Casio CT-X870IN Indian Keyboard Review | Features and Specifications
Are you looking for a review of the Casio CT-X870IN Indian Electronic Keyboard and its about features and specifications? You came to the right place. Here you will get all knowledge about the specifications & key features of this Keyboard. So, let’s get started.
If you’re an amateur keyboardist or a beginner pianist, looking for a budget keyboard then this keyboard is for you. Casio CT-X870IN comes under in a New CT-X Series recently launched by Casio with a new technology of AiX Sound Source which can produce a powerful sound with a wide range of high sound quality.
Casio CT-X870IN is an Indian Keyboard because it comes with various Indian Tones and Rhythms. It has a total of 600 Tones, 195 Rhythms, 160 Song Banks. It has 61 full-sized keybed offers an expanded range of dynamics. Below the keybed, each note is labeled by a specific Drums and Percussion Instrument’s symbol. This is a really helpful feature for those who want to play drums & percussions on keys.
On the front-center, a Casio Brand Logo is there. Under that, a High-Visibility LCD Screen with backlit is located.
On the right-hand side of the LCD screen, there is a list of tones, rhythms, and song banks with numbering written in a white color font which helps to easily set the tones and rhythms quickly (easy to find favorite one).
On the left-hand side of the LCD Screen, you can find a slightly-angled tray to place items like smartphones on it.
Let’s come and see what’s there on the back of the keyboard. There is a Phone/Output jack, DC 9.5v terminal, Audio In jack, Pedal Jack, USB port for MIDI, USB Flash Drive port.
Features of Casio CT-X870IN
Let’s look out all features available in Casio CT-X870IN Keyboard.
Sitar , Tanpura , Harmonium , Santur , Sarod , Sarangi , Veena , Shehnai, Bansuri, Pungi, Tabla
Bhangra, Dadra, Garba, Keharwa, Dandiya, Teen Taal, Bhajan, Jhap Taal, Rupak, Indian Pop 1, Indian Pop 2, Indian Pop 3, Indian Pop 4, Ektal, Chautal, Dhamar, Tamil, Rajasthani, Goan, Qawwali, Kerala, Keharwa Tanpura & Tabla, Dadra Tanpura & Tabla, Teen Taal Tanpura & Tabla, Rupak Tanpura & Tabla, Deepchandi Tanpura & Tabla.
57 SFX Voices
57 SFX voices including animal, nature and theatrical sounds along with religious sound like-Shankh and Temple Bell
Rain, Seashore, Thunder, Wind, Bubble, Bird, Cat, Rooster, Cow, Dog, Donkey, Elephant, Goat, Horse, Horse Gallop, Lion, Nightingale, Peacock, Applause, Footsteps, Heartbeat, Child Crying, Child Laughing, Man Laughing, Punch, Scream, Roller Coaster, Bike Vroom, Car Passing, Car Crash, Car Engine Ignition, Car Horn, Jet Plane, Submarine, Car Tires Squeal, Train, Buzzer, Coin, Scratch, Shankh, Clock Tick- Tock, Whistle 1, Whistle 2, Whistle 3, Ambulance Siren, Blast, Bar Chimes, Doorbell, Door Slam, Door Squeak, Firework, Gunshot, Machine Gun, Police Siren, Telephone Call, Telephone Ring, Temple Bell.
AiX Sound Source
The CT-X Series comes with the AiX Sound Source, which can produce a wide range of sound qualities from powerful bass tones to clear high tones. AiX Sound Source delivers High-Quality Tones and Rich Expressiveness. The exceptional computing power of the high-performance LSI reproduces the natural charm of acoustic instrument sounds, such as the agreeable change in tone when a piano key is struck, the sensation of a drum performance, or soaring strings.
The high-speed digital signal processor is also applied for each sound type, such as melody, backing drum, and bass, or organ. Even the standard ensemble for a keyboard delivers distinct sounds for each instrument for an expressive performance.
High-Visibility LCD Screen
High-Visibility LCD Screen with the backlit feature is there which helps to see all information displaying during performances and playing.
Pitch Bend Wheel
The pitch bender wheel makes it easy to add realistic sounding guitar choking, sax bending, and other effects to keyboard play.
61 Full-Sized Keys
Comes with Full-Sized 61 keys (5 Octaves x 12 + 1 Key Extra). The keyboard has box keys. (Size of white keys: Length approx. 136 mm × width approx. 22 mm)
It has Sensitivity Levels of touch response for expressive performances with sound levels that vary with the strength with which a key is pressed, just like a real piano. However, it has 3 Sensitivity Levels (Light, Normal, Heavy).
Automatically play arpeggios and phrases just by pressing keys. Built-in phrases such as guitar arpeggios and stroke playing, or ones suitable for bass or synthesizer style performances.
Drums, bass, and other accompaniment plays when a chord is played with the left hand, so even beginners can enjoy playing as if with a band or orchestra.
Confirm Chords Easily with the Chord Book
The keyboard includes a chord dictionary. Select a chord name and the LCD monitor will show what notes make it up and how to play it on the keyboard – you can even hear what it sounds like.
Automatically adds harmony to melodies played, making it easy to hold performances with the depth that comes from a professional musician.
Register detailed setups such as favorite tones, rhythms, and tempos all in one go. Load them instantly when you need them, and it’s easy to change settings mid-performance.
Here you will get 8 banks with 4 setups each, which means you can store 32 (8 banks x 4 setups) different settings.
Setups (tone, rhythm, etc.) for songs from a wide range of genres are available as presets. Just load one to create the performance you want.
The recorder feature is there so you can record what you are playing by just one click.
Step Up Lessons
Lessons for short, easy to remember musical phrases. Learn one phrase, then move on to the next, working through them until the whole song is mastered.
The LCD screen shows a grade for the performance. And if you’re stuck during a performance, a voice prompt will say which finger to use.
Lessons are available for each part, with lessons for the left hand, right hand, and both hands so that you can learn to play with both hands together.
Audio Input Port to Play Along With Your Favorite Songs
Use the keyboard as a playback device by connecting an audio player such as a digital audio player or CD player, and play along. For example, if you want to play any song from your Smartphone then you can connect your phone with a keyboard and play whatever you want.
Connect to a Computer to Enjoy Even More Songs On Your Keyboard!
The keyboard has a USB port* for easy connection to a computer. Up to 10 tracks can be saved to the keyboard in addition to the built-in tracks.
Furthermore, you can also use this keyboard as a MIDI Controller by connecting to any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software.
1. Compatible with the following OS: Windows® Vista (32-bit), Windows® 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows® 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows® 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), Mac® OS (10.7 or higher)
2. USB Type: Type B Port
Specifications of Casio CT-X870IN
|Keyboard||61 standard size keys|
Touch Response: Sensitivity 3 types (Light, Normal, Heavy), Off
|Maximum Polyphony||48 notes (24 for certain tones)|
|Tones||Built-in Tones: 600 (21 Indian)|
Functions: Layer, Split, Piano/Organ button
|Song Bank||Demo Song: 1|
Built-in Songs: 160
User Songs: 10*
User-recorded songs: 6*
*Maximum capacity per song: Approximately 320 kilobytes
|Reverb||1 to 20, Off|
|Chorus||1 to 10, Tone|
|Metronome||Beats per Measure: 0 to 9|
Tempo Range: 20 to 255
|Step Up Lesson||Lessons: 3 (Listen, Watch, Remember), Easy Mode|
Lesson Part: L, R, LR
Functions: Repeat, Voice Fingering Guide, Note Guide, Performance Evaluation
|Auto Accompaniment||Built-in Rhythms: 195 (26 Indian)|
User Rhythms: 10*
*Maximum capacity per rhythm: Approximately 64 kilobytes
|Chord Book Function||Chord guide|
|Registration||32 (4 setups x 8 banks)|
|Recorder||Real-time recording, playback|
Keyboard Play: 5 songs, 6 tracks
Playing Along with a Built-in Songs: 1 song (L, R, LR)
Memory Capacity: Approximately 40,000 notes (1 song)
|Other Functions||Transpose: ±1 octaves (-12 to +12 semitones)|
Octave Shift: Upper 1/Upper 2/Lower, ±3 octaves
Tuning: A4 = 415.5 to 465.9 Hz (Initial Default: 440.0 Hz)
Preset Scales: 17
Music Preset: 310
One Touch Preset: 195
Auto Harmonize: 12 types
Arpeggiator: 100 types
|MIDI||16 multi-timbre received, GM Level 1 standard|
|Tone, Rhythm, Song Bank numbers and names, staff notation, fingering, pedal operation,|
tempo, measure, and beat number, chord name, etc.
|Pitch Bend Wheel||Pitch Bend Range 0 to 24 semitones|
|USB Flash Drive||SMF direct playback, data storage, data loading, data deleting, USB flash drive format|
|Inputs/Outputs||USB flash drive port: TYPE A|
USB port: TYPE B
PEDAL jack: Standard jack (sustain, sostenuto, soft, rhythm)
Phones/Output jack: Stereo standard jack/Output Impedance 167Ω, Output Voltage 4.5V (RMS) MAX
Audio In jack: Stereo mini jack/Input Impedance 10kΩ, Input Sensitivity 200mV
|Power Jack||DC 9.5V|
Batteries: 6 AA-size alkaline batteries
Battery Life: Approximately 3 hours continuous operation on alkaline batteries
AC Adaptor: LAD-6
Auto Power Off: Approximately 30 minutes after last operation; Can be disabled.
|Speakers||12cm x 2 (Output: 2.5W + 2.5W)|
|Power Consumption||7.5 W|
|Dimensions||W 94.8 x D 35.0 x H 10.9 cm|
|Weight||Approximately 4.4 kg (without batteries)|
|Included Accessories||Music stand, LAD-6 Adaptor|
Therefore, I have been reviewed by this keyboard. This Keyboard has many features according to its price. Casio has provided all the necessary features that we need for playing and practice purposes.
In Conclusion, this keyboard is the best budget keyboard for all beginners. I also personally use this keyboard for practice purposes. You can go for it if you want to purchase it. If you want to purchase this keyboard then check the latest keyboard price in India.
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