Most of the people searching for a piano like the CE220 are mostly concerned with the touch and feel of other digital pianos on the market. Many models shortchange the user on the experience, many times with companies looking to make a quick dollar. Fortunately, the CE220 does not do that at all.
It’s rare to find such a quality piano with wooden keys (there just aren’t that many out on the market) which can be combined with such a great sound. This piano is comparable to some of the higher end Yamaha models like the Arius YDP-V240.
By comparison, the YDP is no match at a measly 64 notes of polyphony, a lesser tone generation and sound source system in Dynamic Stereo Sampling AWM, and a Graded Hammer Action key system which doesn’t match up with the AWA PROII. The Kawai also beats the YDP in cost as well.
The CE220 has a number of desirable features that come with being a digital piano. First, there are a number of effects that can be applied to the voices, tones, and rhythms, and also can be used in conjunction with the recording feature. These effects include five different reverbs, chorus, delay, tremolo, and 2 rotary functions.
There are also Dual and Split keyboard functions, which will allow the user to play different voices or tones in both hands or layer them on top of one another. The piano also comes with a transpose and tuning function, along with a new Virtual Voicing feature which allows you to change the tone samples housed on the machine. Kawai has modernized many of their models by including a class compliant USB, which will allow you to save created songs or even connect to any computer and studio production setting.