These three keyboards are any great addition to the musician looking to get started! Each of these products has many different functions to learn and master. A disclaimer before we begin, however: a keyboard is separate from a synthesizer, keep on the lookout for our article on those! Okay, let’s get started.
This is the ultimate beginner’s keyboard. The starting price for one of these beauties is about $170. It comes pre-loaded with 400 tones as well as 150 rhythm tracks. However, the crown jewel of this piece is the EFX sampler with built-in microphone. Record any sound you like and play it back with varying pitch and speed.
Yamaha PSR e353
The Yamaha PSR e353 is a keyboard for a more moderate musician. It will cost you about $200, however, it has a lot of features for the price. The Yamaha PSR e353 has 573 different tones ranging from your average keyboard tones to some really wacky sounds! It has touch-sensitive keys and an arpeggiator for those classic rock intros or lively dance tracks. You can also save your settings after you’ve set up your perfect tone. Then once it’s all come together the Yamaha PSR e353 has a built-in 2 track recorder. A great keyboard for the value!
The Casio CTK-4400 is an upgraded variation on the Casio CTK-2400. It’s the most expensive at around $300 but well worth the extra dollars. It comes with 800 tones and 180 rhythm tracks for a well-developed sound. It comes with touch-sensitive keys as well as a sampler with a maximum of 8 samples. The built-in arperggiator comes with 90 patterns. All this in a portable package makes for a very useful instrument!