Casio PX-3 Privia Digital Piano

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The Casio Privia PX-3 redefines the stage digital piano category with unprecedented sound quality and performance feature.

The Casio Privia PX-3 redefines the digital stage piano category with unprecedented sound quality and performance features in a lightweight design that is supremely portable. Featuring tone editing, insert effects, MIDI controller capabilities, an Ivory Touch 88 note scaled hammer action keyboard and weighing only 23.6 lbs., the Privia PX-3 is ready to take stage.

Piano Sounds

The grand piano sounds in the PX-3 deliver an unprecedented level of realism and expression. Four dynamic levels of stereo piano samples are integrated with Casio's proprietary Linear Morphing System, for a grand piano sound with seamless transitions and a superior dynamic range. For added realism, the PX-3 simulates the sound of open strings when the dampers are raised by the pedal using Acoustic Resonance DSP.

Performance Control

The PX-3 was designed to be the heart of your live performance rig. Its controller features allow you to control two upper and two lower zones. Each zone can be one of the PX-3's sounds, control an external MIDI device or both simultaneously. The PX-3's internal tones can be customized to meet your needs with 64 insert effects, adjustable filters, envelopes and more. All of your changes can be stored and instantly recalled from the PX-3's 64 registration locations.

Ivory Touch

The PX-3 features a Ivory Touch, Tri-Sensor 88-note scaled hammer action keyboard. Casio's superior engineering has resulted in an authentic piano touch that captures every detail and read more nuance of your performance. This scaled hammer action provides the weight, feel and resistance of a piano without sacrificing the portability of the instrument.

Advanced Technology

To complete the piano experience, the PX-3 features 128 notes of polyphony, enough horsepower to the most demanding musical passages and the ability to layer sounds and use the damper pedal without worry of dropped notes. In addition the PX-3 can connect effortlessly to your computer via USB without the need to install drivers.

Features

- Ivory Touch 88-key scaled hammer action for supreme feel
- 64 insert effects give you added flexibility and versatility
- USB MIDI interface for connection to your computer without the need to install drivers
- Authentic sounding piano tones are sure to impress
- Backlit LCD screen is viewable even on a dark stage

Power Supply: AC Adaptor (Included).
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- Keyboard: 88-key, 3-sensor scaled hammer action keyboard (mat finish)
- Touch Response: 3 sensitivity levels, Off
- Type of Keyboard: AIF (Linear Morphing)
- Maximum Polyphony: 128
- Number of Tones: 250
- 16 piano tones
- 12 electric piano 1 tones
- 8 electric piano 2 tones
- 8 clavitones / vibraphone
- 18 organ, 20 strings/ensemble
- 10 guitar/bass
- 20 other
- 128 GM tones
- 10 drum sets
- Playing Styles: Layer, Split
- Digital Effects: Reverb (4 types), Chorus (4 types), Brilliance, DSP (2 channels, 64 types, editable),
4-band equalizer
- Acoustic Resonance System: Yes
- Type Demo Songs: 4 songs
- SD Card Slot Supported SD card capacities: 2GB max.
- Display: Screen Full-dot LCD with backlight
- Pedals: Comes with 1 pedal (SP-3), terminals x 2 (damper, soft/sostenuto switching),
3 pedal unit support
- Half-pedal Operation (damper): Yes, when using an optional 3-pedal unit.
- Key Transpose: 25 steps (-12 semitones to 0 to +12 semitones)
- Tuning Control: A4 = 440Hz +/- 99 cents (1 semitone = 100 cents)
- MIDI: GM Level 1 compliant
- Tone select button
- Registrations: 8 banks x 8 sets (64 sets total)
- Master keyboard function
- Mixer function
- Synthesizer
- Temperaments (preset scale): Equal + 16 other types
- Octave Shift
- Panel Lock
- Pitch bend wheel (0 to 12 semitones)
- Assignable switches x 2
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 52.04 x 11.25 x 5.31 inches
- Weight: 23.81 lbs
- Finish: Black metallic tone finish
- Included Accessories: Pedal (SP-3), music stand, AC adaptor, dust cover

Inputs:
- Headphones 2 (standard stereo jacks)
- Pedals 2 (damper, soft/sostenuto switching), 3-pedal unit connector
-Line Out 2 (L / MONO, R)
- Line In 2 (L / MONO, R)
- USB 1 (A commercially available USB cable (A-B type) is required to connect a computer to the USB port)
- MIDI in/out
- External Power DC 12V

Power Supply: AC Adaptor (Included)

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-435-7732

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (8 ratings)
Submitted November 9, 2010 by a customer from google.com
"The best digital piano you can buy for the money."
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
I'm going to play this product until it wears out and dies. It's a real musical instrument.

Sound
To me, the most important sound in a stage piano is the piano. This piano - even though it costs much less than a lot of other stage pianos - sounds more like a piano than anything except the VI's I have in my computer. I play mostly rock and pop and I use piano, strings, bass, ep, organs (B3) and brass and the PX3 is OK for all of them and really good for the eps and the organs. There's a lot of effects that you can put on the eps that make them sound like Steely Dan or Ray Charles. It would be better if you could turn a knob to bring in the leslie like on some other keyboards. But the button works well.

Features
I bought the PX3 because it was much cheaper and lighter than the other keyboards I looked at, and had many of the same features, but not all. The other keyboards have a mod wheel and this has a mod button, which, to me, is not as good. Also, many of the other keyboards have knobs or sliders and a big screen for editing. Not so in the PX3. You can do it all - but it takes some time to learn it. However, you can buy three PX3s for what one of the other keyboards costs and this is way lighter. I can carry the PX3 and my amp and a gig bag and stand. With the other keyboards, I could only carry the keyboard and the stand. This has USB, 128-note polyphony and all the other bells and whisles. Just much cheaper and read more lighter.

Ease of Use
I'm so happy with it because it is so much fun to play and sounds so good through my PA/amp. When I run it just through the amp, the mono out sounds as good as the stereo, which was not the case with my old keyboard. You can save setups, called registrations, which you cannot name. This is not good, because you have no way of knowing what the sound is when you bring it up. I put tape under the registration buttons and labeled my saves. I hope that Casio will change this and (please) send out an update. Other than that, it is a pleasure to play and lift.

Quality
I've only had it for two months, but everything works perfectly. It's plastic, not metal like some other keyboards, but it feels solid. The keys don't wiggle. And when you're playing it, it feels way more solid than the other keyboards. The action is awesome.

Value
The value is why I bought this keyboard. For what you get, there is nothing that I found that weighs as much or sounds as good. And as I mentioned, it feels like a piano.

The Wow Factor
It's nice looking but it's not sexy like the Nord. It's small. It's not impressive until you start playing it. Then it's way sexy.

Musical Background:
musician, singer,producer

Musical Style:
indie, pop,latin, jazz, rock
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