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Casio CTK-3000 Keyboard, 61-Key

Great for beginners, the Casio CTK-3000 has full-sized keys and built-in lessons. They also offer the CTK-3000 in a premium kit with a stand and headphones. (20) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Casio CTK-3000 uses Casio's new AHL sound source technology, which allows a realistic reproduction of a wide range of tones from acoustic instruments like the piano. The max polyphony of 48 notes ensures that no sound drops out, even with complex parts.

The Casio CTK-3000 makes music-making more enjoyable. It features include:
- a collection of 400 high-quality tones, including stereo piano sounds
- 61 full-size piano style keys
- 150 rhythms.

Additionally, the audio input jack on the Casio CTK-3000 allows you to connect a MP3 player so you can sample sounds or play along. It also features a step-up lesson system that makes learning how to play the keyboard a breeze.

The Casio CTK-3000 offers pure playing pleasure with 61 dynamic-touch keys. Enthusiastic budding musicians gradually discover the wide range of possibilities offered by their instrument: dive into the diverse world of 150 rhythms or use the sampling function, "bend" the notes with the pitch bend wheel or connect an MP3 player via the audio output -- this keyboard offers a wide range of features and functions. And the step-up learning system makes it easy to hear the progress made in your playing skills.

400 AHL Tones

The high-quality 400 AHL tones create clear and dynamic sounds, which unfold in all sounds and rhythms found in classical piano pieces, as well as many other genres.

Featuring 48-note Polyphony

Sound diversity at its best: the CTK-3000 can play up to 48 voices at the same time, turning interpretation of a wide range of musical pieces into a pure pleasure.

61 Dynamic Touch Keys

The 61 'piano look' keys give this keyboard a sophisticated, elegant appearance and provide the ideal scope for musical inspiration.

Step-up Learning System

The improved step-up learning system from Casio is based on the principal "learning by playing": as in traditional piano lessons, the practice piece is split up into individual bar sections and learn step-by-step.

The small learning units offered encourage motivation and learning success.

Step 1: Listen.
Step 2: See and repeat with visual support.
Step 3: Remember and play without help.

When the "Auto" mode is switched on, a set practice goal must be reached before the next bar section is displayed. With the "Next" mode you can set your own learning speed.

150 Rhythms

The 150 rhythms provided on the Casio CTK-3000 offer a colourful overview of the world of music.

Playing Games

This practice is fun and exercises your mind too: Music Challenge is a play function where the player has to hit the hit the correct keys as quickly as possible. On this keyboard, you follow the large LC display.

USB Plug and Play

The tried-and-tested interface connects your keyboard quickly and easily to the computer. No software installation from a CD-ROM required thanks to Plug and Play and the USB driver is compatible with both Mac and Windows (from Mac OSX 10.03 and Windows XP/Vista).

Play Quietly
Play peacefully: this keyboard comes equipped with a headphone connection.

Loudspeaker System
The system featuring two loudspeakers and a power of two times two Watts produces an impressive and balanced sound.

Features:

- 61 piano-style keys
- Touch Response (2 sensitivity levels, off)
- 48-note polyphony (maximum)
- 400 high-quality tones including stereo grand piano tones
- 150 rhythms including 55 ethnic rhythms and 20 patterns for piano play
- Auto-accompaniment
- 110 Song Bank tunes, including 20 Exercise phrases that have step-up lessons
- One Touch Preset (150 presets)
- Digital Effects: Reverb (10 types)
- Rhythm/Song Bank Controller
- Metronome
- USB
- Musical Information System (LCD)
- GM level 1 compatible
- Stereo speakers
- Comes with song book, music stand
- Size (WxDxH): 949 x 354 x 112 mm
- Weight: 3.9 kg
- Batteries: AA-size x 6 (not supplied)

Power Supply: AD-5 (Not Included)* or 6 AA batteries (Not Included)

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61 piano-style keys

Touch Response (2 sensitivity levels, off)

48-note polyphony (maximum)

400 high-quality tones including stereo grandpiano tones

150 rhythms including 55 ethnic rhythms and 20 patterns for piano play

Auto-accompaniment

110 Song Bank tunes, including 20 Exercise phrases

One Touch Preset (150 presets)

Digital Effects: Reverb (10 types)

Rhythm/Song Bank Controller

Metronome

Musical Information System (LCD)

GM level 1 compatible

Stereo speakers

Comes with song book, music stand

Size (WxDxH): 949 x 354 x 112 mm

Weight: 3.9 kg

Batteries: AA-size x 6 (not supplied)

Power Supply: AD-5 (Not Included)* or 6 AA batteries (Not Included)

*Optional AC Adapter: AD-5 (only included with "Premium Pack" option)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-435-7732
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "This product is well worth the money."
Sound: Excellant product, great for beginner or more experienced player. Feature: Like the step by step lesson plans included. Ease of Use: Very easy to play from the beginning. Encourages player to compete with himself and grow as a muscian. Quality: Sturdy. The shipping company mishandled yet it came through in great condition! Value: I believe it is a very good product for the money. Fits the needs of my family perfectly. Manufacturer Support: Dealt with Zzounds only but they were very helpful Overall: I would replace with same item.
Style of Music: classical.
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Manufacturer Support: Easy to reach, but the people who answer the phones are not particularly knowledgable about product features. I had an e-mail response from someone who knew the answer after about six days. Overall: I recently purchased a Casio CTK-3000 as a beginner's keyboard, and I thought I would write a review since none were available when I was shopping. The CTK-3000 has touch-sensitive keys, which the 2100 does not. Even for a beginner, the difference in sound between a keyboard with touch-sensitive keys and one without them is huge, and this alone makes the 3000 worth the higher price. Even if you're a beginner, you won't regret choosing touch-sensitive keys if you can afford the slightly higher price. The 3000 weighs less than 10 pounds by itself, it runs on AA batteries if necessary, and it can sit firmly on a table if there's room or adapts to a stand. It has a pitch bend wheel, which is of no use to me but may be to others. The CTK-3000 has 400 tones, although some of them are very similar to others, and a number of piano tones that are all a little different. The stereo grand piano seems very realistic, but the notes do not sustain well in the higher ranges. Some of the other piano tones sustain better across the entire range of notes, but those tones are not in stereo, and you can hear that too. Still, I'm happy with the stereo grand piano tone. The sustain effect is only in the highest octave, and as a beginner I hardly ever use the highest and lowest octaves. I'm busy in the middle three octaves, and those notes all sound very realistic. The song bank has 100 songs and 20 exercise phrases, and while some of the song bank is cool to listen to, learning from it seems difficult. The pieces that are intended for beginners are not interesting, and the pieces that are interesting are not going to be played by beginners. I've found a few of the exercise phrases useful, but that's just for drilling my fingers. I purchased the accessory pack with the keyboard. The power source is fine, a standard AC adaptor rated for this appliance. The stand is metal and is by far the heaviest part of the whole thing. It locks firmly at the desired height and has wide feet for stability, but the keyboard does not attach, it just sits on top. Even so, the top supports are plenty wide enough for the entire keyboard, and after over a month, tipping does not seem to be a problem. Tipping it over would take more than a casual bump. My cat has walked across the keyboard with no ill effects and only a little shaking, although I didn't appreciate the music he made when it was turned on. I'm not an audiophile, so the sound delivered by the headphones is good to me, but the connectors do not fit well. The headphones require a 1/4" adaptor, and the fit is not good somewhere, so I often have to jiggle the connectors to get both sides to work, but it's fine once the jiggling finds good contact points. Headphones that already have a 1/4" connector would probably solve that. After considering different models of both Yamaha and Casio keyboards, I'm satisfied that the Casio CTK-3000 is a good value in features for the price. Yamaha keyboards with comparable features are typically $30 or more higher. The 3000 has good sound for a beginner, and the touch-sensitive keys give the beginner an honest keyboard experience. I think it's a good place for a beginner to start, and it will tell me whether the keyboard is something I can do well enough to become enthusiastic about it. If and when I'm ready, I can always upgrade to a more expensive keyboard and be able to use the more advanced features. And if this keyboard just winds up in the closet or being given away after six months because I'm not satisfied with my ability to learn it, then I know I didn't spend more than I had to for a good enough keyboard to tell me that.
Style of Music: Yes.
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