The Williams Overture piano has many of the same, well-loved features of the Williams Allegro keyboard, except with an attractive full-sized design. The Overture comes with a fully weighted keyboard with adjustable touch-sensitivity, sustain, sustenuto, and soft pedals, 64-note polyphony, and 143 very realistic voices. In this Williams Overture 88 key digital piano review we’ll take a closer look at these features and more and discuss whether the Overture is a good digital piano to buy.
Williams Overture 2
- 88 weighted keys 147 sounds Luxurious chassis Four-speaker amplification system Split/layer/duet function 2-track recorder
- Williams redefines digital piano elegance with the new Overture 2, complete with a classic, luxurious ebony gloss finish, a robust sound palette, extraordinary feel and unexpected extras
- The Overture 2 is built on 15 quick-to-grab custom-crafted, high-resolution sounds as well as plenty of other instruments from brass to percussion and beyond
- Enjoy beautifully captured tones, sampled directly from a world-renowned grand piano, plus a collection of many vintage electric pianos and organs
- It also boasts a convenient, full General MIDI sound set for a total of 147 total sounds
*last price update on 2021-10-22
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The key action of the Williams Overture digital piano is highly realistic, and the adjustable touch sensitivity of the keyboard allows you to fine-tune to your own preferences. The sound quality of the Overture is equally impressive, and all of the piano’s 143 voices are very well done and have a nice, realistic sound. The cabinet of the Overture is attractive, especially for an inexpensive piano, and the Overture is capable of accommodating all of the basic connectivity, including USB, MIDI, AUX, and a headphone jack.
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The metronome and play-along songs of the Overture are both programmed too loud, and it is difficult to play along to them. The metronome isn’t too bad, but the play-along song will almost drowned out the notes you are playing yourself. Also, some people have voiced complaints about how soft the key action on the Overture is, but I personally find it to be just fine. Again, no digital piano is going to perfectly imitate the feel of a traditional piano. For a digital piano in its price range, the Overture does very well.
The sound quality of the Williams Overture 88 key digital piano is one of the instrument’s finest qualities. The Overture produces a full, rich sound that simply is hard to rival and is far better than what I’ve heard out of most inexpensive digital pianos.
The speakers on this piano are loud and can really throw out the sound if you turn the volume all the way up. One of the best things about the sound quality of the Overture, though, is how many sounds there are to choose from.
While many of these sounds may not ever be seriously used, they are still fun to play around with, and the Overture’s selection offers plenty of rich, realistic voices to pick through. All in all, the sound quality of the Williams Overture piano is well above average.
Key Action and Realism
The key action of the Williams Overture’s fully weighted keyboard offers plenty of realism for a beginner to intermediate player to never notice the difference. Along with this, the sensitivity of the keys can be adjusted to fit your personal preferences, and, best of all, changed over time as those preferences adjust.
The key action of the overture isn’t perfect, but it’s about as close as you will get with an affordable digital piano. There are plenty of digital pianos in its price range that can’t compete with the Overture in this regard, making the key action of this piano not only meet but beat my expectations.
Other Features and Specifications
The Overture comes with both MIDI, USB, and AUX connectivity, as well as a headphone jack (which, by the way, is located in a far more convenient position than many digital pianos). The Overture also comes with three pedals, sustain, sustenuto, and soft, all of which work well and are quite realistic.
The Overture is equipped with a metronome, play-along songs, 143 voices, 3 keyboard modes, 2-track recording, and 64-note polyphony. Lastly, it comes with an attractive, dark wood cabinet and a metal key cover that is very pleasant on the eye.
The Williams Overture is a solid, well-made digital piano that offers plenty of realism, both in the way it sounds and the way it plays. Along with this, it’s an attractive piano that comes loaded with plenty of extra features and voices to have fun with.
If you are a beginner pianist looking for a fun, nice-sounding piano to learn on and grow with you until you can afford a more expensive one, the Overture is a great piano to consider.