2017 was our 20th year online!

Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.9 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Shop our online store for music lovers
SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Free Trial
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

Who's Online Now
44 registered members (bxrdad1, ChrisGoesPiano, barbaram, Animisha, Charades, Darkwasp, boe2, 8 invisible), 296 guests, and 390 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 4 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: Kawai James] #2219960 01/24/14 09:55 AM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 310
H
Hookxs Offline
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
H
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 310
Originally Posted by Kawai James
Morodiene, global sales of the VPC1 have been several times greater than anticipated.

Kind regards,
James
x

That's what I meant. But given that VPC was hard to get by before, say, June, we can hardly expect that the alleged MP11 is actually in Italian stores now.

(ad) ROLAND

Click Here

Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: Delphian2001] #2219962 01/24/14 10:02 AM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 17,214
M
Morodiene Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
M
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 17,214
I do wonder, why Italy first? AFAIK the economy there is taking a big hit and I'm guessing there's not a lot of disposable income floating around there.


private piano/voice teacher FT

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: Morodiene] #2219965 01/24/14 10:09 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 329
Qbert Offline
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 329
Originally Posted by Morodiene
I do wonder, why Italy first? AFAIK the economy there is taking a big hit and I'm guessing there's not a lot of disposable income floating around there.


That's the perception of Italy?! frown


GEM Promega 3 (sold) - Yamaha CLP 170 (sold) - Acuna88 (sold) - Kawai VPC1 + BK7m
Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: Qbert] #2219970 01/24/14 10:16 AM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 17,214
M
Morodiene Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
M
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 17,214
Originally Posted by Qbert
Originally Posted by Morodiene
I do wonder, why Italy first? AFAIK the economy there is taking a big hit and I'm guessing there's not a lot of disposable income floating around there.


That's the perception of Italy?! frown
I was there last March, and maybe it was just the places I went to (mostly churches). Our tour guide who was a native of Naples had mentioned this.


private piano/voice teacher FT

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: Qbert] #2219974 01/24/14 10:23 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,722
D
Dr Popper Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
D
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,722
Originally Posted by Qbert
Hi guys, I've just made some calls and I can confirm that MP11 is not a Yeti!

www.furcht.it, official Italian Kawai distributor, has one of them on the floor.


Lol ... Basket case


"I'm still an idiot and I'm still in love" - Blue Sofa - The Plugz 1981 (Tito Larriva)
Disclosure : I am professionally associated with Arturia but my sentiments are my own only.
Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: Kawai James] #2219976 01/24/14 10:27 AM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 5,308
A
anotherscott Offline
5000 Post Club Member
Offline
5000 Post Club Member
A
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 5,308
Originally Posted by Kawai James
Morodiene, global sales of the VPC1 have been several times greater than anticipated.

That's great! Maybe the industry will take note that there actually is a market for high end controllers.

Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: Qbert] #2219996 01/24/14 11:08 AM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,452
M
Marko in Boston Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
M
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,452
Originally Posted by Qbert
Hi guys, I've just made some calls and I can confirm that MP11 is not a Yeti!

www.furcht.it, official Italian Kawai distributor, has one of them on the floor.
[quote=Qbert]

I wonder if they allowed to post photos or a demo on YouTube. It would be nice to hear and see it in action... or just see it!

Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: Delphian2001] #2220002 01/24/14 11:36 AM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,844
doremi Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,844
I am very happy that the indonesian Yeti carried the MP11 to Italy. It will soon carry the MP11 to a place near you (and me).

I am not so happy with the posted price of the MP11, it is closing in on the price of the CA65!


I am 'doremi' because I play scales smile
Had I progressed to playing chords,
I would be 'domisol' shocked
Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: Delphian2001] #2220064 01/24/14 01:26 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 198
H
HisKidd Offline
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
H
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 198
New Yamaha HS Monitors (white)…

Just past the introduction, you'll see a preview of Yamaha's new HS white monitors introduced at NAMM this week.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmLB9Efj4ZM

Play On!
H.K.


Keyboards are the best therapy I know of...
______________________________________________
Kawai MP6 stage piano; Kawai ES8; Kawai G20 Grand
DCM CX-17 Monitors
Sennheiser HD 205, DJ series, headset
Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: doremi] #2220068 01/24/14 01:34 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 17,214
M
Morodiene Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
M
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 17,214
Originally Posted by doremi
I am very happy that the indonesian Yeti carried the MP11 to Italy. It will soon carry the MP11 to a place near you (and me).

I am not so happy with the posted price of the MP11, it is closing in on the price of the CA65!
I agree, it seems quite pricey. We'll have to see where it ends up once they get around to releasing in the US.


private piano/voice teacher FT

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: doremi] #2220072 01/24/14 01:39 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 17,214
M
Morodiene Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
M
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 17,214
Originally Posted by doremi
I am very happy that the indonesian Yeti carried the MP11 to Italy. It will soon carry the MP11 to a place near you (and me).

I am not so happy with the posted price of the MP11, it is closing in on the price of the CA65!
Well, the price in the US (if that's where you are) should be a bit less.


private piano/voice teacher FT

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: Delphian2001] #2220074 01/24/14 01:40 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 432
K
kippesc Offline
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
K
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 432
New Korg toy piano:

http://www.korg.com/us/products/digitalpianos/tinypiano

This has got to be preferable to the ubiquitous Schoenhuts and Melissa & Dougs. Korg's marketing is pretty good: (i) "Korg" is spelled "K-teddy bear face-r-g" on the fall board; (ii) they point out that the thing is musical-sounding and in tune (compare Schoenhuts, I can tell you) (Solving every parent's dilemma: How can my baby develop perfect pitch when there's nothing perfect to reference?); (iii) from the video, the piano can be used as a music box and your child will apparently fall instantly into an angelic sleep listening to Debussy, Bach and many others; (iv) it comes in black, fire engine red, pink and white.

So, I'll take one red Korg with my virtual Ravenscroft. For now, I'm keeping my RD-700NX with its companion stand -- both of which seem so much better built (brushed metal, MORE metal, not plastic) than the RD-800. (Poor Roland. They hear everyone grousing about weight, only to get criticized for using too much plastic.)


Steinway B
Yamaha AvantGrand N2
Roland RD-700NX
Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: kippesc] #2220088 01/24/14 01:58 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 198
H
HisKidd Offline
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
H
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 198
Love the toy piano, kippesc
Definitely my next gift for my two year old grand…
Don't you need those new white Yamaha HS monitors to go with your new virtual piano and your RD-700NX?

Cheers!


Keyboards are the best therapy I know of...
______________________________________________
Kawai MP6 stage piano; Kawai ES8; Kawai G20 Grand
DCM CX-17 Monitors
Sennheiser HD 205, DJ series, headset
Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: HisKidd] #2220090 01/24/14 02:04 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 15
2
2726 Offline
Junior Member
Offline
Junior Member
2
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 15
Well, since no replacement for the MP6 in the near horizon, that's looking like it will be my choice to go ahead and purchase for my first digital piano.

I guess I could do worse..... grin

Jim

Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: Delphian2001] #2220092 01/24/14 02:06 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 495
G
guyl Offline
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
G
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 495
But what's the polyphony on that toy piano? Samples per note? MIDI?

The important details are lacking!


What do snowflakes and Chickerings have in common? There are no two exactly alike!
Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: Delphian2001] #2220105 01/24/14 02:37 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 860
K
kapelli Offline
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
K
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 860
I would like to hear your opinions on the PHA IV action,
I remember last year's thread was very lively, this year is like there is nothing to talk about shocked

Still, if any of you played on the new Rolands, give us some feedback please.

Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: Delphian2001] #2220177 01/24/14 03:58 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,410
J
JFP Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
J
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,410
Zzzzzzzzzzzz, still two days to go - some surprises could still come. Otherwise someone wake me up for Musik Messe ...or summer NAMM, or.....zzzzzz

Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: JFP] #2220220 01/24/14 06:19 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,452
M
Marko in Boston Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
M
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,452
Originally Posted by JFP
Zzzzzzzzzzzz, still two days to go - some surprises could still come. Otherwise someone wake me up for Musik Messe ...or summer NAMM, or.....zzzzzz


I agree. This NAMM is a snooze. No Kawai. No Casio. Roland made a flimsy version of RD700nx with better action and semi-gimmick Vpiano Grand sound. Yamaha made a flimsy version of CP5 with better action and navigation. Nord Lead A1 - meh, I rather have seen a Nord Piano 3 with new keyboard/action. Korg made more toys - I need a keytar like i need a second A**hole. Speaking of A - thats what Kurzweil added to the end of CUP2.

With that said, JFP said best "wake me up for Musik Messe ...or summer NAMM"

Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: Marko in Boston] #2220239 01/24/14 07:17 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 310
H
Hookxs Offline
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
H
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 310
Originally Posted by Marko in Boston
Originally Posted by JFP
Zzzzzzzzzzzz, still two days to go - some surprises could still come. Otherwise someone wake me up for Musik Messe ...or summer NAMM, or.....zzzzzz


I agree. This NAMM is a snooze. No Kawai. No Casio. Roland made a flimsy version of RD700nx with better action and semi-gimmick Vpiano Grand sound. Yamaha made a flimsy version of CP5 with better action and navigation. Nord Lead A1 - meh, I rather have seen a Nord Piano 3 with new keyboard/action. Korg made more toys - I need a keytar like i need a second A**hole. Speaking of A - thats what Kurzweil added to the end of CUP2.

With that said, JFP said best "wake me up for Musik Messe ...or summer NAMM"

And what did you guys expect? What's going to happen in Musik Messe or summer NAMM? Not much, I think.
Given the rate of progress in DP market, Rolands RD 800 is actualy a pretty big deal - new action, 2 new piano "sample sets". Yamaha's CP4 was launched long before NAMM so you can hardly blame them that they don't have much new stuff and according to some posts here, P-255 is what many people look for in slab DPs. VI Labs have new virtual piano. I didn't follow much of the rest but I think we have seen some interesting things and I certainly wasn't expecting much more.

Re: Should we start a 2014 NAMM show thread for DP? [Re: Hookxs] #2220244 01/24/14 07:26 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 3,540
G
gvfarns Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Offline
3000 Post Club Member
G
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 3,540
Originally Posted by Hookxs
Rolands RD 800 is actualy a pretty big deal - new action, 2 new piano "sample sets".


I agree. However, it came out before NAMM, didn't it? NAMM itself seems to be a hot place for acoustic piano announcements and other types of digital music equipment, but we have been disappointed with the digital piano stuff every year that I've been paying attention.

If memory serves, last year Yamaha's NU1 came out at Musikmesse and that was the only thing of note around that time it seemed like. At least they brought out their new hybrid for NAMM this year. That's something. Perhaps we can have more at Musikmesse from Kawai and maybe even Yamaha and/or Roland.

I wouldn't plan on Casio, though. The don't have a lot of variety in their line (all their pianos except the really low ones have the same action, for example), so it seems like it's either a replacement for everything they have or nothing.

Last edited by gvfarns; 01/24/14 07:34 PM.
Page 4 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6

Moderated by  Piano World 

What's Hot!!
News from the Piano World
Our January 2020 Newsletter Available Online Now...
Free Piano Newsletter
----------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinway pianos
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Alicia Keys - Moonlight Sonata
by Pathetique1 - 02/25/20 03:09 AM
Int/Midi button on Kawai MP11
by giu - 02/25/20 02:56 AM
New bass strings sound hollow
by Emery Wang - 02/25/20 01:01 AM
About Yamaha cx
by Fer15 - 02/24/20 11:48 PM
grades of pieces
by Kaori Miyamoto - 02/24/20 05:40 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums41
Topics197,177
Posts2,929,729
Members96,104
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers


Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2019 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3