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Genio Silent System for upright piano, opinions... #2546771
06/06/16 05:05 AM
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Hi all,

I am in the market for a 2d hand upright piano.
This will be my first acoustic. I play for 3 years on a Roland digital piano that I use most of time as a master keyboard to play some virtual piano softwares.

Now, I have 2 choices:

- Take an acoustic upright and install a silent system (Genio probably, 1500 euros) and resale the Roland
- Keep the Roland as 2d piano

It is now an headache for me...

Has somebody tested the Genio system? If so, what do you think about it?

Thanks

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Re: Genio Silent System for upright piano, opinions... [Re: stamkorg] #2547121
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I tried one, although it was about two years ago. I remember laughing when I discovered the drum map! I felt that the device's audio sounded quite dated/basic, like a cheaper keyboard from the past rather than a quality modern digital piano. However, for all I know, I might not have been playing the latest version of the device. It was attached to a piano which I didn't particularly like, so I wasn't considering it very seriously.

Edit: I just realised the Genio has a MIDI output, so you could use it to drive your virtual piano software. That would make the quality of its own internal audio irrelevant. thumb

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Re: Genio Silent System for upright piano, opinions... [Re: Ben_NZ] #2547203
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Originally Posted by Ben_NZ
I felt that the device's audio sounded quite dated/basic, like a cheaper keyboard from the past rather than a quality modern digital piano.


Thank you ,that was exactly my reaction after I heard it. I just wanted some opinions.

Originally Posted by Ben_NZ

Edit: I just realised the Genio has a MIDI output, so you could use it to drive your virtual piano software. That would make the quality of its own internal audio irrelevant. thumb


Right, but then it is a little expensive for just a midi interface...

I really think I will keep my DP as second instrument

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Re: Genio Silent System for upright piano, opinions... [Re: stamkorg] #2547254
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The Genio is a good product for silent practice, allowing the user to play on their real action. It's basic digital functions offer conveniences for the occasional user.

Since you already have a Roland, it's digital functions would be superior. For your needs, definitely keep the Roland.


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Re: Genio Silent System for upright piano, opinions... [Re: stamkorg] #2547686
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If you have no issue with room, keep the Roland. Three reasons:
a) for that price you should also be able to get a PianoDisc system, but of course what counts more than what the system can is how good the tech is in installing it. Better take a lower spec system when the tech is more familiar with it.
b) installing any silent system alters the action (hammers have to be positioned back a few millimeters) and how it feels.
c) when playing silent you still have the noise of the piano action itself. The Roland is likely more silent.


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