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.

Key features

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.

Alesis Melody 61 MKII - 61 Key Music Keyboard
  • Feature Packed Digital Piano for Beginners – Portable Electric keyboard piano with 61 premium piano style keys and built in speakers for practicing and performing to your friends and family
  • Premium Electric Piano Keyboard Sounds – 300 voices (including Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, Strings, Organ, Synth, Drums & much more); intuitive Layer & split modes to develop your keyboard skills
  • Practice Makes Perfect – ¼” stereo headphone output mutes the built in speakers; 40 Demo songs; accompaniment mode with 300 built-in rhythms; built in record feature for recording your performance
  • Powerful Educational Features – Skoove 3 month premium subscription for interactive online piano lessons; 2 months of live video lessons from TakeLessons
  • Everything you Need – Includes an easy-to-assemble stand, a bench with 3 adjustable height settings, headphones, a music rest, a power adapter and a microphone for singing along while you play
Alesis Recital Pro - Digital Electric Piano / Keyboard
  • A Digital Piano That’s Tailored to You – Feature-packed electric keyboard with 88 premium full-sized weighted hammer action keys with adjustable touch response to suit your preferred playing style
  • Premium Sounds – 12 voices (Incl. Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Synth, and Bass), built-in FX: Chorus, Modulation, Reverb, and 2 built in 20W speakers for clear, room-filling sound
  • All The Right Connections – ¼” sustain pedal input (pedal not included), ¼” stereo headphone output for private practice and stereo outputs for connection to speakers/amplifiers
  • Play the Keyboard Wherever You Go – Power via the included power adapter or 6 D cell batteries (not included) for professional piano performance anywhere
  • Powerful Educational Features – Standard, split, layer, record and lesson modes with 128-note max polyphony and Skoove 3 month premium subscription for expert interactive online piano lessons
Alesis V49 - 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller
  • MIDI Keyboard with 49 full-sized, velocity sensitive square-front keys, perfect for playing Virtual Instruments
  • 8 velocity- and pressure-sensitive backlit pads for beat production and clip launching
  • 4 assignable knobs and 4 assignable buttons interface with your music software. Seamless, visual feedback via illuminated buttons and knobs
  • Octave Up and Down buttons let you access the full keyboard range and Pitch and modulation wheels deliver expressive, creative control
  • Premium Software Included – Includes ProTools, First Alesis Edition, Ableton Live Lite 9 and Eleven Lite, plus Mini Grand, DB-33 and Xpand 2 virtual instrument software by Air Music Tech
Alesis Q49 MKII - 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller
  • Music Production and Beat Maker Essential – USB powered MIDI controller with 49 full size MIDI keyboard velocity-sensitive keys for studio production, virtual synthesizer control and beat production
  • Complete Control – Octave / Transpose buttons to access the full piano range; Pitch bend and modulation wheels; Assignable volume knob and transport controls for tactile DAW and virtual synth control
  • Universal Compatibility – Complete compatibility with any music production app that accepts a MIDI controller including Ableton Live, ProTools, Cubase, Logic, MPC Beats and more
  • Make Music Anywhere – Works with iOS devices for use with apps including Garageband, via the Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately)
  • Professional Software Suite Included – ProTools | First Alesis Edition, Akai Professional MPC Beats, four virtual instruments from AIR Music Tech and 60 free MIDI controller lessons from Melodics
Alesis VMini | Portable 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller
  • Compact USB powered design lets you create anywhere
  • 25 expressive velocity sensitive, Synth action mini keys
  • 4 backlit velocity sensitive drum pads; 4 backlit assignable knobs
  • Dedicated octave, pitch bend, modulation, and sustain buttons
  • Includes xpand 2 virtual instrument software by air music tech
Alesis Virtue - 88-Key Beginner Digital Piano
  • Everything You Need – 88 full-sized keys with velocity sensitivity and adjustable touch response, 3 pedals (sustain, soft, sostenuto), easy-to-assemble wooden stand with music rest and an adjustable piano bench.
  • Superior Sound – 360 built-in premium voices with the ability to split or layer 2 voices simultaneously; 30-watt stereo speakers (15W X 2) and 128-note max polyphony for realistic sound and playability
  • Compose, Create, Record – One-touch song mode with 160 built-in accompaniment styles; 80 demo songs; Record mode enables you to record and then listen back to your performance
  • Powerful Educational Features – Lesson mode divides the keyboard into two sections with the same pitch and voice; Built-in metronome with a 30-280 BPM range; Backlit LCD screen clearly shows chord names and notation
  • Learn Piano Today – Includes Skoove 3-month premium subscription for expert interactive online piano lessons
Alesis Harmony 61 - 61 Key Ultra-Portable Keyboard
  • Pro Keyboard Performance – Ultra-portable digital keyboard with 61 velocity-sensitive keys, adjustable touch response and built-in speakers – perfect for beginners and more experienced players alike
  • Powerful Educational Features – Lesson Mode develops essential playing techniques and grades your progress; Dual Mode combines two voices simultaneously, creating a rich layered sound; Split Mode divides the keyboard into two sections, ideal for traditional tuition sessions
  • In Demand Sound – Play along to 100 built-in rhythms with 320 instruments sounds, you can even record your own backing tracks!
  • Learn with Ease – Intuitive backlit LCD screen with chord dictionary and notation plus 1/8-inch aux input for connecting your tablet or mobile device to play along with your favourite tunes!
  • Includes online music lessons from Skoove – Free 3-month Skoove Premium Subscription with full access to all courses – start playing better today!
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