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I would first see if I could figure out what's causing the delay and fix that. Software synthesis is used live all the time. My first guess is it's a driver issue. I've also seen some programs that have a "delay" setting that defaults to being on, so make sure it's not something dumb like that. Another solution is to use a hardware synthesizer. With ...


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I solved the problem. The solution is trivial: Restarting the App In my case, GarageBand. With many apps open, Mac moves some apps from RAM to SSD. When a user presses a MIDI key for the first time, Mac moves the respective sound from SSD back into RAM. Which takes time and causes the cracking sound. Same for long notes and chords (they seemingly has ...


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Which leads me to wonder - just how much difference is there between a decent contemporary digital piano (something on the order of $1000 or more) and an acoustic piano? If put to the test, would the experts be able to tell the difference? Or perhaps it's time we revised this "old truth"? Does anybody have any hard evidence on this? Any double-blind AB ...


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Digital and acoustic piano's are 2 different beasts and it completely depends on what you are using them for wether the analog or the digital is the best. It is not the same as comparing an electric and acoustic guitar. Both are guitars with strings the only difference is how the sound of the strings is amplified. A digital piano on the other hand contains ...


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I own, and have performed on both kinds. I use them for different reasons, in different scenarios. If you can have only one, you should choose according to your needs. What kind of music will you mostly play? Does your digital need to be portable? ACOUSTIC: A good many classical composers have written piano music that deliberately creates an interesting ...


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I'm only a guitarist, but I play once a week on a real piano at my teacher's studio, and I have a Yamaha P-115 digital piano at home (weighted keys, $600 retail most places -- I got lucky and paid $400 at a salvage store). The feel is a bit different between the two, but it's in the ballpark (for a tyro like me). No trouble adjusting. I originally started ...


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The whole point of a digital piano is attempt to re-create an acoustic one. Maybe better isn't the right way to think. There is an instrument called the piano. It's big and feels and sounds a certain way. There are many digital imitations of the real things called pianos. The primary reasons why digital pianos exist in the first place are cost and size. ...


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Yes, the issue of sound is important, and I've heard some really convincing digital pianos over the last few years. But for me, it's another issue entirely: the touch of a digital keyboard compared to a piano. (As such, it may seem like I'm not answering your final two questions, but I am trying to answer the general inquiry from a different perspective.) ...


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If learning to play piano is your objective then a used stage piano with onboard speakers is a good option. Most come with MIDI connections so you can connect to computer as required. That way you are free to switch on and play, no connections, with or without headphones, and with other musicians. Learning is challenging enough and added distractions can ...


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Agree with topo. Midi controllers are designed for programming or performing where effects and samples are needed to acheive your task. If playing piano, possibly recording a few pieces is all you are looking for, I would suggest a piano or organ with some on board capability built in. However...weight costs money, and if your budget prohibits you from ...



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