Technics SX-P30
Technics SX-P30

Digital Piano

User Reviews: 4.73

All user reviews for the Technics SX-P30

Average Score: 4.7 ( 4.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
  2 reviews 67 %
  1 user review 33 %
Value For Money: Excellent
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mixtering 09/09/2011

mixtering's review "Very good keyboard"

5
88 weighted keys.
4 sounds, including two secret ones.
1 acoustic piano sound, 1 electric piano sound, 1 Fender Rhodes sound, and 1 sinus wave.
To get the superb Rhodes, you need to switch on the piano while pressing the highest-pitched note.
For the other sound, you need to follow the exact same procedure but pressing an E.
I'll let you discover the mystery by yourselves.
It doesn't have too many sounds, but they are all excellent.

UTILIZATION

The keyboard is very nice. It's a truly great piano.
All connections are on the left of the piano.
Unfortunately, all labels are written black on black.
So, in concert, the sound engineer can't read a thing and you need a pocket lamp to make connections.
MIDI is not very straightforward.

SOUNDS

The acoustic piano sound is very realistic, it has a very good stereo reproduction.
It's ideal to play jazz and I have done some excellent recordings in the studio with the P-30.

OVERALL OPINION

I have been using for quite a few years and I'm pretty satisfied with it.
I also have two clavinova clp511 and cvp305 and the sound of the Technics piano compares very well.
You can find it secondhand for about $500 and it's an excellent value for money.
manu_blazeix 01/19/2005

manu_blazeix's review

5
88 keys, very good weighted keyboard
3 sounds (and not 2 as Appoggiator thinks!!):
- perfect piano.
- excellent electric piano,
- and a mysterious sound that replaces the electric piano when you switch on the keyboard and press the highest note. This mysterious sound corresponds to a Rhodes extra (think Ray Charles).
Reverb
Midi, audio out, sustain and headphones connectors.

UTILIZATION

The keyboard is excellent
Very easy overall setup
MIDI channel selection is easy, but not very practical. Which is normal, it's a piano. But it can also be used as a master keyboard, if you have the time and patience to turn the piano off and on over and over again to change channels!

SOUNDS

The sounds are perfect for me.
The mysterious sound (I seem to recall it's not even mentioned in the manual!) is awesome: You only need to turn it on and you are in the mood for Ray Charles!
The Reverb effect was only conceived to play quietly at home. On stage you need to play clean piano and use professional effects.
Perfect expression

OVERALL OPINION

It's a great piano, it's nice and has very good sounds. I bought it new six years ago and I still play it with the same delight.
05/17/2004

Anonymous 's review

4
88 weighted keys, rather nice.
2 sounds: One piano and one DX-like FM keyboard....
reverb on /off
Midi, audio out, the bare minimum, sustain and headphones connectors.

UTILIZATION

Nice keyboard, not heavy (37lbs)
Very simple (2 sounds), the buttons are on the left.
I bought it secondhand, without manual.

SOUNDS

The sample is nice (Am I repeating myself?)...that's all.
It's a backup keyboard that is a bit old-fashioned, in my opinion.
The keyboard responds really well.
The sample fits the mix very nice.
And the DX sound is OK.

OVERALL OPINION

I've used it for two years and I'm satisfied with it, for what I use it for.
I bought it secondhand and amortized it in 3 gigs!
I won't resell it because I wouldn't get anything out of it and it's a backup keyboard anyway.
For the price I paid ($520), I would buy it again.