Piano is one of the most tender musical instruments ever created – the soothing melodies one could play with it know no bounds, and it’s not a coincidence that you want to become a piano player yourself. We’re here to talk about digital pianos in general – what they are, and what you should know before purchasing one, among other things.
These pianos are equipped with an effect function that recreates the warm, rich acoustics of a concert hall. Your playing will have the visceral immediacy of a concert hall performance.
Dual Element AHL Sound Source for Exquisite Tone Quality
The dual-element system uses waveforms of separate samples of the same notes at strong and light key pressures.
Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard for Authentic Grand Piano Feel
A spring-less hammer system that is similar to the one used by grand pianos provides a keyboard touch that is naturally firm. Lower notes play relatively heavier than higher notes, just like the keys on a grand piano.
Touch Response lets you add delicate nuances to notes by varying how much pressure you apply to keyboard keys.
Use effects to add reverb for more depth and breadth in your music.
Full Force Sound Speakers
These speakers powerfully and clearly reproduce a wide dynamic range from the bass range to the treble. The newly developed speaker system delivers fat, rich, high-quality sound.
You can use the Chord Book to look up chords you do not know how to play. You can hear what a chord sounds like and a simple operation even shows you inverted forms of the chord, making the Chord Book a valuable reference.
A wide selection of tones (700 high-quality tones)
A wide selection of musical instrument tones supports play of tunes from various genres.
200 rhythms and Auto Accompaniments for Styles from Around the World
An advanced Auto Accompaniment feature provides you with access to a large collection of ethnic rhythms from around the world, with a special emphasis on Latin rhythms. In addition to Bossa Nova, Samba, and other basic rhythms, you also get Cumbia, Reggaeton, Calypso, and more.
10 user rhythms created by editing built-in rhythms
Pitch bend wheel
Rotate the wheel to slide the pitch of the sound being output upwards or downwards. This effect comes in handy when reproducing the sound of ethnic instruments, etc.
Selecting a Music Preset instantly changes the keyboard setup (tone, rhythm, tempo, etc.) so it is ideal for playing a specific song. The selection of setups covers a wide range of musical genres
Change the scale (temperament) of the keyboard quickly and easily to suit Oriental music or certain types of classical music.
Musical Information Function (Large, Backlit LCD)
A wealth of information is displayed to support your keyboard play.
- USB port for computer connection
- SD memory card slot for easy data storage and portability
- General MIDI (GM Level 1) support allows connection with a computer or another GM-compatible device.
More Powerful Features and Functions
- Recorder for composing and play
- Registration for storage of keyboard setups and instant recall when you need them
- One Touch Preset automatically sets up the keyboard to match the currently selected rhythm.
- Auto Harmonize adds appropriate harmony notes to your melody automatically.
- Arpeggiator simplifies arpeggio play.
Step Up Lesson
To master a song, it is best to break it up into short phrases, master each of the phrases, and then put everything together. Step Up Lesson does exactly that, providing you with the support you need to improve your play.
Your lesson score appears on the display screen.
Voice Fingering Code
If the keyboard senses you are having problems, it will help you by calling out finger numbers in a simulated human voice.
152 Song Bank Tunes including 50 Exercise Phrases
Built-in songs cover a wide range of genres for lesson play and for your listening enjoyment. Includes Exercise phrases!
You can load songs from external sources and use them for listening, play along, or even lessons.
You can sample a sound from a microphone and then play the sound on the keyboard. You also can use sampled sounds to compose music. The sampling feature is a great way to create new sounds that are highly creative.
Audio IN Jack
Connect a digital audio player, CD player, or other audio device and you can play along with music played through the keyboard's speakers.
Mic IN Jack
Sing along with built-in songs or songs loaded from outside sources.
Keyboard 88-keys, Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard Touch Response 3 sensitivity levels, Off Sound Source Dual-element AHL Maximum Polyphony 48 Tones 700 built-in tones Digital Effects Hall (1 type), Reverb (10 types), chorus (5 types) Rhythms/Patterns 200 built-in rhythms (10 user rhythms) Auto Accompaniment Modes: CASIO Chord, Fingered 1, Fingered 2 (6th off), Fingered 3 (on bass), Full Range Chord; Controllers: Start/Stop, Intro, Normal/Fill-in, Variation/Fill-in, Synchro/Ending Built-in Songs 152 (Song Bank) Song Expansion 10 songs maximum (up to 320KB total) Lesson Function Step Up Lesson, Phrases, Lesson Part select, Performance evaluation, Voice fingering guide (Lesson part : right hand, left hand, both hands) Metronome Beats: 0,1?9 beats (Tempo range: quarter note = 30 to 255) Recorder 6 tracks x 5 songs (performance recording), 1 song (lesson recording), approximately 12,000 notes total, real-time recording/playback Sampling Function Maximum sampling capacity: :Up to 8 sounds, Maximum total sampling time: :Up to 10 seconds, Sampling sound input: MIC IN / SAMPLING jack Other Functions Rhythm Editor (10 user rhythms), Registration: 32 setups (4 sets x 8 banks), Music Preset: 305 presets, One Touch Preset: 200 sets, Auto Harmonize: 12 types, Arpeggiator: 90 types, Preset Scale: (Equal temperament + 16 types), Octave Shift: ±2 octaves, Music Challenge, Rhythm/Song controller, Layer, Split, Pitch Bend wheel : 0 to 12 semitones, Piano/Organ button, Chord Book Key Transpose 25 steps (-12 to +12 semitones) Tuning Control A4 = 415.5 to 465.9 Hz (Initial Default: 440.0 Hz) Pedals Standard jack (sustain, sostenuto, soft, rhythm) Display Screen LCD with backlight SD Memory Card Slot Supported SD memory card capacities: SD or SDHC memory card, Up to 32GB, SMF (Format 0/1), CASIO format song playback, recorded song/CASIO format song/sampled sound/user rhythm/user scale/registration save/load, recorded song SMF format save, card format, file delete MIDI GM Compatibility: Level 1, Terminals: USB Speakers [12cm/6cm (oval)] x 2, Full Force Sound Speakers Amp Output 8W?8W Input/Output Terminals HEADPHONES (Stereo standard jack), SUSTAIN/DAMPER, AUDIO IN, MIC IN /SAMPLING, USB: type B, EXTERNAL POWER (12V DC) Power Requirements AC adaptor: AD-A12150LW Dimensions (W x D x H) 1,322 x 286 x 129 mm (main unit only), 1,322 x 373.2 x 753.3 mm ( with optional CS-44P stand). Does not include stand Weight 11.3kg (main unit only), 19.2kg with optional CS-44P stand(Does not include music stand) Body Color/Finish Black (BK) Included Accessories Pedal (SP-3), Music stand, AC adaptor (AD-A12150LW), Song book