Today’s pianos are much more than just a keyboard with strings. They can be connected to speakers or headphones, record and playback your performance, have many alternate voices and functions that can help you practice, and also have recording capabilities. Most digital pianos today are hybrid versions of the old classics and modern technology. In other words, they are something in between a traditional piano and an electronic one.
The Yamaha Arius YDP-144 Rosewood is a great digital piano for any aspiring pianist. The Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) action combines with Yamaha CFX piano sampling and Damper Resonance to recreate the touch, tone and expression of an acoustic piano. The optional iOS app, Smart Pianist, makes navigation and configuration easier than ever.
GHS weighted action is heavier in the low keys and lighter in the high keys, just like an acoustic piano. The special matte black key tops are designed to absorb moisture and remain tactile after extended use without becoming slippery.more
A Yamaha P71 88-key weighted action digital piano. This Amazon exclusive model includes power adapter and sustain pedal. The 88 fully weighted piano style keys simulate the feel of an acoustic piano and provide a quality playing experience. Contains 10 different voices, including digitally sampled tones from real Yamaha acoustic grand pianos.
The Yamaha P125 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano is a fully weighted digital piano with 88 full sized piano style keys. The GHS weighted action is heavier in the low keys and lighter in the high keys, just like an acoustic piano. A built-in Pure CF sound engine faithfully reproduces the tone of the acclaimed Yamaha 9 feet CFIIIS Concert grand piano. Tempo range: 5 to 280.
Casio PX-870 is a metronome with recording and playback features and a variety of 19 instrument Tones available. It has 3 sensitivity levels, touch response and an off setting. There are 256 notes of polyphony so complex performances sound natural. The Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II keyboard has an incredible feel and captures the dynamics of a performance with unparalleled speed and accuracy.
I was having a boogy at The Breakfast Club in Melbourne with two of my closest homies, Hans and Joe, having a generally excellent time when a song came on that we could only describe in the moment as the happiest, most uplifting and feel-good techno track we had ever heard. The entire venue erupted. We were asking people around us if they knew what it was called to no avail. Shazam was coming up with nothing. We even waited until after the DJ’s set to ask him what it was, but he didn’t quite understand what song we were talking about as we attempted to explain it to him (heavily under the influence mind you).
For months after that day, I would occasionally go on a hunt for the song, thinking to myself “I have to find it, it’s out there somewhere”. I dove into the club’s and the DJ’s soundcloud, sifting through all of the sets, but the song was nowhere to be found.
18 months passed and I’m partying on the other side of the world in Amsterdam. Hans and Joe, the same two homies, had recommended this particular event, gawking at the line-up and telling me I had to attend on their behalf, so attend I did. Featuring N’to, Joachim Pastore and Worakls, it was one of the best events I had been to up to that point, the crowd and vibe were awesome as each set surpassed the one before it as the best that I had danced to.
It’s 5am and Worakls is finishing his set when out of the excellence, the song plays. The most uplifting track in existence. I’m gobsmacked and ecstatic as I turn to my Dutch friend Maarten and hysterically ask him if he knows it. “Yeah man, it’s one of Worakls’ own songs. Adagio For Square.” 18 months after I initially heard it with them, Hans and Joe sent me to an event where I watched the artist who made it play it in the peak of his set during Amsterdam Dance Event on the other side of the world. Pretty good music moment.