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Alesis Recital 88-Key Beginner Digital Piano with Full-Size Semi-Weighted Keys and Included Power Supply
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- 88 full-sized, semi-weighted keys with built-in speakers
- Includes Skoove 3-month premium subscription for interactive online piano lessons
- Standard, Split, Layer, and Lesson modes with 128 max polyphony
- Free $30 value with included power adapter
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88 full-sized semi-weighted keys and adjustable touch response
Includes online music lessons from Skoove!
Skoove shows you exactly how to play and makes it easy to achieve your musical goals. Set the tempo you want to learn at. Skoove listens to your performance and gives real-time feedback.
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88-Key Digital Piano with Full-Sized Keys
The Alesis Recital is a full-featured digital piano with 88 full-sized semi-weighted keys and adjustable touch response. Customize the voices by combining any two at once in Layer Mode for a full, rich tone. They can also be assigned to only the left or right hands in Split Mode. You can even add adjustable Reverb. Chorus, and Pedal Resonance FX to further tailor your sound.
With powerful 20-watt built-in speakers and a 128-note maximum note polyphony, Recital delivers realistic sound with a great playing experience.
- 'Lesson Mode' divides the keyboard into two areas with the same pitch and voice
- Adjust built-in metronome with tap tempo from 30-280 beats per minute
- Powered by wall outlet with included adapter or with 6 D cell batteries (not included)
Premium Feel and Sound
The Alesis Recital is a full-featured digital piano that combines 88 full-sized semi-weighted keys with powerful 20-watt built-in speakers and a 128-note maximum note polyphony.
5 Built-in Voices
The keyboard features 5 realistic built-in voices: Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Synth, Bass. Customize the voices by combining any two at once in Layer Mode for a full, rich tone.
Powerful Educational Features
“Lesson Mode” divides the keyboard into two areas with the same pitch and voice to enable a student and teacher to easily watch each other and play together without having to take turns.
All the Right Connections
Recital features a 1/4” stereo headphone output for private play and a 1/4” sustain pedal input, as well as a stereo RCA output pair to connect to a recorder, mixer, amplifier, or other sound system.
The standalone keyboard also connects to your computer via USB-MIDI output for use with educational software or virtual instrument plugins. The Recital fits the studio as much as the den.
If you forget your power supply or want to play away from an outlet, you can switch to using six of your D cell batteries. Take Recital to a friend's house, the park, or join in band practice.
- Recital Digital Piano
- 3-month Skoove Premium subscription code
- Music Rest
- Power Adapter
- User Guide
- Safety & Warranty Manual
- 88 premium full-sized semi-weighted keys with adjustable touch response
- Lesson mode divides the keyboard into two areas with the same pitch and voice
- Includes 3-month Skoove Premium subscription for interactive online piano lessons
- Stereo RCA auxiliary outputs for connecting to a mixer, amp, or other sound system
- 1/4” (6.35mm) headphone output mutes the internal speakers for private practice
- Sustain input to connect standard 1/4” (6.35mm) sustain pedal (not included)
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The Alesis Recital is a full-featured digital piano with the features to make it easy to learn, teach, and perform at any level.
The 88 full-sized semi-weighted keys include adjustable sensitivity to fit your playing style, with built-in speakers and effects, so you're ready to start playing right out of the box. Recital includes a power adapter, so you can plug it into the wall and play all day, but it also can go mobile running on six of your own D cell batteries.
Where the Recital really sets itself apart is with its teaching tools. In addition to Split mode for different keyboard voices on the left and right sides, a Lesson mode separates the keyboard into two areas with the same pitch and voice. That means a student can sit next to their teacher with both playing the same notes, for a simpler learning experience.
But what about when an instructor isn't available?
Recital is compatible with Skoove, an online piano-instruction service. Skoove listens to your performance to give real-time feedback, with adjustable tempo settings to match your skill level. Better yet, Recital isn't just compatible with the standard Skoove: it also comes with a free three-month subscription to Skoove Premium to unlock all of the lessons and songs.
Finally, when you know you're a virtuoso, the Recital has a sustain pedal input, USB-MIDI connectivity, and RCA stereo output, so you can expand your keyboard's capabilities to meet your own.
The Alesis Recital is everything you need to get from fumbling in your living room to finessing up on stage.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many built in voices are included?
The Recital features 5 realistic voices:
- Acoustic Piano
- Electric Piano
Can I split my keyboard with multiple voices?
Customize the voices by combining any two at once in Layer Mode for a full, rich tone. They can also be assigned to only the left or right hands in Split Mode. You can even add adjustable Reverb and Chorus to further tailor your sound.
Does this digital keyboard include education features?
The Alesis Recital has a ""Lesson Mode"" feature which divides the 88 keys into two zones with the same pitch and voice. This gives the student and teacher the ability to easily watch each other and play together without having to take turns.
What type of connections are included?
In addition to the 1/4"" sustain pedal and headphone inputs, the Recital features stereo RCA outputs to connect to a recorder, mixer, amplifier or other sound system, as well as a USB-MIDI output for connecting to a computer and using educational software or virtual plugins.
- Piano: 88 velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keys
- Adjustable Key sensitivity: low, medium, high
- Polyphony (max): 128
- Voices (Sounds): 5
- Preset Songs: 60
- Demos: 2
- Standard: one voice for keyboard
- Layer: combine two voices
- Split: two areas with separate voices for left or right
- Lesson: two areas with same pitch and voice
- FX: Chorus, Reverb
- Metronome: 30-280 beats per minute
- Transpose: yes
- Built-in speaker power: 20 watts
- (1) 1/4” headphone output
- (1) USB-MIDI output
- (1) RCA stereo output pair
- (1) 1/4” sustain pedal input
- Power: included power adapter for wall power; or (6) D cell batteries (not included)
- Dimensions(width x depth x height): 50.5” x 11.5” x 3.6”
- Weight: 15.7 lbs
- Recital digital piano
- 3-month Skoove Premium subscription code
- Music Rest
- Power Adapter
- User Guide
- Safety & Warranty Manual
Top customer reviews
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This is a super value, a full-size 88-key digital piano that works very well. Sound quality is excellent; the piano & other patches are solid. Key action is in between a keyboard & hammer-action; good spring action. It's full-size fun. At 15 pounds, it's solid and doesn't slip around, it's built strong and sturdy.
I've been a lifelong keyboard player, since my Roland D-50 and Alesis HR16/MMT8 in the 80s (all of which still work fine).
I was looking for a starter digital piano, and this one is a new release. I normally never buy new-release Anything with no reviews. but I thought I'd take a chance on this, and I'm glad I did. Just got it today and thought I'd write this to help anyone on the fence (and as a thanks to Alesis, I've enjoyed the HR16/MMT8 drum mach/sequencer for decades).
The 2 main criteria I wanted are:
a) piano sound: how realistic, the timbre and depth? This one is as good or better than my $1k pro keyboards. I'll likely make a review video soon so you can all hear. Much better than expected piano sound; pro-quality at a consumer price, super value.
b) key action: how solid, responsive, playable? I'm impressed, very pro build quality, solid and fun to play. I've just played it 2 hours today and am thrilled. Solid, responsive and sounds great. And I really like they are full-size keys, a must.
I like the ease-of-use in layering 2 patches (like piano/synth), for different sounds; for variety, though mostly all I care about is the piano sound, which is superb. . Walter, your product review video sold me; thanks Alesis team for an affordable high-quality dp. Also the velocity sensitivity is excellent, a must-have for a digital piano.
Highly recommended, very good playability, tone, features & value. Bravo Alesis, thanks. Worth a lot more than they're asking, it's a very satisfying instrument at a great price.
And speaking of sounding good, this piano for the most part really does. Although it only comes with five sounds, you can split the keyboard to play two sounds on separate sections of the keyboard, or you can layer one on top of another for a much denser, richer sound. There is also a reverb and chorus feature to round out the sounds a little more. These are really key features because to be honest, the sounds themselves are quite thin. I think they are sampled sounds that were done at a very low rate, so they tend to fade or wash out as they move up and down. Especially the bass, which you would expect to do well in the lower registers, it instead turns into a slow, non-melodic “wub-wub-wub” as it goes down the keyboard. Hitting the key harder helped a little, but the sound was just not very good. I thought maybe the speakers were the issue, but the speakers on the keyboard are adequate enough. Still, you can really get more out of the keyboard by adding your own speakers. You’ll need your own sustain pedal (and bench, and stand), too, which is not provided with the keyboard.
The keys themselves are full size, thankfully, and it has the requisite 88 keys found on a regular piano, but the claim of them being weighted is simply not true. They have a spring action which simulates the real action of a piano, but the keys are very light and the action is more along the lines of a synthesizer. They are speed and force sensitive, so it is possible to get the effect of playing on a real piano, but the physicality is very different. I would not recommend this as a learning instrument for that reason, but it makes a good starter for someone who isn’t sure about sticking to playing the piano for the long run. (I doubt any performing musician would ever use this as a “gig” piano, although, it fits nicely on a typical "X" stand - see photo.) The sustain, also, is pretty much all or nothing. I did not notice any sounds fade as long as you hold down the sustain pedal, which is not the case with a real piano. Again, this is more like a synthesizer in that respect.
I didn’t try out the MIDI connectivity, which is through USB, but assuming that works as it should, this could make a pretty decent sound controller. With 128-note polyphony, you can really go to extremes of sound mixing and duration, but there are only 88 keys, so I’m not sure why Alesis bothered with that much sound making ability. The music stand is adequate, but you won’t be able to put much more than a medium sized lesson book on it. It is light, so the keyboard should travel well.
While playing and experimenting with this keyboard, I constantly reminded myself that it was not a real piano, but I ended up playing it, and enjoying it, for quite a while. My wife even said it sounded good, or in the case of the organ sound, too good. Really the only expectation that was not met was the feel of the keys, which are too light to be considered true weighted piano keys. Other than that, this versatile keyboard performs above a set of average expectations, which is why I rate it at four stars.