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I haven't had access to a piano to play about with in over a year and thinking I need to get one for the house now. I'm thinking probably 88 keys, definitely need weighted keys (actually I wonder is it possible to get weighted keys with adjustable resistance at this point? That'd be cool – edit: I don't mean the built-in graded weight thing where the lower keys are slightly heavier than the upper keys, I mean where you could adjust the weighted sensitivity of the whole keyboard, so basically alter it between 'heavy action' and 'light action' kind of thing), and I guess it would be handy to have something that could plug into an audio interface and use as a midi controller too – but literally just being able to play as a piano will do too.
I reckon something not mad expensive, anything up to 1k should be fine, could stretch to 1500 I suppose, I hardly need one of those fancy Nord yokes like. Anybody got any recommendations of a good type to go for? I figure a lot of the people here must have a piano in some form or other.

If that adjustable resistance thing doesn't exist already I should invent it now and make a fortune.
 

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I haven't had access to a piano to play about with in over a year and thinking I need to get one for the house now. I'm thinking probably 88 keys, definitely need weighted keys (actually I wonder is it possible to get weighted keys with adjustable resistance at this point? That'd be cool – edit: I don't mean the built-in graded weight thing where the lower keys are slightly heavier than the upper keys, I mean where you could adjust the weighted sensitivity of the whole keyboard, so basically alter it between 'heavy action' and 'light action' kind of thing), and I guess it would be handy to have something that could plug into an audio interface and use as a midi controller too – but literally just being able to play as a piano will do too.
I reckon something not mad expensive, anything up to 1k should be fine, could stretch to 1500 I suppose, I hardly need one of those fancy Nord yokes like. Anybody got any recommendations of a good type to go for? I figure a lot of the people here must have a piano in some form or other.

If that adjustable resistance thing doesn't exist already I should invent it now and make a fortune.
I got this one, but in black, about 10 years ago. Have to say it works really well, fully weighted keys and you can use it as a midi controller if you want. I can't remember how much i paid but it was definitely under a grand.

 

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I have a Roland P-64 - only 64 keys because I already have an acoustic piano and the tiny stages that Stoat plays on usually don't have room for an 88-key keyboard. I like it, and it sounds good. That's not to say you don't notice its sonic limitations now and again, but still it's enjoyable to play
 

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Yeah I was looking at Rolands similar to that too. Maybe I should get a bit less than 88 keys as well haha. I dunno, sometimes it feels like I need them, but for the amount of use you'd get from the top and bottom octaves...
 

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The Roland was the only one with fewer than 88 keys that had a weighted keyboard when I was looking to buy it. Did my best to buy it from my local music shop (in Drogheda), but they told me to buy it off thomann cos there was no way they could compete on price
 

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I don't mind buying off Thomann really, but I'd rather buy somewhere Irish based if the price is even close, usually. But yeah a lot of things the price isn't really even close.
 

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