Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Digital Piano Midiplus Stage 88 Full Review. Is it a good choice?

Digital Piano Midiplus Stage 88 Full Review. Is it a good choice?

A low-end digital piano with features and a decent quality that is presented as an alternative to all students and also for those who want to produce music in a comfortable way, the Midiplus Stage 88 is presented as a simple piano to play and comfortable while combining elements for live performances with other studio functions. The Midiplus Stage 88 costs around €272/$262/£244.

Features

  • MIDI (MIDI allows you to do such wonderful things as connect the keyboard to the computer, record a soundtrack, and with certain programs pass with a click what you have played to musical notes in a score. MIDI tracks store information from musical notes)plus Stage 88; Masterkeyboard and Controller functions
  • 88 velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keys
  • Sound Bank with 64 EMU Sounds (Different sounds of piano and other instruments) + 128 GM Sounds (Different sounds of piano and other instruments)
  • 15 Memory locations user setups
  • 8 free customizable Rotary Knobs & 8 free customizable 40 mm Fader
  • Pitch-Bend & Modulation Wheel
  • Layer function
  • Integrated Metronome (Element of basic study to study and practice the tempo of a piece of music.)
  • Transposer (Transposition allows you to move the note spectrum of a keyboard. This allows you to play with transposing instruments. It is not an easy concept but it is made to facilitate the writing of orchestration for instruments with very different bass and treble registers.)
  • Split (Split the keyboard into two different instruments) function
  • Connections: Standard MIDI Input / Output, USB Port, Sustain pedal (The most important pedal of a piano or keyboard is the sustain pedal and is used to keep the note playing even if you stop pressing the key.) input (6.3 mm jack); USB bus-powered or USB DC
  • Dimensions 1280 x 280 x 90 mm and a weight of 10 kg

Now that we’ve listed and described the features of this digital piano there’s no better than taking a look at the following video where they tell us more about the Midiplus Stage 88 and you can hear the different sounds of this piano. Here’s a video of a very similar model the Midiplus x8:

Related post you can be interested in

Now let’s compare the Midiplus Stage 88 with its more common alternatives. Also at the end of the post, you will find a section with the best shopping possibilities for this digital piano. But you can go directly to that part of the post by pressing the following button.

Midiplus Stage 88 vs Thomann DP 26

Although the Midiplus is focused on living rather than studio presentations, the Thomann DP 26 is presented as a contender that outperforms it in several facets, however, the Midiplus puts a new function on the table and it is its connection to different devices that makes its difference in the market. The Midiplus Stage 88 costs around €272/$262/£244 and the Thomann DP 26, €309/£279.

The Midiplus features an 88-key keyboard that also works as MIDI controls, a sound bank with more than 64 EMU sounds and more than 120 GM sounds as well as 15 memory lots and a pitch bend to customize the track while we are playing as well as a control that allows us to configure the different effects we use, a layer function and transposer.

The Thomann also has 88 keys with hammer action, has 20 sounds as well as 2 demo songs, 50 styles and polyphony of 64 voices, LEDs that illuminate the keyboard as well as a layer mode, a four hands mode, effects such as reverb and master EQ among many others.

The digital piano Midiplus Stage 88 is usually about 25 € cheaper than Thomann DP 26, but with so little price difference this can vary.

Let’s put the features of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences

Midiplus Stage 88

Thomann DP 26

  • Midiplus Stage 88; Masterkeyboard and Controller functions
  • 88 velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keys
  • Sound Bank with 64 EMU Sounds + 128 GM Sounds
  • 15 Memory locations user setups
  • 8 free customizable Rotary Knobs & 8 free customizable 40 mm Fader
  • Pitch-Bend & Modulation Wheel
  • Layer function
  • Integrated metronome
  • Transposer
  • Split function
  • Connections: Standard MIDI Input / Output, USB Port, Sustain Pedal input (6.3 mm jack); USB bus-powered or USB DC
  • Dimensions 1280 x 280 x 90 mm and a weight of 10 kg

  • 88 Weighted hammer action keys
  • 20 Sounds
  • 2 Demo songs
  • 50 Styles
  • 64-Voice polyphony
  • LED
  • Layer mode
  • Split mode
  • Four hands mode
  • Master EQ
  • Reverb and Chorus effect
  • Chorus
  • Sequencer: 5 user songs – melody and accompaniment
  • Duet function
  • 60 presets
  • Pitch bend wheel
  • Metronome
  • Transposer
  • Two speakers x 10 W
  • 2 headphones for duet mode
  • USB to HOST
  • Standard MIDI
  • Audio AUX in/AUX out
  • Sustain pedal included
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1365 x 366 x 137 mm and a weight of 12.9 kg
  • includes music sheet holder

And below a video of the Thomann DP 26

 

If you want to know more about this model do not miss our Thomann DP 26 review

Midiplus Stage 88 vs Thomann SP 5600

As we compare it with pianos of a higher range we notice the differences between them, considering that the Thomann SP 5600 has functions like the chorus, the reverb as well as the EQ master that the Midiplus doesn’t have, we can see that the price is considerably higher so the Midiplus can be a better option if you are looking for something to practice or a comfortable piano for presentations. The Midiplus Stage 88 costs around €272/$262/£244 and the Thomann SP 5600, €369/£338.

The Thomann has more developed functions than the Midiplus like having 600 integrated sounds as well as a track start function, 230 styles with 128 polyphonic voices, a layer mode as well as four hands, reverb and chorus effects, and an EQ master, it also has a sustain pedal and a transposer.

Let’s put the features of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences

Midiplus Stage 88

Thomann SP 5600

  • Midiplus Stage 88; Masterkeyboard and Controller functions
  • 88 velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keys
  • Sound Bank with 64 EMU Sounds + 128 GM Sounds
  • 15 Memory locations user setups
  • 8 free customizable Rotary Knobs & 8 free customizable 40 mm Fader
  • Pitch-Bend & Modulation Wheel
  • Layer function
  • Integrated metronome
  • Transposer
  • Split function
  • Connections: Standard MIDI Input / Output, USB Port, Sustain Pedal input (6.3 mm jack); USB bus-powered or USB DC
  • Dimensions 1280 x 280 x 90 mm and a weight of 10 kg
  • 88 Weighted hammer action keys
  • 600 Sounds
  • Arranger function: start / stop, sync start, intro / ending, fill A, fill B
  • 230 Styles (10 user styles)
  • 128-Voice polyphony
  • Layer mode
  • Split mode
  • Four hands mode
  • Master EQ
  • Reverb and Chorus effect
  • Sequencer: 5 user songs – melody and accompaniment
  • Duet function
  • 120 presets
  • Master EQ (3 Types)
  • Pitch bend
  • Metronome
  • Transposer
  • Two speakers x 10 W
  • 2 headphones for duet mode
  • USB to HOST
  • Audio AUX in/out
  • Sustain pedal included
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1365 x 366 x 137 mm and a weight of 13.8 k
  • includes music sheet holder

And below a video of the Thomann SP 5600

If you want to know more about this model do not miss our Thomann SP 5600 review

Midiplus Stage 88 vs Thomann SP 320

Comparing it with a rather old model we can say that the Midiplus Stage 88 improves quite well the functions of these pianos usually used for live presentations besides being of a low range, accessible for purchase, the Midiplus improves on functions such as the integration of quality midi connections as well as customizable knobs that can give style to your presentations. The Midiplus Stage 88 costs around €272/$262/£244 and the Thomann SP 320 €239/£215.

The Thomann has more developed functions than the Midiplus like having 600 integrated sounds as well as a track start function, 230 styles with 128 polyphonic voices, a layer mode as well as four hands, reverb and chorus effects, and an EQ master, it also has a sustain pedal and a transposer.

Let’s put the features of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences

Midiplus Stage 88

Thomann SP 320

  • Midiplus Stage 88; Masterkeyboard and Controller functions
  • 88 velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keys
  • Sound Bank with 64 EMU Sounds + 128 GM Sounds
  • 15 Memory locations user setups
  • 8 free customizable Rotary Knobs & 8 free customizable 40 mm Fader
  • Pitch-Bend & Modulation Wheel
  • Layer function
  • Integrated metronome
  • Transposer
  • Split function
  • Connections: Standard MIDI Input / Output, USB Port, Sustain Pedal input (6.3 mm jack); USB bus-powered or USB DC
  • Dimensions 1280 x 280 x 90 mm and a weight of 10 kg
  • 88 Lightweight keys with velocity sensitivity
  • 12 Sounds
  • 32-Voice polyphony
  • Layer mode
  • Reverb and Chorus effect
  • Duet function
  • 12 demo songs
  • Master EQ (3 Types)
  • Metronome
  • Transposer
  • Two speakers x 20 W
  • Battery operation possible
  • 1 headphone output
  • USB to HOST
  • Audio out in stereo for live music
  • Sustain pedal included
  • Height including music desk: 1000 mm
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1275 x 275 x 85 mm and a weight of 9 kg
  • includes music sheet holder

And below a video of the Thomann SP 320

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3KAuhpzPg8

If you want to know more about this model do not miss our Thomann SP 320 review

Midiplus Stage 88 vs Yamaha PSR E363

The Midiplus Stage 88 has nothing to fear from pianos from much larger companies like Yamaha as it’s quality/price ratio is good enough for low-end users who want to acquire a solid digital piano for live performances, the Midiplus stage 88 enhances several functions of the Yamaha PSR E363 such as the integration of a modulation wheel that allows to moderate the piano sound to taste and also better midi connections. The Midiplus Stage 88 costs around €272/$262/£244 and the Yamaha PSR E363 €198/$239/£179.

The Yamaha PSR E363 has 61 sensitive keys as well as more than 500 sounds, 165 styles, 48 polyphonic voices, 2 track sequencer as well as reverb effects, chorus, a recording function, and a register memory and also has an integrated battery as well as support for various Android and iOS apps.

Let’s put the features of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences

Midiplus Stage 88

Yamaha PSR E363

  • Midiplus Stage 88; Masterkeyboard and Controller functions
  • 88 velocity sensitive semi-weighted keys
  • Sound Bank with 64 EMU Sounds + 128 GM Sounds
  • 15 Memory locations user setups
  • 8 free customizable Rotary Knobs & 8 free customizable 40 mm Fader
  • Pitch-Bend & Modulation Wheel
  • Layer function
  • Integrated metronome
  • Transposer
  • Split function
  • Connections: Standard MIDI Input / Output, USB Port, Sustain Pedal input (6.3 mm jack); USB bus-powered or USB DC
  • Dimensions 1280 x 280 x 90 mm and a weight of 10 kg
  • 61 touch-sensitive keys
  • 574 sounds
  • 165 styles
  • 154 internal songs
  • 48 voices polyphony
  • 2-track sequencer / 5 user songs
  • 1 1-touch setting
  • Reverb, Chorus effect
  • Duo function
  • Master Equalizer, 150 arpeggio types
  • Recording function
  • Registration memory
  • Metronome
  • Transposer
  • LCD display with backlight
  • Sustain Pedal input (not included)
  • Two speakers of 2.5W
  • Can work with batteries
  • Includes PA-130 power supply and music sheet holder
  • IOS iPhone/iPod applications are available
  • Dimensions: 945 x 368 x 118mm (W x D x H) and a weight of 4.6kg
  • Weight: 4.6kg
  • The model that goes next to the PSR E-353/li>

And below a video of the Yamaha PSR E363

If you want to know more about this model do not miss our Yamaha PSR E363 review

Where to buy Midiplus Stage 88

Thomann

  • Free Shipping.
  • Full warranty. If you have any problems, they take care of everything.
  • 100% reliable payment.
  • A leader in trouble-free shipping.
  • Usually the Best price.
  • Best Reputation: They are the leading online store in Europe and have the best catalog and information.

Amazon

  • Free Shipping and the possibility of shipping in one day with Amazon Premium.
  • Full Guarantee but they are no experts in music equipment.
  • Sometimes a better price.
  • He’s got worse stock than Thomann.

Check below related models with similar price and features:

Jaime Echagüe

Hi! I'm Jaime Echagüe, a musician and an authentic fan of musical instruments. With this blog I want to give general information about musical instruments in an easy, direct and honest way. I hope you enjoy my website and that you find it very useful.

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below