Submitted May 7, 2015 by Alan Labrie in Tamworth, NH
"Excellent Portability with Average Sound"
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As an owner of a Roland keyboard and Yamaha digital piano, I was reluctant to purchase a Casio; however, I wanted a light, portable keyboard with decent sound on a budget. The Casio CTK-6200 met this need. This keyboard is an excellent value and provides a lot of features for a keyboard player on a budget. For example, the sequencer offers a lot of features, but...it is a bit clunky to navigate. While this keyboard has a 32 channel mixer, it is difficult to quickly navigate through the channels on it; however, for under $200, the aforementioned features are and excellent value. Nonetheless, Roland or Yamaha offer far better options for sequencing and mixing. I have done a few gigs with this Casio keyboard due to its portability. It should be noted that the onboard speakers are "cheap" sounding. To get the best performance, this keyboard needs a sustain pedal AND should be run through an external sound system. As a keyboard player that plays on worship teams, I found the default piano samples were very tinny, but...I used the tone editor to provide additional reverb, attack, and more "punch" to the piano tones. The fact that the tones can be editted increases the value of this keyboard. Overall, Casio makes a GOOD keyboard - not a GREAT keyboard. For a GREAT keyboard, be prepared to invest a minimum of $1,000 for a Yamaha, Roland, or a Korg. For a novice player or for a band keyboard player looking for a good keyboard on a budget, the Casio CTK-6200 is a decent choice.
I am a professional organist, pianist, and keyboardist with over 30 years experience playing professionally.
Christian, pop, classical, country, rock
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