I’m not just a pianist, but I had the wonderful chance to sell the KR division of Roland digital pianos, for good electric piano. I still love this brand for most reasons! Perhaps this is the 9-foot Steinway concert grand recording, or the weighted keys with similar 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 might have more “special features”, in addition to Kawaii and Yamaha compared to Galileo; yet there are several subtle facts that are quite interesting to find out, that may inspire you to select the Italian brand within the Japanese. The First is the quality of the stands. I can testify that Roland uses particle board which breaks quickly. Galileo stands are solid, plus it gives reassurance for moving your digital long distances or just a few feet. Also, the European Union has higher environmental standards than the remainder of the world, so the small parts on the inside of your instrument, are top quality. Many similar features 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 will guarantee you that you won’t use even half! They consist of plenty of “cool” features without a doubt. But really, prior to making a decision to buy based upon these, asses what you are actually actually likely to use. Almost all of my customers didn’t end up using those features that won them over inside the sales hype. They can have saved several thousand during this process when they chose a different brand or model!
The standard of touch on the upper end Roland models and also the upper end Galileo, ought to be the same! Why? Because they both use an action purchased from an Italian manufacturer called Fatar. These actions have the weight of a Hamburg Steinway concert grand, and also 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 besides Yamaha and Kawaii. Those two model their digital pianos after their very own acoustic ones. So essentially, once you think about the question, “Which digital piano should I buy?” you ought to realize that you will be comparing Yamaha and Kawaii to Steinway. I realize that there are strong opinions regarding which digital piano price is best. Asian pianos tend to have a significantly lighter touch than European. Therefore, once you learn for certain you prefer more resistance on the touch as well as a deeper tone quality, then Roland and Galileo are the choices. But bear in mind, should your primary goal is for pure piano sound that you simply don’t must tune repeatedly, you will get the same 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 like your dollars went a 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 article has been authored by improvisation pianist Ryan David Dwyer, founding father of VIP Piano Club, who promotes pianos on the part of Northwest Piano Gallery.
In case your main goal is made for pure piano sound that you simply 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 you will not only save a bunch of money, but you’ll even think that your dollars went a great deal further, because of the quality of parts. And like I discussed earlier, the zsjetq stands are standard for Galileo (no pun intended).
The Roland digital piano is made with quality and produces nice piano tones, especially across the centre from the keyboard. The sound is a bit thin and false round the middle to high treble though. Roland has long been recognized to value their brand extremely highly and definately will not reduce their prices when it means the standard of their digital pianos would 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 which means you won’t be capable of getting far more than 5% off RRP. You will probably obtain a better deal over a Roland digital piano from your local music shop.
Korg might be better recognized for their top end keyboards and stage pianos. They are doing create a limited selection of digital pianos offering functions similar to the top digital pianos. Korg digital pianos are quite affordable but their performance falls lacking the Yamaha, Roland and Casio digital pianos. Hugely hyped up digital pianos! Kawai proclaim to have produced an ideal piano action and piano sound by some wizardry potion that no other company can acquire – complete hogwash!
I have tried and tested these digital pianos out and find that this keys are too light and spongy as well as the sound is quite bright, harsh and electronic.