Alesis Recital ? 88 Key Digital Piano Keyboard with Semi Weighted Keys, 2x20W Speakers, 5 Voices, Split, Layer and Lesson Mode, FX and Piano Lessons Musical Instruments
About this item An Electric Piano That?s Tailored to You – Feature-packed Electric keyboard with 88 premium full-sized semi weighted keys with adjustable touch response to suit your preferred playing style Premium Sounds – 5 voices (Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Synth, and Bass), built-in FX: Chorus, Reverb, and two built in 20W speakers that deliver crystal-clear, room-filling sound All The Right Connections – ?? sustain pedal input (pedal not included), ?? stereo headphone output for private practice and stereo RCA outputs for connection to speakers / amplifiers Play the Keyboard Wherever You Go – Power via the included power adapter or 6 D cell batteries (not included) for professional piano performance anywhere Powerful Educational Features – Standard, split, layer, and lesson modes with 128-note max polyphony and Skoove 3 month premium subscription for expert interactive online piano lessons Interactive Piano Lessons Included – 60 Free Virtual Lessons from Melodics to hone your skills for any genre or technique you want to master
10 reviews for Alesis Recital ? 88 Key Digital Piano Keyboard with Semi Weighted Keys, 2x20W Speakers, 5 Voices, Split, Layer and Lesson Mode, FX and Piano Lessons Musical Instruments
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i had to upgrade my 10 year old daughter’s keyboard to one that has all 88 keys and she loves it. The keys are definitely heavier and the quality is excellent. She now has all the keys she needs to practice her music.
Gathan G. –
I bought The Alesis Recital 88 Key Beginner Digital Piano March 6th 2018.I am a professional pianist and wanted this to use in my retirement home concerts! IT’S AWESOME!!I normally don’t write reviews but I am so happy with this piano.The sound is excellent! It’s the lightest piano on the market to my knowledge. Not a tinny sounding piano.I am a Yamaha fan, however in this category, Yamaha has their Piaggero line, which I also own. This Recital is so much nicer!! Also, it’s 88 keys!I’ve not had ANY problems with this piano. I have played it well over 150 hours and I LOVE it!! I will be ordering another because I would be lost without it, in the event something happened to this incredible piano!!I HIGHLY recommend it!! Sure, the more expensive and heavier keyboards will might sound better but if you’re looking in this price range, or looking for portability, this is the one to get! While it sounds great with the built in speakers, when playing bigger venues, I plug it into my Roland cube monitor and it sounds superb! If I was to play at a large church, I could use this but would probably use my Yamaha P-15 simply because the keys are wighted better than this one since this is semi weighted but still plays fantastic and the touch is great!It fits perfectly in my 76 keyboard gig bag!The reviews about the volume going down has simply not happened to me! Please don’t let negative reviews keep you from trying this keyboard!I’m more than HAPPY with my purchase!! I would give 100 stars if I could!! Especially, for this price of only $209.99 and its weight and sound!The only suggestion would be for Alesis to make a longer power cord but I just bought me a 3ft extension cord and it works great!!
Richard Garcia –
Hello, Just wanted to let everyone know I received my Alesis Recital Keyboard today and am very happy with it. What great quality and wonderful sound it has at such a reasonable price! I am basically an intermediate-level pianist and was pleasantly surprised by the solidity and sound quality of this electronic keyboard.This is great for anyone who wants to learn to play the piano and doesn’t want to spend a lot of money. The User Guide is easy to understand and is clear and concise!This Keyboard is much better than so many others that have all these weird sounds programmed into them, this truly sounds about as close to an Acoustic Piano as you can get, especially for the small price!This is Alesis Recital Keyboard is truly a wise buy for anyone who wants to play the piano… This is a serious musical instrument and not a toy-like keyboard!The volume control button works very well and the piano is loud enough without having to change volume levels.I believe if you buy one of these you’ll be very happy with your purchase …
Laura Gharazeddine –
I bought this a year ago, a 60th birthday present. I did a lot of research, read a lot of reviews. I grew up with a couple of gorgeous pianos- my mom played, both my grandmothers were professional musicians.I settled on the Alesis. I have a friend who plays beautifully and has studied for years, so she was excited to check it out. She loves it! The weighted keys feel really good. It has good tone and- it doesn’t need a piano tuner, which is not easy to find where we live. Plus, plug in the head phones, and you can play all night without bothering the neighbours. She said if she didn’t already have her family piano, this is what she would buy. High recommendation indeed.So now I’ve had it for over a year, and I still love it. Highly recommend.
Kenneth Calhoun –
New — check out the recent youtube demo video they posted:youtube dot com/watch?v=Wpbj9Mi4AAAThis is a super value, a full-size 88-key digital piano that works very well. Sound quality is excellent; the piano & other patches are solid. Key action is in between a keyboard & hammer-action; good spring action. It’s full-size fun. At 15 pounds, it’s solid and doesn’t slip around, it’s built strong and sturdy.I’ve been a lifelong keyboard player, since my Roland D-50 and Alesis HR16/MMT8 in the 80s (all of which still work fine).I was looking for a starter digital piano, and this one is a new release. I normally never buy new-release Anything with no reviews. but I thought I’d take a chance on this, and I’m glad I did. Just got it today and thought I’d write this to help anyone on the fence (and as a thanks to Alesis, I’ve enjoyed the HR16/MMT8 drum mach/sequencer for decades).The 2 main criteria I wanted are:a) piano sound: how realistic, the timbre and depth? This one is as good or better than my $1k pro keyboards. I’ll likely make a review video soon so you can all hear. Much better than expected piano sound; pro-quality at a consumer price, super value.b) key action: how solid, responsive, playable? I’m impressed, very pro build quality, solid and fun to play. I’ve just played it 2 hours today and am thrilled. Solid, responsive and sounds great. And I really like they are full-size keys, a must.I like the ease-of-use in layering 2 patches (like piano/synth), for different sounds; for variety, though mostly all I care about is the piano sound, which is superb. . Walter, your product review video sold me; thanks Alesis team for an affordable high-quality dp. Also the velocity sensitivity is excellent, a must-have for a digital piano.Highly recommended, very good playability, tone, features & value. Bravo Alesis, thanks. Worth a lot more than they’re asking, it’s a very satisfying instrument at a great price.-Ken
So I have a friend who bought a grand piano (worth thousands!) because her daughter was going to *start* piano lessons. This was a few months ago. At this point, her daughter is either not interested or at least not enthusiastic about the whole learning thing specially her upcoming recital. I’m not saying its a waste of money but why splurge right away? My kid started piano lessons too and I am totally impressed with this keyboard. There is no way I’m spending thousands on a kid having beginner lessons. We love this piano. Perfect for practicing lessons at home. It is one of my best purchases ever. I also bought the adjustable stand & padded bench here in amazon. No complaints!
6 MONTH UPDATE:So, I have had this piano now for close to 6 months and couldn’t be happier. Just the starter piano you would give a child to get them started. Sound quality and volume is fantastic. Only gripe so far has been that keys aren’t as well weighted but for the price, that is easy to overlook.I noticed that several reviewers have issues with the volume and have returned the piano because it wasn’t loud enough and Alesis is to sorely blame for that. Turns out that the Piano has 5 different volume levels and:1. The default Factory settings are not set at the ‘loudest’.2. It is easy to set the volume to a different level unknowingly (If you enter Advanced Functions mode inadvertently/ younger kids do that when playing with the keys, pressing the middle C (the most frequently used keys) will put the piano to its lowest volume level.)Here are the steps to get the Piano into its loudest volume level1. Press the Metronome and Lesson keys simultaneously to enter Advanced Functions mode. The two keys should light up.2. Press the E3 Key once. It should make click sound (it won’t play the instrument) sound.3. Press the Metronome and Lesson keys simultaneously again to exit Advanced Functions mode.4. Your piano should be set to the loudest volume now.Do try these steps before you consider returning this piano. Its a nifty little instrument, the Alesis!==========================I was looking around for a good piano for my 5 year old daughter to practice at home as she has just started with Piano lessons. My 2 other shortlists were the Yamaha P71 ($399) and the Casio Previa PX 160 ($499). Ultimately, decided on the Alesis based on the reviews and espeically the price as it was less than half the cost of the other 2. My thinking was that once she develops some skill at playing and retains her interest in learning the piano, we could always upgrade to a better one.Once I got the piano, I couldn’t be happier. What I really liked was:1. Good sound, especially for the Piano.2. Semi-weighted keys offer good feel and volume response.3. Very light and easy to cart around4. Included Power adapter.5. And of course, the price for a full 88-Key Piano – you can’t beat that.Things that I feel could be improved are:1. Volume – one needs to keep the volume control at around 75% to 80% of the max volume setting to get decent sound.2. It has a ton of features that can be customized, like Tempo, Metronome, Metronome Volume, etc. but all of these need to be accessed using a combination of Piano keys. Very difficult to remember and I find myself opening the user manual every now and then.
After reading some of the one or 2 star reviews i had my doubts, but i still bought it because i really just needed a beginner keyboard to start learning on. It seems most of these people just got bad piano’s are just out right lying…This keyboard is great for beginners that want something that sounds really good and is not going to be to much of a hit in the wallet. I play guitar, bass, and drums, and i also have a home recording studio . Just mentioning this because i would tell you if this was a bad product. The sustain pedal is a must get with this keyboard though. I would not know what i would be missing if i didn’t buy it. Makes it just sound so much better.Now that i am practicing everyday, i wish there were other pedal functions, but, the key board has a usb port, so if you are like me, you can turn it into a midi controller and use other midi controllers to control anything about the keyboard you wish.The piano sounds great. It is dynamic so the harder you play the louder and more intense the sound becaomes. It will work with any DOS recording software. All the I/O work. The so called “semi weighted keys” though i think are basically not there. They keys feel good and do not feel like a cheep keyboard, but they are defiantly not weighted to where they feel like a real piano, even in the slightest.The volume is pretty loud. you can easily sing under it and over it at max volume if you wish… but if not, you can hook it up to a set of louder speakers if you want.My only complaint is that the other instruments, like the synth, bass, and electric piano, are basically useless. there is no decay in the sound. they are either on or off. And if you use the sustain pedal, they go on forever never decaying the sound… They are just not nearly as good as the piano sound. However, if you are buying this piano, you should only be buying this piano because the piano sounds great, and you want to learn piano. This is something you would practice on but still want something that will sound great.
So some people complained about it about it not sounding so nice. Initially I couldn’t tell the difference but yes the ones in the music school sound much premium. The sound quality is fabulous. If this is for you or your kid and you’re looking for your first piano, then look no further. The keys are weighted or semi-weighted. The Williams Legato 3 sold in Guitar Center, keys are not weighted. Donner makes one in this price range, I would try that also. For the price and being entery level this is the best bang for the buck.
Jason ArakawaJason Arakawa –
It’s a great little piano. I am not a beginner, I’ve played for 20+ years, but my apartment doesn’t allow true pianos. I didn’t want to invest in something I wouldn’t end up keeping for a long time so I gave this keyboard a shot. I’ve been playing on it for a week and I absolutely love it. It does take a few minutes to become accustomed to the different feel of a keyboard, but I find it’s the same switching from your standard piano to a new one anyways. Word of caution as with any keyboard, the upper register loses some quality of tone, and this piano absolutely needs a sustain pedal to mimic the ringing sound of hammer action. The sound quality is improved immediately by the addition of an inexpensive pedal. I would recommend this piano to anyone, especially those worried about the transition from a normal piano to a keyboard.