New Casio Privia PX-560 Digital Piano A Synth In Disguise

At the 2015 Summer NAMM Show, Casio introduced a new flagship Privia digital piano line, PX-560, which not only is a capable digital piano, but also features interesting synthesis capabilities.

We talked with Casio’s Richard Formidoni and, in the video above, he gives an overview of the new PX-560 and demos its touchscreen synth patch editing. Continue reading

Casio Updates Privia Digital Pianos With Touch Screens & More

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At the 2015 Summer NAMM Show, Casio introduced two new models in its Privia digital piano line – the Privia PX-360M and PX-560M.

The Privia PX-360M and PX-560M both feature:

  • A 5.3” Color Touch Interface.
  • Casio’s AiR Sound Source
  • An 88 note Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action keyboard
  • Compact design for portability

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Casio Brings CZ Synthesizer To The iPad

casio-cz-appCasio has introduced CZ App for iPad – a new software synthesizer, designed to reproduce the sound of Casio’s best-selling CZ-series models.

The CZ App features a built-in 4-part PD (phase distortion) sound source. Its 36 waveforms are capable of generating an extensive and diverse range of sounds. The created tones can also be played on MIDI-compatible instruments.

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CZ Touch Brings Casio CZ Patch Editing To iOS

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Coffeeshopped has released CZ Touch – an iOS patch editor for the Casio CZ line of synthesizers.

CZ Touch gives you touch-based control over all of the voice parameters on your CZ synthesizer. Make a change on the screen, and the change is instantly sent to your synthesizer.

According to the developer, CZ-Touch supports the Casio CZ-101, CZ-1000, or CZ-5000.  Continue reading