hello, first post here
I am buying my first electric piano and would love to hear the opinion of the more experienced about the choice.
I play guitar and bass, I have had few keyboards several times in my life, but for the first time I started learning more seriously a year ago.
I bought a used Yamaha Motif XS7, otherwise a very good instrument, but I realized that 90% of the time I use the sounds of an acoustic piano, with keys that don't suit me.
I have big fists and on Yamaha I can’t play between the keys.
I found on the net that the keys on Casio electric pianos are more suitable for big hands and that is really true. I tried the Casio px-s3000 in the store, without turning it on.
I have also tried some Kurzweill, Roland, Yamaha and Studiologic electric pianos but apart from the Casio, the only one whose keyboard suits me is the Kawai ES520.
In fact, it’s just as comfortable for the big fingers as the Casio but with the Casio I feel more weight at the root of the white keys.
Now, the Kawai in my place is almost twice as expensive as the Casio, with more than twice as expensive triple pedal that I also plan to get. I like the Kawai sound, the built-in speakers give some immediacy when playing, I haven't tried Casio yet.
I don't necessarily need speakers on the piano since I have active monitors, but they are not out of the question.
For the price between the Casio PX-S3000 (or PX-S1000) and the Kawai ES520 i can get a used Kawai MP7 which should have the same keyboard as the ES520 and MIDI keyboard functionality.
How good is the acoustic piano sounds on MP7, and how good they are compared to the new Kawai and Casio keyboards. Is it worth buying a used MP7 because of its usability or are today’s piano samples really much better?
Any advice is welcome