The teacher's choice
Casio asked over a hundred piano teachers what they thought the most important aspect of a digital piano was. Over 80% agreed that it's the touch. If you're going to learn to play on a digital piano, it needs to feel as much like a real piano as possible. That way, you'll be learning correct finger techniques and expression. You don't want a nasty surprise when you play the real thing in an exam or concert! That's why Casio made the CDP S110 feel as authentic as possible, with their Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II system.
A hammer action keyboard physically simulates the action of an acoustic piano by pushing a weighted hammer when a key is pressed. This keyboard is graded, meaning the action goes from heavier to lighter as you move up the keyboard - just as with a real piano. The keys have been given a fine-grained finish, reducing slippage and increasing comfort, as well as improving the realism of this keyboard. This highly accurate portrayal of a real piano's keyboard is a fantastic learning aid - it ensures your technique will be transferrable to acoustic pianos!
Good to go
Casio's unique "high-density mounting technology" allows them to squeeze a high-quality hammer action system into a really compact digital piano. By miniaturising components and developing a unique space-saving internal structure, they have managed to make the CDP S110 only 232mm deep. This ultra-sleek piano is perfect for squeezing into smaller spaces, although its simple, elegant aesthetic will look right at home anywhere.
This narrow footprint also lends itself to portability - making the CDP S110 a great option for travelling or gigging musicians. Small and lightweight, it's perfect for the road life! The piano can be run on battery power as well as mains, with a battery life of up to 13 hours - so not only can you take this piano anywhere, you can play it anywhere too!
A world of opportunities
The CDP S110 is MIDI enabled and has a USB-B connection, allowing you to plug it into a computer and use it as a MIDI controller. This means you can use this piano to control virtual instruments, scoring software, and DAWs such as Ableton or Garage Band. This hugely opens up the possibilities available to you, and turns the CDP S110 into a powerful recording and music production tool.
You can also plug this piano into your smartphone or tablet, and make use of Casio's Chordana Play for Piano app. Through your smart device, you'll be able to adjust settings on the CDP S110 such as tone, touch response, and the metronome. Chordana Play also features a PDF score viewer, and numerous piano lessons and games, providing a fun way to learn new songs and techniques.
Find out more about the Chordana Play for Piano app by following this link.
Casio CDP S110 Specifications
- Number of keys: 88
- Key action:Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II
- Touch response: 3 sensitivity levels, off
- Polyphony (maximum): 64
- Number of built-in tones: 10
- Layer: Yes
- Connection to app:Chordana Play for Piano ver.2.4
- Metronome: 0 to 9 beats; tempo range: 20 to 255
- Pedals: Included: SP-3
- Key transpose: -12 semitones to 0 to +12 semitones
- Tuning control: A4 = 415.5Hz to 440.0Hz to 465.9Hz
- MIDI: Yes
- Others: Auto power off
Connectivity and storage
- PHONES / OUTPUT: 1 (stereo mini jack) multi-use OUTPUT terminal
- Pedals: 1 (Damper)
- AUDIO IN: Yes
- USB Type B: Yes
Speakers and amplifiers
- Speaker size: [12cm x 6cm (oval)] x 2
- Speakers speaker system:2-Speakerv
- Amplifiers: 8W + 8W
- AC adaptor: AD-A12150LW
- Battery drive: AA-size batteries x 6
- Continuous battery life: Approximately 13 hours
- L x W x D: 1,322 x 232 x 99 mm
- Weight: 10.5kg
- Pedal (SP-3)
- Music stand
- AC adaptor (AD-A12150LW)