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CASIO STRIKES THE RIGHT CHORD AT NAMM 2011
New Additions to WK and CTK Series Feature Sequencing and Audio Recording, for Music Creation
VISIT CASIO AT BOOTH # 6776
DOVER, NJ, January 13, 2011 — Casio America, Inc. is hitting the right note with music enthusiasts and professional musicians with the launch of four new models – the CTK-6000, WK-6500, CTK-7000 and WK-7500. From music composition to stage performance, these keyboards are fully equipped for live and studio musicians alike. The latest introductions in keyboards will be on display at Casio’s Booth # 6776 at the 2011 NAMM Winter Session, January 13-16th 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 models offer an all-in-one solution to create music and easily share it with an audience.
The WK-6500 and CTK-6000 are replacements for the heralded WK-500 and CTK-5000 models. The new additions offer new tones and rhythms, a larger backlit LCD display and a new 17 track sequencer with editing tools for creating new sounds and music composition. Equipped with over 200 different styles of music from around the world, 670 instrument tones, 100 DSP effects and a registration mode for live performance, the new WK-6500 and CTK-6000 have all the tools to edit, create and perform music.
“We are thrilled to provide musicians with the innovative advancements in the WK and CTK series,” said Mike Martin, director of marketing, Electronic 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-7500 and CTK-7000, deliver an unprecedented level of power and music making capabilities. Combined with a 17 track sequencer, the CTK-7000 and WK-7500 have the ability to record audio. Compositions created on the CTK-7000 and WK-7500 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-7500 and CTK-7000 models also feature large LCD display screens, nine physical sliders for mixing capabilities and an organ drawbar mode.
Available in February, 2011 the WK-7500, CTK-7000, WK-6500 and CTK-6000 deliver pure playing pleasure. The new series will be available at music channels with MSRP’s ranging from $299.99 to $599.99. For more information, visit www.Casio.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, 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.