Thousand Oaks, CA- March 2015... Williams, a leader in versatile, cost-conscious digital pianos, has announced the immediate availability of its new Allegro 2 88-key digital piano. With full-size keys and a weighted hammer action, the Allegro 2 provides an extremely realistic piano feel, yet it is compact, battery-powered, and portable-perfect for students, small bands, rehearsals, home entertainment, schools, and churches. Between its realistic action and impressive sounds, the new instrument is an excellent choice for classical, jazz, pop, and rock.
The Allegro 2 offers ten high-definition sounds from Williams' all-new custom sound library. Leading the way is a gorgeous stereo, 10' 2" concert grand with three-way, stereo velocity samples. Other outstanding sounds include vintage tone-wheel organs and electric pianos, along with strings, synths, and basses. Split and layer functions enable you to combine sounds as desired, making the Allegro 2 versatile enough to handle a wide variety of musical needs.
For realistic, interactive performance, you need quality effects with control over key parameters, and the Allegro 2 delivers. In addition to reverb and chorus, the Allegro 2 offers the new ModFX feature that provides real-time control of the rotary speaker effect and a vibrato effect for electric pianos.
Between its hammer-action keyboard, custom sound library, split and layer features, and effects, the Allegro 2 provides more expressive control over its internal sounds than any other keyboard in its class.
The Allegro 2 is a complete solution for keyboard players. It can be used as a MIDI controller and connects to a computer via USB for recording to any standard MIDI software. It has built-in speakers; stereo, 1/4-inch audio outputs for connection to a sound system; a headphone output; an auto-sensing sustain-pedal jack; a music stand; and even a metronome. The controls are simple and straightforward, and a bright, backlit, graphic LCD makes it easy to read and adjust the parameters.
You can run the Allegro 2 on batteries or use an optional AC power supply. To that end, Williams offers the ESS1 Essentials Pack, which includes a power supply, sustain pedal, and headphones.
With its quality construction, realistic piano touch, fresh sounds, and comprehensive features, Williams Allegro 2 is a terrific value at a street price of only $299.99. It is in stock now at Guitar Center retail stores and is available for immediate shipment from Musician's Friend and guitarcenter.com.