Casio CTK-4400 Portable Keyboard 61 Key (Discontinued)
The Casio CTK-4400 is a versatile and affordable portable keyboard with switchable touch sensitivity levels, wide sound library and other extra features.
The ability to choose between two sensitivity levels is impressive given its price tag, allowing you to tweak the feel of the keybed to match your playing style.
On top of that, the CTK-4400 gives you a staggering number of sounds to play with, totaling 600, which is more than enough for most styles of music.
Improved playability and the extra sounds easily justify the small price difference it has over other cheaper entry-level keyboards, but its value goes even higher with its improved sampling and 6-track recording.
- 61 Synth Style Full Size Keys
- Action: Touch Response
- Velocity Sensitive
- 48-note Polyphony
- 600 sounds, 180 built-in rhythm
- 6-track Sequencer
- 152 song presets, 10 digital effects
- 2-way Stereo 12cm Speakers
- USB MIDI
- Optional Sustain Pedal
- Headphones/Output Jack
- Runs on 6 x AA batteries
- Includedl DC 9.5V power adapter
- Weight: 10.14 lbs.
It's not surprising to find that many reviewers recommend the CTK-4400 as a great beginners keyboard, especially when considering its playability and versatility for the price. Most of the comments also mention that they are using the keyboard for formal lessons, and that it has met their expectations quite well. The keyboard's piano sounds (including its variants) were reported to be of good quality, along with the reverb effect that ups the realism of the piano sound.
There were a few reports that complained about the buzzing sound of the speakers, specifically when the volume is set high. Unfortunately the quality of the bundled items (which include the headset and stand) caused some reviewers to give it slightly lower scores.
This touch sensitive portable keyboard gives you quite a lot of bang for your hard earned cash. Factoring in its high rating makes it very easy to recommended.
Unfortunately it's difficult to find a new one for sale these days, however you can check out the alternatives in our guide to The Best Portable Keyboards.