Casio to Sponsor the 10th Annual ASCAP 'I Create Music' Expo



Casio Will Showcase Its Portfolio of Digital Keyboards and Pianos Including Privia Pro, Workstation and XW Series

DOVER, NJ, April 27, 2015 – Casio America, Inc., a leading electronic musical instrument manufacturer, is proud to announce that it will be a sponsor of the 10th annual ASCAP ‘I Create Music’ EXPO, the premier national conference for songwriters, producers and music business leaders. Casio’s wide variety of electronic musical instruments, including key models from its Privia Pro, XW and Workstation series, will be on display from April 30 � May 2, 2015, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

As part of the sponsorship, Casio will support the ‘She Rocks Showcase,’ an event hosted by The Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) where Dia Frampton, lead singer of the band Meg & Dia, is set to headline. In addition, event attendees (ASCAP members) will receive a 20 percent off coupon for select Casio products valid at Sam Ash Music Stores nationwide.

“Casio’s commitment to providing quality electronic musical instruments that help encourage music-making across all genres and skill levels is thirty years strong," said Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio’s Electronic Musical Instrument Division. “We are excited to be a part of the ASCAP EXPO and look forward to demonstrating our portfolio of digital keyboards and pianos that offer all the tools and benefits that aspiring and professional musicians alike need to explore and develop their musical talents." The following Casio electronic musical instruments will be on display during the ASCAP Expo for attendees to play:

  • For Professional Musicians: Equipped with Casio’s AiR (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator) sound source, newly developed sounds, powerful four zone controller and Hex Layers, the Privia Pro PX-5S is a professional stage piano with unprecedented sound quality and performance features in a lightweight design that is supremely portable.
Casio’s Privia PX-350 digital piano features more than three times the memory of the previous generation, a new redesigned 88 note Tri-sensor scaled hammer action keyboard, and 250 instrument tones built-in, for a superior grand piano experience in a lightweight and stylish design.

  • For Songwriters: Casio’s WK-7600 Workstation offers a variety of features including 820 world-class tones, 260 preset rhythms with full accompaniment, 17 track sequencer, 32 channel mixer, as well as audio recording capabilities, nine (9) sliders and 50 drawbar organ tones, enabling songwriters to create, edit and play compositions at home, in the studio or on stage.
  • For DJs: Ideal for both novice and professional DJs, the XW-P1 is a 61-key performance synthesizer designed with Casio’s exclusive Hybrid Processing Sound Source and features screaming virtual analog monophonic leads and basses, drawbar organs, complex layers, stereo pianos, drums and more.

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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, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit