Digital keyboards can be used for a variety of different functions and there are several types to choose from. Some digital keyboards are lightweight and portable, while others include features for arranging and composing different tracks. While we can’t help you choose the right type of digital keyboard, we can show you some of the top rated models.

Top Digital Keyboards

Casio CTK2400 61 Key Portable Keyboard Package

Casio CTK2400 61 Key Portable Keyboard PackageThis 61 note digital keyboard includes everything you need to play, compose and arrange all of your music, in a lightweight and portable package. This digital keyboard includes a stand, headphones, and a power adapter so you can get started playing the minute you unpack it. You have the advantage of being able to add samples and choose from 400 different beats and instruments, along with voice and drum effects to create amazing melodies.

Pros :

  • You have the advantage of the built in microphone for more recording options.
  • This digital arranger keyboard includes effects for drum and voice samplers.
  • The lightweight construction and folding stand make this keyboard easy to take with you anywhere.

Mentions :

  • It should be noted that this is not a full size digital keyboard and might not be suited for all piano style functions.
  • This is one of the best digital keyboards for beginners, but it might not include all of the functions professional musicians often need during performances.

Williams Legato 88 Key Digital Piano

Williams Legato 88 Key Digital PianoThis is an electric piano, synthesizer, and organ all combined in this lightweight and durable digital keyboard. You have the advantage of the 88 weighted keys that give you the feeling of playing on a baby grand piano, along with the rich tones that you love. Choose from 5 different sounds and with battery and auxiliary power options you can easily play this instrument almost anywhere. This digital keyboard also features built in speaks, and plenty of outputs to connect pedals, headphones, and a midi device.

Pros :

  • The 88 full size keys give you the feeling of playing on a traditional baby grand piano.
  • You have the advantage of the included metronome which is built in for convenience, and to help improve your playing.
  • There are 5 different settings for sound and tone that include synthesizer and organ, along with piano and even bass.

Mentions :

  • It should be noted that this digital keyboard does not include any additional accessories, which should be factored into your budget.
  • Some consumers have mentioned that this keyboard does not include guidance for beginning players, who might not be able to take full advantage of the instruments convenient features.

Yamaha DGX650B Digital Piano

Yamaha DGX650B Digital PianoThis digital piano is designed to play and sound like a traditional baby grand, and you will also appreciate its affordable price. The semi weighted keys are designed to respond like a traditional piano’s, and you also have the advantage of an impressive 128 note polyphony. Layer notes on tracks for unique sounds, and with the auxiliary input you can easily connect other devices. It is easy to set up, and with the included teaching songs this digital keyboard is perfect for beginners and intermediate players.

Pros :

  • With 128 note polyphony you have the advantage of laying voices and sustaining chords for incredible live performances.
  • This digital keyboard features 88 responsive keys to replicate the feeling of playing on a traditional piano.
  • You also have the advantage of the included song book to help you get started learning and playing new music.

Casio SA 77 Mini Keyboard

Casio SA 77 Mini KeyboardThis portable keyboard is perfect for traveling musicians and composers, and includes all of the features you need at an affordable price. You have the advantage of the included outputs that make it easy to attach sustain pedals, microphones, and other compatible devices, along with 77 responsive keys. This digital keyboard is designed to be lightweight and portable, and it also features 100 tones and rhythms to add depth and texture to your arrangements. It is easy to use, and perfect to take with you when you travel.

Pros :

  • This lightweight keyboard is durable, portable, and inexpensively priced.
  • You have the advantage of the 150 rhythms and tones, along with 5 responsive drum pads.
  • This portable keyboard is easy to use, and also includes outputs for pedals and mics.

Yamaha YPG-535 88 Key Portable Keyboard

Yamaha YPG-535 88 Key Portable Keyboard

This portable keyboard features 88 weighted keys that are responsive, along with plenty of ROM for arranging. It includes everything you need in a digital keyboard, along with the necessary functions to record, sample and play all of your music. The USB port makes it easy to connect to your computer, and the LCD screen will clearly display where you are in a song. With the additional of performance enhancing technology, you will be able to play and compose professional sounding melodies and songs.

Pros :

  • You will appreciate the backlit LCD display screen when you are trying to read chords and note changes on a dark stage.
  • The USB port lets you connect to your PC, notebook and other digital devices to save recordings, and add new online samples.
  • With 88 graded keys and technology that can help improve playing and performance, it is easy to see why this is one of the best rated portable digital keyboards.

Mentions :

  • It should be noted that this digital keyboard is ideal for recreational players and students, and not intended to be used by all players.
  • Some consumers have mentioned that the keys feel smaller than a traditional piano, but this also helps to keep the digital keyboard lightweight and easy to transport.
Bill

Bill

As an experienced studio musician Bill is familiar with all types of digital keyboards, including the sometimes confusing midi controllers. He has worked with several of the top names in the music industry, and brings a unique insight on what you can create with a digital keyboard. We look forward to reading his tips and reviews and finding out about his favorite brands and models.
Bill