Casio PT-80 Keyboard

Casio PT-80

  • Year Produced: 1984
  • Synthesizer Chip: Custom
  • Polyphony: 1 Voices (Analog)
  • Stereo: No
  • Number of Keys: 32 mini keys
  • Line Out: Headphone Jack only
  • MIDI: No
  • Number of built-in instruments: 8
  • Synthesizer Controls: No
  • Other controls: Chord controls, ROM functions.

David’s Thoughts:

This was my first keyboard back in the 1980’s.  I learned to play a few songs (just a monophonic melody) on it.  I remember playing Axel-F.   I remember how cool I thought the ROM cartridge was, even though it was relatively useless.  This keyboard is very similar to other casio keyboards of the time like the PT-82 and PT-87.

This keyboard is really tough to use today.  It has no means to transpose the keyboard, so all of the notes are treble only.  It has only 8 instruments and none of them sound very good, although my favorite is the Celesta.   And, of course, it is monophonic.

For more information, watch my full review on the keyboard below: