The G1B Air is Korg’s latest entry in what we might call the category of “lifestyle” digital pianos. Such instruments prioritize the core piano virtues of acoustic-piano sound and keyboard feel in an aesthetically pleasing package that can be tucked into a small apartment and still leave room for your work-at-home desk.
Since its launch in 2013, Italian upstart Dexibell has become almost a household name in digital pianos for the home and stage. The Vivo S9, clearly aimed at gigging pros, is the only Dexibell instrument to combine in a single keyboard every feature found in the company’s wide product line.
Keyboard geeks tend to think of Nord keyboards either as some of the finest in the world—or as pricey badges of hipster credibility whose standout feature is their red color. I surprised myself by falling in love with the Nord Grand.
Every once in a while, an instrument comes along that can be called revolutionary. One way that can happen is that it rewrites the rules for what you can and should expect for the price, and raises competitors’ eyebrows in the bargain. The Casio Privia PX-S3000 is such an instrument.
The Clavinova CSP series boasts two marquee features: cascading Stream Lights above the keys that guide your fingers to teach you songs and exercises; and the ability to analyze chords in ordinary stereo audio files, then display them as notes on a staff or as jazz-style chord charts.