• Do not short-circuit the battery terminals. • The product is not intended for children under 3 years. • Use only CASIO AD-5 adaptor. • The AC adaptor is not a toy. • Be sure to disconnect the AC adaptor before cleaning the product.
Safety Precautions Congratulations on your selection of the CASIO electronic musical instrument. • Before using the instrument, be sure to carefully read through the instructions contained in this manual. • Please keep all information for future ref- erence. Symbols Various symbols are used in this user’s guide...
2. If you are using the AC adaptor for power, unplug it from the wall outlet. 3. Contact your original retailer or an authorized CASIO Service Pro- vider. AC Adaptor Misuse of the AC adaptor creates the risk of fire and electric shock.
2. If you are using the AC adaptor for power, unplug it from the wall outlet. 3. Contact your original retailer or an authorized CASIO Service Pro- vider. Disassembly and Modification Never try to take this product apart or modify it in any way. Doing so...
CAUTION AC Adaptor Misuse of the AC adaptor creates the risk of fire and electric shock. Always make sure you observe the following precautions. • Do not locate the electric cord near a stove or other sources of heat. • Never pull on the cord when un- plugging from the electrical out- let.
Display Screen • Never push on the display screen’s LCD panel or subject it to strong impact. Doing so can cause the LCD panel’s glass to crack, creating the risk of personal injury. • Should the LCD panel ever crack or break, never touch the liquid inside of the panel.
Introduction Congratulations upon your selection of this CASIO musical instrument. This keyboard provides you with the following features and functions. 100 tones • Choose from among orchestral sounds, synthesized sounds, and more. 100 rhythms • 100 versatile rhythms help to add plenty of life to all your keyboard performances.
Contents Safety Precautions ... E-1 Introduction ... E-6 Contents ... E-7 General Guide ... E-8 Rear Panel ... E-9 Using the Display ...E-10 Song Bank Quick Reference ... E-11 Playing Back a Song Bank Tune ... E-11 Power Supply... E-13 Using batteries ...E-13 Using the AC Adaptor ...E-14 Auto Power Off ...E-14...
General Guide • Key, button, and other names are indicated in the text of this manual using bold type. C C C C C [+]/[–] buttons • Negative values can be changed only by using [+] and [–] to increase and decrease the displayed value.
NOTE • Illustrations in this User’s Guide shows the CTK-481. Rear Panel • CTK-481 L MIDI OUT terminal M MIDI IN terminal N SUSTAIN jack terminal O DC 9V jack P PHONES/OUTPUT terminal <CTK-491 only> Q MIC IN jack R MIC VOLUME 1 Rhythm list 2 Power indicator 3 POWER/MODE switch...
Using the Display An indicator appears next to the type of setting you are currently performing (TONE, RHYTHM, SONG BANK). Tone number, rhythm number, song number, keyboard settings value Rhythm, auto-accompaniment, Song Bank tune beats Tone name, rhythm name, song name, mode name, keyboard settings name Musical staff representation of notes and chords you play on the keyboard.
Song Bank Quick Reference MAIN VOLUME POWER/MODE A selection of 100 Song Bank tunes comes built-in for your listening pleasure or play along fun. A simple operation cuts out the melody part or accompaniment part of the tune, al- lowing you to play along on the keyboard. See "Using the Song Bank"...
Press the RIGHT ON/OFF button to turn off the right-hand melody part and try playing along on the keyboard. • The display’s graphic keyboard and fingering indi- cators show you the melody notes to play. Press the RIGHT ON/OFF button again to turn the melody part back on.
Power Supply This keyboard can be powered by current from a standard household wall outlet (using the specified AC adaptor) or by batteries. Always make sure you turn the keyboard off when- ever you are not using it. Using batteries Always make sure you turn off the keyboard before loading or replacing batteries.
• Never twist or stretch the cord. • Should the electric cord or plug become damaged, con- tact your original retailer or authorized CASIO Service Provider. • Never touch the AC adaptor while your hands are wet. Doing so creates the risk of electric shock.
Basic Operations MAIN VOLUME POWER/MODE This section provides information on performing basic key- board operations. Playing the Keyboard To play the keyboard Set the POWER/MODE switch to NORMAL. Use the MAIN VOLUME buttons to lower the keyboard volume. • It’s always a good idea to set the keyboard volume at a relatively low level before playing.
Percussion sounds Example: 99 PERCUSSION This tone assigns various percussion sounds to the keyboard. See the “Percussion Instrument List” on page A-5 for full de- tails. Sound Effect Tones With sound effect tones 77 through 79, the type of sound pro- duced depends on the octave where the key you press is lo- cated.
Auto Accompaniment POWER/MODE TEMPO START/STOP This keyboard automatically plays bass and chord parts in accordance with the chords you finger. The bass and chord parts are played using sounds and tones that are automati- cally selected to select the rhythm you are using. All of this means that you get full, realistic accompaniments for the melody notes you play with your right hand, creating the mood of an one-person ensemble.
This method of chord play makes it possible for anyone to easily play chords, regardless of previous musical knowledge and experience. The following describes the CASIO CHORD “Accompaniment keyboard” and “Melody keyboard”, and tells you how to play CASIO CHORDs.
Chord Types CASIO CHORD accompaniment lets you play four types of chords with minimal fingering. Chord Types Major chords Major chord names are marked above the keys of the accompa- CC DE niment keyboard. Note that the chord produced when you press...
The following procedure describes how to use synchro start. Before starting, you should first select the rhythm you want to use, set the tempo, and use the POWER/MODE switch to select the chord play method you want to use (CASIO CHORD, FINGERED). To use synchro start Press the SYNCHRO/FILL-IN button to put the keyboard into synchro start standby.
Playing Back a Song Bank Tune To play back a Song Bank tune Set the POWER/MODE switch to NORMAL, FINGERED, or CASIO CHORD. Adjust the main volume and accomp volume. Press the SONG BANK button to enter the Song Bank Mode.
To pause Song Bank tune play While a Song Bank tune is playing, press the PLAY/PAUSE button to pause it. The indicator “ II ” appears while a tune play is paused. To resume play, press PLAY/PAUSE again. To fast reverse during playback While playback is in progress, hold down the REW button.
Changing the Tone of a Song Bank Tune’s Melody You can select any one of the keyboard’s 100 tones to be used to play the melody part of a Song Bank tune. The tone setting can be changed while the tune is stopped or playing back. While a song is playing back, press the TONE button.
Press the PLAY/PAUSE button to start play of the Song Bank Tune. • Only the part (melody or accompaniment) that is turned on is played, so you can play the other part on the keyboard. • The keys you should press are indicated on the dis- play’s graphic keyboard.
Using the Chord Book CHORD BOOK The Chord Book feature of this keyboard makes it possible for you to look up information about chords quickly and eas- ily. Simply input the name of the chord and the keyboard keys you should press, the fingers you should use, and the notes that make up the chord appear on the display along with the chord name.
Looking Up a Chord Using the Chord Book Press the CHORD BOOK button to enter the Chord Book mode. Press the CLEAR button. • This step is necessary to clear any previously input chord name. If the chord name you plan to input is a non- major chord, use the chord specification but- tons to specify the chord type.
Chord Name Modifier Keys Symbol Chord Reference Type Name major (C major) minor (C minor) Caug (C augmened) Csus4 sus 4 (C sustained fourth) Cdim C° (C diminished) (C seventh) (C major Cmaj7 C∆7 seventh) minor 7 (C minor seventh) CmM7 (C minor minor M7...
Keyboard Settings TRANSPOSE/TUNE/MIDI Transposing the Keyboard Transpose lets you raise and lower the overall key of the key- board in semitone units. If you want to play an accompani- ment for a vocalist who sings in a key that’s different from the keyboard, for example, simply use transpose to change the key of the keyboard.
TRANSPOSE/TUNE/MIDI Tuning the Keyboard The tuning feature lets you fine tune the keyboard to match the tuning of another musical instrument. To tune the keyboard Press the TRANSPOSE/TUNE/MIDI button twice to display the tuning screen. Use [+] and [–] to change the tuning setting of the keyboard.
MIDI What is MIDI? The letters MIDI stand for Musical Instrument Digital Inter- face, which is the name of a worldwide standard for digital signals and connectors that makes it possible to exchange musical data between musical instruments and computers (machines) produced by different manufacturers.
TRANSPOSE/TUNE/MIDI PROGRAM CHANGE This is the tone selection message. PROGRAM CHANGE can contain tone data within the range of 0 to 127. A PROGRAM CHANGE message (0 to 99) is sent out through this keyboard’s MIDI OUT terminal whenever you manual- ly change its tone number.
Parameters and Their Displays KEYBOARD CHANNEL (Basic Channel) (Default: 01) This parameter specifies the keyboard MIDI message send channel. TONE MAP G/N (Default: N) N: This setting specifies the normal tone map, which allows receipt of a program change value in the range of 0 to 99. Only tones that correspond to the 100 built-in tones of this keyboard can be played, and tone numbers outside this range are ignored.
1. Power supply problem. 2. Power is not turned on. 3. Volume setting is too low. 4. The POWER/MODE switch is in the CASIO CHORD or FINGERED position. Any of the following symptoms Low battery power while using battery power.
Problem Missing Song Bank tune. 1. Left-hand or right-hand part is turned off. 2. Accompaniment volume is set to 0. No sound is produced when MIDI cables are not connected proper- playing MIDI data from a com- puter. The bass notes of General MIDI TONE MAP is turned “N”.
Care of your keyboard Avoid heat, humidity or direct sunlight. Do not overexpose the instrument to direct sunlight, or place it near an air conditioner, or in any extremely hot place. Do not use near a TV or radio. This instrument can cause video or audio interference with TV and radio reception. If this happens, move the instrument away from the TV or radio.
Appendix/Apéndice Tone List Lista de sonidos SYNTH-SOUND SYN-LEAD 1 SYN-LEAD 2 SYN-LEAD 3 SYN-CALLIOPE SYN-PAD 1 SYN-PAD 2 SYN-PAD 3 GLASS HMCA COUNTRY FARM SYN-BASS PEARL DROP COSMIC SOUND SOUNDTRACK SPACE PAD VOICE BASS APPLAUSE SYNTH-SFX VEHICLE PHONE FUNNY 625A-E-079A Page 1 CTK481_ES_APPENDIX.p65 LAYER...
Note Table Tabla de notas (1) (2) (3) (1) (2) (3) 00 12 01 12 04 12 05 12 08 12 09 12 (1) (2) (3) (1) (2) (3) 081, 086 066, 067 074, 079 092, 093, 098 075, 076, 077 054, 085, 094 (1): Tone number (2): Maximum polyphony...
• See the illustration below for a description of range types (A through E). • Corresponding General MIDI numbers are General MIDI numbers in effect when the tone map setting is “G”. • Vea la ilustración siguiente para una descripción de los tipos de gama (A a E). •...
Fingered Chord Chart Cuadros de acordes Fingered This table shows the left-hand fingerings (including inverted forms) for a number of often-used chords. These fingering indications also appear on the keyboard’s display. Chords marked with asterisk ( ) cannot be played in the Fingered Mode on this key- board.
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