The Casio LK-S250 is in the top of the line of Casiotone series which is designed for entry level piano.
We will find quite a number of distinguishing features and functions on this keyboard.
Let’s have a look if this keyboard is indeed worth our money and if the sounds are up to par for the money, we spent on it.
The Casiotone series is always known for:
Now let's do a quick rundown on the specifications of the Casio LK-S250.
Features of Casio Casiotone LK-S250 - Portable Digital Keyboard
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The Casio LK-S250 has a carry handle that allows you to just carry it anywhere.
The Casio LK-S250 is very lightweight - 3.3 kg. We can carry it easily.
It is everything a beginner need. It lets us create music wherever and whenever we want.
The design is very slim and stylish. It has around 16 hours of alkaline battery life.
It also has rounded edges and corners which makes it safe to carry.
The Casio LK-S250 comes with 61 full-sized standard keys and has three levels of touch sensitivity.
It has a key lighting system which helps to let us know the by lighting the next key to play.
The Set-up lesson function improves our playing the keyboard by practicing in a four-step format.
We also get 48 notes of polyphony which is plenty if you are a beginner.
The Casio LK-S250 offers an organized layout.
It has few buttons and a full dot LCD screen and dial.
It also has a Home button which enables users to return to their original screen at any point of time.
The Casio LK-S250 comes with 400 different tones ranging from pianos, electric pianos, synthesizer sounds and also some of the ethnic sounds as well.
There are also 77 different rhythms and it comes with a variety of different fillings as well as an intro and ending.
So, we get two variations of the same rhythm. Every rhythm comes with a OneTouch setting which sets the most appropriate voice for that rhythm that we have selected.
We also get 50 different dance music patterns. It will come together with twelve different voice samples that we can use together with our DJ music patterns.
The Casio LK-S250 includes 60 songs that we can play along.
In the Casio LK-S250 we have the panel which allows us to plug in an external pedal and this is assignable via the function button.
It has a USB MIDI jack which allows us to connect to our Chordano play app to have our little lessons from the app.
It also has a microphone in and it comes with effects already applied. There is a microphone volume adjustment knob through which we can adjust its volume.
The Casio LK-S250 has a DC input if you don't want to run this off battery. This can also run off 6 AA batteries. It has an auxilary in, it also has a headphone jack which also function as an audio output.
Let’s have a look at the functions found in the menu of the Casio LK-S250.
We have a transpose feature. We can change our touch response rate of the keys.
We can also turn on and off our key light.
We have 10 different reverbs which we can access with the knob in the Menu section of the keyboard.
We can also configure our pedal sustained in assignable features on our pedal.
We can also control what are the different chord modes and the volume of the rhythm installed as well as our song.
Additional Features :
We have a panel sustain button in case we don't want to bring our pedal along.
We also have a button for increasing or decreasing the tempo.
In the Casio LK-S250 My Setup button functioning is unique because it allows us to store one set of registration to be recalled very quickly.
We get a music stand as well as an instruction manual.
What is really interesting is that the carrying handle is actually the slot where we can put our music stand. This concept is very clever way and it really looks like it's part of the whole package.
Chordana Play App :
The Chordana play app is free for iOS / Android users.
We can easily connect to this app and play our favourite songs.
The app can also be used to download MIDI files.
The USB port connects to any device with no drivers needed. We can also track our scores in the app to make practicing fun and also watch our improvement.
My Experience with Casio LK-S250
Reasons To Buy
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I am very happy with my purchase of the Casio LK-S250. Its worth the money I spent.
Though the speaker's not the highest fidelity but it is definitely good sounding for a small room.
Not all 400 tones sound best but there are many usable tones as well.
I like the fact that 77 of the rhythms are really well programmed and there's a good transition between the intro, the ending, the variation and the feelings.
I am just amazed that at this price level we get five different caught detection modes. I also like that at this price we get the OneTouch setting.
The mic input is also very usable as it makes it a very flexible unit if we just want to sing along and entertain our family and friends in our home.
It's not going to be suitable for a very large venue but for playing around and singing and having fun in a little small group it is definitely unbeatable.