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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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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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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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 ...
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Kurzweil RE-210 Digital Piano

I have a Kurzweil Re-210 digital piano that has no sound and the display shows---. I have tried the MiDi/Pref button and nothing happens and have contacted multiple repair people and no one has an ...
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Static noise with a USB MIDI controller

I have recently bought a seven-year old M-Audio Keystation Pro 88, and noticed that when I plug it into my MacBook Air, I get static noise when I press keys. Once pressed, the same key makes a ...
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Acoustic piano vs digital piano: is there any solid evidence for one being better than the other?

As someone who'll have to buy a piano soon, I'm at the old question of acoustic vs digital. I've done a fair deal of research on the internet, as well as heard the opinion of a piano teacher, and ...
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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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Choose a digital piano

I am playing piano for 5 years now and I am moving away from my parents' place and the upright piano they have. Help me to choose a Roland digital keyboard. No more than 1500 €. Is there a big ...
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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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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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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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Digital touch sensitive keyboard just for learning new music

I have a Steinway baby grand which I practice on at home but there are times I cannot use it because of other people in the house. I only play classical music. I'm thinking of buying a touch ...
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Digital pianos and/or midi keyboards with narrower keys

Are there any digital pianos on market with good key action but with narrower keys? Or at least MIDI-keyboards that have the proper length of the keys, but with slightly reduced width?
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How to approach learning long complex piano scores without the instrument?

How to approach learning long complex piano scores without the instrument? I use musical analysis, pattern recognition, hearing to midi slowed, rewriting difficult passages, playing parts on guitar ...
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How does a keyboard help in a band?

First time playing keys in a band, guitarist asked me to transpose down one tone, this threw me off for playing the chords I learned and reduced me to a lot of one finger playing. I read many articles ...
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Keyboard or piano or guitar which could be the best instrument to sturdy [closed]

I love music.I am thinking to learn or practice a music instrument in my spare time.I already have some knowledge about "organ" .But it is just an elementary level. I love piano ,keyboard and guitar.I ...
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61, 72, 88 keys for music covers and some classics? Suggestions for a traveler?

Alright, so I'm a really beginner. Looking forward to practice and play piano. I'd like to play mostly pop songs covers for example: "Let it go, Boom clap" and stuff like that also kpop. And some ...
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Bad back… is it better for me to play with lumbar support?

I have always hated using benches when I play the piano. In my tiny dorm room I play my digital piano on my bed, with a pillow to support my back. It's so much better than the bench I would use while ...
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Considering buying a keyboard but need advice [duplicate]

I've always wanted to learn how to play the piano but I've never actually tried. I'm thinking about buying a 61 key keyboard (I found one used for a great price) to see if I can learn how to play and ...
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It's there a diference between a MIDI instrument and an analogue one?

I'm new to music recordings, and I would love to get a simple midi keyboard for practicing and composing basic stuff. I guess a MIDI keyboard is much better than using the computer keyboard, but I've ...
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How to record and add the voice of my friend for a song who is in another country?

I am an amateur pianist. I want to release a music album. I have a friend in another country who is willing to sing for my music. I play my instruments and send her the mp3. She plays the mp3 and ...
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What does it mean when we say that this musical instrument is n octaves?

When we say that this Piano/Keyboard is 5 octaves,Does it mean that 5 complete octaves (CDEFGAB CDEFGAB CDEFGAB CDEFGAB CDEFGAB) or 4 complete octaves plus C in octave 5 (CDEFGAB CDEFGAB CDEFGAB ...
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Carly Comando - Everyday. Do I need to use right pedal?

I am currently learning such a beautiful song like Everyday by Carly Comando. I have Kawai CN24 at home. The way it sounds is different from the original song that is why I have some concerns that ...
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Controller that only exist 2-controls, pitch bend and modulation

Right now I use my digital piano(yamaha p-35) and a midi-controller behringer umx. I Paired them together so that I can use my behringer functions alongside with my digital piano. But there was a ...
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How much digital piano polyphony is really needed for classical music?

I am looking for my very first piano to learn to play. I have only played a very little bit when I was a kid, and it was with a cheap acoustic upright piano at home. I'm not going to play ...
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Digital piano: adjacent notes make wavering “wobble” sound when played together

I played an acoustic piano for years, long ago. I just purchased my first digital piano to get back into it, a Yamaha P-35. I immediately started playing one of my old favorite songs. It sounds great ...
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What do the clavinova model numbers tell me?

When shopping for a used clavinova I tried to figure out which models are a good choice for me. Doing that, I quickly wondered what the CLP-model numbers are trying to tell me. For the most recent ...
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Is it important to have three pedals on a digital piano?

My son (7 y/o) is learning piano. Currently, he is using my crappy keyboard I bought over 20 years ago. I am looking at buying him a digital piano with proper key weightings and key velocity (...
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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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Alternate keyboard input methods for a digital touchscreen piano?

Typical digital touchscreen pianos I've seen mimic a physical keyboard, i.e. a series of vertical keys rising in pitch from left to right. My question is: are there alternative digital touchscreen ...