Here’s a quick look at the new Casio Privia PX5S from the 2013 NAMM Show.
On first look, the new keyboard could be mistaken for one of Casio’s standard electric pianos. But, as this video demonstrates, it much deeper, offering synthesis features, insert effects, four-zone MIDI controller capabilities, a hammer action keyboard, four arpeggiators, 256 voice polyphony and more.
- Keyboard 88-key, Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action II
- Maximum Polyphony 256 Notes
- Number of Tones 340 Preset / 220 User
- Controllers 4 knobs, 6 sliders, Pitch & Modwheel, 2 Pedal Inputs
- Arpeggiator 4 simultaneous programmable
- Phrase Sequencer 8 Tracks, up to 1,000 phrases
- Storage USB / File & Audio Recording
- System Effects Reverb, Chorus, Delay, String & Damper Resonance
- Insert Effects 4 simultaneous / Equalizer, Compressor, Limiter, Enhancer, Early Reflection, Phaser, Chorus, Flanger, Tremolo, Auto Pan, Rotary, Drive Rotary, LFO Wah, Auto Wah, Distortion (w/ Amp Simulator), Pitch Shifter, Multi Chorus, Ring Mod, Delay, Piano effect
- Master Effects 4 Band EQ & Compressor
- MIDI Independent USB & MIDI I/O
- Audio Terminals 1/4″ L&R Input & Output, 1/8″ Audio Input
- Weight 24 lbs
The Casio Privia PX5S has an MSRP of US $1,299 and a street price of about $1,000.