Next on this roundup is the RockJam RJ561. Aside from coming at under 300 dollars, the RockJam RJ561 comes with several features that make it an awesome pick for any one that enjoys playing the guitar. Although it is great for beginners, it is also a nice unit that over time will grow with you as you improve in your playing. To that end, you’ll find that there are plenty of features to make it a great pick. It might be a beginner keyboard, but it is good enough to accompany you on a live stage.
The RockJam brand might not be widely known for making professional digital pianos, but with the RockJam RJ561, they are certainly making many people sit up and take notice. This digital piano comes with some of the best learning modes that will ensure that the beginner masters the proper playing techniques. Although there isn’t a full keyboard, as this is just a 61-key model, you will likely not require more than that as a beginner.
Before talking about the features, let us look at some of the best things about the design. The RockJam RJ561 comes with a large LCD screen. Many people have remarked that this is one of the most attractive things about this product. The LCD screen, as well as the large and easy to use control pad, results as an easy to use digital piano. The large screen allows you to see whatever you are playing and will guide you in making any changes. As for the control panel, it is completely integrated and is the best thing when it comes to ease of use. It gives the instructions that any learner will require to master the keyboard. This panel will indicate the keys to press, the chords to play, and so on.
Another design feature that we liked is the presence of full-sized keys. Many of the cheap options on the market, and a few on this roundup, have small keys that do not give you that authentic piano feel. Expert players might not have any problem with that, but as a beginner, it is important that you use the closest thing to the original as possible. The full-sized keys here feel like the real thing, are durable, and are so easy to use.
Let’s now consider some of the features that lie under the hood. As with the best digital pianos, the RockJam RJ561 comes with record and playback function. You can have plenty of fun playing your music, recording it , and playing it back after your session. The RockJam RJ561 also comes with up to 100 rhythms. This large number of options means that you will not run out of beats anytime soon. This widens the range of your creativity and will help you in your learning process. It is a good feature, especially for beginners. Aside from the rhythms, there are also different voices you can select from. With these, you can make the digital piano sound like different types of instruments.
What we liked: The RockJam RJ561 is an excellent product for any learner as it comes with several learning modes and is quite economical.
What could be better: Due to the lack of a USB connection, you cannot connect the RockJam RJ561 to the internet. It also is automatically set to the full volume when turned on which can be annoying.