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simondhopkins 04/19/2014

Casio WK-3000 : simondhopkins's user review

« Bought from ebay for £55 »

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Great DSP
Good pianos, even better is the software supplied by casio to make your own using velocity curves and have made a killer vc switched m1 piano.

Can import rythms from Roland and yamaha using third party software.

Importing wav files using the casio software must be in 16bit as won't recognize 24bit, but this is a home keyboard and is no detriment to the system, considering cds use 16bit 44.1khz sample rate so pointless in my opinion to use a higher bit rate.

Pitch bend wheel has a decent action without too much resistance.

Mod button, but if you have a dremel there is a solder point and screw mounts in the chassis to fit a mod wheel from the high models and it works. (or just take a lead from it, put a 1/4" jack on it and plug in an expression pedal again works great on drawbar mode)

Can also solder in line out sockets direct form the amplifier board as its the same one from the wk3500 so just get 2 sockets and drill out the blanks on the back panel.


Sound editing on the board itself is a bit cumbersome, but using the software supplied by casio and a decent usb to midi (do not use the cheap ebay ones they hate sys-ex and won't work). I use a eridol UM-2. And you can edit parameters on the fly with a click of a mouse or touchscreen even better.


For £55 this is a hell of a bargin for me.

Had a korg x3 and got rid of it for this, do I want the x3 back? NO.

Love it and if it dies I will buy another version of this whether is the 3000/3100/3200/35000/8000 of this range. Will not buy the newer ctk-7200 as it don't sound as warm as this does, and the drawbar sounds are more tinny too.

If you can get one for less than £80 rip their arm off, you won't be disappointed.