Roland's GO:Piano is designed to be really affordable and portable, and whilst it lacks the authentic weighted feel of most of the other models on our list, it definitely makes up for it in terms of features and versatility. The GO Piano features 61 full size keys with adjustable touch sensitivity and an octave shift function to compensate for the shorter keyboard, but the keys also feature a nice faux ivory finish, giving them a slightly more realistic texture to that of a real piano.
The GO: Piano features by far the most sounds to choose from, with 10 pianos, 7 electric pianos, 7 organs, and 16 other tones including a drum kit and sound effects set. It’s also the only keyboard in our list that features 128 note polyphony, which when combined with it’s comprehensive set of GM2 compliant sounds, makes it the most suitable keyboard for general midi sequencing, if you wanted to connect it to a computer via the USB port. Not only that, there’s also built in effects such as chorus and reverb, a metronome and a song recorder which allows you to record yourself playing and save up to 99 songs.
The feature that really sets the GO Piano apart though is it’s Bluetooth connectivity, which allows you to wirelessly connect the keyboard to your phone or tablet, to access online tuition apps such as Roland’s excellent Partner 2 app, or you can even use the bluetooth to stream music from your device through the keyboards onboard speakers, so you can jam along.
Along with the USB connector that we mentioned earlier, the rear panel also features a headphone output, an auxiliary audio input, and an input for an optional sustain pedal, and the keyboard comes supplied with a removable music rest, which is heavy duty enough to hold even the largest of tablet devices.
Due to it’s shorter 61 note keyboard, the GO Piano is super portable, it’s actually the lightest of all our digital pianos at only 3.9kg, and it can also be battery powered, so it’s small and light enough to be taken pretty much anywhere, so it’s perfect for school kids, buskers, travelling or students living in halls of residence etc.