The slightly bigger sibling to the SA-46, the Casio SA-76 portable keyboard is a wonderful, interactive way to introduce music into your young child’s life. Its 44-note mini keyboard is built specifically for a small child’s hands, offering 12 more notes than the smaller SA-46. There’s a new sound engine, 8-note polyphony, 50 rhythms, and 100 tones, as well as a genuine LCD display screen. Add in a handy built-in grip and your toddler won’t want to put the SA-76 down!
Even though Casio has made significant headway into high-end digital pianos, they are more generally known as a major contributor of entry and intermediate-level instruments.
Considering that small children are both physically and developmentally unprepared to handle a fully weighted, 88-note digital piano, allocating hundreds of dollars to this type of instrument isn’t sensible when you are simply trying to whet their musical appetite. Designed to accommodate a toddler’s fingers, the 44-note mini keyboard Casio SA-76 fits the bill.
With 100 built-in sounds, 50 rhythms, and 10 preloaded songs, all of which are easy to navigate, the SA-76 will truly be able to measure your toddler’s interest in music, and help determine whether they should consider pursuing music more seriously. Not only will they get hours of fun with the SA-76, but there is also a lesson function they can use when they get a bit older.
Today’s toys need to be both educational and fun, and the Casio SA-76 provides tons of enjoyment as well as opportunities to learn.
Considering the target audience and cost, expecting a touch-sensitive or weighted keyboard would be too much, but for the end-user of this instrument, it won’t be an issue. The 44-note keyboard of the SA-76 is aptly geared towards smaller hands, utilizing smaller, lighter keys that the youngest of children will be able to use.
The newly designed sound engine results in greater realism than previous offerings, and with 100 sounds, you and your child will be able to explore and become familiar with a wide variety of instruments. The SA-76 also includes some fun DJ features, like a toggle switch for easily changing between sounds.
As we’ve mentioned before, an instrument in this price range and with the intended audience doesn’t come with a lot of extras, and connectivity is one of them. While there’s no MIDI, USB or Bluetooth, there is a jack to connect a set of headphones, and when it comes to toddlers exploring keyboards, this is the only important one.
Something that really stands out about the SA-76 is the quality of the sound. Most mini keyboards in this price range don’t sound anything like a real instrument, whereas the Casio SA-46 sounds like much more than a toy.
- 5 Drum Pads
- 8-note Polyphony
- LCD Console
- 10 Integrated Songs
- 50 Rhythms
- 100 Tones
- LSI Sound Source
If you’re looking for an inexpensive, educational and fun way to expose your child to music, with slightly more to give than the SA-46, check out the SA-76!
Casio SA76 Owner’s Manual
Casio SA76 Related Resources
|Number of Keys||44 mini keys|
|Polyphony||8 note polyphony|
|Sounds||Piano or Organ|
|Input and output||headphones|
|Speakers||2 x 1.2 W|
|Power supply||Optional AD-E95 adapter or 6 AA-size batteries|
|Dimensions||23 13/16" x 8 5/16" x 2 1/4"|
|Weight||Approximately 3.1 lbs (without batteries)|
|Dimensions||25 × 9 × 3 in|