The MP-10 is Kurzweil’s latest offering in its Mark Pro lineup of digital pianos. This piano is considered to be more of a mid-range digital piano and features a more stately appearing exterior and higher quality sounds than others typically priced lower.
Kurzweil offers its unique grand piano sounds featuring its Triple Strike technology, and it also includes electric piano sounds, brass, woodwinds, strings, percussion and other acoustic instruments. The MP-10 also includes 78 drum patterns that allow for interactive play. The spinet-style cabinet makes the MP-10 appear much like an acoustic piano, and both the rosewood and the ebony designs look beautiful in a wide range of decors.
The MP-10 features a USB out, which users can plug and play easily for controlling a MIDI sequencer. For users who don’t like having to install software in order to use MIDI on an instrument, this is a definite plus, and the piano offers MIDI in as well. The MP-10 also has the ability to record up to 9 songs, although it doesn’t offer multitrack recording, and Kurzweil has equipped it with four 30-watt speakers. This digital piano has a full-sized 88-key keyboard, three pedals, a scrolling LCD, the ability to split and layer, and the ability to transpose into any key as well.
Home users really enjoyed the way this piano looked and felt as well as its features and sound quality. They felt that the unit looked sophisticated and that the exterior construction was well done. Sound quality was rated well and was as users expected for a digital piano at this price. Users also liked the realistic feel of this piano, noting that it felt much like playing piano keys with real hammer action rather than playing on non-responsive keys often found on portable keyboards. It was also mentioned that users found the unit relatively easy to assemble as well.
For home users who want a unit that looks good in the home, the MP-10 is a good choice. Users who keep the unit at low to medium volume, who use external speakers or amps or who play mainly using piano sounds won’t be disappointed with the sound, but those who want exceptional sound quality from the unit’s onboard speakers, especially at loud volumes or when using orchestral sounds should look elsewhere. Anyone who wants to use the MP-10 heavily for practice or performance may also find that the keys don’t hold up to heavy use and may want to search for a digital piano designed for more extensive use.