The Casio ct-s1 is a great instrument for anyone who prioritizes sound quality and playability. This is a great keyboard for beginners, but would also be an excellent choice for seasoned musicians who need a practice instrument or a backup gigging piano. It can run on six AA batteries or an AC adapter, and it has a music rest and speakers with a cool look that complements any room.
The CT-S1 uses Casio’s AiX Sound Source to capture every detail of 61 acoustic and synthesized instruments. The highlights are the stereo grand piano rendered in virtual concert halls, plus essentials like electric pianos, organs, and strings, with advanced tones that react dynamically to your playing style. You can even layer sounds, set exacting EQ and temperament settings, and use 24 types of reverb and chorus/delay to make your performances sound better than ever.
Other features include a one-button song recorder and the ability to shift octaves and transpose. You can also adjust the sound of the built-in speakers with a'surround' function that uses surround technology to immerse you in your music. A one-touch tempo control lets you set and maintain a steady pace as you practise, and you can save 7 different registrations for easy recall.
A 3.5mm stereo input connects to headphones or an external audio device for personal play, while the class-compliant USB port allows you to upload and play MIDI files using the free Chordana App. A padded music stand is included, and the CT-S1 can be powered by an AC adapter or six AA batteries (not included).