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#1249615 - 08/15/09 03:24 AM Practice Keyboard for airline travel
plumpfingers Offline
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Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 160
Loc: Northern California
Is there such a thing as a digital travel keyboard that is light enough to carry on an airplane? It would be great to be able to practice a bit when traveling even if the sound is only through headphones.

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#1249643 - 08/15/09 08:28 AM Re: Practice Keyboard for airline travel [Re: plumpfingers]
The_Linux_Crew Offline
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Registered: 08/08/09
Posts: 53


Edited by The_Linux_Crew (08/15/09 08:28 AM)

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#1249702 - 08/15/09 10:32 AM Re: Practice Keyboard for airline travel [Re: The_Linux_Crew]
plumpfingers Offline
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Thanks very much Linux Crew.

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#1249756 - 08/15/09 11:54 AM Re: Practice Keyboard for airline travel [Re: plumpfingers]
Bob M Offline
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Registered: 01/02/09
Posts: 208
Loc: North Carolina
plumpfingers,

the M-audio KeyStudio 49i works for me. It was the only 37" wide controller with a single built-in piano voice. "Synth" key action however, which is annoying, compared to my other instruments. I need carry only the keystudio, headphones, and a 9 volt power supply.
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#1249761 - 08/15/09 12:05 PM Re: Practice Keyboard for airline travel [Re: Bob M]
Gyro Offline
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Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 4533
People laugh contemptuously at
those roll-out pianos on a plastic
sheet, but I actually tried one
and found it to be not a joke
at all. You could actually do
some playing on this. And
as for portability, it's unbeatable,
since you can carry it in your
pocket. I saw it once advertised
on late-night tv as an introductory
piano learning system, and I
can see why. A beginner
could actually learn to play on
this.

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#1249774 - 08/15/09 12:24 PM Re: Practice Keyboard for airline travel [Re: Gyro]
Geoffk Offline
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Registered: 11/11/08
Posts: 757
Loc: Tokyo, Japan
You must have played a different roll-up than I did. The one that I played was monophonic and needed a huge press to make any sound at all. It was like playing a rubber bathmat, only worse. I could only play with one finger, at glacial speed. And it sounded awful to boot.

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#1249834 - 08/15/09 02:23 PM Re: Practice Keyboard for airline travel [Re: Geoffk]
theJourney Offline
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Registered: 02/22/07
Posts: 3946
Loc: Banned
Originally Posted By: Geoffk
You must have played a different roll-up than I did. The one that I played was monophonic and needed a huge press to make any sound at all. It was like playing a rubber bathmat, only worse. I could only play with one finger, at glacial speed. And it sounded awful to boot.

You are being too kind. These rollup toys are completely worthless to a pianist.

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#1249918 - 08/15/09 05:48 PM Re: Practice Keyboard for airline travel [Re: theJourney]
Johan B Offline
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Registered: 04/13/07
Posts: 922
Loc: The Netherlands, Grootegast-Gr...
I only can see it as a 'joke'..........

Nice like a joke...but.....seriously ......toy....worthless for real pianowork....

grin ha eek ha laugh

JB
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