Now Available: Casio's New Portable and Key Lighting Keyboards


New Keyboards Support Learning and Enhance Fun with Dance Music Mode and Chordana Play App Connectivity

NASHVILLE, TN, July 11, 2017 - Today, Casio America, Inc. has announced that its newest Portable CTK-3500, CTK-2550, CTK-1550, and Key Lighting LK-265, LK-247 and LK-190 keyboards are now available for purchase. These keyboards not only offer a complete feature set geared to support learning, but also provide an easy and fun way to explore musical creativity. Casio’s new Portable and Key Lighting keyboards will be on display in the company’s booth (#431) during Summer NAMM at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN, from July 13-15, 2017.

The new Portable CTK-3500, CTK-2550 CTK-1550, and Key Lighting LK-265, LK-247 and LK-190 keyboards are outfitted with Casio’s Voice Fingering Guide and Step-up Lesson System which enable beginners to learn built-in songs, phase-by-phase, at their own individual pace. With the LCD display, consumers can learn both music notation and correct hand positioning, while Casio’s innovative Scoring System evaluates performance so users can track their progress. With the Key Lighting keyboards, players can also practice with the help of the lighted 61-key piano keyboard making learning both fun and entertaining.

Dance Music Mode
In addition, all of these new keyboards feature Casio’s exciting new Dance Music Mode, which divides the piano keyboard into different instrument sections like drums, bass, and more. By playing different combinations of keys, users can easily create and instantly remix interesting and exciting dance music. Dance Music Mode offers 50 built-in styles, as well as familiar effects like stutter and filter.

Chordana Play App
The new CTK-2550, CTK-3500 and LK-265 can also connect to Casio’s Chordana Play app - a free music app that enables people who have no experience playing an electronic keyboard to have fun, while also helping seasoned keyboard players expand their repertoires. The app can automatically play 50 songs, from pop to classical and more, and is expandable through MIDI files that can be downloaded from the internet. As the song plays, the app displays the correct keyboard position for both hands in real time in the piano roll window. Users can also play by touching the virtual keyboard which also offers lesson and scoring functions. The CTK-2550, CTK-3500 and LK-265 connect directly to the app using a standard 1/8" stereo cable between an iOS or Android device and the keyboard. Casio’s Chordana Play app is available for free in the App Store and on Google Play.

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