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Factors to Consider in Choosing a Digital Piano

Not everyone can afford a genuine piano. But it doesn’t mean that you have to give up your desire to learn how to play the instrument. You can buy a digital pianos instead. If this is your first time buying, here are the following factors that you should first consider:

1.    Brand
If you want a long-lasting digital piano and you have the budget to buy, you should choose from the best-selling brands of the piano. It includes the Casio, Yamaha, Korg, Williams, and Roland pianos. They are reputable for a reason. With proper care, you have the assurance that your digital piano will last for an extended period of time.

2.    Tone and voice selection
Reputable piano brands nowadays struggle to create a realistic piano tone just like what you hear from an acoustic piano. If you long to play a genuine piano, it can be a great choice for you. In that way, you will get used to playing acoustic piano in the near future. It should also match the level of your expertise and knowledge.

3.    Hammer action technology and Key sensitivity
The key sensitivity and hammer action technology of the piano varies in different brands of piano. You can choose a simple plastic touch key that is highly responsive to a graded hammer action keybed system that’s full of advanced features. Check the GH systems of Yamaha or the PHA systems of Roland if you want to get a sample.

4.    Tone generation

Similar to the hammer action technology, the tone generation also varies in different companies. It is important that you choose the right tone generation that will match the note you are planning to play. For instance, Casio prides themselves on the proprietary AiF and AiR sound sources. On the other hand, Yamaha offers the Pure CF Sound Engine and the Roland has their own mystical piano technology.

5.    Connectivity
The connectivity features of a beginner digital piano are completely different from an advanced digital piano model. It can vary from the USB to Host ports that will allow connectivity to dual headphone jacks and AUX outputs as well.

6.    Price
If you have the budget, you can buy an advanced model of a digital piano. The cost will start from $800 to $5000. However, if you are still a beginner and on a tight budget, you can still enjoy learning piano with a beginner model. The cost will vary from $200 to $600. As much as possible, avoid inferior brands of the piano because the poor sound quality makes it appear that your skills aren’t improving at all. Opt for a high-quality digital piano that will give you the very opportunity to learn and make the most out of your every session.

These are the factors that you need to consider when buying a digital piano. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be able to buy the right digital piano for you. You don’t need to burn a hole in your pocket just to develop great piano skills.
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