Celebrate 40 years of Casio keyboards, synths and pianos in less than 4 minutes

If you’ve been playing keyboards for any length of time, it’s almost inconceivable that you won’t have encountered a Casio model at some point. The company has now been making synths, pianos and beginner keyboards for 40 years, and to celebrate, Casio’s Mike Martin has created Regeneration, a new track that uses many of the company’s classic instruments.

The track includes not only some early Casio keyboards, such as the Casiotone classics, the VL-1 (VL-Tone) and MT-205, but also the new CT-S300. Look out, too, for some Privia pianos, and various models from the XW range. The CZ iPad app (opens in new tab), which emulates various CZ classics - such as the legendary CZ-101 - gets a look-in, too.

Happy birthday, then, to Casio and its keyboards. Here’s to the next 40 years...

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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