When you are a big fan of pianos but don’t have the money for a traditional accoustic piano, an electric piano or digital piano is the ideal alternative.
An electric piaon has a full-sized keyboard with 88 keys, and looks and feels very similar to an accoustic piano.
The main difference is that electric pianos use digital samples of real pianos instead of strings and hammers, so they are much lighter and easier to transport.
Digital pianos also have many features that accoustic pianos don’t have, such as the ability to save your settings, different sound effects, and the option to plug into headphones. Also they have a built-in sound system and a large cabinet.
Sample based sound generation is the technology used in electric pianos and digital pianos. They use recorded samples of acoustic instruments or sounds and then play them back using a keyboard. The first electric piano was the Fender Rhodes, which was released in the 1950s.
Some of the most popular brands of electric pianos are Yamaha, Roland, and Korg.
Samples are basically short recordings, so each note of a real piano is sampled and triggered by the keyboard of the digital piano.