What Is A Digital Piano?
While it should seem at least a little bit obvious on the surface, the truth of the matter is that even many established musicians simply don’t understand exactly what a digital piano is.
This is because there is a lot of conflicting information out there in regards to exactly what digital pianos are capable of (and more specifically, what they are not capable of), leading people to shy away from these digital instruments even when they might be the exact type of solution that is based been dreaming about.
Hopefully this quick breakdown of digital pianos and exactly what they bring to the table – as well as some of their minor flaws that cannot be overlooked – gives you the kind of insider information you’ve been looking for to make the right purchasing decision.
Digital pianos are basically traditional pianos that have been shrunken down and digitalized
It doesn’t get any more simple or straightforward than this.
While pianos have been around for hundreds and hundreds of years, they are (traditionally) tremendously big and bulky – not to mention finicky – instruments. Musicians from all eras have been looking for the ultimate solution to shrink down their favorite pianos, but it’s only because of the recent boom in digital technology that they’ve been able to do so effectively.
Mostly comprised of the keyboard – with all of the other critical electronic components hiding behind the tight and compact form factor – digital keyboards come in a wide variety of shapes and size, and offer a range of different performance abilities.
Digital pianos have been designed for size and convenience
One of the biggest reasons that people continue to invest in digital piano solutions over traditional pianos is because of their size (digital pianos are ridiculously more compact than traditional pianos) as well as their convenience factor when it comes to post producing audio at a later date.
Most of the newer digital pianos have a number of connectivity options (and some of the high-end products even have post-production components built right in), making for a much easier audio editing process. You’ll also be able to carry your digital piano almost anywhere with you, without having to hire a moving company to tote your baby grand around each and every time you need to get to band practice.
There are a number of digital piano manufacturers out there, but you’ll want to stick to ones with a bit of a reputation in the industry
The only problem that most people have shopping for digital pianos is that they look at the price tag before any other feature. And while this is certainly something to pay close attention to (especially in our current down economy), the truth of the matter is that you’re probably going to need to spend at least a little bit of money to get an instrument that will meet your specific needs.
Working closely with the higher end manufacturers will obviously give you a better product – not only protecting your investment for years and years to come, but also giving you the kind of high level performance and sound output that you’ve been looking for.