Casio Privia PX-130 88-Key Digital Stage Piano Review

The Casio Privia PX-130 88-Key Digital Stage Piano takes the portable digital piano to the next level with a great piano sound and a combination of features and technological enhancements. Through this review, you will discover the pros and cons and other important things you need to know about this particular digital stage piano model from Casio.

The first think I noticed about the PX-130 when I sat down to play it is the sound — Casio really nails down that authentic grand piano sound. The next thing I noticed is the new scaled hammer action keyboard (88 notes and tri-sensor). After playing it for a while in the store I became aware of the other nice features such as a built-in metronome and two-track recorder together with a duet mode and other recording features like the built-in USB MIDI interface and the USB connection which enables you to save the songs you have recorded.

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Review: Yamaha YPG-635 88 Key Weighted Portable Grand Piano

Combine a great sounding piano sound with attractive wood finish and then add in a host of useful and advanced features, the Yamaha YPG-635 88 Key Weighted Portable Grand Piano might just be the perfect portable digital piano for you. After this review, you will know significantly more about the YPG-635 including its pros and cons and other important considerations you should be aware about. So let’s get started with the review of Yamaha’s flagship consumer digital piano…

The Yamaha YPG-635 model comes with standard 64 note polyphony, a two-way speaker system (separate woofers and tweeters), a handy digital display, a multi track recorder, built-in reverb effects and digital signal processing (DSP) which adds different special effects.

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How to Buy a Digital Piano – Part 3

digital pianoWelcome to part 3 of How to Buy a Digital Piano. In part 1 and part 2 of this series, I offered the prospective buyer some revealing do’s and don’ts on how to buy a digital piano. But now I’m going going to reveal my final three insider tips that will enable you to shop like a pro.

What Kind of Music Will You Be Playing?

If you are taking classical piano lessons and intend on having a serious digital piano you should focus on buying a model with top-notch, authentic sound. Therefore having access to all kinds of non-piano sounds like an organ, electric piano, bass and drums may not be really necessary for you.

Also, if you are taking piano lessons you should consider the fact that some digital pianos have built in metronomes which will definitely help you improve your playing technique while you practice at home.

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digital pianoIn part 1 of How to Buy a Digital Piano, I talked about the importance of actually trying out a digital piano before you buy it. I also discussed the value of learning how to evaluate the sound of a digital piano.

Now in part 2, I’m going to share with you more insider tips on how to buy the perfect digital piano.

You’ll find out what you should be looking for in a digital piano’s keyboard action. I’ll discuss why it’s critical to determine who the end user is and finally I’ll reveal why it’s vitally important to know exactly where you’ll be playing your digital piano after you buy it.

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Yamaha P85 Digital Stage Piano Review

As another addition to the popular P series, the Yamaha P85 digital stage piano is a solid contender for those who are in the market for a great yet affordable digital piano. This review will help you a lot in uncovering everything you need to know about the P85 together with its pros and cons and my final rating.

Despite its luxurious 88 key keyboard, the first thing you’ll notice is that the P85 piano comes in a compact body and a full-sized GHS (Graded Hammer Standard) keyboard. It also has a total of 10 built-in high quality voices (grand piano, organ, some superb electric piano sounds and more) together with 64 note polyphony and a speaker system which is quite an improvement from the previous models of the P series.

Visually, the P85 also has its controls strategically laid out to allow you to operate the piano with just a single touch.

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How to Buy a Digital Piano – Part 1

how to buy a digital pianoBuying a digital piano can be stressful and bewildering experience. The typical digital piano on display in most music stores has so many flashing lights, buttons and sliders it can get very confusing.

First a bit of history: digital pianos have come a long way in the past 20 years. Back in the good old days, digital pianos sounded bad and the keyboard action was just awful — thankfully all that has changed. Today you can purchase a brand new digital piano for your home for a fraction of the cost of an acoustic upright piano that many families and schools used to have. Not only are digital pianos more portable, they now sound and even feel like concert grand pianos.

So what should you know before you decide to start shopping for a new digital piano?

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Review: Yamaha DGX 630 88 Full-Sized Digital Piano

With an assortment of useful features available both for beginners and professionals, the Yamaha DGX 630 88 Full-Sized Digital Piano is a great addition to the list of great digital pianos offered by Yamaha. This review will help you discover all of the features this model can offer together with some pros and cons that you should also be aware about.

The DGX 630 comes with a full-sized 88-key graded hammer standard keyboard which has a touch and sound similar to that of an acoustic grand piano (heavier on the low notes and lighter on the high notes). Two USB ports are also available which allows you to connect USB storage devices and other USB capable devices. The Yamaha DGX 630 also allows you to record up to six tracks so that you can also record accompaniments, rhythm parts, and sophisticated tunes — these are very cool features that will really help inspire the beginning and accomplished musician alike.

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Yamaha YDP-141 Digital Piano Review

The Yamaha YDP141 is an entry level digital upright piano from Yamaha’s Arius line. Despite being entry level it has the authentic concert grand piano sound that made Yamaha famous. Not only that, it comes with nice looking, sturdy stand and a comfortable padded bench. These nice bonuses will save you at least $150 in accessories that you’d otherwise have to buy yourself.

This particular Yamaha model can provide you with different features and advantages that other entry level digital pianos cannot offer. Moreover, there are also some important facts that you should be aware about before you decide to purchase this particular model so keep on reading this review to find out more…

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Review: Yamaha CP33 Stage Piano

The Yamaha CP33 Digital Stage Piano is the entry digital piano in their professional stage pianos lineup. This is basically the same piano as the Yamaha CP300 but about $1000 cheaper. The CP33 is a large step up from the P-series units in both sound and feel.

This piano is perfect for a professional gigging musician or an amateur that wants a serious digital piano. Let me cut to the chase — the sound is vibrant, sparking and authentic. You can actually hear harmonic overtones and felt dampers when using the pedal.

I had the privilege of finding one for sale at my local music store (these pianos are hard to find) and the sound was so sweet and inspiring I had to drag myself away from the keyboard.

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Welcome to Digital Pianos Reviewed!

Welcome to my site My name is Christopher Braun. I’ve been in love with music all of my life. As a child I was introduced to the piano at an early age and was fortunate enough to have taken classical piano lessons for 10 years.

After my piano lessons ended, I started playing improvisational piano eventually started playing with a band. I then decided to study music seriously and enrolled in a community college program for Recorded Music Production at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario Canada.

I now play the piano and compose music for my own enjoyment. I hope you enjoy the reviews of various digital pianos on this website. Please feel free to contribute any comments, feedback or any questions.