Casio Introduces New Casiotone Portable Keyboards

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Casio today introduced three new Casiotone models – the CT-S1, CT-S400 and LK-S450.

  • The CT-S1 features 61 full-size keys with touch response, and is available in black, white or red. It features a stereo grand piano plus 60 other AiX-powered Tones.
  • The CT-S400 features 61 full-size keys with touch response and pitch bend wheel, with 600 AiX-powered Tones and 200 full accompaniment Rhythms.
  • The LK-S450 features 61 full-size keys with touch response and Key Lighting System, with 600 AiX-powered Tones and 200 full accompaniment Rhythms.

All three new Casiotone models have a range of connectivity options, including a class-compliant micro USB MIDI port. A USB host port is available for the separately sold Bluetooth adapter (WU-BT10) that provides wireless MIDI communication and can transform the keyboard into a wireless speaker.

Wired or wirelessly, users can link the keyboards to Casio’s dedicated Chordana Play, which will enable them to change the tempo or key of songs being played, in addition to displaying music scores and piano roll.

The new Casiotone models each have 61 keys, built-in speakers, multi-functional buttons and weigh only 9 lbs. The keyboards also have built-in strap locks to equip a guitar strap and convert the keyboard to a keytar.

Here is an intro to the CT-S1 from Casio’s Rich Formidoni:

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CT-S1 Features:

  • 61 full-size keys with touch response
  • Available in black, white or red
  • Stereo grand piano plus 60 other AiX-powered Tones
  • Powerful bass-reflex stereo speaker system with surround effect
  • Easy one-button recorder
  • Strap pins for playing anywhere
  • Class-compliant USB-MIDI connects to free Chordana Play app
  • Optional WU-BT01 Bluetooth MIDI/Audio adapter
  • Optional 6xAA battery power (AC adapter and music rest included)

CT-S400 Features:

  • 61 full-size keys with touch response, pitch bend wheel and easy-to-use controls
  • 600 AiX-powered Tones and 200 full accompaniment Rhythms
  • Powerful bass-reflex stereo speaker system with surround effect
  • 5-track song recorder
  • Strap pins for playing anywhere
  • Class-compliant USB-MIDI connects to free Chordana Play app
  • Optional WU-BT01 Bluetooth MIDI/Audio adapter
  • Optional 6xAA battery power (AC adapter and music rest included)

LK-S450 Features:

  • 61 full-size keys with touch response and Key Lighting System
  • 600 AiX-powered Tones and 200 full accompaniment Rhythms
  • Powerful bass-reflex stereo speaker system with surround effect
  • 5-track song recorder
  • Strap pins for playing anywhere
  • Class-compliant USB-MIDI connects to free Chordana Play app
  • Optional WU-BT01 Bluetooth MIDI/Audio adapter
  • Optional 6xAA battery power (AC adapter and music rest included)

Pricing and Availability

The Casiotone CT-S1 will be available for pre-order on April 14, for $299 US (MSRP) / $199 US MAP. The keyboard is expected to ship / be available in stores in late May 2021. The CT-S400 (MSRP: $349.99) and LK-S450 (MSRP: $399.99) will be available for pre order April 14, 2021. For more information visit the Casio website.