The good thing about digital pianos is the versatility they offer for all categories of people of all ages and for different purposes as well. The simplicity of digital pianos makes it possible for anyone—no matter the playing level, age or sex, of those who plays them.
They can be used for personal or professional reasons, and have gone a long way to change the musical landscape in providing different but unique styles in the way hobbyists and musicians/students practice and play music.
However, buying a digital piano is always one challenging task that cannot be overemphasized. It can be very exhausting and sometimes frustrating when it comes to selecting the right digital piano for you. That is why this article was created to help you identify and select the right choice of Alesis’ digital pianos.
Here are the things to look for when buying your digital pianos.
What kind do I need?
Digital pianos are available in different kinds which include digital keyboard pianos, digital piano consoles, upright digital pianos, stage pianos, synthesizers, and a MIDI controller keyboard.
Digital keyboard pianos are the most pervasive and general kind of piano. They are usually portable, mobile, and come with a large or limited range of rhythms and tones. Upright digital pianos share similar functionality but are usually upright in construction—having a cabinet or some sort of support mechanism.
Stage pianos are strictly for the stage as they incorporate live performance technology. Digital piano console is like upright pianos, but sometimes with features that closely mirror a real acoustic piano.
While MIDI controllers and synthesizers both incorporate a wide range of sound aimed at music production, the latter usually do not have speakers and rely only on other devices using MIDI.
While some digital pianos come in 61 keys formation, others are available in 45 keys, 75 keys and 88 keys as well. A 45 key piano will be more perfect for kids while 61, 75 and 88 keys can be used by all classes of players—from beginners to professionals, depending on your convenient. Nevertheless, the keys of the piano should be very responsive and have great tone output.
Critically examine the piano if it has reliable tone and voice selections, microphone and MIDI/UDB play support, split play mechanism, record and playback functionality, and more. The functions will enable you to catch up quickly and develop your skills across different rhythms and style of play.