There are new keyboards and electric pianos being released all the time so it can be difficult to keep up with what’s good and what’s not so good. We have taken the time to check out some of the best Mid 2021 new keyboard and digital piano releases and we are pleased to say that there have been a few that really stand out to us.
In this review, we are going to be giving you the details of six of the best and provide you with a clear run down of their features.
When it comes to making music, there are a few key instruments that simply cannot be left out. The guitar and drums are obvious choices but without a keyboard or piano, no song would be complete. Whether you enjoy writing your own music or playing melodies that have been written by somebody else, having a reliable instrument, with plenty of features and that sounds great is a must.
At a Glance – Mid 2021 Keyboards And Electric Pianos
The Best Mid 2021 Keyboards And Electric Pianos
From affordable keyboards that produce a wonderful sound to the more high-end models that are bursting with exciting features, we have got you covered. No matter what you are looking for, our top picks are sure to please!
Pyle Electric Foldable Keyboard
The standard number of keys for a keyboard is 88 and the first keyboard of our Mid 2021 new keyboard and digital piano releases features exactly that, giving you full range and the opportunity to play a versatile range of music. What’s more, with 129 selectable tones and 128 audio rhythms, you can take your music making to the next level. There is also a drum pad to give a new layer to your music.
The Pyle keyboard boasts easy to use record and playback functions that allow you to assess your music. This is especially useful for beginners to pick up on mistakes and learn from these. But the feature will also benefit more experienced musicians who want to ensure that they are always playing on top form.
The built-in stereo speakers deliver a crystal sound and boast full-range so nothing goes unheard. If you want to make music in a modern way then it is essential that you instrument has some kind of wireless connectivity; so you will be pleased to know that the Pyle features Bluetooth capabilities and can be paired with the Pop Piano app, GarageBand and Perfect Piano; whether you want to connect via your laptop or your smartphone, your options are anything but limited.
But one of the best features this keyboard is the convenience of a foldable design that makes transporting it a breeze. If you’re taking your music on the road, this is an indispensable feature.
Donner DDP-100 Weighted Digital Piano
Many pianists are put off using a digital instrument owing to the fact that they cannot get along with the unweighted keys. But that is not a problem with this beautiful, hi-spec model from Donner that features weighted keys that perfectly mimic those of a traditional piano. Not only does this feel better but it also gives the musician an opportunity to play with sound much more freely and creates an all-round better experience.
You will also notice that the piano comes with a bench which is fully adjustable giving you a comfortable and stable place to sit as you enjoy making music. There are four positions to choose from and the bench is made from high-quality materials that won’t warp or weaken over time. Moreover, it’ll fold up to make it vastly more portable.
The Donner DDP-100 has a range of essential features including the built-in amplifier as well as the ability to input and play MP3. Whether you want to show the world your playing skills or have a more private experience, the headphone input allows you greater versatility in this sense.
The piano is loaded with a range of tones that have been sourced from real instruments providing you with a more authentic sound. What’s more, this is an incredibly good-looking piano that will take pride of place in your studio.
Casio 61 Key Portable Keyboard (CT-S1BK)
While sound is always going to be more important than appearance, we particularly liked the fact that this keyboard comes in a choice of two colors so you can make it a little more personal. But aesthetics aside, the Casio 61 is great for musicians on the go thanks to its portable design. It features 61 keys so doesn’t give you the full scale you would get with a larger keyboard but this is more than enough for 95% of musical compositions.
The Casio 61 also benefits from 60 tones, many of which were recorded on an authentic grand piano, giving you a genuine and smooth sound. The bass speaker delivers impeccable quality deep tones and is perfect for playing at home or on the go.
Even though this is an instrument designed for convenience, nothing has been left to chance and the Casio 61 is compatible with a smartphone app giving you much greater control over your music production. In addition to this, it comes with an optional Bluetooth adapter and can be powered by batteries should the moment call for it.
Donner DEP-20 Beginner Digital Piano
Buying your first piano is a memorable experience so you want to make sure that you are getting something of the highest quality. Just because the Donner DEP-20 is designed for new players, that doesn’t mean that anything has been compromised. One of the best things about this piano is the hammer action keys which can be adjusted to suit your preferred feel. The 88 keys offer full scale play giving you the chance to enjoy a range of musical pieces.
What’s more, the Donner DEP-20 boasts the most impressive number of tones we have seen in some time. With more than 238 to choose from, your music making can be taken to the next level right from the beginning of your piano journey. There is also the option to record dual voices so if you play with others, you won’t be limited.
This digital piano comes with a piano bench fitted with a comfortable padded seat and is fully height adjustable. It boasts excellent stability and durability so you won’t need to worry about investing in a new one before your piano needs replacing.
Roland Go-Keys Go 61-K
The Roland Go-Keys is an excellent choice for total beginners. If you are looking for the perfect keyboard to get your kids into music then this is by far the best option. It has been designed so that even people with absolutely no musical experience can begin creating songs easily and quickly. This is possible thanks to the loop mix function that allows you to build sounds at the touch of a button. Moreover, the Roland Go-Keys features 128 professional sounds that take your music making to the next level, even in the early days.
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It features USB backup so you’ll never lose any of your music as well as Bluetooth compatibility so you can link up with smartphone apps.
We also love the fact that the Roland Go-Keys is lightweight and compact. This makes it ideal for taking on the road and while it only has a 61 key keyboard, this is more than enough for people just starting out on their musical journey. What’s more, the keys have an ivory feel so you get an element of luxury when playing.
Donner DEK 610 Beginner Electronic Piano
Another great option for new players is the Donner DEK 610 which has an amazing range of tones and demos that allow you to create a plethora of musical compositions. With 300 rhythms, 500 tones, and 40 song demos, this is one of the most generous offerings on our list. What’s more, this electric piano comes with a teaching mode to make sure that you get off on the right foot.
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Speaking of feet, the piano also comes with a high quality sustain pedal that features non-slip rubber feet and a long lead. This can also be used with other compatible instruments giving you greater versatility.
The sound quality that you get from the Donner DEK 610 61 key electronic piano is impeccable. The sound is smooth, rich, and crisp so while this is a beginner instrument, it certainly doesn’t mean that it isn’t high quality.
There is also a handy LCD display that is clear and easy to read as well as 2 audio interfaces and the ability to connect a microphone.
2021 has been a great year for piano and keyboard releases so whether you are in the market for a beginner instrument or are a little more experienced, you are sure to find something that you fall in love with.