What is NAMM?
For anyone who has never come across NAMM before, it’s a trade show in the US for all things music and music technology. It stands for the National Association of Music Merchants, and every year, hundreds of brands attend NAMM to showcase their new products, including digital pianos. This year, brands showing off their latest digital piano releases at NAMM included huge names in the piano and keyboard world, such as Yamaha, Casio, and Kawai. Each of these particular digital piano manufacturers brought game changing instruments to the market which will all be available to purchase in the UK in the coming months.
New Digital Pianos from Casio
As the latest in their popular Celviano range, Casio have announced the release of their latest model, the Casio AP-470 Celviano Digital Piano. This digital piano will be available in April 2018 and is available to pre-order now from many digital piano retailers including Chase Direct. It is being brought out to replace the AP 460 Casio digital piano and has enhanced sound and user functions to make it several steps above the previous model.
Casio is well known for its constant innovations in digital pianos and keyboards, and the Celviano range reflects their firm desire to develop the best technology for pianists of any skill level, at an incredibly modest price. With new and improved piano tones, a smart looking acoustic lid, and many other new and inspiring features (including keys which simulate ebony and ivory for an authentic feel), the elegant Casio AP-470 digital piano is an excellent instrument for any pianist.
New Digital Pianos from Yamaha
Yamaha is perhaps the most well-known digital piano brand in the world and they introduced several new models at this year’s NAMM show. These new digital pianos included the YDP-S34 which is the latest in their Arius digital piano range, and an undeniably stylish instrument. According to Yamaha, the YDPS34 has been designed to bring a sense of sophistication to any home and it comes with an excellent sound quality and reasonable price tag.
This new digital piano model has an enormous range of features, a full list of which can be found on the Chase Direct website. The YDP S34 is available for pre-order today and will be ready to ship out to your home in April 2018.
New Digital Pianos from Kawai
As mentioned (and reviewed) in previous posts, the latest digital piano from Kawai is the KDP-110. This is an upgrade on the previous KDP-90 and a wonderful digital piano. The sound quality is the best in its class, as is the touch and feel of the piano. To play, it feels like a top end acoustic grand piano, and it sounds like one too! The KDP 110 is available to pre-order today from Chase Direct and will become available from February 2018.