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
(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
Topic Options
#687680 - 08/24/04 03:22 AM What are the features, in detail, of a digital piano
mudrock Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/24/04
Posts: 5
I would like to purchase an electrical piano capable of decent composistion, playback etc.
What features, and what do they mean, should I look for.

Top
(ads) Sweetwater / Roland
Your Next Keyboard is at Sweetwater

Click Here


#687681 - 08/24/04 08:01 AM Re: What are the features, in detail, of a digital piano
p120Man Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/21/04
Posts: 57
Loc: USA
Features you should look at in a Digital Piano:

*The Action- The Action of a Digital Piano is very important. This is very personal preference. Digital Pianos have many different types of actions, like Weighted Graded Hammer Actions, Semi Weighted Actions, and some cheap ones even have Piano Style keys that are not weighted at all. You will want to try the action out yourself.

*The Sound- Again, this is a personal preference thing. You need to try the Piano for yourself to see which one sounds awesome to you.

*The User Interface- When looking at Digital Pianos, you also want to check out the user interface, and how the buttons and controls are placed. This may not seem important, but if you are at a gig, and you really don't know the user interface, you may press the wrong controls, or get confused. Get to know the user interface.

*The Pedals- You will also want to look into how the pedals work on different digital Pianos. Some of them are graded, and some of them are just on/off. If you are a Pianist, you want to go with graded. The on/off switches are, IMO, not acceptable. The graded are the ones you want.

If you need any more help, I will gladly answer your questions.

P120Man
_________________________
www.newenglandmusic.biz.ly

The Yamaha P120 is da bomb! It rocks! It is superb, fantastic, awesome!

*Yamaha P120 Stage Piano*Yamaha CS1X Synthesizer

Top
#687682 - 08/24/04 09:07 AM Re: What are the features, in detail, of a digital piano
Dave Horne Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/07/04
Posts: 5277
Loc: Vught, The Netherlands
 Quote:
Originally posted by mudrock:
I would like to purchase an electrical piano capable of decent composistion, playback etc.
What features, and what do they mean, should I look for. [/b]
You really do not have to buy a piano with a built in sequencer if you don't want to - that might limit your choice ... or not. You will be able to hook up any electric piano to your computer and compose and edit there as well. Actually editing on the computer might be a bit easier than using _just_ the piano. Via midi, every piano will be able to play back midi information from your computer. I'm only mentioning this because the screens on most electric pianos are less than wonderful. I only use the built in sequencer on my piano to practice with.

You also might find more responses to your question at Keyboard Magazine's online forum. This forum sees much less traffic in the electronic dept.
_________________________
website

mp3\wav files

AvantGrand N3, CP5

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
8 Live Ragtime Piano Players on the Cape!
-------------------
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Painting Piano Keys
by imustlearn
4 minutes 52 seconds ago
Kawai MP7: Damper controller - bug or feature?
by Banshee
28 minutes 4 seconds ago
MX100A Disklavier Field Service Manual-Wanted
by Shacky
52 minutes 49 seconds ago
To bid.....or not to bid
by Bob
Today at 04:10 PM
Kawai ES100 splitting point
by tower120
Today at 03:54 PM
Who's Online
148 registered (accordeur, anamnesis, alfredo capurso, Arizona Sage, ajames, 32 invisible), 1787 Guests and 11 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76599 Members
42 Forums
158386 Topics
2325775 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