Casio Announces Celviano Grand Hybrid Pianos

Casio America today announced two new, digital pianos – the Celviano Grand Hybrid GP-500BP and GP-300. Designed to combine the advantages of digital technology with the traditional sound and feel of acoustic pianos, Casio staff say the new Grand Hybrid pianos promise an experience like that of a grand piano including the tones, keys, and playing comfort.

Casio’s new AiR Grand Sound Source faithfully recreates the sound of an acoustic piano. Aspects including sympathetic string resonance, damper resonance, key-off response, and mechanical sound have been reproduced. It includes recreations of three “legendary” grand pianos, each with a rich history: the Berlin Grand, “known for its elegant, clear sound and melodic color;” the Hamburg Grand, which delivers “gorgeous, versatile tone with evocative string resonance;” and the Vienna Grand, which provides a “stately and expressive sound” with a wide tonal palette. Several preset configurations of these pianos are included, along with other essential instruments.
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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


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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