Casio AT-5 Workstation

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Casio AT-5 Workstation

Postby Mike Bracchi » 03 Jan 2014 02:06



Be creative without compromise:
The AT-5 Oriental Keyboard comes with a range of functions to satisfy every requirement, and proves itself as a multi-functional creative keyboard with its multitude of oriental rhythms.

76 piano-style keys
800 tones
250 rhythms

The Song Sequencer provides 16 tracks plus one system track that supports recording of up to five songs and a total of approximately 30,000 notes. Each individual musical instrument part can be recorded to a different track for real multi-track recording capabilities. In addition to real-time recording of keyboard and Auto Accompaniment play, the Song Sequencer also supports punch-in and punch-out spot recording of specific parts of a song, and event editing lets you edit recorded data note-by-note.
A full selection of editing tools includes 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.

Up to eight tracks (drum, percussion, bass, chord 1 through chord 5) can be edited to create original accompaniment patterns (INTRO, NORMAL, NORMAL FILL-IN, VARIATION, VARIATION FILL-IN). In addition to recording over each individual accompaniment part of an existing rhythm, an event editing function gives you total control over each aspect of recorded data, an Easy Edit function lets you combine accompaniment from multiple built-in rhythms to create original rhythms, and mixer capabilities give you control over the tones, volume levels, reverb, and other parameters of each part.
A full selection of editing tools includes event insert, event delete, event copy, quantize, and more. Memory is provided for storage of up to 100 different user rhythms, which can be recalled with the touch of a key.

Casio continues the tradition or providing "class compliant" USB connectivity on Workstation digital pianos. This allows Casio Workstation digital pianos to be used with Mac or Windows computers without the need for downloading drivers. Class Compliant USB MIDI also allows Workstation digital pianos can also be used as a controller the Apple iPad simply with the use of Apple's Camera Connection Kit.

The volume, pan, reverb send and other settings can be adjusted to exactly the levels you want for each individual part. You can also adjust sounds input via the MIC IN terminal and INST IN terminal.

Keyboard play, Auto Accompaniment, Song Sequencer play, and sound input via the INST IN and/or MIC IN terminals can be recorded as digital audio data to an SD memory card inserted in the card slot for later playback. Of course, you can play along on the keyboard during playback from an SD memory card. Saved audio files can also be transferred to a computer connected via USB for long-term storage. Special Data Manager 6.0 application software, downloadable from the URL shown below, can be used to convert data to WAV format, which can be played back on a computer. All of this greatly simplifies the task of creating original demo recordings.



    Keyboard: 76 standard-size keys
    Touch Response: 2 types, Off
    Maximum Polyphony: 64 notes (32 for certain tones)
    Tones: Built-in Tones: 800
    User Tones: Up to 100 (Tone Editor)
    Functions: Layer, Split
    Reverb: 1 to 10, Off
    Chorus: 1 to 5
    DSP Preset DSP: 100
    User DSP: Up to 100
    Oriental Scale Scale Fine Tune: +/-99 cents
    Preset Scales: 17
    Scale Memory: 4
    Metronome Built-in Rhythms: 250
    User Rhythms: Up to 100 (Pattern Sequencer)
    Auto Accompaniment: 1/8” Audio line input
    Headphone output
    Demo Songs: 5 Songs
    Registration: 96 (6 setups x 16 banks)
    Song Sequencer: Real-time recording, playback
    Punch-in recording
    Keyboard Play: 5 songs, 17 tracks
    Memory Capacity: Approximately 30,000 notes (total for 5 songs)
    Audio Recording and Playback Functions Requirement: An SD or SDHC memory card, 2GB to 32GB
    Recording: Recording of keyboard play, song sequencer song playback, sound input from MIC IN jack and INST IN jack

    Up to 5 audio files (maximum recording time: approximately 13 minutes for a single audiofile)
    Playback: Up to 999 files (including files used for recording)
    Mixer 32 parts (A01-A16/B01-B16)
    Master parameters, DSP parameters, Part parameters, MIC/INST parameters
    Other Functions Transpose: +/-1 octaves (-12 to +12 semitones)
    Octave Shift: UPPER 1/UPPER 2/LOWER +/-2 octaves
    Tuning: A4 = 415.5 - 440.0 - 465.9Hz
    Music Preset: 305 built-in, plus 100 user presets
    One Touch Preset: 250
    Auto Harmonize: 12 types
    Arpeggiator: 150 types
    MIDI 16 multi-timbre received, GM Level 1 standard
    Pitch Bend Wheel Pitch Bend Range: 0 to 24 semitones
    Memory Cards Supported Memory Cards: SD or SDHC memory cards, 2GB to 32GB
    Functions: SMF playback, file storage, file recall, file delete, card format
    Inputs/Outputs USB port: TYPE B
    Sustain/Assignable jack: Standard jack (sustain, sostenuto, soft, start/stop)
    Phones jack: Stereo standard jack
    Line Out R, L/MONO jacks: Standard jack x 2
    Output Impedance: 2.3kΩ, Output Voltage: 1.5V (RMS) MAX
    Audio In jack: Stereo mini jack
    Input Impedance: 9kΩ, Input Sensitivity: 200mV
    Inst In Jack: Standard jack
    Input Impedance: 9kΩ, Input Sensitivity: 200mV
    Mic In jack: Standard jack (connect a dynamic microphone only)
    Input Impedance: 3kΩ, Input Sensitivity: 10mV
    Power Jack 12V DC
    Power Supply 2-way
    Batteries: 6 D-size zinc-carbon batteries or alkaline batteries
    Battery Life: Approximately 4 hours continuous operation on alkaline batteries
    AC Adaptor: AD-A12150LW
    Auto Power Off: Approximately 6 minutes after last key operation during battery use, approximately 4 hours after last key operation during AC adaptor use.
    Auto Power Off can bedisabled.
    Speakers 12 cm x 2 + 3 cm x 2 (Output: 7.0W + 7.0W)
    Power Consumption 12V - 18W
    Dimensions 118.7 x 39.9 x 14.9 cm (46 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 5 7/8 inch)
    Weight Approximately 8.9kg (19.6 lbs) (without batteries)


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