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Top 5 88 key digital piano

Updated: Feb 21

Are you looking to buy a new digital piano? And you are probably looking for an 88 key digital piano? Then I would recommend you to just keep reading, because I will show you the top 5 88 keys digital pianos!


How to choose the best digital piano.


It clearly depends on which degree you play at, Let's say you are a beginner. Then you might first consider buying a 61 key keyboard. I would say always go with 88 keys if you are going to play piano in the long term, Because sometime, after some months of practice you're probably going to buy a 88 key digital piano. Then I would say buy a 88 key piano from the start. 61 keys will limit you in the long run.


One thing to have in mind when picking a digital piano should be to choose the right key sensitive. For a young learner it is very important to get the right feedback from the keys when playing. A key with right sensitivity and right resistance is going to be a key factor when you start to play piano. 

A digital piano that comes with many different features could be very useful for a beginner, Many different sounds to play with and much more. Sometimes also it can include a package where you get access to a piano learning program which can help you out in the beginning very much. But, For a professional piano player all these different features on the board could be all useless, maybe annoying. Or not. So you can use these as a starting point.


1. Alesis Recital Pro



Alesis is one of the most famous piano manufacturers on the market. Alesis recital pro, one of the most beginner friendly digital pianos. Let's take a look at why it's worth 379 $.


This is a ultimate beginner friendly digital piano with it's 12 expertly built in voices and with professional educational programs. Not only that, with 88 premium full-sized hammer action keys with adjustable touch response to suit you performance the best, you're probably going to get a very comfortable authentic piano feeling. Actually this one also has a 3-month premium subscription on skoove (piano learning program).


You can choose to play the piano with mains or with batteries. Which now makes it portable, So you can play it when you want and wherever you want. High ratings and hundreds of reviews. We know this one is reliable.


PROS:

- many connectivity options

-Comes with a lesson mode feature

- Have a small screen, so you can see various settings.

- Good ability to customize reverb, harmony, chorus

And equalizer

- Affordable

- Easy to use


CONS:

- No sustain pedal included

- No modulation or pitch bend wheel, Which limits its usefulness.


2. Yamaha P71

yamaha, probably the world's most trusted piano maker and probably one of the most recognizable manufacturers within many other categories. No doubt that they make quality pianos. Not only the sound which is extraordinary. Also the shell on their pianos is very convincing.


This Yamaha P71 for $479 is a bit more expensive than the others on the list. But I will show you why it's still worth it.


This amazon exclusive model includes a power adapt and sustain pedal. These could be very useful things that come along. At least the sustain pedal. Except that you will have access to it's 88 fully weighted piano keys that will simulate the feeling of a Yamaha acoustic piano and provide quality playing experience. It contains digitally sampled tones from a real Yamaha acoustic piano with 10 different voices.


I also want to talk about the design on this Yamaha digital piano. We can see that it is a very clean board. Not that many different buttons. In fact, You control most things from one and the same button. I think that it makes it look kinda professional and cool but maybe harder to use for a beginner.


PROS:

- Has a natural grand piano sound

- Easy to use

- Affordable

- Fully weighted keys

- Lightweight

- Realistic instrument sound


CONS:

- Headphone jack on the back

- Built in recorder not included


3. Rockjam 88-key


Rockjam is a leading piano brand within beginner friendly digital pianos. Everything from 49-88 keys. So basically if you look around for a beginner digital piano, you surely come across Rockjam. This one is actually kinda cheap for all these many different features. We'll take a look at it.


88 semi weighted velocity sensitive keys also adjustable for your own performance. With 2 built in 24-watt speakers. Feature an interactive learning lesson to streamline your learning process. Come with 8 external connections to make it as easy as possible to connect your device with USB, Midi, Microphone and Aux connections. They couldn't make it easier for a beginner to start playing the piano.


Keynote stickers, Sheet music stand and power supply are only 3things they have included to make the most out of this piano. With thousands of reviews and top ratings, I would say that this piano is going to perfectly match the beginner type.


PROS:

- Very affordable

- Lightweight

- Many different beginner features

- Recording and playback options

- Multifunctional use

- LED light up display


CONS:

- Mostly for beginners


4. M Audio Hammer 88

M audio, A very recognizable brand for the musicians and music producers i would say.Maudio has developed the Maudio hammer 88 digital piano for the music producers to beginners just starting out to play piano.


This piano keyboard is more likely to be used with your digital audio workstation. You can connect it with the midi output. And you also get access to some DAW programs when buying this. For example Ableton live lite which is a very good music producers program. But if you don't want to produce music, you can still play with this. But you will have to connect it to your device. You also get a 3-month subscription to skoove (piano learning program) which can help you out in the beginning.


With 88 hammer action velocity sensitive keys you will surely get a natural piano feeling. Maybe this piano keyboard is more to the person that plays on the computer with some DAW.


PROS:

- Pitch bend and modulation wheel to the left on the piano

- Affordable price

- MIDI function


CONS:

- Not sensitive to after touch


5. Roland GO

Roland GO piano with its compact and portable size, you can literally play it anywhere. Including 88 full sized keys which will not make you disappointed.


Roland has partnered up as much as the other piano manufacturers with the piano learning skoove. Which will give you a 3 month subscription free on their piano learning program. Compact and lightweight so you can bring it anywhere. With built in speakers, headphone jack and battery operation. This onecis the ultimate portable digital piano.


The design looks very clean to me. I am getting a very expensive impression when looking at this one. Either tho it isn't that expensive, Goes for only 399 $. Anyway I really like the design. It looks kinda professional which is cool.


Includes sustain pedal, power adapter and music rest. And you can use the MIDI connection to integrate with your smartphone or tablet.


PROS:

- High quality bluetooth speakers.

- Affordable

- Easy to connect a device to

- 88 full sized keys

- includes skoove 3 months


CONS:

- Not weighted keys


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