Casio Re-Launch PX-3 Digital Piano As Part of Privia Pro-Musicians Campaign
Casio Re-Launch the Privia PX-3 Digital Piano As Part Of The Privia Pro Musicians Campaign14 October 2011
Casio are proud to announce the Privia Pro Musicians Campaign, celebrating users of Casio's professional stage piano, the Privia PX-3.
Focusing on the careers of a variety of musicians, from journeymen pros, to unsung hero session musicians and up-and-coming artists - Casio are celebrating their careers and how the Privia PX-3 is an integral part of their musical journey.
The Casio Privia PX-3 is designed with professional musicians in mind. Its features offer unhindered creativity, from live performance to music production. The PX-3 is as 'at home' on stage as it is in the studio. It performs as a solo instrument, or controls MIDI equipment flexibly. It's the hub of a MIDI studio, connecting to a computer with USB (without needing to install drivers, or use a MIDI interface). All of this, but even with an 88 key hammer action, weighing in at just 10.8kg (23.8lbs)! This is how Stage Pianos should be made! Easy to carry, easy to use on stage, easy to locate in your studio, without sacrificing functionality.
Feel and Response
As a pianist, you know that the most important 'connection' is the one between your fingers and the sound. Casio has been building Digital Pianos since 1991, and that long experience has resulted in the 'Tri Sensor Scaled Hammer Action'. The keys have a matt finish and are scaled in resistance from lowest to highest, giving the feel of a quality acoustic piano. A third sensor detects when you repeat a note without the key having returned fully, ensuring fast repeated notes all sound clearly.
Casio's long experience in sampling led to a bespoke technology called 'Linear Morphing AIF'. The graduation in tone and volume from ppp to fff is smooth and progressive, as is the change over time of long sustained notes.
The PX-3 is 128 note polyphonic, so it copes with the most sustain pedal intensive performances as a solo piano. You can also layer different Tones, or play Standard Midi File songs, and still have plenty of polyphony left to play along.
Tones and Control
Musicians need variety to suit different needs and situations - playing solo piano in a restaurant needs a different sound from playing piano in a rock band. The PX-3 adapts to any musical situation, offering 250 Tones, arranged in groups for easy access. Each Tone group button remembers the Tone selected when you change to another group. For example, select Rock Piano in the Piano group, then change to the Organ group. When you return to the Piano Group, Rock Piano will still be selected.
Casio knows that professional musicians want to customize sounds and functions to their needs. So the PX-3 has a huge range of programmable features allowing just that, but for them to be useful there needs to be a place to store the settings for future use. On the PX-3 this is called the Registration Memory, and it offers 8 Banks of 8 memories. Each bank can be named so you can easily keep track of your settings. You can store an unlimited number of Registration Banks on SD Cards, so you can easily keep different settings for different gigs.
The PX-3 is a great instrument for rehearsal. If you just want
to practice yourself, it has headphone sockets and, it is light
enough to carry to a hotel room or venue if you're on
Plus, if you're rehearsing singers and need a quick key change, its Transpose function is easy to access.