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Donner DDP-100 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano Review (Updated)

After careful investigation, today is the day I distribute my Donner DDP-100 review. This is one of the bureau style digital pianos from Donner. Considering the way that during the most recent year, particularly, various models from Donner have ascended in the best merchant positions, including the DDP-100, I was restless to test this digital piano out, to comprehend what it’s about. Since the organization is generally new on the instruments stage, my anxiety was particularly about the nature of these digital pianos, particularly considering the entirely open sticker price, contrasted with options.

Donner is a moderately youthful organization. They began in 2012 by filling a particular need in the instruments market, creating selective small scale guitar impact pedals. Since they distinguished this need the market, they had the option to encounter achievement pretty quick. Next they began delivering various instruments like guitars, ukuleles and digital pianos among others. The entirety of their instruments come at an invaluable value range, which is presumably one reason for their digital pianos’ ascent among the best merchants list. In any case, is this developing fame dependent on lower costs, or is it multiplied by a benefic worth to cash proportion. These are just a portion of the realities that I needed to learn a greater amount of. How about we start by taking a look at the specifications list.

Donner DDP-100 Specifications

  • Keyboard: Fully weighted
  • Size: 53.915.733 in
  • Tone/Rhythm: 1/128
  • Pedals: 3
  • Preset songs: No
  • Recording: Yes
  • Weight: 88 lbs.
  • MIDI connectivity: Yes
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Piano cover: Slide cover


The absence of involvement with delivering instruments and the too moderate value range, made me feel that this piano is of lower quality than it ended up being. Furthermore, in light of the fact that I need to be 100% valid in this Donner DDP-100 review, I should say that it outperformed my assumptions by a lot.

Do you keep thinking about whether it’s at standard with comparative looking digital pianos from more experienced producers? I’d say we should not make a hasty judgment at this time. Indeed, it looks and feels truly pleasant, it sounds great also, and has all around advance regardless of where you choose to introduce it. Yet, it’s not actually tantamount with Yamaha or Casio bureau style digital pianos. Is it enough for most novice and transitional musicians? I’d say it’s a decent decision in any event, for further developed piano players that lone need to have a good time.

An individual can without much of a stretch amass the parts, however two individuals can clearly take care of business quicker. The case contains the bureau style stand, the pedal unit, the keyboard and the music rest. The assembled is truly strong, something that you notice logically more as the piano comes to fruition. The bureau is made of MDF, the keyboard and music rest of plastic materials. The general inclination is that you got more than you paid for, as far as looks and nature of constructed. The MDF is likewise a more strong decision than different kinds of squeezed wood. The pedals are made of metal, another point supporting my contention that it’s designed to be tough.

The design is exceptionally smooth and rich, with an absolute minimum number of control catches, which are situated on the left hand side of the keyboard. You would get this digital piano for the sole motivation behind introducing it in a fixed area and rehearsing or in any case playing the piano. It doesn’t accompany additional fancy odds and ends, and as it were, this additional attention on the one thing it offers, makes it very great at it, I should say.

The measurements are quite smaller, inside the satisfactory lines for bureau style digital pianos. It’s somewhat hefty, however, yet you wouldn’t ship it a great deal in any case, since it is anything but a convenient design. The slide cover is a decent design highlight that holds dust back from entering the inside of your keyboard.

The connectivity ports are situated on the rear of the piano. Yet, I will dive into more insights regarding this in the “Connectivity” a piece of my review further down the page.


Like I generally say, sound, close to the keyboard, is the main piece of a piano by and large, and then some so of a digital piano. One of the incredible benefits of digital pianos, contrasted with acoustic pianos, is that they needn’t bother with tuning. This implies that the sound nature of your digital piano will stay constant with to support needs on your part.

There are two techniques that digital pianos use to deliver their sound, by testing or displaying. The primary technique is utilized by most digital piano producers, and is utilized by Donner too. What they do is taking chronicles of every last one of the keys at various speed levels, and afterward crediting those accounts to the separate keys of the digital piano. The other strategy, the demonstrating technique begins from the previous one yet utilizes significantly seriously registering innovation to deliver the sound, the second you press the key, in understanding to the speed with which you press the keys. It’s very much like the manner in which acoustic pianos produce their sound. Which one is better? Sentiments shift regarding the matter.

I won’t say anything negative about the sound superfluously, yet I need to say that I’m not the greatest enthusiast of it. It’s not awful, don’t misunderstand me, but rather I tried better sounding bureau style digital pianos, yet certainly not in this value range. Also, this is actually its benefit point. It’s very the best bureau style alternative in its value range. Typically you would discover anything correspondingly looking from different producers at a more exorbitant cost.

Along these lines, however much solid is concerned, I believe it’s certainly enough for novices and intermediates. It’s really an awesome choice for fledglings since they can focus on rehearsing piano, without being diverted by other instrument sounds. The Donner DDP-100 is designed to be a digital adaptation of an acoustic piano, in any event, lacking other instrument sound, in the same way as other digital pianos have.


The polyphony level shows the quantity of notes that can be supported simultaneously. You would feel that there’s zero chance of playing in excess several notes simultaneously however when utilizing pedals, and particularly while playing certain melodic pieces, you can reach to a more elevated level. The Donner DDP-100’s polyphony is 128. This is all that anyone could need for novices and furthermore for intermediates. However, as you progress, and particularly in the event that you stay with it for quite a while, you’ll get to a level where you can play music that requires more significant levels of polyphony too, to have the option to perform at your most noteworthy expressivity. Odds are you won’t ever require more polyphony, along these lines, there’s very no compelling reason to stress over this viewpoint.


The speaker arrangement of the DDP-100, is the very 25W one as that of the Donner DEP-10 and DEP-20. This is a sizable amount of ability to use in a home or study hall climate for training. Yet, in the event that you need a greater sound, you can generally connect outer intensification or, in the event that you need to go the alternate way, and try not to upset people around you, earphones. Particularly through earphones, and this is the situation with most digital pianos, the sound is more vivid, making a much more practical piano playing experience.


What I like about the keyboard of the DDP-100 is that it’s completely weighted. This implies that the keys carry on comparably to those of an acoustic piano. I can say that they have a sensible load to it. This is a benefit for fledglings who need to take in the legitimate finger method from the beginning, as they can without much of a stretch exchange their capacity to an acoustic piano. The keyboard is likewise an entire 88 keyboard.

I additionally like the sensation of the keys, they appear to be quite reasonable to me. The surface of the keys is likewise pleasant. The surface isn’t fake midnight and ivory however they actually feel right. The surface likewise offers a pleasant hold, once more, not as great as that of better quality keyboards yet, adequate at the cost. Despite the fact that they’re made of plastic, the manner in which they feel and act makes you preferably consider acoustic piano keys over modest plastic keys.


One of the qualities of digital pianos is that they regularly accompany various functions that acoustic pianos, because of clear reasons, don’t. These functions may be valuable for a few, however an interruption for other people, particularly novices.

As an amateur you would need to rehearse however much as could be expected, to shape the new capacities as quick as could really be expected. Other instrument sounds and impacts may entice you into sitting around idly with things that are not piece of the essentials. At the outset you should zero in on building up those basics. It’s particularly acceptable in a homeroom climate where children would be enticed to mess about and press different catches, altogether diminishing your capacity to keep up sufficient consideration regarding educate piano.

There is no real control board on the DDP-100, in this way a cleaner design. The lone controls are situated on the left hand side of the keyboard and consist of a force button and a volume handle.


Something imperative you should remember while exploring digital pianos is in the event that they have MIDI connectivity capacities. Particularly in case you’re a novice, the capacity to associate your digital piano to a PC, can demonstrate itself to be a major event transformer, in the manner in which you figure out how to play the piano. You’re ready to utilize different programming and courses that can have a major effect.

The connectivity board is situated on the rear of the piano and offers a mp3, a USB, a force and two sound interfaces, alongside a support pedal attachment, where the 3 pedal unit is associated with the keyboard. Bluetooth would be a decent expansion, to stay away from a portion of the links. Be that as it may, I can’t say anything negative excessively, considering the value range the Donner DDP-100 sells for.

I truly like that they remembered a 3 pedal unit for the bureau style bundle. What’s more, they are really decent as well. The base is made of plastic, yet the actual pedals are metal. It offers a feeling of solidness, which again just collects the incentive for cash proportion.