Casio AP220 Celviano review
The new Casio AP220 has been designed for those pretentious musicians who desire the warm sound and natural feeling of an acoustic piano. Its new age sound source offers a very wide spectrum (anything from Pianissimo to Fortissimo) without any unwanted sound during the transition of these different tonalities. The keyboards have also been improved, thus making it possible to practice some of the most difficult piano techniques.
The technical specifications of the Casio AP220 Celviano are comparable to some of the instruments far exceeding its
Casio AP220 Celviano thus making it an ideal choice for both beginners and virtuoso players. This model has 88 Tri-sensor keys with weighted scale hammer action, 3 sensitivity levels, 4 level stereo samples with a state of the art Linear Morphing System and great acoustic resonance. This digital piano also offers a lot of freedom regarding tonality, with a maximum of 128 polyphony level, 16 tones, 4 reverb, and 4 chorus effects, while also giving the player control over brilliance and layer/split. Being a model recommended for any type of player, the Casio AP220 also has 60 preset songs that beginners or casual players can also jam with.
Regarding its recording and general technical maneuverability, this model is, without any doubt, the dream of any session pianist. With high-quality USB connectivity, temperament, transposition and tuning control the AP220 seems to have everything cover, and if that was not enough, it also has an incorporated metronome that can be set anywhere between 20 and 255 bpm.
This Casio model also includes an AC adaptor, 3 pedals (Damper, Soft, Sostenuto), a matching bench, music stand, and scorebook, making any other investments not necessary (a big advantage, considering that most digital pianos don’t even come with an adapter).
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People who have played it also consider it to be a five-star instrument, being appropriate for both professional musicians, and also a useful learning instrument (due to the fact that it does not offer a lot of distractions such as LEDs or other unnecessary accessories that children might find “interesting”). Most owners are satisfied with the fact that the Casio AP220 comes very close to sounding and feeling like a traditional acoustic piano, while at the same time being nowhere to the maintenance cost of a full-scale piano.
With a lot of advantages and positive reviews, this model can easily be compared with some of the more expensive instruments, and even exceed a lot of them from a quality/price ratio perspective.