Cassio launches the CT-S1000V, a keyboard with voice synthesizer
Cassio presents the CT-S1000V, a musical keyboard that integrates a voice synthesizer so that, in short, you can sound like daft punk or Kraftwerk.
While the CT-S1000V is not the first keyboard to include a voice synthesizer, it is novel because of its variety of tools and its price, which is quite competitive compared to other similar instruments.
Cassio highlights that the keyboard features 22 types of voices, including robotic tones such as those that have made the daft punk Duet famous, but also processed choirs and whispered voices. The most notable aspect is that each of the voices can be customised with different parameters, including gender, age and vibrato, which is an effect that occurs on string instruments when their vibration intensifies.
In addition, it has 100 pre-installed lyric tones that are based on the vocal tones of several popular songs. The keyboard memory allows you to create another 50, but Casio clarifies that, if users require more space, they can remove the 100 default integrated tones.
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Casio's idea is that the CT-S1000V can be used to create music with singing. For this purpose he designed an app on which a letter is written (can also be copied and pasted), to which it can be transferred to the keyboard via a connection with USB cable.
The CT-S1000V also integrates several MIDI functions. To make use of them it is possible to connect a computer with a cable or via Bluetooth connection.
Casio indicated that the CT-S1000V is already available in pre-sale on its official page, where it can order for $680. In case you ask, it weighs about 4.5 kilos (10 pounds) and, if you Don't have access to a plug, it works on six AA batteries.