Casio to Release Digital Keyboards with Minimalist Design for Adults Who Want to Enjoy Music in Their Daily Lives

Music-Making Tailored for “New Normal” Lifestyles, with User-Friendly Casiotone Charm

April 7, 2021

CT-S1
CT-S1

Tokyo, April 7, 2021 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of the Casiotone CT-S1, a digital keyboard featuring a minimalist design crafted to gel with everyday life. The CT-S1 is the latest addition to the Casiotone line of digital keyboards, which are designed with the concept of “Make Music, Anytime, Anywhere.”

Casio is passionate about bringing the joys of music-making to as many people as possible. This is the goal that drives the development of Casiotone digital keyboards suited to various specific needs and situations. With Casiotone keyboards, Casio is constantly pioneering new concepts and always considerate of users’ increasingly diverse lifestyles.

The new CT-S1 is designed for adult users interested in incorporating music-making into their daily lives. With its minimalist design layout, made up of just the row of keys, built-in speakers and a limited selection of buttons, the unit is sure to blend in with users’ modes of living. Thanks to its slim profile, the CT-S1 is convenient for casual play at any time, in any place. Meanwhile, it still boasts the richly expressive Casio AiX Sound Source to ensure high-quality tone as well as a newly developed acoustic design that delivers impressively powerful sound output. 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. The dedicated Chordana Play app also enables the user to change the tempo or key of songs being played, as well as to display music scores and piano roll notation, allowing every individual to practice at their own pace.

Along with the CT-S1, Casio is also announcing the release of two other new Casiotone models: the CT-S400, which features a diverse range of functions in a conveniently slim profile to offer the casual enjoyment of music to users regardless of their age or skill level, and the LK-S450, which features a key lighting system that guides users by lighting the next keys to play.

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 with diverse models for diverse lifestyles, always staying true to its “Make Music, Anytime, Anywhere” invitation.

Main Features of the CT-S1

Familiar Casiotone design to blend in smoothly with user lifestyles

Featuring a design layout pared down to the essentials — the row of keys, built-in speakers and a minimal selection of buttons — the look of the CT-S1 expresses the innate beauty of the keyboard as an instrument. The mixed-color fabric used for the speaker net material gives an appearance informed by interior design sensibilities. The model is offered in three color variations — white, black and red — in order to ensure a great fit for any room interior.

Beautiful, powerful tones delivered by the AiX Sound Source and new acoustic design

Created by carefully modeling the acoustic and vintage instruments used in many classic songs, 61 built-in tones come to life through AiX Sound Source. In addition to the 10 ADVANCED TONES crafted using the best of Casio technology, which each offer new possibilities in musical expression, the CT-S1 includes a special selection of 12 CASIO CLASSIC TONES presets, selected from among the many distinctive digital instruments Casio has developed over the years. In addition, the efficient spatial design delivers powerful sound brimming with a presence no one would expect from such a slim instrument by using an original horizontal bass reflex speaker system design.

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CT-S1BK
CT-S1RD

Main Features of the CT-S400

User-friendly convenience with a diverse range of functions

The CT-S400 offers the casual enjoyment of music-making to users of all ages and skill levels, whether playing alone or together with friends or family. With a slim profile that allows it to be kept by the user’s side all the time, the keyboard features 600 high-quality tones, 200 rhythms and a diverse range of functions including auto-accompaniment. Even with the carefully designed limited selection of buttons, the CT-S400 still offers superior operability, thanks to its dial for intuitive selection of tones and rhythms, and the LCD screen with sharp visibility.

CT-S400

Main Features of the LK-S450

Musical performance made easy with a key lighting system and preloaded songs

With its 200 preloaded songs from a wide range of genres and its key lighting system that allows users to practice at their own pace, while being guided by the lighted keys, the LK-S450 ensures even first-timers will enjoy casually playing music. 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 to make practicing fun and easy — so easy it feels like playing a game.

LK-S450

Main Specifications of the CT-S1, CT-S400 and LK-S450

   
Model name
CT-S1
CT-S400
LK-S450
Number of Keys
61
Touch Response
3 sensitivity levels, off
Key Lighting System
Yes
Sound Source
AiX
Polyphony
64
48
Tones
61
600
ADVANCED TONES
10
CASIO CLASSIC TONES
12
Effects
Reverb
24 types (+ Preset for each tone)
20 types
Chorus
Yes (Preset for each tone)
10 types (+ Preset for each tone)
Delay
Yes (Preset for each tone)
DSP
Yes (Preset for each tone)
Master EQ
10 EQ presets
Volume-Sync EQ
Yes
Surround
Yes
Accompaniment
Number of Rhythms
200
One Touch Presets
200
Auto Harmonize
12 types
User Rhythms
10
Metronome
Yes
Songs
 
160
Step-Up Lesson
Yes
Lesson Part Select
Yes
User Songs
10
200
Demo Song
1 + 10 (piano demo)
1
Auto Accompaniment
Yes
Transpose
Yes
Tuning
A4 = 415.5 Hz to 440.0 Hz to 465.9 Hz
MIDI Recorder
 
Yes
Songs
1
5
Tracks
6
Memory Capacity
40,000 notes (for each song)
Connectivity
Available APP
Chordana Play
Bluetooth MIDI & Audio Adaptor
Yes (sold separately)
General MIDI
Yes GM Level 1 standard
Terminals
PHONES/OUTPUT
Stereo mini
PEDAL
Standard
AUDIO IN
Stereo mini
USB TO HOST
Micro B
USB TO DEVICE
Yes* for WU-BT10 only
Yes
Strap Pin
Yes
Speakers
 
(13cm × 6cm) × 2
Horizontal Bass Reflex
Yes
Amplifiers
2.5W + 2.5W
Power Supply
DC 9.5V
AC Adaptor
AD-E95100L
Battery
 
AA type × 6
Battery Life
Approximately 3 hours
Approximately 4 hours
Approximately 3 hours
Dimensions
930×258×83(mm)
930×258×84(mm)
Weight
4.5㎏
4.6 kg
Included Accessories
Music stand, Strap locks
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