Casio to Release Advanced Electronic Keyboards Featuring New AiX Sound Source

New Audio System Generates Powerful Sound; Keyboards Reproduce the Appealing Sound of Acoustic Instruments with High-Quality Tones and Rich Expressiveness

January 25, 2018

CT-X5000

Tokyo, January 25, 2018 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today that it will release two new electronic keyboards with advanced specifications for serious performing and playing. The CT-X5000/X3000 keyboards feature the new AiX Sound Source,*1 which reproduces the appealing sound of acoustic instruments, and a new audio system that generates powerful sound.

  • *1 Acoustic Intelligent multi-eXpression (AiX) Sound Source

In 2015, Casio released the CELVIANO Grand Hybrid line of digital pianos designed to deliver the tone, keyboard quality, and playing comfort of a grand piano. These pianos feature the highly-acclaimed AiR Grand Sound Source, which reproduces the beautiful sound and rich reverberation as a grand piano.

The CT-X5000/X3000 keyboards feature the new AiX Sound Source for electronic keyboards, leveraging expertise that Casio accumulated in developing sound sources for digital pianos. The keyboards provide high-quality tones ranging from powerful and stirring bass tones to clear high tones. Utilizing the computational power of a new LSI, the keyboards faithfully reproduce the appealing sound of acoustic instruments including a resonance that corresponds to the strength of each piano keystroke, the sensation of drums, and soaring strings.

The keyboards provide 100 high-performance Digital Signal Processor (DSP) effects that combine various algorithms to realize diverse sound effects, enabling richly expressive playing to suit the user. With large-magnet bass reflex speakers and a 15W+15W*2 high-output amplifier (maximum output, CT-X5000 model), the keyboards deliver powerful sounds whether used at home or performing in a large venue. The speakers are embellished with red highlights, giving the keyboards a stylish and iconic look.

  • *2 CT-X3000 is equipped with a maximum output 6W+6W amplifier.

Moving forward, Casio will actively expand its lineup of electronic keyboards equipped with the AiX Sound Source.

Model
Max. Amplifier Output
CT-X5000
15W + 15W
CT-X3000
6W + 6W

Main Features of the CT-X5000 and CT-X3000

AiX Sound Source Reproduces the Appealing Sound of Acoustic Instruments

The keyboards provide high-quality tones ranging from powerful bass tones to clear high tones, faithfully reproducing the appealing sound of acoustic instruments including a resonance that corresponds to the strength of each piano keystroke, the sensation of drums, and soaring strings. The user can customize tones to taste using 100 DSP effects that combine various algorithms, three system effects (reverb, chorus, and delay) and 10 equalizer presets.

Wide Range of Tones and Rhythm Patterns Supports Diverse Musical Genres

An extensive library of 800 tones and 235 rhythms supports diverse musical genres, and applications from composition, to arranging, to live performance.

New Audio System Delivers Powerful Sound

The keyboards feature large-magnet bass reflex speakers and a 15W+15W high-output amplifier (maximum output, CT-X5000 model) to deliver powerful sounds whether used at home or performing in a large venue.

Registration Function Enables Saving of Keyboard Setups

The Registration function enables the user to save up to 128 keyboard setups including tones and rhythms. The user can instantly switch between complex playing patterns and tone/rhythm setups without configuring them every time, bringing more versatility to playing.

Composing and Arranging Features Help Bring Ideas to Life

In addition to configuring and saving tones and rhythms to suit the user, the keyboards provide a variety of features for composing and arranging, helping users to bring their ideas to life. Phrase Recorder allows users to record a musical phrase that can be instantly triggered using any of the four pads. The mixer can handle 42 different parts and the 17-track MIDI sequencer can save up to 10 original songs.

Accessory Jacks and Ports for Performing, Composing, and Arranging

An assignable jack can be used with a sustain or expression pedal. Also provided are an audio input jack for connecting external audio equipment, and a USB port for connecting to a computer. The USB port supports memory devices to easily save and load data created on the CT-X5000/X3000.

Friendly User Interface Offers a Wide Range of Applications

The keyboards provide an expanded Registration function and four phrase pads, together with buttons that can directly control Tap Tempo, Transpose, and Octave. The resulting user interface is suitable for stage and live performances, as well as music schools and music classrooms where musicians need to play expressively.

Sophisticated Styling Matches the Advanced Specifications

The powerful speakers are embellished with distinctive red highlights, giving the keyboards a stylish, iconic look. The CT-X5000 is distinguished by a gray metallic finish that adds to the sophisticated styling.

CT-X5000
CT-X3000

Specifications

Model
CT-X3000
CT-X5000
Keyboard
Number of Keys
61 keys
Touch Response
3 sensitivity levels, off
Tone
Sound Source
AiX
Polyphony (Maximum)
64
Number of Built-in Tones
800
Number of Direct Select
10 × 2
Tone Edit (User Tones)
Yes
User Tones
100
Layer
Lower 1, Lower 2, Upper 1, Upper 2
Portamento Button
Yes
Panel Sustain
Yes
Digital Effects
System Reverb
24 types
32 types
System Chorus
12 types
16 types
System Delay
15 types
20 types
DSP
100 types
Master EQ
10 types
10 types + 1 User
Rhythms
Number of Built-in Rhythms
235 (Rhythm Variation: 4)
Number of Direct Select
6 × 2
Tap Button with Auto Start / Synchro Stop / One Touch Preset / Auto Harmonize
Yes
Rhythm Edit
Yes (Pattern Sequencer)
User Rhythms
50
100
Metronome
Yes (Simultaneously with Rhythm)
Arpeggiator
150 types
Music Preset
310 types
Songs
Number of Songs
33
Lesson Function
Yes
Registration
Number of Set
8 set × 16 banks
Freeze Function / Pedal SW Assignable
Yes (Button) / Yes
Mixer
42 parts
Transpose
Yes / Master Transpose Button: Up, Down
Tuning
Yes
Octave Shift
Yes (Up, Down)
Scale Setting
Preset
17
Fine Tune
Yes
MIDI Recorder
Tracks / Songs / Memory Capacity
17 Tracks / 10 / 40,000 notes (for each songs)
Edit Function
Yes
Phrase Recorder
User Phrase
100
Edit Function
Yes
Phrase Pad
4
Pitch Bend Wheel
Yes
Modulation Button
Yes (Assignable)
Jog Dial
Yes
Terminals
Phones / Output
Yes
Line-out
Yes (R, L/MONO)
Mic-in
Yes
Pedal
2 (Assignable Second Pedal)
Audio-in
Yes
USB to Host / USB to Device
Yes
Audio Data Player
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Melody Cancel (Audio Player / Audio-in)
Yes
Mic Effect
Yes
Expansion
Tone / Rhythm / Song
Speakers
10cm × 2, Bass Reflex
Amplifiers
6W + 6W
15W + 15W
Power Supply
DC12V
DC24V
Dimensions / Weight
948 × 384 × 116mm / 6.9kg
948 × 384 × 116mm / 7.0kg