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Re: Casiotone S300 as really cheap travel keyboard?
JimboKeys #3019248 12/12/19 04:31 AM
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Just a follow-up: After doing a web search, this appears to be a problem that is not unique to CT-S300. Many keyboards appear to exhibit this behavior in this configuration (Keyboard USB MIDI Out -> iPad, iPad audio out -> Keyboard audio in)..often referred to as "USB ground loop". I see that Mike Martin commented on a Casio forum that this as a general problem of the technologies involved, not necessarily a problem with a particular keyboard, i.e. it stems from the fact that USB is not grounded.

To be more accurate, the problem is the fact that USB is not isolated (the way 5-pin MIDI is, for example). Can be solved with one of these: USB Ground Loop Isolator

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Interesting. Probably won’t spend the $45 to find out if it solves my particular issue. Not a big problem for me and also trying to minimize connections on my couch setup smile. Thanks for the info though!


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Re: Casiotone S300 as really cheap travel keyboard?
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I wasn't too crazy about patch #1 Stereo Grand Piano, probably because I don't plan on running this in stereo. However, patch #2, Grand Piano seems OK.
Give a listen here:

Casio CT-S300

I tried it out with my Livetrak L12......another sweet piece.

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Re: Casiotone S300 as really cheap travel keyboard?
lightbg #3019378 12/13/19 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by lightbg
I wasn't too crazy about patch #1 Stereo Grand Piano, probably because I don't plan on running this in stereo. However, patch #2, Grand Piano seems OK.
Give a listen here:

Casio CT-S300

I tried it out with my Livetrak L12......another sweet piece.

Jake


Good playing! I think this demonstrates what I was saying; it sounds pretty good on the attack and passages without a lot of sustain sound good.

My brother also has a Livetrak L12 and likes it a lot; .nicely thought out practical combination of features for a good price.


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Re: Casiotone S300 as really cheap travel keyboard?
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Originally Posted by Sam Mullins
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Originally Posted by Sam Mullins

Just a follow-up: After doing a web search, this appears to be a problem that is not unique to CT-S300. Many keyboards appear to exhibit this behavior in this configuration (Keyboard USB MIDI Out -> iPad, iPad audio out -> Keyboard audio in)..often referred to as "USB ground loop". I see that Mike Martin commented on a Casio forum that this as a general problem of the technologies involved, not necessarily a problem with a particular keyboard, i.e. it stems from the fact that USB is not grounded.

To be more accurate, the problem is the fact that USB is not isolated (the way 5-pin MIDI is, for example). Can be solved with one of these: USB Ground Loop Isolator

- Jimbo


Interesting. Probably won’t spend the $45 to find out if it solves my particular issue. Not a big problem for me and also trying to minimize connections on my couch setup smile. Thanks for the info though!


Update: I did go ahead and order the device that Jimbo suggested (actually $50) and it did indeed drastically reduce the noise. Was originally hesitant to spend $50 for a keyboard I spent $115 for, but I figured it might come in handy in other audio situations with USB devices. So now happily playing Ivory Grand with CT-S300, an iPad and a two short cables...on my couch! thu

Thanks again Jimbo.


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I took a quick look at the user manual, and I didn't see a way to split the keyboard.........is that possible?

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Originally Posted by Lou_NC
I took a quick look at the user manual, and I didn't see a way to split the keyboard.........is that possible?


Not that I can tell. There are some tones which have splits built in (e.g. bass/piano) but even then you don't hae control of the split point.


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Re: Casiotone S300 as really cheap travel keyboard?
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Bumping this thread as I will soon have a similar need.

The wife and I are planning a 5-week vacation in the Europe to celebrate our retirements. We're going to spend a week in London and four weeks in Italy in four different places. I want to bring something small and light with me, and the CT-S300 looks like a contender. I can't be away from playing for that long, and want something simple and light to practice/play during downtime.

However, I'm concerned about the logistics of it all.

This will most likely have to be checked and not carried on the plane (we're taking small aircraft between London and Italy). There are four flights in total, plus a few trains and rental car. I would prefer a case/bag over the box, as it would be less bulky to handle. I don't want a flight case due to the cost and weight, but would prefer something like the Fusion Keyboard 04 or Mono Vertigo 61. Does anyone have experience with traveling with a firm gig bag instead of a flight case?

I'm also a bit concerned about carrying it around as we move from place to place. I'll have a rolling suitcase and a backpack which will latch onto the roller when necessary. It would be very handy to find a gig bag that I can fling over my shoulder.

Your thoughts and experiences are appreciated.


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Mike,

If you're looking for two handed practice the S300 is tough to beat. However, if you are trying to minimize as much as possible why not try a Yamaha reface CP and buddy it up with some sequences on your phone? Way portable, built in speakers, battery powered, and although mini keyed still playable. Also small enough to pack in a suitcase.
Just a thought.


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Hi Jake, thanks for the reply.

3 octaves are not going to cut it, as I need something for true two handed practice. I'd also like to stay away from mini keys.

Given that, even a 49-key controller won't fit into the 24" suitcase. The new iRig Keys 49 controller is contender, even though I think IK stuff is pricey. And I'd still have the same logistics challenges.


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Re: Casiotone S300 as really cheap travel keyboard?
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Originally Posted by Rusty Mike
The wife and I are planning a 5-week vacation in the Europe to celebrate our retirements. We're going to spend a week in London and four weeks in Italy in four different places. I want to bring something small and light with me, and the CT-S300 looks like a contender. I can't be away from playing for that long, and want something simple and light to practice/play during downtime.


I just kept the original box, put some extra bubble wrap in it, and checked it on the plane. I figure it's about 95% as secure as a TSA flight case, far better than a "stiff gig bag" could ever be, and totally free.

Just be aware, you're probably going to need to take the underground from Heathrow and around town. It's very possible, but a little cumbersome to haul around lots of gear. I did it this summer, as I was playing Seaboard at a conference. Europeans don't take as much on trips as Americans, so you will probably stand out like a sore thumb, but I didn't really mind.


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Originally Posted by EricBarker
Originally Posted by Rusty Mike
The wife and I are planning a 5-week vacation in the Europe to celebrate our retirements. We're going to spend a week in London and four weeks in Italy in four different places. I want to bring something small and light with me, and the CT-S300 looks like a contender. I can't be away from playing for that long, and want something simple and light to practice/play during downtime.


I just kept the original box, put some extra bubble wrap in it, and checked it on the plane. I figure it's about 95% as secure as a TSA flight case, far better than a "stiff gig bag" could ever be, and totally free.

Just be aware, you're probably going to need to take the underground from Heathrow and around town. It's very possible, but a little cumbersome to haul around lots of gear. I did it this summer, as I was playing Seaboard at a conference. Europeans don't take as much on trips as Americans, so you will probably stand out like a sore thumb, but I didn't really mind.


Heathrow Express to Paddington, then a cab to the hotel. It will not move from there until we leave for Bologna, then it’s just a reverse trip.

I understand about the box being protective for the flights, but it will be a royal PITA everywhere else. Venice is one of our Italy stops, and regular luggage on the vaporetto is bad enough, but I can’t imagine trying to haul a cardboard box around.

Maybe I should just scrap the whole idea and try to make due with my iRig Keys Pro. While in London I can steal away to Paddington and play the uprights they have in the concourse.


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Re: Casiotone S300 as really cheap travel keyboard?
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Regarding travel cases, Amazon features various photography stand cases that might serve your purpose for reasonable cost. You may have to add a little padding and get creative.

HERE is an example.

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Regarding travel cases, Amazon features various photography stand cases that might serve your purpose for reasonable cost. You may have to add a little padding and get creative.

HERE is an example.


That's a great suggestion Steve. I forgot all about that, despite having bought a tripod bag in the past for my short speaker stands. Thanks so much for the input.


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Originally Posted by Rusty Mike
Heathrow Express to Paddington, then a cab to the hotel.


Heathrow Express? Are you set on that? I checked it out when I was there this summer, and it's supposed to be only slightly faster and about 5x the price. Everyone I talked to seemed to suggest it was a total scam. I can't comment about the quality though, as we just got Oyster cards and hopped on the tube to Piccadilly (right next to Paddington).

That is a great suggestion about tripod bags. I would want to rig up some kind of major padding, though. At that point, you might consider putting the original box inside the bag if you can make it fit.

I'm so ready for one of these kickstarters with "sectional pianos" to come to fruition. Roli Lumi gets close, but they're not full size keys and cost a fortune due to the silly lights. There are some other projects out there with 2-octave sections that fit together, but nothing has ever made it to market.


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Anybody compared the action of these two? Action feel and response is my main concern.

Casio CT-S300
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Yamaha NP12

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Update: I did go ahead and order the device that Jimbo suggested (actually $50) and it did indeed drastically reduce the noise. Was originally hesitant to spend $50 for a keyboard I spent $115 for, but I figured it might come in handy in other audio situations with USB devices. So now happily playing Ivory Grand with CT-S300, an iPad and a two short cables...on my couch! thu

Thanks again Jimbo.

I also encountered the electrical noise issue with my new Casio CT-S300 when trying to use the USB port and Audio In simultaneously, and so it was with some interest that I read the conversation between Sam Mullins and JimboKeys about the ground loop. The USB Ground Loop isolator discussed costs £49 here in the UK (actually, there's a newer version called iDefender+), and I was very reluctant to spend that much to solve the problem for a fairly low cost keyboard.

But thinking about the problem for a while, I realised that there would probably be a cheaper way to solve it. If the ground loop exists between the USB port and the Audio In port, then surely as long as any of those two ports are isolated, the ground loop should be removed.

To test my theory, I purchased a cheap ground loop isolator for a 3.5mm audio jack, and plugged that into the Audio In port. Total cost: slightly less than £5.

And it works! The humming/buzzing completely disappears when the 3.5mm ground loop isolator is used. So I'm glad to have been able to solve the problem at 1/10th the cost of going down the route of getting the USB isolator. I just thought I'd share this information in case anyone else is looking to solve the same problem.

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Originally Posted by Jazz+
Anybody compared the action of these two? Action feel and response is my main concern.
Casio CT-S300
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Yamaha NP12
Haven’t tried the Casio but I owned a Go Piano 61 for 3 years, it has a better action than the the NP12, but only in the sense that McDonald’s has better French Fries than Burger King - there’s a difference but it’s trivial. Both actions are springy - suited to a staccato and/or heavy/blunt legato playing style - but difficult for nuanced dynamics in-between. I prefer the action on the Yamaha CP, over both the Go Piano and NP12 - but it’s only 37 mini-keys, even then the Yamaha CP is my favorite “little” keyboard.

The Go Piano 61 was frustrating because it’s “almost there”. The form factor is nearly perfect. I traveled all around Europe, N. America and Asia with it and never had to check it in. The airlines always let me hand carry it. I found a very snug backpack style rifle bag that kept the dimensions small - it was skinnier than a slim guitar or saxophone! I loved the Go Piano for that, always ready for an impromptu gig or jam session - literally anywhere. But the springy action drove me nuts after awhile. After 3 years I couldn’t stand it anymore and sold it.

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Originally Posted by paronym
Originally Posted by Sam Mullins
Update: I did go ahead and order the device that Jimbo suggested (actually $50) and it did indeed drastically reduce the noise. Was originally hesitant to spend $50 for a keyboard I spent $115 for, but I figured it might come in handy in other audio situations with USB devices. So now happily playing Ivory Grand with CT-S300, an iPad and a two short cables...on my couch! thu

Thanks again Jimbo.

I also encountered the electrical noise issue with my new Casio CT-S300 when trying to use the USB port and Audio In simultaneously, and so it was with some interest that I read the conversation between Sam Mullins and JimboKeys about the ground loop. The USB Ground Loop isolator discussed costs £49 here in the UK (actually, there's a newer version called iDefender+), and I was very reluctant to spend that much to solve the problem for a fairly low cost keyboard.

But thinking about the problem for a while, I realised that there would probably be a cheaper way to solve it. If the ground loop exists between the USB port and the Audio In port, then surely as long as any of those two ports are isolated, the ground loop should be removed.

To test my theory, I purchased a cheap ground loop isolator for a 3.5mm audio jack, and plugged that into the Audio In port. Total cost: slightly less than £5.

And it works! The humming/buzzing completely disappears when the 3.5mm ground loop isolator is used. So I'm glad to have been able to solve the problem at 1/10th the cost of going down the route of getting the USB isolator. I just thought I'd share this information in case anyone else is looking to solve the same problem.

Excellent! Glad you found a cheaper solution
..and wondering why I didn't think of something similar blush

FYI, subsequent to the original discussion I upgraded from old iPad air 2 to a new iPad mini 5 and the noise issue was far less on that system..to the point that i don't really need the isolator.

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For CT-S300 owners who travel.

I found an Amazon soft case that is a perfect fit. I'll put a foam layer on top to protect the keys.
Here is the Amazon Link.

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@ Steve, thanks for the share, that's about what I want to spend for a bag for one of these!

Do they qualify as overhead luggage? Might be a bit long.

Here's a thought for those of you thinking of using it for family gatherings:
For $20 more the LK-250 has most of the features (but not the PW!) plus the lighted keys. I obviously have no use for that but I'll probably get that one instead of the CT-S300 because the lighted keys are a fun way to introduce piano lessons. I see myself as something of a music and keyboard evangelist in the family, and this presents a low-cost, fun to play board that parents and kids are likely to enjoy.


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Thanks Steve! May have to pick this up.

I just noticed that I never posted a pic of my CT-S300/iPad couch rig in this thread. I did post it in the "Dig my Rig" thread, but there is probably more interest here.

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- Casio CTS-S300 with built-in speakers (powered by rechargeable batteries)
- iPad mini 5 with assorted apps (Korg Module/Ivory, Neo Soul Keys, Sampletank, various soft synths)
- short 3.5mm audio cable from iPad to Casio external audio
- USB to lightning adapter from Casio to iPad
- All of above velcro'd together
- optionally a sustain pedal

Really enjoying this.


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Received mine a few days ago, and have only had a chance to do cursory playing. I'm pleasantly surprised by the velocity mapping. I had a Yamaha NP-11 some years back and hated the overly sensitive nature of playing - even the lightest touch resulted in a harsh sound. The Casiotone is much better - I can actually get some expression out of it.

It's a very handy and fun to play instrument that I can use to practice while I'm traveling or sitting out on my patio. Lot of bang for the buck!


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Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I was excited about this revisiting of the CT when announced and am looking forward to picking one up instead of the GoPiano. Perfect for popping in to work with singers or sit at the kitchen table to do some transcribing.


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Originally Posted by ElmerJFudd
Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I was excited about this revisiting of the CT when announced and am looking forward to picking one up instead of the GoPiano. Perfect for popping in to work with singers or sit at the kitchen table to do some transcribing.
And, it has a mic input for your singers! Doesn't sound like you can change the pre-configured fx on the voice.


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Originally Posted by Sam Mullins
Thanks Steve! May have to pick this up.

I just noticed that I never posted a pic of my CT-S300/iPad couch rig in this thread. I did post it in the "Dig my Rig" thread, but there is probably more interest here.

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- Casio CTS-S300 with built-in speakers (powered by rechargeable batteries)
- iPad mini 5 with assorted apps (Korg Module/Ivory, Neo Soul Keys, Sampletank, various soft synths)
- short 3.5mm audio cable from iPad to Casio external audio
- USB to lightning adapter from Casio to iPad
- All of above velcro'd together
- optionally a sustain pedal

Really enjoying this.
Cool, thanks for sharing, velcroing them together is a good idea. I've been wondering what to do with my ipad mini 2


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