The digital piano, also known as e-piano, is an electronic keyboard instrument that serves as an alternative to the traditional acoustic piano. The sound is generated purely electronically by pressing a button. The digital piano has numerous functions and advantages. Many models are already equipped with a high-quality weighted keyboard (also made of wood) to ensure a natural feel. The electronic piano does not have to be tuned, the sound always remains excellent. In addition, the volume can be adjusted or played entirely with headphones so that you can practice in peace. In addition, there are several sounds or reverb properties to choose from, or what is played can be recorded in order to edit it further or to practice with it. Many positive properties to enjoy playing the piano in the living room or in the studio.
The stage piano is the smaller form of the digital piano and is usually also equipped with a velocity-sensitive, weighted hammer mechanism. Due to the smaller construction (without feet) and the light weight, the stage piano can be easily transported and is also ideally suited for the stage.
The Piaggero is a "lighter" version of the stage piano. It already has 88 or 76 keys which, however, have a slight weighting, and the design is also a bit slimmer. This means that the Piaggero is easier to transport and is a good alternative for beginners and children.
With its extensive possibilities, the keyboard is a great musical instrument for beginners and professionals. The standard keyboard has a smooth keyboard with 66 keys (depending on the model, the keyboard is touch sensitive). A range of sounds are available, such as different piano sounds and saxophone or guitar sounds, which can be automatically accompanied with a rhythm with simple movements. Entry-level keyboards are often equipped with a learning program to help the player. Illuminated keyboards play an interesting role for beginners.
Workstations are keyboards with a multitude of setting options and great sounds and are used in the studio and on the stage, as well as for hobby musicians who want more. The rhythms and sounds can be changed, adapted and combined as required. The so-called "all-rounders" among keyboard instruments.
The synthesizer generates incredible sounds by means of sound synthesis. It is one of the central tools in the production of electronic music.
Mini keyboards are extremely small keyboards with around 3 octaves. Some mini keyboards have mini keys. They usually have a smaller selection of functions and sounds to make the initial game easier for children. Because of their compact size, mini keyboards are often desired by experts.
The melodica is a handy harmonica instrument that is made to sound by blowing into it and pressing the keys. The melodica is played directly with the mouthpiece on the instrument or over a longer tube (for more freedom). The Melodica has normally 26 to 37 keys.
The accordion, also known as the Zierharmonika, is a hand-drawn instrument in which the sound is generated by free-swinging reeds when pulling or pushing the bellows. Not only single notes, but also chords can be created with it. The accordion is a versatile instrument that is great fun both solo and with other musicians. With the button accordion, not only the bass, but also the treble area is played with buttons. In contrast to the key accordion, this area is equipped with a keyboard. The Styrian harmonica is particularly popular in alpine folk music due to its special structure and the strong-sounding helicon basses as well as the common tone.