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The WK-7500 Delivers the Songwriter's Keyboard at a "Wicked Price"
 May 26, 2011

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CASIO RECEIVES KEYBOARD MAGAZINE’S KEY BUY AWARD FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

The WK-7500 Delivers the Songwriter’s Keyboard at a “Wicked Price”

DOVER, NJ, MAY 25, 2011 — Casio America, Inc. is proud to announce that the WK-7500 workstation/keyboard has received Keyboard magazine’s prestigious KeyBuy Award. One of the music industry’s most respected publications, Keyboard grants the KeyBuy Award for products that “represent a genuine technological breakthrough, are the best in their class and offer more bang for the buck.”

Casio Digital Keyboard WK-7500

The WK-7500, reviewed in the June issue of the magazine, was praised for its “wicked price/performance, drawbar organ, light weight portability”, and termed it “The $500 Wonder Workstation”. Keyboard magazine says the WK-7500 is “a knockout to have around for jamming, songwriting, and getting ideas down.”

Every manufacturer covets this award and we are extremely honored to receive it four years in a row,” said Mike Martin, General Manager of Marketing for the Electronic Musical Instruments Division of Casio America, Inc.  “As the newest addition to the Casio keyboard line, the WK-7500 is the only portable keyboard – ever – that lets you actually produce and record a song anywhere; even on the beach.  It’s the first portable workstation/keyboard under $1,000.00  to record audio, it’s amazing how convenient Casio has made composing and recording.”

Casio’s WK-7500 delivers an unprecedented level of power and music making capabilities, in a sleek lightweight package. The workstation/keyboard has the ability to record audio files that can be saved and shared via an SDHC storage card.  With Casio, musicians can now incorporate external instruments into their compositions through the audio line inputs.  Simply plug in a microphone, guitar, bass or other instrument and play along with MIDI instrument tracks stored on the keyboard. 

In addition, the WK-7500 provides an organ simulation in which the sound is contoured by physical drawbars, offering sound ranges that previously were only available in higher priced organs.  All the organ sound controls, drum patterns and built-in sounds (800) can be recorded on the built-in 16-track sequencer and saved along with a lead vocal or guitar part. 

Says Mike Martin, “For the first time ever, you get a professional level of sounds and sequencing in a portable keyboard.”  Keyboard magazine praised the WK-7500 as “the heart of a home studio for songwriters and composers of modest means. Right now, that’s a lot of us!”

Additional Product Features:

  • 76 piano-style keys
  • 800 built in tones and 250 rhythms in a variety of musical styles
  • A five song, 16 track, 30,000 note sequencer with event editing, quantizing, punch in/out and more
  • Nine physical sliders for organ drawbar mode or mixer operation
  • A 32 mixer for adjustment of volume, pan, reverb, chorus and other parameters
  • 96 Registration memories for live performance
  • Large backlit graphic LCD screen

The WK-7500 is now available with an MSRP of $699.99. For more information on this workstation/keyboard and retail locations or to preview Casio’s line of digital pianos, visit www.Casio.com. To view the WK-7500 review from Keyboard magazine, please visit www.KeyboardMag.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.


About Keyboard magazine
For over 30 years, Keyboard has been the only magazine for keyboardists in the U.S., feeding a worldwide audience of active musicians of all ages who want to play better and enlist technology in their music production and performance. As a part of the Music Player Network, Keyboard focuses specifically on keys-related products, technique, performance, and production tips, and joins sister publications Guitar Player, Bass Player, and EQ is reaching the industry's largest audience of active musicians of all kinds. Visit Keyboard magazine’s web site at http://www.keyboardmag.com.