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Casio CT-S1 61-Key Portable Keyboard - Black

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CT-S1 61-Key Portable Keyboard - Black

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CT-S1 61-Key Portable Keyboard - Black
CT-S1 61-Key Portable Keyboard - Black
CT-S1 61-Key Portable Keyboard - Black
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The new CT-S1 has a simple design layout, made up of the row of keys, built-in speakers and a limited selection of buttons. Thanks to its slim profile, the CT-S1 is convenient for casual play on demand and is offered in three colour variations - white, black and red, making it easy to blend in with any decor.

The richly expressive Casio AiX Sound Source staple ensures high-quality tone and the newly developed acoustic design delivers impressive and powerful sound output. Created by carefully modeling the acoustic and vintage instruments used in many classic songs, with 61 built-in tones. In addition to the 10 Advanced Tones crafted using the best of Casio technology, the CT-S1 includes a special selection of 12 Casio Classic Tone presets, selected from among the many distinctive digital instruments Casio has developed over the years. The efficient spatial design delivers powerful sound brimming with presence using an original horizontal bass reflex speaker system design.

The CT-S1 also connects to smartphones, tablets and other devices using the separately sold Bluetooth® adapter to create an even bigger world of musical enjoyment - from using the unit as a wireless speaker to playing along with favourite songs. The dedicated Chordana Play app enables the user to change the tempo or key of songs being played and display music scores and piano roll notation, enabling individuals to practice at their own pace.

Features
• 61 full-size touch response keys
• 61 tones including: 7 new "advanced" and 12 "classic Casio" tones
• 64-note Polyphony
• Class-compliant USB-MIDI
• Optional Bluetooth audio/MIDI adapter
• Includes AC adapter
• 2.5W + 2.5W Bass Reflex Speaker System
• Available in black (BK), white (WE), and red (RD)

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Best Beginner Keyboard 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Victoria, British Columbia
Better sound Clean timeless design Key action felt better and smooth, not too light Only drawback is that it doesn't have that small LCD screen but you already know which tone you are playing and there are actual buttons for each of the main tones. And as a beginner, most likely I will be looking at the iPad screen or some other tutorial while practicing anyways, so not a big deal.
Posted by DG on Dec 23, 2022
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A step in the right direction for CASIO 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Ottawa, Ontario
After you get real with your budget and realize you can't really afford a Yamaha MODX immediately, you start looking to settle with something more affordable. Through my research, I came upon this keyboard. It was love at first sight. I fell absolutely in love with the minimalist design, the sounds were pretty good and the portability was a nice bonus. I've pulled the trigger on the online store at L&M and a couple of days later, it arrived.
Right when I picked up the box, I felt that it was very light weight which was great. Straight out of the box, it looks beautiful. I wish the CASIO letters on the back were in white for added contrast. Also, the music sheet stand is black which is so so, I know the white model comes with a white stand so I'm confused why this didn't come with a red stand....no matter though, I probably won't use it anyways.
I used to have a Casio Casitone CT-S300 so I'll compare this to that. I also have a digital piano at home which is an 88 key Casio CDP-S100. I'll also compare it to that.
I will have to say that immediately the CT-S1 sounds and feels MUCH better than the CT-S300. The keys feel MANY times better and the sounds are a LOT more authentic than the CT-S300. No wonder I sold my CT-S300. The keys on this CT-S1 are very enjoyable to play, they're so much fun to press onto. However, they're nothing like the weighted action style keys on the CDP-S100 I have been playing so far, which feel much more like a real piano. If you want to play classical piano pieces, you can play it on the CT-S1 but you won't get that feeling of graded weighted keys (and obviously you don't have 88 keys). I will say that after playing the CDP-S100 digital piano sometimes I hit the keys on this CT-S1 lightly expecting a sound but almost no sound comes out, so you have to press quite a bit harder. It has a good dynamic range though, it's just different as it's meant to have synth action keys and not weighted action like digital pianos.
The weight of this keyboard is very good, as is the build quality. However the "handle" meant for carrying it around is nothing like the actual handle that was built into the previous Casitone CT-S100, S200 and S300 series of keyboards, especially considering that felt cover on the front which you'd be touching with your fingers while carrying. The CT-SX00 series handle was actually usable for longer distance carrying.
All in all, this is a great looking, playing and most importantly sounding keyboard for the money. It frankly doesn't really sound better than my CDP-S100 in my opinion but it's got more tones and it's for sure better than how I remember my CT-S300 to be. Don't expect to be blown away by the tones, but I don't think you'll be disappointed either. They're quite good, and really good in some cases.
Frankly, if you don't care about the looks much and prefer functionality, I think that CT-S400 is a better value and it's only 10% more than this. It's got a display screen, a pitch bend wheel and a ton more tones.
However, I absolutely love the look of this unit and 61 tones is enough for now, until I can afford that MODX one day. .
Posted by George on May 2, 2022
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Wonderful little keyboard 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   New Minas, Nova Scotia
I was looking for a keyboard to control my DAW. I have an M-Audio 88. It is quite long. So I wanted something small that also had some sounds of its own. Then I heard this thing. It does exactly what I want. It is the right size. And the tones are excellent. The other thing that is a bonus is that the cloth used to cover the speakers on either end continue all the way across the top of the keyboard. What's great about that is I can use my mouse on it to control the computer.
Posted by John Szoges on Dec 31, 2021
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Fantastic portable piano option 3 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Victoria, British Columbia
This keyboard is a fantastic portable option. It has Casio's newer sound engine, and some fantastic voices that have DSP effects pre-applied (the piano tone rivals my Yamaha P-125), it is super portable (light, tiny & can take batteries), and the key action while a synth action has almost a semi-weighted feel (and non-weighted means light and portable). Only things I wish it had was L/R line outs and the ability to split the keyboard (there is a built in bass+piano split but I wish I could split anything). User interface is dead simple. Sounds fantastic out of my Bose S1 portable PA (also battery operated) for a great fully portable rig.
Posted by Tony on Oct 13, 2021
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