|Product Dimensions||9.14 x 29.26 x 128.32 cm; 7.1 Kilograms|
|Item model number||Recital|
|Color Name||Recital Black|
|Number of Keyboard Keys||88|
|Item Weight||7.1 kg|
Alesis Recital | 88-Key Beginner Digital Piano / Keyboard with Full-Size Semi-Weighted Keys, Built-In Speakers and 5 Premium Voices (Amazon Exclusive)
- Exclusive to Amazon - The ultimate beginners digital piano loaded with 5 expertly crafted voices (Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Synth, and Bass) and powerful educational features that guarantee to have you playing professional keys fast!
- Universal Responsive Feel - 88 premium full-sized semi-weighted keys with adjustable touch response to suit your preferred playing style. Supports windows 7(32 and 64 bit)
- Connectivity Covered - Built-in 20W speakers, ¼” sustain pedal input (pedal not included), ¼” stereo headphone output, power via 6 D cell batteries or included power adapter and stereo RCA outputs
- Powerful Educational Features - Standard, split, layer, and lesson modes with 128-note max polyphony and Built In FX: Chorus, Reverb
- Learn Piano Today - Includes Skoove 3 month premium subscription for expert interactive online piano lessons ; OS X : 10.8 ; USB 2.0 port (or higher)
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Alesis Recital - 88-Key Beginner Digital Piano / Keyboard with Full-Size Semi-Weighted Keys, Power Supply, Built-In Speakers and 5 Premium Voices
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Introducing Alesis Recital Digital Piano
The Alesis Recital is a full-featured digital piano with 88 full-sized semi-weighted keys with adjustable touch response for complete customization to your personal playing style!
Fusing 5 realistic built-in voices, adjustable Reverb and Chorus to further tailor your sound, and powerful 20-watt built-in speakers, Recital delivers superb sound and a great playing experience. Looking to get into the world of pro piano performance? Your journey starts here!
Built in Speakers
With powerful 20W built-in speakers and 128-note maximum note polyphony, Recital delivers the premium sound you demand with all the tools to deliver the perfect performance!
Powerful Educational Features
With a fully adjustable metronome and an innovative Lesson Mode, Recital enables a student and teacher to easily watch each other, play together and play in time right from the keyboard!
Pro Sounds and Packed with Features
Practice and perform with 5 voices; customize these voices by combining any two at once in Layer Mode for a full, rich tone, or assign voices to only the left or right hands in Split Mode.
Includes Skoove Premium
Skoove is the easiest way to learn piano - featuring in-depth online piano courses that adapt to your needs and provide meaningful feedback.
Develop your repertoire on your own time, at your own pace with a curated catalog filled with everything from current chart hits to classical music. Need a little help? Skoove’s experienced team of musicians is on hand with one on one support to answer any of your questions.
All the Right Connections
Practice privately with the 1/4-inch headphone output, add genuine piano-style sustain using the sustain pedal input or connect to any recorder, mixer or amplifier with Recital’s RCA outputs.
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For a light weight option, with not too many accessories, and semi weighted keys and a good price I recommend.
It's not perfect, list of Cons below:
Some keys are marginally slightly closer together than others.
The music stand has a massive open back so anything less than A4 stood upright will not fit, including tablets. The answer to this is to slide the base of the music stand higher but then you end up reading your music higher up than you'd like.
The stand also wobbles somewhat when really hitting them keys, so much that my tablet sometimes changes screen orientation because it moves. This is only when you're really playing or trying to type on the tablet whilst one the stand (very high up on the stand)
Although the keys are semi weights I cannot tell the difference in pressure from high to low, I believe they are all the same weight.
And it has no AUX for headphone/silent play which I thought it came with after watching a video review online but this could have been the pro.
And if you want to be really fussy takes a good few seconds from holding the ON/OFF button before turning On or Off.
If you can handle the above then its a great keyboard.
Well made: This piano isn't bad for the price. I looked around for better options but this one seemed to meet the "less than 600-1000$ but better than a 100-200$". So I feel it is priced accurately according to its construction in comparison to better or worse products. The sounds are fairly good and the speaker quality I find acceptable as well. The headphone jack is nice, albeit a bit awkwardly placed in my opinion, though I can't think of a better place for it. I initially was not a fan of the other voices this piano came with but with the right music they have their charms. The piano also seems to last a fair while on battery as I have been using it now, off and on, for about a month or so using just the batteries. If you want to change settings though, make sure you don't through out the manual because setting it is annoying in my opinion. I have simply not used certain features just because I would either need to remember them or find the book. Not overly user friendly. Overall though, a decent piano.
Toy: This is a toy. Like how a keyboard with that plastic feeling is a toy, this is one of those if it was made better. But a well built toy is still a toy. The keys are far better than simple keyboard keys (though you do have the option in the settings to make it functionally identical) but the plastic and squishy feeling of them is a far cry from a nice piano feeling. There is some sort of spring mechanism that gives the keys resistance, but it is not weight. The keys will also only activate if you are above a certain limit. What I mean by this is if you press the key down to maximum (let's call this 100%), you can only press the key again once it has crossed a threshold of around 50% raised. It is odd as I have used pianos in which you can hit a key several times while it is around 80%, those these were hammer weighted. Another issue with the keys are the spacing. Some keys are not spaced the same as others and it seems to be a cumulative problem. The more the keys are used, some of them begin to shift and feel like they are losing their spring, and this is after only 3 months of use by an amateur. I can tell what certain keys are just by looking at the gap between one and the next.
I have seen some people complaining about the music holder with the open back. They mentioned that the music will fall right through. It does, though I never have this issue because I have always had my music on a clip board and it sits up there just fine
It might seem like I have raised many complaints, and I have some about this product. That said, would I recommend it? Yes I would. It works well, especially for a beginner. It is portably powered and light enough (not light, but light enough) to easily take with you if you want to take it places, and the other voices and shake things up if you so desire. I would recommend it for sure, just know what you are getting. Do you want a well made toy, or an acceptable (or better) actual piano?
De plus, on m'a chargé $200. de livraison !! Aucun kit de départ a été offert avec le piano. Comment puis-je
savoir que rien est inclus.
SVP, pouvez - vous offrir une explication ou m'envoyer, - le cable de l'alimentation, le cable USB, la pédale, des écouteurs. Tous ces articles sont ajustés au clavier, je dois les recevoir en même temps.
Ici, dans le village, il n'y a rien de ces articles en vente.
J'aimerais vous laisser une plus grande Évaluation, mais pour l'instant, rien ne va.
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Having only played a real piano before, I was surprised how similar this is as I was concerned it would feel like playing a keyboard. Having gotten used to this, switching back to playing a real piano took about 10 minutes to get the swing of again. I usually use headphones to practise but it has a decent sound on its own too. This has been great for getting up to speed again but I suspect I'll want to upgrade in the next few years to a fully-weighted digital piano with a better sound. I really like the ability to connect it up to the computer, but I got bored with Skoove pretty quickly.
A couple of recommendations as I had to do a bit of work to find the accessories etc:
- I bought this stand and it fits fine https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000LUFTWS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T2_tYFCzb3BPDTBK
- You will probably want a sustain pedal, I got this one https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00IOEQQTS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
- You will need a converter if you want to use normal headphones with a 3mm jack; I got this one https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0086P5F4M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T2_h0FCzbK79V83M
- If you want to learn to play chords so you can accompany and play songs by ear (rather than reading music which, despite reaching grade 6, I was always rubbish at) then this book is awesome https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0571539025/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
As an 88-key digital piano, it certainly is that, however, not without it's faults.
But first, the positives:
- relatively cheap
- full of adjustable features such as adjusting the touch responsiveness, transposing the keys, etc (See manual for more info)
- good for beginners
And that's about it.
The negatives by far outweigh the above:
- The piano is described as semi-weighted. This is not true. They do provide a (slightly) stronger resistance that you would fine from a toy/cheap keyboard, however, the keys have nowhere near weight to be considered semi-weighted.
- The key to a successful digital piano is for it to produce a similar auditory experience you find with a real acoustic grand piano. In the world of digital pianos, this is achieved by a process called sampling, where a real piano's sound is recorded onto the digital piano for replication. However, the replicated sound on the Alesis is not at all as a piano would sound. It's noticeably lacking in depth.
- The above point prompted me to test the sound through headphones instead of the built-in speakers. This only uncovered yet a deeper problem. There is a lot of feedback noise from the piano once the headphones are plugged in; there is an almost constant beeping.
Why you should buy this product?
If you're desperate to try an 88-key piano on a tight budget.
Why you shouldn't buy this product?
For it's price, you can find alternatives that would be more satisfying (I exchanged my Alesis for a Casio CDP-130 [88-keys, 48 note polyphony (edit: the Alesis has 128), fully-weighted, approx. same price, etc.])
I would strongly recommend staying clear from this digital piano as it is simply not up to standards it ought to be.
Simple d'utilisation, ce clavier ne comporte seulement que quelques fonctions de base permettant de se concentrer pleinement sur l'apprentissage pur du piano, bien que l'absence de violon ou le chant d'église rend le layering bien moins intéressant dans son cas. Livré avec le strict nécessaire, c'est à dire son chargeur et support pour partitions, il vous faudra cependant investir dans un adaptateur jack de 3,5mm si vous souhaitez pouvoir jouer en utilisant un casque ou des écouteurs. Ses touches semi-lestées ont pour moi débutante, un rendu réaliste avec une certaine lourdeur et une bonne résistance sous les doigts qui demande plus de force comme un vrai piano acoustique. Les 3 mois Skooze offerts sont également un gros plus pour celles et ceux qui désiraient être autodidactes et auraient besoin d'une aide dans leur apprentissage. De plus, son poids le rend facile à transporter si toutefois vous devriez l'emporter pour des cours ou des répétitions, sans compter le fait que vous pouvez y mettre des piles à défaut d'utiliser le chargeur pour vous procurer une certaine autonomie.
Pour résumer, la réputation de L'Alesis Récital n'est plus à faire. C'est un excellent clavier pour commencer qui saura, je pense, vous satisfaire même sur le long terme après quelques années d'expérience. Cependant, le meilleur restera tout de même de pouvoir tester l'instrument sur place pour s'assurer de son choix car cela restera toujours une question de goût.