Yamaha Modus F01 Review & F11 Review

If you’re looking for the top of the line digital piano, then the Yamaha Modus F01/F11 is for you.

I have tried many digital pianos of many brands.

When I tried out the Yamaha Modus F01/F11 I was shocked and surprised.

This digital piano had the full body of sound and the most satisfying sound that you can hear and feel.

This is a most impressive experience.

Most digital pianos have a “thin” sound that makes you realise its coming from a digital piano. However with the Modus, you can hear and feel the full sound, and all the overtones that makes it sound like a real acoustic. Continue reading

Casio Privia PX-850 Review

The Casio Privia series has been so poplar, and now their latest versions have come along.

At the top of the line is Casio Privia PX-850 which is a digital piano that has that Casio sound which I have tried to describe in these various reviews.

I feel the Casios have a really good sampling instrument.

You can find the Casio Privia PX 850 on Amazon here.

The grand piano sound it produces is rich and has very good overtones, from its lows to mids and highs, and I would go so far to say that the highs especially, the octaves above C above middle C sound like they have a full compliment of overtones, which means they sound real.

Here’s a couple of videos showing the sound of the Casio Privia PX 850:

And this simple song, which really does show the extent of the realism of the sound from this Casio PX 850 piano.

The sound is the most important thing.

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Roland FP4 Review & Sound Test: Moonlight Sonata

OK, here’s my playing of the Beethoven Moonlight Sonata, first movement, opus 27 number 2, on the Roland FP4 digital piano.

If you love Beethoven, then this sonata will give you a technically easier 1st movement and more difficult 3rd movement.

This was recorded from the Roland FP4 to the Marantz PMD 661 portable field recorder designed for DSLRs or for any sort of recording where you don’t want to lug your computer around, which I used to do!

Here it is, and leave me a comment.


Beethoven Moonlight Sonata: movement I

Roland FP4 Sound Review: Cinema Paradiso Love Theme

Here’s the video of my playing of the love theme from Cinema Paradiso, composed by Ennio and Andrea Morricone on the Roland FP-4.

It was a 1985 film where a film maker was taken back to his most inner childhood memories when he found he loved films and the uncertainly of the future ahead of him.

They won a BAFTA award for this film.

Ennio wrote music for more than 500 films including the Mission, the Untouchables, and many other popular films.

It is played on my Roland FP4 digital piano and recorded onto the Marantz PMD 661 portable recorder simply via a headphone jack to XLR cable.

Enjoy and leave a comment…!

Cinema Paradiso Love Theme by Ennio and Andrea Morricone

Casio AP 450 Celviano Review

OK, I will provide a full review soon, however in the meantime, have a listen to the Casio AP 450 Celviano in action here.

Is Casio giving Yamaha real competition (and also Roland) for a great sounding digital piano.

This is one of the new Casio digital pianos and keyboards for 2012 and 2013!

OK, here it is!

I tried the Casio AP 450 Celviano today. Continue reading

Another Roland High-End Digital Piano: Roland DP-990F Review

Roland has done it again.

The Roland DP-990F is a digital piano that combines the solid Roland sound with a polished cabinet build of digital piano.

And the reason why this type of digital piano, that is, the one with the cabinet, is the way to go for superior sound, if you are playing not with headphones, is the resonance.

Make no mistake.

When you have a cabinet or even the semi cabinet, and superior speakers built in, you get the resonance.

This means realistic sound.

And this means so much more enjoyable playing…

See Roland DP-990F Review video demo here:

See the Roland DP-990F here at a special price at Amazon

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