FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CASIO HITS A HIGH NOTE AT WINTER NAMM 2014
Casio Extends the Capabilities of its Successful 61 and 76 key WK and CTK Series Keyboards with Additional Tones, Rhythms and EQ Settings
DOVER, NEW JERSEY, JANUARY 23, 2014 – Casio America, Inc. is hitting the right note with music enthusiasts and professional musicians with the launch of five new digital pianos– the CTK-6200, CTK-6250, CTK-7200, WK-6600 and WK-7600. From music composition to stage performance, these keyboards are fully equipped for live and studio musicians alike. The latest introductions in digital keyboards will be on display at Casio’s Booth # 5900 at the 2014 NAMM Winter Session, January 23 -26 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.
Known for creating innovative musical products that are designed to make digital music more accessible to consumers, Casio’s latest generation of WK and CTK keyboards offer users exceptional new sounds and functions including recording and editing capabilities. Amateur musicians and professionals will applaud the sound quality, stylish design and production capabilities that the new models present. The new WK and CTK keyboards offer an all-in-one solution to create music and easily share it with an audience.
The WK-6600 and CTK-6200 / CTK-6250, are replacements for the successful WK-6500 and CTK-6000 models. The CTK-6250 is a bold, new red version of the CTK-6200. These innovative models offer new tones and rhythms, a backlit LCD display and a 17 track sequencer with editing tools for creating new sounds and music composition. Equipped with 210 rhythms, five new EQ settings, 700 instrument tones, 100 DSP effects and a registration mode for live performance, the new WK-6600 and CTK-6200/ CTK-6250 have all the tools to create, edit and perform music.
“We are thrilled to provide musicians with the innovative advancements in the WK and CTK series,” said Mike Martin, general manager of marketing, Musical Instruments Division. “The new CTK and WK products provide extensive composition tools in performance ready keyboards at previously unheard of prices.”
The flagship models, WK-7600 and CTK-7200, deliver an unprecedented level of power and music making capabilities. Combined with a 17 track sequencer, the CTK-7200 and WK-7600 have the ability to record audio. Compositions created on either keyboard can be recorded as an audio file on a SDHC storage card. Even sounds from external instruments can be mixed and recorded. Users can plug-in a microphone, guitar, bass or other instrument and play along with instrument tracks from within the keyboard. All of the sounds get mixed and saved as a stereo audio file which can be shared with friends and family via computer or put on an audio CD for label executives. The WK-7600 and CTK-7200 models also feature large LCD display screens, 820 tones, 260 rhythms, five new EQ settings, nine physical sliders for mixing capabilities and an organ drawbar mode.
Available now, the CTK-6200, CTK-6250, CTK-7200, WK-6600 and WK-7600 deliver pure playing enjoyment. The new series is carried in the music channels with MSRP’s ranging from $299.99 to $799.99. For more information, visit www.casiomusicgear.com.
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, 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.casio.com.