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Hey, all. I found this old photo (which itself is fuzzy, so I can't get a better scan) of me with a Casio keyboard I got for Christmas, I think 1984. I did some searches, but can't find anything that looks like it yet. It looks like it has a big red on/off button in the upper right, and maybe six sliders on the left side. Any ideas?
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jw_cLVbNsfJDDO6_Rw8dISEGtEGjN0A_/view?usp=sharing


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I'm guessing Casiotone MT-68, as I think it's not a button, it's a pitch bend wheel with a red top.

http://www.dubsounds.com/MT-68.htm


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That is it. Thanks both! That brings back memories ... laugh


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My first keyboard was a Casio MK? 500 in 1987, and my first real start to learning music- after I just couldn't get a banjo going back in the '70's. It had that same mesmerizing color scheme and four or five yellow finger drum pads . The Casio tones weren't sophisticated but pleasing somehow back in that day.

Before that year was out I just had to have a Yamaha PSS-480- also small with mini-keys, and mostly because it had 100 voices compared to the Casio's 16 or 20. I eventually discovered how to use the rather sophisticated- for a toy- synth functions. I gave the Casio to my nephews once when leaving the area, but managed to hold onto- mostly unused at Mom's house- the Yamaha 480 until I picked it up to take home with me in about 2007 only to lose it and most everything else in a flood in 2008.

I also got much into the SK-5 sampler about 1989, and it could store 4 or 5 samples that you could edit and play on the rhythm track ands record to tape- all this fun and none of them more than about $100 at the time. I replaced the Yamaha 480 a few years back with a used one I got on bay, and I still have the SK-5 that sustained some flood damage and yet still plays.

By late '89 I had the fever and used up much of my video transfer paycheck to get an Akai 7000 sampler, and played it through my stereo system. Unfortunately I got one of the first models and the samples that loaded from big floppy disks- some of them 3 disks for a sample- didn't even store in memory- they had to be loaded each time- but what great sound!
It was about then that I first got some piano lessons and started making better progress.

I'm sure toy keyboards started a lot of music "careers". Cheers!

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The track on this video starting about 4'00 was largely done on the Casio SK-5 sampler, and then bumped up with some computer effects. (Journey used no such sophistication)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s7BYhIjl8k&t=22s

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Apparently, Leonard Cohen was quite inspired by a little Casio keyboard around that time ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Various_Positions


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I think the X-Files music used a cheap Casio keyboard. I think the preset was called "Whistler".


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