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Hi, I own a Casiotone CT-S1 and an Alesis ASP-2 Sustain Pedal, however, having the sustain pedal connected, I feel like the Sustain sound is way too long. Is there any way to shorten the Sustain sound at all?

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Release the pedal and the sustained sound will stop.

Also, if the Casiotone keyboard is touch-sensitive (I'm not sure if it is or it isn't) then if you play more softly (press the keys with less force) the sound will start off quieter and the sustained sound will probably run out sooner than if you hammer the keys while holding the pedal down.


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I don't have this problem with my CTS1 but do have a different pedal. There is a function and key control for the sustain duration; I had to increase mine and it's still too short (compared to a piano).

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A note sustained by the sustain pedal should last as long as a note held down manually would last, that's the way pianos work. As a rule, digitals (especially low cost ones) don't sustain as long as real pianos do. If sustain seems to be lasting too long, it is most likely your pedalling technique, not releasing the pedal often enough.

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That seems strange.The only thing I can think of is there's some weird setting you have enabled s by accident. From my recollection, by default the CT-S1 had less sustain than most actual pianos or VSTs, but the piano does have some settings that allow you to lengthen the sustain according to the manual: https://www.kraftmusic.com/media/ownersmanual/Casio_CT-S1_Users_Guide.pdf (see page EN-53)

My recommendation since you seem to be having trouble with this instrument overall per your other post is to try a factory reset. It's possible you might have accidentally enabled one or more functions that is throwing off the sound. A recording might also help to assses if there's something off with your instrument.

You can factory reset by following the steps on page EN-58

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A question:

. . . Are you using the default sound (probably "grand piano") on the CT-S1 ?

If you are, I agree with previous posts:

. . . With the "Sustain" pedal down, the sustain time of a single note should be the same with the pedal up, or pedal down.

HOWEVER:

It's possible that the CT-S1 is able to make a tone (e.g. "grand piano") into a "pad" -- a sound which _does not decay_, as long as you hold down the Sustain pedal (or hold down the key).

. . . That effect can be very useful, but it's not how an acoustic piano behaves -- it's how an organ behaves.

Check the manual, see if there is such a capability -- and then turn it _off_.


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A question:

. . . Are you using the default sound (probably "grand piano") on the CT-S1 ?

If you are, I agree with previous posts:

. . . With the "Sustain" pedal down, the sustain time of a single note should be the same with the pedal up, or pedal down.

HOWEVER:

It's possible that the CT-S1 is able to make a tone (e.g. "grand piano") into a "pad" -- a sound which _does not decay_, as long as you hold down the Sustain pedal (or hold down the key).

. . . That effect can be very useful, but it's not how an acoustic piano behaves -- it's how an organ behaves.

Check the manual, see if there is such a capability -- and then turn it _off_.

PS -- there are, in fact, a bunch of settings for "Sustain" -- read the manual carefully, and set it up so it sounds right to you.


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I'll make a bet:

. . . You have the Tone set to "Piano Pad" (the second Tone -- <Function> + C#2).

After a factory reset, it should be back to "Stage Piano" (the first Tone -- <function> + C2).

It's interesting that Casio should have included a variable "Sustain" time, in such an inexpensive package. I really must try one of those CT-S1's. . .


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Sorry -- error:

. . . In the previous post, change "<Function>" to "<Tone Variation>".

This is one heck of an "entry-level" instrument.<g>

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Maybe the sustain pedal is wrong polarity? Have you tried flipping the polarity switch?

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Originally Posted by Charline
I feel like the Sustain sound is way too long.

What is "too long" for a piano sound played somewhere in the middle of the keyboard?


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