I’m not just a pianist, however i had the wonderful opportunity to sell the KR division of Roland digital pianos, for the best electric piano. I still love this brand for most reasons! Perhaps it is the 9-foot Steinway concert grand recording, or perhaps 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 “features”, in addition to Kawaii and Yamaha when compared with Galileo; yet there are some subtle facts which are quite interesting to know, that could inspire you to choose the Italian brand over the Japanese. The 1st is the standard of the stands. I will testify that Roland uses particle board which breaks very easily. Galileo stands are solid, and it gives reassurance for moving your digital long distances or just a few feet. Also, the European Union has higher environmental standards than the rest of the world, therefore the small parts on the inside your instrument, are good quality. Many similar highlights of the top end models will entail USB, MIDI Ports, and also MP3 docking stations. So regarding the extra “bells and whistles” that Roland offers, I can guarantee that you won’t use even half! They contain a lot of “cool” features without a doubt. But really, prior to making a choice to purchase based on these, asses what you really are actually going to use. The majority of my customers didn’t end up using those features that won them over in the sales hype. They might have saved a few thousand along the way should they chose 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? Simply because they both work with an action purchased in an Italian manufacturer called Fatar. These actions hold the weight of any Hamburg Steinway concert grand, and the electronics are both 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 comparing Yamaha and Kawaii to Steinway. I realize that there are strong opinions concerning which best keyboard piano is most beneficial. Asian pianos tend to have a lot lighter touch than European. Therefore, if you know beyond doubt you want more resistance on the touch along with a deeper tone quality, then Roland and Galileo are the choices. But remember, if your main goal is for pure piano sound that you simply don’t have to tune again and again, you will definately 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 think that your dollars went a whole lot further, as a result of quality of parts. And like I mentioned before, the durable stands are standard for Galileo (no pun intended).
This information has been written by improvisation pianist Ryan David Dwyer, founder of VIP Piano Club, who promotes pianos on the part of Northwest Piano Gallery.
Should your main goal is perfect for pure piano sound which you don’t have to tune again and again, you will definately get the same quality sound and expression from Galileo upper end digital models! And not only will you save a lot of money, but you’ll even think that 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 known to value their brand extremely highly and definately will not reduce their prices if it means the standard of their digital pianos could be compromised. The sound sampling for the Roland digital piano is taken from a Steinway concert grand piano. Price: Basic modesl start from $1000. Prices appear to be fixed on the internet so you won’t be able to get far more than 5% off RRP. You will probably obtain a better deal on the Roland digital piano out of your local music shop.
Korg are perhaps better known for their high end keyboards and stage pianos. They actually do create a limited variety of digital pianos that provide functions like the cheap piano keyboards. Korg digital pianos are very affordable however performance falls lacking the Yamaha, Roland and Casio digital pianos. Hugely hyped up digital pianos! Kawai proclaim to have produced the perfect piano action and piano sound by some wizardry potion that hardly any other company can get – complete hogwash!
I have thoroughly tested these digital pianos out and discover that the keys are too light and spongy and also the sound is very bright, harsh and electronic.