Help me pick a new digital piano
I think I'm going to be in the market for a new digital piano in the very near future (as in this year) and would be interested in suggestions.
My Korg is oh probably 15+ years old but has some issues that a couple of Foosters gave me suggestions on how to fix. I've been picking at it, but it may be a tougher job than I previously thought. However, work has been good this year and I may be able to use part of my bonus to do some serious upgrades. :)
Here are some key criteria:
1) Touch response is my number one priority. I play mostly classical music and am used to heavier actions of traditional pianos. I'd like something that mimics the feel of a heavy action as much as possible with some pressure/volume response.
2) Quality piano sound.
3) Full size keyboard.
4) Not too difficult to move around.
Things that would be nice to have but not that important:
1) It might be nice to have a couple of built in sounds like harpsichord and pipe organ. Beyond that I don't need a lot of fancy sounds since I will probably never use them.
2) Built-in recording capability.
I will eventually buy a small grand or an upright when I buy my own place in a year or so and can match the instrument to the size of the space. Right now I'm living in a townhouse and find I like to practice at odd hours or for more hours than my neighbors probably want to listen to, especially when 1 hour of it might be finger exercises. :lol:
What digital pianos have the most realistic feel? I loved the Korg I had but found it probably could have had a heavier action. It did fairly well for Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, etc. However, I found it difficult to do a reasonable interpretation of anything impressionistic on it (ie Debussy) due to the way the pedals and sound decay worked.
I would welcome any suggestions that fellow Foosters have.
By the way, not to hijack my own thread, but I did order the saddle and went for the dark brown. Pics will be posted tomorrow after I try it on horsie.