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.

Convertibles make the best moving trucks

Music, News

July 11, 2011 23:29

My friend Dylan took a video of this Viper while we were driving around in Chicago. Can't wait til I have one.

Viper RT/10 in Chicago

Cars, Chicago

July 11, 2011 03:55

It's not every day you see a Bugatti on the road. This obliterates my previous record for the most expensive car I've seen in Chicago.

Bugatti Veyron in downtown Chicago

Cars, Chicago

June 6, 2011 03:46

Awesome drive in Cincinnati yesterday. We had a great turnout and I took a lot of pictures and video.

Ferrari 360 Modena in light rain

Cars, Photography

May 28, 2011 03:02

I'm heading home tomorrow. It should take about 6 hours. This'll be a piece of cake after driving to Boston. Hopefully I won't almost kill myself trying to avoid any animals this time.

Rural New York last fall on the way to Boston

News, Travel