27 May 2022
By Ellie Palmer
The DDP-80 features a minimalistic style both in its appearance and user interface, making it ideal for beginners and accomplished pianists alike
Donner has announced a brand new digital piano model aimed at the beginner pianist. The DDP-80 is valued at around £480, making it an affordable option amongst a sea of higher-end pianos. Let's take a closer look at some of its features.
Replicating the sound of an acoustic grand piano
The DDP-80 features an expertly-sampled acoustic French grand piano tone. Using the Donner-designed sound source, the piano delivers virtually every sound detail of an acoustic piano, alongside providing a realistic playing experience designed with weighted keys.
Designed for the beginner
Donner has given the piano a simplified interface, with the volume knob and buttons all located on the back to prevent any distraction while playing. For beginner pianists, over-complicated interfaces can be overwhelming. A basic interface allows you to focus on what matters; your playing!
The DDP-80 features a simplified look for maximum concentration
Donner has teamed up with professors from Berklee College of Music to offer the Donner Berklee Tutor Course Series, a unique set of music courses available free to the public. These can be viewed on the Donner Music App. Purchase of the DDP-80 gives you total access to all of these courses. A great resource for piano learners.
Check out a full demo of the Donner DDP-80 piano below.
Simple, easy-to-use connectivity
The DDP-80 features two built-in speakers and a powerful 20W+20W amp. The included headphone jack is perfect for solo practising. You can also connect the DDP-80 easily to any Mac, PC, iOS, or Android device via USB-MIDI port for online lessons or as a controller for your favourite DAW.
The DDP-80 uses environmentally-friendly materials
A sleek and environmentally friendly look
As well as being designed with the beginner pianist in mind, the DDP-80 is also designed to be a modern artistic decoration at home. Its slim, stylish, ergonomically contoured cabinet is sure to compliment most living spaces. The vintage cherry wood like finishes make use of environmentally friendly, low-formaldehyde dense material.
A piano bench is also available for an additional cost. This is made from eco-friendly and biodegradable material.
You can find the full spec for the piano here.