Following the success of our ever popular Axus AXP2 Keyboard, we have released a follow up model – the Axus AXP25! This instrument has been improved in a number of ways, including its functionality, versatility, lessons and, while this may be subjective, even looks. I have been very impressed with the new model and, hopefully, you will be too, so here is my overview and thoughts about this new touch sensitive keyboard.
Improved design and layout
If you still remember the precedent model, Axus AXP2, it featured a grey design that looked a little old school, therefore, I personally prefer the new design in black. It looks a more modern and the layout, to me, is even better than before. All the controls, menu options, effects, styles and voices are clearly indicated giving even the beginner player confidence in playing the instrument and letting you quickly switch between settings. Also, the music rest is now more substantial, giving your sheet music and books better support.
Added sounds and creative features
With the new AXP25 you will receive even more sounds and enhanced DSP effects for hours and hours of creativity! The 300 instrumental voices include strings, pianos, violins, woodwinds, brass, percussion and more while the 200 styles will provide great backing for your favourite genres. Dual/split function will let you mix sounds together and you can also access DSP effects with just a touch of a button that will instantly enhance your sound and provide depth and richness to your playing. With One Touch Setting it is now very easy to save your favourite settings for quick recall. The record and playback functions are extremely useful for recording your practice sessions to track your progress and saving your original ideas. All in all, this keyboard is great for encouraging you to get creative, explore different musical styles and record your original ideas.
Axus AXP25 is ideal for every musician’s needs with its versatile connectivity, for example, the headphone output that allows silent practice and sustain pedal connection, which will become very useful as you progress through your grades. Additionally, the keyboard features a type B USB connection that will let you connect it to your computer and use it as a MIDI instrument. This offers great versatility to those of you who are also looking to do computer recordings and the 61 full size notes will give you a great feel and plenty of range.
The perfect instrument for education and musicians on a budget
It comes as no surprise that the Axus AXP25 is a popular choice among parents, beginner keyboardists and education services due to its functional, easy to use design, great sound, touch sensitivity and built-in lessons! It is also a fantastic instrument for the musician on a budget as it certainly doesn’t lack in creative functions and versatility! I would definitely say that this could be branded as our best keyboard within this price range as you would struggle to find a touch sensitive instrument with all the features of the AXP25 at this price. I think this instrument would be perfect for every budding keyboardist and it also makes a great Christmas or birthday gift!
How does Axus AXP25 compare with other popular student keyboards?
Finally, I decided to put the technical features of the AXP25 to the test to see how it compares with other popular keyboards from Casio and Yamaha within the same price range. The results were amazing – the new Axus AXP25 not only competes very well with the PSRE253 and CTK-3400SK but even offers the player much more for their money from many aspects. For example, it includes touch sensitivity which is extremely important as well as larger speakers for richer sound, USB connectivity, fader feature as well as built-in lessons. The latest Axus model is truly designed to cover all angles of what you might like to find in a student keyboard and more, which makes it so ideal for everybody who wants to learn the keyboard or simply join the fun of making music.
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