I’m not simply a pianist, but I had the wonderful opportunity to sell the KR division of Roland digital pianos, for digital upright piano. I still love this brand for most reasons! Perhaps this is the 9-foot Steinway concert grand recording, or the weighted keys with the exact same resistance as Steinway? The KR division is the most expensive for Roland, and often higher priced than their competitors. But there came a time I made a switch from this fantastic company to the Italian Manufacturer, Galileo Music!
Sure, Roland might have more “features”, as well as Kawaii and Yamaha compared to Galileo; yet there are a few subtle facts which are quite interesting to learn, which could inspire you to decide on the Italian brand on the Japanese. The First is the quality of the stands. I will testify that Roland uses particle board which breaks quickly. Galileo stands are solid, and it gives reassurance for moving your digital long distances or only a few feet. Also, the European Union has higher environmental standards than the rest of the world, and so 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 even MP3 docking stations. So regarding the extra “special features” that Roland offers, I will assure you which you won’t use even half! They are loaded with tons of “cool” features without a doubt. But really, prior to making a choice to get based upon these, asses what you are actually likely to use. The majority of my customers didn’t end up using those features that won them over in the sales hype. They can have saved a couple of thousand during this process when they selected a different brand or model!
The standard of touch on the upper end Roland models as well as the upper end Galileo, ought to be the same! Why? Because they both make use of an action purchased from an Italian manufacturer called Fatar. These actions hold the weight of the Hamburg Steinway concert grand, and the electronics both are programmed with Steinway sound as 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 own personal acoustic ones. So essentially, whenever you consider the question, “Which digital piano should I buy?” you should realize that you are currently comparing Yamaha and Kawaii to Steinway. I realize there are strong opinions concerning which cheap electric piano is better. Asian pianos generally have a much lighter touch than European. Therefore, once you know for several you prefer more resistance on the touch along with a deeper tone quality, then Roland and Galileo will be the choices. But remember, if your primary goal is made for pure piano sound that you don’t must tune again and again, you will get 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 as if your dollars went a whole lot further, because of the quality of parts. And like I discussed earlier, the durable stands are standard for Galileo (no pun intended).
This article has been published by improvisation pianist Ryan David Dwyer, founding father of VIP Piano Club, who promotes pianos on behalf of Northwest Piano Gallery.
If your primary goal is perfect for pure piano sound that you simply don’t have to tune over and over again, 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 think that your dollars went a great deal further, because of the quality of parts. And like I mentioned before, the zsjetq stands are standard for Galileo (no pun intended).
The Roland digital piano is made with quality and produces nice piano tones, especially around the centre from the keyboard. The sound is a touch thin and false around the middle to high treble though. Roland is definitely known to value their brand extremely highly and will not reduce their prices when it means the caliber of their digital pianos could be compromised. The sound sampling for that Roland digital piano is taken from a Steinway concert grand piano. Price: Basic modesl start from $1000. Prices seem to be fixed on the internet which means you won’t get much more than 5% off RRP. You will likely obtain a better deal over a Roland digital piano out of your local music shop.
Korg might be better known for their top quality keyboards and stage pianos. They do generate a limited variety of digital pianos offering functions similar to the best digital grand piano. Korg digital pianos are very reasonably priced but their performance falls short of the Yamaha, Roland and Casio digital pianos. Hugely hyped up digital pianos! Kawai proclaim to get produced the ideal piano action and piano sound by some wizardry potion that hardly any other company can acquire – complete hogwash!
I actually have proven these digital pianos out and discover the keys are far too light and spongy as well as the sound is extremely bright, harsh and electronic.