Background and Identification
An electronic keyboard is an electronic musical instrument that is also called a portable keyboard, digital keyboard or home keyboard. It is typically composed of a synthesizer, a low-wattage power amplifier and small speakers and they normally have unweighted keys.
Electronic keyboards have a variety of users and types of use: children using them as a toy, a beginning piano player using them for practice, or a serious musician or producer may even use them for recording—it all depends on the features and type of electronic keyboard.
The more serious keyboards will give the user much more control over their sound and will include different tones, rhythms, voices and sound effects loaded in the device. Keyboards as opposed to pianos were made to generate a greater variety of sounds. Electronic keyboards can be used by beginners but they might be more appropriate for intermediate or experienced musicians who are able to create their own sound. Electronic keyboards also cost quite a bit less than a regular piano or even a digital piano.
List of Common Components in an Electronic Keyboard:
- Musical Keyboard
- User Interface System
- Computerized musical arranger
- Sound generator
- Amplifier and speakers
- Power supply
- MIDI terminals
- Flash memory
- External storage device
- Music stand
- Sustain jack
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