Product Type: Casio keyboards and synthesizers
Newest Review: ... the keyboard half and half. The keys to the left of middle C will act as one instrument, the right of middle C will act as another. So ... more
Keyboard for Beginners
Member Name: iDooReview
Advantages: A wide enough range of sounds and presets as well as the pitch bend function
Disadvantages: Keys can seem very light-weight and easy to press, not suitable if you are looking for realism
This keyboard has all of the necessary features that you will need to play the perfect tune. With its layer and split ability, you can easily play more than one instrument at a time.
The layer function allows the user to play 2 instruments simultaneously. for example piano with a layer of strings always goes nice together.
The split function allow the user to split the keyboard half and half. The keys to the left of middle C will act as one instrument, the right of middle C will act as another. So you could play bass on left and guitar on the right. This product has over 100 pre-set percussions and instruments for you to play with.
The pitch bend wheel on the left allows you to add another dimension of sound to your instrument. So if you are playing a pad instrument on the keyboard, you could always use this wheel to easily knock the pitch around a bit creating that spacey sound. As you can easily see, the inbuilt speakers are certainly large enough to be heard. A tri-speaker set on each side ensures that you can hear most sounds. This keyboard is great for someone starting out but if you're looking for a professional sound, you will need to fork out quite a bit more.
The keyboard has a clear enough LCD display to show you which instrument you have and also shows you which keys are currently being pressed. Up to 32 keys can be pressed at the same to if you are that above average player. A sustain pedal can also be plugged into the back of this keyboard to allow that more realistic feel. The keys on this product do feel flimsy as they are not heavy-weighted like a on grand. But they get the job done and allow the touch sensitivity to work.
Basically, great all-round product for beginner musicians has most things you need.
Summary: Great all-round product but mainly aimed at beginners due to the sound quality and key action