Casio has lengthy been making a keyboard and its identify is synonymous with digital keyboards, so they’re anticipated to do what they do properly. Casio is especially good at creating entry-level digital keyboards and has a variety of choices. This text will provide help to to make the best selection.
There are principally two ranges, together with completely different fashions – the LK digital keyboard vary and the CTK keyboard vary. There isn’t a large distinction to the untrained eye within the two domains. However when you get into the options and capabilities higher, there’s a large distinction.
The principle distinction between the Casio LK and the CTK digital keyboard is that it’s within the LK vary, which is known as the backlight keypad. The Backlight Keyboard is a tried and examined service designed to assist absolute novices get began studying and enjoying quick.
In our personal music college We use Casio LK digital keyboards and I’ve seen numerous kids and adults that this is among the most helpful coaching instruments, however particularly for the youthful ones, as a result of they could be pissed off and unintentional if not they will study rapidly. I'm not saying that you’ll change into a piano participant proper after utilizing the device – it solely gives a really sensible studying information.
With the Casio LK keyboard, 5 fashions can be found: LK-120, LK-220, LK-230, LK-270 and LK-300TV. Every mannequin has 61 buttons, all of that are lit. Absolute novices must get 61 keys. Casio LK-120 goes to the entry degree and goes to the LK-300TV on the high finish. Every mannequin has barely extra options if you transfer up. For instance, LK-120 has 100 on-board sounds, whereas LK-300TV has 514.
The LK-120 has fewer choices than the LK-300TV digital keyboard. As you go up, you will see that extra options like results reminiscent of delay, reverb. It’s doable to attach exterior gear models when they’re raised within the vary, eg. Including a microphone and singing with the participant. One factor that’s widespread in all fashions is that you would be able to simply hook up with your pc, both through Midi or through USB. Casio Step up additionally has a studying system.
The Casio CTK vary is good for novices, however doesn’t have the rear gentle buttons. Nevertheless, all of them have the Step-Up studying system, in addition to extra recording, sampling and affect capabilities.
There are 6 fashions within the CTK sequence; CTK-230 CTK-2000, CTK-2100, CTK-3000, CTK-4000 and CTK-5000. Just like the LK sequence of digital keyboards, the CTK vary will increase the variety of on-board sounds, digital results as they enter the vary. The CTK-230 is the entry degree and it must be famous that it comprises solely 49 keys, with the others having 61 keys.
One other notable characteristic of the CTK vary is the looks of keys. On this value vary you will discover on many keyboards that the keys are of various sizes than the acoustic piano. Casio made the keys the identical dimension because the acoustic. All this helps within the strategy of the sport.
So the query is which is the most effective Casio keyboard for novices? There isn’t a proper or fallacious, however as a suggestion I’d have chosen the LK-230 absolute novices who’re youthful, ie Four-7 years previous. For older gamers, I’d select CTK.
Supply by Alex Buck