Casio Music UK launches new Casiotone range

Casio Music UK has released its updated Casiotone range with three new models – the CT-S1, the CT-S400, and the LK-S450.

The flagship CT-S1 has a minimalist design layout made up of 61 piano-style keys, built-in speakers, slim profile, and a selection of easy to use buttons. It is available in three different colours – white, black, and red.

The CT-S1 also boasts the Casio AiX Sound Source to ensure high-quality tone, as well as a newly developed speaker design that delivers an impressively powerful sound output. The model features 61 built-in tones, as well as a selection of 12 Casio Classic Tone presets.

The CT-S400 meanwhile features a diverse range of functions, including 600 high-quality tones and 200 rhythms, again packed into a slim profile. This model is designed to offer enhanced operability with its dial selection and sharp LED screen.

The third model in the new range is the LK-S450. Designed with beginners in mind, it features a key lighting system that guides aspiring players via the ‘Light up’ keys. Featuring up to 200 preloaded songs from a wide range of genres, the LK-S450 is designed to make the learning and practising experience fun and enjoyable.

All three models can connect to smartphones, tablets, and other devices using the separately sold Bluetooth adapter to open up a whole bunch of possibilities – from using the unit as a wireless speaker to playing along with favourite songs. The dedicated Chordana Play app also enables users to change the tempo or key of songs being played, as well as to display music scores and piano roll notation, so that players can practise at their own pace.

Neil Evans, Head of Casio EMI, commented: “We are excited to be releasing our new Casiotone range – we want to bring the joys of music-making to as many people as possible. We appreciate the different lifestyles of our customers and have considered them when designing and building a digital keyboard line-up that complements specific needs and situations. We hope that the new Casiotone range excites people to pick up playing or perhaps even consider upgrading to one.”

The CT-S1 will be priced at RPP of £225, the CT-S400 at £279, and the LK-S450 at £295 – all launching in the UK in May and June 2021.