The Casio WK-500 Electronic Keyboard is built with the use of Casio's AHL sound technology! The AHL (Acoustic & Highly-compressed Large-waveform) technology boasts a realistic reproduction of tones from pianos to organs and more. With 48 notes of polyphony, these keyboards ensure that all sounds played are heard, even when playing complex parts with the aid of on-board accompaniment. This keyboard also features piano-style keys for a more natural feel.
Perfect for Beginners
Equipped with built-in sampling features, you can record any sound or musical phrases using the microphone (or audio input) jack and then play them back on the WK-500. Casio has taken great leaps in upgrading the Step Up Lesson function for those just starting to learn. Young and growing musicians can learn to play songs phrase-by-phrase by listening to the progression, watching the LCD screen to see where to play and then repeating the simple parts on the keyboard this process will help any new player learn through memory by playing the song phrases with little assistance.
Pure Playing Pleasure
The high-grade Casio WK-500 keyboard with 76 keys offers a wealth of sound diversity, rendered effectively via the AHL sound chip. Added to the Casio WK-500 is a wide range of functions, offering a diverse playground for music enthusiasts. The 305 useful music presets invite users to interpret their choice of rock and pop classics. With the rhythm editor, styles can be adapted quickly and easily to the user's own requirements, the range of effects provide interesting sound variations (10 reverb, 5 chorus, auto-harmonizer, arpeggiator). Individual song recordings can be created with the sequencer (6 tracks/5 songs) and the sampling function (10 seconds) is available for sound recordings. A wide range of connection options: audio input, microphone input -- round off the broad spectrum of possibilities.
Step-Up Learning System
The improved step-up learning system from Casio built into the WK-500 is based on the principal "learning by playing": as in traditional piano lessons, the practice piece is split up into individual bar sections and learnt step-by-step. The small learning units guarantee 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.
A feature with fun factor: the simple sampling of sounds via an external sound source such as MP3 and CD players (via Audio-in) or microphone (via Mic-in) offers interesting effects and amusing compositions. Whether a bar of your favourite musical piece, loops or drum sounds, human voices or noises of any kind -- the recorded samples (up to 10 seconds) can be played via the Casio WK-500 and effects added as desired.
The "Music Preset Library" built into the Casio WK-500 contains 305 "one touch settings" based on popular rock and pop songs. The useful pre-settings for rhythm, tone, tempo, effects etc. makes time-consuming searches for the right settings a thing of the past. This assistant makes playing the "top 300" child's play!
Pop rhythm with a touch of jazz, jazz rhythm with a shot of pop: with the Casio WK-500 rhythm editor, elements from different rhythms can be combined and edited. 10 user slots are available for individual style editing.
This practice is fun and exercises your mind too: the Casio Music Challenge built into the WK-500 is a play function where the player has to hit the keys as fast as possible, using the large LC display.
USB Plug & Play/Song Expansion
The USB/MIDI (GM) connection enables further Midfile songs to be loaded into the Casio WK-500's internal memory via the "Song expansion". No software installation from a CD-ROM required thanks to Plug & Play and the USB driver is compatible with both Mac and Windows (from Mac OSX 10.03 and Windows XP/Vista).
Play or sing along -- a solution for the future: connect a CD or MP3 player to the Audio input of your Casio WK-500. Your favourite tunes are played via the loudspeakers of the keyboard in "half playback" -- you can play along for the keyboard part. A good alternative to MIDI playback, particularly if you don't want to edit the song.
76 Dynamic Touch Keys
Ample space for music: the Casio WK-500's 6 octave keyboard scope offers the best range of options and ideal freedom for turning your musical ideas into reality.
670 AHL Tones
The high-quality 670 AHL tones in the Casio WK-500 create clear and dynamic sounds, which unfold in all sounds and rhythms found in classical piano pieces, as well as many other genres.
Sound diversity at its best: the WK-500 can play up to 48 voices at the same time, turning interpretation of a wide range of musical pieces into a pure pleasure.
The WK-500's 200 rhythms provide you with a colourful overview of the world of music.
Quick access: you can store up to 32 setups (8 benches with 4 memory spaces each) into the registration memory of the WK-50.
With the Casio WK-500 sequencer (6 track/5 songs), you can record your own ideas quickly and easily in real-time (capacity: 12,000 notes).
The WK-500's scale tuning functions open up a whole new world of oriental quarter tones and the tempering of baroque or classical music.
With the arpeggiator built into the Casio WK-500, a chord played on the keyboard is divided into a sequence of individual notes repeated in succession. Perfect for all dance or electro styles!
Fit for the stage: The Casio WK-500's line-out enables you to connect your high grade keyboard with stage equipment such as loud speakers and mixers or your stereo system at home.
The innovative SD memory medium offers a simple means of expanding the internal song memory of the WK-500 to limitless levels.
Pitch Bend Wheel
Playing aids such as the pitch bend wheel enable you to temporarily change the pitch of played notes, to authentically reproduce guitar or saxophone playing techniques.
Simply plug in and get singing: The WK-500 has a practical microphone input facility that allows users to sing along to a selection of songs or make recordings using the sampling function.
Peaceful enjoyment: the WK-500 comes equipped with a headphone connection.
Powerful Loudspeaker System
Powerful sound: the amplifier system with four loudspeakers with 2 x 6 watt creates a harmonious and uniform sound.
- Digital Effects
- Real Time Recording
- On-Board Sampling
- Pitch bend wheel
- SD Card slot
- Backlit LCD display
- Phrase by Phrase lessons
- USB Port for PC Connectivity
- Line Out
- Also Includes songbook & score stand
AD-12 Power Cord(Included) or 6 AA Batteries (Not Included)
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