COMING SOON!! NEW XW DJ PRODUCTS

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The all new XW-DJ1 and XW-PD1 are set to redefine how electronic music is created and played. The XW-DJ1's full size 7-inch scratch platter and the XW-PD1's built-in Synth, Sampler, Sequencer and Effects unit are just the beginning. Join our mailing list to stay up to date with the release of these great new products.


XW SYNTHESIZER RELEASED

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The XW-G1 groove synthesizer is designed for the DJ and club performer providing an interactive step sequencer and a sample looper for digitally capturing performance patterns and external instruments.

 

“The XW series are not just new keyboards, they represent a new direction for Casio in the musical instrument business” said Mike Martin, general manager of Casio’s Electronic Musical Instrument Division, USA. “Casio’s formula of value and quality that has been the foundation of award winning instruments like Privia has been applied to a new product category, and the XW-P1 and XW-G1 are just the beginning.”

 

A six oscillator monophonic solo synth is just one of the amazing sound engines in both the XW-P1 and XW-G1. Two virtual analog style oscillators, two PCM based oscillators, a noise oscillator and an external oscillator via mic and line inputs can be combined to make up a single solo synth tone. Each oscillator has an independent filter, envelopes, independent key tracking, portamento, two LFO’s and access to master resonant filter.

 

The solo synth has an incredibly deep and powerful design.  Among countless others, the oscillators even have access to waveforms from Casio’s original CZ synthesizers. It can create a variety of classic analog sounds, but also has the power to deliver sounds with an aggressive edge” said Mike Martin. “Everyone is going to be surprised by the expressiveness and range of sounds the solo synth can create, but that is just one aspect of these products.”

 

In addition to the solo synth the XW-P1 performance synthesizer is armed with an arsenal of gig ready sounds like stereo pianos, vintage electric pianos, strings, brass, guitars, basses, drums and more. It also has a new drawbar organ mode providing nine steps for each drawbar, vibrato, percussion and rotary speaker control. Rounding out the XW-P1’s sound-set are HexLayer; a HexLayer is a single sound comprised of 6 components, allowing complex layers, splits and velocity switched sounds.

 



PX-5S NOW AVAILABLE

Since it's launch at NAMM in January 2013, the new Privia PX-5S has been turning heads with it's innovation and redefinition of the stage piano category. Casio are pleased to announce the first shipment of the PX-5S has landed and is now available in Australia. 

The newly developed Privia Pro PX-5S is a genuine stage piano, advanced MIDI controller and performance workstation packed with functions that set it apart from other digital pianos. Equipped with Casio’s new proprietary sound source, “AiR” (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator), the PX-5S delivers acoustic piano sounds with unmatched realism and detail. The power of AiR is also applied to an all new set of authentic vintage electric piano sounds and clavinets that is paired by a powerful new effects engine giving the PX-5S an arsenal of both acoustic and electric piano sounds.

 




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The PX-5S is available from selected retailers in Australia - Contact Us for more information of where you can try out this incredible instrument for yourself.


CASIO UNVEILS PROFESSIONAL STAGE PIANO AT WINTER NAMM 2013

ANAHEIM, CA (JANUARY 24, 2012) — As a leader in the electronic musical instrument space, Casio is pleased to introduce a new game-changing digital piano to its popular Privia line – the Privia Pro PX-5S. The new PX-5S represents the first electronic piano in Casio’s Privia Pro series, a sub-category aimed for professional stage musicians and will be exhibited in Casio’s booth during Winter NAMM at the Anaheim Convention Center, January 24-27, 2013.

“The launch of Casio’s Privia Pro series further exemplifies the company’s commitment to the musical instrument category. We are no longer just producing musical instruments; we are going beyond sound by enabling professional musicians to express themselves and create music like never before,” said Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio’s Electronic Musical Instruments Division. “Our new Privia PX-5S sets the stage for Casio’s foray into the professional music space.”

The newly developed Privia Pro PX-5S is a genuine stage piano, advanced MIDI controller and performance workstation packed with functions that set it apart from other digital pianos. Equipped with Casio’s new proprietary sound source, “AiR” (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator), the PX-5S delivers acoustic piano sounds with unmatched realism and detail. The power of AiR is also applied to an all new set of authentic vintage electric piano sounds and clavinets that is paired by a powerful new effects engine giving the PX-5S an arsenal of both acoustic and electric piano sounds.

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In addition the PX-5S features a large assortment of fully programmable sounds, including Hex Layer tones derived from the award winning XW-P1 synthesizer. Hex Layers can produce evocative synth sounds as well as complex acoustic and orchestral simulations.

The PX-5S is stage piano like no other. In a remarkable light-weight chassis (less than 11kg) it is also a four-zone performance controller, complete with 4 assignable knobs, 6 assignable sliders, 2 pedal inputs, pitch and modulation wheels. 4 independent and programmable arpeggiators allow the PX-5S to expand in to sonic territory by creating an array of animated textures. An 8 track phrase sequencer allows the performer to trigger sequences and riffs which can be triggered and transpose and on the fly, allowing for unheard of performances by a single musician.

"The Privia PX-5S is a new breed of stage piano," said Schmidt. "Designed with a plethora of features ideal for any performing musician, the PX-5S is sure to raise the bar and caliber of stage pianos within the industry."

Casio’s PX-5S even provides the ability to record a 44.1kHz .wav file directly to a USB thumb drive so that rehearsals, performances and moments of inspiration can be easily captured and shared.

The PX-5S will be available soon from selected retailers - register your details for the most up to date information.


NEW PRIVIA DIGITAL PIANO - PX780BK

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Another addition to the Privia line up has just been released. The all newPrivia PX780 is a feature packed piano to suit a wide variety of players.

 

A GRAND REVOLUTION

The new PX-780 represents a significant step in the continuing evolution of the Privia digital piano line. A combination of a new keyboard action and a powerful new sound engine provide a new level of detail, nuance and expression for a superior grand piano experience in the lightweight and stylish design that Privia is known for. 

PIANO SOUND

The award winning grand piano sound in Privia has been dramatically improved. The new PX-780 utilizes more than three times the memory of the previous generation for a more natural piano tone. In addition, Casio's new proprietary sound source "AiR" (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator) provides unmatched realism and detail. This engine provides seamless dynamics for a remarkably expressive and powerful performance.

For further realism a new Damper Resonance simulator provides the rich sound of the strings when the sustain pedal is used.

 

KEY ACTION

The new PX-780 also features a new redesigned 88 note Tri-sensor scaled hammer action keyboard. This new action features new simulated Ebony and Ivory textured keys for an incredible feel and it’s three

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 sensors capture the dynamics of a performance with unparalleled speed and accuracy. To further enhance the experience, the action and the sound engine take into consideration the speed at which different sized hammers move inside acoustic grand relative to velocity the keys are pressed, this timing nuance provides the ultimate key to sound experience.

POWERFUL FEATURES

The PX-780 has a total of 250 instrument tones built-in, Strings, organs, electric pianos, brass, drums, bass and more give a wide range of tones suitable for home, schools or churches. With the PX-780’s registration capability you can store your favourite splits and layers and other setups for instant recall in live performance use. The PX-780 also has 180 drum patterns with full auto accompaniment – ideal for restaurant performances when a full band is unavailable. Also including a 17 track recorder for composing your own songs, and ¼” audio outputs so you can easily connect the PX-780 to recording and sound reinforcement equipment, the PX-780 is ready for the stage or studio.

USB MIDI

Casio continues the tradition or providing "class compliant" USB connectivity on Privia digital pianos. This allows Privia to be used with Mac or Windows computers without the need for downloading drivers. Class Compliant USB MIDI also allows Privia digital pianos can also be used as a controller the Apple iPad simply with the use of Apple's Camera Connection Kit.

LIGHTWEIGHT CABINET DESIGN

The stylish design of the Privia cabinet ensures the PX-780 will suit any environment and décor. With a slim-line design only as deep as an A4 sheet of paper, this piano only leaves a small footprint, but delivers a big sound.

 

AVAILABLE NOW

Contact Us or see your local Casio retailer to find out more about the all new PX-780BK.


NEW PRIVIA LIMITED EDITION MODELS

 

In 2013 we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Privia range of digital pianos with the release of three exciting new models: PX-A100RD Metallic Red, PX-A100BE Metallic Blue and PX-A800BN Natural Oak Tone.

 

privia10thannivPrivia was born in 2003 as a new concept digital piano conceived from a desire to extend the pleasure of playing piano to as many people as possible. Its launch completely erased the conventional image of the digital piano as a large, heavy instrument with traditional styling; to a more modern design which is compact, portable and lightweight. With Privia, CASIO’s original thinking and highly advanced technology has produced a range of digital pianos with contemporary styling that would enhance any home interior.

 

In the decade since the launch of the first Privia model, the stylish design and superior piano playing experience has continued to develop. These Limited Edition models are built around CASIO’s award winning AiR Sound Source, and also incorporate a new Hall Simulator function which reproduces the acoustics of 10 different concert halls, stadiums and cathedrals from around the globe.

Click below for more details on each of the Limited Edition models, and see our Where To Buy section for where you can try out these great new Privia Digital Pianos.

 

 

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