Casio CTK-7200 Portable Keyboard 61 Key (Discontinued)
For the price the Casio CTK-7200 carries a hefty amount of features that would normally cost much more. So while it is still a beginner to intermediate level performance and practice keyboard, it is also a useful music production tool for seasoned musicians who want to record, arrange and produce tracks.
With its piano style full size keys, the CTK-7200 will feel familiar, but the ridiculously huge number of sounds available to it makes it stand out from the crowd. And it's not just pre-packaged sounds because you can customize or craft your own sound. In addition to its practice and performance friendly bits, the 17-track sequencer and 32-Channel mixer makes this a viable tool for recording and arranging, which is usually reserved for premium arranger keyboards.
- 61 Piano Style Full Size Keys
- Action: Touch Response
- Velocity Sensitive
- LCD Display
- 64-note Polyphony
- 820 sounds, 260 built-in rhythm,
- 17-track Sequencer, 32-Channel Mixer
- 127 DSP Effects and Metronome
- 2 x 7W, 4.72" x 2 + 1.18" x 2 bass-reflex speaker system
- USB MIDI
- Optional Sustain Pedal
- Headphones/Output Jack
- Runs on 6 x D batteries
- Optional DC 9.5V power adapter
- Weight: 14.771 lbs.
Many were simply overwhelmed by the number of features that this keyboard carries, reporting that they find the CTK-7200 to be simply amazing. Even more experienced musicians were impressed by what this keyboard can do, and it's not just about the features, the quality of the build and the sound also received positive mentions. To be specific, there were a number of users who found the electric piano sound to be on the spot, while some found the Hammond organ style sounds to be impressive for the price. Some even reported using this keyboard for live performance through a PA with satisfactory results.
There were a few people with negative comments about the CTK-7200 that wanted the acoustic grand piano sound to be a bit more realistic. There was a user that rated the keyboard poorly because he wanted old school MIDI in/out ports rather than the standard USB that this one is equipped with, something worth considering when you're planning to pair this up with other MIDI devices.
We used to recommend the Casio CTK-7200, however as of October 2017 there are now more highly rated options available which you can find in our guide to The Best Portable Keyboards - MIDI Enabled Under $500.