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High-grade keyboard with 700 built-in tones.

From live performances, to composing sessions and music classes, these feature-packed HIGH-GRADE KEYBOARD models do it all. High tone quality, a wide selection of tones and rhythms that suit musical genres from around the globe, and powerful features and functions make these keyboards able to meet just about any music need imaginable.

Song Sequencer
The Song Sequencer provides 16 tracks plus one system track that supports recording of up to five songs and a total of approximately 12,000 notes. Each individual musical instrument part can be recorded to a different track for real multi-track recording capabilities. A full selection of editing tools include event insert, event delete, event copy, quantize, a locator feature for selecting the range of notes to be edited, and more. A step recording function also lets you input notes by specifying the length and pitch. Completed recordings can be converted to SMF (Standard MIDI File) format and stored to an SD memory card.

32-channel Mixer
Button operation can be used for individual simultaneous adjustment of volume, pan, reverb send, and other parameters.

Rhythm Editor
Rhythm Editor lets you combine instrument parts from multiple built-in rhythms, turn individual instrument parts on or off, and adjust volume, pan, reverb, and other parameters to create your own original rhythms. You can even create original rhythms for NORMAL, FILL IN, INTRO, and ENDING accompaniment patterns. You can store up to 10 original rhythms in memory for instant recall whenever you need them.

Multiple Digital Effects
Built-in effects include reverb (10 types), chorus (5 types), and DSP (100 types using 46 effect types including delay, phaser, flanger, wah, rotary, and more). You can apply different effects to a tone to create exactly the sound you want. By adjusting the parameters of the DSP effect types, you can create original DSP effects and store up to 100 original types in memory for later recall.
* DSP and chorus cannot be used simultaneously.

Equalizer
Incorporates five selectable frequency characteristics,including "Bright" for a lively sound emphasizing the treble range and "Powerful" with a stress on volume.

Registration
A simple operation saves the current setup, including tone, rhythm, and other settings for instant recall when you need them. * You even can save tones to which effector effects are being applied. Recalling a registration instantly changes the digital keyboard's setup, making this a great tool for live stage performances. * CTK-6200: 4 sets x 8 banks for 32 setups

Tone Editor
Tone Editor can be used to adjust attack time, release time, cut off, vibrato, reverb, chorus, DSP, and other parameters as desired. You can create distinctively original tones for performances and music creation sessions.

Arpeggiator
With the arpeggiator, you can play various arpeggios and other phrases automatically by simply pressing keys on the keyboard. You can select from 150 different arpeggiato types, including playing arpeggios from a fingered chord, guitar phrases, and more.

SD Memory Card Slot
Song sequencer, tone editor, and other data can be saved to an SD or SDHC memory card. SMF (Standard MIDI File) data stored on an SD or SDHC memory card can be played back on the digital keyboard.

Input/Output Terminals
Different input/output terminals are provided to meet a variety of different needs: an audio in terminal (AUDIO IN) for audio device input that can be output through the speakers, and more. line out terminals (L/MONO, R) for connection of the mixer of a stage PA system or other devices.

USB Port
The USB port provides easy computer and MIDI send/receive connection. It also enables quick and simple transfer of song sequencer, pattern sequencer, tone editor and other data, as well as audio data recorded to an SD memory card from an audio device between the digital keyboard and a computer. Download of a special Data Manager 6.1 application is required in order to transfer data to a computer. *
* Data Manager 6.1 download site:

AHL Sound Source
The sound source is pre-programmed with digital samples of acoustic musical instruments recorded using the most advanced digital technology. Thanks to CASIO original sound technology, the AHL sound source is capable of reproducing all of the natural smoothness of the original waveform.

700 Built-in Tones and 10 User Tones
The AHL sound source delivers a lineup of 700 different built-in tones. You also can store up to 10 of your own original tones for instant recall whenever you need them.

210 Preset Rhythms and Auto Accompaniment
A total of 210 preset rhythms cover a wide range of musical genres, from rock and pops, to jazz, Latin, piano pieces, and more. Simply select the built-in rhythm you want and Auto Accompaniment provides you with backup that is the next best thing to having a professional band at your disposal.

Large Dial
A large operation dial really comes in handy during music creation using sequencer functions and mixer functions.
Display

The display shows the currently selected tone name and rhythm name, along with a wealth of other information. On the sequencer screen, for example, you can check the current status and volume level of each of the 16 tracks, and other setting information at a glance.

Piano-Style Keyboard and Touch Response
The keyboard is designed and engineered to provide a realistic piano experience. Just like a grand piano keyboard, Touch Response causes sound that is output to change in accordance with the amount of pressure applied to the keys.

High-output 2-Way Bass Reflex Speakers
A 7W+7W high-output bass reflex 2-way 4-speaker system delivers rich sound from low range to high. The speakers can be used as high-quality monitoring speakers during performances and music creation sessions.

Pitch Bend Wheel
The pitch bender wheel makes it easy to add realistic sounding guitar choking, sax bending, and other effects to keyboard play.

Music Presets
Music presets provide one-touch access to Auto Accompaniment, tone, reverb, and other settings that are configured in accordance with representative chord progressions. A total of 305 presets let you easily configure the keyboard for a wide variety of different musical styles. In addition to built-in presets, you can create your own original presets (user presets) and store them in memory for later recall.

FEATURES
  • Keyboard
  • Number of keys: 61 Key
  • Key size: Full
  • Aftertouch / Velocity: Velocity Sensitive
  • Key Type: Piano-style
  • Sounds
  • Number of voices: 700
  • Polyphony (max): 48-note
  • Layers: Yes
  • Split: Yes
  • Connectivity
  • AUX input: Stereo mini jack
  • MIDI Connectivity: MIDI In/Out
  • Line output: Unbalanced 1/4" [L/MONO, R]
  • Line input: Not applicable
  • USB Connectivity: Yes
  • Headphone jacks: 1
  • Pedal inputs: 1 (sustain)
  • Storage type: SD memory card slot
  • Expandability available: Not applicable
  • Onboard Features
  • Recording/Playback Both
  • Accompaniment styles: Info not available
  • Preset songs: 5
  • Display: Backlight LCD
  • Effects: Yes
  • Built-in speakers: Yes
  • Pitch bend/Modulation: Pitch bend
  • Other controls: Not applicable
  • Effects
  • Reverb: 10 types
  • Chorus: 5 types
  • Equalizer: 5 settings
  • Arpeggio: Yes
  • Other: Yes
  • Other
  • Width: 37.3" (948mm)
  • Height: 4.8" (122mm)
  • Depth: 15.1" (384mm)
  • Weight: 12.6 lb.
  • Power adapter: Included
  • Sustain pedal sold separately
  • Batteries: 6 x D

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CasioCTK-6250 61 Keys Portable Keyboard
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Portable (14)
  • Good audio (13)
  • Touch sensitive keys (12)
  • Responsive / good action (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Learning (14)
  • Accompaniment (10)
  • MIDI (6)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Electronic music (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7), Novice (6), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice Overall Instrument

I like that this instrument comes with A/C power adapter. There's a 90 degree bend on the plug that connects to the keyboard. I prefer this configuration. It lasts longer than straight...Read complete review

I like that this instrument comes with A/C power adapter. There's a 90 degree bend on the plug that connects to the keyboard. I prefer this configuration. It lasts longer than straight connectors. Also the adapter is no wall wart having a 3 ft cord to the transformer and a 3 ft cord to your power outlet.
The keyboard is very modern looking. The red color of the operations area is dark and deep, not a cheesy reddish-orange/pinkish. The LCD screen is backlit but rudimentary. The information shown on the screen is cramped.
Looking at the keyboard from the audience side it is clean and a nice low profile. The white CASIO logo on black matte finish is going to stand out.

The 7w, 3-way speakers are not as loud as I had hoped, but the audio quality is nice. I had hoped to use the feature of the on-board speakers as keyboard monitors in a stage/PA setting but the volume isn't there.
The volume knob feels shaky and looks and acts like it could be delicate.
Love the keys. Solid feel and the touch sensitivity is very nice.

Over the first day I've had difficulty grasping many of the advanced functions. I'll be using the keyboard in a live band setting as a side instrument/musical tool so I need to know how to get to different tones quickly. Having groups of tones is nice but without a numerical keypad, scrolling to find the right tone in that group is a slow endeavor. Registration Banks that I can use to save tones will make that process much easier and quicker, when I learn to use it.
I like that the input/outputs on the back of the instrument are labeled on the top of the keyboard and can be seen from the playing position.

Overall the instrument looks nice, sounds nice, and plays nicely.
I worry about the durability. I rate it 4 out of 5.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hmmmmm"

For a Prosumer Board, Casio did an excellent job with the Sounds!...Just Superior to the Yamaha YPG235 for fifty less...Where Casio dropped the ball was the speaker system which can...Read complete review

For a Prosumer Board, Casio did an excellent job with the Sounds!...Just Superior to the Yamaha YPG235 for fifty less...Where Casio dropped the ball was the speaker system which can clip easily!...Keys a bit Clack although not supposed to be unless someone actually had this board before me, ,,,When I unpacked it,,it seemed a bit overkill.....Real Good Sounds, Arpeggiators and user friendly though...Gonna move up to a better caliber board....XWP1....From Casio"

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Overall Instrument

By Deech

from St. Joseph, MO.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Ac Adapter
  • Appearance
  • Audio Quality
  • Portable
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys

Cons

  • Difficult to Use
  • Information Window
  • Low volume

Best Uses

  • Home studio
  • Recording

Comments about Casio CTK-6250 61 Keys Portable Keyboard:

I like that this instrument comes with A/C power adapter. There's a 90 degree bend on the plug that connects to the keyboard. I prefer this configuration. It lasts longer than straight connectors. Also the adapter is no wall wart having a 3 ft cord to the transformer and a 3 ft cord to your power outlet.
The keyboard is very modern looking. The red color of the operations area is dark and deep, not a cheesy reddish-orange/pinkish. The LCD screen is backlit but rudimentary. The information shown on the screen is cramped.
Looking at the keyboard from the audience side it is clean and a nice low profile. The white CASIO logo on black matte finish is going to stand out.

The 7w, 3-way speakers are not as loud as I had hoped, but the audio quality is nice. I had hoped to use the feature of the on-board speakers as keyboard monitors in a stage/PA setting but the volume isn't there.
The volume knob feels shaky and looks and acts like it could be delicate.
Love the keys. Solid feel and the touch sensitivity is very nice.

Over the first day I've had difficulty grasping many of the advanced functions. I'll be using the keyboard in a live band setting as a side instrument/musical tool so I need to know how to get to different tones quickly. Having groups of tones is nice but without a numerical keypad, scrolling to find the right tone in that group is a slow endeavor. Registration Banks that I can use to save tones will make that process much easier and quicker, when I learn to use it.
I like that the input/outputs on the back of the instrument are labeled on the top of the keyboard and can be seen from the playing position.

Overall the instrument looks nice, sounds nice, and plays nicely.
I worry about the durability. I rate it 4 out of 5.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this keyboard!

By JamesWJ71

from Warren, Michigan

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Realistic Sound
  • Touch Sensitive Keys

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Learning
    • MIDI

    Comments about Casio CTK-6250 61 Keys Portable Keyboard:

    Last year I got the bug to get a keyboard with realistic sounds that would not cost a fortune.

    I am a total beginner when it comes to playing keyboard (though I have played other instruments for over 30 years) so I did not need the best on the market...even if I could afford something that would be considered more advanced.

    I did a lot of comparisons between different keyboards watching review videos online and I also checked out a few in person at a store.

    The CTK-6250 has excellent piano sounds but, then again many keyboards have had realistic piano sounds since at least the early 90's if not before.

    But, it also has realistic "strings", flute, saxophone and bass just to name a few.

    You can customize the existing sounds to get them more to your liking but, I have yet to do anything like that.

    The keys have pretty good action considering they are not weighted at all. One of the keyboards I tried out in store had semi-weighted keys with realistic piano action. So, if you are used to that feel then you should be aware that you will not have it with this instrument. But it has better action than some of the MIDI controllers I checked into.

    It IS velocity sensitive so you do get a louder sound when you hit the keys harder.

    This is good is you are playing it with the piano sounds but some of the other sounds do not benefit from velocity sensitivity. (I think I read that the velocity sensitivity can be turned off but I have not looked at the manual to be sure.

    That brings us to "EASE OF USE."

    I have not looked at the manual at all and find it easy to use the basic of the CTK-6250. But, I will need to read the manual to figure out how to do some of the more advanced things.

    It has a built in "multi-track recorder" so that you can build your own backing band for songs by recording yourslef playing the various sounds that are available.

    This is not a top of the line keyboard but, I think it could be used for gigs if you wanted to.

    I knew it would not have realistic piano feel since it does not have weighted keys but, I was surprised at the way the keys feel compared to other keyboards that have non-weighted keys. It is a nice compromise between weighted keys and the keys that just give way with very little pressure.

    The bottom line is, if you are looking for a keyboard with good sounds and decent (but not weighted) keys.

    I also learned that not all keyboards come with a power supply (even other Casio models). So, the fact that this comes with the power adapter is a plus.

    The only way you could go wrong in buying this keyboard is to buy it expecting it to be something it is not. So, do your research before buying. Check out video reviews so you can hear some of the sounds it can make.

    As far as features this is the same as the CTK-6200 and is also the same price. But, I liked this one better for the red panel on top.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    good sounds

    By pophat

    from Irvine,Ky

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Realistic Sound

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Electronic Music
    • Learning

    Comments about Casio CTK-6250 61 Keys Portable Keyboard:

    I bought this keyboard thinking it would be smaller and portable. It sounds good but is bigger and heavier than I expected. I still plan to use it for gigs it is user friendly and I am liking the way it sounds. I am happy with this keyboard.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great portable and lightweight kieyboard for the gigging pro

    By medmusic

    from north port fl.

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Pre-programmed music
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Chamber Music
      • Concerts
      • Electronic Music
      • Learning
      • MIDI
      • School Bands
      • Travel

      Comments about Casio CTK-6250 61 Keys Portable Keyboard:

      perfect gigging keyboard for any gig large or small

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Multi puppose Keyboard! Awesome Bargain!

      By Bluesman

      from Modesto, Ca

      About Me Novice

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Excellent What A Bargain
      • Portable
      • Pre-programmed music
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action
      • Touch Sensitive Keys

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Learning

        Comments about Casio CTK-6250 61 Keys Portable Keyboard:

        I am 1st a guitar player. That being said this keyboard is so much fun I am really wanting to learn. I have a Yamaha Console home piano, but this Casio is a blast! Can't beat it in this price range!
        Features galore are off the charts!Rhythm accompany, chords or arpaggios, percussion sounds, effects! I could go on & on!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        More than I expected and a Great Buy

        By Skeeter

        from Great Plains

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        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable
        • Responsive / Good Action

        Cons

        • Poor Instructions

        Best Uses

        • Whatever you're good enough to get away with

        Comments about Casio CTK-6250 61 Keys Portable Keyboard:

        I own a high end keyboard that I've owned for more than 20 years. It cost more than 10 times what I paid for this. This Casio doesn't sound anywhere as good as my old one BUT for the money it's a whale of a buy. This unit has a lot of the new (then) and expensive (then) features that were cutting edge on my old one. Heck, I even saw one being used in a band. I bought this one as a blem (can't find one) at a reduced price which makes it even better.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great buy!

        By GeekX2

        from Tennessee

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Low end price means low end construction

        Best Uses

        • Learning

        Comments about Casio CTK-6250 61 Keys Portable Keyboard:

        This is a great synth for the price range and it does exactly what I expected and need. The sequencer is easy enough to use. The sounds are really good for this price range. I do some arranging but don't have a regular work area so this light, midi compatible keyboard is just what I needed. I also like the 1/4" outputs so I don't have to come out of an earphone jack to my recording deck. I wouldn't suggest this keyboard for anyone who does a lot of performing. For the low end price you get low end construction. Don't get me wrong, it's well built but I don't think it would be rugged enough for road work.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Confusing tone dial, needs numbered keys

        By Buzz saw johnny

        from Illinois

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beginer
        • Nice Color

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Learning
          • MIDI
          • Travel

          Comments about Casio CTK-6250 61 Keys Portable Keyboard:

          Excellent fast shipping. Was not double boxed thou.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Hmmmmm"

          By Lil Dave

          from Florida

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Portable
          • Pre-programmed music
          • Realistic Sound
          • Touch Sensitive Keys

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Learning
            • MIDI
            • Travel

            Comments about Casio CTK-6250 61 Keys Portable Keyboard:

            For a Prosumer Board, Casio did an excellent job with the Sounds!...Just Superior to the Yamaha YPG235 for fifty less...Where Casio dropped the ball was the speaker system which can clip easily!...Keys a bit Clack although not supposed to be unless someone actually had this board before me, ,,,When I unpacked it,,it seemed a bit overkill.....Real Good Sounds, Arpeggiators and user friendly though...Gonna move up to a better caliber board....XWP1....From Casio"

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Fun Keyboard

            By lockmasternm

            from Albq. NM

            About Me Novice

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Decent price tag
            • Realistic Sound
            • Touch Sensitive Keys

            Cons

            • Takes a bit of time to figure out .

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Learning

            Comments about Casio CTK-6250 61 Keys Portable Keyboard:

            Nice little keyboard ,Taking me lots of evenings to figure out everything it does.

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