Would you like to purchase a digital piano but don’t really know what you’re looking for? Well, luckily for you, our music store has all of the digital pianos Perth locals could possibly want!
But, when trying to choose from our extensive range of digital pianos, how can you tell which type is right for you?
By asking the following questions, you’ll be on track to purchasing your ideal digital piano!
Is a Digital Piano Right for You?
There are a few differences between an acoustic piano and a digital piano. If you’re after the flexibility of a digital piano, you’ll love the following features.
Convenience and Portability
Lighter and more compact than their acoustic counterparts, most digital models can be broken down for storage, and if you want to take your piano to offsite performances, you’ll love how easily they can fit in a spacious car boot or van.
Even digital varieties that resemble acoustic pianos with large cabinets are still a lighter, more portable option.
Do you want to play your piano without disturbing the rest of your family? Well, digital pianos come with fantastic sound functionality, so you can control the volume, or even play through headphones for silent play. You can also add other sounds to your performance with the in-built sound set, such as percussion and drums.
Not every type of digital piano functions the same way sound-wise, so make sure you ask whether or not the model you’re interested in has volume control and an in-built sound set that will suit your needs.
Most digital pianos come with recording capabilities, so you can record as you go. This is a great feature if you’re a beginner, or are writing your own music, as you can listen back to your music and critique it whenever you like.
If you select a digital piano with MIDI capability, you’ll be able to connect to your computer or recording equipment. Most pianos will also have a USB port, which will make connecting your instrument to your audio gear nice and easy.
Which Model is Right for You?
How Experienced are You?
If you’re just starting out, a low-cost model with built-in learning tools could be your best option, however, if you’re more experienced, you might need to be pickier when it comes to touch response and velocity sensitivity.
Where Will it be Stored?
Before you even start looking for a piano, measure your space to find out what dimensions you can work with. If you’re shopping for a kid, also make sure the keyboard isn’t too high for them. You can even check your digital piano to see if it’s height adjustable.
What’s the Keyboard Action and Touch Response Like?
If you want to re-create the feeling of playing an acoustic piano, opt for a keyboard with weighted or semi-weighted keys. For a truly authentic feel, find out whether the keys have a small hammer embedded in them. If they do, it will make a subtle ‘thunk’ when you press the key, simulating the typical response of an acoustic piano’s keybed.
A good quality digital piano should also be able to sense subtle differences in velocity, which can change the volume of each note. Cheaper options will have a level switch, which is an easy way of telling if the piano has proper velocity-sensitive, as better quality models won’t have the level switch.
Is the Sound Quality any Good?
A good-quality digital piano will have more digital memory than a cheaper one. The bigger the piano’s memory, the more high-resolution the sounds will be. The quality of the amplifiers and speakers used in digital pianos will also affect the overall sound quality.