Learning to play an instrument takes a lot of practice. If you are pursuing music as a career you need to be playing for 6 or more hours a day to really hone your craft. Once you get to be familiar enough with your instrument, it starts to become an extension of you, and you begin to notice how it plays in comparison with other makes and models of its kind.
If you play the piano, everything from the weight and response of the keys to the resonance in the body will all become very obvious to you. Changing to a digital counterpart can feel a bit strange since much of that natural aesthetic is taken away. The Orcinus Orchestral Digital Grand Piano is for serious pianists who want all of the bells and whistles of digital, but also want that real piano sound and feel. This was designed after the body of the Orcinus Orca, mimicking its shape in an abstract way with the lid resembling a dorsal-like fin.
Under the hood is a 500-tone Roland audio processor that will make each note from the 88 Ivoplast and ebony keys sound like they may as well belong to the real thing. There are five built-in speakers which make up the 200-watt audio system. There are also two XLR jacks, 4 MIDI ports, and 2 USB ports to let you record directly. This weighs around 992 pounds and costs $105,000, so you can imagine the shipping isn’t going to be a pleasant matter to deal with. Although, anyone who’s buying this is likely a highly-paid musician that can afford such a luxurious keyboard.
Available for purchase on Hammacher