(OLD MODEL) Casio CTK-496 Electronic Keyboard with 61 Full-Size Keys and Singalong Capability
- 61 keys with 100-tune song bank
- MIDI makes for great sound
- Headphone jack for private listening and microphone jack to sing along with the song
- 100 preset tones and 100 rhythms
- Auto Accompaniment to give a deeper sound to your songs
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This Casio compact electronic sing-along keyboard is good fun for the entire family. Features 61 full-size keys with 100 pre-programmed songs; MIDI for great sound; headphone and microphone jacks; 100 preset tones and rhythms; auto accompaniment; integrated speakers; 12 polyphony maximum; musical information system display; on-screen icons; song controller; and more. Imported.
Casio's 61-key CTK-496 has everything a beginner needs on board: 100 tones, 100 rhythms, 100 songs. The familiar CD player control buttons (stop, play/pause, rewind, fast forward) make child's play of song bank operation. The on/off buttons for the right and left hand--as well as the button for activating the chord book function--are located just beside the song-bank controller. The instrument offers 12-note polyphony, which means up to 12 keys or voices may be sounded simultaneously.
The song book included in the package yields insight into notes and lyrics. Once you've rehearsed the tunes, the next job is waiting: Sing Along via the top-panel microphone input and dedicated volume control. Other features include MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) in/out, auto-accompaniment, assignable pedals, a headphone jack, and 2 speakers powered by 2 watts each.
Power the unit using an optional AC/DC adapter (model AD-5) or with 6 AA batteries (not included). What's in the Box
Keyboard, song book, music stand, a user's manual, and registration/warranty information.
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I purchased my CTK-496 new, and it included a stand and a power supply. It did not include midi to USB cables, which cost me a whopping $4.50 to purchase here on Amazon. It did not include a sustain pedal, but has a jack to connect one. I neither wanted, nor needed a sustain pedal for my purposes. If you are a piano player you probably want one. They cost about $15-$20. If you played organ or synthesizers or other keyboards, you probably don't care and don't want one.
I've had my CTK-496 several years, and it has performed well for the purposes it was designed for. No issues with quality or reliability to report.
- Many tones
- Very portable due to battery power, light weight, and small size.
- Midi connections worked well with a $5 Midi to USB cable to compose directly into music software, running on a Vista 64 bit PC.
- Great for noodling on a keyboard
- Includes 1/4" output jack enabling output to an amp if desired.
- Included Single-X-stand similar to what sells for $20 on various musical supply sites.
- If you are used to playing an 88 key piano, this isn't an 88 key piano.
- The 61 keys define the range of notes you can enter in notation via midi
- Non-weighted keys are ok for organ players, probably not for piano players. But, you will not find a decent weighted key instrument under $400-$500. So again, at the price point, its great.
In the end, this is a toy for playing around, not a stage instrument. On the other hand, if you are ready for the stage, you know you don't get quality instruments for $100. If you have realistic expectations about what this instrument is for, it performs those tasks very well.
If you want concert piano sound and plan to hold concerts, do what my daughter did & spend $20,000 on a lovely Baby Grand..
Or have fun with this one.
Apart from my power-supply fiasco, once I did get the product working I was surprised at how unrealistic the piano and a lot of the other sounds .. sounded. Another draw back about this keyboard is that it doesn't include the midi in/out cables used to connect to a computer or another midi device, however if you're just wanting to play and don't have any interest in using the keyboard in conjunction with a computer, then this product is great.
61 full sized keys
long battery life
lots of built in songs to learn
comes with a music stand and ~100 songs to play
doesn't come with midi in/out cables
doesn't come with power adapter
certain tones sound horribly unlike the instrument stated (~30 in all of 100 total)
So if you're looking for something affordable, lightweight and easy to use, this is the perfect keyboard for you.
A sustain pedal is as important as the keys, yet this product did not come with one. It also didn't come with an adapter, which is equally important unless you have an unlimited supply of free batteries. I had to order the sustain pedal over the Internet, plus pay for the shipping. Nobody within 50 miles of me carried one. I also had to pay extra for an adapter and a set of headphones.
If you're looking for a decent keyboard, please consider buying the best and the largest you can afford. This one will leave you feeling cheated and disgusted, while it collects dust in the closet.