Keyboards are instruments that are played with keys. The keys, in turn, interact with other mechanisms, such as strings, like on a piano, which causes waves of different wavelengths to vibrate. Such musical instruments are not ancient, since by their nature they have a more complex construction than drums or wind instruments. The organ is considered one of the first keyboard musical instruments. It was invented back in the Middle Ages. Unfortunately, history has not preserved the name of this brilliant master for us, but it is known for certain that Johann Sebastian Bach gave him the final look and sound.
He perfected the organ, being not only a composer and arranger, but also a virtuoso of playing this instrument. Subsequently, this instrument gained such popularity that over time, the musicians had an urgent need for such a keyboard instrument, which, firstly, would be more compact, and secondly, could replace the violin in its expressiveness. The price of keyboards was quite high at that time. And not every musician could afford to buy a keyboard instrument. In 1709, Italian musical instrument maker Bartolomeo Cristofori invented the world's first piano . By the way, the word piano itself was an abbreviated name that the master gave to his invention. And the full name sounded like this - "a keyboard instrument playing softly and loudly."
Keyboards today are a whole world of music, with both simple instruments and sophisticated interactive workstations that you can buy online from the comfort of your home. The price for them depends on the manufacturer. It is absolutely not difficult to buy keyboard instruments such as a digital piano, grand piano, clavinova or synthesizer in Kiev, Odessa, Kharkov, Donetsk, Lvov, Nikolaev, Poltava, Dnepropetrovsk, Khmelnitsky, Zhitomir, Vinnitsa or any other city in Ukraine. Any online music store will provide you with a wide selection. To buy synthesizers , organs, samplers, sound modules, digital pianos, as well as a wide selection of accessories, including stands and covers, will be offered by qualified managers of our Colorsound online musical instruments store. Whether you play rock music, jazz or classical music, you cannot do without professional keyboard instruments. Indeed, in almost any musical group in Ukraine and the world, keyboard instruments occupy, if not a leading role, then at least not the last. Due to their wide range of applications, such instruments have won particular love among musicians around the world. Some even prefer them to classical instruments, replacing them with themselves. For example, Ray Manzarek from The Doors played bass guitar on his keyboard. Thus, the band did not use the bass player during the concerts.
If you are going to buy a keyboard instrument, then it is important to know that modern production of digital pianos, grand pianos and electric organs can, if not completely replace, then at least bring their sound and playing feeling as close as possible to their acoustic counterparts. Take the Kurzweil K250 instrument, created in 1982 by American inventor Raymond Kurzweil in collaboration with renowned musician Stevie Vander. Not many musicians were able to distinguish its sound from the sound of a live piano when blindly listening in the "piano" mode. Technology does not stand still, and gradually the manufacturers of synthesizers, electric pianos and electric pianos have learned to make mechanics, which, quite possibly, not every performer can distinguish from the one in a concert grand. In more expensive models, manufacturers equip their keyboard with a 3-sensor system, which does not track not only the force of pressing, but also scans the location of the key at the moment. Due to this, the key does not need to be fully returned to the top position, which allows playing the same piano technique figures as rehearsals and trills.
As for how modern keyboard musical instruments sound, there has been a lot of progress over the years. For example, functions such as physical modeling allow you to bring the sound of the instrument as close as possible to the most natural one. Powerful processors allow you not only to reproduce layered samples recorded by professional pianists on top grand pianos such as Steinway & Sons. Yamaha, Fazioli. The system also simulates the behavior of sounding strings inside a grand piano, resonance of wood, resonance of strings with the sustain pedal depressed. Well, the ability to use at the moment all models of digital pianos as a MIDI keyboard, allows you in a matter of seconds to turn your instrument into almost any model from the acoustic pianos, Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer or symphony orchestra, with its variety of winds, existing on the music market, string and percussion instruments.
If you need a versatile instrument that combines a recording studio with a synthesizer, the professional workstation korg pa600 may suit you. The instrument is packed with many realistic timbres and rich arrangement possibilities.
I would like to pay special attention to modern manufacturers of acoustic and digital keyboard instruments. Among them, one can distinguish both already well-known and trusted brands, and those that are just beginning to conquer the market of musical instruments. Namely: AKAI, ALESIS, KORG, MOOG, NOVATION, NUMARK, WALDORF, YAMAHA, KURZWEIL, CASIO, NORD, ROLAND, PETROF.
Remember, the price of a good keyboard cannot be low.
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