I just got this piano from a familymember, and I can't get it to sound like an ordinary piano? The sounds it makes are really wierd, like electronic and I just want to use for playing classical music. Thanks! :-)

  • You can take a look at the manual here. They read kind of like the proverbial stereo instructions, but it may help steer you in the right direction.
    – JoshP
    Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 15:55

1 Answer 1


First, the D-20 isn't a piano. It is a synthesizer, which is a type of instrument that allows you to create a wide variety of sounds. The good news is that the D-20 was intended for creating realistic instrument sounds rather than just sci-fi bleeps and bloops. The bad news is that by 2013 standards, the D-20 is going to sound a lot less realistic than contemporary high-resolution sample-based keyboards.

If there isn't a piano patch on your D-20 already, then you may need to do a factory reset. According to page 263 of the PDF manual, the first three patches will be acoustic pianos, followed by a honkey-tonk piano and some electric pianos.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.