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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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 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 ...
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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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Last notes sound out of key when played lower?

D, G, B♭ B♭, E♭, G C, F, A A, D, F Those sound ok to me but 4th sounds wrong when played low down on piano. Or are they all not right? I've uploaded part of the track. It sounds how I want it to ...
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Are there any music rest holder extension available for Keyboard X stands? [closed]

I'm putting together my setup with piano keyboard and second level synth and the piano keyboard I have (mx88) doesn't include a music rest or holder. Surely there's some product that will bolt into ...
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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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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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How to play softly on a digital piano?

I find it very difficult to play really soft sounds because the keys are heavy. I could turn the volume down, but then it wouldn't replicate how loud a grand piano sounds like. I use Thomann DP-26. ...
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is it possible to connect yamaha psr s970 and Yamaha p115 digital piano?

Is there any way to play my s970 sounds in Yamaha p115 by midi'ng them both? I feel that the s970 piano tones will sound good when it played in weighted keys. Is it possible to achieve that setup with ...
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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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Proper Connections between Digital Piano and Audio Interface

One digital piano I have has an Aux-Out L/+R and R connection (1/4 inch). I'm looking to use a 2i4 or UR242 interface. Would it be wise to use to 2 cables (balanced?) and connect to the 1 and 2 inputs ...
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Can the same piano be used for Indian and western music?

For any piano (keyboard, digital or acoustic), is the piano made or tuned differently for Indian and western music? Or, can the same piano be used for both?
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Using both outputs (internal speakers and headphones) on digital pianos

This is a common problem I had with many keyboards, and I think it's a standard, somehow: when connecting the headphones to a piano, the internal speakers are disabled. And that's cool! However, ...
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How to fix out of tune octave on Casio PX-A100?

I just sold my Casio PX-A100 and the buyer found out that the on the last octave keys are out of tune, tried going to default settings. Out of tune keys - A,B,C - the last keys of the keyboard + weird ...
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Finding sheet music

What do you call a Sheet where there is no Vocal? I play the piano, where the right hand plays the melody(vocal?) and my left hand will play the background. I have problems on finding music sheet ...
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Using PC and e-piano as audio input for headset while still using built-in microphone

I want to use my PC and my piano as audio sources but I still want to be able to use my built-in microphone for voice-chat as an example on the pc. Now, since I have very little knowledge, to prevent ...
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Advice on fingering and hand position

I am practicing left hand of the following peice on piano. It needs to be played relatively fast with fingers spanned over an octave, involving D3, G3, B3b, D4. Any advice on how to position my hand ...
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Piano both hands, learning curve

I had started learning a piece of music with both hands on piano. I have noticed that at the beginning, playing with both hands seems impossible. That is, one hand stops playing, presses wrong keys, ...
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Can I use a midi-keyboard without pc?

I am planning to buy a piano keyboard with weighted keys. I searched on Amazon and found these two -- https://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Hammer-88-Hammer-Action-Controller/dp/B0714D3DVN/ref=sr_1_1?s=...
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Difference between Roland HP 601 and 603 digital piano

Does anyone know the difference between Roland HP 601 and 603/605 digital piano? The HP-601 came out later than the 603 and 605 models and it is a bit cheaper. Cannot find any online review of the 601....
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How to fix uneven sounding keys?

I have a Casio digital piano and one of the keys sounds louder than the others. Any way to fix this?
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Note combination doesn't sound right on my digital piano

So I have a digital piano Thomann DP-26, but I have problems with a piece. The song sounds overhaul good, but the notes I marked sound really off to me. I don't know why, in the midi tutorial and in ...
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Can I add some computer/synthesized voices from a computer to my digital piano?

I just bought a digital piano (gear4music DP-6) and I'm a newbie with electronic pianos. I would like to know if it is possibile to add some computer/synthesized voices to my digital piano using my ...
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Yamaha Clavinova CVP309GP USB File Transfer

Let me start off by stating I am not a musician, I am an IT guy. My wife however is a musician and just started as the music director of our church. They have a Yamaha Clavinova 309GP. Currently ...
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Playing instrument voices through PC from my keyboard

I wanted to play different instrument voices from my Yamaha P-115 Digital Pianoby connecting it to a PC. So I asked for suggestions, and people said, "Get a DAW." So I downloaded LMMS from lmms.io, ...
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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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What should I take into consideration when buying my first digital piano

I am 33 years old and new to the piano world, planning to learn piano. And I am planning to have my daughter (3 years old) learn piano as well next year. Due to my budget, the piano store is ...
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Digital pianos are an imitation, but do some people use them in the recordings for effect?

I vaguely have thought that some good digital pianos sound sharp and a bit sophisticated. They might be only an imitation of accoustic pianos, but are there many people who use digital pianos for ...
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How could I use a loop pedal with the Yamaha YDP-160 electric piano?

so I'm a pianist right, and I've been wanting to buy a loop pedal for a while but theres one problem...WILL IT WORK? so I have an electric piano (http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/...
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New or used digital piano?

My daughter (early teens) would like to learn piano, and we are on a very limited budget with only a car to move things. I want her to start with 88 keys and an authentic feel, just in case she wants ...
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Piano Notes wav file download [closed]

From where I can get the short Piano Musical Notes of duration not more than 1-2 secs. I tried many sites but not able to find one. I need mp3 or raw or wav format. I am making a digital electric ...
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What should a good acoustic piano feel like?

So I've been playing piano for a while now and I want to move onto buying an acoustic upright (a grand is out of my budget) or a good digital piano (something like a CLP-575) as I currently have a ...
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Connect PC and headphones to digital piano

It has become my hobby to write my own piano arrangements for songs I like, but due to my furniture arrangement, I couldn't connect my digital piano to my PC - until now. Now I'd like to have just ...
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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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Is there a name for this type of blue-sy/90s pop transition on Piano

I absolutely love the blue-sy transition in this song (seconds 4-5). It's kind of like overshooting a note and coming back to it with some blues notes mixed in (bear with me, my technical knowledge ...
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A beginner looking for direction

I'm a beginner looking for some direction, and I'm not sure where to start. I'm a retired airline pilot and therefore very pragmatic and linear in my thinking. In other words, I need steps by the ...
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Keyboard-style vs upright-style digital piano

I know it's a very objective question, but I hope I can get some input. I was considering buying a Yamaha CLP-535 piano (or equivalent Kawai, or Roland). Those pianos have a price tag of ...
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What are the most common techniques in synthesizing an epiano sound?

I'd like to make an epiano sound from scratch. What are the most common pieces which create that iconic sound? The video below shows many different epiano sounds, but they all have a commonality ...
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What is a good online computer keyboard piano source that includes the cello sound as well?

I have been using two simple free online computer keyboard pianos http://virtualpiano.net/ and https://www.onlinepianist.com/virtual-piano but they are getting really boring to me (I used to play on a ...
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Are my piano keys defect (Yamaha YDP143)?

I hope it is the right place to ask. I am a beginner to piano and I have a Yamaha YDP143 Digital Piano for practicing. I have noticed that, there are strange noises with some keys (not Piano sound, ...
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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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How much polyphony needed for more complex piano pieces [duplicate]

I'm considering buying a used piano (a Yamaha YDP-135R), but it has a polyphony of only 64 (I'm considering it because at $200 it feels like a bargain). However, I understand that some more complex ...
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Learning to play a synth vs keyboard

I've begun learning to play piano on a keyboard. I would like to learn to play a synth. Watching videos it seems synth playing is nothing like playing piano. Synth players press and hold a few keys ...
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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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How to keep rhythm when sixteenth notes occur?

Hello I am playing piano for four years now and I still have trouble with rhythm (beats). I just want to ask if there is a way to learn how to fit notes into the beats without being born with the ...
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Keyboard similar to piano

I've been practicing on a real piano. I won't have access to a real piano and will have to downgrade to a keyboard. What should I look for if I want something that has exactly the same feel (weight ...
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Does anybody played Korg Kross 88, are keys heavy and weighted there like on acoustic pianos? [closed]

Does anybody played Korg Kross 88, are keys heavy and weighted there like on acoustic pianos and on expensive digital pianos? Is it good enough for playing Chopin an Liszt etudes (and recording them ...
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Recording self on Yamaha CP50 using USB

I noticed the keyboard was advertised as being able to record directly to USB, and if i connect a USB memory stick to the back it will allow me to record for a while, but after between (so far) 30s ...
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Are there digital keyboard that will play music I write on the computer?

I have been trying to compose tracks using the synthesizers provided by software like Sibelius and Finale, but it sounds terrible in terms of the sound quality. I tried playing some of the stuff on ...