I’m not just a pianist, but I had the wonderful chance to sell the KR division of Roland digital pianos, for electric piano. I still love this brand for most reasons! Perhaps this is the 9-foot Steinway concert grand recording, or even the weighted keys with the same resistance as Steinway? The KR division is the most expensive for Roland, and often higher priced than their competitors. But there came a period I made a switch from this fantastic company to the Italian Manufacturer, Galileo Music!
Sure, Roland may have more “special features”, along with Kawaii and Yamaha in comparison to Galileo; yet there are a few subtle facts which can be quite interesting to find out, that may inspire you to decide on the Italian brand on the Japanese. The 1st is the standard of the stands. I can testify that Roland uses particle board which breaks quickly. Galileo stands are solid, and it also gives reassurance for moving your digital long distances or only a few feet. Also, the European Union has higher environmental standards than all of those other world, so the small parts on the inside your instrument, are high quality. Many similar highlights of the top end models will entail USB, MIDI Ports, and even MP3 docking stations. So concerning the extra “bells and whistles” that Roland offers, I can guarantee which you won’t use even half! They contain a lot of “cool” features without a doubt. But really, before making a choice to get based upon these, asses what you really are actually planning to use. Almost all of my customers didn’t wind up using those features that won them over within the sales pitch. They could have saved a few thousand along the way when they chose a different brand or model!
The caliber of touch on the upper end Roland models as well as the upper end Galileo, should be the same! Why? Because they both make use of an action purchased in an Italian manufacturer called Fatar. These actions hold the weight of the Hamburg Steinway concert grand, as well as the electronics both are programmed with Steinway sound since the default piano setting. Neither Roland nor Galileo make acoustic pianos. This is what sets them apart from Yamaha and Kawaii. Those two model their digital pianos after their particular acoustic ones. So essentially, when you consider the question, “Which digital piano do i need to buy?” you ought to realize that you are currently comparing Yamaha and Kawaii to Steinway. I realize that there are strong opinions regarding which top electric piano is better. Asian pianos generally have a much lighter touch than European. Therefore, if you know for several you prefer more resistance on the touch along with a deeper tone quality, then Roland and Galileo are your choices. But remember, should your primary goal is made for pure piano sound that you don’t have to tune repeatedly, you will get the identical quality sound and expression from Galileo upper end digital models! And you will not only save a bunch of money, but you’ll even feel as if your dollars went a 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, founding father of VIP Piano Club, who promotes pianos for Northwest Piano Gallery.
In case your primary goal is made for pure piano sound that you don’t must tune repeatedly, you will get the identical quality sound and expression from Galileo upper end digital models! And not only will you save a lot of money, but you’ll even feel as if your dollars went a lot further, as a result of quality of parts. And like I previously mentioned, the zsjetq stands are standard for Galileo (no pun intended).
The Roland digital piano is made with quality and produces nice piano tones, especially round the centre in the keyboard. The sound is a touch thin and false around 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 will 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 appear to be fixed on the internet so that you won’t be able to get a lot more than 5% off RRP. You will probably obtain a better deal on a Roland digital piano from your local music shop.
Korg might be better renowned for their high end keyboards and stage pianos. They actually do generate a limited variety of digital pianos that offer functions similar to the best digital piano keyboard. Korg digital pianos are usually inexpensive but their performance falls short of the Yamaha, Roland and Casio digital pianos. Hugely hyped up digital pianos! Kawai proclaim to get produced the perfect piano action and piano sound by some wizardry potion that hardly any other company can get – complete hogwash!
I actually have proven these digital pianos out and discover that this keys are too light and spongy as well as the sound is extremely bright, harsh and electronic.