- Tony Colapietro
Casio America - Company Product Release Project
Updated: Apr 26
We had an exciting first month at STONEGATE STUDIOS when Casio America asked us to help them with a promotional video for a brand new ground breaking product release.
"The CT-S1000V is an instrument that redefines the concept of a keyboard and how it’s played. At its core is Casio’s new Vocal Synthesis technology, which lets you go beyond conventional playing, opening up new creative possibilities and freedom of musical expression. Capture that moment of inspiration in real time, and enjoy a unique musical experience."
Hear your own lyrics sung as you play the melody on the keyboard. The CT-S1000V is a completely new kind of electronic musical instrument. Using Casio’s unique Vocal Synthesis sound source technology, it takes lyrics from your smart device and—using one of the range of built-in vocal tones—lets you play the vocal line using the keyboard. The CT-S1000V is not a conventional synthesizer or keyboard, nor is it a simple production device. It opens up possibilities for unprecedented freedom and creativity in vocal performances.
- Casiotone America
“Hear your own lyrics sung as you play the melody on the keyboard. The CT-S1000V is a completely new kind of electronic musical instrument. ”
This is truly a state of the art new tool for musicians to create musical content that was never before possible.
Start Creating Vocal Tracks Instantly Without Special Equipment or Skills
Vocal Synthesis produces a singing voice through a combination of lyrics and voice tone. The CT-S1000V comes with 100 pre-built lyrics to get you started, but the real fun happens when you create and save your own lyrics on the dedicated app. There are 22 preset vocal tones (vocalists), each with its own distinctive character. Each vocalist can be further manipulated with front panel controls for age, gender, vibrato and more. A range of other settings are also available to personalize your vocals. Parameters such as attack time, modulation, effects, an arpeggiator, and a retrigger function that produces a rapid series of keystrokes when a key is held down. Using the Lyric Creator app, you can input your own lyrics, provide detailed pronunciation information (for English and Japanese), and create sequences that can be strung together to form songs. You can even create your very own vocalist from any audio data.