Top 3 Of The Best Upright Pianos
These are the classic keyboards, the all rounders. There’s nothing these keyboards can’t achieve to some degree, and by paying the extra money, each keyboard becomes a nifty, aesthetically pleasing addition to your home. I have three keyboards which I seek to recommend.
Yamaha YDP142 Review – Number 1
The first upright keyboard I’d recommend is the Yamaha YDP142 digital piano (CHECK PRICE!). It has a simple, under stated look to it that can certainly fit into many home decors, especially if it is one of modern minimalism, and it’s not a bad deal at all. The main feature of the YDP142 is that it has the exact same recordings of the Yamaha grand pianos played in concert halls all over the globe. With this legendary sound under your very own fingertips, the YDP142 can pack an impressive punch to the expectations of those listening, and the player.
The YDP142 also comes with a two track recording functionality. This means that when using the 10 expertly crafted voices the keyboard comes with the player can get an instant impression on a song they are playing, or start to understand the end result of a song they are composing. This can lead to some very interesting combinations, imagine a plucking harpsichord performing a duet with a jazz organ! The YDP142 is also usefully very environmentally friendly, as it will turn itself off after 30 minutes of inactivity from the player, so you don’t need to worry about mounting energy bills!
Roland F-120 Review – Number 2
The second upright keyboard I’d recommend is the Roland F-120. This keyboard is a minimalist and sleek addition to any home, and its compact stature means it saves the unnecessary space used by its contemporaries. Put this digital piano beside any grand piano and a seasoned master of the trade won’t be able to tell the difference between the sounds.
The F-120 also has the neat feature of being able to be customised to however the user likes. Its sensitivity can be changed between 5 levels, its pitch can be fiddled with in degrees of 0.1 Hz between 415.3 Hz and 466.2 Hz and everything can be transposed to 6 semitones downwards, to 5 semitones upwards.
DP10 Digital Piano Review – Number 3
The last (but not least) upright keyboard I’d recommend is the DP10 Digital Piano. Although not a household name like the Roland, the DP10 has an impressive suite of features. The DP10 has a divine black matte finish across its luxurious pseudo-wooden exterioror making it a must have accessory to those in a modern home. Each of the 88 keys is weighted to the nth degree in order to make it the most authentic playing keyboard to date.
One of the best features of the DP10 is that on Amazon it comes with a stool and a pair of headphones. Can’t go wrong!
When considering which upright keyboard you wish to purchase, you have got to understand what you want out of your keyboard. Each of these keyboards will make a fine addition to any home, but the musical features differ ever so slightly that picking one rather than the other can lead to disappointment.
I am going to ultimately recommend the Yamaha YDP142 as its legendary sound simply cannot be matched by either of the other two keyboards, and to all pianists, sound trumps gimmicky features any day.