Casio PX-560 Privia Pro Digital Stage Piano, 88-Key

With AiR technology, hammer action, and a 5.3" color display, the PX-560 is both powerful and simple. Dive into the Hex Layer engine for sonic inspiration.

Introducing the Privia Pro PX-560 Digital Piano, a stage piano unlike any other. From the first look at its striking blue case, you will know it is different. It boasts some of Casio's most impressive sonic technology, in an easy-to-use instrument that sounds every bit as great as it looks. For the piano player who wants to go deeper, the PX-560 delivers a comprehensive set of features that will take your music further than ever.

Touch Your Music

Front and center is Casio's Color Touch Interface. Its bright, 5.3" display is clear and easy to read, and the interface is inspiring yet simple. You'll see familiar graphics to help you select instruments and functions, making exploring the PX-560 fun and easy. You'll find yourself experimenting with ideas, sounds, and ways of creating music.

The Keys to Success

The PX-560 features Casio's renowned Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II keyboard, which accurately reproduces the touch and response of a concert grand piano, despite the PX-560's light overall weight. As on a real concert grand, the keys are heavier in the lower register, and lighter up top. Your fingertips will immediately feel the ebony and ivory textured keys, which not only feel more realistic, but also give your hands a positive grip to keep your playing on point.

The Piano

In an instrument like the PX-560, the all-important piano sound must be as rewarding as the keys themselves. Casio's Multi-Dimensional AiR (Acoustic and Intelligent Resonator) read more Sound Source delivers some of the best piano sounds you've ever heard. Its Linear Morphing technology creates smooth transitions between the softer and louder sounds. Damper Resonance gives you the deep feeling of the piano's soundboard interacting with the strings. String Resonance models the harmonic relationships between vibrating strings. Hammer Response mimics the time between pressing the key and the hammer striking the strings. Key Off Simulation gives you control of a note's decay by how quickly the key is released. And with a massive 256 notes of polyphony, you won't have to worry about dropped notes, even while all of these incredible details are being recreated. These specifications are impressive, certainly, but what's most important is that they combine to form the perfect and complete experience of playing a 9-foot concert grand piano.

A Sound Design For Sound Designers

Under the hood, the PX-560 is not just a highly capable stage piano, but a full-fledged synthesizer. Unlike most other synths, going deep into sound design is as easy as touching the display. The PX-560 features Casio's Hex Layer technology, borrowed from the flagship Privia Pro PX-5S. This means you can create massive splits and layers, with four zones and a total of 14 layers at once. What's more, you can edit these Tones to sculpt them into something new and all your own. There are three realtime control knobs, as well as a modulation wheel, all of which can be controlling up to two assignable parameters at once. With great-sounding filters, responsive envelopes, and extensive modulation, the PX-560 can be a sonic playground as well as a performance instrument.

Bring The Band

Going beyond the traditional definition of a stage piano, the PX-560 includes 550 Tones, covering a huge variety of musical instruments and genres. There are dynamic and expressive guitars, basses, strings, drums, and much more, enhanced by powerful onboard DSP effects. The 220 onboard Rhythms allow multiple instruments to follow your playing, creating a backing band that plays in the style of your choice. In addition to exploring the built-in Rhythms, you can even assemble 30 customized User Rhythms by combining basslines, drum beats, and other elements. You can also create 100 of your own Music Presets, which encompass a Rhythm, Tones, effects, and built-in chord progressions.

Take The Stage

The PX-560 is designed to perform, and to make you sound your best. You'll be delighted at how lightweight it is (just over 26 pounds), and how easily you can integrate it into your live setup. Its -- outputs and inputs give you great connectivity for PA systems and multi-keyboard rigs, and its dual pedal inputs can be configured to accept an expression pedal, damper pedal, or footswitches.

A Built-In Studio

When the muse speaks, you owe it to yourself to capture your idea. You don't want to miss the chance to record your creation. The PX-560 gives you two ways to make sure your work is preserved. There is a 17-track MIDI recorder with editing features, and a USB audio recorder that creates an audio file directly onto a USB stick. You can create the sounds you want to play, record and edit MIDI songs with them, then add external instruments via the audio inputs, and capture the whole mix to share with the world.

Tools For School

The PX-560 includes features that are especially beneficial for private lessons and music labs. Duet mode splits the keyboard into two equal pitch ranges, letting two people (i.e. teacher and student) play side by side on a single instrument. Classroom mode adds the ability to send each side to an individual audio output, making it compatible with the most popular third party piano lab systems. Two front panel-mounted headphone jacks also make the PX-560 great for lessons or practice.

Plays Nice With Others

Like all Privias, the PX-560 has a class-compliant USB port which connects to a PC, Mac, or iOS device with no drivers needed. Easily control your favorite music software, without any extra setup.

Features:

- 5.3" Color Touch Interface
- Tri-Sensor 88-Note Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard
- A.i.R. equipped
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- Keyboard: 3 Sensors (Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II)
- Keys: Simulated ebony and ivory keys
- Sound Source: Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source
- Polyphony (maximum): 256
- Tones: 650 Built-in tones, 400 User Tones
- Hammer Response: 8 Levels
- Damper Noise: 16 Levels
- Damper Resonance: 16 Levels
- String Resonance: 16 Levels
- Digital Effects: Reverb - 17 Types (Editable)
- Chorus: 16 Types (Editable)
- Delay: 6 Types (Editable)
- Master EQ: 4 Bands Parametric EQ
- DPS: 20 Types (Parameter Editable DSP)
- MIDI Recorder: 16 Multi Track + 1 System Track, 100 Songs, Approximately 50,000 Notes, Real- Time Recording, Punch-in/out
- Song and Track Edit: Delete, Copy, Rename
- Audio Recorder: 100 Songs
- Recording/Playback Format: .wav (16bit, 44.1 kHz, Stereo)
- Length of recording per song: approx. 74mins
- Preset Temperaments: 17 Types
- Rhythms: 200 Built-in Rhythms, 30 User Rhythms
- Songs: 100 User Songs (Song Expansion), 32MB Capacity for user songs, 6 Demo songs
- Tempo Setting: 20 ~ 255BPM
- Metronome: 0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 beats; tempo range: 20 to 255
- Key Transpose: 25 Steps (-12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)
- Tuning Control: A4 = 415.5Hz ~ 440.0Hz ~ 465.9Hz
- Lesson Function: Part ON / OFF (16ch Mixer)
- Music Preset: 305 Built-in Presets
- Registration Memory: 96 Setups (4 areas x 24 banks)
- Display: 5.3" Color Touch Panel
- Controller: 3 Knobs
- Power Source: DC 12V
- Power Supply: AC Adapter: AD-A12150LW
- Power Consumption: 10 W
- Phones: 2 (3.5mm Stereo Mini, Front)
- Line In: L/MONO, R: 6.3mm Mono Standard
- Line Out: L/MONO, R: 6.3mm Mono Standard
- Audio In: 3.5mm Stereo Mini
- Speakers: 12cm x 2, 5cm x 2
- Amplifiers: 8 W + 8 W
- Weight: 26.5 lbs.
- Size: 52.0" x 11.5" x 5.8"
- Included Accessories: Score Stand, SP-3 Pedal, AD-A12150 AC Adapter
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 35.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 57 x 15 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PX560BE
Warehouse Resealed, USED
Shipping Weight: 35.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 57 x 15 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PX560BE

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. (4 ratings)
Submitted April 26, 2018 by William Reid in Parkesburg, PA
"Can't Be Beat!!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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OVERALL: I purchased the PX-560 in 2017 and I have owned it for several months. I wanted to play it and become familiar with it before writing a somewhat detailed review. First of all, everything about the PX-560 is excellent. There is not a bad sound on this instrument anywhere. Every keyboard manufacturer has their interpretation of what a grand piano sounds like and what a B-3 sounds like and they are similar, but different. At a certain level, the sounds of every quality keyboard built by every manufacturer are good. Again, different, but good. This is very much similar to the argument that guitarists have had for decades; Gibson Les Paul, Fender Stratocaster, or Ibanez Steve Vai. All are great guitars, but different. If the player wants warm and creamy sounds, the Les Paul may be the guitar of choice. Those seeking some twang and bite might opt for the Stratocaster. The shredder guitarist will most likely prefer the Steve Vai. The high-end version of each of these guitars is of excellent build quality but each has unique elements that makes them different. The same is true of electronic pianos and other electronic keyboards.. I was in the market for a high quality piano when I decided to be open minded and look at and play as many keyboards as I could and what I discovered was that the PX-560 can't be beat for the money spent for any keyboard. Certainly, it has it's nuances that make it different from competitors' keyboards costing substantially more and, like any keyboard read more built by any of Casio's competitors, it has its limitations but overall the PX-560 is excellent. Secondly, it is very important to keep in mind that it is necessary to spend some time learning how to navigate through all the features of this keyboard in order to fully appreciate everything the PX-560 is capable of delivering and delivering well. FEATURES: I am not sure what Casio was trying to achieve with the PX-560 but it seems as if the design engineers at Casio did all their homework. Was it intended to be a piano, synthesizer, organ, or multi-sounding keyboard? I'm still not sure but the PX-560 is absolutely loaded with a ton of useful features and sounds that will allow the keyboardist to make it their only keyboard. It is a great piano with excellent synthesizer sounds, fantastic strings, very good organs, very good horns, and tons of other sounds that are all somewhere between very good and excellent. Certainly, as with any keyboard, there is a required learning curve but that is no different from any of the keyboards built by Casio's competitors. And just like any keyboard, it will take some getting familiar with. The built in speakers are an added plus. QUALITY: I have had this instrument for several months and I have no complaints or issues with the build quality or sound quality. Everything about it is excellent. The manufactured ebony and ivory feel of the keys will take some getting used to. I still have Roland and Yamaha keyboards that I purchased in 1985 so I hope it lasts as long as those. If you are a gigging or traveling musician, I would strongly recommend a decent hard case and not a gig bag!! MANUFACTURER SUPPORT: Have not needed to contact the manufacturer for anything other than to register the product. SOUND: There is not a bad sound on the PX-560 anywhere. Everything sounds somewhere between very good and excellent. Again, every manufacturer has their interpretation of what a grand piano sounds like and what different instruments sound like but this is subjective to individual tastes. I am very pleased with all the sounds on this instrument. There are a number of ethnic sounds and other sounds that I may never use and some sounds that I do not like but the choices make the PX-560 even more versatile than competitors' keyboards costing much more. Also, the ability to layer sounds and control the nuances of every voice of the layered sound is a great feature. The keyboard split function makes it reasonably simple to split the keyboard into desired sounds with an adjustable split point. Cool! EASE OF USE: Like any musical instrument, it requires some time to get familiar with. A little patience is necessary to take advantage of all that this keyboard will do. I am still discovering some things about this keyboard. The owner's manual is well written and It is important to read the owner's manual first. It will save a lot of time. VALUE: After substantial research and playing keyboards by other manufacturers, I have not found, and do not believe, any other manufacturer can get close to offering all the features and sounds for the same amount of money. The PX-560 is the best 'bang for the buck' on the market. Roland, Korg, Yamaha, Kurzweil, and Nord are all costing more and substantially more for similar features. The only limitation is that it does not sample. I would have been willing to pay more for a keyboard with this many features that had sampling capability but all I wanted was a real good piano and what I ended up with was so much more. A great buy! THE WOW FACTOR: I have played keyboards for more than 30 years. I have owned Yamaha (DX7, SY77, SY85), Roland (Juno 106, DS88, FA-06, EP-50), Hammond (SK-2) and all are still going strong. The PX-560 is a surprisingly great keyboard. I would highly recommend the PX-560 to any keyboardist seeking a great piano or a keyboard that will do everything pretty well except sampling. I was not disappointed. After reading this somewhat lengthy review I hope it proves helpful. I paid full price for this keyboard and I do not work for, or own stock, in Casio. zZounds made purchasing this keyboard a truly pleasant experience. I will purchase more from zZounds in the future. The Casio PX-560 can't be beat (maybe with a stick, perhaps). Those who decide to purchase one of these instruments will not be disappointed. Read the owner's manual and take the time to learn your way around it.

Musical Background:
34 years experience on keyboards, 50 years on guitar, 52 years saxophone. Professional studio and touring musician on all.

Musical Style:
Rock, country, contemporary Christian, southern gospel, blues, and electronic.
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