Casiotone 701 (CT-701) [Synthesizer / Electronic Keyboard]

Scope and Content

The Casiotone 701 is a polyphonic synthesiser with an internal speaker that was designed primarily for the home market. It has 61 unweighted keys and is capable of playing up to 8 notes at a time. It has a number of preset sounds including: Pipe Organ, Brilliant Organ, Diapason, Wood Wind, Tibia, Full Tibias, Flute, Piccolo, Jazz Organ 1, Jazz Organ 2, Piano, Electric Piano, Vibraphone, Marimba, Celeste, Chime, Oboe, Bassoon, Funky, Wah Brass. The left part of the keyboard can also function as a chord organ accompaniment. It also includes an internal drum machine with 16 rhythms: Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Disco, Slow Rock, Swing 1, Swing 2, Bossa Nova, Samba, March, Boogie, Waltz, Jazz Waltz, Rhumba, Beguine, Tango, Mamba.

Maker: Casio Computer Company Ltd.

Place of production: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 531.2 Analogue synthesizers and other electronic instruments with solid state circuitry (transistor and/or analogue integrated circuitry) generating and/or processing electric sound signals