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This article will cover the latest instrument I could get my hands on and review: the Moukey MEP-110 88-key digital piano. Right off the bat, this digital piano is semi-weighted and targeted more toward kids and beginners.
With an incredibly low price tag, I thought this would be perfect for reviewing and giving my honest thoughts so that you have an idea of if it’s worth the purchase.
I will say that I had not heard of this brand before getting my hands on it and reviewing it, so I didn’t know what to expect.
The Moukey MEP-110 is a solid choice for beginners looking to test the waters. If you're looking for an affordable option with realistic piano sounds, look no further.
To summarize this article, I believe the Moukey MEP-110 is a fantastic look for those on a tight budget or a kid’s purchase. Read on to see my full thoughts and any hesitations.
I recommend checking out my guides on beginner digital pianos and digital pianos for kids, as this fits perfectly with those.
Moukey MEP-110 Overview
My initial thoughts upon pulling the MEP-110 out of its box were that it has a modern slim, sleek design and is lightweight. The approach with this keyboard seems simple: create an entry-level digital piano that’s affordable yet still useful for students when starting out.
I believe Moukey did just that. You will notice a very basic approach with this instrument as you won’t find many features.
- Piano sounds are very realistic
- Powerful speakers
- Slim and sleek
- The keys are a bit stiff and not fully weighted
With this being an entry-level instrument, I am reviewing it as just that. There’s not much to complain about for this price as it does more than get the job done for beginners.
This keyboard was designed with portability at its core. It’s incredibly lightweight and great for those who are frequently traveling.
Equipped with a built-in metronome for practicing, split voice, and dual voice, the MEP-110 gives you precisely what you need for starting out.
One of my only hangups with the MEP-110 is the speaker placement being located in the back panel. It’s a bit of an odd placement, in my opinion, but all in all, they still pump out some massive sound.
When it comes to the weight and dimensions, they are as follows:
- Length: 50.2 inches
- Width: 10.1 inches
- Height: 3.4 inches
Compared to other portable keyboards, it fits in nicely as it has a full 88 keys. But, again, this is budget, done well.
The MEP-110 boasts your classic semi-weighted keybed. The keys felt slightly different initially, but I got used to them after about ten minutes.
In terms of action, it’s about what you would expect; if you’re someone who’s been playing for years, you likely want to invest in a digital piano at a higher price point.
The piano sound exceeded my expectations. It has a moderately bright sound and sounds good in the mid-range and higher register.
I would put this on par with the Alesis starter digital piano, the Alesis Recital, and the Alesis Recital Pro in terms of strictly piano sound.
I have to say; the speaker placement initially turned me off. However, I was shocked at this thing’s power once I started playing. It filled my studio room at about 70 percent volume.
It’s more than loud enough for practicing, and it also comes with a headphone jack in, which you will need a 1/4 inch adapter to plug into the back with.
VS Alesis Recital
Compared to the Alesis Recital, I would say they are comparable, with the MEP-100 being a little bit cheaper. With that in mind, I would take the Prestige and Recital Pro over the MEP-110 as they have weighted keys.
The dual keyboard function is a nice perk of the MEP-110 as you can split the keyboard in half and still be on the same octave as your instructor.
I recommend this to those practicing in the same room as their teacher.
Is The Moukey MEP-110 Worth The Purchase?
If you’re looking to start learning to play the piano and you’re on a tight budget, this is a win. You get a solid piano sound as well as decent keys.
I typically recommend everyone to wait and get a weighted digital piano, but if you want to jump in fresh and test the waters, check out the MEP-110.
Ins And Outs
Located on the back, you will find the connectivity of the MEP-110. It’s packed with MIDI USB, sustain pedal input, audio output, and a headphone jack.
My honest thoughts before making this purchase are to do so knowing what you’re paying for. With such a low price point and a surprisingly good sound, the MEP-110 does what it set out to do: provide beginners with a solid tool for learning.
Liked your review. I purchased MEP-110. While learning the instrument, I recorded a small sloppy track by following manual instructions. It worked. Then I wanted to delete the track. In summary the instructions say, long press the “metronome” key the the “PLAY/STOP” button to delete tracks. There is no “PLAY/STOP” button! Is this a typo? Or am I just blind? Any help you can provide would be appreciated.