Casio LK210/215ES1A User Manual

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    Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Model Number: LK-210/LK-215 Trade Name: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. Responsible party: CASIO, INC. Address: 570 MT. PLEASANT AVENUE, DOVER, NEW JERSEY 07801...

  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    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. • Be sure to keep all user documentation handy for future reference.

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    • Never twist or stretch the cord. • Should the electric cord or plug become damaged, contact your original retailer or authorized CASIO Service Provider. G Never touch the AC adaptor while your hands are wet.

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    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 Provider. Plastic Bags Never place the plastic bag the product comes in over your head or in your mouth.

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    Safety Precautions Connectors Connect only the specified devices and equipment to the product’s connectors. Connection of a non-specified device or equipment creates the risk of fire and electric shock. Location Avoid the following locations for this product. Such locations create the risk of fire and electric shock.

  • Page 7: Main Features

    ❐ Storing and Playing Back Tune Data You Transferred from Your Computer You can connect your keyboard to a computer, use special CASIO conversion software to convert SMF data you purchase or create to CASIO format, and then transfer it to the keyboard.

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety Precautions ... E-1 Main Features ... E-5 General Guide ... E-8 Attaching the Score Stand ... E-10 Quick Reference ...E-11 To play the keyboard ... E-11 Power Supply ... E-12 Using batteries ... E-12 Using the AC Adaptor ... E-13 Auto Power Off ...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Auto Accompaniment ... E-28 Selecting a Rhythm ... E-28 Playing a Rhythm ... E-29 Using Auto Accompaniment ... E-29 Using an Intro Pattern ... E-31 Using a Fill-in Pattern ... E-31 Using a Rhythm Variation ... E-31 Using a Fill-in Pattern with a Variation Rhythm ...

  • Page 10: General Guide

    General Guide LK-215...

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    NOTE • Illustrations in this User’s Guide shows the LK-210. 1 MIC VOLUME slider 2 Power indicator 3 POWER/MODE switch 4 MAIN VOLUME slider 5 <LK-210> FUNCTION button <LK-215> TOUCH RESPONSE/FUNCTION button 6 REVERB/CHORUS button 7 KEY LIGHT button G SONG/PIANO BANK/RHYTHM CONTROLLER 8 REPEAT button, INTRO button 9 REW button, NORMAL/FILL-IN button 0 FF button, VARIATION/FILL-IN button...

  • Page 12: Attaching The Score Stand

    General Guide *1 Attaching the Score Stand Insert both ends of the music stand provided with the keyboard into the two holes on the top surface. Rear Panel b USB port E-10 ] [+] / [–] buttons ^ Number buttons a SD CARD SLOT c SUSTAIN/ASSIGNABLE JACK d DC 9V jack...

  • Page 13: Quick Reference, To Play The Keyboard

    Quick Reference POWER/MODE Power indicator This section provides a quick overview of keyboard operation using steps one and two of the 3-step lesson feature. To play the keyboard Set the POWER/MODE switch to NORMAL. • This causes the power indicator to light. Press the SONG BANK button.

  • Page 14: Power Supply, Using Batteries

    Quick Reference If you selected lesson Step 1 • Play the notes on the keyboard. • Accompaniment (left-hand part) plays in time with the notes. • With Step 1, the correct melody note is played no matter which keyboard key you press. If you selected lesson Step 2 •...

  • Page 15: Using The Ac Adaptor, Auto Power Off

    WARNING Misuse of batteries can cause them to leak, resulting in damage to nearby objects, or to explode, creating the risk of fire and personal injury. Always make sure you observe the following precautions. • Never try to take batteries apart or allow them to become shorted.

  • Page 16: Power On Alert, Memory Contents, Connections, Phones/output Jack

    The wrong type of connector at either end can cause one of the stereo channels to be lost. When connected to a musical instrument amplifier, set the volume of the keyboard to a relatively low level and make output volume adjustments using the amplifier’s controls.

  • Page 17: Usb Port, Sustain/assignable Jack, Microphone Jack, Accessories And Options

    Connection Example PIN plug (red) To keyboard’s PHONES/OUTPUT jack PIN plug (white) Stereo standard plug USB port You can also connect the keyboard to a computer. See “Connecting to a Computer” on page E-35 for details. Sustain/Assignable Jack You can connect an optional sustain pedal (SP-3 or SP-20) to the SUSTAIN/ASSIGNABLE JACK to enable the capabilities described below.

  • Page 18: Basic Operations, To Play The Keyboard, Selecting A Tone

    Basic Operations MAIN VOLUME POWER/MODE MIC VOLUME This section provides information on performing basic keyboard operations. To play the keyboard Set the POWER/MODE switch to NORMAL. Use the MAIN VOLUME slider to set the volume to a relatively low level. Play something on the keyboard.

  • Page 19: Using Tone Effects, Turning The Key Light System On And Off, Using The Microphone Jack

    Using Tone Effects Reverb: Makes your notes resonate Chorus: Adds more breadth to your notes Press the REVERB/CHORUS button to cycle through the effect settings as shown below. • You can find out the current effect setting by looking at the REVERB and CHORUS indicators. Reverb on Chorus on Both on...

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    Basic Operations Recommended Microphone Type • Dynamic microphone (standard plug) IMPORTANT! • Be sure to disconnect the microphone from the keyboard whenever you are not using it. Howling (Feedback Noise) Any of the following conditions can cause howling (feedback noise). •...

  • Page 21: Playing A Built-in Tune, To Play Back A Song Bank Tune

    Playing a Built-in Tune REPEAT PAUSE Your keyboard comes with a total of built-in 100 tunes. You can play back built-in tunes for your own listening pleasure, or you can use them for practice and even sing-along. Built- in tunes are divided between the two groups described below. •...

  • Page 22: To Play Back A Piano Bank Tune, Musical Information System, Adjusting The Tempo

    Playing a Built-in Tune To play back a Piano Bank tune Find the tune you want to play in the PIANO BANK List, and note its number. • See page A-7 for the PIANO BANK List. Press the PIANO BANK button to specify the Piano Bank group.

  • Page 23: To Pause Playback, To Fast Reverse, To Fast Forward, Looping A Musical Phrase

    To pause playback Press the PAUSE button while a tune is playing to pause it. Pressing the PAUSE button again resumes play from the point where it was paused. To fast reverse While a tune is playing or paused, hold down the REW button to skip in a reverse direction at high speed.

  • Page 24: To Change The Melody Tone, To Play All Tunes In Succession

    Playing a Built-in Tune To change the melody tone Press the TONE button. Indicator appears Find the tone you want in the TONE List, and then use the number buttons to input its three-digit number. Example: To select “057 VIOLIN”, input 0, then 5, then •...

  • Page 25: Step Lesson

    3-Step Lesson With the 3-Step Lesson System, you can practice built-in tunes and SMF data from a memory card, and even plot your progress according to the evaluation points the keyboard awards you. * See “Using a Memory Card” on page E-39 for information about using the SMF data from a memory card for playback.

  • Page 26: Evaluation Mode

    3-Step Lesson Example: When play requires pressing keys with fingers 3, 2, and then 1 1st Note 2nd Note Next note Current note Flash Lit Flash Key light NOTE • Note length is not indicated when you are using two- hand tunes with 3-step lesson Steps 1 and 2.

  • Page 27: Using The Lesson Functions And Evaluation Mode, Step 1 – Master The Timing

    Using the Lesson Functions and Evaluation Mode Perform the following steps to master your favorite tunes. Step 1 – Master the timing. Select the tune you want to use. Press the RIGHT button or the LEFT button to specify the part you want to practice. •...

  • Page 28: Step 3 – Play At Normal Speed

    3-Step Lesson Follow the key light system to press the correct keyboard keys and play the notes. • The key for the next note to be played flashes while the keyboard waits for you to play it. When you press any key to play the note, the key remains lit as the note plays.

  • Page 29: Voice Fingering Guide, Using The Metronome

    Voice Fingering Guide Voice fingering guide uses a simulated human voice to call out fingering numbers during Step 1 and Step 2 one-hand part practice. If you need to press a key with your thumb, for example, voice fingering guide says, “One!” In the case of a chord to be played with your thumb, middle and little finger, voice fingering guide says, “One, three, five!”...

  • Page 30: Auto Accompaniment, Selecting A Rhythm

    [+] and decrement it by pressing [–]. • Some rhythms consist of chord accompaniments only, without any drums or other percussion instruments. Such rhythms do not sound unless CASIO CHORD or FINGERED is selected as the accompaniment mode. RHYTHM [+] / [–]...

  • Page 31: Playing A Rhythm, Using Auto Accompaniment

    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.

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    Auto Accompaniment 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 accompaniment keyboard. Note that the chord produced when you press an...

  • Page 33: Using An Intro Pattern, Using A Fill-in Pattern, Using A Rhythm Variation

    NOTE • Except for the chords specified in note* fingerings (i.e. playing E-G-C or G-C-E instead of C-E- G) will produce the same chords as the standard fingering. • Except for the exception specified in note* of the keys that make up a chord must be pressed. Failure to press even a single key will not play the desired FINGERED chord.

  • Page 34: Using A Fill-in Pattern With A Variation Rhythm, Synchro Starting Accompaniment With Rhythm Play

    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 (NORMAL, CASIO CHORD, FINGERED). To use synchro start Press the SYNCHRO/ENDING button to put the keyboard into synchro start standby.

  • Page 35: Keyboard Settings, Adjusting Accompaniment And Song Bank Volume

    Keyboard Settings <LK-215> TOUCH RESPONSE/ FUNCTION Using Touch Response (LK-215 Only) When touch response is turned on, the relative volume of sound output by the keyboard is varied in accordance with the amount of pressure applied, just like an acoustic piano. Press the TOUCH RESPONSE/FUNCTION button to enter the Touch Response setting mode.

  • Page 36: Transposing The Keyboard, Tuning The Keyboard

    Tuning the Keyboard Use the following procedure to fine tune the keyboard to match the tuning of another musical instrument. To tune the keyboard Press the FUNCTION (LK-215: TOUCH RESPONSE/ FUNCTION) button until the tuning screen appears.

  • Page 37: Connection To A Computer, Connecting To A Computer

    MIDI driver user’s guide.* * You need to have Adobe Reader or Acrobat Reader installed on your computer in order to view the contents of the “CASIO USB MIDI Driver User’s Guide” (manual_e.pdf). If your computer does not have either Adobe Reader or Acrobat Reader installed, use the procedure below to install it.

  • Page 38: Expanding The Selections In The Song Bank Tunes

    CASIO MUSIC SITE • In addition to the software itself, the CASIO MUSIC SITE will also provide you with information about its installation and use. You can also find out about the latest news about your keyboard and other CASIO musical instruments, and much more.

  • Page 39: General Midi Tone, Changing The Settings

    General MIDI Tone The General MIDI standard defines the tone numbering sequence, the drum sound numbering sequence, the number of MIDI channels that can be used, and other general factors that determine the sound source configuration. Because of this, musical data produced on a General MIDI sound source can be played back using similar tones and identical nuances as the original, even when played on another manufacturers sound source.

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    Connection to a Computer LOCAL CONTROL (Default: On) oFF: Anything played on the keyboard is output as a message from the USB port, without being sounded by the internal sound source. • Note that no sound is produced by the keyboard if LOCAL CONTROL is turned off and no external device is connected.

  • Page 41: Using A Memory Card

    G Supported Data: SMF Format 0, CASIO Original Format CM2 IMPORTANT! • Use only an SD memory card or an optional CASIO song data card* with this keyboard. Proper operation is not guaranteed when any other type of card is used.

  • Page 42: Getting Ready

    Using a Memory Card Inserting and Removing a Memory Card IMPORTANT! • Make sure you turn off the keyboard before inserting or removing a memory card. • Be sure to orient the card correctly when inserting it. Never try to force a memory card into the card slot when you feel resistance.

  • Page 43: Reading A Memory Card

    Reading a Memory Card Press the CARD button. Indicator appears Use the number buttons to input the three-digit number that corresponds to the SMF data you want to select. Perform one of the following operations. I To play back SMF data Press the START/STOP button.

  • Page 44: Memory Card Error Messages

    Using a Memory Card Memory Card Error Messages Display Message Err No Card There is no memory card loaded in the keyboard or the memory card you are using is not loaded correctly. Err No File (1) The memory card song data that is supported by the keyboard is not in the MUSICDAT folder.

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    Err Mem Full The keyboard ran out of memory for SMF data reading during a playback, lesson or use of the evaluation feature. After a few seconds, the “Err Mem Full” message will be replaced by one of the messages described below.

  • Page 46: Troubleshooting

    (3) Use the MAIN VOLUME slider to increase volume. (4) Normal play is not possible on the accompaniment keyboard while the POWER/MODE switch is set to CASIO CHORD or FINGERED. Change the POWER/MODE switch setting to NORMAL. (5) Turn on LOCAL CONTROL.

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    * Multiple digital samples are taken for the low range, middle range, and high range of the original musical instrument. Because of this, there may be a very slight difference in tonal quality and volume between sample ranges. Troubleshooting...

  • Page 48: Specifications

    25 steps (–12 semitones to +12 semitones) 101 steps (A4 = approximatery 440 Hz ±50 Cents) SD memory cards, optional CASIO song data cards* * May not be available in some geographic areas. 1 GB or less (Cards with capacity greater than 1 GB are not supported.)

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    Range Type/ C - 1 Tipo de gama (Standard type) (Tipo estándar) “020 GLOCKENSPIEL”/ “095 PICCOLO” “020 GLOCKENSPIEL”/ “095 PICCOLO” Low pitch instruments Instrumentos de altura tonal baja No scale for tones. (Sound Effect) Sin escala para los sonidos. (Efecto de sonido) ...Keyboard range ...Gama del teclado ...Available range (using transpose or a message receive)

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  • Page 55: Rhythm List

    • Rhythms 110 through 119 consist of chord accompaniments only, without any drums or other percussion instruments. These rhythms do not sound unless CASIO CHORD or FINGERED is selected as the accompaniment mode. With such rhythms, make sure that CASIO CHORD or FINGERED is selected before you try playing chords.

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    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. CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD. 6-2, Hon-machi 1-chome MA0701-A Printed in China Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8543, Japan...

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