i don't know why people drag this old thread out again, while they could just post a new one.
but anyway, i suddenly got an idea (after reading the last 2 posts), that DP makers can actually build a DP with an integrated case where the bottom part is a part of keyboard body and top part is a cover which can be removed when playing. if such a DP is built, then all you have to do is to put the top case on and take the whole thing (which is a flight case) for travel.
i think this is a good idea, and you just need a DP but not an extra case for travel.
Yes, that is a very good idea, one that I have also had in mind these past several years. Since neither Yamaha nor Roland want to pick up the ball, perhaps we could petition Honda to bring one to market.
My idea of the perfect travel piano would be one with a built-in case, an historically correct 61-key compass with hammer-action keys, and built-in rechargeable battery. I am quite certain there is a sufficient market for such an instrument to recoup development costs, if a company already involved in DP technology were to commit to it.
My gripe about currently available 61-key instruments: why is middle C not in the middle? This is not historically correct, and precludes one from playing so much early classical music, like all of Mozart and Haydn and early Beethoven up to the Op. 49 sonatas. Not to mention Bach, Handel and Scarlatti.
I make my living as a merchant mariner, and dragging around an 88-key DP just to be able to keep my technique up is such a hassle.
I know this is an old thread, but obviously it covers a topic that just won't go away.