Pianos & Keyboards

Pianos and Keyboards are hugely versatile instruments and a favourite amongst musicians of all types. From classical to rock, blues to pop - keys can be found in almost every genre.

View All Information

Most Popular Digital Pianos and Keyboards

Acoustic vs Digital Pianos

Acoustic Pianos are heavier, more robust and sturdier than electronic models. They are usually significant investments that are passed down through a family. Many people believe that the full, rich sound and tactile, expressive feel of a traditional piano can never be replicated in any digital model.

However, many people do see the benefits of Digital models. Because Digital Pianos and Keyboards rely on sampling, they can produce a range of different instrument sounds. For example, musicians can choose from flutes, harpsichords, strings and percussion, sounds making a digital piano or keyboard very adaptable.

A Digital Piano offers a weighted key action to mimic the feel of an acoustic instrument. Often the keys of the lower notes have a heavier touch, while the higher ones are lighter.

There are a number of advantages to playing a Digital Piano or keyboard as opposed to an Acoustic version. They can have built-in rhythm capabilities to accompany players. In addition, because a digital piano is without strings, they never need to be tuned, saving their owners time and money.

A Digital Piano or Keyboard also enables their users to take advantage of Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), which means they can communicate, control and synchronise with other electronic musical instruments, computers and equipment.

A Digital Pianos can be relatively portable, as they are smaller and lighter than the traditional alternative and can often be partially dismantled for the purposes of transportation. Users can also play silently by plugging headphones into the instruments.

Piano & Keyboard News

Akai release VIP 2.0

Revolutionary update for Akai Advance Keyboards.... More »

Moog Want Your Sounds For Global Synthesizer Project

Moog and sound-art designer Yuri Suzuki enlist in your help to create a unique global synthesizer project for audio representations of cultures across the planet.... More »

Free Yamaha Montage Event at Gear4music

Have the chance to test drive the new Yamaha Montage synth and be in with a chance to win a reface at the Yamaha Montage event at Gear4music on 28.4.16.... More »

Novation Launch Control XL Opens Up To Other DAWs

Popular controller now compatible with Cubase, Logic and Pro Tools.... More »

Nord Announced Electro 5 OS Update

Nord has announce updates for the Electro 5 with fixes and a new feature enabling the use of an external expression pedal to control paramters in the split mode.... More »

Musikmesse 2016: Casio GP-400 Grand Hybrid Piano Launched

Casio replicate the grand piano playing experience in the new GP-400 Grand Hybrid Digital Piano.... More »

Musikmesse 2016: Yamaha Arius YDP143 and YDP163 Pianos Unveiled

Yamaha introduces the all-new Arius YDP143 and YDP163 pianos to their extensive range of pianos.... More »