Donner Digital Piano Keyboard Weighted 88 Keys with Piano Stand, Beginner Home Electric Piano with Furniture Stand and Triple Pedal, DEP-20S Real Piano Touch
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Record mode allows users to capture composition/song ideas or practice sessions for critical listening. It’s pretty basic but more than you need at this stage. LCD display Tones & 128 Polyphony】 The 88-key weighted keyboard loaded with 238 types of tone like Ukulele, drum, bass, etc. vividly presenting voices of different instruments, arousing your keen to learn music. The digital electric piano with 128-note max polyphony, players could distinguish tone clearly in Chorus & Reverb under various occasions. In terms of app integration and connectivity, the Yamaha P71 is the easy winner. While the Donner DEP-20 supports MIDI connectivity, there aren’t any partner apps you can use along with the piano. Instead, you’re going to have to find separate virtual instrument plugins compatible with the piano, which can be pretty hard for beginners.
The Donner DEP-20 has adjustable touch sensitivity. This allows you to tailor the piano and keys to your playing style, which is great for just about any pianist out there. This is also a great way to compensate for the fairly heavy keys, as you can simply set the sensitivity to light for an easier time. This is no lightweight, and it's not small - Get a good stand for it. I have a Z style stand that works great with it.However, as the student gets older, they’ll still eventually want or need to shift to fully-weighted keys, which is why the Donner DEP-20 takes the cake.
This is probably where the Donner DEP-20 impressed me the most. The presence and the depth of sound the speakers give is not at all what I was expecting for a piano this cheap. In fact, I'd wager that the speakers in this instrument are at least on par with, if not better than the speakers included with the Yamaha P125 or Casio PX160 - they're that good, and I have to say I was very impressed. This piano weighs hardly anything - it's a contender for lightest piano I've ever tried. The Donner DEP-20 weighs in at a very light 11.6kg, meaning that if you're a teacher needing to transport it between lessons or a gig musician transporting it between concerts, it's a very easy instrument to throw into your car or put it in a case and carry it around.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
The Donner DEP-20 gives you two options; the included sustain pedal, which in all honesty is a lot better than you get from most manufacturers even at higher price points. Most pianos come with a very poor quality sustain switch, which tends to slide all over the floor as you're playing and doesn't give you any real control over the sustain - it's either on or off. I always encourage my readers to get rid of this and buy a proper sustain pedal. However, we have to bear in mind that we're talking about an exceptionally cheap keyboard here. The Donner DEP-20 is not a practice instrument for a concert pianist - it's a beginner or intermediate instrument; perhaps your first step up from a non-weighted keyboard. The downside is that the speakers can only amplify the sounds as they are; they can’t enhance them. Generally speaking, when poor quality sounds are made louder, the quality worsens, which is true in some cases with the DEP-20.