How Does A Digital Piano Work

You need to understand that a digital piano is meant to imitate acoustic pianos with less effort. You can liken the relationship between a digital piano and its acoustic counterpart to the relationship of a car with manual transmission and the one with automatic transmission.

The digital piano is like a car with an automatic transmission that makes driving easier and more convenient. A driver who learned how to drive with a manual automobile will be able to drive an automatic car easily.

A driver who learned driving with an automatic car will find it very difficult to drive a manual car without a series of lessons. The rule applies to pianos. People who learned how to play a digital piano can’t play an acoustic one without a lesson. Someone who can play acoustic pianos will be able to play a digital piano easily.

The three major parts of digital piano are the keys, sensors, and in-built speakers. We have given a little introduction. Let’s go straight to the heart of the article.

How Does A Digital Piano Work?

We told you that manufacturers created digital pianos to imitate acoustic pianos with less effort. A digital piano has to make the same sound as the acoustic pianos. The sounds of acoustic pianos have been recorded into digital pianos.

Each of them is attached to a particular key. When you hit the key of a digital piano it will make any of the recorded sounds attached to the key you pressed. It is as easy as that.

What Does A Sensor Do?

The question that may be going through your mind is – how does a digital piano know the key you pressed? There’s a component known as a sensor does the interpretation. When you press a key the sensor sends a signal to the board of the piano.

The signal will interpret the signal and make appropriate sounds. Is it difficult for you to understand? Let’s liken it to how a computer works. The response of pressing the keyboard depends on the application you’re using.

Let’s assume that you’re using a word processor like the Microsoft Word.  You can press the key representing any letter. It will appear on the screen.

It is the sensor that sends a signal to the board before it can interpret your action. The simple explanation is how a digital piano works.

What is the Function of a Speaker?

The function of the speaker remains the same in every appliance. Speakers project the sound of the appliance. It is the same with a digital piano. The in-built speakers produce the sounds you hear.

The speakers come with varying wattages. People erroneously believe that higher wattages are better because they mistake higher wattages for higher quality. Be certain that wattage is different from pitch, volume, and sound quality. This is because we have seen several speakers with higher wattages but less sound quality than others.

Maintenance Tips

1. Don’t place the Piano near a door

Your piano could be knocked over when someone opens the door if your door opens inward. That is why it is not advisable to place your piano close to your door. You also know that entrance/exit is a busy area. The chances are high that someone could accidentally hit your musical tool if you place it near a door.

2. Don’t place the Piano near your window

Most dust at home comes in through the window. Placing your digital piano near the window will expose it to a lot of dust. That’s why it is necessary to cover your piano with a dust cover whenever it is not in use. The cover will protect it from dust.

3. Don’t eat or Drink near your Piano

We will advise you not to eat or drink near your piano. We understand that you’ll be extremely careful. Remember that mistakes can happen and no one is above mistakes.

You don’t want to spill your coffee on your keyboard mistakenly. The unit may never remain the same again when you spill coffee on it.

Take a break from your piano lesson or practice whenever you feel like eating or taking a drink. The chances of spilling anything on your piano will be almost zero.

4. Position your cords properly

Arrange your cords in such a way that you won’t trip on them. You may fall and bump into your piano or other item. That could be double-loss for you. You’ll get injured and also get your appliances damaged. Remember that prevention is always cheaper, better, easier, and smarter than cure.

5. Protect it from power surge

Many electrical appliances have been damaged by power surge over the years because you won’t see it coming. Your piano is a huge investment. You may have bought it with a loan. Now is the best time to protect it against power surge.

6. Study user manual first

All pianos come with their user manual. Many people only get to read the manual when there seems to be a problem. They don’t realize that some of the problems may have been averted if they had taken the time to read the user manual before playing the piano.

This rule applies to all appliances.  It might be better if you take the time to study user manuals before you start using any appliance.

Final Verdict

You should now be able to respond to the question – how does a digital piano work? Always remember that he main parts of a digital piano are the keys, sensors, and built-in speakers.

It is also necessary to bear in mind that a digital piano was created to make the same sound as an acoustic piano with less effort. That’s why you may not be able to discern the difference between an acoustic piano and a digital one from only their sounds.

It might also be better for you to do a lot of research before you place an order for your preferred brand and model of digital piano.