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Casio CTK-230 User Manual

Casio CTK-230 User Manual

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  • Page 1 USER’S GUIDE GUÍA DEL USUARIO CTK230-ES-1 CTK230_ES_cover1.p65 03.10.7, 2:02 PM...
  • Page 2 • 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.
  • 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. • Please keep all information for future reference. Symbols Various symbols are used in this user’s...
  • Page 4 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. AC Adaptor Misuse of the AC adaptor creates the risk of fire and electric shock.
  • Page 5 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. Disassembly and Modification Never try to take this product apart or modify it in any way.
  • Page 6 Safety Precautions 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.
  • Page 7 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.
  • Page 8: Introduction

    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.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety Precautions ... E-1 Introduction ... E-6 Contents ... E-7 General Guide ... E-8 Attachment of the Score Stand ... E-9 Using the Display ... E-10 Song Bank Quick Reference ... E-11 Playing Back a Song Bank Tune ... E-11 Power Supply ...
  • Page 10: General Guide

    General Guide CTK230_E08_18.p65 03.10.7, 2:01 PM 277A-E-010A...
  • Page 11: Attachment Of The Score Stand

    1 Power indicator 2 POWER/MODE switch 3 MAIN VOLUME buttons 4 TRANSPOSE/TUNE button 5 SYNCHRO/FILL-IN button 6 START/STOP button 7 TEMPO buttons 8 ACCOMP VOLUME button 9 Speaker 0 Rhythm list A Tone list B Song bank list C Display Rear Panel *Attachment of the Score Stand Insert both ends of the music stand provided with the keyboard into the two holes on the top surface.
  • Page 12: Using The Display

    General Guide 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 setting names Auto-accompaniment and Song Bank chord names “MELODY”...
  • Page 13: Song Bank Quick Reference

    Song Bank Quick Reference POWER/MODE MAIN VOLUME A selection of 50 Song Bank tunes comes built-in for your listening pleasure or play along fun. A simple operation cuts out the melody part of the tune, allowing you to play along on the keyboard. See “Using the Song Bank”...
  • Page 14 Song Bank Quick Reference Press the MELODY ON/OFF button to turn off the melody part and try playing along on the keyboard. O d e T o J o Press the MELODY ON/OFF button again to turn the melody part back on. Press the STOP button to stop playback of the Song Bank tune.
  • Page 15: Power Supply

    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 whenever you are not using Using batteries Always make sure you turn off the keyboard before loading or replacing batteries.
  • Page 16: Using The Ac Adaptor

    • Never twist or stretch the cord. • Should the electric cord or plug become damaged, contact 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.
  • Page 17: Auto Power Off

    Auto Power Off When you are using battery power, keyboard power turns off automatically whenever you leave it on without performing any operation for about 6 minutes. When this happens, use the POWER/ MODE switch to turn power back on. NOTE •...
  • Page 18: Connections

    Connections Phones/Output Terminal Before connecting phones or other external equipment, be sure to first turn down the volume settings of the keyboard and the connected equipment. You can then adjust volume to the desired level after connections are complete. [Rear Panel] PHONES/OUTPUT Terminal Audio connection Stereo standard...
  • Page 19: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations POWER/MODE MAIN VOLUME This section provides information on performing basic keyboard 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.
  • Page 20: Digital Sampling

    Basic Operations Combination tones The following describes the two types of combination tones that are available. Layered Tones (Tone Numbers: 80 through 89) Example: 80 STR PIANO This tone layers a strings tone with a piano tone so they both sound when a keyboard key is pressed.
  • Page 21: Auto Accompaniment

    Auto Accompaniment 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 automatically 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 a...
  • Page 22: Playing A Rhythm

    Auto Accompaniment POWER/MODE TEMPO START/STOP Playing a Rhythm Use the following procedure to start and stop rhythm play. To play a rhythm Set the POWER/MODE switch to NORMAL. Press the START/STOP button to start play of the currently selected rhythm. To stop rhythm play, press the START/STOP button again.
  • Page 23: 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. 277A-E-023A CTK230_E19_24.p65 Auto Accompaniment...
  • Page 24 Auto Accompaniment NOTE • It makes no difference whether you press black or white keys to the right of a major chord key when playing minor and seventh chords. FINGERED FINGERED provides you with a total of 15 different chord types. The following describes the FINGERED “Accompaniment keyboard”...
  • Page 25: Using A Fill-In Pattern

    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). 277A-E-025A CTK230_E19_24.p65...
  • Page 26: Adjusting The Accompaniment Volume

    Auto Accompaniment Adjusting the Accompaniment Volume You can adjust the volume of the accompaniment parts as a value in the range of 0 (minimum) to 9. Press the ACCOMP VOLUME button. Current accompaniment volume setting A c c m Use the number buttons or the [+]/[–] buttons to change the current volume setting value.
  • Page 27: Using The Song Bank

    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.
  • Page 28: Song Bank Mode Display

    Using the Song Bank TEMPO Press the PLAY/PAUSE button to start play of the tune. Appears when PLAY/PAUSE button is pressed A l o h a O e Chord name Press the STOP button to stop playback of the Song Bank tune. To pause Song Bank tune play While a Song Bank tune is playing, press the PLAY/PAUSE button to pause it.
  • Page 29: Adjusting The Tempo Of A Song Bank Tune

    Adjusting the Tempo of a Song Bank Tune To change the tempo of a Song Bank tune The tempo can be set within a range of 20 to 255 beats per minute. The tempo setting can be adjusted while the tune is stopped, playing back, or paused.
  • Page 30: Applause Sound

    Using the Song Bank Press the PLAY/PAUSE button to start play of the Song Bank Tune. • Only the accompaniment part is played, so you can play the melody part on the keyboard. A l o h a O e To end playback, press the STOP button.
  • Page 31: Playing Back All Song Bank Tunes In Succession

    Playing Back All Song Bank Tunes in Succession Use the TONE or RHYTHM button to change to any mode other than the Song Bank Mode. • Make sure a dot is not on the display next to the SONG BANK indicator. Indicator turns off.
  • Page 32: Keyboard Settings

    Keyboard Settings Transposing the Keyboard Transpose lets you raise and lower the overall key of the keyboard in semitone units. If you want to play an accompaniment 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.
  • Page 33: Tuning The Keyboard

    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 button twice to display the tuning screen. T u n e Use [+] and [–] to change the tuning setting of the keyboard.
  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Problem No keyboard Sound 1. Power supply problem. 2. Power is not turned on. 3. Volume setting is too low. 4. The switch is in the CASIO CHORD or FINGERED position. following Low battery power symptoms while using battery power.
  • Page 35 Problem The key or tuning does not The tuning or transpose match when playing along parameter is set to a value with another instrument. other than 0 or 00. Missing Song Bank tune Melody part is turned off. 277A-E-035A CTK230_E32-35.p65 Troubleshooting Possible Cause Action...
  • Page 36: Specifications

    49 standard-size keys, 4 octaves 12 notes maximum (6 for certain tones) Variable (236 steps, = 20 to 255) 2 fingering methods (CASIO CHORD, FINGERED) START/STOP, SYNCHRO/FILL-IN 0 to 9 (10 steps) PLAY/PAUSE, STOP, MELODY ON/OFF TONE, RHYTHM, SONG BANK name/number, keyboard setting...
  • Page 37: Care Of Your Keyboard

    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.
  • Page 38: Appendix

  • Page 39: Rhythm List

  • Page 40: Note Table

    Note Table/Tabla de notas (1): Tone number (2): Maximum polyphony (3): Range type (1): Número de sonido (2): Polifonía máxima (3): Tipo de gama 277A-E-077A CTK230_ES_APPENDIX.p65 Appendix/Apéndice 03.10.7, 2:02 PM...
  • Page 41 Appendix/Apéndice • See the illustration below for a description of range types (A through E). • Vea la ilustración siguiente para una descripción de los tipos de gama (A a E). Range Type Tipo de gama (Standard type) (Tipo estándar) Low pitch instruments Instrumentos...
  • Page 42: Fingered Chord Chart

    Fingered Chord Chart Cuadros de acordes Fingered This table shows the left-hand fingerings (including inverted forms) for a number of often-used chords. Esta tabla muestra las digitaciones (incluyendo las formas invertidas) para varios de los acordes más a menudo usados. Chord Type Root...
  • Page 43 Appendix/Apéndice Chord sus4 Type Root (D ) (D ) (G ) (G ) (A ) CTK230_ES_APPENDIX.p65 7 sus4 m add9 m M7 03.10.7, 2:02 PM add9 277A-E-080A...
  • Page 44: Percussion Instrument List

    Percussion Instrument List Lista de instrumentos de percusión • PERCUSSION (tone 99) assigns 39 percussion sound to the keyboard as illustrated below. The sound assigned to each key are indicated above the keyboard. • PERCUSSION (sonido 99) asigna 39 sonidos de percusión al teclado como se ilustra debajo. Los sonidos asignados a cada tecla se indican sobre el teclado.
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  • Page 51 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 MA0306-A Printed in China Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8543, Japan CTK230-ES-1 CTK230_ES_cover4.p65...

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