Alesis Digital Pianos reviewed here. Alesis has been making cutting edge music gear and recording equipment for few decades now. Although Alesis synths and electronic drum kits are much sought after by musicians, Alesis has been trying to do the same with its digital pianos as well.
Few years back, Alesis had come out with the Cadenza digital piano, but now they have added a few more digital pianos under the new ‘Coda’ series of pianos, which was officially introduced at NAMM 2015.
These are affordable digital pianos suitable for beginners and intermediate level players.
The Coda series of pianos include the Alesis Coda and Alesis Coda Pro digital pianos that are designed for beginners to intermediate piano players. These are portable pianos with proper 88-weighted-keys and are priced in the mid-range segment, so it will competing with the likes of Casio and Williams pianos.
The Alesis Cadenza piano was not a huge success when it was launched, so Alesis have tried to improve upon it and have delivered a more attractive and modern digital piano in the Coda series.
Lets a take a look at the Alesis Coda digital pianos.
Alesis Coda Pro 88-Key Digital Piano
It comes with Hammer action keys that emulates the keyboard on a grand piano, great for piano players and for serious piano students. Includes pedal and power supply.
Alesis Coda 88-Key Digital Piano
This one has semi-weighted keys. Great for beginners who want piano like keys to begin taking piano lessons. Includes pedal and power supply.
Alesis Coda Piano Stand with Three Pedals
Make your Alesis Coda piano look like areal upright piano with this accessory. The stand comes with three-pedal unit and woks with both Cod and the Coda Pro Digital Pianos.
Features of Alesis Coda Digital Pianos:
Barring the keyboard action, the Alesis Coda and Alesis Coda Pro have the same set of features:
- Built-in speakers
- Aux input allows you to play play alongside external equipment (music from mp3 player, smartphone, etc.)
- 20 great sounding built-in voices (from industry-leading instrument developers AIR Music Technology and SONiVOX)
- You can split the keyboard or layer two voices simultaneously
- Play along with 60 built-in preset songs
- Record your own songs using the User Record mode
- Duet Mode with 50 Accompaniment patters
- USB port
- Dimensions: 18 x 9 x 58.9 inches, Weight 28 pounds
- Includes sustain pedal and power supply
Here are some other digital pianos that you may consider, which are comparable with the Coda and Coda PRO:
After the Cadenza, Alesis seem to have a good product in their hands. The pricing is competitive and the features are modern. Depending on your requirements – piano lessons, teaching, practice, studio or even for live playing, you may choose one of the models. Coda and Coda Pro offer great features and have good sound and touch and will provide some good competition to the likes of Williams and Casio. These are definitely among the good budget digital pianos available on the market right now.
These are the Alesis Digital Pianos & accessories that we reviewed:
- Alesis Coda Pro 88-Key Digital Piano
- Alesis Coda 88-Key Digital Piano
- Alesis Coda Piano Stand with Three Pedals
- Alesis Cadenza (being phased out)