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Casio WK-7500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation Condition 2 - Blemished 886830212734

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Casio's best keyboard workstation offers sound-creation and live-performance features.

Casio' flagship WK-7500 delivers an unprecedented level of power and music-making capabilities in a highly affordable workstation. Along with high-quality sounds and a 17-track sequencer, the WK-7500 also has the ability to record audio. Even sounds from external instruments can be mixed and recorded. You can plug-in a microphone, guitar, bass, or other instruments, play along with instrument tracks within the WK-7500, and save to SDHC storage cards. Plus with included Data Manager software, you can mix down to a stereo WAV file. The WK-7500 also features large LCD display screens, nine physical sliders for mixing capabilities, and an organ drawbar mode.

Multi-track Recorder Capabilities:

The Song Sequencer provides 16 tracks plus one system track that supports recording of up to five songs and a total of approximately 30,000 notes. Each individual musical instrument part can be recorded to a different track for real multi-track recording capabilities. In addition to real-time recording of keyboard and Auto Accompaniment play, the Song Sequencer also supports punch-in and punch-out spot recording of specific parts of a song, and event-editing lets you edit recorded data note-by-note. 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:
Nine sliders, one for each channel, can be used for individual simultaneous adjustment of volume, pan, reverb send, and other parameters. Sound input from an external source via the MIC IN terminal and INST IN terminal can also be adjusted as desired.

Pattern Sequencer:
Up to eight tracks (drum, percussion, bass, chord 1 through chord 5) can be edited to create original accompaniment patterns (Intro, Normal, Normal Fill-in, Variation, Variation Fill-in). In addition to recording over each individual accompaniment part of an existing rhythm, and event editing function gives you total control over each aspect of recorded data, an Easy Edit function lets you combine accompaniment from multiple built-in rhythms to create original rhythms, and mixer capabilities give you control over the tones, volume levels, reverb, and other parameters of each part. A full selection of editing tools include event insert, event delete, event copy, quantize, and more. Memory is provided for storage of up to 100 different user rhythms, which can be recalled with the touch of a key.

Audio Recording and Playback:
Keyboard play, Auto Accompaniment, Song Sequencer play, and sound input via the Inst In and/or Mic In terminals can be recorded as digital audio data to an SD memory card inserted in the card slot for later playback. Of course, you can play along on the keyboard during playback from an SD memory card (not included). Saved audio files can also be transferred to a computer connected via USB for long-term storage. Special Data Manager 6.0 application software, downloadable from Casio' website, can be used to convert data to WAV format, which can be played back on a computer. All of this greatly simplifies the task of creating original demo recordings.

* Note: To perform the operations described above, you will need to obtain an SD memory card or SDHC memory card with a capacity between 2GB and 32GB. (See #485547).

Multiple Digital Effects
Built-in effects include reverb (10 types), chorus (five 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.

* Note: DSP and chorus cannot be used simultaneously.

Drawbar Organ Function:
50 specially selected, often-used preset drawbar settings come built-in. A few simple operations produce a digital reproduction of powerful, deep drawbar organ sound that is the dream of every keyboardist. A rotary speaker is simulated using a built-in DSP for the distinctive sound effect of drawbar organ speakers. Like a drawbar organ, nine sliders can be used to change harmonic overtone level settings and to create sounds by adding a harmonic percussion effect in real time as you play. You can edit the parameters of the distinctive percussion effect and click sound of a drawbar organ to create original drawbar organ tones, and save up to 50 of your creations in memory for later recall.

Registration”A Tool For Live Performances:
A simple operation saves the current setup, including tone, rhythm, and other settings for instant recall when you need them. The WK-7500 has 6 sets x 16 banks for saving 96 setups. You even can save tones that effector effects are being applied to. Recalling a registration instantly changes the digital keyboard's setup, making this a great tool for live stage performances.

Tone Editor:
Tone Editor can be used to adjust attack time, release time, cutoff, 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, pattern sequencer, tone editor, and other data can be saved to an SD or SDHC memory card. An Audio Record function can be used to record digital audio data. 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: line out terminals (L/MONO, R) for connection of the mixer of a stage PA system or other devices, an INST IN terminal and a MIC IN terminal for connection of a musical instrument or microphone, an audio in terminal (AUDIO IN) for audio device input that can be output through the speakers, and more.

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 6.0 application is required in order to transfer data to a computer.

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. The AHL sound source delivers a lineup of 800 different built-in tones. You also can store up to 100 of your own original tones for instant recall whenever you need them.

250 Preset Rhythms and Auto Accompaniment:
A total of 250 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.

Sliders and Large Dial:
Nine sliders are provided for drawbar organ settings and mixer operations. 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 and Modulation Button:
The pitch bender wheel makes it easy to add realistic sounding guitar choking, sax bending, and other effects to keyboard play. This in combination with the modulation button for applying vibrato and other effects puts a wide range of playing versatility at your fingertips.

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
Piano-style keyboard and touch response
800 factory tones and 100 user tones
250 preset rhythms and auto-accompaniment
17-channel song sequencer records up to 5 songs (30,000 notes)
Audio recording and playback on SD/SDHC memory card
32-channel mixer
Pattern sequencer
Multiple digital effects
Drawbar organ function
Save up to 96 performance setups
Tone editor
Arpeggiator
SD memory card slot
AHL sound source
9 sliders and large operation dial
USB port
Input/Output terminals
Display
SPECIFICATIONS
76 piano-style keys
Touch Response (2 sensitivity levels, off)
64-note polyphony (maximum)
800 built-in tones (including 50 drawbar organ tones)
250 rhythms including 106 ethnic rhythms and 20 patterns for piano play
Pattern sequencer
Auto-accompaniment
Music Preset (305 presets) with chord progression, chord edit
Registration (16 banks x 6 sets for 96 setups)
One-Touch Preset (250 presets)
Drawbar organ function
Digital effects: Reverb 10 types, chorus 5 types (Simultaneous use with DSP not supported), DSP 100 preset / 100 user (Simultaneous use with chorus not supported)
Metronome
Auto Harmonize (12 types)
Arpeggiator (150 types)
MIDI: 16-channel multi-timbre received, GM level 1 standard
Amplifier: 7W + 7W
Size (W x D x H): 46-3/4 x 15-11/16 x 5-7/8 (1,187 x 399 x 149 mm)
Weight: 19.6 lb. (8.9 kg)
Batteries: D-size x 6 (Not Included)
AC adaptor: AD-A12150LW
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CasioWK-7500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Portable (4)
  • Responsive / good action (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (5)
  • Electronic music (4)
  • MIDI (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fabulous Service and a Great Price!

The sales staff at Musician'Friend have be fantastic to work with. Helpful and professional. I highly recommend them. I have purchased a ton of studio gear over the past few weeks and all...Read complete review

The sales staff at Musician'Friend have be fantastic to work with. Helpful and professional. I highly recommend them. I have purchased a ton of studio gear over the past few weeks and all my purchases were made at competitive prices. They even price matched several items without a hitch.
You can't go wrong dealing with this firm.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Generally good value, some drawbacks for performing players

The piano sounds and electric piano sounds and organs are great sounds but there are only 2 samples: quiet & loud. The tine piano sounds have a loud attack and a...Read complete review

The piano sounds and electric piano sounds and organs are great sounds but there are only 2 samples: quiet & loud. The tine piano sounds have a loud attack and a soft: no nuance to the touch and unpleasant volume/attack things happen. The drawbars do not work well because there is a fader-latch like thing when you first turn on organ mode, and you have to move/reset them to get them to register where they are at. The world sounds are pretty good too. The percussion, mallets are nice. The synth bank is well-rounded in content but not mind-blowing. Brass & strings are typical for this class of keyboard. It is also too thick and bulky for my taste in a portable arranger. Not too bad in weight but heavier than I would've wanted in a plastic keyboard. Because I am a performing musician (both stage & studio) and favor playability & sound quality/realism over loads of features I sent it back with a decision to go up toward higher caliber arrangers or performance keyboards with a lot of pro sounds on board
1/4" outputs, tons of neat sounds including world stuff, arpeggiator, drawbar organ with rotor on/off & fast/slow simulator, 76 keys, full arranging sequencing & recording capability: This is an amazing collection of features that no other board in it's class has all of at the same time. It seemed perfect, but read on, because not all these features were of sufficient quality.
Casio's build quality and sound quality keeps improving. The plastic casing seems robust for a home or light-duty user. Still not sure it'd hold up to frequent road gigs. The buttons are a bit soft and require a careful push. This is especially problematic when you're trying to hit the fill-in/intro auto accompaniment stuff in mid-song. The banks of patches become challenging to get thru to find a specific one quickly. I encountered troubles with how the the arpeggio/harmony thing works, never clearly figured it out, again impedes quick changes in that area. The keys, even for unweighted ones, felt solid with minimal clicking noise when pushed, yet seemed stiff in an odd way.
a lot of features, nice price, but in the end you get what you pay for

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(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Worth the money by far

By Doctor Joe

from Nashville

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Comments about Casio WK-7500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

I am glad I bought this keyboard. It fits my basic needs for now.
45 year gig-professional and music teacher - retired

I worked on another casio keyboard in teaching for the last five years I taught and it held up to daily pounding. This top-of-their-line keyboard seems to follow in the same line. If CASIO had another level of keyboard, I would have bought it instead, but I bought this one based on the many YouTube videos I watched.

I have had it for three weeks now and am duly impressed with the capabilities for what I wanted - a studio knock-around that is portable enough to take and play weddings, parties, etc. Recording is easy to start, however, stacking and recording the different tracks is not something I have tried. It is not always quickly apparent.

I am running this through a Mac laptop or an iPad at times. I have terrific recording software in the laptop and plan to record into there when I get up to speed. I have connected it to the iPad and can address the sounds in my Garageband software, playing them instead of the keyboard internal sounds. I use this keyboard mostly in my ManCave studio.

THE MANUAL IS TERRIFIC -- For technical manuals, it has step by step instructions (in several languages, of course) and leads you through most processes any beginner would need. The "feel" of the keys is more like an organ but the touch response is better than I expected. I would buy this keyboard again, so far. The sound samples are pretty basic, but what you would expect for this level of keyboard. The keyboard sounds need a little tweaking for my ear, but all sounds are addressable and can be modified, so that was not a problem. Minor changes in attack and release in the Rhodes keyboard sound made a huge difference, for example. The drawbar organ samples are right on the money. The horn sounds are rather primitive but will be OK hidden in a multi-track basic recording. I did not notice the key "clicking" that other users mentioned.
The fit and finish of this keyboard is solid and does not feel "cheap." All functions are labeled but difficult to read in dim lighting. Sound samples are spread a little thin in several instances Orchestra sounds are not as good as the keyboard samples.
For the money, a good workstation- similar capabilities to Yamaha M8 or Korg M50 at less than half the price.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT KEYBOARD/WORKSTATION

By Ed BonGiovanni

from Potomac Falls, VA (D.C. Suburbs)

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Comments about Casio WK-7500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

The only possible improvements would involve the labels on the instrument which can be difficult to read in certain lighting situations. I'm sure that, as I get to know the keyboard better, these things will become less significant and I'll be selecting by rote and memory rather than by reading.
I have and continue to use other CASIO keyboard products, but this one is by far their best offering.
With true-feeling keyboard action and a chart of available sounds which I'm only beginning to learn, it is truly an amazing instrument for it's price. I demoed several competitors in the (relative) price range and none, repeat none of them hold a candle to this axe. Thanks, CASIO !
As good as many competitors...better than most !
As above, for the price it truly can not be beat !!!

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

FANTASTIC KEYBOARD!

By MusicMogul53

from Las Vegas, NV

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Comments about Casio WK-7500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

This is a fantastic keyboard for the price. You can't find another keyboard
in this price range that offers as many features as the Casio WK-7500. Great
piano sounds, drawbar organ with 9 sliders, 16 track sequencer and lots of
great sounds. I would recommend this keyboard to anyone looking for a
workstation that won't break the bank but will deliver amazing results!
This keyboard has all the features necessary to create fantastic demos
and backing tracks. Great stereo and electric pianos, strings, synths and
drums. Amazing drawbar organ sounds with 9 sliders to customize the
organ sounds. 32 channel mixer and can also record audio.
The quality is quite good considering the keyboard's plastic construction.
This is a great value considering all that's packed into this keyboard. 16 track sequencer,
drawbar organ and lots of other amazing sounds.

(9 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Unfortunately, You Get What You Pay For

By Andrew

from Monterey Bay, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Lots of features
  • Low price

Cons

  • Difficult to Use
  • User Unfriendly Controls

Best Uses

    Comments about Casio WK-7500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

    You should know that this review is based on trying out Casio WK7500 for about 35 minutes in a music store. I'm very experienced user of electronic keyboards: I own a Yamaha PSR 550 (a very similar PSR 650 is the current equivalent); it's a competitor to this Casio keyboard though it sells for about $300 more. I've owned several arranger workstation style keyboards over the last 25 years, and have tried quite a lot of others. Since the Casio has gotten so many glowing consumer reviews here and on other vendor websites, I thought I'd share my mostly negative impressions about it.

    I thought the instrumental sounds very inferior to my Yamaha PSR 550, when listened to on the built in speakers. When listed to with headphones (and I imagine when played through external amplified speakers or amplifier) the Casio sounded quite a lot better, but many of the instument sounds were still inferior to the Yamaha, especially guitar sounds. The Casio piano sounds were fairly good.

    Despite what I read from two or three consumer reviewers, tweaking the perameters for instument sounds proved impossible to figure out. I got down into the menu where settings can be changed, but the keyboard refused to respond to every conceivable button combination I could see. I could not get the arpegiator to work at all. True I did not have an instuction booklet, but this Casio was either far more difficult to figure out than most other keyboards I've tried, or was broken (not a testiment to it's durability, since keyboards don't get a lot of use in the music store I was at).

    The keyboard action was OK, but not any better than other keyboards near it's price range, despite what a couple of reviewers said.

    The control buttons are very logically laid out, but seem fragile. They are not lighted and are all black; the result is they would be difficult to see in a dimly lit room, and it would be difficult to tell whether any particular button has been turned on or off. The display, where current settings are shown and the control menu accessed, is small, low resolution, with primitive graphics; it's considerably worse than the display on my Yamaha PSR 550, which means it's really awful.

    To tweak the settings on this keyboard you have to go through multiple levels of menus, hitting a selection button for each menu before you can get to the next level down; it's slow and frustrating, user unfriendly.

    On the plus side the Casio offers all sorts of potentially useful features that you'd have to pay a ton more for on Yamaha and other competitor keyboards, 76 keys vs. 61, line output jacks, arpegiator, etc. And the Casio certainly is inexpensive compared to the competition.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Casio Workstation...

    By Community User

    from West Virginia

    Comments about Casio WK-7500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

    Obviously, I am very happy with this new Casio WK-7500. It has great sounds, wonderful features, and consumer/pro audio configurations that you can help make some very descent work recordings, and showcase your songs. You can make your own "minus one" (Karoke type) recordings to sing along with your favorite songs. Simply use the Casio cord system to input the chord progression into the song sequencer, then play it back and sing. Save your recordings and have fun.
    When making this rating, you must realize that there really is no consumer unit that will compare with the Casio WK-7500. If you wish to go into the stratospheric dollars one needs to spend for professional gear, you put yourself into a completely different category. I have seen reviews that put down quality, because there was perhaps a manufacturer defect, but this is something that would be covered by a warrantee.

    I demonstrated Casio MIDI keyboards in 1986, when MIDI was first coming out. Casio has always given the comsumer more bang for their buck than any other keyboard company, in my humble opinion. It is absolutely amazing what this keyboard will do.

    Most people who buy a unit like this never even use the features it has to offer. This unit is a budget songwriter's dream.
    I addressed quality in the previous "Features" comment. Casio is a dependable keyboard manufacturer. Many of the units that I sold in 1986 are still in demand today. Compare Casio to their own consumer base competition, not some high priced professional gear. What you get is an amazing ability to work with your music, and the upgrades to this keyboard from previous models, of which I have owned many (three in the WK category), are absolutely mind boggling.
    The value for this unit is incomparable... It is value priced.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Got everything you need ...

    By Daniel Gideon

    from Canada

    Comments about Casio WK-7500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

    IT ain't a Motif or an M3, but hell, if that's really what you want you wouldn't be looking at a Casio anyway. If you want the next best thing, with a little less touch, but lots of bang for the buck, this is where to go.
    Lots of features, relatively easy to use. Even without resorting to the manual, your able to figure out how to use basic features like split keys and arpegio settings. Very intuative. Some easily accessible organ adjustments are not available for quick editing, an overdrive knob would have been nice to have. A switch to turn off the organ clicking if you don't want it would have also been nice. I find the variety of sounds available and the qualities far exceeded my expectations.
    So far it's holding up fine, but it has only been two weeks, for such a lightweight piece of equipment, it seems to have the appearance of much greater mass. The piano-style keyboard isn't real piano action, but something a little springier. Not like an organ, better than a synth, but not a Piano feel. But after a couple of weeks I've gotten used to it and when I go back to my old dieing Yamaha piano, I find the Yam too hard. Which was always what I felt about Yam's designs. Roland still has my fav touch and feel for Pianos. But like everyone else said, for the buck you are getting a great product.
    Can't argue with the value of what you get here versus the price you pay. Maybe it has a stigma of not being a big name on a professional level, but this past summer after I saw an orchestra play where their keyboardist was using a Casio, it got me reconsidering the name. Sure I had no hesitation buying a mini casio for my kids when they were small, but I always said when I buy real keyboards, I'll only consider the big names like Roland, Yamaha, Korg. But now I have been converted. Over the years the big three got enuf of my mo, now I thank Casio, to help me keep it in me own pocket!

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Not Perfect - but also not $3000

    By SpecialK

    from near Chicago & outside of Green Bay

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great In Live Performance
    • Portable
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

    • It Says Casio In Front

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Casio WK-7500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

    Okay, I've been playing professionally since 1970 and taught band and choir since '77. What I would have given for a keyboard with these features years ago. I've gone through "many" keyboards, always looking for great sound, great feel and fairly easy to use for live use with my band and school. I bought this 2 years ago just for the lightness, piano and great organ sounds (with drawbars) and the cool rhythm machine. Turns out it has really nice electric pianos, strings, etc., with layering and splits. It costs less than most drum machines - and the rhythms and ability to use them for live solo/duo gigs is incredible. I use it as my 2nd keyboard in a setup with a Korg grand, synth pedals, bass station keyboard and multiple modules along with vocals and trumpet. It does so much for so little $$$. I've used it by itself sitting in with bands that needed primarily B3 organ and some piano. Under 20 lbs - even with the batteries!
    I must admit, though, I had an engraved plate made up to cover the word "Casio" in the front - there is still a bit of a stigma with being a professional with a Casio. I just wish Casio would come up with another name like their Privia line for instruments like this - people tend to stereotype the name Casio with consumer stuff. Outside of the auto rhythms I don't use recordings or sequences when playing live. I haven't even started using the recording features yet, but there is a lot there. Oh, yeah - it's got speakers that you can use while it's plugged into an external amp or mixer - cool! Could say more - but for the money you can't beat it. Get one!

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My opinion of my new Casio WK7500

    By John Baker

    from Central Florida

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    Comments about Casio WK-7500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

    While I have not yet owned the Casio long enough to learn how to use all the onboard features, one that I did get into is the tone creator. I have had a fondness of the old Clavioline of the 50's and 60's with 'Telestar' as one of my all time favorite pieces. I was able to reproduce the voice almost exactly of the 'Telestar' melody.
    My first portable keyboard is a Yamaha PSR-900 that I purchased about 4 years ago, so my review of the Casio is slightly biased because of the Yammy. Even before I made the purchase I did a lot of research online at various music instrument vendors and on You Tube. There were also visits to local brick and mortar shops for some hands-on experience. The overall feeling about the keyboard is getting a lot of value for not so much money. I chose it because it gives me a drawbar organ that is not conveniently available on my Yammy and makes up for some of the features missing on the Yamaha. Both keyboards are in a stack with the Casio on top and the two of them are face to face with my Roland digital spinet piano. They all make a great suite to satisfy my keyboard performance and learning effort.

    The only feature I miss on this new Casio is MIDI. I really would have liked to joined the two keyboards together and with my iMac.
    Again, the Casio is a great bargain for what I paid for it but the quality is a little less than the Yamaha. The push buttons have a less tactile feel and require more attention to make an accurite press. The lcd is not as clear as the Yammy either.
    As I already mentioned, this keyboard is outstanding value. It packs a lot of features for its cost. My Yamaha cost three times more and doesn't give me three times more features.

    (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Top

    By MusicG1rl

    from VA

    Comments about Casio WK-7500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

    The Casio MK-7500 is a GREAT keyboard for the price - an amazing arranger in its price range (really the only one like it), and the piano sounds are pretty good. However, the first one I tried had a broken high G (it would play sporadically) and the B keys clacked like crazy, especially if you play chords and hit the middle of the key. If this is a problem, this might not be the keyboard for you. I had to turn the volume up really high to drown it out.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    CASIO WK-7500 Workstation

    By Ricky La Salle

    from Southwest Louisiana

    Comments about Casio WK-7500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

    Like i said before a great keyboard and i already have a friend buying one as we speak.
    Couldn't ask for a better keyboard for the money. Weighs next to nothing to carry around. Has great sounds to choose from and the organ drawbar ability is just what i was looking for. Being able to split tones on the keys and save these settings to a bank for quick set ups on a gig is just what i needed. My only complaint is that the settings window that's lit up in the center of the keyboard is the only place that's lit up making other settings hard to go to in the dim lighting in most clubs. So far that's my only problem with this keyboard.
    Hard to beat the price for what you get.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Review of Casio WK-7500

    By Mark Halliday

    from Marina, CA

    Comments about Casio WK-7500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

    Wish they included a soft bag with it, as well as a sustain pedal. Like the speakers.
    The Casio WK-7500 is pretty good for the price. I notice hearing a clicking sound when using the keys. It is a lot of fun to pay though, and most of the instructions I've read through so far are understandable. Some sounds are cheesy or sound very close to others, but a good buy for the price. The built-in speakers have pretty good sound quality, but not so loud as to bother the neighbors. The accompaniements fills kinda motivate you to keep jamming even after the song is over--fun!
    Very good for the price. Haven't gotten into the arpeggio, sequencing, and recording functions on it yet, but the other aspects are cool.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fabulous Service and a Great Price!

    By sawcutdreams

    from Pocatello, Idaho

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    Pros

    • Great price
    • Great Service
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action

    Cons

    • No Complaints At All

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Electronic Music
    • MIDI

    Comments about Casio WK-7500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

    The sales staff at Musician'Friend have be fantastic to work with. Helpful and professional. I highly recommend them. I have purchased a ton of studio gear over the past few weeks and all my purchases were made at competitive prices. They even price matched several items without a hitch.
    You can't go wrong dealing with this firm.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    wk-7500 keyboard

    By Robert

    from Ridgecrest, Ca

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Responsive / Good Action

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Concerts
      • Electronic Music
      • Learning

      Comments about Casio WK-7500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

      After unpacking the keyboard and playing it for a
      couple hours I would have to say that it is definitely a keeper. I like the organ,vibraphone,and some of the piano sounds. I plan on tweaking the piano sounds to my liking.The keys are very comfortable to play. The instructions are easy to follow and the board is user friendly. Good instructions are a must for me because I am pretty much computer challenged.
      Bottom line: I have no regrets, I would buy it again...

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Generally good value, some drawbacks for performing players

      By Purplecarrot Productions

      from midwest

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      Comments about Casio WK-7500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

      The piano sounds and electric piano sounds and organs are great sounds but there are only 2 samples: quiet & loud. The tine piano sounds have a loud attack and a soft: no nuance to the touch and unpleasant volume/attack things happen. The drawbars do not work well because there is a fader-latch like thing when you first turn on organ mode, and you have to move/reset them to get them to register where they are at. The world sounds are pretty good too. The percussion, mallets are nice. The synth bank is well-rounded in content but not mind-blowing. Brass & strings are typical for this class of keyboard. It is also too thick and bulky for my taste in a portable arranger. Not too bad in weight but heavier than I would've wanted in a plastic keyboard. Because I am a performing musician (both stage & studio) and favor playability & sound quality/realism over loads of features I sent it back with a decision to go up toward higher caliber arrangers or performance keyboards with a lot of pro sounds on board
      1/4" outputs, tons of neat sounds including world stuff, arpeggiator, drawbar organ with rotor on/off & fast/slow simulator, 76 keys, full arranging sequencing & recording capability: This is an amazing collection of features that no other board in it's class has all of at the same time. It seemed perfect, but read on, because not all these features were of sufficient quality.
      Casio's build quality and sound quality keeps improving. The plastic casing seems robust for a home or light-duty user. Still not sure it'd hold up to frequent road gigs. The buttons are a bit soft and require a careful push. This is especially problematic when you're trying to hit the fill-in/intro auto accompaniment stuff in mid-song. The banks of patches become challenging to get thru to find a specific one quickly. I encountered troubles with how the the arpeggio/harmony thing works, never clearly figured it out, again impedes quick changes in that area. The keys, even for unweighted ones, felt solid with minimal clicking noise when pushed, yet seemed stiff in an odd way.
      a lot of features, nice price, but in the end you get what you pay for

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Sorta Kinda OK....

      By Sammy J

      from Western Ma

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      Pros

      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action

      Cons

      • Complicated interface
      • Difficult to Use

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment

      Comments about Casio WK-7500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

      Tough call to make on this one. This unit is great for playing with tons of really good sounds. It's when you get into the sequencing and mixing work station side of it things it gets complicated real quick. Casio tries to do everything here and in doing so comes up with a train wreck of an interface. It does what it says it will, but just not real well......In the end I would have to say to just get a good keyboard and go another route for writing and recording ideas.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great deal on damaged item; nice keyboar

      By scott

      from Kentucky

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      Pros

      • Portable
      • Realistic Sound

      Cons

      • Poor Action

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Composition
      • Electronic Music
      • Learning
      • MIDI

      Comments about Casio WK-7500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

      Before commenting on the keyboard, I want to praise Musician's Friend for the great deal I was able to get. I bought this item as a 'condition-4, needs repair' item. While I was concerned there might be more wrong with the keyboard than what was described, the steep discount was too good of a deal to pass up. When it arrived, the condition was exactly as described. A simple repair, taking less than an hour was all that it needed to restore it to like-new condition.

      While even better detail and pics of defects similar to what one might see on e-bay would be a welcome improvement in their listings, nevertheless I would be confident to buy fix-r-uppers from them again. I couldn't be happier with the deal I got.

      Regarding the Casio WK-7500 keyboard, it is the first keyboard I have ever own outside a real piano. I am an advanced pianist, but limited to classical repertoire. I wanted the Casio so that I could enjoy some alternate voicing such as organ and harpsichord, as well as using it for composition and arranging.

      I am very happy with this keyboard overall and can recommend it for general use. Here are some specifics:

      Keys
      While not weighted, they are the same size as a real piano, unlike a lot of cheaper keyboards. That aspect is very important to anyone who plays piano. On the downside, it is difficult to impossible to strike a tone when 'choked-up' toward the inside edge of the keys. As a result, one must be careful to adjust their playing style to keep well toward the outer edge. This is usually only a problem with some classical pieces, and may be a consequence of them not being weighted.

      Voices/Tones
      These are well organized and easy to select. There are a bunch of mediocre ones and a lot of trivial variations, but there are some real gems as well. I find having even subtle voice changes can enhance the pleasure of many pieces, including classical ones. I was hoping for a realistic harpsichord tone, but all seem to have a least a bit of electronic quality to them. Nevertheless, they are still pretty good. There are good organ tones as well. Playing Bach's famous Toccata in G-minor sounds just like a big pipe organ. It actually sounds better on the built-in speakers (cranked way up) than on my Koss headphones.

      Usability
      As other reviewers have said, getting to various features is non-intuitive, but what else is new for such a complicated instrument with a limited interface? The best approach is to try to learn a new control everyday, user manual in hand. It isn't too difficult to do once you memorize the controls needed.

      Composition
      I haven't yet used the sequencer, but have recorded some of my own songs. It has an easy record button, and it is really easy to use, so if you get inspiration just before bed, you can easily record your motif before retiring, knowing that it will be there in the morning.

      Conclusion
      Overall I recommend this keyboard for everyone except pros needed something more high end. With a realistic keyboard and excellent tones, it is excellent for learning piano, having fun and enjoying music wherever you go. When you are ready to do more - sequencing, composition, etc., it also has what you need.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good value keyboard

      By devoman

      from Sumter, SC

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Hard To Use Sequencer
      • Keys Are Lightweight

      Best Uses

        Comments about Casio WK-7500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

        Using the basic features is easy and rewarding. Having the ability to save setups is terrific. For the money, it is hard to beat. That said, it is NOT weighted keys (none in this price range are), and the keys are beginning to feel a little loose. However, they still play and respond well. The sequencer and pattern features are nice, but I am struggling with figuring out how to use it all. There are some great videos out there on using garage band and an ipad with the keyboard, and this works well. If this is the goal though, get a WK2000 - why spend the extra if you are going to use the sounds from the ipad? I bought this model primarily for the sounds and for having the organ features.

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