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CASIO's New Keyboard Offerings Accelerate Musical Composition at Summer NAMM 2011
 July 21, 2011

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CASIO’S NEW KEYBOARD OFFERINGS ACCELERATE MUSICAL COMPOSITION AT SUMMER NAMM 2011

Helpful Learning Tools Built into Casio’s New Portfolio of Keyboards, Helps Musicians Teach Themselves How to Play and Perform

NASHVILLE, TN, July 21, 2011 — Casio America, Inc. is proud to announce three new models to its keyboard offerings, the CTK-4200, LK-280 and WK-225. Intended to advance the skill sets of amateur and intermediate musicians, Casio’s keyboards deliver ground-breaking sound quality and musical portability in a stylish design. The latest Casio keyboards will be on display in Booth # 736 at the 2011 Summer NAMM Session, July 21st-23rd at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

CTK-4200 WK-225 LK-280
CTK-4200
WK-225 
LK-280

Casio’s newest keyboards are ideal for any level of musician looking to create compositions, as the keyboards feature a 5-song and 6-track recorder, perfect for capturing original music. In addition, Casio delivers 600 built-in tones which include stereo grand piano tones, offering a range of dynamic and inspirational sounds for the musician to choose from. The 180 built-in rhythms provide a full range of accompaniment or individual drum patterns, triggering a virtual band at a musician’s fingertips.

The keyboards are equipped with Casio’s renowned Step-up Lesson System, which allows novice users to learn the 152 built-in songs phase by phase, at their own individual pace. Utilizing the LCD display, aspiring musicians can learn both music notation and correct hand positioning, while Casio’s innovative lesson system evaluates performance so users can track their progress and incremental success. The WK-225 features a 76-Key Piano Style Touch-Response keyboard and has the ability to import additional songs utilizing the SDHC Card slot. The simplicity and power of Casio’s LK-280 has the additional ability to teach with the aid of the lighted 61-Key Piano Style Touch-Response keyboard.

“We are thrilled to provide musicians with the enhanced tools and instructional features found in the CTK, WK and LK series,” said Mike Martin, general manager, marketing, Electronic Musical Instruments Division. “Our new digital keyboards provide everything desired to play or compose a complete musical masterpiece, thus inspiring both amateur and intermediate musicians.”

Furthermore, each new model features a class-compliant USB port, allowing for easy access to utilize the keyboard to rock out with popular music education and composition software, essentially eliminating the need to download drivers. The new series also includes an audio input which transforms the keyboard into a stereo speaker system for a MP3 player.

The new keyboards will be available at music retailers in August 2011. The CTK-4200 will be available for an MSRP of $249.00 and the LK-280 and WK-225 will be available for an MSRP of $299.00. Visit CASIO digital pianos page for more information.

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About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions, established in 1957. Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.