While pianos and grand pianos generally have 88 keys, the number of keys on a keyboard varies depending on player preference and style. In addition to 88-key keyboards, 76 and 61 key instruments are also in high demand. The popularity of the 61-key keyboards is due in part to their compact design, ease of use and the many professional features. At CASIO Music you can get an overview of the range of CASIO 61-key keyboards and compare each instrument side-by-side. You’ll find 61-key keyboards in the categories of High Grade, Standard and CASIO arranger keyboards as well as MIDI keyboards with 61 keys and keyboards.
Although 61-key keyboards are often assigned to the entry-level keyboard category, 61 key keyboards are also popular with professionals. If you want to learn to play the piano and get acquainted with a keyboard instrument but get overwhelmed with a digital piano or 88-key classic keyboard, the 61 keyboard range are the perfect starting point. This extensive collection includes 36 white and 25 black velocity-sensitive keys in the piano look, which allow a range of four and a half octaves and play with an authentic feeling.
CASIO entry-level keyboards are available in 61 keys. The instruments have an integrated feature for learning songs and music using pre-programmed, illuminated keys. Thanks to the latest findings of modern music pedagogy as well as a certain amount of diligence and perseverance, beginners can play smaller pieces or accompany other musicians after just a few hours of practice on a CASIO illuminated keyboard keyboard. Integrated exercises with learning functionality are also supported.
The 61-key keyboards enjoy great popularity with professional musicians who praise the flexibility of the compact 61-key keyboard and it’s also a key purchase factor when buying the instrument. Whether on tour or at home, in the rehearsal room or on stage, keyboardists appreciate it when the instrument is light, compact and easy to transport.
Although the keyboards only range four and a half octaves, pianists don’t miss out on the range of performance and the functionality of the 76 or 88-key keyboards. A 61-key keyboard has touch dynamics which give an authentic stage piano feel. Many models in this range include the option to add the missing octave range by using settings or directly via buttons on the device, so that the full range of sounds can easily be achieved.
Like all keyboards from CASIO, 61-key keyboards are full of technical advancements and innovative effects. CASIO-typical features such as polyphonic polyphony, automatic accompaniment with several hundred rhythms and up to 1,100 unique tones and these convince even the most demanding of keyboardists. Depending on the model, a variety of digital effects are integrated and partially colored LCD displays show which functions are active. Powerful built-in speakers provide rich sounds, while recording and playback functions, mixers and layering and sampling capabilities round off the range of creative possibilities with the 61-key keyboard.
The 61-key keyboard is both power and battery operated, which ensures flexible use at home, in the studio or on stage. Despite its 61 keys, CASIO has retained many features and are which supported by the many possibilities of connectivity and depending on the model, contains different interfaces that support either USB-to-Host or USB-to-Device, microphone and headphone connections and a MIDI controller.
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