Oh nice thread! I’ve been looking for a tiny 2-3 octave midi keyboard to sit near my computer but figure I also want something that can work by itself with headphones and power either from usb or batteries. That akai MPK mini play is at the top of my list so far.
These iRig’s look really interesting. But I don’t think they can produce sound without being connected to a phone/tablet/pc despite having a headphone out jack. But is it really that hard to plug in a phone?
I am not a big fan of the Irig2 i tested it , and the keys dont feel very sensitive to me .
If you can afford and the size is ok for you, the Reface its the best one for sure. In between theres 3 differents Reface for different sounds CP CS and DX
but the guy don’t produce much, he will in next years
it is perfect to travel, far enough to study before having a real piano.
it works with iphone, ipad and computors.
if you connect it to a good sound (grand piano… pianoteq etc…) it is quite good.
touch is not heavy but, honestly, it is good enough to work as complementary.
For those who may still be interested in the Piano de Voyage–or maybe weren’t around when this thread went dormant about 11 months ago. Here’s the latest from an email I received, with the current prices and projected approximate delivery dates. I included the video referenced below to show it in action. Also, there’s a video showing how you put it together. Interesting. I kind of like this, but any real travel doesn’t seem to be on the books in the near future.
Here are the links. (Apparently they didn’t show up on the copy.)
2020 was (and is still) a crazy year!
Covid-19 forced us to review our production plans. This took us an amazing amount of time and energy but we finally landed with a new improved model of the Piano de Voyage.
I am thrilled to announce the opening of the pre-orders for this new version of the Piano de Voyage keyboard!
The Piano de Voyage is now available in a limited quantity for pre-order.
The Piano de Voyage comes in packs of 1 to 4 modules (25, 49, 73 or 97 keys). Connector module is USB/MIDI + sustain pedal input + some extra MIDI controls.
All orders will be shipped on a first-come first-served basis.
Worldwide shipping is now free for all packs.
Expected lead time is 3 months.
Piano de Voyage is made in France.
Available quantities are very limited, so order yours today and don’t miss this opportunity to get this unique travel keyboard!
For more details :
View our updated website
Watch a video of Yulia playing the Piano de Voyage
Vists our online shop to pre-order your keyboard