Digital and Stage Pianos Not quite the real thing but a pretty good second...
Digital Pianos

A digital piano is a modern electronic musical instrument designed in the way it feels to play, and in the sound it produces to provide an accurate simulation of an acoustic piano. It will however NOT sound and feel like the 'real thing', because you cannot replicate exactly the polyphonic effects of string tension on an iron frame, or the natural resonance of a damper system, and strings freely vibrating.

What digitals lack in character and gradation of touch, they make up for with a number offactors, some of which are not available on a conventional acoustic piano

Advantages of a Digital Piano

  • Portability - Easily taken from one location to another. Fits into many cars with the seats folded down, and far easier to deliver to basements or upper floors.
  • Multi-functional - additional voices with the most common being 2 X pianos, string instruments, harpsichord, organ, and choir. Often sequencing to a limited extent, and interface connections for USB and MIDI extends the capability with computers
  • Maintenance free - Do not require tuning

Digital pianos can often be a stepping stone to a real acoustic piano, or a useful second instrument in another location. Clever marketing by manufacturers has attempted to sell the digital piano as the real thing, and we feel that where possible and acoustic piano should be the first choice, especially where beginners are concerned. It is so important in the early stages to develop the strength in the back of the hands and fingers to encourage individual dexterity giving control for expression and intonation at a later stage.

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Roland Model F20

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  • Dimensions: Width : 128,2 cm | Height :13,2 cm | Depth: 41,5cm | Weight : 20 kg Specifications F-20 Catalogue
  • Special Price: 499.00

If you’re looking for the first piano for your child, the F-20 is the ideal choice. Delivering Roland’s acclaimed piano technologies at a breakthrough price, this compact and attractive instrument offers best-in-class performance that provides a solid foundation for learning the instrument the right way. Its rich, authentic tone inspires young players to explore and develop their musical expression, while the fine weighted keyboard action derived from Roland’s flagship models provides a true acoustic grand touch that’s essential for proper piano education. As a digital instrument, the F-20 presents many advantages over traditional acoustic pianos to encourage learning and make playing fun, including recording and metronome functions, onboard rhythm accompaniment, and a wide selection of sounds beyond the piano. In addition, free Roland piano apps allow you to use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with the F-20, providing a great way to motivate kids with play-along songs and enjoyable interactive features.

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Kawai Model KDP90

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  • Dimensions: Width : 136cm | Height : 85cm | Depth: 40cm | Weight : 38Kg Specifications KDP90 Catalogue (1Mb)
  • Special Price: 840.00

The KDP90’s Advanced Hammer Action IV-F (AHA IV-F) keyboard action has been developed to represent the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano. Its springless technology and sturdy construction delivers consistent upward and downward motion for a smooth, natural, and highly authentic piano playing experience. Moreover, just as acoustic pianos utilise heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers, the AHA IV-F keyboard action also employs different hammer weights, appropriately graded for each playing range. Such realistic details provide greater stability during fortissimo passages, while preserving delicate pianissimo control, to satisfy the demands of even the most discerning pianist.

Grand Piano Sound 

The KDP90 digital piano captures the beautiful sound of Kawai’s highly acclaimed EX concert grand piano, with all 88 keys of this exceptional instrument meticulously recorded, analysed and faithfully reproduced using proprietary Harmonic Imaging technology. This unique process accurately recreates the broad dynamic range of the original grand piano, affording pianists an outstanding level of expressiveness ranging from the softest pianissimo to the boldest fortissimo. Additional reverberation effects that simulate the acoustic environment of a recital room, live stage, or concert hall are also applied, resulting in a rich, vibrant acoustic piano tone that delivers breathtaking realism and authenticity.

Digital Piano Convenience

Complementing its authentic keyboard action and rich grand piano sound, the KDP90 offers a variety of useful digital features. For aspiring pianists, the integrated metronome, lesson songs and dual headphone jacks ensure that practise is both productive and engaging, while more advanced musicians will appreciate the alternative instrument sounds, Dual playing mode, and song recorder functions.

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