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Also, how does the YDP-131 compare to the YDP-151 (there are still a couple of these to be found locally, but as I'm not a pianist there is very little point in ME trying them and I need to get a friend to do this for me, so I might as well canvas opinions here as well!)
Looking for something to get my 2 children started out and last a few years - I'm a woodwind player, but still believe that everyone should start off with at least the rudiments of keyboard skills (and you never know, one of them might be able to accompany me one day)
Both keyboards have 2 X 6W speakers installed, GHS hammer action keys, 3 pedals, 64 note polyphony, full-sized 88 keys, metronomes and the ability to record songs. From my point of view, as a musician and a teacher, these are more than enough for an entry-level pianist/beginner.
There are some minor variations as to the amount you can record on each instrument and the YDP131 seems to have reverb and chorus optional effects whereas the S30 only has reverb – that is a very minor difference! However, come to think of it, I’m not sure if the YDP131 allows you to layer voices in dual mode like the S30. That could be something worth checking if you want to layer two sounds together for a performance – that can be a nice feature for a home digital piano, but again, depending on your point of view, that may not be essential.
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