As a Casio artist, I must say this is definitely Christmas in July. I am looking forward to getting a chance to explore what these new boards, (particularly the PX-560M) can do!
NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Casio America, Inc. is thrilled to announce the addition of two new models to its well-known Privia digital piano line – the Privia PX-360M and PX-560M. In addition to the standard features and Casio’s proprietary AiR technology, these new models offer advanced and professional musicians a refreshed design, the addition of line outputs and new rhythms and tones. The Privia PX-360M and PX-560M will be on display in Casio’s booth (#432) at Summer NAMM 2015, July 9-11, 2015 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN.
“Music goes beyond sound, and at Casio, it’s about ensuring that when a musician sits down to play one of our keyboards they are provided with an instrument that surpasses their expectations and helps them express their passion for music and performance,” said Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio’s Electronic Musical Instrument Division. “Our newest evolution of the Privia line embodies that mission by fusing the latest in music technology with a true understanding of musicians’ needs to deliver industry-leading instruments. In the PX-360M and PX-560M that fusion comes to life through improved sound and the introduction of the Color Touch Interface, which gives musicians access to an entire orchestra at their fingertips.”
Casio’s Privia PX-360M and PX-560M feature a 5.3″ Color Touch Interface™. This graphic color LCD display makes accessing the built-in tones, rhythms and other features easy for players of any experience level. Featuring Casio’s AiR Sound Source and an 88 note Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action keyboard for a superior grand piano sound and feel. Both models have a sleek, compact design that makes them extremely portable for those who need a grand piano experience everywhere they go.
The PX-360M boasts 550 built-in tones and includes 200 rhythms with full accompaniment. Using the Color Touch Interface™ users can easily layer tones and quickly split the keyboard. These combinations along with a rhythm selection can easily be stored and recalled as Registration for performances. This ensemble digital piano features 1/4″ audio outputs and inputs, USB and standard MIDI ports, USB drive audio recording and playback and can be used with the optional CS-67 stand and SP-33 three pedal board.
For the musician that needs more, the PX-560M’s impressive features include 256-note polyphony, 600 preset tones, 400 user tones and 20 programmable insert effects. Utilizing Hex-Layers, the PX-560’s sound palette can provide sonic landscapes and capabilities derived from Casio’s award winning PX-5S Stage Piano. The PX-560M also offers additional controller features with pitch and modulation wheels, three knobs for real-time control, footswitch and an expression pedal input.
Casio’s new Privia PX-360M (MSRP: $1199.99) and PX-560M (MSRP: $1599.99) will be available later this summer at select music dealers nationwide. To learn more about Casio’s line of Privia digital pianos and 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, 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.
Casio’s Privia line of digital pianos redefines the digital piano category with unprecedented sound quality and performance features in stylish, elegant designs that are supremely portable. Featuring superb grand piano sounds and a new Tri-Sensor 88 note scaled hammer action keyboard and some models weighing only 25 lbs., Casio’s Privia digital pianos are versatile enough for any home, studio, or stage. The award winning grand piano sound in Privia has been dramatically improved and now utilizes more than three times the memory of the previous generation for a more natural piano tone. In addition, Casio’s new proprietary sound source “AiR” (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator) provides unmatched realism, detail and seamless dynamics for a remarkably expressive and powerful performance. For additional information on Casio’s Privia digital pianos, please visit www.CasioMusicGear.com
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