Alesis is known for their ground-breaking studio equipment and electronic instruments, so it is no wonder that the Alesis Recital is a great digital piano. The Alesis Recital is one of three digital pianos made by the company.
While it is not as sophisticated at the Recital Pro and Coda Pro, the Recital has the advantage of being designed for amateurs as well as experts. In addition to the other digital pianos, the Alesis Recital joins a varied product line of drums, percussion, recording, and live sound equipment.
Want to know if the Alesis Recital is really all it’s cracked up to be? Read on . . .
As always, know the specifics about a digital piano before you purchase it. This will save you time and heartbreak in the long run by preventing you from buying the wrong instrument. The most important specifics for the Alesis recital follow.
- Keys: 88 full-sized, semi-weighted
- Voices: 5 built-in
- Polyphony: 128 notes
- System Requirements: Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit); OS X=10.8; USB=at least 2.0 port
- Metronome: Tap tempo from 30-280 beats per minute (BPM)
- Included with purchase: Digital Piano, Power Adaptor, Music Rest, User Guide, Safety and Warranty Manual
Pros and Cons
Still on the fence? Consider these pros and cons.
- The Alesis Recital comes with 128 note max polyphony. This means that the number of pitches that can be played at one time is 128. 128 max polyphony is a very good, but not industry-leading number. However, it should be more than enough for all but the most advanced players.
- Alesis’ Recital is an extremely affordable digital piano. This makes it even more perfect for a beginning player. Try this digital keyboard out, and see if you like it before taking the plunge and purchasing a digital piano for under $1000.
- You will get a built-in metronome with the Alesis Recital. The metronome is not as fancy as the ones found on Korg’s digital pianos. But it is still very good. It will click from 30 BPM (beats per minute) to 280 BPMs. This is more than enough tempi for any player.
- The Alesis Recital does not come with a stand for the keyboard. You do get a music stand with your purchase. But, if you want to sit at the keyboard like you would a traditional instrument, you will have to purchase a stand separately.
- There are no pre-recorded songs on the Alesis Recital. And, there are only five built-in voices to choose from. If you are looking for an instrument with many different options, then this is not the right product for you.