Williams Legato Review
When you are in the market for a digital piano to cater your musical needs, Williams may not be a brand name that first comes to mind. Yamaha, Kawai, Casio, and Korg are maybe the usual names but Williams, with its Williams Legato model, is quickly gaining popularity around the world because of its very affordable price tag in exchange for basic digital piano functions. Let’s explore more what this piano has in store for users.
What to Expect with Williams Legato Digital Piano
Compared to other brands that were mentioned earlier, Williams Legato does boast plenty of advanced features and technological add-ons. But then again, the keyboard was not priced to provide users with such a number of features anyway. Overall, don’t expect much from Williams Legato aside from basic piano features at an amazingly cheap price tag.
Its chorus and delay provide some depth to the tone but overall it’s pretty one dimensional with a particular depth that is already fixed. You also won’t find any recording instruments, no display and no inputs for adding effects units or other devices to the digital piano. While its lack of features and tools maybe an automatic turnoff, the keyboard does possess an aftertouch on it.
This feature is often overlooked in high-end models and rarely do you find entry level instruments, even from popular names, that possess it. It’s velocity-sensitive response is also excellent which paves the way to more advance pieces.
Williams Legato Review Drawbacks
There are plenty of drawbacks that you can expect from the Williams Legato digital piano. For one, it doesn’t have its own power supply and you will need to buy a separate one if you want it. It also doesn’t look high quality and durable which means you need to be careful in using it if you want it to last. And because it is not well made, you might think twice in carrying it around with you even if its light and portable. A few knocks and bumps along the way may be the end of your instrument.
If you want the instrument to survive with you in your travels, you may need a custom case for protection. Aside from durability issues, it also lacks good features. It has a frustratingly low polyphony- of only 32 notes which won’t help if you want to progress to more advance pieces. It also has only 5 available string sounds which is a big drawback in variation and versatility.
The bottom line is, the Williams legato was designed for entry level use perfect for those who are new to playing the piano. Its amazingly cheap at $199 and would be a great option for beginners who just want to learn the basics of playing the piano and wouldn’t mind experiencing a realistic piano with tons of tech-features with MIDI and USB capabilities. And while there are many quality and durability issues that you need to be aware off, it won’t be the end of the world for you when the piano breaks down given its cheap price tag.