What Casio CTK 2550 Keyboard Offer ?
As we all know Casio is a brand known for making lots of great stuff and one of them is the fabulous portable musical instruments and Casio CTK-2550 is one of them.
This is one of a finest keyboard piano for the beginners. For music students who are exploring their first step on a musical journey find CTK 2550 as one of the best contender in entry level keyboard. The best part is that the price is also highly affordable.
Casio CTK-2550 has 400 different tones to begin with (I remember when I started to learn piano my board was having just 4 tones.)
Some of the most popular tunes on the keyboard are acoustic piano, electric grand pianos, harpsichords, string, brass instrument, basses, drums and lot more. You just need to push the + button on the keyboard for exploring tons of other sounds.
Comparing CTK 2550 With Other Casio BestSeller Keyboards
In-Built Lesson Mode
Dance Music Mode
AiR Sound Technology
Hall Simulator, Reverb Effects
3 Year Warranty
Touch Response Keys
Tone - 600
Rhythms - 180
USB MIDI Port
Light Up Keys
Light Lesson Mode
Tone - 400
Rhythms - 150
Dance & Reverb Effect
Tones - 400
Rhythms - 100
Scaled Hammer Action Keys
Sound Projection Speaker
Key Slider Cover
Casio CTK 2550 Digital Keyboard Detailed Review
Casio CTK-2550 has lots of in-built rhythms and plenty of built-in sounds for students to explore and learn.
One of my favorite feature that the keyboard has is the lesson system.
The lesson system will teach you how to play different songs which comes pre loaded with the keyboard.
In lesson mode the keys which you need to press will get highlighted with a red light installed under each button.
It is really a good feature for beginners or teachers to teach their students.
The lesson mode also allows you to choose which of your hands (left/right) you like to prefer while learning each hand separately.
These light up keys are great to learn but are a bit outdated. Because the Chordana App connectivity offers lots of features and makes learning easy and fast but light up keys is still good.
Another really cool mode that Casio CTK-2550 has is called dance music mode.
So, when you press the dance music mode button the bottom of the keyboard keys lets you turn on and off different elements of beat as per your liking.
There are lots of different dance music style (50) so that you can explore more varieties of sounds and what the result will sound like after mixing couple of tunes.
But if you want to explore/add more sounds than the keyboard also offers a special connection to the Chordana play app which you can download from the iTunes store or Play store.
So you just need to simply connect your iPad to the keyboard via the audio import. Then you need to start the song in the app and you will see the notes displayed on the front screen and then the song will start.
You can even download a MIDI file into the app and transmit it into the keyboard and then the keyboard will teach you how to play your favorite songs.
However the thing to note here is that Casio CTK 2550 cannot be used as a MIDI controller. (Amazon product page incorrectly mentioned that it can be used as a MIDI controller. So it is not compatible to work with music assessment software.)
It also offers 48 note polyphony which is also a great add-on on this budget piano.
61 full size keys are also of quite good built quality. And the keys are quite smooth and touch responsive.
So the Cassio CTK-2550 opens up a whole world of musical possibilities and does so without hurting your pocket.
It also comes with its own power supply so you don’t need to buy anything extra and you can start playing with it right out of the box.
Our Final Thoughts On Casio CTK-2550
In short I can conclude that Casio CTK-2550 is a lightweight, feature loaded digital piano with 61 full size keys with a decent inbuilt speaker. But trust me on this that it is an entry level keyboard and sooner or later if you are interested in music you will find it quite limited with no authentic feel of an real acoustic piano.
Casio CTK 2550 is a good piano to gift, fun or just to begin with.
So, Cassio CTK-2550 opens up a whole world of musical possibilities and does so without burning your hard earned money which is a great plus point.
We hope our Casio CTK-2550 digital piano review come useful to you. If you have any questions or experience with it kindly let us know in the comments below. Your comments keeps us motivated.
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