Keyboards provide a unique alternative to ordinary pianos, they have the ability to produce a range of sounds, which are pre recorded and stored electronically. Keyboards are lighter, more versatile and a lot cheaper than their digital piano or acoustic piano counterparts. For around $200 you can get a keyboard of reasonable quality like this CTK2200 Casio Keyboard and not be to concerned if you or your child looses interest in playing all too soon. Because of their price, keyboards are an extremely common way to learn piano basics and to later graduate to a digital or genuine piano. Having said that, there are plenty of people who enjoy the pop synth sound of the keyboard and enjoy the mixing potential of a quality keyboard, something to be played on stage. If that’s something you are interested in, then you can’t go past the A500PRO Midi Controller Roland Keyboard. It’s got all the bells and whistles, including finger pad drums, knobs, sliders and sample buttons, great for mixing, performances or studio recording. Music Mart has a great selection of Casio Keyboards, which are generally the better option for cheap keyboards, whereas Yamaha keyboards are typically a better choice for the more expensive varieties. That of course is not always true but it’s a simple guide to help you make choosing easier.
Good Quality Keyboards
The features of the best keyboards are heavily reliant on a few simple things, including good touch sensitivity, which basically means, the intensity of the sound produced is determined by the force applied to the keys. This is an attempt to make keyboards feel and sound more like real pianos. Another feature typical of a good keyboard is its ability to play many notes at the same time; this is referred to as polyphony. The quality of the speakers and the keys is also another factor that defines a good keyboard. This means quality amps and speakers and keys that feel less plasticky. You should also look for a keyboard with at least 61 keys, an ordinary piano has 88.
Your typical portable keyboards come with hundreds of rhythms and pre recorded songs that you can play along to. Keyboards also allow the user to play, using alternate instruments and sounds, including organs, woodwinds bells, drums, and brass. Other features include headphone jacks, recording capabilities, LCD screens and programmable sounds. Music Mart doesn’t aim to stock the most, but rather aims to stock the best value products from the most trusted brands, Yamaha keyboards and Casio keyboards.
To learn more about Music Marts range of keyboards or to make a purchase, please call 9250 2015 or email us for a quick reply.