What we think of the new Casio LK-265 portable keyboard
Based on the latest CTK-3*** series model, the CTK-3500, the new LK-265 portable keyboard combines piano style playability with all the tools you need to make learning fun and simple. Light-up keys illuminate when pressed and also allow you to follow the lights to learn to play the 100 built in songs and many more available via the new Chordana learn to play app for iOS and Android devices. Touch sensitive keys enable you to play with expression, just like on an acoustic instrument and make your sound infinitely more realistic so it is an ideal portable practice instrument for those slightly more advanced too. With USB MIDI it would be a great choice of keyboard for the classroom - light up keys for younger students but also can be used as a controller keyboard for inputting into sequencing or notation software.
61 touch sensitive, light-up piano style keys
400 tones from new AHL sound source
50 dance music DJ patterns
Touch response: 2 sensitivity levels
Pitch bend wheel
60 demo songs with 'Step Up' lesson system
USB type B port
MIDI compatible, 16 multi-timbre received, GM level 1 standard
Transpose and tuning adjustment
Assignable pedal socket (sustain, sostenuto, soft, rhythm)
Speakers: 10cm x 2; 2 x 2W
Manufacturer's warranty: 2 years
Power supply required: AD-E95100LE (not included)
Chordana Play - make learning fun and easy!
Chordana Play is a free app for Android and iOS that allows you to play and learn any piece of music from a MIDI file. Simply download the app and plug your device into your keyboard with an ordinary audio cable (suggest RACC240).
50 built-in songs
Import MIDI files from your web browser
Automatically generate chord accompaniment for the left-hand part
Isolate right-hand and left-hand parts
Select and repeat sections of the song
Adjustable tempo (20 to 300 bpm) and transposition (-12 to +12)
View your MIDI file as a piano roll or full score