ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio America, Inc. announced today that it will release the new PX-S1000 and PX-S3000 models in its Privia*2 digital piano lineup. The new models feature a slim and stylish design boasting the world's slimmest depth, while retaining a sophisticated keyboard touch and authentic timbre.
Casio originally developed the Privia series to make the joy of playing piano accessible to more people. The goal was to provide the user with the sound and feel of a grand piano at a fraction of the weight and price while delivering unprecedented value and quality. Casio released the first Privia model, the PX-100, in October 2003. Delivering an appealing overall package of features, the PX-100 received a very positive response and significantly expanded the digital piano market.
The new PX-S1000/S3000 models deliver innovations that make playing piano more enjoyable than ever. While their slim profile makes them the slimmest digital pianos in the world, these pianos earn the Privia moniker by providing authentic grand piano sound and feel. The newly developed Smart Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard is what makes the slim 232mm depth possible. With such a slim profile, users can easily enjoy playing the piano in a variety of environments without taking up a lot of space. Going beyond the accepted standards for hammer-action keyboards, the new design reproduces the individual response characteristics of each of the 88 keys on a grand piano. The AiR Sound Source delivers the natural tone of a grand piano with string and damper resonance, and even includes mechanical damper and key sounds.
The PX-S1000/S3000 models also offer a Bluetooth audio playback feature, allowing the user to connect to their device and play along with their favorite songs.
The PX-S1000 includes 18 Tones with 192 notes of polyphony, with layer/split/duet functionality. The PX-S3000 boasts 700 Tones plus 200 accompaniment rhythms, derived from Casio's acclaimed CT-X series instruments. The PX-S3000 also includes a backlit LCD display, a pitch bend wheel, and two control knobs that give players control over powerful DSP effects and more.
Both models also feature recording capabilities, optional 6xAA battery power, integration with the Chordana Play for Piano app, and a music rest designed to hold iOS/Android devices of nearly any size. Two headphone jacks are included, along with ¼" L/R outputs that connect to any amplifier, mixer or PA system.
Optional accessories include a matching wooden CS-68 stand, the newly-designed SP-34 portable 3-pedal unit, and the SCM-800 carrying case which can accommodate a PX-S model as well as the SP-34. Finally, classical pianists have a truly portable and affordable solution.
MAIN FEATURES OF THE PX-S1000/S3000
The slim and stylish body differentiates the Privia from other digital pianos in its class. By making full use of the digital technologies Casio has developed over the years, the new Privia offers a high-quality keyboard touch and an elegant sound, but in a 20% slimmer (depth from front to back) body than the previous model (PX-160). The operating panel also employs illuminated touch sensor controls that disappear when powered off, delivering a simple and elegant button-less design. The compact design is complemented by optional 6xAA battery power, making the PX-S1000/3000 the most truly portable Privias to date.
New Smart Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard combines compactness with a natural playing feel
- Key Off Response reproduces repeat-strike performance: The decay timing based on the keys' movements when the fingers release from the key is digitally controlled. When the same note is struck repeatedly, the next tone sounds firmly even if the key has not completely come back up after being struck.
- 88-Key Digital Scaling creates a grand piano-like touch: The touch of a grand piano varies with the differences in size and weight of the hammers over each of the 88 keys. The PX-S1000/S3000 models deliver the feeling of playing a grand piano through a meticulous key-by-key digital simulation of these subtle differences in touch.
Newly-Enhanced AiR Sound Source reproduces the rich, detailed sound of a grand piano.
- Rich sustain makes for comfortable playing: The AiR Sound Source seamlessly reproduces the natural changes in tone that result from dynamic play. In addition, it reproduces the reverberations which occur with the passage of time as the sound dies away, resulting in even richer sounding piano sustain.
- Acoustic Simulator reproduces grand piano string resonance and action sounds.
The PX-S1000/S3000 models achieve a realistic grand piano timbre by reproducing the resonance of strings with frequencies closely associated with those being played as well as the resonance that occurs when strings are released by depressing the damper pedal. This feature also reproduces the sounds of a grand piano's key action that occur when pressing or releasing a key.
Audio playback feature uses Bluetooth to provide more ways to enjoy your digital piano.
Users can listen to their favorite songs played through the speakers of the PX-S1000/S3000 models while playing the keyboard at the same time.
Connectivity with Casio's dedicated Chordana Play for Piano app enables intuitive piano operation.
Users can connect the PX-S1000/S3000 to any Android or iOS device via the free Chordana Play for Piano App. The app allows the user to control every aspect of the instrument; play back MIDI files with a "piano roll" display, play back audio files with tempo/pitch adjustments and vocal cancellation, and view PDF scores with support for pedal-actuated page turning.
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*1 Among digital pianos with 88 hammer-action keys and built-in speaker, Casio survey as of January 24, 2019.
*2 Casio's name for a piano you can enjoy in your home--a "Private Piano."
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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, digital cameras, 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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