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Topic: Digital vs Acoustic, sensitivity to key strokes  (Read 659 times)

Offline dancook

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Digital vs Acoustic, sensitivity to key strokes
on: May 29, 2022, 01:04:14 PM
I have a digital at home, and I take lessons on an upright acoustic.

It feels like my 'quiet piano' touch can be sometimes a little too light to even register on the acoustic, and I have to adjust.

I've contemplated getting an acoustic piano at home, there are a few hurdles - such as whether I can get it upstairs, where I keep my digital, the stairs bend a corner.

I have the Roland FP-50, I've had it for 8 years - I might just be itching to buy something new.. but wanted to get some experienced opinions on the matter.

Would it be better for me to be using an acoustic at home?
Are there other digital pianos that might could be considered?

Of course there's the option to do the option which costs nothing, suck it up and manage!

Offline stringoverstrung

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Re: Digital vs Acoustic, sensitivity to key strokes
Reply #1 on: June 12, 2022, 08:41:08 PM
If budget is not an issue, you might want to try the Kawai digital piano which in my experience is close to the real thing. Even if above budget you might want to try it so you know what is available.
I have a Roland myself and find the Kawai (with wooden keys) to be superior to this.
Of course taste & preferences might differ.

Offline michaelg

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Re: Digital vs Acoustic, sensitivity to key strokes
Reply #2 on: August 10, 2022, 02:50:53 PM
I own a Kawai CA 95 and take lessons on a Yamaha grand, I dont know the model, and have the same problem. The touch of the digital is lighter than the grand. Maybe the current Kawai CA 99 has a heavier touch, but anyway I I've decided to look for an acoustic instrument. (I still like the CA 95!)

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