Casio debuts three new instruments

Musicroom December 8, 2010 1

Instrument manufacturer Casio has announced its range of new high-Casio: CTK-6000 High Grade Keyboardgrade keyboards, the CTK-6000, CTK-7000 and WK-7500.

All three models feature Casio’s new AHL sound chip, which is said to bring a new level of sound quality to the manufacturer’s keyboards. The range also features Casio’s ‘box’ style piano keys, which make them ideal for players used to the piano.

The CTK-6000 Keyboard boasts 670 high-quality sounds which simulate genres from classical to dance. Meanwhile, the CTK-7000 and WK-7500 feature 800 voices, with 50 organ presets. Both these models also feature rotary effects and second and third harmonic percussion.

Added to this, a new rhythm and accompaniment section gives the user unparalleled access to hundreds of high quality and fully orchestrated backing styles, all of which include introductions, fill-ins, variations and endings, across a wide variety of genres, from rock through to Latin American.

The CTK-7000 and WK-7500 also offer an audio recording feature, so the Casio: WK-7500 High Grade Keyboardmusician can record from external sources thanks to the ‘Inst-In’ and ‘Mic-In’ terminals

A 16-track song sequencer, 32-channel mixer, tone editor and various digital effects allow for total flexibility and give players true creative power. Beginner players will also benefit from the logical panel layout and easy operation system, Casio says.

Andy Carvill, Casio EMI’s divisional manager, said the company has always had a focus on bringing innovation to the market, while still making its instruments accessible to beginners and seasoned pros alike.

“Casio were actually the first manufacturer to introduce the keyboard to the UK market,” he added.

“Since then, innovation and value have been at the forefront of the company’s product development, including highly technical but user-friendly instruments aimed squarely at the developing and devoted musician.”

  • Andrew Banks

    The WK 7500 is a very versitile keyboard. It has 9 drawbars and a fast/slow rotary speaker switch as well as a wide selection of vintage electric piano sounds.