Casio CTK2300AD Keyboard

£112.00

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Description

  • 61 keys
  • USB connection to computer (recording and composing)
  • 400 tones and 150 rhythms
  • Auto accompaniments for Latin music and other styles 
  • One touch preset automatically sets up the keyboard to match the currently selected rhythm
  • Sampling function allows you to sample a sound from a portable audio player or other device, and then play the sound on the keyboard

Casio CTK2300AD Review

The Casio CTK2300AD is a 61 key keyboard with a USB Port and sampling function. It’s perfect for leisure and developing players, and offers a great deal of opportunity for creativity with 400 tones, 150 rhythms, digital effects and a step-up learning system. The sampling function is a great feature as it allows you to record an external sound and use it within your composition. There’s also five voice pads and the ability to connect a CD/MP3 player, enabling you to play along with your favourite songs.

Sound

At just over £100 you wouldn’t expect too much for this price, but the CTK2300 delivers a lot more. The sounds on here are great, and I especially like the realistic rhythms and accompaniments. It’s the type of keyboard that would be great to gig with at weddings or just in general. Although most performers would probably spend much more, you could easily get away with this on a budget.

Sure, the sound isn’t as good as a more expensive keyboard and you can tell that some of the brass and wind instruments do fall flat through these speakers from time to time. But for the most part I couldn’t fault the sound for the price. If you want to have fun playing, recording and composing in the home, or even if you want to start out with a band with very little money – the CTK2300 is a great place to start.

To give you an idea of what this keyboard is capable of, here is a fantastic demo:

Features

The box includes an adaptor, song book and music rest. You will need to buy your own stand but they aren’t very expensive, and it’s usually the case when purchasing a keyboard. It is very lightweight so extremely portable, and I can see that Casio are trying to offer something for beginners who are looking to test the water. This isn’t to say that a professional would turn their noses up at this, but an experienced player will naturally spend more anyway and look for a more superior sound.

With 400 fairly good quality instruments to choose from and 150 rhythms, you pretty much have everything you need here to become and sound like a keyboard player. One of the main reasons to buy a keyboard is to create songs using the preset rhythms and accompaniments, and to utilise the voices over the top. So you can play a guitar solo, a trumpet solo, or even jam along with an electric piano – the choice is endless.

Price and summary

With so many voices and rhythms to choose from, the Casio CTK2300 offers great value for money. If you are a beginner who is looking to get into the world of keyboard playing and song creation, then this would be a good place to start. There is so much to do on this keyboard that even after a couple of years you probably would have only scratched the surface.

If you want a more realistic instrument sound then you would need to spend at least double or more. So I would certainly advise someone with a higher budget to look elsewhere, but for the beginners out there this would be perfect.

Additional information

Brand

Casio

No. of keys

61 keys

Key weight

Not weighted

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