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04.04.2017

CASIO presents keyboard novelties at Musikmesse Frankfurt

  • CASIO introduces standard and lighted keys keyboards
  • New features such as "Dance Music Mode" to remix and create new tracks
  • Launch of the new free app "Chordana Play". Further info at www.chordana-play.eu
  • More information available at www.casio-music.com

Norderstedt, Germany, April 4th, 2017. At this year's Musikmesse in Frankfurt, CASIO presents its new standard keyboards CTK-3500, CTK-2500 and CTK-1500, as well as the lighted keys keyboards LK-265 and LK-135. All new models are equipped with the „Dance Music Mode“ which makes it easy to create own music and mix it with music styles like House, Dance and EDM. Addtionally, the „Dance Music Mode“ features four phrase patterns, four different sound effects, and the Build-Up Play function which gives selfmade tracks their finishing touch.

The CTK-2500 and CTK-1500 are, like their predecessors CTK-2400 and CTK-1300, ideal for beginners and assist users with the „Lesson Lite“ learning system. The LK-135 with key lighting system provides an ideal start on how to play the keyboard as well. Equipped with 400 sounds and over 100 rhythms, the CTK-3500 and the LK-265 are perfect for a bit more advanced players. With the "Step-Up-Lesson" learning system, both models are ideal tools for keyboard practice.

Ideal supplement for more fun while learning: The "Chordana Play" app
The keyboards CTK-3500, CTK-2500 and LK-265 can be connected with the new "Chordana Play" app, which was developed by CASIO and is available for iOS and Android since March, by using a smartphone, tablet or smart devices. The free app assists beginners in learning how to play a keyboard and enables advanced users to expand their repertoire and add Standard MIDI files to their music library.

The app is easy to use: If the keyboard is played while the app is connected, the user can see in real time which keys are to be pressed to match the current piece of music with the Piano-Roll display. Depending on the keyboard, the lighted key function can also be used to support the learning process. 50 Play-along songs are included in the "Chordana Play" app. All information on the app can be found at www.chordana-play.eu.

Visitors of Musikmesse Frankfurt can find CASIO at hall 9.0/B20.

Useful links and information can be found here:
Website: www.casio-music.com
Electronic Press Kit: http://bit.ly/CasioMusicEPK

Press Contact
Kruger Media GmbH | Brand Communication | Torstrasse 171 | 10115 Berlin (Germany)
Vanessa Mertens | vanessa.mertens@kruger-media.de | Phone +49 (0)30 30 645 4830

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics products and business equipment solutions. Since its establishment in 1957, Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. Today, Casio’s offerings include timepieces, digital cameras, electronic dictionaries, calculators, musical instruments, system equipment, and others.
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13.03.2017

CASIO Hybrid Piano GP-500BP wins iF Design Award 2017

TOKYO, 19 gennaio 2017 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., ha annunciato oggi il rilascio di Chordana Play, un’app gratuita per smartphone e altri dispositivi. L’app rende ancor più divertente lo studio degli strumenti a tastiera visualizzando graficamente le note in tempo reale nella finestra piano roll che simula la notazione dei rulli delle pianole di un tempo. Il rilascio della nuova app Chordana Play è previsto per il mese di marzo 2017.

Nel 1980 Casio lanciò la Casiotone 201, la sua prima tastiera elettronica. Da allora, ha sviluppato una serie di strumenti elettronici originali, incluse le tastiere Key Lighting con tasti che si illuminano, per incoraggiare sempre più persone ad avvicinarsi attivamente alla musica. Più recentemente, Casio si è impegnata nello sviluppo di app musicali gratuite. Nel 2013, Casio ha rilasciato Chordana Tap, che include una tecnologia di analisi degli accordi, e nel 2015, CHORDANA TRACKFORMER, che è in grado di comporre automaticamente musica dance elettronica (EDM). Concentrando la sua attenzione sia sugli strumenti musicali elettronici che sulle app musicali, Casio vuole diffondere il divertimento dell’esecuzione musicale in una platea sempre più ampia.

Chordana Play è un’app musicale gratuita il cui scopo è consentire anche alle persone che non sanno suonare una tastiera elettronica di sperimentare il piacere del fare musica, aiutando nel contempo i tastieristi più esperti ad espandere il loro repertorio.

La tastiera elettronica nella app rende divertente suonare
L’app può riprodurre automaticamente una collezione di 50 brani, dal pop alla classica. Durante l’esecuzione, l’app mostra le posizioni corrette sulla tastiera per entrambe le mani in tempo reale nella finestra piano roll. Grazie a questa funzione, anche chi non sa leggere una partitura musicale può divertirsi imparando a suonare. Naturalmente, gli utenti possono suonare toccando la tastiera virtuale, e approfondire lo studio grazie alle lezioni e alla funzione di valutazione dell’esecuzione.

L’app può essere connessa alle nuove tastiere elettroniche Casio
Chordana Play è collegabile alle nuove tastiere elettroniche grazie alla funzione APP.*¹ La funzione APP è presente nella nuova tastiera Casio LK-265 con Tasti Luminosi, così come nelle nuove tastiere standard Casio CTK-2500, CTK-2550, o CTK-3500. Queste nuove tastiere verranno introdotte in sequenza, a partire da Maggio 2017. Gli utenti possono suonare sui dati dall’app in tempo reale, o possono salvare i dati del brano nella tastiera. Inoltre, il sistema di illuminazione del tasti della LK-265 può essere usato per le lezioni con i dati del brano inviati dall’app.
*¹. È necessario un cavo con spine stereo mini da 3,5 mm ad entrambe le estremità, disponibile in commercio.

L’ampia gamma di funzioni permette di trarre il massimo dalle proprie abilità musicali
L’utente può importare dati dei brani (in formato MIDI) in Chordana Play. Con la sua tecnologia originale di analisi degli accordi, l’app genera automaticamente il corretto accompagnamento di accordi per la parte della mano sinistra. Come i brani interni, quelli importati sono visualizzabili in music score*² e piano roll. Una tastiera può essere connessa anche riproducendo i brani importati.
*². Basandosi sul file MIDI, gli abbellimenti e altri ornamenti musicali sono omessi dalla partitura musicale.

Nome dell’app

Piattaforma

Presente su

Categoria

Data rilascio

Prezzo

Chordana Play

iOS

App Store

Music

Marzo 2017

Gratuita

Android

Google Play

Music & Audio

Sito Casio ufficiale Chordana Play: http://world.casio.com/app/en/play/ Sito Casio ufficiale Strumenti Musicali Elettronici: http://casio-music.com/it/

Specifiche principali

Piattaforma

iOS

Android

Presente su

App Store

Google Play

Categoria

Music

Music & Audio

Requisiti di Sistema

iOS 8.4 o successivo

Android4.4 o successivo

Brani interni disponibili

50 brani interni.
I file MIDI sono importati tramite browser come Safari.

50 brani interni.
I file MIDI sono importati tramite browser come Google Chrome.

Chord Play determina automaticamente gli accordi e genera l’accompagnamento di accordi per la parte della mano sinistra.
Specificate le parti delle mani sinistra e destra nelle impostazioni delle tracce.

Finestra Music Score

Mostra lo spartito solo per la mano destra, solo della mano sinistra, o di entrambe le mani.
Specificate il numero di battute per rigo.

Finestra Piano Roll

Mostra la notazione “piano roll” solo per la mano destra, solo della mano sinistra, o di entrambe le mani.
Specificate la dimensione della tastiera visibile (sino a 61 tasti).

Riproduzione del brano

Riproduzione standard e ripetuta del segmento AB.
Regolazione del tempo (da 20 a 300 bpm).
Trasposizione della tonalità (da -12 a +12 semitoni).

Funzioni di apprendimento

Lezioni in Step (Off / 1 / 2 / 3).
Specificate la parte (due mani / mano destra / mano sinistra).
Funzione di valutazione dell’esecuzione.

Funzione Keyboard Link

Modo Performance

Trasmette i dati della melodia e degli accordi insieme alla
riproduzione del brano.

Modo Save

Salva i dati del brano nello strumento a tastiera.


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03.03.2017

A full Success - Hybrid Piano versus Concert Grand
Successful Premiere with Innovative Concert at Berlin Philharmonie

  • Innovative concert premiere with Hybrid Piano from CASIO fascinated audience and music press
  • Pianist Haruka Kuroiwa and the orchestra Neue Preussische Philharmonie celebrate successful experiment together with artists and audience
  • Photos and further information available at: http://bit.ly/2m2AP0k

Norderstedt/Berlin, March 2017. The evening of March 2nd 2017 saw a world first and true experiment at the Chamber Music Hall of the world-famous Berlin Philharmonie. The hybrid technology was not the only innovation during this concert premiere but also the concept of this concert. For the first time, a classical symphony concert was conducted with an innovative hybrid piano, the CELVIANO Grand Hybrid from CASIO. Right in the middle of the first part of the concert with the New Prussian Orchestra and pianist Haruka Kuroiwa, CASIO´s hybrid piano played in direct comparison to a traditional concert grand piano. First, the third part of Mozart´s piano concert Number 23 was played on a C. Bechstein grand, until conductor Thomas Hennig interrupted the concert. "Now we have a world´s first showing", said Hennig and traded places with pianist Haruka Kuroiwa. Hennig at the grand piano and Kuroiwa on the hybrid piano played Mozart´s third set of his Piano Concert Number 23, playing each other´s parts as a musical dialogue between the traditional and modern piano. A thrilling experiment not only for the spectators but also for the musicians, which was rewarded with big applause.

"It was an amazing experience and an experiment that turned out great. We are very happy!" says conductor Thomas Hennig. Martin Moritz, Marketing Manager of CASIO Europe, agrees: "I believe we surprised many visitors today in a positive way. The premiere has been a great success. We passed the test!".

CASIO developed the CELVIANO Grand Hybrid Digital Piano in cooperation with C. Bechstein in order to combine the best of both worlds: the sound and feel of a grand piano combined with innovative digital technology. Conductor Thomas Hennig sees many opportunities and practical benefits of this modern technology for every musician and adds: "Not everyone has the money or space for a traditional concert grand piano".

Pianist Haruka Kuroiwa himself had the idea for this innovative concert. The premiere was an exciting experience to Kuroiwa as well: "To me, it was great and a very special experience to perform a masterpiece of Mozart in such a prestigious concert hall and with such a modern approach. I sincerely appreciate what CASIO does and I am very grateful for this opportunity."

During the first part of the concert, Mozart´s Piano Concert Number 23, the CELVIANO Grand Hybrid by CASIO became center stage and was able to shine and demonstrate its potential. During the second part of the concert, the hybrid piano harmoniously blended into the orchestra while performing Mahler's "Lied von der Erde". Conductor Hennig claims: "It was not a competition but a prolific coexistence". Gregor Willmes, cultural manager of the C. Bechstein piano manufacture, agrees: "It was a pleasure to witness this event. And one could clearly hear that the CELVIANO Grand Hybrid has a beautiful Bechstein sound. Truly a great concert!" For the spectators as well as for the participants, the premiere was a success and fun experience.

Before the concert, all guests had the opportunity to touch and try the CELVIANO Grand Hybrid from CASIO themselves and to take a look at the inner life of the instrument. Italian pianist Irene Veneziano provided short but soulful musical introductions for the visitors beforehand. Photos of the event are available under the following link: http://bit.ly/2m2AP0k

For further information please visit:
www.casio-music.com/
Press kit with further info and material available at:
http://bit.ly/CasioMusicEPK

Press Contact:
Kruger Media GmbH | Brand Communication | Torstrasse 171 | 10115 Berlin, Germany
Vanessa Mertens | vanessa.mertens@kruger-media.de | Telefon: +49-30-3064548-30

About CASIO:
CASIO Computer Co., Ltd. is one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics products and business equipment solutions. Since its establishment in 1957, Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. News and product information from Casio is available at www.casio-music.com
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12.01.2017

CASIO Music starts 2017 with a new online presence

  • Grand website relaunch in January
  • Responsive interface, modern design, extensive services and stories about the world of CASIO Music
  • Discover CASIO at: www.casio-music.com

Norderstedt, January 2017. CASIO starts the new year with a big relaunch of its online presence, including numerous new features, services and information about the world of CASIO music instruments. Key elements of the relaunch such as modernized design, an optimized navigation and responsive user interface ensure that musicians "on the road" can experience all features of the website on their specific mobile devices (smartphones, tablets).

To display all facets of CASIO music, the website offers information on the latest technical news, for instance the MZ-X series or the innovative CELVIANO Grand Hybrid Digital Pianos, as well as a wide range of sound examples, videos and education projects for young musicians and talents.

"A crucial point for the relaunch of our website was to improve its usability" explains Martin Moritz, Marketing Manager for digital music instruments at CASIO. "We focused on the core elements of the website, including a modern layout and convincing content. Users can find information very easily and can switch from product information to the dealers list with only a few clicks, which will hopefully make them enjoy the website even better than before."

Besides the German version, the website is also accessible in English, French and Italian. Further European languages are in the planning until the end of this year.

Useful information can be found here:
Website: www.casio-music.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/casiomusic
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/casiomusiceurope

Press Contact:
Kruger Media GmbH | Brand Communication | Torstraße 171 | 10115 Berlin
Vanessa Mertens | vanessa.mertens@kruger-media.de |

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics products. Since its establishment in 1957, Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. Today, Casio's offerings include timepieces, digital cameras, electronic dictionaries, calculators, musical instruments, system equipment, and others.
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