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Casio WK-3500 Digital Keyboard   

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Switch for instant stereo piano, super-realistic drawbar organ sounds, 76 full-size touch sensitive keys, onboard speakers, pitch-bend wheel and mod ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Pro quality touch-sensitive keyboard with drawbar organ, stereo piano, floppy drive, and advanced ZPI sound source.

Switch for instant stereo piano, super-realistic drawbar organ sounds, 76 full-size touch sensitive keys, onboard speakers, pitch-bend wheel and mod switch, 32-note polyphony, split and layer function, 790 tones, synthesizer function, 232 digital effects, and digital EQ make it masterfully musical. 140 rhythm presets, 156 one-touch presets, auto-accompaniment, and auto-harmonize give you the simultaneous sounds of a full band. Save songs in memory, expand sounds with flash ROM, download songs from the internet, read music off the backlit LCD, and much, much more. Includes AC adapter.

FEATURES
  • Switch for instant stereo piano
  • Super-realistic drawbar organ sounds
  • 76 full-size touch sensitive keys
  • Built-in floppy drive
  • Individual lineout L/R for external amplification
  • Pitch-bend wheel and modulation wheel
  • Onboard speakers
  • 32-note polyphony
  • Split and layer function
  • 790 tones
  • Synthesizer function
  • 232 digital effects
  • Digital EQ
  • 140 rhythm presets
  • 156 one-touch presets
  • Auto-accompaniment
  • Auto-harmonize
  • Flash ROM sound expansion
  • Internet Data Expansion System to MIDI download patterns, songs, and keyboard settings
  • Written-music LCD function shows notes played on musical staff
  • SmartMedia data save
  • SMF player to play songs downloaded through the internet
  • LCD displays tone, rhythm, tempo, mixer, and keyboard status
  • Mixer function for control over each MIDI channel and accompaniment part
  • 6 tracks/5 songs song memory
  • MIDI I/O, 16-channel, multitimbral
  • Transpose and tuning control
  • Registration memory (4 sets x 8 banks)
  • Assignable pedal jack (sustain, soft, sostenuto, and rhythm start/stop)
  • 12W 1/4" stereo line out/headphone jack
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5.0

(based on 26 reviews)

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5.0

Phenomenal

By The Sloth

from USA

Pros

  • Awesome speakers
  • Light, easy to carry
  • Loads of instruments
  • Lots of controls/effects
  • Realistic sound
  • Smooth playability
  • Wallet-friendly price

Cons

  • 1/4 output has slight static
  • A little too bulky
  • Could use better rhythm presets

Best Uses

    I have used this keyboard as part of my home gear for recording video game soundtracks, I have used this live and in private band sessions, and I've even used it sitting in bed. The realistic sounds and controls of the instruments is awesome (especially with headphones), and it's super light and a breeze to carry around between gigs and to and from your house. For my home setup, it's a little too long so unless you're sitting straight in front of it, it feels a little too big. But that's just my preference. This keyboard is bound to please anyone (especially because of the price).

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    5.0

    WORLDS BEST KEYBOARD

    By Swordfish10-4n3lO

    from El Paso, TX

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    This keyboard is super cool. It is amazing, with all of its features. The one thing I cannot get over is the realistic sounds that come out of it. It is like no other I have ever heard of, I am not joking. Other keyboards you can tell sound like they are digital, but this one, it sounds real, like if the instrument was actually there. It is amazing!! A++++

     
    5.0

    Outstanding!!

    By Don Tabor

    from Ocean City, Maryland

    This and the WK3000 are amazing and I own both...(And I'm a Guitar player)....I don't know how they can put so much stuff in one box..These ate truly Outstanding Musical Instruments..HANDS DOWN !!!!!

     
    4.0

    Great Value for Money!

    By dpnorton

    from Newport News, VA

    More features and better sound quality than the comparable DGX model Yamaha. Mod wheel and Smartmedia storage really set it apart. Sounds are stunning!

     
    5.0

    It's a workstation

    By Troilus

    from MA

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    This thing reminds me why I've loved Casio for so long. This instrument has the best MIDI implementation I've seen on any keyboard in a while. It's light enough to bring in the kitchen for breakfast, and back to the studio until lunch... Line output, so you can listen directly through powered monitors - this thing sounds good through the built-in speakers, but it's shocking how good it sounds through real monitors. Still disovering new sounds after a couple of weeks of endless play. Buy one - you won't regret it.

     
    5.0

    Casio is good for your wallet and ears

    By N--xQbL

    from Riga

    Saw it. Noticed its low price. Bought it. And it proved to be very good, except for onboard memory limitations, because some tones are nearly 1 MB (thankfully, a memory card can be used), as a result of which older tones often need to be overwritten.

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    5.0

    Very nice keyboard...but a couple of issues

    By Ken Starr

    from Italy

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    Depending on what you're trying to do, this keyboard could be very helpful. For live performances on a small level it's great. Plenty of sounds and effects. My favorite is the enhancer effect, there's a big difference when used. For studio production there's a few issues. Most of the sounds are ran through DSP, giving them a reverb/hall effect. This can be overcame by adding the reflect effect to it, but that takes from the integrity of the tone. This can be a problem for your bass line. There is a sequencer I still haven't figured out, maybe I'm slow. Bottom line, this a great keyboard for the price.

     
    5.0

    Casio in now playing with the leaders!

    By Bob H

    from Lakeview, OR

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    As an older keyboardist and player of EKBs for over twenty years including a Sequential Circuits T-8, I love the WK3500. Wonderful sounds, terrific organs, and incredible pianos. Accompaniment, intros and endings are truly remarkable. As far as I'm concerned, Casio has just trumped all the other keyboards in its pricerange.

     
    5.0

    Good Value

    By Javier Rodriguez

    from Carolina, PR

    Good piano sounds and excellent B3 organs sounds with an excellent rotary speaker simulator. Good EP sounds too, but the only thing that don't like is that Casio don't have a software version for Mac OS9 to donwload new sounds, patterns and EFX at the Casio Web Page (only PC). Maybe Casio doesn't know that Mac Computers are the best for music making! (In my opinion) But anyway, the keyboard WK3500 is really good.

     
    5.0

    an amaaaaazing little machine

    By dr.dave

    from Albany, NY

    I made three trips to the local store before buying this thing cuz it's just so loaded with good sounds and features. And on every trip I compared it against the usual stable of workstations and the Casio simply BLEW AWAY the others for the quality and usefulness of the sounds. I've had it now for 2 weeks and, although setting up the registry memories (full setups w/ splits, layers, effects and accompaniments) is a somewhat convoluted process, the results are simply stunning. I'm getting set to ditch half of my legacy MIDI modules and am only keeping my trusty E-mu Vintage. I quite honestly would've payed twice what I did to get the quality of sounds this thing cranks out, but to get it for this price is the best keyboard value I have ever seen in my 25 years of buying keys. Period.

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