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Make Music, Anytime, Anywhere
Casio to expand the popular Casiotone series with new models
Norderstedt, April 07, 2021 - Casio announces the release of the Casiotone CT-S1: A digital keyboard with a minimalist design that closes the gap between keyboard and digital piano. The CT-S1 is the latest addition to the Casiotone line of digital keyboards, designed under the concept of “Make Music, Anytime, Anywhere.”
Casio is passionate about bringing the joys of music-making to as many people as possible. With Casiotone keyboards, Casio is constantly pioneering new concepts and is always considerate of users’ increasingly diverse lifestyles.
The new CT-S1 is designed for users of all ages interested in incorporating music-making into their daily lives. With its minimalist design consisting of clean lines, keyboard, built-in speakers and a limited selection of buttons, the instrument fits seamlessly into any lifestyle.
Thanks to its compactness, the CT-S1 is suitable for playing at home and on the go - anytime, anywhere. At the same time, Casio AiX Sound Source and a newly developed audio design ensure high sound quality and rich sound.
The CT-S1 also connects to smartphones, tablets and other devices using the separately sold Bluetooth® adapter to create an even bigger world of musical enjoyment - from using the unit as a wireless speaker to playing along with favorite songs. With the help of the Chordana Play app, the tempo or key of the songs being played can be changed for this purpose. With the note-view and the piano roll display, advanced players are able to expand their repertoire and beginners are perfectly supported in their first steps.
Along with the CT-S1, Casio is also announcing the release of two other new Casiotone models: the CT-S400, featuring a compact design and a variety of sounds, rhythms and functions to offer the casual enjoyment of music to users regardless of their age or skill level. The LK-S450, on the other hand, impresses with its illuminated key system guiding the user through the songs. Thanks to its velocity-sensitive illuminated keys, it is made easier for users to learn new pieces of music independently.
In addition to these three new models — the CT-S1, CT-S400 and LK-S450 — the Casiotone series, which was revived in 2019, will continue to expand the line-up of digital keyboards by diverse models for different lifestyles, always staying true to its motto “Make Music, Anytime, Anywhere”.
Main features of the CT-S1
Modern Casiotone design blending in seamlessly into different lifestyles.
Its sleek design consisting of the keyboard, integrated speakers and a select number of controls, creates the classic piano look of the CT-S1. The model comes in three color options — white, black and red — in order to ensure an easy integration into any interior style.
Powerful sound thanks to AiX Sound Source and new audio design
Thanks to the AiX Sound Source, there are 61 different tones to choose from. Developed with the best Casio technology, the ten Advanced Tones provide new possibilities for musical expression. In addition, the CT-S1 includes a special selection of 12 Casio Classic Tone presets from legendary instruments of the CASIO CT, CZ, VL and VZ series.
The bass reflex speaker system provides powerful sound with an unmistakable presence.
Main features of the CT-S400
User-friendly convenience with a wide range of functions.
The CT-S400 offers the enjoyment of music-making to users of all ages and skill levels, whether playing alone or together with friends or family.
With a sleek design that allows it to be kept flexibly by the user’s side at all times, the keyboard features 600 high-quality tones, 200 rhythms and a diverse range of functions including auto-accompaniment. Thanks to the reduced number of controls, the LCD display and its rotary knob, the CT-S400 offers excellent usability and intuitive selection of tones and rhythms.
Main features of the LK-S450
Music making made easy with a key lighting system and preloaded songs.
The LK-S450 is ideally suited as an entry-level model. With its 200 preloaded songs from a wide range of genres and its key lighting system, it allows users to practice at their own pace, while being guided by the lighted keys.
The keyboard can also be linked with the dedicated Chordana Play app using the separately sold Bluetooth® adapter to pair piano roll notation displayed on the screen of a smart device with the keyboard’s key lighting system. Not only does this make it easier to get started playing the keyboard, but it also makes practicing really fun!
CT-S1, CT-S400 and LK-S450 are expected to be available in June 2021