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5. More sounds for less money.
With an acoustic piano, you're basically limited to one piano sound. Digital pianos come with several sounds, giving you so much variety. Sounds range from several piano voices to organs, vibraphones, guitars, harpsichord, strings, bass, and more.
6. They have MIDI capabilities.
Most digital pianos can be connected to a computer through a MIDI interface. MIDI allows you to interact with other electronic music devices. In this technological age, this feature is becoming increasingly necessary, and digital pianos and keyboards are being used to control large MIDI and recording set-ups.
There are several other advantages of having a digital piano such as:
- Built-in rhythym accompaniments
- The ability to record your performance
What are drawbacks?
Digital piano manufacturers are getting better and better at duplicating tone of real acoustic pianos. But no matter how well piano sound is sampled, it will always sound digital. The acoustic sound is far superior to that of a digital piano.
But for reasons stated above, I'd buy a digital piano any day.
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