Casio WK-225 76-Key Touch Sensitive Keyboard with Power Supply Reviews

Casio WK-225 76-Key Touch Sensitive Keyboard with Power Supply

  • 76 note, touch response, piano style keyboard
  • 600 Built-in tones including stereo pianos
  • 180 Rhythm and Accompaniment patterns
  • 48 Note polyphony
  • Large backlit display with notation and fingering display
The Casio WK225 76 Key Keyboard with Power Supply is a portable, touch response, piano style keyboard. The WK225 includes 600 total onboard Tones, 180 Rhythms, and Reverb plus Chorus Digital Effects. It’s also packed with great features, such as Casio's famous Step-up Lesson System, a 5 track recorder, audio inputs for an MP3 player and a class compliant USB port for MIDI. The WK225 76 Key Keyboard comes with an included power supply but it can run on batteries. All this makes the Casio WK225 more powerful and expressive than anything like it.


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  1. Joe Fitzgerald "Joe T. Fitzgerald"
    67 of 68 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Casio WK 225 Portable Keyboard, December 5, 2011
    Joe Fitzgerald “Joe T. Fitzgerald” (Stephenville, Texas, USA) –

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    This review is from: Casio WK-225 76-Key Touch Sensitive Keyboard with Power Supply (Electronics)
    There is a LOT to be said about this product, and I don’t just say that because the manual for it is basically of novelette length. First, while an amateur player will have quite a bit of reading to do vis a vis the manual, it’s because this keyboard has a LOT of features. I recommend that anyone who purchases this product have at least a basic grounding in musical terminology. This product has several features worth going over in more depth, but if you don’t want to spend much time reading, here is a brief listing of the instrument’s more interesting features: It has a phrase by phrase tutorial for every song in the song bank; players can record and edit up to 10 personal tracks, to a total of about 10,000 notes and transfer the music to and from a computer; it has an independent microphone volume control; it has 2 alternate music scales for playing oriental and other eastern musics, it has a 10 second sampling memory for custom tones (up to 6), and aside from strictly musical tones it has a few sound effect tones as well. The keys are touch-responsive, which means that the harder you press the key, the louder the resulting sound. For the novice, touch-responsive is also called “piano style” keys.
    The phrase by phrase tutorial shows you everything you need to know to play every song in the song bank. Using it’s LCD, you can see not only the notes on both the musical scale and which key to press, it also shows you which finger to use to press the keys for a more comfortable and efficient performance. It steps up the lessons from just letting you listen to the music and watch the keys and fingers to playing part of it to playing the whole thing. Note, however, that most of the songs in the song bank are either classics or children’s songs. The only song in the entire song bank that stands out from the rest is “House of the Rising Sun”. No contemporary music is to be had, although you can download new songs from Casio’s website.
    The recording feature will most likely require some reading of the manual for most players. It isn’t perfectly intuitive, but it’s pretty close once you get the hang of it. To connect the keyboard to a computer you will need a USB “B” type connector (like the ones used for most printers). They don’t come included but you can get them cheap on Amazon. Search for USB B adapters. Naturally, your computer will need an “A” connector, so make sure you have the A to B cable or adapter.
    The sound effect tones are an eclectic mix ranging from applause sounds to gunshots to helicopters to seashore wave sounds.
    Be aware that it’s hard to get a good idea of the size of this keyboard from the picture. It’s pretty big. The dimensions of the box are 49.4 in. x 18.2 in. x 7.2 in. (125.5 cm x 46.2 cm x 18.3 cm)and there isn’t a whole lot of foam between the box and the keyboard. You might want to watch closely for it to arrive because it’s large size makes it an obvious target for thieves if left outside. Also consider the weight if ordering this product for a child: it weighs close to 30 lbs. (13.6 kg).
    This is a VERY good product for its price range. I can’t emphasize that enough. It has the features of a keyboard a couple of hundred dollars above its own price tag.


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  2. Ava
    31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good for what I need it for, December 26, 2012

    This review is from: Casio WK-225 76-Key Touch Sensitive Keyboard with Power Supply (Electronics)
    I’ve only had the keyboard for a couple of days, so I can’t really give a detailed review on all the features. What I intend on using it for is as a MIDI device for my computer and to take with me if I ever need to play somewhere where a piano is not available.

    As a MIDI device, it works just fine. I had trouble getting it configured with finale at first, but I believe that was mainly an issue with the program and not the keyboard.

    As far as portability goes, it is just the right size. Not so big that you can’t lug it around but not so dinky that you knock the thing over when you play it on a stand. You definitely need a heavy duty keyboard stand, a table or desk to prop this on.

    The touch on the keyboard is different than I’ve experienced before. The keys have some resistance and are harder to press than most keyboards (other than those with weighted keys). This is good for switching back and forth between a keyboard and piano, however, I am still getting used to it. At times, the keys don’t play because I haven’t struck them just right, particularly the black keys. Overall, this isn’t an issue, and I think it will improve as I get used to it.

    I like many of the voices but the grand piano sound is too electronic sounding for me. I prefer the portable grand sound that comes with most yamaha keyboards. I have to admit that I am quite picky when it comes to the sound of a piano though.

    My children have certainly had fun paying on it, and as a piano teacher, I would recommend this model for students who can’t afford and/or fit a piano or larger keyboard with weighted keys in their home.


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