The Casio AP45 is discontinued. Check out the new model Casio AP500
You set the tone with the Casio AP45. The Casio AP45 is equipped with the ZPI sound source and thus provides sound in the best grand piano quality – with up to 64 note polyphony. The AP45 Celviano has 88 touch-sensitive keys that ensure you will have a touch similar to a real piano.
88 Weighted Keys (Hammer Mechanism) based on a scaled hammer mechanism – similar to a grand piano.
64-Note Polyphony –you can play up to 32 notes simultaneously
16 Tones -for sound which is really close to that of an acoustic grand piano.
For sounds in the best grand piano tradition: The integrated ZPI-sound source bases itself on your touch and picks up appropriate samples.
There is something here for every taste: With 66 rehearsal songs you will learn a wide range of different styles.
Accompaniment in rhythm. The integrated metronome helps you to keep the right rhythm.
Live in front of the public or in your living room: 8 reverb and 8 chorus effects respectively supplement the wide range of tones produced by your digital piano.
MIDI in/out connection proven interface for electronic musical instruments, additional equipment and computers simplifies data transfer for you.
Questions and Comments
I ready through your book on digital pianos and found it very helpful. Thank you very much. It seems that the Classenti CDP2 seems to be a good piano – although I’m a bit worried about my own discipline regarding actually using the piano and its re-sale value.
One question on the Casio AP45. You seem to say that Casio is not the best of purchases. I’ve seen this DP “discounted” to £549 from a RRP of 1300. is that realistic? Would you recommend this DP? It’s a discontinued range, they say.
Would you still recommend the CLP320 over the CDP2? The difference in price is not that significant, it seems.
Thanks a lot for your help.
All the best
Reply/ Hi Hartwig
The Casio AP45, is an ‘OK’ piano that will be fine to start out with.
But it’s not really ideal for the long term…
I advise getting something with heavier weighting on
The Yamaha CLP330, rather than the CLP320, would be
This has a very realistic touch and crisp piano sound.
The Classenti CDP2 would be a very nice second choice.
You also get the heavier weighting with the Classenti
and the sound is almost as authentic.