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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Pieces written specifically for minikeys

I never treated minikeys as anything other than a portability tradeoff and something used for creating short loops with midi-controller, but recently I got Yamaha Reface DX and I'm having so much fun ...
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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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Looking for piano VSTs [closed]

I have a Korg SP-250, but the builtin banks of regular pianos are dull to the degree I loose interest, I used to play the violin. The samplings are just too perfect and streamlined, and I actually ...
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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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Giving a digital piano an acoustic sound

When I was in my youth I played the violin for about a decade, and therefore, I suspect, I have become heavily attached to acoustic instruments. Now I’m in my mid thirties, bored of the violin, and ...
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Is it normal at beginner level to feel piano pieces uninteresting?

This is the most stupid question that you may hear in your life but I dont have anybody to help me here. I always loved the sound of piano from my childhood but never took it seriously. In last few ...
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What are some decent free online piano sources for playing from a computer keyboard? [closed]

I'm looking for an easy source to access online, where the piano wouldn't require me to click, but instead just play with my computer keyboard.
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Recording a Digital Piano

I have a Roland Rp-102 which is an Upright Digital Piano. However, this piano doesn't have a recording functionality built in. So, I want to record my piano with the best quality possible ( Recording ...
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Microphone sound not detected on Casio CDP-230R

I recently purchased a Casio CDP-230R digital piano, which so far has been working quite nicely, apart from one feature. It comes with a 1/4" microphone jack, with which you can sample a sound and ...
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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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For piano scales, should I let go of the previous key before I hit the next one?

I am playing on an electric piano keyboard and I have the MIDI output connected to my computer and visualizing the notes that I press. I want to write code to give me a score as I practice my scales. ...
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Should I fix my piano or buy a digital one?

I've been doing a lot of research, but first here's my background. I live in a Beach City, near Sao Paulo, Brazil. My grandfather has bought me a piano years ago, at an auction for R$ 900 (in today's ...
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1500$ Digital or acoustic piano? [closed]

I have a budget of 1500$. I've never played piano before. Should I buy a digital or acoustic (maybe used) piano with the budget I have? Does a 1500$ acoustic piano sound better than a digital one?
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Missing piano sounds

My daughter practices at home on digital piano casio cdp-230r. She has to learn from page 38: Op.849 (Czerny, Carl). Her problem is that she thinks that the piano "is missing some sounds" for a part ...
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Will a portable electronic keyboard sound better if connected to MIDI software?

I am a noob who wants to learn piano. I don't have the money to buy a good digital piano and the portable keyboards sound like toys. I read a little online about MIDI software, but a lot of it was not ...
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Digital piano: sampled or modelled sound? [duplicate]

I am not a musician, but my kids are learning piano; one of them is a complete novice and the other one intermediate, after a couple of years learning acoustic piano. I am shopping for a digital piano ...
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run two usb midi controllers on same time?

I have no experience with midi but i have two devices (alesis v49 and akai pro mpk25) in total 74 key so is it possible to combine these to two midi work as one device to cover most of piano key ?
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What to look for when buying a digital piano for a beginner?

My wife has recently started learning to play the piano and needs something at home on which to practise. I'm inclined towards a digital piano as it is more practical (Mainly space but also no tuning ...