Casio LK-170 User Manual

Casio LK-170 User Manual


Table of Contents
Please keep all information for future reference.
Safety Precautions
Before trying to use the Digital Keyboard, be sure to
read the separate "Safety Precautions".
Guarde toda información para tener como referencia futura.
Precauciones de seguridad
Antes de intentar usar el teclado digital, asegúrese de
leer las "Precauciones de seguridad" separadas.


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  • Page 1 LK-170 EN/ES LK-175 LK-260 USER’S GUIDE Please keep all information for future reference. Safety Precautions Before trying to use the Digital Keyboard, be sure to read the separate “Safety Precautions”. GUÍA DEL USUARIO Guarde toda información para tener como referencia futura.
  • Page 2: Declaration Of Conformity

    ● Any reproduction of the contents of this manual, either in part or its entirety, is prohibited. Except for your own, personal use, any other use of the contents of this manual without the consent of CASIO is prohibited under copyright laws.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Separately Available Accessories ● Music Stand • You can get information about accessories that ● Song Book are separately for this product from the CASIO ● Leaflets catalog available from your retailer, and from the • Safety Precautions CASIO website at the following URL.
  • Page 4: General Guide

    General Guide • In this manual, the term “Digital Keyboard” refers to the LK-170/LK-175/LK-260. • In this manual, buttons and other controllers are identified using the numbers shown below. bnbo EN-2...
  • Page 5 General Guide • The following explains the meaning of the $ symbol that appears on the product console and with the key names below. $ : Indicates a function that is enabled by holding down the button for some time. P(POWER) button ☞EN-6 SAMPLED TONES/EFFECTS 2, WATCH button ☞EN-15, 24...
  • Page 6: Using The 10-Key Pad ( Bp

    General Guide Next press (FUNCTION) until the parameter Using the 10-key Pad ( whose setting you want to change is displayed. Use the number buttons and the [–] and [+] keys to change • Each press of (FUNCTION) cycles through the the settings of the parameters that appear in the upper left available parameters.
  • Page 7: Getting Ready To Play

    Getting Ready to Play Using Batteries Preparing the Music Stand • Be sure to turn off power before loading batteries. Music stand • It is up to you to prepare six commercially available AA-size batteries. Do not use oxyride batteries or any other nickel based batteries.
  • Page 8: Playing The Digital Keyboard

    Playing the Digital Keyboard bp bp 1 1 2 2 bm bm Power On Alert (Using the AC Adaptor) Turning on Power and Playing While you are using the AC adaptor for power, the keyboard Press keys will light to remind you that power is on if you do not This turns on power.
  • Page 9: Changing Keyboard Response To Touch Pressure (Touch Response) (Lk-260 Only

    Playing the Digital Keyboard Changing Touch Response Sensitivity • Headphones do not come with the Digital Keyboard. Use the procedure below to control how much the volume of • Use commercially available headphones. See page EN-1 played notes change in accordance with playing speed. for information about options.
  • Page 10: Using The Metronome

    Playing the Digital Keyboard Changing the Metronome Tempo Using the Metronome Use the following procedure to change the tempo of the The metronome lets you play and practice along with a steady metronome. beat to help keep you on tempo. Press Start/Stop Use w (slower) and q (faster) to change the tempo...
  • Page 11: Controlling The Keyboard Sounds

    Controlling the Keyboard Sounds bm bm bn bn bp bp Try playing something on the keyboard. Select from a variety of musical The tone of the instrument you selected will sound. instrument sounds Your Digital Keyboard lets you select tones for a wide variety of musical instrument sounds, including violin, flute, orchestra, and more.
  • Page 12: Using Reverb

    Controlling the Keyboard Sounds Using Reverb Using a Pedal Reverb adds reverberation to notes. You can change the A pedal can be used to change notes in various ways while duration of the reverb. playing. • A pedal unit does not come with the Digital Keyboard. Press (FUNCTION) a number of times until Purchase one separately from your retailer.
  • Page 13: Changing The Pitch (Transpose, Tuning

    Controlling the Keyboard Sounds Changing the Pitch (Transpose, Tuning) Changing the Pitch in Semitone Steps (Transpose) The transpose feature lets you change the pitch, in semitone steps. A simple operation lets you instantly change the pitch to match that of a singer. •...
  • Page 14: Sampling A Sound And Playing It On The Keyboard (Sampling

    Sampling a Sound and Playing it on the Keyboard (Sampling) cq cq bm bm bn bn bo bo bp bp bk bk bq bq br br bs bs bt bt ck ck cl cl You can use the digital keyboard’s built-in microphone to Playing the SAMPLING DEMO record a sound and then play it with the keyboard keys.
  • Page 15 Sampling a Sound and Playing it on the Keyboard (Sampling) Press (SAMPLING) and release it. ■ Short Sampling This enters sampling standby. With short sampling, you can record up to five samples, each with a length of up to approximately 0.4 seconds. Short samples are assigned rhythm parts, and can be sounded as voice percussion.
  • Page 16: Sounding Sampled Sounds

    Sampling a Sound and Playing it on the Keyboard (Sampling) Sounding Sampled Sounds ■ Long Sample S a m p l e d ! In the Song Bank Mode, the five SAMPLED TONES/ EFFECTS buttons have the functions described below. 1: Sounds the original sampled tone as-is.
  • Page 17: Applying An Effect To A Sound Sample

    Sampling a Sound and Playing it on the Keyboard (Sampling) Applying an Effect to a Sound Sample Use the procedure below to apply effects to a sample that was recorded using either long sampling or short sampling. Press one of the five (SAMPLED TONES/EFFECTS) buttons to cycle through available effects.
  • Page 18: Using A Sampled Sound In A Rhythm (Voice Percussion

    Sampling a Sound and Playing it on the Keyboard (Sampling) Using a Sampled Sound in a Deleting Sampled Data Rhythm (VOICE PERCUSSION) To delete all sampled data Use the following procedure to replace a percussive Press to turn off power. instrument with a sampled sound you sampled with short sampling and play auto accompaniment rhythms (page While holding down...
  • Page 19: Enabling Or Disabling The Sampling Play Back

    Sampling a Sound and Playing it on the Keyboard (Sampling) Enabling or Disabling the Sampling Play Back Use the procedure below to enable or disable the auto playback routine (song or rhythm using sampled sound) that is performed after sampling is complete. Keep pressing (FUNCTION) until “SampPB”...
  • Page 20: Playing Built-In Songs

    Playing Built-in Songs bo bo bp bp 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 bk bk bl bl With this Digital Keyboard, built-in tune data is referred to as Playing Back a Particular Song “songs”. You can listen to the built-in songs for your own enjoyment, or you can play along with them for practice.
  • Page 21 Playing Built-in Songs Press ■ Skip Forward This starts playback of the song. Keyboard keys will light Press as notes are played. This skips song playback forward to the next measure. Sustain pedal Each press of skips ahead one measure. Holding Note down skips forward at high speed until you release it.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Song Volume

    Playing Built-in Songs When song playback reaches the measure you Changing Playback Speed (Tempo) want to specify as the start measure, press You can use the following procedure to change the speed This specifies the measure as the start measure. (tempo) in order to slow down playback to practice difficult passages, etc.
  • Page 23: Part Select

    Playing Built-in Songs Playing with the Tone as Song Playback The procedure below lets you select the same keyboard tone as the one being used in the song and play along with your favorite tunes. After selecting a song, hold down (SONG BANK) for about two seconds until the displayed tone name changes to the tone name...
  • Page 24: Using Built-In Songs To Master Keyboard Play

    Using Built-in Songs to Master Keyboard Play bo bo bp bp 6 6 7 7 8 8 bk bk bl bl bq bq br br bs bs bt bt ck ck cl cl To master a song, it is best to break it up into shorter parts Step Up Lesson Flow (phrases), master the phrases, and then put everything together.
  • Page 25: Selecting The Song, Phrase, And Part You Want To Practice

    Using Built-in Songs to Master Keyboard Play Messages that Appear during Lessons Selecting the Song, Phrase, and Part You Want to Practice The following are the messages that appear on the display during Step Lessons. First, select the song, phrase, and part you want to practice. Message Description Select the song you want to practice (page...
  • Page 26: Lessons 1, 2, And 3

    Using Built-in Songs to Master Keyboard Play Play notes on the keyboard in accordance with Lessons 1, 2, and 3 the instructions provided on the display and by voice fingering guide. Now it is time to start the lessons. First, select the song and part you want to practice.
  • Page 27: Lesson Settings

    Using Built-in Songs to Master Keyboard Play Lesson 3: Remember what you learned as Playing a Particular Song All the Way you play. Through Though song playback stands by waiting for you to press the After you successfully complete all of the phrases in Lessons correct keys as in Lesson 2, the Digital Keyboard does not 1, 2, and 3, it is time to try playing the entire song from provide any guidance about what note you need to play next.
  • Page 28: Using Auto Step Up Lesson

    Using Built-in Songs to Master Keyboard Play Turning Off Note Guide Using Auto Step Up Lesson Use the following procedure to turn off note guide, which With Auto Step Up Lesson, the Digital Keyboard advances sounds the note to be played next in Lesson 2 and Lesson 3. through each lesson automatically.
  • Page 29 Using Built-in Songs to Master Keyboard Play ■ Auto Step Up Lesson Procedure Phrase 1 Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Phrase 2 Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Phrase 1, 2 • Lesson 3* Phrase 3 Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Phrase 1, 2, 3 •...
  • Page 30: Using Auto Accompaniment

    Using Auto Accompaniment bn bn bp bp 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 bk bk bl bl With Auto Accompaniment, simply select an accompaniment Starting and Stopping the Rhythm Part only pattern. Each time you play a chord with your left hand the appropriate accompaniment will play automatically.
  • Page 31: Playing All Parts

    • FINGERED 1 Press • FINGERED 2 This enables chord input on the accompaniment • FINGERED 3 keyboard. • CASIO CHORD • FULL RANGE CHORD Accompaniment keyboard Hold down until the chord input mode selection screen appears on the display.
  • Page 32 Pressing a single supported and how they are fingered on the keyboard. accompaniment area key in the Accompaniment keyboard CASIO CHORD mode will play the major chord whose name is marked above the key. All of the accompaniment area keys that are marked with the same chord name play exactly the same chord.
  • Page 33: Using Auto Accompaniment Effectively

    Using Auto Accompaniment ■ Auto Accompaniment Fill-in Using Auto Accompaniment Use the procedure below to play a fill-in pattern during a Effectively performance. • A “fill-in” is a short phrase played where you want to change the mood of a piece. A fill-in pattern can be used to create a Auto Accompaniment Pattern Variations link between two melodies or an accent.
  • Page 34: Using One-Touch Preset

    Using Auto Accompaniment ■ Using Synchro Start Adjusting the Accompaniment Volume Use the following procedure to configure the Digital Keyboard Use the following procedure to adjust the balance between to start Auto Accompaniment play as soon as you press a what you are playing on the keyboard and the volume of the keyboard key.
  • Page 35: Connecting External Devices

    Connecting External Devices bp bp bl bl Connecting the Digital Keyboard to Your Connecting a Computer Computer You can connect the Digital Keyboard to a computer and exchange MIDI data between them. You can send play data from the Digital Keyboard to music software running on your •...
  • Page 36: Midi Settings

    Connecting External Devices Configure the music software settings to select MIDI Settings one of the following as the MIDI device. CASIO USB-MIDI: For Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Keyboard Channel Windows 7, Windows Vista, Mac OS X A keyboard channel is the channel used for sending Digital USB Audio Device: For Windows XP Keyboard data to a computer.
  • Page 37: Local Control

    Connecting External Devices ■ Turning Off the Navigate Channel Sound and Local Control Playing the Part on the Keyboard There are times when exchanging data with a computer when You can turn off the sound on one or both of the navigate you may not want the Digital Keyboard to sound notes you channels and play the cancelled part on the keyboard play on its keyboard.
  • Page 38: Connecting To Audio Equipment

    Connecting External Devices Connecting to Audio Equipment This Digital Keyboard can be connected to commercially available stereo, amplifier, or recording equipment, to a portable audio player or other equipment. Outputting Digital Keyboard Notes to Audio Equipment Connection requires commercially available connecting cords, supplied by you.
  • Page 39: Reference

    Reference Troubleshooting Symptom Action Included Accessories I can’t find something that should be here. Carefully check inside all of the packing materials. Power Requirements Power will not turned on. • Check the AC adaptor or make sure that the batteries are facing correctly (page EN-5).
  • Page 40 Reference Symptom Action Notes keep sounding, without stopping. • Turn power off and then back on to initialize all Digital Keyboard settings (page EN-6). • Replace the batteries with new ones or switch over to AC adaptor power (page EN-5). Some notes are cut off while they are playing.
  • Page 41: Specifications

    Reference Specifications Model LK-170/LK-175/LK-260 Keyboard 61 standard-size keys Touch Response (LK-260 only) 2 types, Off Key Light System Up to 4 keys can be lit at the same time Maximum Polyphony 48 notes (24 for certain tones) Tones Built-in Tones...
  • Page 42: Operating Precautions

    Reference Weight LK-170/LK-175: Approximately 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs) (without batteries) LK-260: Approximately 3.6 kg (7.9 lbs) (without batteries) • Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Operating Precautions Be sure to read and observe the following operating precautions.
  • Page 43: Song List

  • Page 44: Fingering Guide

    Reference Fingered 3, Full Range Chords Fingering Guide In addition to the chords that can be fingered with Fingered 1 and Fingered 2, the following chords also are recognized. Fingered 1, Fingered 2 Chords Ddim add9 Cdim • With Fingered 3, the lowest note fingered is interpreted as Caug the base note.
  • Page 45 Reference EN-43...
  • Page 48 This recycle mark indicates that the packaging conforms to the environmental protection legislation in Germany. Esta marca de reciclaje indica que el empaquetado se ajusta a la legislación de protección ambiental en Alemania. MA1402-A Printed in China...

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