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CASIO’S NEW PRIVIA DESIGNED FOR SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE IN HOME, STUDIO OR STAGE
The Leading Line of Digital Pianos Just Got Grander
DOVER, NJ, August 11, 2009 - Six years ago, Casio’s Privia revolutionized the digital piano market by providing a lightweight portable instrument with the sound and feel of a grand piano without the grand price tag. The revolution continues with the introduction of the new Privia PX-330.
The PX-330 combines unprecedented sound quality and performance in a sleek, lightweight package. The new grand piano sound introduced in the PX-330 is comprised of four dynamic layers of stereo piano samples. When integrated with Casio’s Linear Morphing System, the PX-330 delivers a more realistic sound with seamless transitions and a superior dynamic range. The PX-330 also features a new Tri-Sensor 88-note scaled hammer action keyboard providing users with the weight, feel and resistance of a grand piano, without sacrificing the PX-330’s portability.
Equipped with 128-note polyphony, the PX-330 has the ability to handle the most demanding musical passages, to layer sounds and use the damper pedal without worry about dropping notes. In addition, an acoustic Resonance Effect simulates the sound of the dampers released off the strings by the sustain pedal, taking realism to a new level. .
“When developing new instruments, Casio aims to create innovative new technologies ahead of our competition,” says Mike Martin, Director of Marketing, Electronic Musical Instruments Division. “As the newest addition to the Privia line, the PX-330 encompasses Casio’s latest sound technologies providing musicians with an instrument featuring unmatched performance capabilities.”
Armed with 250 instrument sounds and a 16-track recorder, the PX-330 enables musicians to produce recordings of up to 16 separate instruments. A graphic LCD display allows users to view the names of all sounds, songs, rhythms, while also assisting in editing and recording functions. Utilizing SD memory, users can easily load and save their songs and transfer them to a computer. A built-in USB MIDI interface allows users to easily use the PX-330 with computer applications. Additional, the PX-330 is equipped with ¼” outputs for connectivity to mixers and PA systems and a built-in registration memory, the PX-330 instantly recalls splits, layers and sound combinations, making it a perfect instrument to take to a live gig. .
Weighing in at a mere 26 pounds, the PX-330’s power and portability makes it perfect for the professional musician who travels to performances. The PX-330 will be available this September with an MSRP of $899.99. For more information, visit www.PriviaPiano.com.
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About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions, established in 1957. Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, business projectors, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com