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Korg MicroPiano 61-Key Compact Digital Piano Looks Great

How about a really mini grand piano? Well just look at the MicroPiano by Korg! I love the design, smooth finish and look of this micro grand – it really appeals to me :-). But… what about the sound? If it sounds rubbish then theres no point however great it looks. Korg does have a good solid reputation so it should be fine.

Here is a video I found for you to hear what it sounds like. Its not very long unfortunately but you get to hear how lovely the tone is – and how lovely it looks too.

Video of Korg MicroPiano

Main Features

  • grand piano appearance with an opening lidKorg MicroPiano 61-Key Compact Digital Piano
  • 61 mini keys
  • touch responsive
  • 61 sounds using stereo samples
  • 40 demo songs
  • lightweight
  • built in speakers
  • runs on 6 AA batteries as well as ac adapter
  • black or red lid availability

Suitability

This microgrand is best suited for those who want something small but with a good quality sound. Ideal for composing on and taking with you if you are going away. Since the keys themselves are not full size you can’t play this in the same way that you would with full sized keys.

Some people have considered this piano a toy but being priced at between $300 – $500 it is certainly not intended to be used as a toy.

Biggest Drawback

For me the biggest drawback to this microgrand is that fact that you can’t connect it up to the computer. There is no USB port or MIDI which is a huge shame. It also has no recording facility – again a shame.

Questions You Might Have

  • Can you record to your computer using the jack plug?

If you connect the headphone out to your PCs mic jack you should be able to record using some recording software on your PC.

  • How sturdy is it?

Since you will be taking this with you it needs to be able to wear well. The piano itself is very sturdy and feels solid. However the small fett that it sits on are a little flimsy and therefore it is recommended that you are careful when transporting it to protect these feet.

My Verdict

Love the style and finish and the grand piano sounds are really good. However for me I really couldn’t justify spending out that kind of money on something that I can’t record onto. If I’m out and about and think of a cool tune then I need to be able to record there and then. So for me its a no. If you have the money and want a great little piano to mess around on and take with you and don’t mind the lack of connectivity then give it a go! There is currently a discount of $200 on Amazon so check it out.

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