The Casiotone CT-S1000V supports music producers with next-generation vocoder technology.
As Mike Martin, GM of Marketing at Casio says, the product "will give your music a new voice". And after seeing the features, we can't say they overdo it.
The CT-S1000V's approach to voice synthesis is designed for the fast-paced life of a producer on the go. No microphone is needed to maximize the keyboard's defining qualities. By simply using the Casio Lyric Creator app, creators can type their desired lyrics into their phone and upload them to their keyboard via USB.
Once in the system, musicians can play their lyrics polyphonically using 22 unique singer settings to add choral or robotic flair to the music, among other things. Vocal modes can be customized with an arsenal of effects and modulation controls, resulting in an infinite number of stylistic possibilities.
Reproducing the desired vocal structure also varies depending on two unique settings: Note Mode and Phrase Mode. In Note Mode, producers have the ability to control the timing of each syllable and apply effects at the finest level. In phrase mode, the timing of the syllables corresponds to the cadence that the artist sets in the Lyric Creator app.
Martin's approach to this mode specifically showcases how dance music fans can channel their love of Daft Punk's "singing robot" effects directly into their creations. It's easy to see how with this piece of cutting-edge technology, an artist's next "Doin' It Right" could be right at their fingertips.
Casio's CT-S1000V retails for $679.99 in music stores and on the company's official website.