M-Audio DCP-300 Digital Console Piano  

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The M-Audio DCP-300 digital piano features 16 premium internal sounds meticulously sampled from some of the world's finest instruments, including the classic Steinway Model D concert grand piano. Hous... Read More

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Overview

The M-Audio DCP-300 digital piano features 16 premium internal sounds meticulously sampled from some of the world's finest instruments, including the classic Steinway Model D concert grand piano. Housed in a beautifully crafted wood cabinet, the DCP-300 is equipped with a powerful stereo speaker system capable of conveying all the clarity, tone, and dynamics you'd expect from a superior musical instrument. Realistic TruTouch II graded hammer action reproduces the feel and response of an acoustic piano, making it a pleasure to play the DCP's grand piano and other first-class keyboard sounds. DCP-300 also features onboard audio I/O and USB computer connectivity”forward-thinking features that allow you to interact with the piano in a fun, creative way. Whether you're rehearsing classical repertoire, crafting pop songs or performing live, the M-Audio DCP-300 offers maximum playability and technology that works with you to help you realize your musical potential.

The Perfect Practice Partner
Looking for the perfect instrument to support your child's music education”or perhaps to further your own musical goals? M-Audio's DCP-300 piano offers affordability, acoustic realism, and helpful practice features that make it an ideal choice . You and your family will experience the joy of playing the piano”either through the high-fidelity internal sound system or privately with headphones. In fact, there are two headphone jacks to accommodate both teacher and student which is great for duets.

With the built-in 2-track note recorder you can record just the Treble or Bass clef part, allowing you to practice hands separately on difficult passages. Take your practice session even further by recording entire performances for evaluation. A single USB connection provides access to self-paced music education software like Sibelius Groovy.

Audio inputs are built in, making it easy to hook up an iPod or CD player and play along to pre-recorded classical and jazz fake book accompaniment tracks. Learning new repertoire has never been easier.

Write, Compose, and Arrange
With the M-Audio DCP-300 you can easily step into the world of orchestration and professional notation. Work out song ideas, then connect to a computer via USB and use the included Sibelius First software to notate and print out the score. Just press record”your computer instantly transcribes what you play into professional-grade sheet music. You can even orchestrate, arrange, and playback your masterpieces using Sibelius First's General MIDI software synth. Featuring 128 high-quality presets, this GM instrument gives you instant access to a palette of inspiring sounds. Everything from jazz drums, sax sections, orchestral strings, solo woodwinds, triumphant brass, and more are at your fingertips, ready to put on the page.

Superior Sound and Playability
The M-Audio DCP-300 digital piano features premium internal sounds meticulously sampled from some of the world's finest instruments, including the classic Steinway Model D concert grand piano. The remarkable DCP-300 boasts a finely crafted 88-note keyboard with graded hammer action to reproduce the feel of an acoustic piano”from a lighter touch on the high notes, down to a more weighty response on the lows. And, unlike many digital pianos, the DCP-300 gives you all three of the pedals found on grand pianos”including sostenuto. The powerful combination of authentic sound, realistic touch, and grand piano pedaling provides a musically inspiring playing experience for beginners and serious performers alike.

USB Computer Compatibility”Access the World of Music Software
All M-Audio digital pianos feature built-in USB MIDI interfaces to connect to most PC and Mac computers. A single USB cable lets you plug into a wide range of music software for education, notation, MIDI recording, and more. The DCP-300's USB interface is class compliant, meaning OS X and Windows already support it without requiring you to download and install additional driver software. A computer running Mac OS X or Windows XP/Vista will automatically recognize the DCP-300 with no hassles or tricky configuration. The M-Audio DCP-300 even includes Sibelius First software”the easy-to-use application from one of the industry leader in music notation.

A Musical Director's Best Friend
If you're the musical director for a house of worship, school chorus, or similar group, the DCP-300 digital piano gives you a new reason to rejoice. The dual 20W stereo speaker system is powerful enough to fill a rehearsal room with rich, full-bodied sound. For larger performance halls, the built-in audio outputs can be connected to an electronic keyboard amp or live sound PA. And, because the DCP-300 is a digital instrument, it never needs tuning. The included Sibelius First software lets you arrange and print your own SATB and lead-sheet arrangements for your group to rehearse and perform. Scores and parts can even be rendered as audio, so you can provide singers with rehearsal MP3s.

The Piano That's Easy to Live With
The piano has a longstanding tradition of bringing music enjoyment and education into the home. With modern digital technology, it's never been easier to make this beautiful instrument part of your home's decor. Digital pianos are made with modern manufacturing techniques so they don't cost a fortune. They fit the sound of a concert grand and other instruments into a spare corner of the room. They enable family members to entertain guests or play privately using headphones. And digital pianos never need costly tuning, repair, or a skilled piano mover when you relocate. The M-Audio DCP-300 brings all the advantages of today's technology to the instrument you know and love.

A Legacy of Innovation
M-Audio has been delivering critically acclaimed music technology innovation for over 20 years. Professional musicians and recording studios rely on M-Audio products such as industry-leading USB MIDI controller keyboards and Studiophile speaker systems. M-Audio digital pianos build on this legacy of quality and dependability, fusing years of expertise in digital keyboard technology and high-fidelity audio with world-class sounds. M-Audio digital pianos are sophisticated, expressive instruments equally suited for today's homes and houses of worship.

Free with purchase of an M-Audio DCP digital piano:
Make the most of your practice time with a value-packed combo, free when you buy any M-Audio DCP digital piano. Studiophile Q40 headphones are designed for maximum comfort and pristine sound, perfect for those times when you want to practice in private. Plus, with your choice of three music books or instructional DVDs from Hal Leonard, you'll have plenty of new material to keep your fingers busy for months.

Features
  • 16 high-quality sounds (acoustic pianos based on Steinway Model D Concert Grand, two vintage electric pianos, FM electric piano, clav, harpsichord, church organ, rock organ, strings, upright bass, electric bass, vibes, choir, fantasia, warm synth pad)
  • 88-notes realistic TruTouch II graded hammer-action keybed to reproduce the look and feel of acoustic piano keys
  • Four keybed touch modes (low, normal, hi, fixed)
  • Stereo sound system with dual 20-watt amps, 5" woofers and .75" silk-dome tweeters
  • Class-compliant USB-MIDI interface (compatible with USB 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0)
  • Includes Sibelius First music notation software
  • 64-note maximum polyphony
  • Built-in 2-track recording with 28,000-note memory
  • Compatible with most standard MIDI music software
  • 16 demo songs
  • dual headphone jacks and headphone hook
  • Layer mode and Layer Volume
  • Split Mode and Split Volume
  • Master Volume and Tone controls
  • Reverb and Chorus effect
  • Metronome (2/2, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8)
  • Tempo (20-280BPM)
  • Transpose (+/- 12 semitones)
  • Octave shift (+/- 3 octaves)
  • Pedal board with 3 pedals (soft, sostenuto, and sustain)
  • Sliding key cover, modesty panel, and hinged music stand which folds flat for ideal positioning of laptop computer
Specifications
  • Minimum System Requirements (PC)
    Windows XP SP2/Vista, 512MB+ RAM, 300MB hard disk space, CD-ROM drive

    Minimum System Requirements (Mac)
    Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later, or 10.5, 512MB+ RAM, 300MB hard disk space, CD-ROM drive
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5.0

Great Quality!

By Oscar

from Brownsville, TX

The sound quality of the sampled Steinway sound (along with all the other sounds) is absolutely amazing. The keys have a weighted touch to them that you can notice. It feels very much like a piano should. The feel of the weighted hammer action is not as strong as a Yamaha and not as soft as a Casio. It is somewhere in the middle and just perfect for my tastes. The three pedals work as they should and their sensitivy (as in a real piano) is also noticeable. This piano is very useful for a wide variety of styles of music. I personally use it mostly for classical music. As far as the TOUCH feature is concerned, when you first enable it right out of the box, the quality of sound of the Grand Piano is just HORRIBLE. It makes it seem as if the original sampled Steinway sound was muffled and lowered in volume. I was extremely disappointed when I first got this piano because of this unacceptable quality that came from the TOUCH feature. Thankfully, this problem was resolved when I began to mess around with the Reverb and Chorus effects included with this piano. After some experimenting, I was able to get an amazingly rich, clear and high quality piano sound that you get from a Steinway. Since applying these settings, I have been extremely satisfied and content with my purchase and have no regrets whatsoever. The following are my settings: BASS KNOB - 35-40% (10 o'clock position), TREBLE KNOB - 100%, REVERB Level - 52, REVERB Effect - Room3, CHORUS Level - 55, CHORUS Type - Chorus1. Remember that the Chorus and Reverb settings were only applied to the Grand Piano sound. The treble and bass knobs affect all sounds....in a good way. The cabinet is made of solid construction and high quality materials and the blue LED lights and blue LED display really take the cake. You will have a little hiccup when assembling the back modesty panel to the L-brackets attached to the side legs. This is easily resolved by removing the L-brackets from the legs and first attaching them to the modesty panel and then attaching the modesty panel with the L-brackets to the legs. It might take a little effort to do this, but it will be worth it. The USB connection works great and my computer almost instantly recognized it. No extra wires or software installation needed since it is read as a Plug-and-Play device. I have been using it with the Sibelius 5 software and have had no problems whatsoever. M-Audio did a great job with this piano. I am thoroughly satisfied with this purchase and have no regrets. For the price and the features, you cannot go wrong!

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