I got a new toy and get such a cool moment !! So i i would like to share my experience with you and talk about little keyboards for travelling .
Long time looking for a little keyboard which i could travel with . So its time to open this topic for travelling piano keyboard.
On the market pretty lot of master keybaord which got no inside sound
heres a nice review of those
Some are made for
If we are taking train or plane impossible to have more than very little one
which we can plug in our phones . For the moment android phones got problem of latency ( when you hit a note too much time for hearing it in your headphone. )
I try little keyboard like the irig pro which you can plug or use with bluetooth with your iphone , but not much touch sensible and already pretty big in the bag, and we need to have an iphone . I admit i am not a big Apple lover ;), but i love the fruit .
We are all looking for diferent things depending our diffferent needs
I discover this litlle one Akai Professional Mpk Mini Play
I play yesterday with it on my knee , in my last plane travel for 1 .30 hour and it was really too much fun … able to work about harmony play songs with the limitation of a short keyboard ,looking other traveller faces and attitude to compose live for myself without annoying others , with the noise of the plane no keyboard noise audible . Never got this possibility with any other instrument anyway !! First time i found the time was passing away too quick in a plane ! Lovely experience !!
At first I was pretty not sure of the interest of such a little toy … but now i love this piece of gear . Even not at all perfect this keyboard is really lovely .
127 sounds and 10 drums set some are cool and the sentitivity of keys and pad are present , the sound sound can be embeded (some filters , reverv chorus ) . The best of all is his size of the piece 32x18x4 cm and can be put in any bag .The keys although their small size are playable
positive review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHNAlOnzPOI
But some sound are really not good … no recorder , the keys are pretty plastic basic … the price pretty hight 130 euros
negative review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD9G8LSRfM4
Theres really a gap in those traveling keyboard . With the nowadays technology we could really have much better one … but curiously not much on the market Theres a great keyboard like this , the reface of yamaha 530 x 60 x 175 mm which is a real instrument 330 euros though.
Maybe you are using different keyboard for travelling and i love to hear your experience about it .