The Williams Rhapsody 2 digital piano fills your home or studio with impressive looks, great sound, realistic feel and plenty of features. Rhapsody 2 is built around 12 custom sounds crafted from a wo... Read More
The Williams Rhapsody 2 digital piano fills your home or studio with impressive looks, great sound, realistic feel and plenty of features. Rhapsody 2 is built around 12 custom sounds crafted from a world-renown grand piano, vintage electric pianos, organs, strings, synths and more. The new and improved weighted keybed provides a higher standard in realistic response and feel. Modulation/FX control provides realistic rotary and vibrato effects on select instruments. Includes 12 demo songs, USB MIDI port, 2-track recorder, and convenient features such as split/layer, transpose, metronome, plus separate headphone and stereo out jacks. Sustain and sostenudo pedals. This great-looking piano fits nearly any decor.
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I'm a guitarist/singer. I mostly use my keyboards for recording the synth sounds and layering a backdrop. This keyboard has such a nice feel to it and the sound is amazing. I'm taking some music theory - guitar theory classes and it is much easier to see the steps, fifths, octaves etc... on a keyboard. An extra bonus I hadn't planned on was how easy and nicely this recorded through my DAW (Reaper and Garageband) using the USB. In Garageband it is easily recognized and Garageband has more voices then I will ever use. This keyboard recorded every sound I processed it through to perfection. I have a little AKAI Mini 2 that sounds pretty bad next to this. The sound difference is incredible. I've used it with Reaper but, as with everything Reaper, it takes a bit of configuration/trouble shooting to get it setup and using the few sounds I could get Reaper to use. The keyboard was instantly recognized with both Reaper and Garageband through the USB plugin. I even tried it on my iPad and it worked with the iPad USB camera adapter. The extremely low keys have a slight rattling but it's probably more that I'm not used to hearing anything in the lower 81 key range. As far as portability, I wouldn't try to haul it. it is very heavy. I guess you could take the cabinet apart. This keyboard has a beautiful cabinet but I can see it coming apart with frequent transporting. And did I mention its HEAVY. I bought this for studio use, recording and learning. This keyboard is perfect for my needs.
This keyboard's sound quality is completely unacceptable. Without exaggeration, it sounds only slightly better than a one octave keyboard built for toddlers. While the cabinet it sits in is solidly built, the keybed is hardly weighted and feels very cheap and plastic. This is absolutely the worst keyboard I've ever played, especially for the price. Do not buy this keyboard.
We had the piano shipped to us but had to exchange it. The piano had a hole in the box and the casing was crushed (a lot) in two different areas. When we opening the replacement piano everything was packaged in bubble wrap, taped, was 100% protected from any damage, had the information booklet and hardware. These are things the first shipment did not contain. Did the company try to send us a returned item....yeah, I think so. But it was a hassle free exchange and we love the piano.
at the same money you should spend you cant even get the bundle like this...bring it home set it up look awesome...the low notes sound like the upright piano...if you wanna something sound more great you should go with yamaha or casio privia...but the option unlike william...because im playing piano unlike pro so william is good choice for me...low price and sound good ( not great)... i hope you can pick the one you like...
The keyboard feels great, weighted keys feel a lot like a real piano. Couldn't ask for better from a digital piano. The on-board voices are few, and the sampling for the piano sounds is terrible. That said, I am using it as a MIDI controller, plugged into my computer USB port, so for my purposes, the on-board sounds don't matter. If you are looking for a piano that sounds nice, don't get this one. If you are using MIDI and just need the right feel, this piano is a good choice.
I don't believe the critique of this instrument are correct. Everyone here have given this instrument 5 stars when in all actually, it's a 2.5 to 3 stars depending on what you get out of the box. I'm gonna give you the real review here. Assembly: It was pretty easy assembling this piano. All you need is a screwdriver. The Piano part is the heaviest part so if you are feeble, get a friend to help you lift. 4 stars here Quality: Parts surrounding the actual key bed are of low quality. It's completely surrounded by particle board and wood vernier finishes. The best part of the piano is the keybed itself. The weight action of the keys come very close to a real piano. To me, it felt a bit less springy and that can be either be a good or bad thing based on your taste. The keys, though not real ivory do feel pretty good; and my fingers didn't slip off like they tend to on plastic ones. The real bummer on this piano is the damper and sustain pedal. They sqeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaak very loudly! After playing a while, it really does start to bother you. 2 stars Sound: This piano can get up to a fairly loud volume level but the sound quality is lacking. It lacks the warmth of the midrange notes and the bass of the deep notes. The register above middle C starts sounding like a cheap guitar when striking the keys with a certain pressure level(piano). 2 stars Other things: There are no midi ins or outs on this model; only a USB port. Metronome gets drowned out when playing with emphasis. Simple, but awkward user interface. Buttons are too close to keyed. This piano can take a beating. i have been banging on it during finger strength training and so far its still working. 2 stars. This is a good starter piano for your kids to practice on. This should be a 2.5 to 3 star piano for all the reasons mentioned here. The other reviews sound like they they were cooked up by the manufacturer.
I picked this piano up on Black Friday, and glad I did. It has great touch - which is very important as I play by ear. The synthesizer isn't quite as good as a Yamaha non-weighted-key keyboard I have. But is is adequate, and with an earphone jack (I was replacing an acoustical piano) I can play anytime without bothering anybody. A big advantage of this piano is that it fits in our living room without looking plastic or geeky. My wife likes that. My son has the same piano, by the way, and has no complaints at all - he loves it.
I can only speak for my own needs when I bought this. I played piano a lot as a kid and even played by ear. In my 40's I write a lot of lyrics and sing and even do a lot of band promotion. I wanted a keyboard that was somewhat portable, that sounded JUST like a piano. This is it. It's a full size keyboard that sounds just like a piano. It's a two man carry, but you could use this for a gig. This keyboard does a lot more than just sound like a piano and I haven't even had time to explore all that, but I've really been enjoying playing the piano again. In 3 days, I was already playing along with Patty Griffin's "Rain." I recorded it and it sounds pretty amazing. Not just me (hahaha), but the tone of the piano too.
Just picked this up today. This digital Piano is just wonderful! The wood is solid, the sound isn't exactly perfect, but I can't argue as its an 88-key with a few necessary features. Pros: Solid Construction, multiple voices, metronome, transpose ability, split and chorus Cons: Music rest leans a bit forward and no MIDI (there is a usb port though)