Casio Keyboard Reviews - Recommended Models for All Your Music Needs
Casio Keyboard Reviews - It is a known fact that Casio makes some incredibly priced digital Keyboards and Pianos. But now, they have even more to offer than just the cost advantage, which makes them popular among beginners and experienced players.
Perfect for the beginner, especially children, but can be used by adults as well. Perfect for your music school as well as you can buy several pieces and use them for teaching keyboards. Features include 44 mini keys and easy-to-read LCD display which shows the useful song data selections. It comes with 100 sounds, 50 rhythm patterns, 10 Song Bank tunes which is good enough considering this is a mini-keyboard. Also includes phrase-by-phrase practice feature to help you learn the built-in songs with ease.
Casio Privia PX-130 88-Key Digital Stage Piano
This is a value-for-money 88 key digital piano with exceptional sound quality and sleek looks. The Tri-Sensor scaled hammer action keyboard gives you the perfect piano feel and at less than 25 lbs. it is quite portable. You get 128-note polyphony and 16 tones (with layer and split). You can use it at home, church or school. One of the best-selling portable pianos out there.
Casio AP220 Celviano Digital Piano with Bench
Best chance to own an upright digital piano. It looks elegant and provides authentic grand piano experience. Features tri-sensor spring-less 88 note scaled hammer action to capture every nuance and detail of your performance. Few key features include 128-note polyphony and 16 tones (with layer and split), 60 built-in songs and dual headphone outputs. Perfect choice for your home, church or school.
Casio Keyboard Reviews - More Models
Okay, so what are some really good keyboard models in the Casio keyboard series that should tempt somebody who is planning to buy one?
Starting with kids, you have the hugely popular 44 key mini keyboard, the casio sa-76 which is ideal for all little fingers. If you want a bigger keyboard for your child, then you can even have a look at the 61-key casio lk-100 keyboard. Both these keyboards do not come with touch sensitive keys though, which is not a big deal if it is for kids and you don’t want to spend a lot.
But if you are willing to spend a bit more (around $130), you can have the 61-key touch sensitive keyboard - casio ctk-2100, which is an excellent keyboard, that also provides you the ability to connect CD or MP3 player for practicing along with favorite songs.
Have you always dreamt of playing the piano, but are really short on budget? If you have never owned a keyboard before and would love to play a lot of piano songs, then have a look at the casio wk-200 76 key piano keyboard. It gives you all the arranger features along with 76 touch sensitive keys, and that too for just around $200. You may want to read that again!
Now for the intermediate to more experienced players, who are looking for something more - better sound, features and more keys and really don’t care if it is a Casio, but want a value buy. Then one of the hidden gems, which surprisingly not many people are aware of, is the 76-key casio wk-3800AD. With drawbar organ ones, powerful effects and synthesizer mode, it is for the experienced players who expect some more from their keyboard.
But what about keyboards with 88 keys, that have weighted keys, which are the better ones from Casio? It is from their Privia series, which is fast becoming a rage in the portable digital piano segment. Couple of models to watch out for are the privia casio px-130 and the privia casio px-330.
Until a few years back, Casio keyboards were regarded by many as toy keyboards. Though they did sell many mini-keyboards at that time, they also had a good line-up of arranger keyboards, but still it failed to find acceptance among the experienced keyboard players.
Many keyboard and piano players still maintain the same view, but seem to have a different take on their digital pianos, especially their Privia range of pianos, and a couple of models in the Casio WK and the CTK keyboard series.
The reason for this change in views has been their introduction of top quality portable, weighted-action piano keyboards in recent years, which has been lapped up whole-heartedly by the music keyboard community. The Casio mini keyboard is now used only by kids.
In addition to the numerous voices and styles, a top end Casio piano keyboard now comes with many advanced features. You can find audio inputs so that you can connect a mic or guitar which can then be heard from the Casio Keyboard speakers.
Dual headphone jacks, sheet music for internal demo songs, are some of the other improvements that you can find on some of the top Casio Privia keyboard.