Top 5 Keyboards 2022

Top 5 Keyboards 2022

We continue our top 5 of the year with this compilation of the 5 best keyboards released in 2022. Mathias and Julius had the chance to play them all and present them to you in the video below!

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Thomann DP-28 Plus WH

The Thomann DP-28 Plus WH not only shines with its colour, but also offers a wide range of functions at an attractive price. In addition to a weighted keyboard with hammer action, the compact digital piano has 25 sounds which can also be combined with each other in Layer, Split, Duo and Twinova modes. The 50 built-in accompaniment rhythms and 100-song music library make practising more fun and will make you a better pianist in no time!

Roland FP-30X BK

The Roland FP-30X is a compact digital piano for beginners and advanced players, which shines both in the living room and on stage. The 88-key PHA-4 keyboard offers excellent playing feel with a hammer action and the non-slip Ivory Feel coating, which is based on the keys of a real grand piano. In this way, the 12 Supernatural piano sounds can be played authentically and sensitively. In addition to super realistic piano sounds, a wide range of sounds includes 20 electric pianos and 24 other sounds, which can be combined with each other in dual and split modes. Features like the built-in metronome and the ability to record your own performance as MIDI or audio data are essential for practice.

Kawai ES-120 B

The Kawai ES-120 offers beginners and advanced pianists all the possibilities of a digital piano, plus many handy extras. Thanks to the Responsive Hammer Compact keyboard with hammer action, you don’t have to compromise on playing feel – and all this in a compact instrument which, with a weight of only around 12 kg, is also very well suited for mobile use. In addition to 25 carefully sampled sounds, the ES-120 offers 100 built-in drum rhythms, a metronome and a recorder. Another highlight is the ability to connect a smartphone to the digital piano wirelessly via Bluetooth, which opens up a whole world of music apps for you.

Clavia Nord Piano 5 88

With its fifth generation, the Clavia Nord Piano 5 remains the benchmark for professional stage pianos. Pianos from the Nord Piano Library impress with their authentic and distinctive sound, and an additional sample synth with 1 GB of memory for Nord Sample Library sounds expands the sound spectrum far beyond pianos. With its hammer action keyboard, three sensors per key and Virtual Hammer Action technology, it provides an authentic playing feel that perfectly reproduces every nuance. The Nord Piano 5 is complemented by an extensive effects section, optimized for intuitive operation on stage, as well as live-friendly features such as seamless switching between sounds. If you want a no-compromise stage piano, you’ve found it!

Casio CDP-S110 WH

Anyone looking for a particularly light and elegant digital piano at an attractive price will certainly find what they are looking for with the Casio CDP-S110. Despite its compact dimensions, you will find all the features of a high quality piano. The 88 keys with hammer action are somewhat heavier in the bass than in the treble due to the graduated weighting like on a real grand piano, which guarantees an authentic playing feeling. The 10 sounds can be combined with a layering function and refined with chorus and reverb effects. The CDP-S110 can be connected to a smartphone or tablet via USB and synched with the intuitive Chordana Play exercise app.

Which of these keyboards will end up on your Christmas wish list? What other keyboard released this year would you add to this list? Tell us in the comments!

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Joe has been singing since he can remember and started playing guitar when he was 10. He's been using it as a songwriting tool ever since. He is passionate about melody and harmony and admires musicians who create these in unique ways. Check out his alternative / indie projects Best of Feelings and Zef Raček.

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