If you’re looking for a digital piano that sounds the most like a live grand piano, at half the cost of other digital pianos, then you’ve got to have a look at the Roland FP-7F digital piano.
After trying many digital pianos from Yamahas, to Casios to Rolands, and others including Kurtzweil and more, the Rolands win out in my ears. When comparing the Roland FP-4F and the Roland FP-7F, both are great keyboards, but the FP-7F is better and is a different experience.
When you play the FP 4F it’s a great sound, but when you play the FP 7F, you almost believe that you are playing an acoustic grand piano – something that is very difficult to achieve with digital pianos. I will also compare this with the V piano by Roland in a moment, and see why the V piano is in my opinion no match for the FP 7F.
If you’re looking for a digital piano that has that superb grand piano sound that is unmistakable, and which sound better than keyboards twice its price, then you’ve got to look at the Roland FP4 Digital Piano.
I have tried many digital pianos, including the Yamahas, Casios and Rolands, and the Roland FP4 is the one I currently use. I auditioned all the current models in the music shop of acoustic grand pianos as well as digital pianos, and the Fp 4F and the FP 7F are the ones I chose and would recommend. If you don’t mind spending a bit more, and can spare this in your budget, then you should see my latest review of the Roland FP 7F here.
I would have said Yamaha had the top digital pianos a few years ago, but now I would say that the Roland is my personal choice. And if you thought the original FP4 was great, the latest model FP 4F will really please you, even for the critical ears.
If you’re looking for an exciting new digital piano from Casio, then have a close look at the new Casio PX-330 Privia digital piano.
A few years ago, as I mentioned in the review of the Casio PX-130, I would have just gone to a Yamaha as they had a good series of digital pianos in the past. But now the Casios are getting more popular and I can see why. Meaning I can hear why.
When I tried the Casio Privia sounds in the latest series with their all new Grand Piano samples and linear morphing, the sound was very clear, exciting and above all responsive. This responsiveness to touch is not just the touch, it is the sound as well. This is where the realism of playing a piano comes in. When the touch responds and the sound responds, you have the ability to express your playing. Continue reading →
If you’re looking for a digital piano with a superb piano sound but with a price that is way under pianos which have similar quality and features, then you’ve got to look at the Casio PX 130 Privia Digital Piano.
I have been looking at many digital pianos and keyboards with 88 keys, and compared the Yamahas, Rolands and Casios amongst others, and have found that the Casios have improved so much in their latest models that they are really quite impressive.
A few years ago I would have just got a Yamaha without bothering to compare or try out any other brand, but now it is different. The Casio is now one of the top digital pianos: