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Casio Receives Keyboard Magazine's Key Buy Award for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Dover, NJ, June 1, 2011 – Casio America, Inc. is proud to announce that the WK 7500 has been recognized by Keyboard magazine’s Key Buy Award in their June 2011 issue. One of the music industry’s most respected publications, Keyboard
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Dover, NJ, June 1, 2011 – Casio America, Inc. is proud to announce that the WK-7500 has been recognized by Keyboard magazine’s Key Buy Award in their June 2011 issue. One of the music industry’s most respected publications, Keyboard magazine highlights the industry’s most outstanding, innovative, musical technology products and instruments. The WK-7500, recently reviewed in the June issue of the magazine, was granted a Key Buy Award for its wicked price, lightweight portability, solid sound, and enhanced performance capabilities. Keyboard magazine says the WK-7500 is “a knockout to have around for jamming, songwriting, and getting ideas down.”

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Key Buy Award winners are selected throughout the year by the editors of Keyboard magazine. Each year new products are reviewed and those that meet the standards of Keyboard magazine are placed into the Key Buy Award contenders’ bracket. The editors then work together to identify the most prestigious, award winning product based on the following criteria:

· The product represents a genuine technological breakthrough;
· At press time - it’s the best product in its class; and
· It offers more bang-for-your-buck, better than what anyone would expect.

In addition to meeting at least one of the requirements listed above, the product must be free from any manufacturer flaws that would subtract from sound, workflow, or any other aspect of musical composition.

“We are extremely honored to receive such a distinguished award from Keyboard magazine four years in a row,” said Mike Martin, General Manager of Marketing, Electronic Musical Instruments Division for Casio America, Inc. “As the newest addition to the Casio keyboard line, the WK-7500 provides professional and amateur musicians with a performance driven keyboard with composition and audio recording capabilities that are an industry first in this product category. Since the WK-7500 can be battery powered, you take it anywhere so you’re always ready when inspiration strikes.”

Casio’s WK-7500 delivers an unprecedented level of power and music making capabilities, in a sleek lightweight package. Additionally, it has the ability to record audio files that can be saved and shared via a SDHC storage card. With Casio, musicians can now incorporate external instruments into their compositions through the audio line inputs. Simply plug-in a microphone, guitar, bass or other instrument and play along with internal instrument tracks stored on the keyboard.

Keyboard magazine recognized the WK-7500 for its solid sound, “The grand piano is startlingly good….the electronic pianos, from dark and smoky to tinkly and sparkly, are satisfyingly dynamic.”

Additional Product Features:

• 76 piano-style keys
• 800 built in tones and 250 rhythms in a variety of musical styles
• A five song, 16 track, 30,000 note sequencer with event editing, quantizing, punch in/out and more
• Nine physical sliders for organ drawbar mode or mixer operation
• A 32 mixer for adjustment of volume, pan, reverb, chorus and other parameters
• 96 Registration memories for live performance
• Large backlit graphic LCD screen

The WK-7500 is now available with an MSRP of $599.99. For more information and retail locations, visit www.Casio.com. To view the WK-7500 review from Keyboard magazine, pick up the June issue (now on sale). To subscribe, visit www.keyboardmag.com/subscribe.