4 Aspects Of Portable Digital Pianos To Consider 2022
Portable digital pianos are a popular type of digital piano. The design of these instruments is their biggest benefit. Unlike upright digital pianos, portable digital pianos are frequently supported by keyboard stands. They are mobile, allowing them to attend activities and performances with ease. Besides, they have fewer pedals but more timbres and rhythmic patterns.

There are many different types of portable digital pianos on the market, and before purchasing one, you should consider the following four aspects.

Tone Number

It would be nice if your portable digital piano had practically all of the tones of every instrument. However, having more sound does not automatically imply that it is better. Sound quality is more important than quantity.

At first, having the opportunity to play all of the instruments on the piano may appear to be enjoyable. However, after you're bored of all the extra tones, you'll find yourself paying more attention to the quality of the piano sound. Thus, the most significant factor is the sound quality. If you want to find a digital piano with high-quality sounds, the Eastar EP-10 88-Key Digital Piano could be a good one.

Touch Response

digital piano with adjustable touch response

Moukey MEP-120 88-Keys 36-Tones Portable Keyboard Piano

When purchasing a keyboard, touch responsiveness is a crucial consideration. Because all digital pianos feature a touch-sensitive keyboard, the volume adjusts based on how hard or softly you play the keys. A touch-sensitive key action responds to how forcefully or gently you press the key, transferring the energy to the sound-producing mechanism and allowing you to perform at a variety of loudness levels ranging from mild to loud.

Touch sensitivity on digital pianos is frequently adjustable, allowing you to adjust the sensitivity of the keys. That is to say, you have the option of determining how much force is required to make the loudest sound.

Key Action

Fully-weighted, semi-weighted and non-weighted keys are available on digital pianos. If you wish to emulate the feeling of an acoustic piano on a digital piano, you'll need a full-weighted keyboard piano. A fully weighted key simulates the bulk of the piano key movement. Because the keys are heavier, your fingers must use more force to press them. When you're attempting to play dynamically, this resistance provides you with greater feedback, which allows for more sophisticated control of soft dynamics.
semi-weighted digital piano

Eastar EP-10 Folding 88-Key Semi-Weighted Digital Piano

Semi-weighted keys are a fantastic option if you're on a tight budget. The mechanism generally has a spring in it to give resistance to your touch. It's essentially a compromise between non-weighted and fully weighted action, making it ideal for people who don't prefer the heavier feel of hammer action or who frequently shift between piano and non-piano tones.

Non-weighted keys provide the simplest and lightest movement. They generally contain a spring in the mechanism to offer a little resistance, allowing them to be played swiftly and effortlessly. Finger strength may be a problem for young piano students. They may find practicing the piano with full-weighted keys difficult. On the other hand, children can have fun if they are playing a non-weighted or semi-weighted keyboard piano. Those kinds of keyboards will pique the interest of children in learning to play the piano.

Polyphony Notes

Polyphony on digital pianos refers to the largest number of notes that a piano can play at the same time. The number of notes can be 16, 32, 64, 128, or 256. You might wonder how it is possible to play 32, 64, or even 128 notes at once since you would never use all 88 keys at once.

To begin, you must first grasp the meaning of the term "notes." The term "notes" refers to two distinct concepts: the number of individual notes played and the number of voices used on the piano.

Many modern digital pianos employ stereo samples, which may necessitate playing two or more notes per key. For example, pressing five notes results in ten-note polyphony. When you press the hold pedal, the earlier notes played continue to be played while new notes are added. Thus, the piano requires more memory to maintain all of the notes played.
wooden style digital piano with 128-note polyphony
Other factors that you may not have considered contribute to your polyphony. Polyphony is used for sound effects like reverb and chorus. Besides, polyphony is also taken up by metronomes. When performing with an automated accompaniment, the piano requires polyphony not just to play the notes but also the background track.

If you need a digital piano for basic practice, you'll probably like the 32-note polyphony. However, if you're playing classical music on your digital piano, your sound may be cut off when you exceed this limit to make room for newer sounds, diminishing the richness and fullness of the sound.

We recommend getting a piano with at least 32 polyphonic notes. And the rule is: the more polyphony there is, the better. The Eastar EP-120 88-Key Digital Piano with 81 polyphony notes could be a suitable option for you. If necessary, you can use up to 128 notes or more. For more information, come to visit Eastar USA and select your ideal portable digital piano here.

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