If you’re looking for a digital piano, chances are that either you cannot accommodate a classic piano into your home or you’re looking for a more diverse musical output. Either way, you’ll have to realize that choosing a digital piano isn’t as easy as some would think, mainly because of how different they are from one another.
Sure, they all respond to key strokes much the same way, but the versatility they show when it comes to complex compositions differs quite a lot from one another. In this respect, let us find out what are the ten best digital pianos out there and what are the characteristics that make them so special.
10Yamaha YDP142R Arius Series Traditional Console Digital Piano
The first thing to notice about this particular piano si that it has a much heavier touch in the low end and a slightly lighter touch in the high end. This ensures that you will have no difficulties playing even the most complex music without missing a single note. At the same time, this piano has been meticulously sampled from Yamaha’s famous CFIIIS concert grand, which provides the same tone of a 9′ concert grand piano.
9Yamaha P Series P35B 88-Key Digital Piano
Among the many qualities that make this digital piano stand out, we find an AWM sampling technology aimed at improving composition storage as much as possible. On a similar note, this piano features a simple one-button operation and a dual mode for layering two voices at the same time. Furthermore, this entire device is compact and lightweight, meaning that you won’t have any difficulties storing and transporting it.
8Casio Privia PX-160 Digital Piano Bundle
This bundle includes a Casio CS-67 furniture stand, a Casio SP-33 triple-pedal system, a furniture bench, an Austin Bazaar instructional DVD, a Hal Leonard instructional book, and an Austin Bazaar polishing cloth. Not only that but the Casio PX-150 piano it contains is Casio’s best-selling digital piano, a piano that is both elegant and comfortable to use along with boasting a string ensemble and electric piano tones.
7Yamaha Piaggero Lightweight Compact Portable Keyboard
Yamaha’s Piaggero NP11 61-Key digital piano is seen as one of the most high-tech digital pianos on the market. Among its many features, it has an Advanced Wave Memory Stereo Sampling system, a piano-style keyboard for greater maneuverability, a built-in stereo speaker, and a surprisingly compact design. Speaking of design, this particular piano is among the most compact and lightweight on the market today, which might explain its popularity.
6Yamaha PSRE253 61-Key Portable Keyboard
Thanks to its 61 full-sized keys, this digital piano makes it easier for you to learn the ropes before developing your own keyboard playing technique. It also has a duo mode which splits the keyboard into two halves, each with their own ‘middle C’ for good measure. At the same time, it features an Aux Line that allows you to connect the piano to any music device with a headphone output with no issues whatsoever.
5Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano
This digital piano features a convenient built-in metronome that will help you keep the pace and further your key stroking ability. Not only that but it also has built-in speakers, stereo/mono line-out jacks, USB MIDI connections, a sustain pedal, and a lot more. Interestingly enough, it has 88 semi-weighted keys to give you the complexity you desire along with 5 rich sounds to choose from while playing.
4Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano Premium Pack
This premium pack contains a 76-keys YPH-235 portable grand piano which has 76 Graded Soft Touch keys to ensure a much higher playing fidelity. At the same time, it has a backlit LCD, panel lights, a pitch bend wheel, a 6-track sequencer, and a few other equally useful features. Among them, this piano’s USB & Flash ROM is perhaps the most useful, because it allows you to download new songs and music styles to add a bit of complexity to your playstyle.
3Korg SP170s – 88 – Key Digital Piano
Simple yet stylish at the same time, the SP-170 from Jorg showcases all the necessary qualities of a high-end digital piano. For instance, it has a convenient piano play button which instantly recalls the main piano sound, a sound button to provide access to each of its ten internal sounds, two sublimely sampled concert grand piano sounds which capture all the nuances of a master performer’s touch, and a comfortable keyboard to top it off.
2Yamaha P45B Digital Piano
One thing to point out as being out of the ordinary when it comes to Yamaha’s P45B is the GHS weighted action which is designed to be heavier in the low end and lighter in the high end, similar to standard acoustic pianos. At the same time, it benefits from an Advanced Wave Memory Stereo Sampling system that recreates natural instrument sounds in stereo quality, a dual mode that lets you combine two voices together, and a USB-to-HOST feature that allows you to connect the piano to any computer or mobile device you might own.
1Yamaha Arius YDP-V240 Traditional Console Digital Piano
Yamaha’s Arius YDP-V240 may be a digital piano as far as construction goes, but everything else looks exactly like a virtuoso’s music gear. We say this because although it is a console piano by design, it comes with a bench to compliment its professional construction and a multitude of other features that make this particular digital piano one of the best money can buy.
For instance, it has a dynamic stereo sampling AWM, 131 voices/ 361 XGlite voices, a 6-track recorder with hands-separate for practicing, USB connectivity for storing or transferring data, and an 88-key graded hammer standard weighted-action keyboard for good measure. In this respect, the Arius YDP-V240 from Yamaha can be considered high-end by all standards.