I’m not just a pianist, however i had the wonderful chance to sell the KR division of Roland digital pianos, for electric piano price. I still love this brand for many reasons! Perhaps this is the 9-foot Steinway concert grand recording, or the weighted keys with the same resistance as Steinway? The KR division is regarded as the 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 might have more “features”, along with Kawaii and Yamaha when compared with Galileo; yet there are some subtle facts that are quite interesting to know, which could inspire you to choose the Italian brand over the Japanese. The 1st is the quality of the stands. I will testify that Roland uses particle board which breaks very easily. Galileo stands are solid, and it also gives reassurance for moving your digital long distances or just a couple feet. Also, the European Union has higher environmental standards than all of those other world, and so the small parts on the inside of your instrument, are good quality. Many similar highlights 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 you that you won’t use even half! They are loaded with plenty of “cool” features without a doubt. But really, before making a determination to get based upon these, asses what you are actually actually planning to use. Most of my customers didn’t wind up using those features that won them over inside the sales pitch. They can have saved several thousand during this process if they selected a different brand or model!
The caliber of touch on the upper end Roland models and also the upper end Galileo, needs to be the same! Why? Since they both work with an action purchased from an Italian manufacturer called Fatar. These actions possess the weight of the Hamburg Steinway concert grand, and 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 aside from Yamaha and Kawaii. Those two model their digital pianos after their very own acoustic ones. So essentially, whenever you consider the question, “Which digital piano must i buy?” you should realize that you are currently comparing Yamaha and Kawaii to Steinway. I realize that we now have strong opinions as to which 88 digital piano is most beneficial. Asian pianos generally have a lot lighter touch than European. Therefore, once you learn for certain you want more resistance on the touch as well as a deeper tone quality, then Roland and Galileo are the choices. But bear in mind, if your main goal is for pure piano sound that you don’t have to tune repeatedly, you will definitely get exactly the same quality sound and expression from Galileo upper end digital models! And you will not only save a ton 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 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 on behalf of Northwest Piano Gallery.
In case your primary aim is made for pure piano sound that you simply don’t must tune over and over again, you will definately get exactly the same quality sound and expression from Galileo upper end digital models! And you will not only save a lot of money, but you’ll even feel as if your dollars went a whole lot further, as a result of quality of parts. And like I discussed earlier, 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 in the keyboard. The sound is a little thin and false across the middle to high treble though. Roland is definitely 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 your Roland digital piano is extracted from a Steinway concert grand piano. Price: Basic modesl start from $1000. Prices are most often fixed on the internet so you won’t get far more than 5% off RRP. You will likely get yourself a better deal over a Roland digital piano from the local music shop.
Korg are perhaps better known for their top quality keyboards and stage pianos. They do create a limited selection of digital pianos that provide functions like the good digital piano. Korg digital pianos are quite reasonably priced however their performance falls short of 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 no other company can get – complete hogwash!
We have tried and tested these digital pianos out and discover the keys are extremely light and spongy and the sound is quite bright, harsh and electronic.