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First post here but looking for some advice. I'm looking to get a cheapish digi piano and think I'm choosing between the Yamaha piaggero NPV80 and Casio CDP 200.
I know the Yamaha isn't strictly a digital piano but the features are what I'm after; light, 76 keys, USB for midi controller and pretty decent sounds. It does feel more like a keyboard than a piano though and that's what's slightly putting me off.
The casio is more a of a digital piano with weighted keys and also has plenty of sounds, 88 keys and USB for midi controller. I'm thinking the sound of this won't be as good as the Yamaha though?
It will be mostly used at home for practising and for recording and any live playing will be through an amp/PA system.
Thanks in advance.
If you are after a more authentic keyboard action, I would look at something else, but no doubt, cost is what has attracted you to it. If you can, try and play both keyboards. I am a huge fan of the Yamaha sound, and while this one doesn't seem to have Yamaha's absolute best piano samples available, the ones on this will outdo the sound of the Casio CDP200. As I have never played this particular Casio model (nor admittedly the NPV80), I can't vouch for the keyboard actions on either.
If you go to this page on the Yamaha website and click on the advert for the NPV (ignoring the corny filming), you will get to hear the actual samples on the keyboard:
http://uk.yamaha.com/en/products/musica ... uct_lineup
Just bear in mind that in order to get a good keyboard action and high quality piano sounds in one package, you will have to dig deeper into your pockets!
Thanks once again.