Casiotone CT-S1000V 61-Key Touch Sensitive Vocal Synthesis Keyboard

Casiotone CT-S1000V 61-Key Touch Sensitive Vocal Synthesis Keyboard

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Regular Price $849.95 Special Price $669.99

A Vocalist You Can Play, an Instrument That Changes the Concept of Playing

A vocalist that sings at the touch of a key . . . The CT-S1000V is an instrument that redefines the concept of a keyboard and how it’s played. At its core is Casio’s new Vocal Synthesis technology, which lets you go beyond conventional playing, opening up new creative possibilities and freedom of musical expression. Capture that moment of inspiration in real-time, and enjoy a unique musical experience.

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CT-S1000V


INTUITION

Vocal Synthesis – Technology That Allows an Instrument to Find Its Voice

Hear your own lyrics sung as you play the melody on the keyboard. The CT-S1000V is a completely new kind of electronic musical instrument. Using Casio’s unique Vocal Synthesis sound source technology, it takes lyrics from your smart device and—using one of the ranges of built-in vocal tones—lets you play the vocal line using the keyboard. The CT-S1000V is not a conventional synthesizer or keyboard, nor is it a simple production device. It opens up possibilities for unprecedented freedom and creativity in vocal performances.


IMAGINATION

A Keyboard Instrument That Can Sing as Intuitively as You Can Hum

The CT-S1000V lets you bring vocals to your performance as intuitively as if you were humming them. As you play the keyboard, the words of the lyrics are sung in sequence to create a vocal line. Not limited to a specific melody for your vocal, you’re free to get inspired as you experiment with different musical ideas. You can also change the voice tone, add and tweak effects in real-time while playing, and generally get creative with your performance. More than just another sound source, the CT-S1000V is truly a musical instrument with as-yet-undiscovered musical possibilities.


Develop Musical Ideas with the Instrument’s Vocals

At the heart of the CT-S1000V is Casio’s unique Vocal Synthesis technology. Smoothly sung vocal lines can be produced from any lyrics input with no further special settings required. You can even play harmonies to recreate the sound of a choral group. Experience a completely new kind of musical performance not possible with conventional sound sources. Two modes are available: Phrase Mode and Note Mode. Phrase mode is recommended for experimentation and improvisation when developing ideas. The lyrics are sung in order as you play for a very natural playing experience. In Note mode, the lyrics advance one syllable at a time as you press keys on the keyboard.


Start Creating Vocal Tracks Instantly Without Special Equipment or Skills

Vocal Synthesis produces a singing voice through a combination of lyrics and voice tone. The CT-S1000V comes with 100 pre-built lyrics to get you started, but the real fun happens when you create and save your own lyrics on the dedicated app. There are 22 preset vocal tones (vocalists), each with its own distinctive character. Each vocalist can be further manipulated with front panel controls for age, gender, vibrato and more. A range of other settings are also available to personalize your vocals. Parameters such as attack time, modulation, effects, an arpeggiator, and a retrigger function that produces a rapid series of keystrokes when a key is held down. Using the Lyric Creator app, you can input your own lyrics, provide detailed pronunciation information (for English and Japanese), and create sequences that can be strung together to form songs. You can even create your very own vocalist from any audio data.


The Expressive Power of an Instrument Designed for Realism

Vocal Synthesis has been made possible by Casio’s AiX Sound Source, which brings together the best of Casio’s advanced technologies. And while Vocal Synthesis makes possible the realistic vocal tones of the CT-S1000V, you’ll also find a wide variety of other tones with a special focus on expressivity. In total, there are 900 tones to explore, including a collection of ADVANCED TONES, which push the AiX Sound Source to new limits of expression, and the CASIO CLASSIC TONES, which reference the classic sounds of Casio’s lineage of synthesizer keyboards.


A Wide Range of Effects for Total Freedom of Expression

Naturally, the CT-S1000V comes with a wide range of built-in effects—100 in total including compressor, phaser, distortion and wah. Chains of four different effects can be applied to any tone, and thanks to Casio’s Active DSP you can assign effect parameters to the front panel knobs for dynamic, real-time tweaking. Additionally, there are system-wide chorus, delay and reverb effects. The flexibility of the effects is also noteworthy—you can assign independent effect chains to each tone used in a Layer or Split, or the tones used for melody and accompaniment parts. What’s more, tones can be switched seamlessly as the effect tail from the previous tone plays out naturally without being abruptly cut off. With this kind of attention to detail, the CT-S1000V is truly a powerhouse of expression.


Complete with a Sound That’s Bigger Than It Looks

The CT-S1000V has two built-in speakers that pack a surprising punch thanks to Casio’s unique Horizontal Bass-Reflex System, which is capable of producing powerful low-frequency sound. A surround function adds width and depth to the sound, while the Volume Sync Equalizer ensures that the tonal balance of the sound is maintained when you adjust the volume, providing added depth and weight even when playing at low volume. All in all, the CT-S1000V delivers sound that completely belies its compact dimensions.


Sample Your Own Sounds to Develop Your Own Style

The CT-S1000V’s sampling capability means you can import your own sounds from a smart device to use as a unique Sampling Melody Tone or Sampling Drum Tones. When imported as a Melody Tone, the imported audio can be played as pitched notes, while audio imported as Drum Tones can be set to replace individual hits in a drum set. Maximum sample time is about 10 seconds for the Melody Tone and about three seconds for each Drum Tone. Experiment with different kinds of sounds, such as your own voice or environmental backgrounds, then add effects and control parameters in real time with the Active DSP function. Discover your own musical originality.


Broaden the Possibilities with the Connectivity to Use the Equipment You Want

The CT-S1000V plays nicely with your other gear, too, thanks to its comprehensive lineup of external connections. The standard line out jacks are ideal for hooking up to a keyboard amplifier, mixer or other equipment for recording or live performances, and the built-in speakers can be muted if required. Connection to other MIDI-compatible equipment is fully supported, enabling the CT-S1000V to be used as a MIDI-controlled sound source or as a MIDI controller. You can even use the CT-S1000V as a Bluetooth® speaker for your smartphone or tablet using the Bluetooth® audio function. Using the CT-S1000V together with the dedicated app expands the possibilities further still with features like melody/accompaniment cancelation, pitch adjustment and tempo adjustment—perfect for playing along with your favorite songs or honing your play-by-ear skills.


New MIDI Features Have Been Added for Improved Usability!
(CT-S1000V Firmware Version 1.02)

With the new CT-S1000V Firmware Version 1.02, it still allows tones from the MIDI Recorder and SONG function to be controlled separately from the keyboard performance using MIDI messages. In addition, when using the digital keyboard as a sound source for playing back MIDI data from an external device, it is now possible to reflect the same tone as when playing on the digital keyboard itself, to the MIDI data playback. You can now use the LCD screen to check the tones used as you play. These new features enable smoother music production in real-time.
Moreover, MIDI messages from an external device can now be used to easily recall setups that have been saved with the registration function on the digital keyboard, allowing you to freely enjoy your favorite settings, including active DSP and singing voice parameters. Among these MIDI messages, Bank Select and Program Change can be used in combination to recall these setups, making it possible to use with a wide range of music production software.
In addition, with the CT-S1000V you can now load data from the Lyric Creator app such as user lyric tone data, user vocalist data, and lyric tone sequence data via a USB flash drive, allowing users to freely enjoy Vocal Synthesis more than ever before without being limited by the device used.


The Freedom to Enjoy Music Any Way You Like, No Matter Where You Are

The compact size of the CT-S1000V makes it super portable, and its built-in speakers mean you can play it anywhere without external amplification. The console panel has been designed for simplicity so that controls for volume, tone, rhythm, effects, and Vocal Synthesis are intuitive and easy to adjust in real time while playing. Five user-assignable buttons under the LCD screen can also be set up to suit the way you use the instrument. The whole package has been designed for musicians to create their own music and develop their own performance style however and wherever they like.


Input/Output Terminals

① micro USB Type B 

② USB Type A 

③ DC 12V terminal 

④ PHONES jack 

⑤ AUDIO IN jack 

⑥ LINE OUT jacks (R, L/MONO) 

⑦ PEDAL 1 jack 

⑧ PEDAL 2/EXPRESSION jack

  • 243 built-in rhythms plus 50 user rhythms and auto-accompaniment programs in a range of styles that allow a single player to create ensemble performances.
  • Arpeggiator: Automatically generate chord arpeggios and other musical phrases with the press of a key.
  • Touch Response: Control the intensity of notes played for richly expressive playing.
  • Layer: Combine two separate tones together for broader performance possibilities.
  • Split: Divide the keyboard into left and right sections each with a different tone.
  • Metronome: Useful for both practice and playing.
  • Registration: Save up to 64 presets (16 banks of 4 presets) containing various settings including tone, rhythm and more.
  • MIDI Recorder: Record and playback your performances.
  • Pitch Bend Wheel: Smoothly bend the pitch of notes up or down.
  • MIDI Controller: Use the keyboard as a full-featured MIDI controller for other MIDI equipment.
  • MIDI Clock Sync: Send/Receive MIDI clock data to sync tempo with other MIDI equipment.
  • Phones Jack: Tuck yourself away from the world around you as you play.
  • Strap Pin: Attach a guitar strap and play without a keyboard stand or desk.
  • Wireless MIDI and Audio Adaptor (WU-BT10): Connect to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth®.

Basic Information

Number of Keys 61
Sound Source AiX
Number of Tones 900 (including 100 Lyric tones)
Automatic Accompaniment Yes
Demonstration Songs 2
Recorder [MIDI Recorder] 6 tracks, 5 songs Approximately 40,000 notes for each song Real-time recording, playback
Amplifiers 2.5W + 2.5W
Power Consumption 7.5W
Weight 4.7kg (w/o batteries)
Included Accessories Music Stand, AC Adaptor AD-A12150LW, Wireless MIDI & Audio Adaptor WU-BT10, Strap Lock
Touch Response 3 sensitivity levels, off
Maximum Polyphony 64
Number of Rhythms/Patterns 243 User Rhythms: 50
Built-in Songs User Songs: 10
Songs Part Off: Left Hand, Right Hand, Both Hands
Speaker [13cm x 6cm] x2
Power Supply AC Adaptor: AD-A12150LW (DC 12V) Batteries: AA-size alkaline batteries x 6 or AA-size rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries* x 6 Battery Life: Approximately 3 hours continuous operation

Actual continuous operation time may be shorter due to battery type, performance type, and usage environment. *Measured values while using eneloop batteries. eneloop is a trademark of Panasonic group. 
Dimensions 930 x 258 x 91 mm (w/o music stand)
Color Black

 

Key Features

Effects Reverb: 24 (+Preset for each tone) Chorus: 12 (+ Preset for each tone) Delay: 15 (+ Preset for each tone) DSP Effect: 100 (+ Preset for each tone) Master EQ: 10 (+ User: 1) Surround
Octave Shift -3 octaves ~ 0 ~ +3 octaves
Tuning Control A4 = 415.5 Hz ~ 440.0 Hz ~ 465.9 Hz
Arpeggiator 150
One Touch Presets 243
Metronome Beat bell: Off, 1 to 16 (beats), tempo range: 20 to 255
Pitch Bend Wheel Yes
Layer/Split Layer: 3 (Upper1/2, Lower1) Split: Yes
Transpose -12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones
Scales Equal temperament + 16 variations
Registration 64 setups (4 sets x 16 banks)
Auto Harmonize 12
LCD Yes Type: Full-dot Back Light: Yes (white)
Knobs 3

 

Others

Dial Yes
Others ・Vocal Synthesis: Vocal Tones (100 presets, max. 150 user), Vocalist (22 presets, 1 user, 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, mono) ・Sampling Function: 10 sec (Melody) / 3 sec (Drum set), 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, Stereo Loop Functionality
・Sustain
・Portament
・My Set Up Function
・Auto Power Off
Volume Sync EQ Yes

 

Input/Output Terminals

USB port Type A, micro B
PEDAL PEDAL 1: Standard jack
PEDAL 2 / EXPRESSION: Standard jack
AUDIO IN Stereo mini jack
PHONES/OUTPUT PHONES: Stereo mini jack

 

Extended Functions

Connection to App Supported App: CASIO MUSIC SPACE, Lyric Creator
MIDI Yes (Using the USB port): GM level 1 compatible
Wireless Functionality Bluetooth
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Special Price $669.99
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