I’m not just a pianist, however i had the wonderful chance to sell the KR division of Roland digital pianos, for portable digital piano. I still love this brand for many reasons! Perhaps it is the 9-foot Steinway concert grand recording, or even the weighted keys with the exact same resistance as Steinway? The KR division is regarded as the expensive for Roland, and often more expensive than their competitors. But there came a time I made a switch from this fantastic company to the Italian Manufacturer, Galileo Music!
Sure, Roland may have more “features”, in addition to Kawaii and Yamaha when compared with Galileo; yet there are several subtle facts which can be quite interesting to know, which could inspire you to decide on the Italian brand over the Japanese. The First is the standard of the stands. I could testify that Roland uses particle board which breaks effortlessly. Galileo stands are solid, and it also gives reassurance for moving your digital long distances or just a few feet. Also, the European Union has higher environmental standards than the rest of the world, therefore the small parts on the inside of your instrument, are good quality. Many similar attributes of top of the end models will entail USB, MIDI Ports, and also MP3 docking stations. So concerning the extra “special features” that Roland offers, I can guarantee that you simply won’t use even half! They consist of a lot of “cool” features without a doubt. But really, before you make a choice to purchase based upon these, asses what you are actually actually going to use. Almost all of my customers didn’t wind up using those features that won them over in the sales pitch. They can have saved a few thousand along the way should they selected a different brand or model!
The standard of touch on the upper end Roland models and also the upper end Galileo, ought to be the same! Why? Because they both work with an action purchased from an Italian manufacturer called Fatar. These actions hold the weight of the Hamburg Steinway concert grand, as well as the electronics are generally programmed with Steinway sound since the default piano setting. Neither Roland nor Galileo make acoustic pianos. This is exactly what sets them apart from Yamaha and Kawaii. Those two model their digital pianos after their very own acoustic ones. So essentially, when you think about the question, “Which digital piano do i need to buy?” you ought to realize that you are comparing Yamaha and Kawaii to Steinway. I realize there are strong opinions concerning which electric piano keyboard is most beneficial. Asian pianos usually have a much lighter touch than European. Therefore, if you know for several you like more resistance on the touch as well as a deeper tone quality, then Roland and Galileo are the choices. But remember, in case your primary goal is perfect for pure piano sound that you simply don’t have to tune again and again, you will definately get exactly the same quality sound and expression from Galileo upper end digital models! And not only will you save a ton of money, but you’ll even feel like your dollars went a whole lot further, due to the quality of parts. And like I previously mentioned, the durable stands are standard for Galileo (no pun intended).
This article has been authored by improvisation pianist Ryan David Dwyer, founder of VIP Piano Club, who promotes pianos for Northwest Piano Gallery.
If your main goal is for pure piano sound that you don’t have to tune again and again, you will definately get the same quality sound and expression from Galileo upper end digital models! And not only will you save a lot of money, but you’ll even think that your dollars went a whole lot further, because of the quality of parts. And like I previously mentioned, the zsjetq stands are standard for Galileo (no pun intended).
The Roland digital piano is built with quality and produces nice piano tones, especially around the centre from the keyboard. The sound is a little thin and false across the middle to high treble though. Roland has long been proven to value their brand extremely highly and will not reduce their prices if this means the quality of their digital pianos could be compromised. The sound sampling for the Roland digital piano is obtained from a Steinway concert grand piano. Price: Basic modesl start from $1000. Prices are most often fixed on the internet which means you won’t get a lot more than 5% off RRP. You will probably get yourself a better deal on the Roland digital piano from the local music shop.
Korg are perhaps better recognized for their top quality keyboards and stage pianos. They do generate a limited range of digital pianos that offer functions like the digital piano. Korg digital pianos are usually inexpensive however performance falls lacking the Yamaha, Roland and Casio digital pianos. Hugely hyped up digital pianos! Kawai proclaim to have produced the ideal piano action and piano sound by some wizardry potion that not one other company can obtain – complete hogwash!
I actually have proven these digital pianos out and locate that this keys are extremely light and spongy and the sound is quite bright, harsh and electronic.