Thank you very much for your help and information. I've tested the demo of Pianoteq 4 on an Lightweighted MIDI Keyboard to try little bit out.
So in my view there would be 2 options for me because acoustic pianos are sadly not possible:
1. using an DP around $2K-$3K (with good action) + Computer with Pianoteq 4 and tweaking. What seems to me really complicated. I think not really an sensible solution.
2. buying an V-Piano and tweak it a bit.
I've some questions to your answers.
I think you will start to develop problems learning to use the sustain pedal properly, because their sound is far too clear and one-dimensional and lacking in resonances; and almost certainly you'll develop sloppy pedaling techniques simply because you can get away with them on most digitals.
Ideally, you should also spend some time playing on acoustics if you plan to take up piano
Regarding the Sustain pedal: Is the Roland V-Piano in Basic-Presets really to short in decay while sustaining? I'm just wondering because in some Youtube-videos it seems good to me. OK maybe I let me deceive. I've to try it definitely by myself in a store...
sure on a digital you have pedal resonance or whatever, but it's kind of static. On a grand if you release and press without a fluid motion, you get an annoying thump every time (some pianos are far worse than others though)...and if you don't allow the dampers to fully touch the strings when they need to, you get some pretty horrible muddy sound happening. Digitals are very forgiving in these areas.
Do mean the sample-based DPs? Or the V-Piano also? Because it uses the PM-Technology? How does the V-Piano react if you release and press without a fluid motion (the same like a grand or not?)
...but something had gone terribly wrong with my pedaling..
But luckily, I was able to correct the 'deficiencies' quite easily on my V-Piano: to give you some idea of how much tweaking I had to do to get its sustain and various resonances up to what I heard from the Blüthners and Faziolis (and S Kawai and Grotrian), I had to increase its 'soundboard', 'string' and 'cross'-resonances up from their default (factory-set) 0 to between +40 to +60, and the 'decay time' (= sustain) to +60 to +70. (The maximum is +100 for all these). Why did Roland set their default levels so low on the V-Piano, which is modeled and could therefore be set to concert grand levels - and way beyond - without causing problems with looping etc? Because they corresponded to the way almost all other DPs (from any manufacturer) sound, and presumably, Roland envisaged that most of its customers will come from a DP background.
So do I understand right? After you modified settings on your V-Piano your pedal technique was no more terribly wrong?
PS. By the time the author overgrows Kawai 93, there will be better digitals on the market.
What exactly do you mean?