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digital piano has plastic clunking sound

All digital pianos will have some kind of mechanical extraneous sound, but the clicking from your digital piano is exceptionally loud. (Either that, or you recorded your example with the volume very ...
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MIDI input "cool-down" problem

TL;DR: whatever is the cause for this problem, it will very likely be fixed by using a different USB MIDI adapter. This problem seemed so familiar and now I remembered what it was: running status. ...
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Why is this part on my digital piano making a clicking/popping noise?

They're the actual key-press sensors. From what I recall [I'm not a pro repairer but I've had a lot of Yamahas in bits over the years, I used to work for them] it's mounted as one single strip. I ...
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Can i connect my P-45 Digital Piano to play keys on my computer?

In a nutshell, you have downloaded a driver for your keyboard which allows your PC to recognize what you play on the keyboard. The next step is to get software which will know what to do with that ...
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What features are lost when using connected digital piano instead directly synthesizer?

The ASM Hydrasynth keyboards have one rather uncommon feature: polyphonic aftertouch. Many piano-style keyboards do not have aftertouch at all, and most MIDI keyboards that have aftertouch, send only ...
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What features are lost when using connected digital piano instead directly synthesizer?

MIDI keyboards sold as such usually supports aftertouch and all the "normal" knob tweaking, so that's rarely a problem. They come with a default and if you need something else, you can do ...
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Why is this part on my digital piano making a clicking/popping noise?

Those are, as @Tetsujin points out, the keypress sensors. The rubber dome collapses as you press the associated key, and closes an electrical circuit underneath. When the dome is compressed, its ...
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KD-160 Kohler piano audio outputs not working

My first thoughts were to use a cheap headset, that would still allow everything else to be heard, maybe only using one earpiece. Plugged into the headphone outlet. The second would involve a monitor ...
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What are the practical advantages of keyboards with non-weighted keys vs. weighted hammer action?

These are the features of modern (21st century) digital keyboard / synthesizer / piano / organ: Weighted or not Graded weighting or uniform (graded implies heavier for lower notes to mimic the ...
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What features are lost when using connected digital piano instead directly synthesizer?

A good digital piano should send all the MIDI data out, including things like aftertouch and any control messages. Of course the sounds you are using on your synthesizer need to be programmed to ...
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Roland FP-10 usb connection and charging -- which way?

To address your first paragraph: The MIDI-to-USB converter being an ‘active element’ means that the converter itself needs power. MIDI doesn't carry power (only a ground, and a balanced pair for the ...
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Roland FP-10 usb connection and charging -- which way?

Such functionality would be mentioned in the manual. As I couldn't easily find anything regarding charging via USB, I would assume there is no charging in either direction. From my experience, this is ...
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Learning Piano/Keyboard

For eg: if the song shows melody note D in treble clef, I play GBD in RH if the chord name suggest G at top of the treble clef, then use LH with 5th finger on only G below octave. Yes, that is the ...
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Learning Piano/Keyboard

Your approach is certainly a valid way to get started playing chords. As you get more used to it, you might make some changes, like using other fingers of the left hand based on what's convenient, or ...
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Roland PHA-4 keybed -- what is the octave width?

This is an 88-note weighted keyboard, designed to emulate a piano keyboard. It's inconceivable that such a keyboard would have 'mini keys'. So the octave width will be 165mm, same as every other ...
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MIDI input "cool-down" problem

[PROBLEM SOLVED] For those who are struggling with a similar problem: I decided to give the MIDI-USB interface one last try, and by pure coincidence it happened to work. What I did was I accidentaly ...
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