Casio CTK-7000 Portable Electronic Keyboard (61-Key)

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The 61-key Casio CTK-700 features 800 tones, 250 preset rhythms, audio recording capabilities and all the necessary tools for a musician of any level.

The Casio CTK-7000 offers powerful and extensive features at a price that is unheard of in the portable keyboard market. It offers 800 world-class tones, 250 preset rhythms, 17 track sequencer, 32 channel mixer, as well as audio recording capabilities. Any piece of music you create can be recorded as an audio file on an SDHC card. 9 sliders extend your versatility and provide an impressive 50 drawbar organ tones. Whether you are an amateur or professional musician, the Casio CTK-7000 will allow you to create, edit and play your compositions at home, in the studio or on the stage.

Tones That Will Inspire Your Music

The Casio CTK-7000 provides 800 world class tones organized by category in a easy-to-use interface. Dynamic stereo pianos, vintage electric pianos, strings, drums and a wealth of synths and acoustic instruments are at your fingertips. Each of those 800 voices can be edited with control over filters, envelopes and more. For added depth and realism, an extensive set of DSP effects are available to enhance these tones, providing you with pure inspiration at your fingertips.

Sliders Galore

You can't miss them, nine strategically placed sliders on the front panel. Just press the Drawbar Organ button and start playing. The sliders allow you to control the level of each harmonic overtone to produce a powerful and rich organ sound. Rotary speaker effects and percussion control are all instantly accessible. For the final touch, you can dive deeper into edit mode read more to customize key click, overdrive, rotary speeds and more for the ultimate drawbar organ experience.

Capture The Moment

With the Casio CTK-7000 Keyboard you can capture those moments of creativity so they'll never get lost. Featuring a powerful 17-track sequencer, you can even edit and tweak your performances enabling you to turn out broadcast ready, professional tracks. Once you've created your masterpiece you can save your song file to an SDHC card. Better yet, you can save it as an audio recording. That's right, these keyboards can mix down internally and save your song to an SDHC card as an audio file. This allows you to share your music with the world. Utilizing Casio's free DATA Manager 6.0 computer software your recording can be converted into a .WAV file, so you can burn your song to a CD, put it in your favorite music player, send it to friends or a record producer. Making music and sharing it has never been this easy or affordable.

A Full Band: Included

A total of 250 preset rhythms with full accompaniment are built-in. One button click brings you access to styles from rock, pop, Latin, jazz, country, classical and everything in between. You can choose to have just a drummer or full virtual band at your disposal, so now you can play and write music with more speed and sophistication than ever before.

Mix Your Masterpiece

Whether you're playing live or in the studio, you have total control over your mix. The front panel sliders provide quick control over volume, pan, effect sends for each channel including the MIC and instrument inputs.

Get Connected

The back panel provides 1/4 in. (L/MONO, R) outputs, MIC and Instrument inputs and a stereo audio in. There is also a class-compliant USB MIDI port. This means you can easily use your favorite computer music application without the need for drivers.

Ready For The Stage

The Casio CTK-7000 is ready to conquer the stage. You can easily create splits, layers or both simultaneously. You can also store this combination of three tones as a registration for instant recall on stage. The 96 registration slots will let you cover any gig, or save those magic sounds that define a hit song. If you're a solo performer, registrations can also recall rhythms and accompaniments for you to play along with. The CTK-7000 features a piano-style touch- response keyboard that provides a realistic piano experience.
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- Keyboard: 61 Piano-style keys
- Touch Response: 2 Sensitivity levels / Off
- Sound Source: Tri-element AHL
- Polyphony (max): 64
- Tones: 800 incl 50 drawbar organ tones
- User Tones: 100 tone editor + 50 drawbar organ
- Drawbar Organ Tones: 50
- Built-in Rhythms: 250
- User Rhythms: 100
- Reverb: 10 Types
- Chorus: 5 Types
- DSP: 100 Preset / 100 User
- Controllers: Start / Stop, Intro, Normal / Fill-in, Variation / Fill-in, Synchro / Editing
- Pattern Sequencer: 8 track editing x 6 patterns (intro, normal, normal fill-in, variation, variation fill-in, ending)
- Song Sequencer: 16 tracks + 1 system track supports up to 5 songs. Real time recording, step recording, song edit, track edit, event edit, punch in / out
- Mixer: 32 Channels + ext in (instrument or mic), 9 sliders
- Layer / Split: Yes
- Registration Memory: 6 sets x 16 banks, 100 user presets
- One Touch Presets: 250
- Pitch Bend Wheel: 0 to 24 Semi-tomes
- Sliders: 9
- General MIDI Compatible: 16 Channel multi-timbre received, GM level 1
- Recorder: Up to 5 audio files
- SD Memory Card Storage: SD or SDHC
- Display: Backlit LCD
- Speakers w/ Bass Reflex System: 4.7 in. x 2 + 1.2 in. x 2
- Amplifier: 7W + 7W
- Terminals:
- Line Out: L / Mono, R - Std jack
- Mic In: Mono - Std jack
- Instrument In: Mono - Std jack
- Audio In: Stereo - Mini jack
- USB: Yes
- Sustain Pedal: Std jack
- Headphones : Stereo - Std jack
- Power: 12V DC or six D cell batteries
- Included Accessories:
- AC Adaptor: AD-A12150
- Music Stand: Yes
- Dimensions: 37.2 x 14.9 x 5.2 in.
- Weight: 15.0 lbs.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-435-7732
Web: https://world.casio.com/support/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (8 ratings)
Submitted December 23, 2014 by Gary D in Port Charlotte, FL
"It might not be exactly like a B3. But it's also not 450 pounds."
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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As with every zZounds order, this one arrived as promised, when promised. The Casio CTK-7000 was sold and discounted as a "blemish." One I've yet to find. It was part of my plan to retire 450 pounds of B3-type musical living room furniture and its 150 pound wooden traveling companion. My chiropractor is still in mourning. I knew Casio had come a long way in recent years. I also knew that even with the improved CTK-7000 series, they weren't entirely there yet when it came to running with the big ticket clonewheels. But once I fought my way through the manual and had it making sound, it was clear that whatever differences a trained ear might detect weren't worth the substantial difference in price. And with a few easy fixes, not even the purest of the purists had a clue. Unless you're doing arena tours, the average "recreational" keyboardist can play the CTKs where is and as is. Want that B3 sound? It's there. Have fun. The touch is fine, and the keys are pretty much where you expect them to be. And the onboard speakers are more than enough to get the job done. After 15 minutes or so, it all falls into place. If anything, this keyboard does too much. An insane amount of too much. So much, that it was a tossup between reading the Old Testament-length manual or waiting for the movie version to be released. I've only waved to the chapter on MIDI while passing through to the stuff at the back of the book. I figure my 25-key controller can handle it until I can devote a week or read more so to all things MIDI. Along with the recording stuff. My lone gripe centers on the way the drawbars were designed. And I was aware of the problem prior to punching in my card number. They are incremental. Unlike the smooth flow found on the originals, when you extend the 7000's drawbars they do a step-by-step transition from one tone to the next. I understand this has been fixed with later models. Whenever I find this annoying, all it takes is a glance at the receipt I taped to the keyboard. The one with the price circled in red. Usually makes it all better. The CTK is fine for the kind of gigs we're now doing. The kind where payment tends to come in the form of an open bar tab rather than a check with commas. The kind where the bar manager can barely spell "B3" let alone notice you're longer playing one. Don't worry about the patrons. They aren't there for the organ music. Give the 7000 or one of its Casio kin a powered sub-woofer, a decent amp (crank down the treble and mids), a decent rotary emulator or, like me, go out and curbside yourself an unwanted spinet with a built in Leslie. Bring chainsaw. Then dare the Organ Guild to find the difference.

Sound
As mentioned in the review, split the signal out into a powered sub and a decent guitar amp. The sub adds punch to the bottom end and the mids. The built in Leslie effect is okay, but consider investing in a rotary stomp box or the real deal if you want the best sound.

Features
About half the settings will never leave the house. Most of the piano and organ presets are fine. And with the drawbars, the variety of tones is almost endless.

Ease of Use
To squeeze out the Casio's full potential means spending a ton of time with the manual. Ignoring most of the stuff this keyboard can do, I had it playing in a matter of minutes.

Quality
It's plastic. What isn't?

Value
Absolutely. If you're downsizing from a B3, the chiropractic savings will pay for the thing in a few months.

Manufacturer Support
n/a

The Wow Factor
Casio and "WOW" are seldom found in the same sentence. But there was no shortage of "WOW" once I had it up and running for its first sound check. Then came the "WOW." It's a Casio dressed in midnight black that doesn't look or sound anything like the toys Casio once produced. And there are no lighted keys. Not that I can find, that is.

Musical Background:
LBJ was president when I joined my first junior high band. A former touring musician who dropped out to get a degree and a job.

Musical Style:
Keyboard style has been described as old school funk. The kind that's the result of not being able to read a lick of music.
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