Digital Piano Reviews – What makes digital pianos different?
Welcome to Digital Piano Reviews. Today, we bring you this article to differentiate digital pianos.
What are the differences?
Basically, a digital piano is a modern electronic music instrument. Think of it like a combination of an electronic keyboard and a traditional acoustic piano. However, they are primarily designed as an alternative to acoustic pianos. This is because of similar feel and sound. Some models even look like traditional pianos, like the upright ones. They’re becoming increasingly popular since you get good quality for an affordable price.
While traditional acoustic models have better looks, feel, and sound, digital pianos still have many advantages over them. That’s not to say that the looks, feel, and sound are not impressive. Most importantly, digital pianos are usually less expensive. And, they require barely any maintenance. Also, most models take less space due to smaller size. Smaller size also means less weight, making these instruments very portable. You can easily carry around, place them in your car, or take them to gigs.
Since they are digital instruments, they have incorporated “digital” technology. Almost all brands’ models have USB and MIDI connections. This makes it easier to connect the instrument to a computer, transfer files, etc. Some features may include the ability to play many instruments’ sounds, such as guitars, organs, strings, and so on. You also get transposition and metronome features. There may be features to help players in learning and composing music.
As mentioned already, digital pianos require very little maintenance. Other than keeping away from direct sunlight. Or dusting the instrument; there is no required maintenance compared to traditional pianos. Because there are no strings, there is no need for tuning. This makes it easy to accommodate different temperaments depending on your needs. Plus it saves you time and money (a ton of it!).
With all models, headphone output(s) are included, along with a duet mode. This means two players can play together simultaneously. For instance, a teacher and student can practice using the duet mode. You can put on headphones to avoid distracting others, as well as yourself from your surroundings. There is also no need to use microphones. This makes the recording process simple and also prevents audio feedback problem in sound reinforcement.
Hopefully, this information will help you decide whether digital pianos are right for you. We will continue providing digital piano reviews and informational posts (like this one) to help you.