Digital piano recommendation


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I'm interesting in buying a new, high quality digital piano and am looking for recommendations. I previously owned a Yamaha CVP 210. That had great sounds. I don't need the polished ebony look and don't want the extra weight that comes from imitating the look of an upright acoustic piano. I never learned to play with Yamaha's "styles" (play just a note or two and it supplies accompaniment, that you don't really control very easily) and don't want to learn those and would prefer a keyboard that has a much simpler user interface. So no "styles." I found the CVP 210 manual totally incomprehensible. Anytime I wanted to use the split voice feature, or change where the split in the keyboard occurred, I had to look it up again, and the book always sent you to 4 different pages to figure out one thing. I did like the sounds of the Yamaha CVP 210, both acoustic grand piano and other, and the variety, including bass, muted trumpet and tenor sax. I also liked that the keys were weighted. Weighted keys are a must and I'd be interested in trying hammer action keys. I'd like it if it were fairly simple to record one voice; then play that back while recording a different voice over it, etc., so as to put together something that sounds like a complete 5 piece jazz band, piano, bass, drums, trumpet, sax. Higher price is ok if it's worth it. So to summarize - high quality digital piano; 88 keys; weighted keys; intuitive user interface without an enormous number of buttons; a reasonable variety of instrument sounds (don't need 20 of each kind of instrument) and good quality sounds; more like a stage piano in weight than the upright or grand imitation styles; appearance not important. If it doesn't come with a bench, amp, speakers, stand, headphones please recommend those also.
 
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More bells and whistles than you want but if you are looking for one of the best stage pianos...



Gary ;)
 
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The MP6 is c£1200 here in the UK

Its bigger brother which is the MP11 is £1900

Roland RD2000 £1800

Yamaha CP88 £1750

Downside of all these is probably the steep learning curve to get to know the functionality.

Do take a look at a much lower price all in one DP like a Yamaha DGX670 or Korg XE20 both retail at c£800 and include built in amp and speakers.
 

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