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Re: Kawai announces ES110 ultra-portable digital piano [Re: jjo] #2628463
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Originally Posted by jjo
I upgraded to the ES110 for two reasons:
1. Quite a bit lighter. I use this keyboard for gigs so I've got to haul it around.
2. Much easier to hook up to speakers (true 1/4 inch jack)

If neither of those factors matter to you, you might consider saving some money. There are other differences that might be important to others, however, and hopefully folks will chime in on those.

I haven't played the 110 yet, but I like that it has a feature to disable the effects on the EPs, as you don't always want chorus or whatever, and I though the ES100's EPs sounded pretty good apart from that limitation. Supposedly the piano sound itself has been improved as well.

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Re: Kawai announces ES110 ultra-portable digital piano [Re: Kawai James] #2628602
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whoops, too late to edit... I mis-remembered, don't think supposed to be any difference in the piano sound.

Re: Kawai announces ES110 ultra-portable digital piano [Re: Kawai James] #2628661
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Well, I do not intend to carry it to gigs so weight is non-issue for me, so the only difference would be sound and touch.

Re: Kawai announces ES110 ultra-portable digital piano [Re: Kawai James] #2629374
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Don't see an option to edit, so here goes - how easy it is to set up audio interface with ES110 (I own Steinberg UR22 which I use with guitar), I know that I can use MIDI option but I have read that quality of recording might not be most optimal, how else can I connect it to the interface?

Re: Kawai announces ES110 ultra-portable digital piano [Re: eddiep] #2629513
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Originally Posted by eddiep
Don't see an option to edit, so here goes - how easy it is to set up audio interface with ES110 (I own Steinberg UR22 which I use with guitar), I know that I can use MIDI option but I have read that quality of recording might not be most optimal, how else can I connect it to the interface?

MIDI sends data, not audio, so I guess the good news is that there is no sound quality issue using MIDI, but if you're looking to record audio out the Kawai, MIDI isn't the answer. You need to take audio out of the Line Out jacks. Audio Out of the Kawai into the Line Inputs of the interface. If you have a MIDI track on the computer, and you want to use that to trigger the sound of the Kawai, you would use the MIDI In jack of the Kawai (presumably connecting it to the MIDI Out of your UR22).

Re: Kawai announces ES110 ultra-portable digital piano [Re: Kawai James] #2630120
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Hi guys,

Can I ask you for advice please?
I got my Kawai ES110 last Wednesday and from the first moment I played it, I was not convinced with the sounds. I'm only a beginner and it's my first 'serious' digital piano. Could you have a look at the audio I recorded? The sound that annoys me the most is C4 which I play in those pieces a lot and I have a feeling it sounds way too harsh

https://soundcloud.com/user-442867586/sets/es110

I think I will return my Kawai and maybe go for ES100 instead as it is well-known model with great reviews...

Re: Kawai announces ES110 ultra-portable digital piano [Re: Patrycja] #2630123
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Originally Posted by Patrycja
I think I will return my Kawai and maybe go for ES100 instead as it is well-known model with great reviews...

I have not heard your audio clip, but my understand is that the ES100 and the ES110 have the exact same sound (the action and some other things are different, but not the sound). So if it doesn't appeal to you, that won't be the fix, you'd have to look with something with a different sound, like maybe the Roland FP30, or a Yamaha or a Casio...

Re: Kawai announces ES110 ultra-portable digital piano [Re: Kawai James] #2630128
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Sounds fine to me. It actually sounds like a beginner who's inadvertently putting more emphasis on the C4 key than any other, which is probably due to your unrefined technique. My two cents.


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Re: Kawai announces ES110 ultra-portable digital piano [Re: PianoManChuck] #2630149
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Thanks for your reply,
I'm playing C4 with my little finger of the left hand and don't have too much strength in there. But I agree my technique is not perfect, so I hope that's the only issue here
Tomorrow I've got my piano class so I'll ask my teacher what she thinks

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Re: Kawai announces ES110 ultra-portable digital piano [Re: Kawai James] #2630249
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If a single key consistently stands out, your dealer should provide you a replacement piano without that issue.


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Re: Kawai announces ES110 ultra-portable digital piano [Re: JoeT] #2630439
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Thanks @JoeT!
I'll be returning my Kawai. The piano teacher said that I'm not playing inconsistently on her baby grand acoustic piano, so there is no reason I would play those sounds in a funny way on my digital piano

Re: Kawai announces ES110 ultra-portable digital piano [Re: Kawai James] #2630448
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Play c4 and d4 at the same time with the same finger will help determine if the key is standing out oddly. Even better analyse the midi out stream (there are free apps for android and presumably iOS too that will show you what the midi stream over usb is saying, or use a laptop) when doing this. If c4 has a higher velocity then it's a fairly clear sign that the sensor has fault.

Re: Kawai announces ES110 ultra-portable digital piano [Re: Kawai James] #2631125
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I'm having trouble finding this information. One of the strikes against the FP30 for me is the downward facing speakers. Where are the speakers on the ES110? Is there anything of note about the speakers on the ES110, like how the Casio ports to the rear, anything like that about the ES110?

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Originally Posted by Bambers
Play c4 and d4 at the same time with the same finger will help determine if the key is standing out oddly. Even better analyse the midi out stream (there are free apps for android and presumably iOS too that will show you what the midi stream over usb is saying, or use a laptop) when doing this. If c4 has a higher velocity then it's a fairly clear sign that the sensor has fault.

The MIDI velocity values will always vary by a bit, because those sensors aren't really precise, but you won't hear that under normal circumstances with the built-in samples and speakers. If you can clearly hear it, that's already way too much.


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Re: Kawai announces ES110 ultra-portable digital piano [Re: Eric Z.] #2631184
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Originally Posted by Eric Z.
I'm having trouble finding this information. One of the strikes against the FP30 for me is the downward facing speakers. Where are the speakers on the ES110? Is there anything of note about the speakers on the ES110, like how the Casio ports to the rear, anything like that about the ES110?

I was just trying to look that up, but Kawai Europe has just replaced their great accessible kawai.de website full of information with some "responsive design" imagery for mobile phones, which I most likely will never visit again. Just deleted all my bookmarks pointing there.


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Re: Kawai announces ES110 ultra-portable digital piano [Re: Eric Z.] #2631460
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Originally Posted by Eric Z.
I'm having trouble finding this information. One of the strikes against the FP30 for me is the downward facing speakers. Where are the speakers on the ES110? Is there anything of note about the speakers on the ES110, like how the Casio ports to the rear, anything like that about the ES110?


As you can see in this picture https://www.sweetwater.com/images/closeup/750-ES110_detail1.jpg, on the back of the ES110 there are some holes where the sound can come out of. So, this would be different from Fp30, that only has the sound coming from the bottom. But consider the higher power of the Fp30 (11W vs 7W) and the nicer touch and reliability, escapement and Ivory touch. If you can, compare them side by side and see the difference. Hope this helps!

Re: Kawai announces ES110 ultra-portable digital piano [Re: Korny] #2631709
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I'm new here but have spent a lot of time reading about various models under $1k. Normally I wouldn't mind a little unasked for advice. But knowing your post history I'm a little put off by it.

I respectfully submit that I didn't ask for purchase advice I asked where the speakers are located on a specific model in a thread dedicated to that model.

I'll give you that you had no idea that I was 98% decided on the ES110 and was just looking to fill in a gap in my knowledge of the model, or that I had decided against the Roland for a few reasons, not just the speakers.

A little more diplomacy given the thread you are in I know would sit better with me. Perhaps a simple: I really like my Roland FP30 and would be glad to answer any questions you might have about its other features, would suffice.

Re: Kawai announces ES110 ultra-portable digital piano [Re: Kawai James] #2631740
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Eric, to answer your question, referring to the service manual for the ES110, I can tell you that the speakers are downward facing.

I hope this helps.

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Re: Kawai announces ES110 ultra-portable digital piano [Re: Eric Z.] #2631915
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Originally Posted by Eric Z.
I'm new here but have spent a lot of time reading about various models under $1k. Normally I wouldn't mind a little unasked for advice. But knowing your post history I'm a little put off by it.

I respectfully submit that I didn't ask for purchase advice I asked where the speakers are located on a specific model in a thread dedicated to that model.

I'll give you that you had no idea that I was 98% decided on the ES110 and was just looking to fill in a gap in my knowledge of the model, or that I had decided against the Roland for a few reasons, not just the speakers.

A little more diplomacy given the thread you are in I know would sit better with me. Perhaps a simple: I really like my Roland FP30 and would be glad to answer any questions you might have about its other features, would suffice.


Ok, sorry about that, I didnt' mean to sound like a purchase advice.
You can buy whatever Dp you like, just trying to help with comparing because you said
you were interesed also in Fp30 but the speakers facing downward put you off about it.
Cheers!

Re: Kawai announces ES110 ultra-portable digital piano [Re: Shaiti] #2632070
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Originally Posted by Shaiti
Thanks to all the people who suggested dust covers! I ended up ordering the Kawai one since I read some good reviews about it and it wasn't too expensive. Going to have to wait a little bit for it though since it seemed to be sold out from all the stores I could find and they are only receiving more stock next month.


I know you've decided but for general info, I found that a small tablecloth works beautifully as a dust cover. Nothing fancy, many choices, easy to swap it for a new design. I've got a cotton checkered one now, never slips off, and I'm as likely to whisk it onto a chair as pull it onto my lap for a session. Enjoy!



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