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Casio WK-6500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation  

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        Sequencer and mixer functions for music creation.

        From sound creation to musical performance, the WK-6500 is a member of Casio's top-of-the-line keyboard workstations. It combines 670 high-quality and 200 preset rhythms with an expressive keyboard, sequencer, effects, mixer, arpeggiator, and more.

        Multi-track Recorder Capabilities Song Sequencer:
        The Song Sequencer provides 16 tracks plus-one system track that supports recording of up to five songs and a total of approximately 12,000 notes. Each individual musical instrument part can be recorded to a different track for real multitrack recording capabilities. A full selection of editing tools include event insert, event delete, event copy, quantize, a locator feature for selecting the range of notes to be edited, and more. A step recording function also lets you input notes by specifying the length and pitch. Completed recordings can be converted to SMF (Standard MIDI File) format and stored to an SD memory card.

        32-channel Mixer:
        Button operation can be used for individual simultaneous adjustment of volume, pan, reverb send, and other parameters. Sound input from an external source via the MIC IN terminal can also be adjusted as desired. Rhythm Editor Rhythm Editor lets you combine instrument parts from multiple built-in rhythms, turn individual instrument parts on or off, and adjust volume, pan, reverb, and other parameters to create your own original rhythms. You can even create original rhythms for NORMAL, FILL IN, INTRO, and ENDING accompaniment patterns. You can store up to 10 original rhythms in memory for instant recall whenever you need them

        Multiple Digital Effects:
        Built-in effects include reverb (10 types), chorus* (five types), and DSP (100 types using 46 effect types including delay, phaser, flanger, wah, rotary, and more). You can apply different effects to a tone to create exactly the sound you want. By adjusting the parameters of the DSP effect types, you can create original DSP effects and store up to 100 original types in memory for later recall.

        * DSP and chorus cannot be used simultaneously.

        Registration:
        A simple operation saves the current setup, including tone, rhythm, and other settings for instant recall when you need them.* You even can save tones to which effector effects are being applied. Recalling a registration instantly changes the digital keyboard's setup, making this a great tool for live stage performances.

        * WK-6500: 4 sets x 8 banks for 32 setups

        Tone Editor:
        Tone Editor can be used to adjust attack time, release time, cut off, vibrato, reverb, chorus, DSP, and other parameters as desired. You can create distinctively original tones for performances and music creation session

        Arpeggiator:
        With the arpeggiator, you can play various arpeggios and other phrases automatically by simply pressing keys on the keyboard. You can select from 150 different arpeggiaton types, including playing arpeggios from a fingered chord, guitar phrases, and more

        SD Memory Card Slot:
        Song sequencer, rhythm editor, tone editor, and other data can be saved to an SD or SDHC memory card. SMF (Standard MIDI File) data stored on an SD or SDHC memory card can be played back on the digital keyboard.

        Input / Output Terminals:
        Different input/output terminals are provided to meet a variety of different needs: line out terminals (L/MONO, R) for connection of the mixer of a stage PA system or other devices and a MIC IN terminal for connection of a musical instrument or microphone, an audio in terminal (AUDIO IN) for audio device input that can be output through the speakers, and more.

        USB Port:
        The USB port provides easy computer and MIDI send/receive connection. It also enables quick and simple transfer of song sequencer, tone editor and other data. Download of a special Data Manager 6.0 application is required in order to transfer data to a computer.

        AHL Sound Source:
        The sound source is pre-programmed with digital samples of acoustic musical instruments recorded using the most advanced digital technology. Thanks to CASIO original sound technology, the AHL sound source is capable of reproducing all of the natural smoothness of the original waveform.

        670 Built-in Tones and 10 User Tones:
        The AHL sound source delivers a lineup of 670 different built-in tones. You also can store up to 10 of your own original tones for instant recall whenever you need them.

        200 Preset Rhythms and Auto Accompaniment:
        A total of 200 preset rhythms cover a wide range of musical genres, from rock and pops, to jazz, Latin, piano pieces, and more. Simply select the built-in rhythm you want and Auto Accompaniment provides you with backup that is the next best thing to having a professional band at your disposal.

        Large Dial:
        A large operation dial really comes in handy during music creation using sequencer functions and mixer functions.

        Display:
        The display shows the currently selected tone name and rhythm name, along with a wealth of other information. On the sequencer screen, for example, you can check the current status and volume level of each of the 16 tracks, and other setting information at a glance.

        Piano-Style Keyboard and Touch Response
        :
        The keyboard is designed and engineered to provide a realistic piano experience. Just like a grand piano keyboard, Touch Response causes sound that is output to change in accordance with the amount of pressure applied to the keys.

        High-output 2-Way Bass Reflex Speakers:
        A 6W+6W high-output bass reflex 2-way 4-speaker system delivers rich sound from low range to high. The speakers can be used as high-quality monitoring speakers during performances and music creation sessions.

        Pitch Bend Wheel:
        The pitch bender wheel makes it easy to add realistic sounding guitar choking, sax bending, and other effects to keyboard play.

        Music Presets:
        Music presets provide one-touch access to Auto Accompaniment, tone, reverb, and other settings that are configured in accordance with representative chord progressions. A total of 305 presets let you easily configure the keyboard for a wide variety of different musical styles. In addition to built-in presets, you can create your own original presets (user presets) and store them in memory for later recall.

        Features
        • 76 piano-style keys
        • Touch Response (2 sensitivity levels, off)
        • 670 built-in tones
        • 200 rhythms including 85 ethnic rhythms and 20 patterns for piano play
        • Rhythm Editor: 10 user rhythms
        • Auto-accompaniment
        • Music Preset (305 presets) with chord progression, chord edit
        • Registration (8 banks x 4 sets for 32 setups)
        • One Touch Preset (200 presets)
        • Digital Effects: Reverb 10 types, chorus 5 types (Simultaneous use with DSP not supported.), DSP 100 preset / 100 user (Simultaneous use with chorus not supported.)
        • Metronome
        • Auto Harmonize (12 types)
        • Arpeggiator (150 types)
        • MIDI: 16-channel multi-timbre received, GH Level 1 standard
         

        WK-6500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation Specifications:

        • Polyphony: 48-note (maximum)
        • Amplifier: 6W + 6W
        • Size: 46-3/4" x 15-11/16" x 5-7/8" (W x D x H) (1,187 x 399 x 149 mm)
        • Weight: 17.4 lb. (7.9 kg)
        • Batteries: D-size x 6 (Not Included)
        • AC adaptor: AD-A12150LW
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        CasioWK-6500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation
         
        4.4

        (based on 7 reviews)

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        of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

        Pros

        • Easy to use (4)
        • Portable (4)
        • Responsive / good action (3)

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Learning (4)
          • Accompaniment (3)
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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          beginner musician

          By miketronbike

          from virginia beach, virginia

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Learning

            Comments about Casio WK-6500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

            This is perfect for beginners like me, the price is great for the balance of musical benefits from this keyboard.

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This is a very good product Thank you

            By Rolando G.

            from Dominican Republic (US Office Miami Fl.)

            About Me Experienced

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Pre-programmed music
            • Realistic Sound
            • Responsive / Good Action
            • Touch Sensitive Keys

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Electronic Music
              • Learning
              • School Bands
              • Travel

              Comments about Casio WK-6500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

              This is a very good keyboard workstation ith USB host and SD memory port, I like it very much.

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              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Light-weight keyboard, a good value

              By Fubarable

              from Greenville, NC

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good value
              • Light weight
              • Portable
              • Selection Of Sounds

              Cons

              • Quality Of Piano Sounds

              Best Uses

              • 2nd Stage Keyboard
              • Composing

              Comments about Casio WK-6500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

              This is a nice light weight keyboard. It's non-piano patches are not bad, but it's piano patches are only so-so when compared with my Casio Privia PX-3S, being kind of thin and tinny, but what can you expect from a keyboard in this price range. And no, I don't mean its piano sounds through its small on-board speakers which I never use, but rather the sound that comes through a DI box connected to a QSC PA system or dedicated Roland keyboard amplifier.

              I mainly use for in-home sequencing, or as a second stage keyboard for non-piano sounds such as playing bass, or as a less-expensive keyboard that I can play at jam sessions at a local pub. I'm not as worried about beer being spilled on it. It fulfills these functions admirably.

              In all, it's well worth its cost.

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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great keyboard. Great buy.

              By WUSTEAS

              from Green Bay, WI

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Portable
              • Responsive / Good Action
              • Touch Sensitive Keys

              Cons

              • Unrealistic sound

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Concerts
              • Electronic Music
              • Learning

              Comments about Casio WK-6500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

              I bought this on April 14th, 2011 as a birthday present to myself and use it quite often. I write music, and this keyboard is perfect for that.
              It has great instrumental tracks that can be used to add to your music. They're really fun to mess around with, too. I haven't quite figured out how to use the Arpeggiator yet, but I'm sure I will. The manual wasn't too helpful on some of the features, either, (like the arpeggiator) which is kind of a mood killer when you're ecstatic about the new keyboard and getting it all figured out right away. The piano, strings, and other sounds are not as true to life as I would have liked. But for the amount it cost, it's not that bad.
              One great feature is the recording option. You can record up to five instrumental songs on the keyboard, with up to sixteen tracks each. And once the recording is finished and you've listened to it and realized you made a really big boo-boo you can go in and edit the exact place and note and length of the note just the way you want. You delete a wrong note and add the one that's better suited.
              I had bought a few different SDHC cards (and brands, too) to transfer the recorded songs onto my PC and they all had horrible sound quality. I'm not sure if they were just the cards or if it was the keyboard, but the sounds that came off of those cards was worse than what can be heard coming from some children's musical toys. It was tinny and just plain disgusting. So I pretty much stick to using a separate recording device to record anything I play that can't be kept on the keyboard recording and filing feature.
              There is also an option to move up or down two octaves. I like this feature a lot.
              Overall, I LOVE this keyboard and would recommend it beginners and experienced players alike.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Very good keyboard for the price

              By Luigi

              from Bx, NY

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Portable
              • Responsive / Good Action

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Chamber Music
                • Learning
                • MIDI

                Comments about Casio WK-6500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

                Although I mainly play guitar, I tend to feel more productive writing music on a keyboard, and the WK-6500 has been great for that particular purpose. It has decent recording and mixing options, as well as a pretty good range of tweaks to modify your sound. One thing in my opinion, however, that can be improved would be its user friendliness -it will probably take you a bit of time to read and setup many of the advanced features the keyboard has to offer to your particular specifications.
                Overall, the WK-6500 is a very good product, and a great buy at this price.

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good for personal use

                By JK

                from New York

                Comments about Casio WK-6500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

                The speaker on the Keyboard is low when use it for group singing. You need to plug in with monitor for the small group playing.

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                (8 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good Deal

                By redsfan79

                from Columbus Oh

                Comments about Casio WK-6500 76-Key Digital Keyboard Workstation:

                Very good for the money. Great sound and quality options.

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