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Offline stigolsen

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Sofa piano suggestions
« on: August 22, 2015, 08:51:11 PM »
Hi,

I want to learn to play piano from my sofa. Any small sofa piano/synthz available? I have heard about Yamaha Reface. Any I should look into? I want it to be as small as the midi boards but they dont have internal microphones and that is a must.

Best,  Stig

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Re: Sofa piano suggestions
«Reply #1 on: August 22, 2015, 09:43:35 PM »
Do you mean internal speakers or did you really mean microphones ?
Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.

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Re: Sofa piano suggestions
«Reply #2 on: August 22, 2015, 10:12:51 PM »
Why not a grand?




Or something like this?





Half joke, half serious.  I've been looking for a small keyboard with its own bullt-in sound, full-size/weighted keys for years.  Haven't found anything.   Still doesn't look like it...
http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2015/07/07/yamaha-debuts-four-reface-mobile-mini-keyboards/
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Re: Sofa piano suggestions
«Reply #3 on: August 23, 2015, 08:42:43 AM »
Internal speakers

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Re: Sofa piano suggestions
«Reply #4 on: August 23, 2015, 08:44:32 AM »
Could something with less keys be an alternative you think?

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Re: Sofa piano suggestions
«Reply #5 on: August 23, 2015, 10:34:30 AM »
The YDP 235 Yamaha has 76 keys and internal speakers. But most all 61 key pianos/synths have headphone output on them. Add a set of headphones and buy any one of those. You did say must have speakers though, so I wasn't mentioning that till now.
Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.

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Re: Sofa piano suggestions
«Reply #6 on: August 23, 2015, 02:24:36 PM »
Thank you, but that is way to wide for a sofa piano. Do I need as much as 60 keys?

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Re: Sofa piano suggestions
«Reply #7 on: August 23, 2015, 09:29:01 PM »
Thank you, but that is way to wide for a sofa piano. Do I need as much as 60 keys?

They make smaller synths from pro grade to toys. You probably would have to use headphones.
Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.

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Re: Sofa piano suggestions
«Reply #8 on: August 25, 2015, 01:26:17 AM »
Market niche.... Market niche....

Or it's too small of a niche and they won't make any money off it. 
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Re: Sofa piano suggestions
«Reply #9 on: August 25, 2015, 01:32:08 AM »
I'm getting sucked back in....

What I found before (and again now) are MIDI controllers.  But they don't have internal sounds.

Which leads me to synthesizers...

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150223006329/en/Elektron%E2%80%99s-Flagship-%E2%80%9CAnalog-Keys%E2%80%9D-Professional-Analog-Synthesizer#.VdvEr_-FNDw

http://www.akaipro.com/product/miniak

http://www.zzounds.com/item--KORR3

Which are probably more expensive but still don't have a piano sound... because they're synthesizers.
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."