July 18, 2011 04:05

Yesterday I went to Pianoforte Chicago expecting to get a Yamaha keyboard. I've always hated keyboards but I decided it would be better than nothing. When I got there though, I fell in love with the Kawai digital pianos.

Apparently, when recording their samples, Kawai uses a machine to play each key at 100 different volume levels. Most of their competitors only record 3.

As a result my new Kawai CN23 sounds and feels very similar to a real piano. My only complaint is that the higher notes don't ring out as well as they should, but I think if I hook it up to my speakers and adjust the levels that should be taken care of.

I still don't think any digital instrument will ever be able to fully replicate the touch and tone of a real piano, but I've been wrong before, and this is the first time I've ever enjoyed playing one.

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