I’m not only a pianist, but I had the wonderful chance to sell the KR division of Roland digital pianos, for full size digital 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 might have more “special features”, as well as Kawaii and Yamaha compared to Galileo; yet there are some subtle facts which are quite interesting to learn, which could inspire you to decide on the Italian brand over the Japanese. The 1st is the standard of the stands. I could 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 couple feet. Also, the European Union has higher environmental standards than the rest of the world, so the small parts on the inside of your instrument, are high quality. Many similar features of the top end models will entail USB, MIDI Ports, as well as MP3 docking stations. So regarding the extra “bells and whistles” that Roland offers, I will assure you which you won’t use even half! They are loaded with a lot of “cool” features for sure. But really, before making a determination to purchase according to these, asses what you are actually actually going to use. Almost all of my customers didn’t find yourself using those features that won them over inside the sales pitch. They could have saved a couple of thousand during this process should they chose a different brand or model!
The quality of touch on the upper end Roland models and the upper end Galileo, ought to be the same! Why? Simply because they both use an action purchased in an Italian manufacturer called Fatar. These actions have the weight of any Hamburg Steinway concert grand, and also the electronics are generally programmed with Steinway sound because the default piano setting. Neither Roland nor Galileo make acoustic pianos. This is just what sets them besides Yamaha and Kawaii. The two model their digital pianos after their particular acoustic ones. So essentially, when you think about the question, “Which digital piano do i need to buy?” you need to realize that you are currently comparing Yamaha and Kawaii to Steinway. I realize that there are strong opinions regarding which best digital grand piano is most beneficial. Asian pianos tend to have a significantly lighter touch than European. Therefore, if you know for certain you want more resistance on the touch as well as a deeper tone quality, then Roland and Galileo will be the choices. But remember, if your primary aim is perfect for pure piano sound that you simply don’t have to tune over and over again, you will get the identical quality sound and expression from Galileo upper end digital models! And not only will you save a lot of money, but you’ll even feel as if your dollars went a whole lot further, due to the 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, founding father of VIP Piano Club, who promotes pianos on behalf of Northwest Piano Gallery.
In case your primary goal is perfect for pure piano sound that you don’t need to tune repeatedly, you will definately get the identical 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 discussed earlier, the zsjetq stands are standard for Galileo (no pun intended).
The Roland digital piano is constructed with quality and produces nice piano tones, especially across the centre in the keyboard. The sound is a touch thin and false around the middle to high treble though. Roland has long been proven to value their brand extremely highly and will not reduce their prices if it means the quality of their digital pianos would 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 are most often fixed on the internet so that you won’t get far more than 5% off RRP. You will probably obtain a better deal on the Roland digital piano from your local music shop.
Korg are perhaps better renowned for their top end keyboards and stage pianos. They are doing create a limited variety of digital pianos that provide functions similar to the best digital pianos with weighted keys. Korg digital pianos are quite affordable however performance falls short of the Yamaha, Roland and Casio digital pianos. Hugely hyped up digital pianos! Kawai proclaim to get produced an ideal piano action and piano sound by some wizardry potion that no other company can obtain – complete hogwash!
I have tried and tested these digital pianos out and discover that the keys are too light and spongy and also the sound is extremely bright, harsh and electronic.