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Digital Piano : What is it?

Digital Pianos

A digital piano is the electronic version of the standard piano. It provides the same sound quality and same playing feel as a traditional home piano. It is a small and light instrument with no tuning requirements. It can produce various piano timbres and integrate MIDI implementation. It has a transposition feature and a headphone and other audio outputs. Compared to a traditional home piano, it is modern, cheap, and simple to use. However, it still cannot cannot replace the traditional piano in term of sound, tone, and touch. 

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Types of Digital Pianos

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Kinds of Digital Pianos include the following:

Straight digital piano

  • A straight digital piano is a simple instrument.
  • It produces an excellent piano sound and tone.
  • It only has a limited selection of sounds such as strings, harpsichord, and vibes.
  • It is commonly made with a standard 88-note keyboard. A cheaper model usually has a 76-note keyboard.
  • It can have a built-in recorder or a metronome, and built-in sequencer that aids in composition and playing.
  • It can be integrated with MIDI implementation that allows it to control and be controlled by a sequencer or other electronic instruments.
  • It has a compact and lightweight design that can be positioned in any area.
  • It is ideal for pianists who want a great piano sound, tone, and touch.


Ensemble digital piano

  • An ensemble digital piano is designed with the features of both a straight digital pianos and an advanced home keyboard.
  • It features a great range of accompaniment rhythms, instrumental voices, chord patterns, and sound effects.
  • It can be integrated with MIDI implementation that allows it to control or be controlled by a sequencer or other electronic instruments.
  • It can have a built-in disk drive for loading MIDI data.
  • It has a compact and lightweight design that can be positioned in any area.
  • It is ideal for beginner and advanced pianists.
  • It is very expensive.


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Choosing Digital Pianos (Buying tips)

MIDI implementation: Choose a digital piano that can be integrated with MIDI implementation that allows it to control and be controlled by a sequencer or other electronic instruments. For storing MIDI data, look for one with a built-in disk drive or an external media card slot.

Built-in sequencer
: Choose a digital piano with a built-in sequencer that can help you play and compose musical pieces. You can also use it to record several music tracks for later playback.

Lighted keys: If you are a beginner, look for a digital piano with lighted keys that allows you to learn musical pieces easily by pressing the appropriate keys that light up.

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