All you need to know before buying a digital keyboard.
Before buying digital keyboards or pianos, you need to consider which particular model is the most suitable for your needs.If you rush out and buy something randomly, or worse still order something over the internet that you’ve never seen before, then you could be making a very costly mistake.The type of instrument you choose will also depend on your abilities and whether you are already able to play or a complete beginner.A person who is a beginner would befit from a simple and compact digital keyboard. However, a person who has somewhat knowledge and can play a bit would want a digital piano with all 88 keys.
Digital keyboards will definitely be more preferable if you wish to create new sounds and exhibit all instruments of an entire band.If it is more important to feel and sound as if you are playing a real acoustic piano, then digital pianos are the way forward.For a more authentic sound, you will want to choose a model which has Touch Response.This feature ensures that similar to old fashioned pianos, the volume is adjusted in accordance to the pressure levied by your fingertips.
Then there is the question of portability – will your new keyboard or piano stay in one place or do you need to move it around?Different models differ greatly in size. So choose the right digital piano or digital keyboard to suit your lifestyle.It will help you to know in advance whether stuff such as metronome, a transposing function or automatic function will ever be used, as most models have a wide range of features to choose from.It would be perfect to have an in built program that can teach you how to play a digital piano from scratch.
If you wish to create complex music including different voices and sounds at the same time, useful functions on digital keyboards would be polyphony and vocal harmony.Also decide upon the recording capability that will be required.A simple 2-track may suffice for beginners, but for others, the full 16 track facility may be required.Also the desired electronic compatibility needs to be considered.Some models can be connected to computers, external microphones, amplifiers and a range of other instruments or gadgets.Also check out if internet connectivity will be required to download or upload music files from the digital keyboard.
Last, but not least, there is the question of which brand to buy.If you choose a big name brand, you have the reassurance of their longstanding expertise and reputation, and solid guarantees.The Casio range goes from simple beginners’ keyboards to more expensive instruments, and Yamaha, Roland, Casio and Kawai produce the kind of high-spec digital keyboards used by professional musicians.Each brand has a different sound and feel to their digital pianos so it’s always best to try them out before buying.