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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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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What digital piano would you recommend that is close to an acoustic piano? [closed]

I used to play the acoustic piano back 10 years ago when I was in my home country, China. Now I am studying in the US. Over the summer I bought CASIO PX160 at home and was amazed at how much digital ...
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Pieces written specifically for minikeys

I never treated minikeys as anything other than a portability trade-off and something used for creating short loops with midi-controller, but recently I got a Yamaha Reface DX and I'm having so much ...
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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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Recording MIDI files with a digital piano on Android

I have a digital Yahama piano with a MIDI out port. I would like to record a MIDI file by playing the piano, connecting the piano with an Android (or Raspberry Pi) device. Once the MIDI file is made, ...
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How can I use metronome and digital piano through one set of headphones

I have Casio CDP 120 digital piano it has one output socket for the headphones, USB cable and socket for Pedal. I want to use the metronome and play the piano through one set of headphones for late ...
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Problems with playing dynamics on a yamaha psr e463

I recently (about 5 months ago) have taken up the hobby of playing piano. I'm following the Alfred Basic Adult Level One book. Really loving it so far but I keep messing up when it comes to one aspect ...
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GEM Promega 2 not producing sounds

My son is practising piano on a GEM Promega 2 digital piano. Before we went on vacation I completely turned it off. When he wanted to play again today the piano does not produce any sound via the ...
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Sustain Pedal with half-damper on Casio CDP135

Does anyone know if there is a sustain pedal (with half-damper effect) compatible with Casio CDP-135? Im gonna buy the unit but cant find a pedal with half damper effect to go with it. Thank you
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How to play the piano using less than ten fingers

In my younger days learning how to play the piano (unfortunately I was never one for spending too much time practising), whenever I struggled to move my hands along the keyboard or had trouble ...
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I need a help about polyphony, will 128 be enough

I’m going to buy a digital piano, I’m a classical pianist, so I would like to know will 128 polyphony be enough to play everything like Rachmaninoff or Liszt, because they have a lot of notes?
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Flattening pedal information in Midi

I've got a midi file that was recorded on a Yamaha keyboard, and I'm trying to import it into LMMS. However, as far as I can tell, LMMS ignores pedal information when importing MIDI and it sounds ...
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Sustain pedal information in recorded Midi?

I realize this is a pretty model-specific question, but Reddit has amazed me before with its answers. I have an old Yamaha DGX-620, that I'm using to do some composing. I've been using the song ...
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Yamaha ydp-143 black keys noise problem

I bought this piano 1,5 years ago. Some of the black keys are making loud noise after release. You can see this on this video . Could you tell me if I should fix it?
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Digital Piano Midi Latency Problem

I'm connecting Casio cdp-230r to PC(windows 7) using Ableton 10 and I'm experiencing massive Latency. Sound driver: ASIO4ALL(I've also tried with audio interface+ASIO). I know about reducing ...
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Roland KR-370 Sound

I have a Roland KR-370 Japanese version. The speakers work when I plug my phone into the microphone jack, but the sound from the piano itself doesn't go through to the speakers or earphones. I ...
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Is this hand position a bad practice for practicing piano?

I included some drawings to illustrate what I mean. If it's still unclear, I will try and take a picture to show the situation. I just started learning piano this year by following some lessons ...
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Computer doesn't receive proper sustain pedal MIDI signals from digital piano?

When I connect my piano to my computer and press the sustain pedal, it just plays a C note. (Garageband, and Musescore.) I have an Arius YDP-161 digital piano and a MIDI to USB converter. I use a ...
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Real Time MIDI Controlled Accompaniment [closed]

I'm part of a small theater group looking to add some big sound to our small orchestra. I was wondering if anyone knew of a software package that would allow an artist to record an instrument, say a ...
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Aux In line won't work for my Yamaha DGX-660

Title says most of the important stuff. I have a DGX-660 that I'm trying to connect to a loop pedal. I've connected the pedal and tested the output directly from the pedal, and I can hear stuff if I ...
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Have MIDI file. Want Audio. Don’t know how

I have a very simple goal. I want to make a digital recording of myself practicing on a digital piano, play it back to myself, and share the audio with a friend. My digital piano has a MIDI port. It ...
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Audio interface for zoom lesson [closed]

I want to play my electric piano an old Roland HP-147Re with 5pin midi during zoom calls to teach. I have a IMac and will be buying an audio interface after advice probably a focusrite or I have a non ...
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How to record digital piano through a wired usb a to b connection?

I have a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-625 digital piano. I have recorded it onto the piano so I can listen to it by pressing play. I want to get a good audio recording my laptop so I can upload it. All I have ...
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How to record digital piano in laptop (without an audio interface )?

I am using Yamaha P45 digital piano. I have read at a few places that recording piano is possible without an audio interface, we can directly connect it to laptop and record in audacity. So I bought ...
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How do I add sounds to my Yamaha psrew300?

I watched a YouTube video of someone using a sound effect as a piano on there keyboard. I was wondering how to add sounds to my keyboard. Also can you do it with a mobile device?
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Roland RP401 - GM2 list

In the manual for my Roland RP401 digital piano it lists sounds for 1 to 41 for Other (sounds other than the piano sounds). For the rest it just shows that it is GM2 tones. I have found several lists ...
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How to connect a Yamaha PSR 60 to a HI FI speaker system

How do I connect a Yamaha PSR 60 portable keyboard to a HI FI speaker system?
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Digital piano/keyboard under $1000 tuned to 432 hz with weighted keys? [closed]

I am relatively new to piano and looking to invest in a digital piano or keyboard with weighted keys that I can tune to 432 hz. One more thing I have noticed that I sing better in lower octaves. So ...
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Properly set up MIDI to USB

Essentially, I want to record myself playing the piano, which I've decided to do by recording the MIDI. My hardware setup is a Computer with Windows 10 x64 Yamaha P35 MIDI-to-USB cable The cable ...
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Should I switch thumbs when C4 switches from bass clef and treble cleff?

I just purchased a digital piano, and playing some synthesia to get a feel for it. I am using default settings where notes for right hand is shown in green, and notes for left hand shown in blue. Game ...
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Computer compatible keyboard for synthesizer? Where to start?

I'm slightly familiar with stackexchange culture...so take note I am not asking for a product suggestion. My son is getting into music and I wanted to get him a keyboard that can be interfaced with a ...
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What do “Brilliance” and “Ambience” mean?

The digital piano I ordered, a Roland FP-30, let's me change the level of Brilliance and Ambience of some of its 35 available sounds. If I focus on just its Grand Piano sound, I think "Ambience" ...
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Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action vs Fully Weighted keys (Graded Hammer Standard), what is the difference?

What is the difference between the following? I am mainly interested in the difference in terms of how they feel when you press a note. "Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action" And "Fully Weighted keys (...
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Beginner with claw hand

What would be the best instrument for me to play with my right hand having claw hand/MS? I have no experience but I’m interested in the guitar
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Virtual Piano: The recorded notes are in the correct order but their duration and the pauses are wrong. How can I easily correct the song?

(Note: I mention that I am unable to play any musical instrument in real time and I will never be.) Can you recommend my a virtual piano (preferably free) that: (1) can record a song as I press the ...
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How to record my Yamaha ydp 143 digital piano with a Focusrite Scarlett solo audio interface?

I have tried connecting my digital piano to my audio interface using a 1/4inch cable but the sound quality is very poor. The yamaha ydp 143 has 2 phone inputs which are used for adding headphone jacks ...
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How high from the ground should the keyboard from a piano be?

When installing a digital piano, I have the freedom of vertically placing the entire piano at any height I want. But, I want to know what the ideal (preferred) height is. Is there a standard height?
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How to create music files using Nokia ringtone notation or similar notation? [closed]

Back to 2000's old-model Nokia phones had a feature called "composer" that could create a file format called .NRT (Nokia ring tone) that played an 1-note-a-time melody. Using simple text notation, I ...
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Identifying a musical system [closed]

Several years ago I was browsing about history of computers and old day computers, and downloaded various images, from Google, maybe from a blog or websites on older generation computers. One of ...
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Setup for online piano lesson: how can I attend to my lesson and listen to my piano (live) and my teacher (online), on my headphones? [duplicate]

In the current situation, I guess many of us will take lessons online. I usually play with headphones, so I don't disturb others around with repeating passages and/or noisy exercises. For that reason, ...
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Can one install new sample libraries in a digital piano?

I've heard that a keyboard with poor quality sound can be reprogrammed with a library of better quality MIDI sounds. Is this possible with all keyboards? If not, what determines whether a keyboard can ...
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Yamaha digital piano pedal connector

I know nothing about piano but recently got one (Yamaha PF1500). It came with a stand with two pedal. According to the owner's manual, the sustain and soft pedals are connected to the left and right ...
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Back hurts after playing piano

I'm learning how to play the piano and after practicing for an hour to an hour and a half my middle to upper back starts to hurt pretty bad. I was wondering if anyone knew what can be done to prevent ...
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Cleaning Piano Keys

What should I use to clean my piano keys so that they don't get greasy or sticky? I notice some dust on them but not sure what to use.
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Do weighted keys on a keyboard lead to more expressive playing?

I use an acoustic piano to learn/play classical music. I use a midi keyboard to record/produce own music. My piano has weighted keys while my midi keyboard has a very light touch. I find that I am ...
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Recording Stereo With U-Phoria UM2

I record my Clavinova CLP-360 with a Behringer UM2 interface. However, I can only record in mono using only one of the inputs on the interface. Would I be able to record in stereo if I connected ...
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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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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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What is the difference between marcato and forte?

What is the difference if a note is marked with forte (f) or if it's marked with marcato (^)? Would it sound differently?
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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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