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  • The Alesis Recital Pro digital piano

    I was surprised by just how much digital piano you can get for only $350.

    Here's the link if you'd like to check out my full review.



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    If you have questions or comments about the review or the piano, this thread is the place for them.

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    Nice price and the grand sounds good. On the minus side, no midi and there's conflicting info on the type and quality of action.
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    • #3
      There's MIDI, but only over USB - no 5 pin DIN jacks.

      I thought the action on it was pretty good.

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      - George Carlin

      "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

      - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

      "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

      - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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      • #4
        There is midi? Musta misread the comment. The usb is convertible right? Some people are saying springy keys closer to an organ than a piano. I take it the feel is on the light side?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by 1001gear View Post
          There is midi? Musta misread the comment. The usb is convertible right? Some people are saying springy keys closer to an organ than a piano. I take it the feel is on the light side?
          It's a little light, but consistent with many other hammer action keyboards; it doesn't feel like a semi-weighted synth action keyboard or an organ at all IMO. The one I had here for review was not too springy, although it's a touch springier than the Casio Privia PX-160, which has a really nice keybed on it for a budget digital piano.

          I'm not sure what you mean about the USB being "convertible"... it supports MIDI over USB, but doesn't have any old-school MIDI in / out / thru DIN ports. That omission, along with the lack of pitch and mod wheels are what will make it less attractive to gigging musicians than it would have been if it had included them IMO - not necessarily the feel of the keyboard action.
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          - George Carlin

          "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

          - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

          "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

          - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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          • #6
            By convertible I mean can it be sent thru a standard midi adapter plug?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by 1001gear View Post
              By convertible I mean can it be sent thru a standard midi adapter plug?
              No - you'd have to send it to a computer over USB and then use software to route it out through a standard MIDI interface connected to the computer. For MIDI, you can't connect anything else to it directly except a computer.
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              - George Carlin

              "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

              - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

              "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

              - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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              • #8
                Bummer. Are the midi packets different or something?
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