Welcome To City Line Sound!
We are living in an amazing time.
Before, musicians of all backgrounds had to struggle to gain access to suitable teachers, limited equipment, and practice spaces. With the development of digital instruments and online communities, musicians for the first time can craft their abilities from the comfort of their homes.
Now, any number of songs as soon as they are released can be broken down and made playable by anyone interested. Youtube videos, sheet music forums, and more offer more than ever the chance to learn. But, the number of objective sources for knowing the truth about the equipment itself, is scarce.
A Bit About Me
This is a special project made for musicians by musicians. I have been playing music for decades with my current instrument of choice is the black and ivory keys of the piano. I grew up playing classical and jazz on my father’s grand piano before experiencing the world of digital keyboards.
Like many pianists, at first, I couldn’t quite grasp what the fuss was about. Sure, it offered an opportunity to practice wherever I went. But, in those days, finding a piano wasn’t too hard. There was something special about the weight of a real piano. The way your fingers blend with each key press.
Also like many pianists, I learned the power of being able to play a variety of sounds that a digital piano offers. The chance to explore and craft unique soundscapes distant from any other piano player beyond the technical was perfect, and just like that, I was hooked.
Why This Resource Was Needed?
When I began my journey as a musician 20 something years ago, I struggled to find objective answers to important questions. As time passed, and I switched to digital keyboards exclusively when practicing and for music production, I realized there was a lot I still didn’t know.
I didn’t know where to find a digital piano with full-sized keys. I didn’t know the subtle or grand differences between types of keyboards.
There was nowhere I could turn to besides “experts” that only wanted to sell me whatever they could get me to buy. While some were helpful, others were downright predatory. With the gradual disappearance of music stores over the past ten years, it became harder than ever to find a musician and not a sales person to help.
I promised myself that one day I would find a way to help aspiring musicians of all ages avoid the traps I fell into. After spending thousands of dollars, trying every pedal, keyboard, and cover I could, I created this resource.
What I Cover
There’s a lot to be said for doing your proper research. Music, as much joy as it can offer, can be an expensive hobby. This is only exacerbated by making the wrong choices in what you buy.
One of my goals is to educate for two reasons:
- Knowing what you need for practicing and performing can save you a lot of money in the short and long term.
- Every dime you save can be applied to another facet of your music projects.
As I mentioned before, my digital piano reviews and guides are the result of thoroughly trying everything I can get my hands on. This is because, nothing is worse than making the wrong purchase, especially when you are on a deadline or are working on a particularly entrancing piece.
Depending on what your purpose is, digital piano comparisons can make a massive impact on your final buying decisions. What you decide to use can depend on whether you plan to tour, how often and how you plan to transport your keyboard and more. You can be forced to buy a new keyboard at the last minute at a premium just because it wasn’t what you needed or because the protection you purchased wasn’t suitable.
The world of electronic instruments is vast. I intend to cover:
- Keyboards of varying types, models, and sizes.
- Digital piano deals and other music deals found on the web
- Pedals & Accessories for controlling and manipulating sound
- Software and additional useful
- As well as general tips for maintaining and learning how to make the most out of what you have.
The more time you spend on this site, the more knowledgeable you will be. After a few hours, you’ll be able to tell the difference between an 88-key digital piano with full-sized keys and a 25-key Korg’s usefulness.
The more familiar you are with what your options are, the better the fit will be when you make your choice.