Touch —- The AHA IV-F graded hammer action utilizes hammer action to mimic the responsiveness and nuance of the Kawai acoustic piano.
As you move up the keyboard you will notice the weight of the keys getting lighter. This is a mechanical characteristic of grand piano.
Approved by Kawai built fan base, his action system is one of the most satisfying keyboard actions ever.

Function—- Kawai ES100 has many functions that can satisfy the users.

  1. Sound| Including piano sounds, Kawai ES100 has variety of sounds you can use to enhance your play. This can include organ, piano, drum, electric piano, string, and varieties of other sounds.
  2. Layer(Dual Mode)| With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.layered_final
  3. Split| You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound.split_final
  4. Rhythm| Kawai ES100 has over 100 different drum rhythms to enhance your performance. Also includes Alfred lesson songs that players can use for learning purposes as well as enjoyment.
  5. Other functions include computer MIDI Jacks, Recording function, metronome function, registration(memory function), and many others.

 

Option —-  Kawaii ES100 comes with note stand, adapter, and the single pedal. Cabinet stand, x-style stand, 3 pedals can be purchased additionally.

Warranty —-  Warranty coverage of Kawai products are 3 year part and labor warranty.

 


ES100 SPECIFICATIONS

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Keyboard > 88 Weighted Keys
Action > Advanced Hammer Action IV-F (AHA IV-F)
Sound Source > Harmonic Imaging™ (HI),
88-Key Piano Sampling
Internal Sounds (19) > Concert Grand, Concert Grand 2, Studio Grand, Studio Grand 2, Mellow Grand, Mellow Grand 2, Modern Piano, Rock Piano, Classic E.Piano, 60’s E. Piano, Modern E.Piano, Jazz Organ, Church Organ, Harpsichord, Vibraphone, String Ensemble, Slow String, Wood Bass, Electric Bass
Max. Polyphony > 192
Reverb > Room, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Off
Sound Settings > Damper Resonance, Voicing, Fall-back Noise, Damper Noise, Brilliance, Table EQ
Internal Recorder > 3 Song, 1-Track — 15000 Notes (approx.)
Registration > 4 Memories
Lesson Function > Alfred Basic 1A and 1B
Metronome > Beat: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8 (Volume/Tempo Adjustable)
100 Drum Rhythms
Demo Songs > 12 Songs
Keyboard Modes > Dual Mode (with adjustable volume balance), Split Mode (with adjustable volume balance)
Other Functions > Transpose, Tuning, Temperament, Speakers On/Off, User Memory, Factory Reset, Auto Power Off
MIDI Functions > Transmit MIDI Program Change, MIDI Channel, Local Control, Multi-timbral Mode
Jacks > MIDI (IN/OUT), Damper (for F-10H), Headphones x 2
Speakers > 8 cm x 2
Output Power > 7 W x 2
Dimensions > 51.6” (W) x 11.2” (D) x 5.7”(H)
Weight > 33 lbs.
Included Accessories > F-10H Damper Pedal (with half-pedal support), Music Rest, AC Power Adaptor
Options > HML-1 Stand, F-350 Pedal

ROLAND HP508 REVIEW

ROLAND HP508 REVIEW

Roland HP508 is one of the bestselling home-style digital pianos.
Many people are aware of the excellent technology and function of Roland digital pianos.
They are also aware that, Rolands are known for prestige and high quality over other brands.
Roland HP508 is made for pianists who search for digital pianos with brilliant functions and elegance.
Roland’s HP series home-style went from Roland HP507 to Roland HP508.
Roland HP508 has an excellent keyboard with escapement with the new PHA-4 Concert keyboard.
Speaker quality and keyboard quality are also at top-quality. If your budget is ample and if you have experienced Roland HP508, then you will most likely consider actually buying this item.

Roland is the best as a digital Piano.

Also, Roland HP508 is the best piano out of the HP Series in terms of Output. This is what makes the difference between the all the HP Series.
If you have at least used acoustic piano in the past, you will acknowledge Roland HP508 out of other digital pianos within the same price range.

Roland HP508 is a modern-style home digital piano with prestige and various features that can provide pleasure in performance.
Roland HP508 is also recognized because Roland HP508 has the PHA-4 Concert Keyboard with escapement technology that can explore the dynamics of a natural grand piano touch.
Roland is the best when it comes to the touch action that gives you the “click-feel” of Escapement.
Many in-store shoppers acknowledge the weight of the keyboard; as they play the Roland HP508, they acknowledge it once again.
Nonetheless, Roland HP508 is a modern-style home digital piano which does not take up that much space.
If you lack space to keep a piano but still want a digital piano that is same size as an acoustic piano with PHA-4 key, then I strongly recommend the Roland HP508.

The acoustic projection technology expresses the ample, multi-dimensional sound from the speakers or the headphones with the 3D ambience effect.

With USB Function, you can share your audio performances with your family, friends, or teacher at your convenience.

Sound — Roland HP508 have the technology of “Super Natural Sound” that Roland is very proud of.
Like what the review of other Roland digital pianos state, Super Natural Sound not only means to have a natural sound but it also means that Roland HP508 will express performance realistically, just like an acoustic piano does.
Roland HP508 won’t fabricate nor devaluate the expression of the performer but it will realistically express the performance as is.

The sound of Roland is sampled from the sound of Steinway piano.
Thus, Roland HP508 has ample sound of clarity and depth. Honestly, not everyone is satisfied with sound of Roland pianos. The criticizers express that Rolands have rough bass that slightly vibrates.
Sound is a personal preference and if they want a clear sound then it is understandable.
However, fans of Roland products say that harmonic connection between lower to higher pitched sounds are well balanced.
Most Roland fans in-store are usually music majors and performers of classical music.

Roland HP508 has 19 different types of piano sounds and has 331 of other sound styles.
Compared to the number of hotkeys, it has vast amount of different sound types. You can play it comfortably with the 128 Polyphony.
Roland HP508 has -6+5 transpose. Roland HP508 has output of 60Wx2 15Wx2.
Roland HP508 also has 99 Songs; also an accompany function that can enrich performance.
Roland HP508 has realistic sound with great speaker quality that can satisfy what customer wants.

Touch —— As stated above, Roland HP508 has weighted keys that have ivory feel which is made to prevent slipping of the finger.
Roland HP508 has 88 keys (PHA-4 Concert Keyboard: with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel) which makes low-pitched keys heavier and makes the weight of the keys lighter as pitch gets higher.
Action of the keys is acknowledged all over the world.
To emulate realistic grand piano it is made with “click-feel” which is called escapement.
Roland has action level of Ivory G < PHA4 Standard < PHA4 Premium < PHA4 Concert. Roland HP508 is made of PHA4 Concert action.
You will feel like you are playing an acoustic grand piano.
You can control touch-sensitivity to your own preference for performance with the use of Dynamic Harmonic feature.
It’s hard to know the pros of Roland keyboard just by pressing on the keys.
Play the actual Roland HP508 piano when you have a chance; you might even become a fan of Roland afterwards.
Roland’s keyboard is great for beginner children and also great for practice and performance of experienced pianists.
If you have not experienced advanced Rolands, then I strongly recommend experiencing it.
Roland HP508 has the best keyboard action compared to other digital pianos within the same price range and I proudly recommend the Roland HP508.

Function… Roland HP508 has many different functions.

  1. Sound|Including 19 piano sounds, Roland HP508 has total of 331 different sounds. From woodwind, brass, string, and electronic sounds, Roland HP508 has various sounds that you can enjoy playing.
  2. Layer|With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.layered_final
  3. Transpose|Roland HP508 has transpose of -6 +5 which can be useful harmonizing with different instruments.
  4. Audio|Roland HP508 has Playback function with ability for you to play WAV files inside of USB like an audio. You can also balance the volume to play along your WAV file with the digital piano.
  5. Wireless USB|You can wirelessly connect to smartphones and smartpads such as iphone and ipads and use Roland-provided APP such as Piano Partner APP and Air Performer APP for free. (However, Wireless USB Adapter is an optional item)
  6. Other functions include computer USB, Recording function, metronome function.

Option — Roland HP508 is a home-style digital piano that comes with cabinet stand and 3-pedal (Soft, Sostenuto, and Damper). Yet, bench is optional.

Color — Roland HP508 CB (Contemporary Black), Roland HP508 SR (Simulated Rosewood), Roland HP508 CB (Polished Ebony),

Warranty — You will receive parts & labor warranty of 2 years and additional 3 years of part warranty.

ROLAND HP506 REVIEW

ROLAND HP506 REVIEW

Roland HP506 is one of the bestselling Roland home-style digital piano.
Many people are aware of the excellent technology and function of Roland digital pianos.
They are also aware that, Rolands are known for prestige and high quality over other brands.
Roland HP506 is made for pianists who search for digital pianos with brilliant functions and elegance.
Roland’s HP series home-style went from Roland HP505 to Roland HP506.
Roland HP506 has an excellent keyboard with escapement with the new PHA-4 Concert keyboard.
Speaker quality and keyboard quality are also at top-quality. If your budget is ample and if you have experienced Roland HP506, then you will most likely consider actually buying this item.

Roland is the best as a digital Piano.
If you have at least used acoustic piano in the past, you will acknowledge Roland HP506 out of other digital pianos within the same price range.

Roland HP506 is a modern-style home digital piano with prestige and various features that can provide pleasure in performance.
Roland HP506 is also recognized because Roland HP506 has the PHA-4 Concert Keyboard with escapement technology that can explore the dynamics of a natural grand piano touch.
Roland is the best when it comes to the touch action that gives you the “click-feel” of Escapement.
Many in-store shoppers acknowledge the weight of the keyboard; as they play the Roland HP506, they acknowledge it once again.
Nonetheless, Roland HP506 is a modern-style home digital piano which does not take up that much space.
If you lack space to keep a piano but still want a digital piano that is same size as an acoustic piano with PHA-4 key, then I strongly recommend the Roland HP506.

The acoustic projection technology expresses the ample, multi-dimensional sound from the speakers or the headphones with the 3D ambience effect.

Sound — Roland HP506 have the technology of “Super Natural Sound” that Roland is very proud of.
Like what the review of other Roland digital pianos state, Super Natural Sound not only means to have a natural sound but it also means that Roland HP506 will express performance realistically, just like an acoustic piano does.
Roland HP506 won’t fabricate nor devaluate the expression of the performer but it will realistically express the performance as is.
Roland HP506 have sound output of 30Wx2, 7Wx2.

The sound of Roland is sampled from the sound of Steinway piano.
Thus, Roland HP506 has ample sound of clarity and depth. Honestly, not everyone is satisfied with sound of Roland pianos. The criticizers express that Rolands have rough bass that slightly vibrates.
Sound is a personal preference and if they want a clear sound then it is understandable.
However, fans of Roland products say that harmonic connection between lower to higher pitched sounds are well balanced.
Most Roland fans in-store are usually music majors and performers of classical music.

Roland HP506 has 19 different types of piano sounds and has 331 of other sound styles.
Compared to the number of hotkeys, it has vast amount of different sound types. You can play it comfortably with the 128 Polyphony.
Roland HP506 has -6+5 transpose. Roland HP506 has output of 30Wx2, 7Wx2.
Roland HP506 also has 99 Songs; also an accompany function that can enrich performance.
Roland HP506 has realistic sound with great speaker quality that can satisfy what customer wants.
Use the Piano Designer function and Note Voicing feature to independently adjust your sound pitch, level, and tones.
Suiting the sound to your liking like this is a powerful tool you can use with your performance.

Touch —— As stated above, Roland HP506 has weighted keys that have ivory feel which is made to prevent slipping of the finger.
Roland HP506 has 88 keys (PHA-4 Concert Keyboard: with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel) which makes low-pitched keys heavier and makes the weight of the keys lighter as pitch gets higher.
Action of the keys is acknowledged all over the world.
To emulate realistic grand piano it is made with “click-feel” which is called escapement.
Roland has action level of Ivory G < PHA4 Standard < PHA4 Premium < PHA4 Concert. Roland HP506 is made of PHA4 Concert action.
You will feel like you are playing an acoustic grand piano.
You can control touch-sensitivity to your own preference for performance with the use of Dynamic Harmonic feature.
It’s hard to know the pros of Roland keyboard just by pressing on the keys.
Play the actual Roland HP506 piano when you have a chance; you might even become a fan of Roland afterwards.
Roland’s keyboard is great for beginner children and also great for practice and performance of experienced pianists.
If you have not experienced advanced Rolands, then I strongly recommend experiencing it.
Roland HP506 has the best keyboard action compared to other digital pianos within the same price range and I proudly recommend the Roland HP506.

Function… Roland HP506 has many different functions.

  1. Sound| Including 19 piano sounds, Roland HP506 has total of 331 different sounds. From woodwind, brass, string, and electronic sounds, Roland HP506 has various sounds that you can enjoy playing.
  2. Layer| With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.layered_final
  3. Transpose| Roland HP506 has transpose of -6 +5 which can be useful harmonizing with different instruments.
  4. Audio| Roland HP506 has Playback function with ability for you to play WAV files inside of USB like an audio. You can also balance the volume to play along your WAV file with the digital piano.
  5. Wireless USB|You can wirelessly connect to smartphones and smartpads such as iphone and ipads and use Roland-provided APP such as Piano Partner APP and Air Performer APP for free. (However, Wireless USB Adapter is an optional item)
  6. Other functions include computer USB, Recording function, metronome function.

Option — Roland HP506 is a home-style digital piano that comes with cabinet stand and 3-pedal (Soft, Sostenuto, and Damper). Yet, bench is optional.

Color — Roland HP506 CB (Contemporary Black), Roland HP506 SR (Simulated Rosewood), Roland HP506 CB (Polished Ebony),

Warranty — You will receive parts & labor warranty of 2 years and additional 3 years of part warranty.

ROLAND HP504 REVIEW

ROLAND HP504 REVIEW

Roland HP504 is one of the bestselling Roland home-style digital piano.
Many people are aware of the excellent technology and function of Roland digital pianos.
They are also aware that, Rolands are known for prestige and high quality over other brands.
Roland HP504 is made for pianists who search for digital pianos with brilliant functions and elegance.
Roland’s HP series home-style went from Roland HP503 to Roland HP504.
Roland HP504 has an excellent keyboard with escapement with the new PHA-4 Premium keyboard.
Speaker quality and keyboard quality are also at top-quality. If your budget is ample and if you have experienced Roland HP504, then you will most likely consider actually buying this item.

Roland is the best as a digital Piano.
If you have at least used acoustic piano in the past, you will acknowledge Roland HP504 out of other digital pianos within the same price range.

Roland HP504 is a modern-style home digital piano with prestige and various features that can provide pleasure in performance.
Roland HP504 is also recognized because Roland HP504 has the PHA-4 Premium Keyboard with escapement technology that can explore the dynamics of a natural grand piano touch.
Roland is the best when it comes to the touch action that gives you the “click-feel” of Escapement.
Many in-store shoppers acknowledge the weight of the keyboard; as they play the Roland HP504, they acknowledge it once again.
Nonetheless, Roland HP504 is a modern-style home digital piano which does not take up that much space.
If you lack space to keep a piano but still want a digital piano that is same size as an acoustic piano with PHA-4 key, then I strongly recommend the Roland HP504.

The acoustic projection technology expresses the ample, multi-dimensional sound from the speakers or the headphones with the 3D ambience effect.

Sound — Roland HP504 have the technology of “Super Natural Sound” that Roland is very proud of.
Like what the review of other Roland digital pianos state, Super Natural Sound not only means to have a natural sound but it also means that Roland HP504 will express performance realistically, just like an acoustic piano does.
Roland HP504 won’t fabricate nor devaluate the expression of the performer but it will realistically express the performance as is.

The sound of Roland is sampled from the sound of Steinway piano.
Thus, Roland HP504 has ample sound of clarity and depth. Honestly, not everyone is satisfied with sound of Roland pianos. The criticizers express that Rolands have rough bass that slightly vibrates.
Sound is a personal preference and if they want a clear sound then it is understandable.
However, fans of Roland products say that harmonic connection between lower to higher pitched sounds are well balanced.
Most Roland fans in-store are usually music majors and performers of classical music.

Roland HP504 has 19 different types of piano sounds and has 331 of other sound styles.
Compared to the number of hotkeys, it has vast amount of different sound types. You can play it comfortably with the 128 Polyphony.
Roland HP504 has -6+5 transpose. Roland HP504 has output of 12W.
Roland HP504 also has 99 Songs; also an accompany function that can enrich performance.
Roland HP504 has realistic sound with great speaker quality that can satisfy what customer wants.

Touch —— As stated above, Roland HP504 has weighted keys that have ivory feel which is made to prevent slipping of the finger.
Roland HP504 has 88 keys (PHA-4 Concert Keyboard: with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel) which makes low-pitched keys heavier and makes the weight of the keys lighter as pitch gets higher.
Action of the keys is acknowledged all over the world.
To emulate realistic grand piano it is made with “click-feel” which is called escapement.
Roland has action level of Ivory G < PHA4 Standard < PHA4 Premium < PHA4 Concert. Roland HP506 is made of PHA4 Premium action.
You will feel like you are playing an acoustic grand piano.
You can control touch-sensitivity to your own preference for performance with the use of Dynamic Harmonic feature.
It’s hard to know the pros of Roland keyboard just by pressing on the keys.
Play the actual Roland HP504 piano when you have a chance; you might even become a fan of Roland afterwards.
Roland’s keyboard is great for beginner children and also great for practice and performance of experienced pianists.
If you have not experienced advanced Rolands, then I strongly recommend experiencing it.
Roland HP504 has the best keyboard action compared to other digital pianos within the same price range and I proudly recommend the Roland HP504.

Function… Roland HP504 has many different functions.

  1. Sound |Including 19 piano sounds, Roland HP504 has total of 331 different sounds. From woodwind, brass, string, and electronic sounds, Roland HP504 has various sounds that you can enjoy playing.
  2. Layer| With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.layered_final
  3. Transpose| Roland HP504 has transpose of -6 +5 which can be useful harmonizing with different instruments.
  4. Audio| Roland HP504 has Playback function with ability for you to play WAV files inside of USB like an audio. You can also balance the volume to play along your WAV file with the digital piano.
  5. Wireless USB| You can wirelessly connect to smartphones and smartpads such as iphone and ipads and use Roland-provided APP such as Piano Partner APP and Air Performer APP for free. (However, Wireless USB Adapter is an optional item)
  6. Other functions include computer USB, Recording function, metronome function.

Option — Roland HP504 is a home-style digital piano that comes with cabinet stand and 3-pedal (Soft, Sostenuto, and Damper). Yet, bench is optional.

Color — Roland HP504 CB (Contemporary Black), Roland HP504 SR (Simulated Rosewood)

Warranty — You will receive parts & labor warranty of 2 years and additional 3 years of part warranty.

Roland F130R Review & Best Price

Roland F130R

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Roland F130R is one of the bestselling home-style digital pianos.
Many people are aware of the excellent technology and function of Roland digital pianos.
They are also aware that, Rolands are more expensive due to its high quality compared to other brands.
Roland F130R is made for pianists who search for digital pianos with brilliant functions with lower prices.
Roland’s F series home-style went from Roland F-110 to Roland F-120 and finally it upgraded to F-130R.
Roland F-120 had an upgraded keyboard and functions from Roland F-110. However, Roland F-130R has even more functions added from Roland F-120.
Speaker quality and keyboard quality also became upgraded. If your budget is under 1500 and if you have experienced Roland F130R, then you will most likely consider actually buying this item.
Roland F Series were always released with upgrades but price always stayed the same as $1299. Increase in quality of function and technology did not increase the price of Roland F130.
Roland is the best as a digital instrument. Also, Roland F130R has the best function and technology way more that its price has to offer.
If you have at least used acoustic piano in the past, you will acknowledge Roland F130R out of other digital pianos within the same price range.

Roland F130R is a modern-style home digital piano with prestige and various functions that can provide enjoyment in performance.
Roland F130R is also recognized because Roland F130R have escapement technology with in the keyboard.
You will not be able to find other pianos under $1500 that gives you the “click-feel” of Escapement.
Many in-store shoppers acknowledge the weight of the keyboard and as they play the Roland F130R, they acknowledge it once again.
Nonetheless, Roland F130R is a modern-style home digital piano. Roland F130R does not take up that much space.
If you lack space to keep a piano but still want a digital piano that is same size as an acoustic piano with 88-weighted key, then I strongly recommend the Roland F130R. (If you do not like the modern design, then you will love the RP401R).
Roland F130R is a modern-style WITH great quality speakers, convenient hotkeys and screen.
Just for your information, most modern-style digital pianos do not include benches.
Benches are optional for Roland F130R as well. If you would like to purchase a great piano under $1500, then we strongly recommend Roland F130R.f130r picture

Sound — Roland F130R also have the technology of “Super Natural Sound” that Roland is very proud of.
Like what the review of Roland F-20 states, Super Natural Sound not only means to have a natural sound but it also means that Roland F130R will express performance realistically, just like an acoustic piano does.
Roland F130R won’t fabricate nor devaluate the expression of the performer but it will realistically express the performance as is.

The sound of Roland is sampled from the sound of Steinway piano.
Thus, Roland F130R has ample sound of clarity and depth. Honestly, not everyone is satisfied with sound of Roland pianos. The criticizers express that Rolands have rough bass that slightly vibrates.
Sound is a personal preference and if they want a clear sound then it is understandable.
However, fans of Roland products say that harmonic connection between lower to higher pitched sounds are well balanced.
Most Roland fans in-store are usually music majors and performers of classical music.

Roland F130R has 11 different types of grand piano sounds and has 305 of other sound styles.
Compared to the number of hotkeys, it has vast amount of different sound types. You can play it comfortably with the 128 Polyphony.
Roland F130R has great sound output speakers although it is a modern-style digital piano with good quality. Roland F130R has output of 12 X 2 = 24 Watts.
Roland F130R also has 72 different rhythms; all with accompany function that can enrich performance.
Roland F130R has realistic sound with great speaker quality that can satisfy what customer wants.


Touch —— As stated above, Roland F130R has weighted keys that have ivory feel which is made to prevent slipping of the finger.
Roland F130R has 88 weighted hammer actions which makes low-pitched keys heavier and makes the weight of the keys lighter as pitch gets higher.
Action of the keys is acknowledged all over the world.
To emulate realistic grand piano it is made with “click-feel” which is called escapement.
Roland has action level of Ivory G < PHA4 Standard < PHA4 Premium < PHA4 Concert. Roland F130R made of PHA4 Standard action.
You will feel like you are playing an acoustic grand piano.
You can control touch-sensitivity to your own preference for performance.
It’s hard to know the pros of Roland keyboard just by pressing on the keys.
Play the actual Roland F130R piano when you have a chance; you might even become a fan of Roland afterwards.
Roland’s keyboard is great for beginner children and also great for practice and performance of experienced pianists.
If you have not experienced advanced Rolands, then I strongly recommend experiencing it.
Roland F130R has the best keyboard action compared to other digital pianos within the same price range and I proudly recommend the Roland F130R.

Function… Roland F130R has many different functions.

  1. Sound|Including 11 grand piano sounds, Roland 130R has total of 316 different sounds. From woodwind, brass, string, and electronic sounds, Roland 130R has various sounds that you can enjoy playing.
  2. Layer|With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.layered_final
  1. Transpose|Roland F130R has transpose of -6, +5 which can be useful harmonizing with different instruments.
  2. Rhythm|Accompany function makes the background music match the performance of your hand with over 72 different types of rhythm. Using accompany function, you can let it follow along your performance as a background rhythm in different genres. This will enhance your experience.
  3. Audio|Roland F130R has Playback function with ability for you to play WAV files inside of USB like an audio. You can also balance the volume to play along your WAV file with the digital piano.
  4. Wireless USB|You can wirelessly connect to smartphones and smartpads such as iphone and ipads and use Roland-provided APP called Piano Partner for free. (However, Wireless USB Adapter is an optional item)
  5. Other functions include computer USB, Recording function, metronome function, and convenient LED screen.

Option — Roland F-130R is a home-style digital piano that comes with cabinet stand and 3-pedal (Soft, Sostenuto, and Damper). Yet, bench is optional.

Color — Roland F-130R CB (Black), Roland F-130R WH (white)

Warranty — You will receive parts & labor warranty of 2 years and additional 3 years of part warranty.

 


SPECS

 ****Trouble seeing the specification table on your gadget? Here is the original specifications page: http://www.roland.com/products/f-130r/specifications/
KEYBOARD
Keyboard
88 keys (PHA-4 Standard Keyboard: with Escapement and Ivory Feel)
Touch Sensitivity
Key Touch: 5 types, fixed touch
Keyboard Mode
Whole
Dual (volume balance adjustable)
Split (split point adjustable, volume balance adjustable)
Twin Piano
Pedals
Damper (capable of continuous detection)
Soft (capable of continuous detection)
Sostenuto (function assignable)
SOUND GENERATOR
Piano Sound
SuperNATURAL Piano Sound
MIDI Format
Conforms to GM2, GS, XGlite
Max. Polyphony
128 voices
Tones
Grand Piano: 11 tones
Other: 305 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
Stretched Tuning
2 types (Always On)
Master Tuning
415.3 – 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
Transpose
Key Transpose: -6 – +5 (in semitones)
Effects
Ambience (Off, 10 levels)
Brilliance (21 levels)Only for Piano Tones:
Damper Resonance (Always On)
String Resonance (Always On)
Key Off Resonance (Always On)
METRONOME
Tempo
Quarter note = 10 – 500 (When rhythm function turns on: Quarter note = 20 – 250)
Beat
2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
SMF RECORDER
Parts
1 part
Save Song
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Note Storage
Approx. 30,000 notes
Control
Song Select
Play/Stop
Rec
Rewinding
Fast-forwarding
Top of song
Part Mute
Tempo
All Songs Play
Count-in
Mix Balance
Tempo
Quarter note = 10 – 500 (When rhythm function turns on: Quarter note = 20 – 250)
Resolution
120 ticks per quarter note
RHYTHM
Rhythms
72 types x 2 variations
Controls
Rhythm Select
Start/Stop
Sync Start
Intro/Ending
Fill In
Variation
Bass Inversion
Auto Fill
Rhythm Part
AUDIO
Playback
File Format: Audio File (WAV 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format)
Control
Song Select
Play/Stop
Rewinding
Fast-forwarding
Top of song
All Songs Play
Mix Balance
Center Cancel
INTERNAL MEMORY
Save Song
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Songs
Max. 10 songs
EXTERNAL MEMORY
External Storage
USB Flash Memory
Playable Software
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1)
Roland Original Format (i-Format)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format)
Save Song
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
OTHER
Internal Songs
Piano Masterpieces: 69 songs
Czerny: 100 songs
Hanon: 20 songs
Display
7 segments x 3 LED
Keyboard Lid
Folding type
Other Functions
Wireless Connect (when using optional Wireless USB Adapter)
Panel Lock
Auto Off
Connectors
DC In jack
Input jack: Stereo miniature phone type
Output jack: Stereo miniature phone type
USB COMPUTER port: USB Type B
USB MEMORY port: USB Type A
Phones jacks x 2: Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
Rated Power Output
12 W x 2
Volume Level (SPL)
103 dB (This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland’s technical standard.)
Speakers
8 x 12 cm (3-3/16 x 4-3/4 inches) x 2
Headphones
Effects: Headphones 3D Ambience
Controls
Volume (with the speaker volume and the headphones volume automatically select function, with the volume limit function)
Power Consumption
9 W (3 – 22 W)
9 W: Average power consumption while piano is played with volume at center position
3 W: Power consumption immediately after power-up; nothing being played
22 W: Rated power consumption
Accessories
Owner’s manual
Assembly manual
AC Adaptor
Power Cord (for AC Adaptor)
Headphone hook
Screw set
Options (sold separately)
Headphones
USB Flash Memory (*1)
Wireless USB Adapter (*1)
Audio Cable
USB Cable*1 Use USB Flash Memory and Wireless USB Adapter sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.
SIZE AND WEIGHT (INCLUDING PIANO STAND, WITH LID CLOSED, STABILIZERS MOUNTED)
Width
1361 mm
53-10/16 inches
Depth
345 mm
13-10/16 inches
Height
778 mm
30-11/16 inches
Weight
34.5 kg
76 lbs. 1 oz.
SIZE AND WEIGHT (INCLUDING PIANO STAND, WITH LID OPEN, STABILIZERS MOUNTED)
Width
1361 mm
53-10/16 inches
Depth
345 mm
13-10/16 inches
Height
910 mm
35-7/8 inches
Weight
34.5 kg
76 lbs. 1 oz.

5. Imaginative concerns of online digital piano purchase.

So far, Las Vegas Music has been committed to excellency and best efforts to provide digital piano to each and everyone all across America.

We concluded that Las Vegas Music is the BEST WEBSITE for your next DIGITAL PIANO!! Let me tell you why and give you some explanation

After researching shopping methods of different internet shoppers.
After countless hours spent on enriching and benefiting customers as the first priority.

We came up with 5 Reason why Las Vegas Music is the BEST WEBSITE for your next digital piano!

  1. Las Vegas Music is an authorized dealer of many different musical instruments company– This allows digital pianos to be distributed for sale to Las Vegas Music at the lowest price.
  2. Las Vegas Music offers additional events and specials that give them extra savings from discount specials through various events such as promotional codes and private links.
  3. Las Vegas Music provides LIVE CHAT system that provides Promo Codes and Private Links for discount.
  4. Las Vegas Music offers price guarantee(This means if somebody finds anyone with better price in three month. ER MUSIC will guarantee that lower price by rebating the difference)
  5. Las Vegas Music offers FREE SHIPPING, NO TAX, and FACTORY WARRANTYin most cases.

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I believe you are a smart shopper. Everyone will decide to become a smart shopper. Smart shoppers make purchases at the best price.

Tell me, will you be a smart shopper and make a decision to purchase at the best price from Las Vegas Music or will you forever be suckered by mainstream sellers into paying your hard-earned dollars into unnecessary fees such as shipping costs and accessories.

The Choice is Yours… Las Vegas Music

 

4. Things to be wary of before purchasing digital piano online.

First and foremost,

Online shopping is increasing world-wide at a rapid rate. The reason being…

  1. To check prices
    2. Lack of time to go to a store
    3. Comfortable delivery
    4. No tax charge(only if purchased out of state), and great price
    5. Easier comparisons…
    6. And many more reasons.

Some people refrain from online shopping due to…

  1. Wants to physically see the product
    2. Online scam
    3. Problem with products
    4. Must wait for delivery
    5. Will the delivery workout without problem?…
    6. And many other reasons.

Just as I have stated in the beginning, only authorized dealers can sell newly released products. It isn’t like cars where neighborhood car dealership can sell brand new cars. Only authorized dealers that instrument companies recommend can only sell newly released products. If you purchase from an authorized dealer, you will not have to ever worry about online scam, product problems, and delivery problems. Companies give trusted dealers authorizations so you won’t ever have to worry about it if you were to buy from an authorized dealer.

Digital piano must be purchased after making of a definite decision. Digital pianos are mostly large in size and heavy, thus, delivery fees are quite hefty. Even if shoppers receive free delivery, dealers will pay the price of delivery. If you read through the return policy of most dealers, it might seem like they will take returns within only several days, but it is very difficult. The moment a purchaser takes in the digital piano delivery to shipping company (i.e. Fedex), the digital piano isn’t brand new anymore; it becomes a used digital piano. Would the dealer take 100% liability and take in the returns?…. it is actually more suspicious if they actually do take 100% liability. Would the dealer sell the returned piano as brand new? Or used?… if it is sold as used, can the dealer take the liability?…. if I were to buy from that dealer, is my brand new digital piano actually a returned item?… or is it an untethered brand new item? Think rationally and most dealers will not take in returns with complete liability. You must be wary of the term ‘original packing’… original packing means untethered items.

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Digital pianos have margins that are not that huge… delivery fees are hefty. Shoppers must buy after sufficient research. If not, shoppers will end up being liable for 15-20% restocking fees. However, if there was a defect on the item during produce, or during delivery, most dealers will provide 100% refund.

Also, it is important to purchase your digital piano from dealer with knowledge and facts. If shoppers ask question, and definite answers aren’t given, it can be a red flag that the dealer might not have sufficient knowledge on the product. When that is the case, there might be a frustration if problems arise.

Even pianists and piano technicians don’t have specialized knowledge in digital piano. In a way, salesman with huge experience in digital piano might have way more knowledge. Authorized dealers are entrusted and acknowledged by companies. Check if they are authorized dealer before you make any purchase.

Analyze shipping information and return policy before you make any purchase. Even if there is a huge amount of order processing, usually delivery will take under 10 days. (with exception of Hawaii and Alaska.)
There are two different ways of digital piano shipping process: dealers ship to shopper, or brand Company ships to shopper through ‘drop shipping.’ You must know how products are shipped and how it is delivered to effective control delivery and prepare for a large item. Also, it is very important to check the packaging to see if there was been any tampering and contact the dealer if there are any problem for swift feedback. That way, dealers can investigate if it was a fault of delivery or a defect item.

Las Vegas Music would like to explain what we observed as we provided digital pianos online in the past in numerical order. Please read it before you make any digital piano purchase and hope this will guide you through the purchase.

And more…. It will guide you in your purchase, will provide all our best knowledge and opinion of the employees of Las Vegas Music, offer the best suitable product based on the intentions of the customer and will not make any biased opinion by pushing or recommending a certain product.

If there are any concerns regarding Las Vegas Music, please feel free to email us (info@clvmusic.com) or call us(1-702-684-7485) and give us any opinion or advice.

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Digital Piano Review – Casio Privia Digital Piano PX850 vs Casio Celviano Digital Piano AP450

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Casio Celviano Digital Piano AP-450

Today, I’d like to introduce Casio’s new release – Celviano Digital Piano AP450. Especially if you were considering PX850, this AP450 is worth checking. You probably cannot find information (including pricing) about AP450 not only because it is not allowed to advertise its pricing information, but also because it is recently released in Jan 2013.

Casio’s Digital Piano AP450 can be a great alternative to Casio’s PX850, since Casio’s AP450 has actually exact same functions/sound systems/keys/touches/actions/speakers as Casio’s PX850. Please see the comparison chart below. Casio Celviano Digital Piano AP450 is a truly nice upgrade version of Casio Privia Digital Piano PX850.

Casio PX850 is already highly acclaimed by many digital piano specialists including another Casio dealer/renowned blogger Tim Praskins; you can read his great review on Casio’s PX850 here.  Casio’s new Privia digital piano PX850 has been one of the most sought digital pianos since its release in 2012. The touch feels great as it has graded hammered action, it has ivory key tops and it has 256 polyphony while Yamaha’s Arius digital pianos, which are the closest competitors, have only 128 polyphony. The problem of Casio PX850 right now is  the supply from Casio Japan couldn’t meet the giant number of demand for this piano, and thus it is now back-ordered at Casio. It is expected to ship again in early March 2013.

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Model Casio Celviano AP-450 Casio Privia PX-850
Keyboard 88 keys, weighted scaled hammer action 88 keys, weighted scaled hammer action
Sound Source AiR (Acoustic & intelligent Resonator) AiR (Acoustic & intelligent Resonator)
Bench Adjustable Furniture Style Bench Included Not Included; you have to buy seperately.
Polyphony 256 256
Dimensions 54.2 X 16.8 X33.1 53.4 X 11.7 X 32.9
Weight 89.3 lbs 81 lbs
Appearance A Cabinet Style Digital Piano A Simple Stand
Color Black, Brown Black
Pedal Color Gold (Regular Piano Pedal Size) Silver (Smaller than Acoustic Piano Pedals)

I also double-checked with one of Casio Representatives that this digital piano has the exactly same as PX850 but with nicer cabinet and a bench. Here’s another account of Casio Rep that it is actually very similar piano to PX850. You can read the full thread here.

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You can also check out the full specification of both pianos from Casio’s official site. Click to see the detailed AP450’s specification and PX850 specification.

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My favorite feature of AP450 is the lid on the top. It is much like that the lid on an acoustic grand piano. This lid simulation allows the sound of digital piano to come out and help it resonate better.The lid simulation is also available on Casio’s Privia PX850.

Casio’s Celviano AP450 will be a great alternative to PX-850 and it will also be able to replace an upright acoustic piano for your needs.

For factory warranty,  Celviano AP450 and AP650 includes 5 years factory warranty.

If you’d like to find your local Celviano digital piano dealers, use the dealer locator page on Casio.

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3. Purchase standards of in-store digital piano customers.

Online shoppers take into account of blogs, purchase reviews, recommendation from environments. Shoppers on Las Vegas Music website also decide to purchase a certain model after researching different blogs and reviews while searching for the lowest price.

All shoppers do not want to buy a bad product. Also, all shoppers do not want to buy a good product at a higher price. Most shoppers want to buy good product at a lower price, so they shop around, negotiate price, and purchase after dedicating some time.

How would it work at an offline store? Not all shoppers are the same but most will go in this order…

  1. Shoppers look at the brand
  2. Shoppers look at the price
  3. Shoppers listen to the sound
  4. Shoppers feel the touch
  5. Shopper look at different accessories and functions…

These are the order that most shoppers go through, some shoppers will even pick out different products and compare them to each other.

The suitability of customers is all different in many cases. Who will use it? Where will it be used? Who is buying it?…. Would be the most basic questions to ask before narrowing down to a product.

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Some shoppers say “Do not trust the salesman; he will lead you to pianos with best margin.” This would be a wrong statement to believe and most salesmen wouldn’t sell that foolishly nowadays.

Nowadays, the online is widely used and most shoppers will research information before stepping into a store so most will not be easily enticed into making impulsive purchases.

Salesmen must know that there are many shoppers that are more expert than the  experts.

Many dealers like Las Vegas Music, will help to guide shoppers to the digital piano that fits customer’s  objectives. This is the wise way of sales, if salesman were to sell only to satisfy his or her margin  and incentives, it will cause huge side effects.

Shoppers must ask themselves questions such as, who will use it? Where will it be used? What are  functions that I need? What is the price range of pianos I am looking for? Before narrowing down  to a product. There can be different reasons such as, for the kids, for the purpose of recital and concert, or as a hobby… locations can include, homes, church, dormitories, school, outdoor activities, etc. As for the price, buyers might increase their price range after being exposed to items of higher quality. It is hard to lower one’s standard after being exposed. However, let’s not lose initial standard.

Knowledge and perception of the salesman is very important. Without knowledge it will be hard to explain the product and inability to perceive what the customer truly wants will cause dissatisfaction in shoppers and there will be bad side effects.

After hearing from most offline shoppers in store… each have different opinion what great sound is.  They might select the product depending on the sound. However, the touch and action is different between brands so customers try and feel the touch as well. Some might make the decision after experiencing different touches… most shoppers choose brand that they know the most. Even if it is a good brand, even if it is a great product, shoppers will be in doubt of hasty purchase when it comes to an unknown brand. Also, all price standards are set from online.

After the product is in congruent to what they looked for and the product is decided, price will be negotiated. Thus, we believe online shopping might be the way that is more preferred. In store, it is hard to compare prices from different stores. However, it is possible to compare different retail price without even being face to face. Plus, shopper won’t even have to carry a heavy piano all the way home when shopped online.

With prices put aside (same price levels are used by shoppers when deciding), brand is selected depending on sound performance and usual standard of purchase in-store is based on Touch > Brand > Style > Warranty > accessory service. The brand that most satisfies this is the brand that sells the most.

Las Vegas Music would like to explain what we observed as we provided digital pianos online in the past in numerical order. Please read it before you make any digital piano purchase and hope this will guide you through the purchase.

And more…. It will guide you in your purchase, will provide all our best knowledge and opinion of the employees of Las Vegas Music, offer the best suitable product based on the intentions of the customer and will not make any biased opinion by pushing or recommending a certain product.

If there are any concerns regarding Las Vegas Music, please feel free to email us (info@clvmusic.com) or call us(1-702-684-7485) and give us any opinion or advice.

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2. You MUST know this before purchasing a digital piano

Many consumers probably won’t pick out  particular brand of a digital piano and  model before buying. Most  pre-qualify  choices to 2-3 brands and even look at  different models under the umbrella before  making any buying decisions.

The weakness point of many online  shoppers is that they purchase without the  chance to physically see it.

Most times,  there might not be any nearest  dealers or  the nearest dealer might not  have a  particular model.  Local shoppers  face the  same problem in these cases…  Guitar  Center, Sam Ash aren’t specialized  in  digital  pianos so they have limits on  displaying as well. Also, if those dealers  don’t have other brand authorized  dealership then it will be even harder. Yamaha dealers will display mostly Yamaha products. Kawai dealers  will display Kawai products. It will be very hard to compare every different product. At the end, many  shoppers end up taking advice online and comparing products on Youtube as a source of decision maker.  Not saying this is a bad decision. However, there is a chance of disappointment after purchase.

Certainly, purchasing after experiencing can be better, but honestly, online purchase can earn you better  price compared to offline purchase and can simply be a comfortable purchase. Many prefer to shop online  due to these benefits.

Then, why are there expensive digital pianos and inexpensive digital pianos?

The standard is different depending on the company but prices are different mainly because of the keyboard action and the speaker power.

Some might say price of digital piano differs depending on the number of function of the piano. This statement maybe true for professional digital pianos such as arrange keyboard, synthesizers, pro-stage pianos but it is not the case in normal home digital pianos.

When cost of making an action increases or the quality of speaker power increases, the more expensive the piano will be.

Most digital piano companies have different keyboard action systems. Here is order of action quality per brand.

Yamaha — GHS < GH < GH3 < GH3X < NWX < Specialized
Roland —- Ivory G < PHA4 Standard < PHA4 Concert
Kawai —- AHA IV-F < AWA PROII < RHII < RHIII < GF
Kurzweil – LK < FATAR < FATAR WOOD
Casio —— ALL WEIGHTED SCALED

It uses actions in shown in order above… Not all, but most digital pianos will increase in price as its action used increases in quality.

One thing we must all keep in mind regarding piano keyboards… We often hear, “Heavier keys are always better keys…” or, “digital pianos always have lighter keys” These two statements are WRONG ideas to have.

Athletes practice with their lighter body with a heavy weights and weighted belts. Same analogy is that when you practice with heavy keys, you might perform better with a lighter touch at a recital or concert so pianists and professionals practice this way as many teachers claim so.

It is not recommended for anyone under the age of 10 to practice with heavy keys. It can be too much stress to the finger joints for minors… and young pianists might become drained of playing too soon if it is too vigorous physically. Usually bad keys are heavy and slow reaction which hinders from controlling the strength of the sounds.

Good keys are keys that allow you to easily express different strength of the tone… In other words it should allow you control strength of the volume freely.

Some brands of digital piano usually use same sound chip. If headphones are used instead of attached speakers, then it will result in almost same sound. Different models under same brands have different sounds when it is played with attached speakers because speaker power and speaker quality differs depending on the model.

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Here are some important specifications to observe when purchasing a digital piano :

  1. 88 weighted grade hammer action

This means the digital piano has 88 keys with heavier on lower pitched keys and gets lighter as pitches increase on keys which is similar action system as an acoustic piano. I highly recommend digital pianos like this. There are differences in quality depending on the brand, but most digital pianos have this system. Actual action moves in a way where control of velocity would be possible.

  1. Number of speaker and speak power

Multiple speakers will allow  surround-sound which will make sound  grandeur. As    for speaker power, even  if the sound chip is excellent, the  speaker must also have  excellent sound  power or it would be unusable.  (however, this would not be case if  headphones  are to be used.)

  1. Polyphony

 

 

This is the digital piano’s ability to play layered notes at the same moment. If the digital piano has 128 polyphony, then it can play 128 different notes at the same moment. Most will have 64-128-192-256. Higher the polyphony, more the complete it will sound. Most pianos will have 128 polyphony. We also believe 128 number of polyphony is good enough.

  1. Escapement

This is the click-feel that most grand pianos have on their keys. When keys are pressed slowly on grand piano, it will click and press. This type of touch isn’t available on upright pianos… This system allows the hammers to move faster when keys are clicked rapidly at multiple times. This is a system usually found on high quality digital pianos.

  1. Accompany

This is a type of a rhythm, in which background music will accompany songs played by the performer. Depending on the model and brand, these functions will have different quality… When enjoyable rhythm such as pop, latin, waltz are played, it can magnify the experience. However, these functions are only available through high quality digital pianos. The importance of these fuction will depend on the performer.

Other functions include quantity of voices, USB, and etc. Quantity of functions isn’t  always correlated with the price. However, we recommend the USB function. If USB  function is available, connection to smartphones, pads, and computers are possible  and can enhance the enjoyment. This can allow additional functions such as  composing and will make your digital piano use much better.

Lastly, there are shoppers that put huge emphasis on design and finish of the digital  piano.

The finish of the digital piano is much different compared to the acoustic piano. Polish  or white colored acoustics pianos are less expensive in the case of acoustics. However,  polishes are much more expensive when it comes to digital pianos. If there is more  design or if the finishes are big, it will be more expensive just like the acoustics…. larger pianos will usually have bigger speakers that make grandeur and realer sound. If there is one similarity between acoustic and digital pianos is that bigger piano will mean an increased price.

Las Vegas Music would like to explain what we observed as we provided digital pianos online in the past in numerical order. Please read it before you make any digital piano purchase and hope this will guide you through the purchase.

And more…. It will guide you in your purchase, will provide all our best knowledge and opinion of the employees of Las Vegas Music, offer the best suitable product based on the intentions of the customer and will not make any biased opinion by pushing or recommending a certain product.

If there are any concerns regarding Las Vegas Music, please feel free to email us (info@clvmusic.com) or call us(1-702-684-7485) and give us any opinion or advice.

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1. Acoustic vs Digital Piano

During piano purchases, this is what customers consider and are in concern of. Many customers read certain blogs, consult piano teachers, consult pianists, and even ask friends and family to make their purchasing decisions.

Owner of Las Vegas Music is actually an industry veteran who has more than 20 years of experience in acoustic piano sales. He is knowledgeable in different types of piano. With huge experience in piano technologies and piano performance, he has the kin ability to observe customer needs and is able to recommend best suitable piano for each customers.

Although we can explain endlessly about even miniscule details of the piano, we will stay brief and to the point regarding the basics for now and we will write more about the details in the future.

Acoustic and Digital piano are definitely different in sound and touch. How can the natural sound and sound from speaker be the same? However, the companies that develops digital pianos in effort to sample the best sounds from grand pianos to pursue better sound and achieve improvements.

Honestly, even different acoustic pianos of same brand and model have different tonality and color just like how each human being have unique voices. Thus, selecting the right acoustic piano is very difficult.

Also, attractiveness of sound and tonality is very subjective and can be expressed in many ways. Clear sound, thick sound, deep sound, light sound, soft sound, strong sound, and etc…. Different people prefer different sound.

This is the reason why even people with different people have different opinion on the same exact pianos.

What is YOUR favorite sound of the piano?…. If you select the piano that your teacher recommends, you are selecting your piano teacher’s favorite sound. (With you and your kids opinion omitted)

Fortunately, most digital pianos have the technology to play variety of piano tonality.

——————————————————————-Concert, Grand, Upright, Mellow, Bright, etc.

You are able to select your favorite voice to match your preference with digital pianos.

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The precision of the sound will be more accurate with digital pianos also. Of course, acoustic pianos that aren’t tuned will be much less precise than digital pianos that stay permanently consistent in sound.

On offline stores, you often hear shoppers say, “We already have an acoustic piano at home, and just to play once or twice a year we need to tune each time…” Even if the piano is unused most acoustic pianos require tuning in every 6 month. It also requires regular action adjustment, hammer voicing, and much other maintenance that come at hefty price. Hence, many musicians say, “Acoustic piano is the most difficult instrument to maintain….”

Due to these reasons, many people prefer digital piano.

Also, many pianists prefer digital piano due to nightly sessions, and environmental factors. Many schools prefer digital pianos as well.

Besides the sound, actions of digital piano are improving. If you just compare the action of upright and grand pianos, they are two different worlds.

Acoustic upright piano moves 2-3 different spring action  to cause the hammer to hit the spring, in which if the  spring comes loose, then the action becomes very  difficult. Because of this, upright pianos are not able to  make any sound even when pressed many times. Grand  pianos work in differently. The action system of grand  pianos works just like a seesaw. Action parts are heavier  than keys, so when pressed it will cause it to hammer.  Most classic pianists perform with the grand piano. When  performed on upright pianos there are limits on  expressing fast touch, different strength and every  nuance.

This is why, many students who practice on upright  piano, perform poorly on stage with a grand piano.

 

Digital pianos are built to emulate the action system of the grand piano.

Most digital pianos do use spring but the system itself is very similar. There are some digital pianos that  have    systems that are mostly same.

Is digital piano better than acoustic? Not all the time. If you can face and endure regular maintenance    procedures and costs, then you might just enjoy the uniqueness of the acoustic piano that you won’t find  from a  digital piano.

However, compared with an old acoustic piano or new mediocre acoustic pianos, digital piano might just be  a  better decision.

Shopping and purchasing decision is the right of the consumer. There is no correct answer to this question.    Your opinion is most important when deciding between acoustic vs. digital piano.

Las Vegas Music would like to explain what we observed as we provided digital pianos online in the past in numerical order. Please read it before you make any digital piano purchase and hope this will guide you through the purchase.

And more…. It will guide you in your purchase, will provide all our best knowledge and opinion of the employees of Las Vegas Music, offer the best suitable product based on the intentions of the customer and will not make any biased opinion by pushing or recommending a certain product.

If there are any concerns regarding Las Vegas Music, please feel free to email us (info@clvmusic.com) or call us (1-702-684-7485) and give us any opinion or advice.

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Kawai ES110 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Kawai has released their newest ES series piano at the NAAM Show of 2017. Several things have changed from the previous model ES100: Bluetooth, new action, lighter weight, and effect control but keeping the unique sound of Kawai. Special thing about Kawai ES110 is that the key sensor is located under the middle of the key instead of under the tip of the key. This system allows Kawai ES110 to response faster than other similar priced digital pianos. They used their Kawai 9′ grand piano and they sampled individual keys.

Kawai ES110 Sound Demo

Kawai ES110 vs ES100 Comparison

ES110 ES100
# of Voices 19 18
Action RHC (better) AHA IV-F
Weight 26 ½ lbs 33 lbs
Bluetooth Yes No
Temperament Key Yes No
Effect On/Off Yes No
    People say that there is one distinct different between ES110 and ES100, which is key action. ES110’s new RHC key action feels more natural and less springy than ES100.
    And Kawai ES110 now has 1/4″ output port when ES100 did not.
  1. Layer | With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key with Roland FP 30. You will be able to play ‘piano and string’ sound or ‘piano and organ’ sound simultaneously on one key. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.
  2. Roland FP 30 layeredSplit | You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound.
  3. Roland FP 30 splitDuet mode You can divide the keyboard into two separate pianos with the same chromatic scale. This is will become playing two of 44-keys pianos; it is fit for performance or a lesson between a student and a teacher. Transpose Function | You can easily harmonize with different instruments.duetmode

Kawai Virtual Technician

Kawai Virtual Technician

Kawai’s IOS app “Virtual Technician” allows players to connect their apple device to their piano and control parameters and settings more conveniently.

Lesson Function| Kawai ES 110 has Alfred’s Basic Piano 1/A, 1/B, and Burgmüller 25(opus 100) lesson.

Bluetooth 4.0 connection| Now players can connect their ES110 to a smart device via bluetooth

Setup Memorization| Save upto 4 sound setups you made and access it easily.

Internal Speaker| Can be turned on and off separately

Rotary Speaker for organs|

Metronome|

Recording| Kawai ES110 has 3 song/1-track recorder

Rhythm section|Kawai ES110 has 100 drum rhythms to support most of the basic plays

Touch| Responsive Hammer Compact (RHC) Weighted-Key Action

Voice| Kawai ES110 has 19 voices including E-Piano, organ, string, bass, and harpsichord

Kawai ES110 voices

Polyphony| 192

Accessories| Music rack, F-10H Damper Pedal (half pedaling supported), Music rest, AC adaptor, Owner’s Manual

Color| Unlike previous model ES100, ES110 is available is white and black. But only black is available in USA

Warranty| Kawai offers 3 years parts and labor for ES110

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Specification (Kawai Official Website)

ES110 Primary Specifications
Keyboard 88 Weighted Keys
Action Responsive Hammer Compact (RHC) Weighted-key Action
Sound Source Harmonic Imaging™ (HI), 88-key piano sampling
Internal Sounds 19 Voices
Polyphony 192 Notes
Bluetooth Bluetooth (Ver. 4.0; GATT compatible)
Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant
Keyboard Modes Dual, Split (Volume Balance Adjustable)
Internal Recorder 3 Song Recorder, approximately 15,000 notes memory
Speaker System 12 cm x 2, 7 W x 2
Dimensions 51 2/3″ (W) x 11.1/3″ (D) x 5.3/4″ (H)
Weight 26 1/2lbs.
ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATIONS

Reverb Room,Small Hall, Concert Hall
Settings Touch Curve, Voicing, Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, Fall-back Noise, Temperament, Temperament Key, Effect On/Off
Metronome 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8 (Volume/Tempo adjustable)
Rhythm 100 Drum Rhythms
Demo Songs 12 Sound Demo Songs
Lesson Function Alfred’s Basic Piano 1A /1B, Burgmüller 25 (Opus 100) lesson songs
Other Functions Transpose, Tuning, Split Balance, Dual Balance, MIDI Channel, Local Control, Transmit PGM#, Multi-timbral Mode, Speaker EQ, Speakers On/Off, Auto Power Off, Bluetooth MIDI, Startup Setting, Factory Reset
MIDI Functions Transmit MIDI Program Change, MIDI Channel, Local Control, Multi-timbral Mode, Bluetooth MIDI
Jacks MIDI (IN/OUT), LINE OUT (L/MONO), Damper (for F-10H), Headphone x 2
Included Acc. Music Rack, F-10H Damper Pedal (with half-pedal support), Music Rest, AC Adaptor, Owner’s Manual
Options ES Bag (soft case w/casters), HML-1 Stand, F-350 Pedals

Kawai Official Website

Kawai ES110 list

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Roland RD 2000 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Roland RD series came back as new RD 2000 with metal chassis that people favored more than the plastic chassis from the previous model RD 800. With Legendary RD 1000 sound players can travel back in time to feel the best authentic sound of that past time. Compatibilty with RD 800 Live Set, new feature, 2 distinct sound engines for both acoustic and electric piano sounds, new action, and USB Audio support gave more power to Roland RD 2000.

Myron McKinley from Earth, Wind & Fire playing Roland RD 2000

Roland RD 2000 PHA-50 Plastic + Wood Hybrid Keys

Roland PHA50 action

PHA-50, which is Roland’s best key action yet, is included in RD 2000. The combination of plastic and wood makes the RD 2000 look more natural, The escapement feature integrated in the PHA-50 will make players feel the action of an actual piano, because the wood parts will vibrate. It also feels natural when sliding the keys.

*Escapement –  the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the string after striking, so that the string can vibrate (TheFreeDictionary).

The hammers of grand piano are positioned horizontally and therefore get affected by gravity directly, which enables faster key recovery. Hammers of upright pianos are positioned vertically with springs (jack).

Roland FP 90 Escapement

(Picture from Piano-tuners)

Roland RD 2000 Sound Engines: V-Piano and SuperNatural Sound

V-Piano engine is the latest piano technology of Roland that simulate natural sound of acoustic piano which has unlimited polyphony.

And at the other hand, SUPER Natural engine is for electric pianos and other sounds which is compatible with RD 800 Live Set.

History of Roland RD series

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RD 1000 was made in 1986, it was the digital piano with the latest technology called “Structured Adaptive” that gave users more authentic sound. RD 1000’s COSM (Component Object Sound Modeling) modeling (Or called V-Piano) which was no full modelling back then. Some players still adhere to use RD 1000 sound. And Roland RD 2000 does have & compatible with all the previous RD-series sounds including legendary RD 1000!

Other features of Roland RD 2000

-high velocity

-vintage analog effect

-100 scene memories

-Foot pedal compatibility as mod wheel

-supports USB MIDI/USB Audio

-Roland RD 2000 has function to change option for individual keys (flat, sharp, percussive)

-Roland RD 2000 can split or layer 8 internal or 8 eternal or 8 combined sounds like a MIDI controller

-Roland RD 2000 has rotary speaker simulator for classic organ sounds.

-Roland RD 2000 has audio interface built inside which can send DAW information with internal routing options.

Reaction of People

Piano World Forums RD 2000 Link

One of the most popular piano forum communities, Piano World Forum, went viral when RD-2000 was introduced. With more functions like internal audio system, better action and design, and sophisticated controls, people say RD 2000 feels very much professional, compact and compact.

 

Roland RD 2000

Roland RD 800

Roland RD 800 vs RD 2000 Comparison

RD 800 RD 2000
Polyphony SN: 128 VP: Full, SN: 128
Key Action PHA-4 Concert PHA-50 Hybrid
Sound Engine # 1 (SN) 2 (SN, VP)
Tones 1113 Over 1100
Effects Modulation 56 types 62 types
Tremolo/Amp Simulator 5 types 6 types
Controller # Much more
Display 320 x 240 dots 256 x 80 dots
Chassis

(but same weight)

Plastic Aluminum
Power Consumption 12W 23W
USB Audio No Yes

Apps| Roland provides several helpful apps for RD 2000 (official website) for both IOS and Android now.

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They have very useful apps such as Piano Partner 2, Piano Designer, and Cube Kit

Sound| Over 1100 sounds

Touch| Roland’s latest PHA-50 wood&plastic hybrid action

Polyphony| SUPER Natural engine has 128, V-Piano engine has unlimited (full keys)

Color| Available only in Black

Warranty| 3years of parts and 2 years of labor

Owner’s Manual (not currently available)

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Specification (Roland Official Website)

KEYBOARD SECTION

Keyboard PHA-50 Keyboard: Wood and Plastic Hybrid Structure, with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel (88 keys)

SOUND GENERATOR SECTION

Sound Generator 2x Independent Sound Engines
Sound Engine1: V-Piano Technology
Sound Engine2: SuperNATURAL
SuperNATURAL Piano
SuperNATURAL (E.Piano, Clav)
Virtual Tone Wheel Organ
PCM Sound Generator

Max. Polyphony V-Piano Technology Sound Engine: Full Polyphony
SuperNATURAL Sound Engine: 128 voices

Parts 16 parts (Max 8 parts are used in the PROGRAM)

Tones 1,100 tones Over

Program 300

Scene 100

Effects Modulation FX: 4 systems, 62 types
Tremolo/Amp Simulator: 4 systems, 6 types
Reverb: 6 types
Delay: 5 types
Sympathetic Resonance (Only for SuperNATURAL Piano)
3-band Compressor
5-band Digital Equalizer

AUDIO FILE PLAYER

File Format Audio Files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)

RECORDER SECTION

File Format Audio Files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)

External Storage Device USB flash drive (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed flash memory)

OTHER

Rhythm Pattern 200 patterns

Controllers Slider x 9 (with illumination)
Knobs x 8 (with illumination)
Pitch Bend/Modulation lever
Modulation Wheel x 2

DisplayGraphic LCD 256 x 80 dots

ConnectorsMAIN OUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
MAIN OUT (L, R) jacks: XLR type
SUB OUT (L, R) jacks:1/4-inch phone type
NPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
Pedal (DAMPER, FC1, FC2, EXT) jacks: TRS phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT1, THRU/OUT2) connectors
USB (COMPUTER) port: USB type B
USB (MEMORY) port: USB type A
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
AC In jack

Number of USB Audio Record/Playback Channels Signal Processing: 24-bit
Sampling Rate: 192 kHz, 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
Record: 2 channels
Playback: 2 channels

Power Consumption 23 W

Accessories Owner’s manual
Power cord
Damper pedal (capable of continuous detection)

Options Keyboard stand: KS-G8B
Piano pedal: RPU-3
Damper pedal: DP-10
Pedal switch: DP-2
Expression pedal: EV-5
USB Flash Memory

SIZE AND WEIGHT

Width 1,412 mm 55-5/8 inches

Depth 367 mm 14-1/2 inches

Height 140 mm 5-9/16 inches

Weight 21.7 kg 47 lbs 14 oz
* Actual weight can vary slightly from that indicated due to the fact that wooden parts are involved.

Roland RD 2000 manual

Roland RD 2000 list

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Roland DP603 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Roland DP603 polished ebony

Looking for a  mid-ranged price slim & modern furniture-style piano? Here, we are proud to introduce to you the Roland DP603 with the latest piano technology. This piano is perfect for both beginner and advanced players, and for both home and church. The DP603 has very similar specifications to the Roland HP603, but Roland released it with a much cheaper price. Unlike other companies, Roland has implemented the best and latest features in the mid-price ranged pianos like the DP603. The DP603 has bluetooth 4.0, the latest PHA-50 hybrid action, escapement, strong speakers, 3D ambience, power consumption efficiency, and unlimited polyphony.

Here, listen to the mellow sound of Roland Dp603.

Roland DP603 PHA-50 Plastic + Wood Hybrid Keys

Roland PHA50 action

PHA-50, which is Roland’s best key action yet, is included in DP603. The combination of plastic and wood makes the DP603 look more natural, The escapement feature integrated in the PHA-50 will make players feel the action of an actual piano, because the wood parts will vibrate. It also feels natural when sliding the keys.

*Escapement –  the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the string after striking, so that the string can vibrate (TheFreeDictionary).

The hammers of grand piano are positioned horizontally and therefore get affected by gravity directly, which enables faster key recovery. Hammers of upright pianos are positioned vertically with springs (jack).

Roland FP 90 Escapement

(Picture from Piano-tuners)

Roland DP603 Pedals

Grand pianos have 3 pedals:                                                                                                    -Damper (sustain) – located on the right, takes damper off the keys to make sound to resonate.

-Una Corda (soft) – located on the left, changes the volume of tone and timbre of sound.

-Sostenuto – located on the middle, sustain selected note(s) while other notes are not sustained.

And most upright pianos do not have Una Corda and Sostenuto pedals, they have half blow pedal and practice pedal instead:

-Half blow – This pedal is similar function as Una Corda but it is mechanically different because instead of hammers move aside to hit less string, hammers go closer to the strings.

-practice (muffler, mute) – This is completely different than Sostenuto pedal because this pedal just places a felt-fabric curtain between the hammers and string to make smaller sound.

Roland DP603’s 3 pedals are grand piano’s pedals.

Roland DP603 Physical Modeling vs. Ordinary Sampling

Instead of recording each key with different velocity (sampling), Roland came up with a computerized algorithm to produce the natural sound of piano called “physical-modelling”. This means that players are able to express even intricate details with the DP603. It can simulate the different resonances from different piano voices since they all have different materials and design.

Roland DP603 3D Ambience

When playing alone with headphones, the 3D ambience function will make players feel like the sound of the piano is resonating all around them, as if they are playing piano at a studio or concert hall.

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On board lesson function| Roland DP603 has over 300 songs in the system for players to listen, repeat (loop), and master.

Bluetooth| Roland DP603 supports bluetooth 4.0. It can be connected to multiple devices (supports Android, Windows, and IOS) for music applications (ex. GarageBand). And it has a bluetooth recognition function, which means, you can connect the piano to an apple device, and have the device to turn the sheet music automatically for you.

Apps| Roland provides several helpful apps for the DP603 (official website)

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They have very useful apps such as Piano Partner 2, Piano Designer, and Cube Kit

Metronome|

Recording|  The internal memory of the Roland DP603 can record about 70,000 notes

MIDI| The Roland DP603 can play back MIDI files that have maximum of 16 instruments in 1 song file.

Sound| The Roland DP603 has 307 voices. The main piano sound is a modelling of the Steinway grand piano.

-4 pianos, 10 E-Pianos, 12 organs, 17 Strings, 10 Others (harpsichord)

And players can adjust tone, reverb, transpose, etcetera. Plus, players can save their current custom to one of 1/25 custom setting memories.

Touch| The Roland DP603 has PHA-50 hybrid action. It can control the key touch sensitivity.

Output/Input| The Roland DP603 has strong 30W x 2 speakers + unlimited polyphony for piano sound, and 384 polyphony for others.

Roland DP603 input_output

On the front side of the Roland DP603, there are:

  1. 2 of 1/8″ audio-out jacks
  2. 2 of 1/4″ audio-out jacks
  3. stereo mini input jack for using the piano as speakers for mp3 files
  4. USB output & flash drive input

At the back, there are:

  1. Computer USB, Memory port
  2. 1/8″ input
  3. L/Mono & R outputs
  4. 1/8″ phone, 1/4″ phone port

Price|

  1. satin black: $1999
  2. polished black or white: $2799

Color| The Roland DP603 is available in black, polished ebony, and polished white.

Warranty| Roland offers 5 years of parts + 2 years of labor warranty for DP603.

Owner’s Manual

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Specifications (Roland Official Website)

SOUND GENERATOR

Piano Sound: SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling

Max. Polyphony Piano: Limitless (solo playing using ‘Piano’ category tones)
Other: 384

Tones 307 Tones

KEYBOARD

Keyboard PHA-50 Keyboard: Wood and Plastic Hybrid Structure, with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel (88 keys)

PEDALS

Pedals:

Damper (capable of continuous detection)
Soft (capable of continuous detection)
Sostenuto (function assignable)

SPEAKER SYSTEM

Speakers 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) x 2

Rated Power Output 30 W x 2

Volume Level (SPL)108 dB (This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland’s technical standard.)

HEADPHONES

Headphones Effect: Headphones 3D Ambience

TUNING, VOICING
Touch Sensitivity Key Touch: 100 types, fixed touch

Master Tuning 415.3–466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)

Temperament 10 types (Equal, Just Major, Just Minor, Pythagorean, Kirnberger I, Kirnberger II, Kirnberger III, Meantone, Werckmeister, Arabic), selectable temperament keyEffectsAmbience, BrilliancePiano DesignerLid
Key Off Noise
Hammer Noise
Duplex Scale
Full Scale String Resonance
Damper Resonance
Key Off Resonance
Cabinet Resonance
Soundboard Type
Damper Noise
Single Note Tuning
Single Note Volume
Single Note Character

INTERNAL SONGS

US: Total 363 songs

Other: Total 353 songs

DATA PLAYBACK

Playback Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, require USB Flash Memory)

RECORDER

Recording Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 3 parts, Approx. 70,000 notes memory)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, require USB Flash Memory)

BLUETOOTH

Audio Bluetooth Ver 3.0 (Supports SCMS-T content protection)
MIDI, Turning music sheet: Bluetooth Ver 4.0

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Other Functions:

Metronome (adjustable Tempo/Beat/Down beat/Pattern/Volume/Tone)
Registration
TwinPiano (with Individual Mode)
Transpose (in semitones)
Speaker volume and Headphones volume automatically select function
Volume limit function
Panel Lock
Auto Off

OTHER

Display Graphic LCD 132 x 32 dots

Connectors DC In jack
Input jacks: Stereo miniature phone type
Output (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
USB Computer port: USB B type
USB Memory port: USB A type
Phones jack x 2: Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone type

Power Supply AC Adaptor

Power Consumption: 9 W

Accessories:

Owner’s Manual
Leaflet “Stand Assembly”
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
Roland Classical Piano Masterpieces
Roland Piano Arrange Collections “Let’s Enjoy Piano”
AC Adaptor
Power Cord
Stabilizer
Headphone Hook
Cord Clamps

Option (sold separately)Headphones
USB Flash Memory (*1)
*1 Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.

SIZE AND WEIGHT (INCLUDING PIANO STAND, WITH LID CLOSE)

Width 1,398 mm 55-1/16 inches

Depth 311 mm 12-1/4 inches

Height 783 mm 30-13/16 inches

Weight (including Piano stand):

DP603-CB: 45.9 kg, 101 lbs 7 oz
DP603-PE: 47.0 kg, 103 lbs 22 oz
DP603-PW: 47.8 kg, 105 lbs 13 oz

SIZE AND WEIGHT (INCLUDING PIANO STAND, WITH LID OPEN)

Width 1,398 mm 55-1/16 inches

Depth 377 mm 14-13/16 inches

Height 975 mm 38-3/8 inches
* Measurements include stabilizer components attached.Weight (including Piano stand)

DP603-CB: 45.9 kg, 101 lbs 7 oz
DP603-PE: 47.0 kg, 103 lbs 22 oz
DP603-PW: 47.8 kg, 105 lbs 13 oz

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Roland DP603

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Yamaha MOXF Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Yamaha MOXF

Yamaha MOXF8

**(This review is based on Yamaha MOXF8 and is simplified)

Yamaha MOXF series is affordable synthesizer workstation lineage of Motif XF. It has sound quality and other technologies of MOTIF XF in it. MOXF has sufficient data (740mb of wave ROM, 3977 wave-forms) MIDI keyboard controller, DAW and VST control, internal USB audio and MIDI interfacing, onboard sequencing, and DAW/VST softwares. Sounds are pristine and controls are intuitive. Yamaha MOXF has 2 stereos output so user can export the music data separately (ex. piano & mic). This is the flagship synthesizer + workstation in this price range. Yamaha MOXF has more effects than last series MOX, and it has flash board slot.

Basic Introduction video of Yamaha MOXF

Yamaha MOXF Sound Demo

Yamaha MOXF Features

Yamaha Motif XF Sound Quality

Yamaha MOXF has MOTIF XF sound quality which has basically all the instrument sounds you can think of plus vintage and synthesizer sounds.

Yamaha MOXF has two of Yamaha’s best grand pianos CFIIIS and S6 which can satisfy any player.

– VCM effects

Yamaha MOXF Virtual Circuitry Modeling

Yamaha’s VCM technology demonstration with MOTIF XF

Yamaha physically modelled the analog mixers of 1970s’ and 1980s’, and installed it in MOXF, it can even simulate the physical rotary speaker as well.

Flash memory expandability

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Yamaha MOXF is compatible with the sound content developed for the MOTIF XF and MOX. User can install either 512MB or 1024MB Flash Memorory that can save customized samples, it can approximately add about 2000 more wave-forms.

Performance mode to enhance your creativity

Yamaha MOXF Performance Mode

Yamaha MOXF allows players to combine up to 4 voices or arpeggios into one MIDI channel, so you can use other MIDI channels for extra sounds like drum and bass. Yamaha MOXF has 256 of preset performances that can support variety of music styles. Yamaha MOXF has 2000 drum arpeggios, 1300 for bass, and 1200 for guitar.

– Built-in sequencer to give shape to your inspiration

Yamaha MOXF offers strong built-in sequencer for music production without needing a computer, and real-time record function (step recording + copy function)

 

Advanced computer integration makes the MOXF the center of your music production studio

Yamaha Music Production

01 A complete suite of bundled software

Yamaha MOXF comes with few music production softwares like Editor, Remote Editor, Virtual analog synthesizer, and piano. All these softwares facilitate working with music production.

When MOXF is connected to computer, the piano works as audio interface. So when used with Cubase AI, you don’t need additional tool or software for recording system.

02 A single USB cable for both Audio and MIDI connections

Yamaha MOXF allows players to transmit both audio and MIDI file with 1 usb connection. It has 2 additional audio inputs to record other instruments to your computer as well. Since it is compatible with DAWs, analog input can be transferred to a software directly.

03 Music production with Cubase AI 7

***(descriptions below are directly from Yamaha)

Cubase AI 7

Cubase AI 7 is a version of Steinberg’s DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software made specifically to integrate with Yamaha music production synthesizers. Because the MOXF features both a MIDI and an audio interface you can record up to 32 audio and 48 MIDI tracks. You can even connect an analog mixer, microphone or guitar to the analog inputs, you can record any instrument to your computer via the MOXF. With built-in effects and the ability to control up to 16 VST instruments, Cubase AI lets you perform the complete computer music production process, including notation, scoring, and automated mixing.

04 Controlling DAW software

Yamaha MOXF has a special remote mode for controlling DAW software that allows you to use the buttons on its panel to open and close software windows, add instrument tracks and select VST instruments. The AI knob can be used as a jog wheel or set so that any parameter you mouse over in Cubase can be controlled automatically. You can also use the MOXF to control other popular DAW packages.

05 Steinberg Prologue VSTi

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Prologue is a wonderfully rich-sounding virtual analog synthesizer that will become an indispensable part of your VSTi arsenal. Prologue’s textural range includes lush, detailed pads and bright, acerbic leads and everything in between. Prologue’ s intuitive user interface provides full editing capabilities with access to its three oscillators, powerful multi-mode filter, four envelopes, two LFOs, a powerful modulation matrix, and onboard effects. And because Prologue is polyphonic with up to 128 voices, you’ll (probably) never run out of creative space.

06 YC-3B Tone Wheel Organ VST

YC-3B is a VST Instrument that reproduces the classic sound of tone wheel organs. It offers 64 different preset sound programs that you can also use to create your own original sounds, which you can then save as VST presets.

Playability and Usability

Yamaha MOXF playability and usability

– Easy operation and comprehensive controls

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Yamaha MOXF has simple and intuitive design for Motif players so they can change settings as quickly as possible.

 

Touch| MOXF6 has semi-weighted action, MOXF8 has GHS

Voice| Yamaha MOXF has 1152 instrument voices, and 72 drum voices.

-9′ Full concert grand piano, s6 natrual grand piano, power grand piano for accompaniment with band, jazz piano, old pianos like S700 XS, and other rodes.

Assignable Functions buttons| In Yamaha MOXF, 8 oscillators can be used to change the behavior of one voice (ex. changing velocity, sliding, and adding octave, harmonics to guitar sound).

String| For strings, with assignable function buttons, players can adjust the frequency of vibrato, long or short bowing, holding the codes, and pizzicato.

Color| Yamaha MOXF is available in only one color

Warranty| Yamaha offers 1 year of parts and labor warranty for MOXF

 

Specs (Yamaha Official Website)(Specs of MOXF6)

Keyboards

MOXF8 88 keys, GHS keyboard (Initial Touch)

Tone generator

Tone Generator AWM2, with Expanded Articulation
Maximum Polyphony 128 notes
Multi Timbral Capacity 16 parts (Internal), A/D input part
Wave 741MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format), 3,977 waveforms
Voices Preset: 1,152 Normal Voices + 72 Drum Kits, GM: 128 Normal Voices + 1 Drum Kit, User: 384 Normal Voices + 32 Drum Kits
Performance User: 256 (up to 4 parts)
Filter 18 types
Effects Reverb x 9 types, Chorus x 22 types, Insertion (A, B) x 54 types x 8 parts, Vocoder x 1 (uses both Insertion Effect A and B blocks), Master Effect x 9 types, Master EQ (5 bands), Part EQ (3 bands, stereo)

Sequencer

Note Capacity Approx. 226,000 notes
Note Resolution 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
Maximum Polyphony 124 notes
Tempo (BPM) 5 – 300
Song recording type Real time replace, Real time overdub (with the exception of the Pattern Chain), Real time punch in/out (Song only), Step (with the exception of the Pattern Chain)
Song tracks Song: 16 sequence Tracks (Loop on/off can be set for each Track), Tempo Track, Scene Track , Pattern: 16 Phrase Tracks , Pattern Chain: Pattern Track, Tempo Track, Scene Track
Songs 64 Songs, Mixing Voices: 16 Voices per Song/Pattern (up to 256 Voices) , Mixing Templates: 32 for all Songs and Patterns
Patterns 64 Patterns (x 16 sections), Measures: 256 maximum
Phrases User Phrases: 256 per Pattern
Arpeggio Preset: 7,981 types, User: 256 types (MIDI Sync, MIDI transmit/receive channel, Velocity Limit, and Note Limit can be set. 4 Arpeggio parts can be played simultaneously.)
Scene Memory 6 per Song
Sequence formats Original format, SMF format 0, 1 (Format 1 load only)

Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 1,320mm (52″)
Height 168mm (6.6″)
Depth 405mm (16″)
Weight Weight 14.9 kg (32.8 lbs.)

Other

Master User:128 (Each master includes Master keyboard settings with 4 Zones, Assignable Knob settings, Program Change table.)
Sequence Software compatible with the Remote Control function For Windows®: Cubase 7 series, SONAR X2, For Mac®: Cubase 7 series, Logic Pro 9, Digital Performer 7 (Functions to be controlled differ depending on the software.)
Controllers Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Assignable Knob x 8, [DATA] dial x 1, Assignable Function buttons x 2
Display 240 x 64 dot, backlit LCD
Connectors OUTPUT [L/MONO]/[R] (standard phone jack), A/D INPUT [L]/[R] (standard phone jack), [PHONES] (standard stereo phone jack), [FOOT CONTROLLER], FOOT SWITCH [ASSIGNABLE]/[SUSTAIN], MIDI [IN]/[OUT]/[THRU], USB [TO HOST]/[TO DEVICE], DC IN
Power Supply 13W
Accessories AC adaptor (PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha), USB cable, Owner’s Manual, Online Manual CD-ROM x 1 (containing Reference Manual, Synthesizer Parameter Manual, and Data List), CUBASE AI DOWNLOAD INFORMATION