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Casio Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary - Find Your Perfect Piano Or Keyboard Here

Casio 40 Years Pianos and Keyboards
Casio 40 Years Pianos and Keyboards

Casio Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary - Find Your Perfect Piano Or Keyboard Here

Since 1980, Casio has brought the enjoyment of music and performance to countless musicians around the world. 40 years later, Casio is an industry leader in piano & keyboard technology. Here we'll show you why, and help you find the best piano or keyboard for you.

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Casio announced its first electronic keyboard in 1980 – the Casiotone CT-201. Since then, Casio has become a pioneer of digital keyboard and piano technology. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced musician, there's a perfect Casio piano or keyboard for you. Read on to find out more.

Casio – the beginning

Today, we take it for granted that many devices can produce fantastic instrument sounds - even our phones!

However, in 1980 this was unheard of, and Casio wanted to give people the chance to explore the sounds of different instruments from a single keyboard.

To do this, Casio’s co-founder Toshio Kashio developed the technology of vowel-consonant synthesis. With the Casiotone CT-201, he created the sound of 29 instruments using digital technology. The world would never be the same again!

After the CT-201, Casio continued to develop compact digital keyboards that could actively help musicians learn. Casio's philosophy was to make music available to more people than ever before - proving you didn't need large, bulky, and expensive instruments.

The next step

Casio introduced its first synthesizer (the CZ-101) in 1984 and continued to pioneer digital technology.

In the decades that followed, Casio explored compact keyboards, natural piano sounds, sampling technology, digital pianos with realistic hammer-action keys, educational keyboards, and an ever-increasing range of digital instruments.

Casio - today

Today, Casio’s main product families cover the full range of piano and keyboard styles and technologies.

With a 40-year heritage, every new Casio instrument is backed by a plethora of experience, built on tried-and-tested technologies while simultaneously expanding the limits of what can be achieved.

Casio is a household name, and that's testament to the decades of time spent pushing the boundaries of technology, bringing music to more people than ever before.

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Which Casio is right for me?

From new musicians to artists at the very top of their game, there’s a Casio for everyone. Explore the newest models here.  

Shop now | Casio Celviano Grand Hybrid Pianos
Shop now | Casio Celviano Grand Hybrid Pianos

The Casio Celviano GP Grand Hybrid is the flagship of the Casio family, developed in collaboration with C.Bechstein.

With a blend of digital technology and a traditional mechanical piano action, you’ll find unprecedented feel, response, and nuance. This range offers an immersive piano experience with the convenience of digital.

What it's for:

  • Premium home/studio/live performance
  • The most discerning piano players

Why it's great:

  • Flagship digital hybrid piano
  • Premium cabinet design
  • Digital convenience meets acoustic piano playability
  • True grand piano mechanism developed with C. Bechstein
  • Incredible sampling technology with unbeatable sounds
  • Full length wooden keys
  • Premium speaker system with room filling sound

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Shop Now | Casio Celviano Digital Pianos
Shop Now | Casio Celviano Digital Pianos

The Casio Celviano AP series is a digital upright piano family with the AiR Sound Source developed for incredible realism.

This range provides the finest nuances of an acoustic piano, including advanced resonance, premium samples, and an immersive playing feel.

The family is ideal for new and developing players, and is a convenient alternative to an acoustic piano - giving you the playing experience of a grand piano at home.

What it's for:

  • Home and live performance
  • Progressing pianists and ambitious beginners

Why it's great:

  • Stylish cabinet design
  • Immersive sounds from AiR sound source and speakers
  • Expressive feel with Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II keyboard
  • Realistic textured keys
  • Smart device compatability with Chordana Piano Play App

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Shop Now | Casio Privia Digital Pianos
Shop Now | Casio Privia Digital Pianos

The world’s slimmest digital piano* is the Casio PX-S1000. It's a member of the Privia family - a range of instruments designed to make playing the piano truly convenient with slimline designs, hammer-action keys, and realistic sounds.

Also check out the Casio PX760 – featuring the same piano technology in a wood frame format for home use.

What it's for:

  • Stage performance
  • Compact home use
  • Professional performers and ambitious home players

Why it's great:

  • Slimline & lightweight designs
  • Expressive hammer action keyboards
  • Bluetooth and App connectivity
  • Premium piano sounds & other instruments
  • Choose wood frame models for the complete home setup

Shop now | Casio Privia Digital Pianos

Casio CT-X Keyboard
Casio CT-X Keyboard

A digital keyboard featuring the AiX Sound Source, giving you groundbreaking sounds in a portable instrument. The Casio CT X Portable Keyboards are perfect for musicians at home, giving you play-along songs, 100 instrument voices, 100 rhythms, access to the online Casio Music Academy, and much more.

What it's for:

  • New players and keen learners
  • Home use and education
  • A premium keyboard option

Why it's great:

  • Compact, portable design
  • Make music with 100 instruments, 100 rhythms, 30 songs, and more
  • Premium sounds from AiX sound source with hi-res samples featured on more expensive instruments
  • 15W speakers built-in
  • Built in recorder
  • Join the Casio Music Academy online

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Shop Now | Casiotone
Shop Now | Casiotone

The Casiotone CT series is the modern take on the original Casiotone. With the DNA of the very first Casio electronic keyboard, this new family makes music accessible and convenient for all.

The Casiotone LK-S250 and other LK models also feature key lighting which makes it fun and easy to learn music.

What it's for:

  • New players and keen learners
  • Make music on the move
  • Built-in learning

Why it's great:

  • Compact and battery power options
  • Light-up keys on LK models
  • Smart device connectivity
  • Learn with the Chordana Play app
  • A plethora of sounds, rhythms, and songs
  • Dance Music Mode - explore remixing and arranging

Shop now | Casio Casiotone Keyboards

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Compact Digital Piano

Casio Compact Digital Pianos

The Casio CDP family is a compact and affordable range of stage and wood frame pianos, including the CDP S100 – one of the most popular portable pianos ever made!

What it's for:

  • Compact home use or portable travel
  • Live performance
  • Outdoor performance
  • Developing players and competent musicians

Why it's great:

  • Slimline, lightweight, portable designs
  • Choose a wood frame model for a complete setup
  • Premium playing feel from hammer action mechanism and textured keys
  • Battery power option
  • Realistic sounds with 64-note polyphony

Shop now | Casio CDP Compact Digital Pianos

Portable Keyboards

Shop Now | Casio Portable Keyboards

The Casio portable keyboard family offers a solution for any new player. Explore a range of mini keyboards that are perfect for beginners and young musicians.

What it's for:

  • New musicians
  • Children

Why it's great:

  • Super compact design
  • Battery power
  • Lots of instrument sounds, rhythms, and songs
  • Mini keys for smaller hands
  • Join the Casio Music Academy online to learn to play

Shop now | Casio portable keyboard

Find out more

See more about the Casio 40th anniversary. Learn about Casio’s philosophy, history, technology, and more!

 

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Posted on 11 Sep 2020 12:59 to category : Instruments News

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