DOVER, N.J., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, will be taking the West coast by storm at the premier national conference for songwriters, composers, producers and music business leaders – the ASCAP 'I Create Music' EXPO. Casio's wide variety of electronic musical instruments, including key models from its Privia Pro, XW and Workstation series, will be exhibited at ASCAP's 9th Annual 'I Create Music' EXPO, April 24-26, 2014, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
"For more than thirty years, Casio has provided electronic musical instruments that help foster music-making and professional performances for musicians of all levels and genres, and we will be demonstrating some of that success with our primary digital piano lines at ASCAP EXPO," said Stephen Schmidt, vice president of Casio's Electronic Musical Instruments Division. "With functions like stage settings and audio recording for professional musicians, 9 track step-sequencers for working artists and DJs, and the Step Up Lesson System for beginning musicians, Casio's digital piano lines offer all the tools and benefits musicians of all levels need to explore and develop music."
Casio's Privia Pro PX-5S is a genuine stage piano, advanced MIDI controller and performance instrument packed with functions that set it apart from other digital pianos. Equipped with Casio's proprietary sound source, 'AiR' (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator), the PX-5S delivers acoustic piano sounds with unmatched realism and detail. In addition, the PX-5S features a large assortment of fully programmable sounds, including Hex Layer tones derived from the award winning XW-P1 synthesizer.
Featuring a powerful monophonic lead synthesizer, an unprecedented built-in step sequencer and performance controller functions, the XW series sets the bar for synthesizers in the music industry. The XW-G1 Groove Synthesizer is designed for the DJ and club performer providing an interactive step sequencer and a sample looper for digitally capturing performance patterns and external instruments.
The XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer is a 61 key performance synthesizer equipped with Casio's exclusive Hybrid Processing Sound Source. It provides screaming virtual analog monophonic leads and basses, drawbar organs, complex layers, stereo pianos, drums and more.
Casio's Workstation keyboard models including the WK-7600, WK-225, WK-7500, WK-6500 and WK-6600, all offer powerful and extensive features. With functions like the Step-up Lesson System, which enables beginners to learn over 100 built-in songs phase-by-phase while tracking their progress, five track recorders, mixers and sound sequencers, and tons of preset rhythms and tones, musicians have all the tools needed to practice, compose and perform.
All of Casio's digital pianos also offer USB Midi connection with standard ports allowing the instrument to be used as a controller for other devices, including computer software and iPad® based software applications. To learn more about the instruments that will be on display at ASCAP EXPO, or to get information on Casio's full portfolio of electronic musical instruments, please visit www.CasioMusicGear.com.
About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.
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