I have a Toyo upright piano and was thinking if I should get maybe a Yamaha digital piano?
(a) I think digital pianos sound more clearer?
(b) What are the pros of changing to a digital piano and do you recommend it ? The downside of having an acoustic piano is that it gets out of tuned..
(c) Are you able to record just an audio from a digital piano directly ?
(a) Yes, a digital piano will sound "clearer" than an acoustic piano.
But that doesn't mean it sounds _better_ than an acoustic piano. The digital piano (especially if it is cheap) has a simpler sound, without the complexity of an acoustic piano's sound.
(b) . . . No tuning is needed;
. . . many digital pianos have built-in sound (audio) recorders;
. . . you can use headphones, so
. . . . . you don't bother other people;
. . . . . . noise in the house doesn't bother you.
. . . lots of different sounds are available -- organ,
. . . . . . electric pianos, etc
. . . You can transpose the keyboard to a different key,
. . . . . by pressing buttons;
. . . Digital pianos are lighter than acoustics --
. . . . they are easier to move;
. . . . . If the DP is "portable" or "slab" or "stage piano",
. . . . . one person can lift it off its stand,
. . . . . and carry it outside the house, or store it in a closet,
. . . . . . or store it under a bed.
. . . Almost all DP's have "MIDI output",
. . . . which can be used to control other electronic
. . . . instruments (including "virtual instruments" that
. . . . run on a computer.
(c) Many DP's (not _all_ DP's) let you plug in a thumb drive ("USB drive") and record audio onto it.
Most DP's that don't have audio recording, have a way of recording MIDI data (key-press data, not sound) that you can play back through the DP at a later time.
Or they will let you use a computer to record MIDI.
You really have to try out a few DP's, to see what's available, and whether you'll be happy with the sound or not.