Considering the sound quality, you will undoubtedly want to take it with you. Nineteen different sounds can be produced from the eighty-eight weighted keys through a high-quality speaker system. There are several advantages to using this digital piano for professionals. Another common form is the stage piano, designed for use with live performances, professional audio, or in a recording studio.
Like our top picks, the CDP-S360 allows you to split the keyboard so that a teacher and a student can play together, or so that a single pianist can access two different sounds . The piano-control function of the Music Space app makes this feature easy to configure. These digital keyboards are perfect for any student, of any age, who is interested in learning how to play piano. They are inexpensive , they have built-in speakers so an extra amplifier isn’t necessary, and they include multiple piano sounds. These keyboards are relatively light—all our picks weigh under 30 pounds—so it’s possible for one person to carry the piano when necessary. The Casio CDP-S360 is similar to our runner-up, the CDP-S160, in sound and feel, but it gives you a lot more features for not a lot more money.
The new HP207 digital piano brings new piano sound and a refined realistic touch to a beautiful cabinet design. It boasts a stunning 88-key multi-sampled piano sound, along with the new PHA II keyboard with a dramatically wider dynamic range. Continuous damper pedal for richer expressiveness provides an acoustic feel in a digital piano. High-end digital pianos sound almost indistinguishable from acoustic models. While early models tended to sound thin or “”synthetic””, modern instruments use the latest technology to provide fantastic, rich sound.
Therefore, this professional digital piano can be the best option for you! A furniture-grade stand, bench, and three pedals are included with the Kadence DP02W digital piano. The ability to mix notes encourages creativity and adds depth to your playing.
Through the app you can adjust everything that you can control with the keyboard buttons but in a more pleasing way. However, you have to connect your phone or tablet to the keyboard with a USB cable because Bluetooth support is not built in (as with the Roland FP-10) or even optional (as with the Casio CDP-S360). The keyboard also has a metronome that lets you adjust the tempo up and down, or you can set a specific tempo between 20 and 255 beats per minute. A duet function allows the CDP-S160 to split into two sides so that a student and teacher can sit at the keyboard together, with each side covering the same range of notes.
An unlikely partnership between Stevie Wonder and inventor Raymond Kurtzweil – who developed reading machines for the blind – saw them rise to the top thanks to the best replication of acoustic piano sound on the market by far. What’s interesting is that these console models use mostlythe same tech as Dexibell stage pianos, which makes them expensive yet capable instruments. The distinctive red finish that adorns the shells of their products makes them perhaps the most recognizable brand of stage keyboard on the market. The company has been running since 1983 under the name Clavia Digital Musical Instruments and has the smallest product range on this list; focusing purely on synthesizers and stage pianos. Their main focus is digital technology, and this is reflected in their product range, which is workstation and synth-heavy keyboards. Founded in Tokyo in 1962, Korg – formerly known as Keio Electronic Laboratories – are a digital only producer of pianos, pedals, recording equipment, synthesizers and guitars.
For intermediates and pros, you’ll be looking at a piano in the thousands, with the average being around $/£2,000. At this price point, you don’t just get an instrument but a piece of furniture that will become the focal point of any room. Pianos in this category will offer the most authentic key action and, therefore, feel indistinguishable from their acoustic counterparts. Again Yamaha, Roland, Korg, Casio and Kawai all offer absolutely stunning pianos for this budget, in various styles. Believe it or not, there are still some people out there who think that to learn the instrument “correctly”, you have to play an acoustic piano.
We stock a diverse array of big-name brands and acclaimed digital models. These include the iconic Yamaha Clavinova, Kawai’s award-winning CA series and Casio’s revolutionary hybrid digital pianos. In our showrooms, you’ll also find digital designs from the likes of Roland, Dexibell and Korg. The Kawai EX concert grand piano is widely regarded by professional pianists and piano technicians as one of the finest instruments within its class. Hand-built by Master Piano Artisans at the Shigeru Kawai Piano Research Laboratory in Ryuyo, Japan, each EX instrument undergoes a meticulous regulation and refinement process within a specially designed anechoic chamber. In our tests, the grand-piano sound was pretty good, though missing the depth and character that we got from the more expensive options.