Questions tagged [digital-piano]

A digital piano is a modern electronic musical instrument, different from the electronic keyboard, designed to serve primarily as an alternative to a traditional piano, both in the way it feels to play and in the sound produced. A digital piano has weighted touch-sensitive keys and the sustain pedal. Instruments without these features should be tagged with the [Keyboard] tag instead.

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If I only care about playing, is high end home digital piano better than high end stage digital piano?

The range of prices for the high end stage piano ends at Yamaha CP 1 and Viscount Physis somewhere near $5000. The range of prices for instruments marketed as "home digital piano" ends at least ...
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Are cross-legged digital keyboard stands comfortable while playing seated

I'm buying my first digital keyboard, more specifically a Yamaha NP12. I intend to play seated and I wonder if a cross legged stand is comfortable. Would I have enough room for my legs/knees or ...
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Connection issues with Behringer UM2 and Clavinova CLP-360 keyboard

After deciding on getting a Behringer UM2 to record my Clavinova CLP-360, I'm having issues connecting it. Audio interface has two 1/4" inputs (One is line level and the other is high impedance), and ...
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Recording Digital Piano (Headphone Out to a Mono In) with an Audio Interface?

I'm trying to figure out how to record my Roland FP-30 digital piano. I have a Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen), which has only one instrument/line input (I assume it's a balanced mono input, but ...
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Is a usb audio interface needed for single-track recording to my PC?

I have a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-360 with a 1/4" stereo headphone jack; Audio quality is very good through it. I'm thinking about getting a cheap USB audio interface (less than $50, I don't mind used) ...
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Yamaha YDP 163 touch too hard

I have a 2 years old Yamaha YDP 163, and it is very hard to play on it. I did the coin test, and it was around 100g on middle C, around 80g in the higher range, and 120-150g in the lower range. ...
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How to record from a keyboard using (A-B) type cable?

I have a Privia PX-160 keyboard, and would like to record music and output the MIDI result to my device. I tried recording the music directly on my keyboard, and then transfer the MIDI file to my ...
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Electric piano speaker sound distortion

The left speaker in my Yamaha electric piano is distorting sound of all notes after about a year of non-use. Right speaker is fine. Headphones fine. Piano is several years old but hardly used. Was ...
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Beating Interference on Digital Piano

When I press C3 key alone on the digital piano (Roland), and let the sound sustain until fading out. I hear the inconsistent volume (wobble) on the single note. Q: Is this incident considered as the ...
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In one note played on a piano, say C4, what can we say about the phases of the different frequencies heard?

Say C4 is played. There are the harmonics, and then other frequencies of lesser amplitude. Based on how a string vibrates, can we describe a pattern to the phases of these frequencies?
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Key down weight for digital piano

I have a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-535. It feels heavy which is more noticeable when playing chord sequences. So I measured the key down weights using a technique for acoustic pianos. Around middle C the ...
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Yamaha P45 Digital Piano - Can it be made MIDI compatible?

I'm using a Yamaha P45 digital piano. This digital piano does not send MIDI signals despite having a MIDI port. Is there a way possible by which we can make this keyboard capable of sending MIDI ...
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Are there open source source, good quality no-sampling piano synths? [closed]

Similar to Pianoteq(.com). The only code I can find is very simple with low quality sound. I'm looking for code to use as inspiration for synthesis software I'm working on. Any and all examples ...
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Use a laptop as a loop pedal

I saw this video of Peter Bence using a loop pedal to play different sounds on a piano, then loop the sounds and play new sounds over the top of the recordings: I ...
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Simple practice sheet for learning Piano [closed]

I am a learner of electronic Piano. I want to know where I can download simple music sheets that helps me to practice my fingures in pressing the keys. It need not be a complete music, but simple ...
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Music theory for Bach's Inventions

I just got a piano and want to start working on Bach's Inventions. I have sort of managed to play 2 and 14 some years ago, but my knowledge of music theory pretty much consists of being able to work ...
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Feeding audio from iPad into digital piano speakers

I have a Yamaha P-115 digital piano which has a USB port. I just purchased an iPad and want to use GarageBand and other apps to digitally record music. I understand that I can connect my iPad to my ...
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Is practicing on a digital piano harmful to an experienced piano player?

I am thinking about getting a digital piano in my apartment for convenience of practicing (and playing fun stuff), so I don't need to go to practice rooms all the time. Though I would like to get a ...
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Piano - Making video with best audio [closed]

I'm trying to make videos with the best audio. I have a digital piano that records MIDI and/or audio that I can transfer to my computer to pair with video. I've been using iMovie to pair the two, ...
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How many keys are enough to learn to play piano?

How many keys are sufficient to learn mostly all basic piano exercises? Electronic versions came with variety of keys, and versions with fewer keys are cheaper and use less space at home. However it ...
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Transitioning from arranger keyboard to piano

(Apologies for any wrong terminology or ignorance - I'm relatively new to music!) I have been learning to play arranger workstation (using auto-accompaniment) for the past three years with a music ...
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Is my piano teacher right about my pain? [closed]

I have recently been having forearm pain, and i have asked on this site, what i needed to do. They said the best solution was getting a piano teacher to correct my form and technique, so i did that. ...
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Connect piano digital keyboard to 5.1 surround speakers

I have these 5.1 speakers system which can be connected with a minijack 3.5mm Line IN and a digital piano (Yamaha P-105) which has the following ports: in the back: in the front (for phones): now I ...
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Kurzweil Mark 110 digital piano has stuck key

I have a Kurzweil Mark 110 Digital Piano, that I purchase used. It is in very good condition, but just recently the B key above middle C will not press down. It is stuck in the up position. The ...
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What to test a used digital piano for?

I want to learn playing the piano. Between my schedule and the expensive labour around here, it seems I'll be better off buying a used instrument and learning on my own, rather than starting with ...
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Need keyboard that sustains like an acoustic piano

I have always hated playing even nice keyboards, because I want to play them as a piano. The problem is always the same... the sustain is not at all like it is on an acoustic piano. I don't care about ...
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Note sounds off - Beginning-Intermediate Piano player

I started teaching myself piano and am currently trying to learn "Carlos Gardell - Por Una Cabeza" (https://www.8notes.com/scores/18093.asp). I'm advancing fine, however there are two notes in the ...
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What to use to learn Piano and make beats? [closed]

I would like to learn the Piano and make beats. I searched on the web for a while and read about Digital Pianos and USB/MIDI Controller Keyboards. I thought about buying a Controller Keyboard. ...
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How to explain black and white keys on a piano keyboard

I was going over quite a lot of answers that are already posted and I've figured out that I could ask this question anew. My perspective is that I have melodies coming to my head and I record them ...
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What are the practical advantages of keyboards with non-weighted keys vs. weighted hammer action?

This is not a question about what type toy keyboard a beginning piano student should learn on if a real piano is not an option. I am talking about professional quality keyboards in the above (to well ...
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Digital piano sound fonts

I have a Yamaha YDP-142 and the piano sounds great on it, but it only lets me download MIDI files that I have recorded, and I can't find any piano soundfonts that sound like the piano itself to play ...
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Yamaha P115 Aux out issue

So I have a Yamaha P115 and I want to be able to mix the output with a YouTube video or some other reference. I've got myself a simple 4-channel audio mixer (r/http://amzn.eu/d/aP0TXbI) to try and do ...
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Playing Guitar Tabs on Piano [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone could possibly explain how I could somehow translate a guitar tab into notes on piano. Is there some sort of algorithm I can apply? ex: E|----------------------------------...
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Digital Pianos and MIDI usability

I have a question following to the topic already discussed on the "Yamaha P45 Digital Piano - Can it be made MIDI compatible?" I am soon going to get one of this digital pianos like the Yamaha or ...
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Jamming as a piano beginner, accompanying a song

I have just started in learning to play the piano. I have begun to take music lessons. (Today I had my second lesson.) I have a little bit of experience in playing the guitar. I have a friend with ...
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How to decide between clavinova models from different years?

I am looking into buying a used clavinova CLP. A used one because I don't need all the new features and the clavinova models already had a high quality standard in the past years. So for the same ...
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Proper way to record a digital piano

My equipment: Digital Piano - Yamaha p255 Audio Interface - Roland quad-capture I bought one 1/4 inch jack from a store near my house and connected my piano to the audio interface, and when I ...
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Recording digital piano sound

I want to record (sound, not MIDI) from my Yamaha P115. I am just wondering what is the optimal way. I have tried doing it simply with my phone, without a cable, and as expected it sucks. I live in ...
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Can I play other digital sounds (e.g. flute, trumpet) off a digital piano? How?

I'm looking to buy a digital piano so that I can play around with different instruments (not for recording purposes, although that would be an added benefit). There's two that I'm currently looking at ...
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Any established exercise to ease finger movements while playing piano?

I am a beginner in piano, and I am currently learning names of keys and some movements. While moving, my little fingers and almost all the other fingers are not very smooth at pressing keys, and ...
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What Yamaha Touch Setting Should I Use?

I just received a Yamaha DGX-660 and was going through the manual when I stumbled on the "Touch Response" setting. Below are the available options word-for-word from the manual. Soft ...
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Note combination doesn’t sound right on digital piano

So I’m trying to learn this song, but I have a bit of a problem. The left hand part from 00:00 to 00:08 sounds weird and not correct on my digital piano. I don’t know how to explain it, but it just ...
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Is the audio quality of a digital piano sufficient for enjoying classical music on YouTube?

Some months ago, I have started composing piano music in mostly romantic style (somewhere between Brahms, Rachmaninoff and Albeniz for most pieces). I have recorded some of them as videos using my ...
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Recording Piano Tutorials

I'm thinking about starting a YouTube channel for piano tutorials, covers, etc. I have some equipment, but I'm just not sure how to put it all together. I would like to have a camera mounted over me ...
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Can I access midi through a keyboard with only usb?

I am looking for a 'cheap' digital piano that can output midi. I was thinking of the Yamaha P-45 or 155, but I was surprised to see that they removed the MIDI output. I will be using this keyboard ...
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Problem with a Digital Piano

So, I have a digital piano, a Casio CDP 130 that I bought at the start of the year. It has been working perfectly until yesterday a friend of mine was playing it and noticed that when the seventh B of ...
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digital piano volume

I have a Yamaha P-115. Earlier I had a tutor coming home and he used to keep the volume 2-3 notches below the max. Now, I am in a different city, and go to a tutor in a music school, where I play a ...
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How to compute the weight of a digital piano, included play pressure? [closed]

I am researching ways to build my own recording studio desk out of wood, and may be interested in creating a drawer to hide and pull out my 24-pounds (12 kgs) digital piano from under the desk top. ...
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Piano: How high should I lift my fingers before hit keys

I am a total beginner in piano(digital), though I played electric lead guitar for very long time. I was practising the most basic hanons scales, and the instruction on book was "lift each finger as ...