small keyboard or folding keyboard

Discussion in 'Casio Keyboards' started by hayseed, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. hayseed


    Jan 18, 2012
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    Hello everyone
    I'm new to this board but look forward to reading all the posts.

    I am in search of the smallest casio keyboard with the following requirments
    Touch sensative
    USB midi
    The microphone in port would be a nice option if available
    SD card port would be great also if the internal sounds were good to play SMF in case the computer were to crater( nice backup )

    I am trying to use the keyboard as a controller on my computer with One man Band and then an ketron sd2 module.

    The goal here is portability, I play guitar with my own backing tracks and also play keyboard Live with rythmes.

    I am on the airplane a certain amount so I would like to have a very small keyboard.

    At present I find casio to be the only keyboard that meets my criteria 10lbs and very short ( I have an older WK8000 which is awesome keyboard but a bit large for my need.

    All I can find is info on the current casio keyboards. and appears the 2200 is the smallest and most affordable.

    Has anyone ever seen a hack of a Keyboard where the keys have been removed from the keyboard and cut in half so the keyboard woulf fold in half?

    I have never had one apart so I don't know if this is even possible.


    hayseed, Jan 18, 2012
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  2. hayseed

    The Y_man Moderator

    Sep 12, 2011
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    Melbourne, Australia
    Well, I must say 10lb is a tough barrier for full size 61 keys......

    The Y-man
    The Y_man, Jan 27, 2012
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  3. hayseed


    Jun 7, 2011
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    Hej, hej hayseed,

    here I found something for you:

    CASIO LK-280

    Casio LK-280 Keyboard - 61 illuminated keys with touch response, 48-note polyphony, 6000 sounds, 180 styles, 110 internal songs, 3-level learning system, transpose function, LCD display, metronome, internal sampler 10sek record, internal thomann 6 tracks recorder, SD or SDHC card reader 32 GB, SMF player, microphone input, USB MIDI, sustain pedal input, headphone/line output, 2x 2.5W speakers, powered via batteries or incl. power supply (AD-E95100L). Dimensions: 948 x 350 x 103mm.

    Weight: 4,5kg = 10 lb

    And here ar some Midi Controller Keyboards without own sounds but very lightweighted:

    M-Audio Keystation 61es
    Item ID: Keystation61es

    61 Semi-Weighted Key, Velocity Sensitive Self-powered USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

    11 lbs

    M-Audio Axiom 49
    Item ID: Axiom49mk2
    Based on 2 reviews

    49-key USB MIDI Controller with Semi-weighted Action, DirectLink Mode for Automatic DAW Mapping, Pitch and Mod Wheels, 8 Trigger Pads, 8 Encoders, 9 Sliders, and Transport Controls

    6,9 lbs

    And here you can look yourself:

    goldi5210, Jan 27, 2012
  4. hayseed


    Jan 8, 2017
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    Jan 2017. ROLAND VR 09 is 12lb wonder board
    abejam1, Jan 8, 2017
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