Here's a tumultuous topic of discussion that could well divide a room full of pianists.
Anyway, we are not going to answer it here by choosing whether one is superior to the other, because after all the quality of a piano piece will depend mainly on who is playing it and on his use of the tool. That is why we will mainly focus on the qualities that each of them has to offer.
Before buying a piano, there are several factors you should consider, including: your budget, your available space, the materials used, your musical orientation, your aesthetic tastes, your acoustic expectations and the brand. These are a few essentials that you should study before deciding whether to choose between an acoustic or digital piano.
- The sound.
Sound is probably at the top of the list when it comes to comparing acoustic pianos to digital pianos. Acoustic pianos are loved for their warm sound that fills an entire room without the need for amplification. This imposing sound is the result of a hammer mechanism: when a key is struck, pressure is exerted on a cable activating a mechanism of hammers striking on the strings thus producing a vibration propagating throughout the soundboard. some piano. The larger the acoustic instrument, the richer and more complex the sound.
The sound of the very first digital pianos sounded drastically different from that of acoustic pianos. But thanks to technological advances, sampling methods have improved a lot, although a digital piano can never reproduce the sound of an acoustic piano, the current sound performance is quite honorable and at a level that we would hardly have been thought possible at one time. The sound of the Donner DDP-80 is sampled from a French Grand Piano. Before placing an order, you have the possibility of listening to a sample of the sound of the piano, in order to make sure that its sound corresponds well to your expectations and musical needs.
- game feeling
Aside from the dexterity with which the keys respond, their bounce and weight are also important characteristics in a pianist's playing experience. The pressure of the keys and the feeling of playing which results from it on an acoustic piano, are the result of a mechanism of hammers. This pressure is the effect of the tension exerted on the strings up to the hammers, it is therefore increasing throughout the keyboard, since the lower a note, the heavier its hammer. It is by this force that the exercise of the fingers requires, that it is important to choose a keyboard with more or less weighted keys that suits you. It is therefore with acoustic pianos that you can develop this playing technique which offers you a whole new range of nuances and sound subtleties for your pieces.
Some digital pianos therefore benefit from an imitation of this characteristic. There are three types of keyboard: unweighted, semi-weighted, and 100% weighted. Keyboards with a heavy touch make it possible to reproduce this feeling of playing characteristic of hammer action, and thus to avoid being disoriented when going back to the acoustic piano. Non-weighted keyboards don't allow you all the little intricacies of playing on a weighted keyboard, they have less sensitivity to dexterity, and they don't play louder when you play harder. Non-weighted keyboards are less expensive and are intended to promote speed of play, rather than character intricacies. the Wooden Digital Piano Donner boasts a large, heavy-touch keyboard, giving you the full acoustic piano-like playing experience.
- Effect Pedal
An acoustic piano has three pedals: soft (soft), sustain (sustain) and strong (sostenuto). Most digital pianos only have the sustain pedal (usually the most used). The DDP-80 benefits from three pedals. However, pedals on digital pianos have been criticized for not having exactly the same effects as on acoustic pianos.
Indeed, the effect of the pedals on the strings of an acoustic piano will always remain very different from the effect on a digital piano. The effect can seem a little abrupt and “dusty”. To overcome this, Donner incorporated progressive damping to provide an attenuation effect as similar as possible to that on an acoustic piano. The touch and playing feel of the DDP-80 gives you an experience as close to that of an acoustic piano as possible. The difference of its pedals to those of an acoustic piano is sometimes compared to the difference between physical and virtual buttons on phones.
A high-quality acoustic piano can easily cost you thousands of dollars. This does not take into account the costs of delivery of the product, which often requires special means, the costs of maintenance and tuning by a professional, as well as the various hazards due to its aging and environmental conditions.
Donner wooden digital pianos are reasonably priced and accessible to everyone. In addition, they do not require any additional maintenance or tuning costs. More so, its wooden cabinet is easy to clean and is very sturdy, providing you with a time-tested instrument that you can enjoy for many years to come. Its minimalist design, in addition to being aesthetic, avoids those corners that are so difficult to clean. Its settings and tuning can be done simply by connecting your computer via USB port.
Here are a few things you can't do with an acoustic piano: easily rearrange your interior space by moving it around as you please. Because of its size, an acoustic piano is not easily moved and often requires the intervention of at least two people. It all depends on its size, but transporting it most of the time requires the intervention of experts to do so without damaging it. With our wooden digital piano, you can play from any place, at your convenience.
The dimensions of the Donner DDP-80 are such that they are suitable for rooms that sometimes have very little space. Its aesthetic design also allows it to adapt to different styles of interior decor, allowing you to easily incorporate it into any atmosphere. In addition, it is extremely easy to assemble.
With an acoustic piano, no matter how softly you try to play, the person in the next room will hear you. This makes it difficult to practice at any time of the day, especially if you don't live alone or have neighbors who aren't susceptible to your performance charms. With the wooden Donner digital piano you can plug in your headphones to play silently.
In addition, an acoustic piano is sensitive to climatic and environmental changes. An increase in humidity can affect the properties of the wood and cause changes in its sound. Cold temperature can cause the strings to retract and provide a dull piano sound. While you still need to be mindful of the placement of a digital piano, temperature changes won't affect your piano in any way like an acoustic.
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, the DPP-80 Give offers you all the qualities of an acoustic piano at your fingertips with all the advantages of a digital piano. The key set is adjustable ensuring you meet all your musical needs. It will find its place in your office, next to your sofa or nestled in a corner of your room, opening the doors to this comforting world of music.