Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Page 5 of 12 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 11 12 >
Topic Options
#1514123 - 09/13/10 03:47 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: spanishbuddha]
bluebilly Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/19/10
Posts: 433
Loc: England
Originally Posted By: spanishbuddha
Originally Posted By: bluebilly
-
After much trying and listening I've presently settled for the following settings: Piano = 1/3 (Mellow), Reverb = Stage, the rest of the settings I've left at makers default. I'm still amazed at how great this piano sounds, it makes me want to keep playing so my playing is improving rapidly.
-


My two favourites are Piano 1-2 Mellow Grand and Piano 2-2 Studio Grand2. Sometimes the Mellow is too mellow for the piece and the Studio is too 'sharp' (not sure of the adjective to use, maybe also 'attack') for the piece; then there is the fun of layering them on top of each other and varying the degree of mellow or sharpness that comes through. Sorry for the poor descriptions, you can tell I don't have a musical background and the ageing ears aren't too clear any more either. But as bluebilly says this is a great DP and the sounds and music it can make are fantastic.

Edit to add I've just discovered you can save the selected layering of sounds. That's really good.

spanishbudda, I haven't sat and studied the users instructions too much yet, I've been busy playing, but where do I look to discover how to layer sounds?
-

Top
(ads) Sweetwater / Roland
Yamaha Keyboards for Performance and Composition

Click Here


#1514277 - 09/13/10 11:53 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
spanishbuddha Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 2359
Loc: UK
bluebilly, it's deceptively easy, to get started just hold down two voice buttons at the same time and release, and they should both be selected (light on). The balance slider then affects the proportion or weighting of each voice coming through. Slightly trickier to then scroll through the different sub-voices (like piano 1-2-3-4, etc) but subsequent clicks of the button (whilst holding down the other one you want to remain) scrolls through it. Sounds tricky but 30 seconds fiddling and you should get it.


Edited by spanishbuddha (09/13/10 11:53 AM)

Top
#1514937 - 09/14/10 01:30 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: spanishbuddha]
Amajor Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 2


Here's my new sweetheart CN-33, just got it pre-assembled last weekend and haven't slept since then.

Thank you everybody on this forum for providing insightful advice and opinions! They helped enormously when I was comparing the digital pianos and trying to choose the right one for me. And I'm sure I made the right choice!

I could never have guessed though that this strict piano-purist would one day turn into a happy owner of a great DP. Life is surprising. wink

Top
#1514953 - 09/14/10 01:45 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
spanishbuddha Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 2359
Loc: UK
Way to go Amajor! Congratulations. Stay in touch too.

Top
#1514995 - 09/14/10 02:33 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: spanishbuddha]
bluebilly Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/19/10
Posts: 433
Loc: England
Originally Posted By: spanishbuddha
bluebilly, it's deceptively easy, to get started just hold down two voice buttons at the same time and release, and they should both be selected (light on). The balance slider then affects the proportion or weighting of each voice coming through. Slightly trickier to then scroll through the different sub-voices (like piano 1-2-3-4, etc) but subsequent clicks of the button (whilst holding down the other one you want to remain) scrolls through it. Sounds tricky but 30 seconds fiddling and you should get it.

Thanks spanishbudda, I found it on page 13 of the owners manual "Dual Mode".
-

Top
#1515133 - 09/14/10 05:13 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
Kawai James Online   content
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 9163
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Congrats on your new DP Amajor - it looks really great!

Which headphones are you using there, by the way?

Cheers,
James
x
_________________________
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

Top
#1515136 - 09/14/10 05:16 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
Daniela Danesi Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/06/10
Posts: 18
Loc: Italy
Hi Amajor:-)
I'm glad to hear you like your new DP. I really thimk you got the right choise to buy it.
I'm also very happy about my cn 33.
Greetings
_________________________
carpe diem

Top
#1515741 - 09/15/10 11:45 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
hiremathsc Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/15/10
Posts: 11
Loc: Reading, UK
Hello,
From past one month or so I've been visiting this forum and watching all sort of advice, interest and suggestion about various brands and models of pianos.
A huge thank you for all you guys for providing valuable suggestion and sharing your experience.

Coming to myself & my experience:
I am total newbie and wanted to buy piano for my daughter who is in grade two and has passion about music and very much interested to go up to grade 8 ?!.
However, I myself very keen to learn piano and to start learning musical instrument hence had to do lot of research and experiment to buy reasonably good piano under by budget.

To start with I had short listed Yamaha only models CLP320 and CLP330. Went to shop along with my daughter to test. Liked both of them very much and he introduced me to CLP340. Decided to buy that one. Came back home to do final research and check reviews about Yamaha CLP340. Everything went positive but stumbled upon this website and forum. Made me to think about Kawai.
Went back to showroom and sat with Kawai models CN32, CN42. Loved it, simply loved it. CN42 was the winner in all respect. Did search this forum found some very good suggestions and experience about these models.Also got introduced to CN33 hurray!. Spent lot of time is reading all your suggestions finally got hooked onto CN33 and guess what order one from Thomman Cyberstore. Got delivered and assembled with the help of friend.
OH! God, believe me just loving it!, I am newbie No clue about Major, Minor but listening to my daughter playing is absolute delight! Sound is good, keyboard touch is excellent, able to connect to Mac and play few things. I have nothing but positive comments about this little DP piano. Got myself Alfred's Adult piano book and started seriously learning piano.

Enough of my rambling. I want to upload picture of my CN33 DP but not sure how to. I will learn little about it and will try and upload ASAP.

Once again thank you all very much for your help, suggestions and advice in this forum are very valuable and is much appreciated.

I will keep visiting and sharing my experience with kawai CN33 in this forum.

with Best Regards
Sanjeev Hiremath

Top
#1515756 - 09/15/10 12:01 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
spanishbuddha Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 2359
Loc: UK
Welcome to the forums Sanjeev.

Also glad we were all able to help you choose the Kawai CN33, and you and your daughter like it so much. It is an excellent DP in its class. I look forward to seeing a photo sometime, as I'm sure the rest of us do.

Top
#1515903 - 09/15/10 03:47 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: hiremathsc]
dewster Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/07/09
Posts: 4345
Loc: Northern NJ
Originally Posted By: hiremathsc
I want to upload picture of my CN33 DP but not sure how to. I will learn little about it and will try and upload ASAP.

Use this link to upload your picture(s):

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/fileuploader2.html

You'll get an email for each one with a link to it, which you can paste into your post here.
_________________________
The DPBSD Project!
THE RD-700NX Thread!
DPs Exposed! (nekid pichures!)

Top
#1516161 - 09/15/10 09:20 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: dewster]
Amajor Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 2
James, I knew nothing about headphones before but I read online that Sennheisers would be a good choice. Many people seemed to be happy even with the basic HD201 model so I ordered those (just under $20 from Amazon). Luckily it was a good choice not only for the wallet but for the ears too.

It might be that I'll upgrade the headphones at some point but at least now I'm quite satisfied.

Top
#1516379 - 09/16/10 06:49 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: hiremathsc]
Kawai James Online   content
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 9163
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Hello Sanjeev, welcome to the forum, and congratulations on your new piano.

Thank you for sharing your experiences of searching for a new DP too. I shall look forwarding to seeing a photo of the CN33 in your home shortly. wink

Cheers,
James
x
_________________________
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

Top
#1516384 - 09/16/10 07:12 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Kawai James]
hiremathsc Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/15/10
Posts: 11
Loc: Reading, UK
Hi All,
Below are the pictures of my sweet kawai CN33.





Special thanks to people who is maintaining this forum and to members "kawai James" "spanishbuddha", "bluebilly" for there valuable suggestions, advices and guidance in deciding to buy this DP.

Regards
Sanjeev Hiremath

Top
#1516387 - 09/16/10 07:16 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
Kawai James Online   content
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 9163
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Great pics Sanjeev - lovely depth of field on the second to last shot too. wink

Cheers,
James
x
_________________________
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

Top
#1516651 - 09/16/10 02:55 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: hiremathsc]
spanishbuddha Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 2359
Loc: UK
Wow great photo's Sanjeev. James should hire you too, along with Mawima, for the Kawai brochures. smile

Top
#1562892 - 11/23/10 11:32 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
cunparis Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/25/09
Posts: 104
Loc: Paris, France
I just found this thread and I'm happy to see some CN-33 owners. I'm debating between the Yamaha CLP-340 & the CN-33. I played both for an hour in the store, switching back and forth many times. Here's what I noticed:

The kawai's action seemed better to me. More resistance going down and the keys don't thump up so hard. on the yamaha they snap up so fast it bounces up & down. i thought the yamaha was very "thumpy". I'm a beginner on piano but I've been playing a real upright for 6 months now so I'm not used to DP keys.

Now I had two issues, and this may just be me.

First - I found it difficult to play middle volume. I could play soft or loud but it was hard to get in between while playing. Several times I'd hit a note too hard and it'd be too loud. Perhaps this is adjustable? The salesman didn't know anything about it really. I heard someone saying it has a touch. I think I should read the owner's manual and go back there. On the yamaha I didn't notice this issue. Maybe I just need to get used to the CN-33?

Second - CN-33 sounded more like a real piano to me but the attack seemed pretty hard & aggressive. Not sure how else to describe it. Can this be adjusted too? I tried some of the other variations of the piano but didn't have time to continue investigating this. The demo sounds beautiful. I wonder if it was recorded on the CN-33 or if it's a MIDI from another instrument they play?

These are the only two "issues" I had (and didn't notice on the Yamaha). Otherwise I prefer the CN-33.

Top
#1563047 - 11/23/10 05:35 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
spanishbuddha Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 2359
Loc: UK
See the other thread where there are some replies.

Top
#1573986 - 12/10/10 12:28 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: hiremathsc]
YukiPianist Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/10/10
Posts: 6
Hi all, and sorry for my bad english blush (i'm french). I would like buy this DP but I want it in the same color of hiremathsc (the photos are in the quote). Is it in "Premium Rosewood"? So is it the "Kawai CN33 R"? Please help me !

Thanks smile

Originally Posted By: hiremathsc
Hi All,
Below are the pictures of my sweet kawai CN33.





Special thanks to people who is maintaining this forum and to members "kawai James" "spanishbuddha", "bluebilly" for there valuable suggestions, advices and guidance in deciding to buy this DP.

Regards
Sanjeev Hiremath

Top
#1574100 - 12/10/10 03:17 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: YukiPianist]
spanishbuddha Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 2359
Loc: UK
Originally Posted By: YukiPianist
Hi all, and sorry for my bad english blush (i'm french). I would like buy this DP but I want it in the same color of hiremathsc (the photos are in the quote). Is it in "Premium Rosewood"? So is it the "Kawai CN33 R"? Please help me !

Thanks smile


That looks like the Rosewood finish AFAICT from the photo. The finish is often designated on an order number by a suffix to the model, such as CN33 R for Rosewood, or M for Mahogonay or SB for Satin Black,

Top
#1574101 - 12/10/10 03:19 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
YukiPianist Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/10/10
Posts: 6
Yes but is because in the picture :
http://www.thomann.de/gb/kawai_cn_33_r_set.htm

it's more light brown than rosewood.


Edited by YukiPianist (12/10/10 03:24 PM)

Top
#1574114 - 12/10/10 03:35 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: YukiPianist]
spanishbuddha Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 2359
Loc: UK
Originally Posted By: YukiPianist
Yes but is because in the picture :
http://www.thomann.de/gb/kawai_cn_33_r_set.htm

it's more light brown than rosewood.


I think that's more like dark brown smile But the lightish tinge I suspect is the lighting.

Maybe a phone call to Thomann?

Top
#1574124 - 12/10/10 03:54 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
YukiPianist Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/10/10
Posts: 6
Yes, but in France it is 10:00 PM, so customer service is closed...

But, I seen your photos, spanisbuddha, and I want the Kawai CN33 in the same color that you. What model have you got?

Top
#1574139 - 12/10/10 04:13 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
cunparis Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/25/09
Posts: 104
Loc: Paris, France
I'm debating between black & rosewood. It looks like people in this thread chose rosewood. Any reason you all didn't like black?

I've seen the black in the store and it looks a little "dull". So I'm leaning towards rosewood. I saw both and the rosewood looked a bit nicer IMHO. More like wood while the black looked like plastic.

Top
#1574144 - 12/10/10 04:19 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
spanishbuddha Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 2359
Loc: UK
Yes I have rosewood.

I considered either the black or the rosewood. The black looked, ahem, cheaper than the rosewood, and I was advised by my interior designer wink that rosewood would fit better in our living room.

Top
#1574150 - 12/10/10 04:22 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: YukiPianist]
jhaible Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 31
Loc: Nuernberg


My white (!) CN-33 has been delivered today, by Musik Klier in Nuernberg.

It did *not* get lost in the snow, although we had heaps of snow like never before in the night, and we were all struggling to free our cars from under the snow in the morning!

JH.

Top
#1574162 - 12/10/10 04:33 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: spanishbuddha]
YukiPianist Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/10/10
Posts: 6
Thanks to you spanishbuddha, I've buy the Kawai CN33 now. laugh

Top
#1574210 - 12/10/10 05:46 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: jhaible]
spanishbuddha Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 2359
Loc: UK
Originally Posted By: jhaible

My white (!) CN-33 has been delivered today, by Musik Klier in Nuernberg.



Thanks for sharing. Looks quite distinctive, and suits the lighter colours of your room.

I see you have a mat/rug under it. Is that to protect the wood or influence the tone?

Top
#1574213 - 12/10/10 05:49 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: YukiPianist]
spanishbuddha Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 2359
Loc: UK
Originally Posted By: YukiPianist
Thanks to you spanishbuddha, I've buy the Kawai CN33 now. laugh


Congrats YukiPianist. I hope you enjoy it.

Have you played it in a store? Just curious about the reasons for your (excellent) choice.

Top
#1574225 - 12/10/10 06:01 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: spanishbuddha]
jhaible Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 31
Loc: Nuernberg
Originally Posted By: spanishbuddha
Originally Posted By: jhaible

My white (!) CN-33 has been delivered today, by Musik Klier in Nuernberg.



Thanks for sharing. Looks quite distinctive, and suits the lighter colours of your room.

I see you have a mat/rug under it. Is that to protect the wood or influence the tone?


It's to move it around without damaging anything, until it has its final place.

JH.

Top
#1574229 - 12/10/10 06:06 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
Kawai James Online   content
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 9163
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
jhaible, congratulations on receiving your white CN33, and thank you for posting the nice photograph. wink

I hope your new piano brings you many years of enjoyment.

Cheers,
James
x
_________________________
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

Top
Page 5 of 12 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 11 12 >

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
ad (Casio)
Celviano by Casio Rebate
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Just Checked out a Richmond Studio upright
by Paul678
21 minutes 51 seconds ago
Piece ID
by IstvánE
Yesterday at 10:14 PM
Pre purchase inspection
by mellie62
Yesterday at 10:00 PM
Do Parents want to hear the truth anymore?
by chasingrainbows
Yesterday at 09:28 PM
DEBUSSY- 'The terrace for moonlit audiences'
by Hal Freedman
Yesterday at 07:49 PM
Who's Online
65 registered (Ben_NZ, billpst, beeboss, accordeur, barbaram, AliAlkhiro, 11 invisible), 951 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76281 Members
42 Forums
157682 Topics
2316091 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission