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Greetings folks! New to the forum here.

I'm away from home quite a bit and would like to practice piano during these times... just to help me remember fingering and put piano pieces I'm learning into muscle memory. Hence, the action isn't important, nor are the pedals or even touch sensitivity. But having an 88-key keyboard is pretty important.

I know there are roll-up silicone pianos and these are a possible option for me because of their small size. But they really do suck.

A full 88-key keyboard is large object. Do they have anything that disassembles into segments and can fit into a carrying case?

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Originally Posted by DocOc
Greetings folks! New to the forum here.

I'm away from home quite a bit and would like to practice piano during these times... just to help me remember fingering and put piano pieces I'm learning into muscle memory. Hence, the action isn't important, nor are the pedals or even touch sensitivity. But having an 88-key keyboard is pretty important.

I know there are roll-up silicone pianos and these are a possible option for me because of their small size. But they really do suck.

A full 88-key keyboard is large object. Do they have anything that disassembles into segments and can fit into a carrying case?

I have Yamaha Reface CP, it is pretty good but just 37 keys or something like that. Its also a bit expensive but build quality is really really good. Keys are very light and plastic as you can expect but it is actually playable instrument. You can buy a soft bag which is designed for the Reface.

I tried other mini sized MIDI keyboards also and even had to return one back because its really hard to play most of those because of too heavy action for instrument that small. Reface also works even without any midi modules so it has internal sounds. Volume seems quite low with headphones and sounds are not like real piano sounds but otherwise it was an excellent buy.

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Greetings folks! New to the forum here.

I'm away from home quite a bit and would like to practice piano during these times... just to help me remember fingering and put piano pieces I'm learning into muscle memory. Hence, the action isn't important, nor are the pedals or even touch sensitivity. But having an 88-key keyboard is pretty important.

I know there are roll-up silicone pianos and these are a possible option for me because of their small size. But they really do suck.

A full 88-key keyboard is large object. Do they have anything that disassembles into segments and can fit into a carrying case?

I have Yamaha Reface CP, it is pretty good but just 37 keys or something like that. Its also a bit expensive but build quality is really really good. Keys are very light and plastic as you can expect but it is actually playable instrument. You can buy a soft bag which is designed for the Reface.

I tried other mini sized MIDI keyboards also and even had to return one back because its really hard to play most of those because of too heavy action for instrument that small. Reface also works even without any midi modules so it has internal sounds. Volume seems quite low with headphones and sounds are not like real piano sounds but otherwise it was an excellent buy.

I should clarify.... I need the keys to be, at very least, standard width.

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The VAX77 is foldable, but I don't know if it's still made.

Another alternative is Kombos, which is a set of modules you plug together depending on the number of octaves you want. Again, I don't know if it's made anymore.

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https://pianodevoyage.com/

Somebody in the forum bought one a while ago. At the time he praised the build quality. It is a controller only so an application (PC, iphone, itab) is required.


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If you have a laptop, then a midi controller with full size keys. Something like a M-Audio Keystation is very lightweight.

It only goes up to 61 keys though - e.g. Keystation 61.

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If 73-key is not too big, check out Yamaha P-121. A good travel piano. Search in the forum for this model - there are more mentions of it in previous travel piano threads.

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Originally Posted by EVC2017
https://pianodevoyage.com/

Somebody in the forum bought one a while ago. At the time he praised the build quality. It is a controller only so an application (PC, iphone, itab) is required.

Oh wow, this looks like a very genius invention!


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