Casio CTK-3500 Full Sized Keyboard
Casio CTK-3500 Full Sized Keyboard overview from GAK
With 61 touch-sensitive piano-shaped keys to encourage correct technique, 400 built-in tones and 100 varied drum rhythms to experiment with and play along to, plus 60 built-in songs to play long to, the Casio CTK-3500
The CTK-3500 is a full sized keyboard, meaning exactly that. The 61 keys comprise a piano-style key array, keys have not been scaled down to make room but instead constructed to mimic those of a real acoustic piano, this full-scale sizing is combined with touch-response that accounts for subtle nuances and velocity changes in your playing, the keys become a vital teaching tool in your development as a player.
A great addition to the 3500's array is the Pitch Bend Wheel that allows you to make subtle pitch adjustments upwards or downwards and works great when playing some of the keyboards built-in ethnic instruments/tones.
The 3500 features 400 different tones covering a range of pianos, keys and various other instruments, supporting the playing of wide-range of genres. Furthermore, the 3500's 100 built-in unique rhythms and auto accompaniments cover Latin, Afro, Rock & Roll and many more genres to play along to and develop your style.
Other great lesson functions include the 'Step Up Lesson' that breaks up one of the 3500's built-in songs into manageable phrases that you master one-by-one they conjoin into one song to finish. The 'Voice Fingering Guide' senses pauses and breaks in your playing and in a human voice, calls out numerically which finger to start your phrase with, invaluable built-in teaching features that will inevitably speed things up.
New to the Casio LK range, 'Dance Music Mode' is a fun and creative feature on the keyboard that allows you build and manipulate a variety of electronic tracks using a bank of drum patterns, synths lines, bass lines and more. Manipulating sounds with added tools such as 'Roll', 'Gate' 'Pitch Up/Down', 'Filter' and more.
The CTK-3500 also comes complete with Casio's fantastic 'Chordana Play For Piano' app, turning your smartphone or tablet into a separate browser screen and remote control, heads-up player and more!
Once connected the Chordna app allows you to select tones, trigger internal songs and check settings not visible on the keyboard itself such as tuning frequency. Furthermore, Chordana displays 60 of the apps included songs as sheet music, helping you develop your reading and writing skills whilst learning to play.
The Chordana player is likely it's the best feature, allowing you check the next keys to be played via a classic and intuitive piano roll window. you can adjust track tempo to slow and speed up your playing as you progress and use the in-built scoring system to keep track of your progress and stay motivated!
The Chordana app also includes a range of other exercise songs for varying skill levels and allows you to upload your own MIDI files using your smartphone or tablet.
With a large range of available tones, rhythms, and tracks at your fingertips the CTK-3500 is a great keyboard to learn from. Combining some great features such as realistic acoustic style keys and access to the Chordana app and you will see more progress than you thought possible within a few weeks.
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- - 61 piano-style keys
- Touch Response
- - 2 sensitivity levels, Off
- Maximum Polyphony
- - 48
- - 400 built-in tones
- Digital Effects
- - Reverb (10 types), Virtual Hall, Dance Music Effect
- - 100 built-in rhythms, 50 Dance Music rhythms
- Auto Accompaniment
- - Modes: CASIO Chord, Fingered 1, Fingered 2 (6th off), Fingered 3 (on bass), Full Range Chord
- - Controllers: Start/Stop, Intro, Normal/Fill-in, Variation/Fill-in, Synchro/Ending
- Built-in Songs
- - 60 (Song Bank)
- Lesson Function
- - Step Up Lesson
- - Lesson Part Select (Right hand, Left hand, Both hands)
- - Performance evaluation
- - Voice fingering guide
- Connection to APP
- - Yes
- - Beats: Off, 1 to 9 (Tempo range: quarter note = 20 to 255)
- Other Functions
- - Dance Music Mode
- - One Touch Preset: 100 sets
- - Rhythm/Song Bank controller
- - Pitch Bend Wheel : 0 to 12 semitones
- Key Transpose
- - ±1 octaves (-12 to 0 to +12 semitones)
- Tuning Control
- - A4 = 415.5 to 465.9 Hz (Initial Default: 440.0 Hz)
- - Standard jack (sustain, sostenuto, soft, rhythm)
- - GM Compatibility: Level1
- - Terminals: USB
- - 10cm x 2
- Amp Output
- - 2W + 2W
- Input/Output Terminals
- - HEADPHONES/OUTPUT (standard stereo jack)
- - SUSTAIN/DAMPER
- - AUDIO IN
- - USB: type B*
- - EXTERNAL POWER (9.5V DC)
- * USB cable (A-B type) required to use USB terminal for computer connection.
- Power Requirements
- - Batteries: AA-size x 6 / AC Adaptor: AD-E95100L
- Dimensions (W x D x H)
- - 946 x 307 x 92 mm
- - 3.4kg (Without batteries)
- Body Color/Finish
- - Black
- Included Accessories
- - Music stand
- EAN code
- - 4971850314660