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  • Pre Owned Korg Drumlogue Analog Digital Drum Machine | Used

    Original price $599.99
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    Original price $599.99
    Current price $300.00
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    Current price $300.00

    Pre Owned Korg Drumlogue Analog Digital Drum Machine Korg's Drumlogue marks a paradigm shift in drum machines. It offers the raw power and rich so...

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  • Pre-Owned PreSonus ATOM SQ Hybrid MIDI Keyboard Performance/Production Controller | Used

    Original price $339.95
    Original price $339.95 - Original price $339.95
    Original price $339.95
    Current price $175.00
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    Current price $175.00

    Pre Owned PreSonus ATOM SQ: Hybrid MIDI Keyboard / Pad Performance and Production Controller • A complete music production package featuring a hyb...

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  • Korg Drumlogue Analog Digital Drum Machine

    Original price $599.99
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    Original price $599.99
    Current price $399.99
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    Current price $399.99

    Korg's Drumlogue marks a paradigm shift in drum machines. It offers the raw power and rich sounds of Analog, the flexibility of Digital voices, and...

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  • Pre-Owned Arturia, KeyStep 37-key Controller & Sequencer

    Original price $229.00
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    Original price $229.00
    Current price $185.00
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    Current price $185.00

    Arturia's KeyStep 37 Controller & Sequencer combines a flexible 37-note keyboard with intuitive sequencing, instant chord generation and creati...

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  • Yamaha PSR-SX700 61-key Mid-Level Arranger Keyboard

    Original price $1,999.00
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    Original price $1,999.00
    Current price $1,599.99
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    Current price $1,599.99

    The PSR-SX700 is a mid-level 61-key Arranger Workstation with benefits from technology and content advancements made from the development of the fl...

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  • Roland JU-06A Boutique Series Juno Sound Module

    Original price $399.99 - Original price $399.99
    Original price $399.99
    $399.99
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    Current price $399.99

    With the JU-06A you get the sound, look, and features of both vintage classic models JUNO-60 and JUNO-106 in one reliable, modern instrument that y...

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  • Roland TR-06 Drumatix Rhythm Performer

    Original price $399.99 - Original price $399.99
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    Current price $399.99

    The TR-06 is a detailed replica of the classic Roland TR-606-with some major modern upgrades. It has the distinctive tone and iconic look of the or...

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  • Roland FANTOM-07 Music Workstation Keyboard

    Original price $1,899.99
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    Current price $1,499.99
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    Equipped with a newly designed 76-note keyboard, FANTOM-07 has everything you need to create and perform at the highest level. Play and produce wit...

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  • Pre-Owned Roland JX-08 Boutique Series JX8P Sound Module

    Original price $399.99
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    Current price $350.00
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    Pre-Owned Roland JX-08 Boutique Series JX8P Sound ModuleThe JX-08 reintroduces the unique sound of the JX-8P, coupled with powerful new effects, a ...

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  • Pre-Owned Novation Circuit Tracks Groovebox | Used

    Original price $399.99
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    Original price $399.99
    Current price $327.00
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    Current price $327.00

    Pre-Owned Novation Circuit Tracks Groovebox Circuit Tracks is an extraordinary standalone groovebox for the modern producer. With two refined poly...

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  • Roland JX-08 Boutique Series JX-8P Sound Module

    Original price $399.99 - Original price $399.99
    Original price $399.99
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    Current price $399.99

    The JX-08 reintroduces the unique sound of the JX-8P, coupled with powerful new effects, a polyphonic sequencer, and more. And to enhance your crea...

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  • Novation Circuit Tracks Groovebox

    Original price $399.99 - Original price $399.99
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    Current price $399.99

    Circuit Tracks is an extraordinary standalone groovebox for the modern producer. With two refined polyphonic digital synth tracks, four drum tracks...

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  • Pre-Owned Roland FP-60X, Digital Piano - Black

    Original price $1,249.99
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    Current price $990.00
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    The FP-60X are Roland's SuperNATURAL Piano and dynamic 88-key PHA-4 Standard keyboard, along with a selection of expressive acoustic pianos and dee...

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  • Pre-Owned PreSonus ATOM SQ, Hybrid MIDI Keyboard Performance / Pro. Controller

    Original price $339.95
    Original price $339.95 - Original price $339.95
    Original price $339.95
    Current price $175.00
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    Current price $175.00

    Pre Owned PreSonus ATOM SQ: Hybrid MIDI Keyboard / Pad Performance and Production Controller• A complete music production package featuring a hybri...

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  • Pre-Owned Roland FANTOM-07 Music Workstation Keyboard

    Original price $1,899.99
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    Original price $1,899.99
    Current price $1,580.00
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    Current price $1,580.00

    Equipped with a newly designed 76-note keyboard, FANTOM-07 has everything you need to create and perform at the highest level. Play and produce wit...

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  • Pre-Owned Arturia BeatStep Pad Controller and CV/Gate Sequencer

    Original price $139.00
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    Original price $139.00
    Current price $95.00
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    Current price $95.00

    BeatStep's 16 pads are both pressure- and velocity-sensitive, which means they are able to capture the nuances of your performance. Whether you us...

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  • Korg PA5X88 88-Key Professional Arranger with Color Touch Screen

    Original price $6,889.99
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    Current price $5,299.99
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    Pa5X is the new flagship in the KORG Professional Arranger lineup, redefining an arranger keyboard. Completely redesigned with a state-of-the-art s...

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  • Pre-Owned Roland TR-06 Drumatix Rhythm Performer

    Original price $399.99
    Original price $399.99 - Original price $399.99
    Original price $399.99
    Current price $320.00
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    Current price $320.00

    The TR-06 is a detailed replica of the classic Roland TR-606-with some major modern upgrades. It has the distinctive tone and iconic look of the or...

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  • Pre-Owned Roland JX-08 Boutique Series JX-8P Sound Module

    Original price $399.99
    Original price $399.99 - Original price $399.99
    Original price $399.99
    Current price $350.00
    $350.00 - $350.00
    Current price $350.00

    The JX-08 reintroduces the unique sound of the JX-8P, coupled with powerful new effects, a polyphonic sequencer, and more. And to enhance your crea...

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  • Arturia KeyStep 37-key Controller & Sequencer

    Original price $229.00
    Original price $229.00 - Original price $229.00
    Original price $229.00
    Current price $199.00
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    Current price $199.00

    Arturia's KeyStep 37 Controller & Sequencer combines a flexible 37-note keyboard with intuitive sequencing, instant chord generation and creati...

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  • Arturia BeatStep Pad Controller and CV/Gate Sequencer

    Original price $139.00
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    Original price $139.00
    Current price $119.00
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    Current price $119.00

    BeatStep's 16 pads are both pressure- and velocity-sensitive, which means they are able to capture the nuances of your performance. Whether you us...

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  • Pre-Owned Arturia KeyLab Essential 61 Key MIDI Controller Hybrid Synth

    Original price $320.00
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    Original price $320.00
    Current price $255.00
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    Current price $255.00

    Arturia Key Essential 61 Key MIDI Controller Hybrid Synth has everything you need to express your musical ideas, take command of your studio, and p...

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  • Pre-Owned Waldorf STVC String Synth and Vocoder

    Original price $1,059.53 - Original price $1,059.53
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    Current price $1,059.53

    Waldorf STVC String Synth's string section starts with an oscillator bank using octave dividers, followed by a complex mixer, an equalizer and the ...

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  • Pre-Owned Waldorf Quantum Digital Analog Hybrid Synth

    Original price $4,667.95 - Original price $4,667.95
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    Waldorf's Quantum combines the raw power of a classic digital & analog hybrid synthesizer, with futuristic sounds that are only possible with t...

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There's so much you can do with a keyboard. From the '70s into the present, they've been an integral part of rock bands, are essential in the recording studio, and define whole subgenres of electronic dance music. Yet, while keyboards share much of their appearance and functionality with digital pianos, they're vastly different instruments.

Types of Keyboards

To begin, a traditional piano offers 88 keys and a set of pedals.

Keyboards, however, aren't based on this standard. Instead, a mini keyboard, geared toward creating sounds, may be designed with a far smaller number, while a portable piano keyboard - a quick and convenient replacement for an acoustic - includes all 88 white and black keys.

In addition to this significant variable, keyboards are divided into a few types:

  • Synthesizers: Although many use synthesizer and keyboard interchangeably, a synth is nearly strictly used for recording, producing and playing back sounds, harnessing sampling technology. In turn, not every synthesizer includes a proper keyboard - many have just a series of buttons and knobs. Synthesizers, as well, may be monophonic - allowing for one tone at a time - or polyphonic.
  • Workstation: A workstation essentially is an all-in-one system designed for playing, recording, and producing. In turn, these keyboards feature an internal hard drive, can connect to a computer, utilize sampling technology, and have the same polyphony capabilities that digital pianos offer.
  • Portable keyboards: These models tend to have basic functions for beginners interested in learning about recording and sampling technologies and offer the full functionality of a digital piano.
  • Digital Pianos: Sometimes casually called a piano keyboard, digital pianos aim to reproduce the feel and action of an acoustic piano and have a few recording features. Models also let the player switch between sounds and play with pre-recorded beats or instrumentation.

Pianos Versus Keyboards

Aside from the number of keys, most keyboards are geared toward individuals who have some knowledge of how music fits together. In turn:

  • A digital piano often has weighted keys, while a keyboard offers no resistance.
  • Because keys are more touch sensitive, players can do dynamics on a digital piano, but rarely will a keyboard offer this feature.
  • Keyboards offer multitimbrality - different from polyphony - allowing for several sounds to be played or performed at once.
  • MIDI technology is at the heart of most keyboards, while a digital piano seldom offers these capabilities.
  • Similarly, because they are used for production purposes, keyboards often have a built-in sequencer, arpeggiator and sampler.
  • Because they're designed for composing and no longer have a floppy drive, keyboards nearly by default connect to a computer through multiple methods, and usually feature input/output functionality.

Find a Keyboard at Alamo Music Center

Whether you're a producer wanting to explore synths or a performer needing an instrument to take to a gig, find a full spectrum of keyboards at Alamo Music Center, including new and pre-owned instruments for sale from Roland, Casio, Yamaha, Kawai, Korg and more brands.

Sometimes, you need to try out an instrument in person, especially if it's a new keyboard, digital piano or workstation. You want to get a sense of the feel, features and how easily you can practice or perform on it based on your skill level and goals. While you can review all keyboards online, you can come by either of our San Antonio stores, or you can make an appointment at one of our Kawai showrooms:

Digital Pianos & Keyboards in Austin, Texas

Do you want a better practice instrument, but also know you have limited space in your apartment? Kawai has developed the perfect solution: Digital pianos and keyboards developed simultaneously with the brand's majestic acoustic grands. You don't compromise on sound quality, responsiveness or dynamics while getting an instrument better suited to your home or practice room's dimensions.

We're a factory-authorized Kawai dealer. Not only do we offer a broad selection of instruments, but we carry all at wholesale prices. Stop by our Austin showroom to play before you buy.

Digital Pianos & Keyboards in St. Louis, Missouri

We're expanding, and in bringing quality instruments to more customers, we opened a Kawai showroom in St. Louis. If you're in the area and are considering Kawai digital pianos and keyboards, schedule a time to try out these instruments, both for their sound and expansive array of features.

For online and in-person purchases, we offer multiple financing and layaway options, including 12- to 48-month, no-interest options at times, plus trial lessons and an extended warranty.

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