Our Roland RD-2000 review takes a look at the latest addition to the RD line up. The RD-2000 is now Roland’s flagship stage piano, and a very ambitious addition, indeed. As Roland’s most powerful stage piano to date, the RD-2000 promises truly advanced functionality. We want to find out if that comes at the expense of the much-loved RD playability. Hopefully, not, let’s find out.[Read more…]
Pianos & Keyboards
The piano is an acoustic string instrument that’s been quite popular since its invention in the 17th century. It can produce a variety of different styles of music and produces a sound that almost everyone finds pleasant. Keyboards are a modern alternative. They are played in a similar fashion, but no longer use strings to produce sounds, but rather prerecorded sound samples.
One of the major advantages of these instruments is, that they are easier to learn than other string instruments for example - it might take you months to be able to produce a pleasant sound on a violin, whereas a keyboard or piano will sound nicely from day one.
Keyboards have also evolved a lot in the past decades and can produce a range of sounds that by far surpasses the abilities of a piano. But not all keyboards are created equal, and neither are pianos.
Below you will find several guides on how to find the best piano or keyboard for your needs, as well as help in choosing between those two. There are also reviews for additional equipment that you might need, like amps, but also for online courses that can help you master your keyboard or piano faster and in a fun way.
The RD-88 was one of the stars of NAMM 2020 for Roland; in our short review, we will give you our first thoughts. As you might have read in other articles, I’m a fan of Roland’s RD series of keyboards; I think they are well-made, sound awesome, and feel great. So, naturally, I was excited at the prospect of a new model. The RD-88 is something a bit different, rather than a continuation of the current RD line up. So, let’s have a look and see if it merits the Roland RD name.[Read more…]
Whether you are a beginner or a pro, you should be familiar with the best digital piano and keyboard brands available in 2021. With so many different models available, choosing the perfect instrument can be a bit confusing. Getting to know the best brands, what they are good at, and sometimes what they aren’t good at, will help you avoid many unsuitable options. A little brand knowledge won’t only save you time in your search; it will help you make the right choice, whatever you need. So, let’s check out the best-loved manufacturers in the industry.[Read more…]
The Korg SV-2S stage vintage piano has all the makings of a modern classic. With the hugely popular Korg SV-1 now discontinued, the SV-2 and SV-2S look set to take its place nicely.
Being marketed as a vintage stage piano rather than just a stage piano suggests that the SV-2S could is at a more niche group of users. Users who want authentic vintage sounds without the expense or hassle of using multiple vintage instruments. Our Korg SV-2S review will take a look at everything it has to offer, who it’s best for, and how it compares to its predecessor.[Read more…]
Casio instruments have long been amongst the best in the world; now, we are looking for the best Casio keyboards and digital pianos. With such a prolific manufacturer, there are enough options to make several lists, but we will try our best to narrow it down for you. We will list and review what we consider to be the best Casio offerings available in 2021. Let’s get started![Read more…]