Casio CTK-501

Casio CTK-501

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CTK-501, Keyboard Arranger from Casio.

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Casio CTK-501 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Casio
  • Model: CTK-501
  • Category: Keyboard Arrangers
  • Added in our database on: 08/28/2008

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Casio CTK-501 user reviews

Average Score:3.5( 3.5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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mooseherman's review"Cheap beginner keyboard, good for learning."

Casio CTK-501
This is a digital keyboard with a lot of features. It has a sound library of over 100 sounds, as well as a drum machine with 100 different beats and a song bank of 100 songs. The songs range from "How Deep is your Love", to "The Girl from Ipanema", and "Superstition". The rhythms are pretty diverse in terms of genre, however the rock beats are lacking (to be expected). There are headphone and audio out connections (both 1/4"). There is no effects section, and there really isn't a sequencer.


This keyboard is easy enough to play. The cool thing about it is that it has demo modes and such features that will enable the student to learn the basics faster. If the player has played for awhile, or is taking lessons, these may or may not be irrelevant, but it's great for the beginners. The manual will explain how to use the keyboard really well, though it isn't really necessary.


One thing that needs to be mentioned is that the sounds that come out of this keyboard are pretty cheesy. The sounds are very fake, and unconvincing. Another thing is dynamics; since the keys aren't weighted like a piano, they don't really respond to dynamics very well at all, if at all. This makes it difficult to make a piano sound good, so I wouldn't recommend this for any good keyboard players. For young children, this is definitely a good buy though.
Night shade02/05/2005

Night shade's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Casio CTK-501
Its a 4 octave keyboard with tranpose + or - 5 octave, there is a MIDI sustain pedal and one is a headphone jack, no sound is editable which is a shame.

There are only 8 polyphonic, it not on a pc but there is a long latency on software type midisoft session which is not great.

Against it by the LCD is still good quality.


Simple to configure since there is almost nothing.


Sounds are not realistic is the South of average quality that it's all good 99 preset instrument are not like the ethnic instrument, despite spliter instrument as bass / piano.
There is no aftertouch or velocity.

razen's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Casio CTK-501
Midi keyboard, the rest has been said.


Basic config even if I did not have the manual because I bought OCCAZ I remember having some problems with the leads connected noon but I'm not very comfortable with the cables.
The rest is a breeze ..


I must admit that the sounds are not realistic and difficult thing suitable for registration of a model after that depends on your requirements of course.

- Ya no effect.
-Ya no expression.
- My favorite was the sound of acoustic piano: I did not need to read the package leaflet for it was when I played the piano.
- Other than that ....

Byzounette's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Casio CTK-501
Large keys keyboard piano, full 5 octaves
No effect control, but some effects are Intgr dj instrument
A headphone jack or amp, 2 MIDI (In / Out), a jack sustain pedals
100 sounds, 100 accompaniment styles auto, 100 songs for intgres aprentissage
Usable keyboard miter, but not 100% compatible "General Midi" paramtrage many opportunities for the MIDI channel.
12 notes polyphony (6 for some instruments Dual Voice)
The keyboard is not splitable, but there are seven instruments dj splits: ex: Lower left hand and right hand piano.


Trs simple to use. Aprentissage function mutes the game the right hand, left hand or both (when you play the rhythm).
An LCD screen provides information about custom settings active. There is also a mini keyboard and 2 servings of musical doors (ground and Ut) to view the notes cheeks.
I do not have the manual, but I Tlcharger that of other models CTK whose carractristiques trs are close on the Casio site. It is comprehensive and clear.

Although no type n'tant "Pro", the keyboard is quite enjoyable (key agile) but dynamic sound.


Unlike the first two opinions, I'm not the sounds, yet I have a Crumar organ and Yamaha keyboard! Having had a low price, I take hsit and yet ... The pianos are top, organs are good, the pan flute is a marvel, the strings and other rev synths are widely acceptable.

I prcise that, contrary to what is said above, this keyboard does not come out of "midi sounds" like or may have a computer, but uses a mixed technology:
Some sounds are lctroniques (oscillator) and other samples are in Wav with cast stretched to cover the keyboard. Other sounds are one of the two shuffled. There has trs sounds acceptable for this price range.

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