I've been interested in buying a keyboard for a while but have now decided that a digital piano may better suite my requirements.
I'm becoming more and more interested in classical style music (Chopin in particular) and am keen on the Yamaha DGX 630. In the description is states '503 high quality sounds and 160 styles'...does this mean that a digital piano can also emulate other sounds just like a keyboard? Could you possibly explain to me what this means and please give me an example of the sounds available?
Thanks for your help,
As for giving examples of voices, I have found the manual online. You can download it from this link and see all 503 if you want to!
You will need Adobe Reader to view the manual as its in PDF.
BTW, I actually don't have any experience playing piano/ keyboard. What I should have said is: I've been interested in learning to play and have read that the Yamaha DGX 630 is a good starting point. I don't need a world class instrument but have heard a couple of terrible sounding beginners keyboards, so I'm hoping this one is decent.
markymar, thank you for the PDF file
Definitely try the instrument before buying blindly online. Unless you have played something in the range before, you stand a good chance of ordering something that will be a disappointment to you. Someone posting here recently purchased a digital piano online having played a former model. He was disappointed with the sound so even having played something similar can be a let down too when you try buying an upgraded model without trying it.
Did you look at the YDP 140 or 160? If you are looking for something a little more mature than the DGX, then these may be worth looking into without spending much more. Consider also a Roland FP4.
Thanks for your advice so far
Just be careful with dealers who try to demonstrate models as some of them can be sales motivated. In other words, you need to know what is appealing to your ears so that you are not persuaded to take a model that they want you to take. Do a bit of homework and research yourself before getting someone else's advice.