The WK-245 from Casio is a portable workstation featuring seventy-six dynamic touch keys, Step Up Lessons for beginning keyboardists, onboard stereo speakers, and more. It features six-hundred tones and a fully featured auto accompaniment section that includes one hundred eighty rhythm patterns. A stereo mini audio input makes it possible to connect an outside sound source like an iPad, MP3 player, or smartphone, which together with a microphone input allows for sampling and triggering sound samples. The keyboard is powered by an AC adapter, or alternatively can run on six D batteries (not included).
Your Music, in Lights
Whether youre preparing for a performance or just learning, the large backlit LCD display has everything in view, including music notation.
Easy to Use
The WK-245 has performance controls right at your fingertips so you can easily combine tones as layers and split the keyboard too. With a dedicated button for piano you can always get back to home base. Whether youre preparing for a performance or just learning, the large backlit LCD display has everything in view, including music notation.
The WK-245 features an Aux input for connecting your MP3 player or other devices allowing you to enjoy the stereo speaker system in multiple ways. In addition, the WK-245 USB MIDI port is ready for computers and even iOS devices without the need for drivers. Of course there is also a headphone connector for quiet practice.
Not only is the WK-245 a powerful keyboard but unlike other companies, Casio includes the AC adapter with all full sized keyboards so you can start making music right away.
600 built-in sounds to spark your musical imagination
Your own backing band
Need inspiration? the Casio WK-245s 180 onboard rhythms are waiting to accompany you. Its like having your very own backing band - whenever and wherever you need them. Composing a a power ballad or a salsa track? When youre at the helm of the Casio WK-245, you can realize whatever musical flights of fancy you can dream up.
The WK-245 offers 48 notes of polyphony so you dont have to worry about dropping notes. Using the sustain pedal for multiple notes, playing big chords, adding rhythms and layering sounds can deplete the polyphony memory quickly resulting in dropped notes. When searching for a keyboard, take the amount of polyphony into consideration.
Casios WK-245 includes 180 preset rhythms, more than other keyboards in the same class can offer. Additional rhythms expand your music composition, creativity and fun.
Your personal recording studio
With the Casio WK-245, you dont have to let great musical ideas fall by the wayside. The WK-245s onboard 5-song/6-track recorder can record your ideas before they get away. Got an idea for a unique sound? The WK-245s onboard sampling makes it easy to create your own custom patches. And the WK-245s onboard mic and audio input lets you record vocals, plus your guitar, bass, external synth, percussion - you name it. And when youre done tracking, onboard digital FX and Virtual Hall Simulation reverb let you add professional polish to your songs.
Casio WK-245 76-key Arranger Keyboard Features:
- 76 piano-style, touch-sensitive keys
- 48 note polyphony
- 600 Tones
- 180 Rhythms
- USB MIDI for easy connectivity with your Mac or PC
- 5-song/6-track recorder
- Onboard sampling lets you create unlimited, unique sounds
- Mic with volume control and audio in jacks
- Onboard digital effects and Virtual Hall Simulation reverb
- Backlit display
- Step-up lesson system
Casio's portable keyboards offer a plug and play advantage over other brands. Feel free to connect an iPad, PC or Mac without the cumbersome process of downloading drivers.
AC Adapter Included
Casios portable keyboards can run on batteries or an AC adapter. Unlike other companies, Casio includes an AC adapter with every portable keyboard.
Built in Songs
The WK-245 has an impressive library of 152 built-in songs, more than most comparable keyboards. Whether you are using the songs to learn with the Step Up Lesson system, or playing along with a song for fun, you will find greater choices to meet your needs. Compare the number of songs to other manufacturers and you will see Casio has the better value.