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List Price: $1099.99
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At on December 03, 2010.

A breathtaking stage piano with an impossibly low price that weighs only 23.6 pounds.

Casio Privia PX-3: Until now, if you wanted an awesome-sounding piano, that actually played like a piano, you had to haul around a 75-pound monster that cost almost two grand. No more! You can easily lift Casio s new PX-3 keyboard controller with one hand, pay for it with a weekend of gigging, and use its 250 high-end sounds on your next club date or scoring project.

You get dazzling vintage and cutting-edge EP s, authentic B-3 s with dial-in rotary effects and tons of MIDI control at a fraction of the cost and weight of any other stage piano.

Even though it s amazingly light and affordable, you don t have to compromise one note. The piano sound rivals keyboards costing (and weighing) three times as much. Casio s Ivory Touch, Tri-Sensor scaled hammer action actually recreates the nuances of playing a top-tier acoustic grand. This proprietary mechanism triggers four levels of stereo piano samples in Casio s award-winning Linear Morphing System. 128-note polyphony. Half-pedaling. Acoustic Resonance. And it s thrilling to play through tiny combo amps and stadium PA s.

But the piano is just the beginning: the PX-3 offers a full-complement of stage- and studio-ready sounds: Powerful brasses, winds, basses and synth leads with switch-on portamento, plus a composer s grab-bag of great-sounding, non-western instruments and percussion. Full editing. Sophisticated DSP.

And the MIDI control is all there as well: The PX-3 controls four internal and four external zones. So during the performance you can play up to four additional instruments or a digital workstation right from the keyboard via MIDI or USB. Plus, you can instantly edit every internal sound with a comprehensive menu of filters, envelopes and 64 insert effects like rotary speaker, auto-wah, phasers, choruses and overdrives.

There s so much more: SD card and USB storage. Internal velocity maps for instant touch control. Four bands of parametric EQ. But the bottom-line is this: 88-notes of scaled-hammer, real-life acoustic grand piano in a stunning, feather-light, impossibly priced keyboard.

Casio Privia PX3 Features:

  • Keyboard: 88-key, 3-sensor scaled hammer action keyboard (mat finish)
  • Touch response: 3 sensitivity levels; off
  • Type of keyboard: AIF (linear morphing)
  • Maximum polyphony: 128
  • Number of tones: 250
  • Tones: 16 piano tones, 12 electric piano 1 tones, 8 electric piano 2 tones,
  • 8 clavitones/vibraphone tones, 18 organ tones, 20 strings/ensemble tones,
  • 10 guitar/bass tones, 20 other tones, 128 GM tones, 10 drum sets
  • Playing styles: layer, split
  • Digital effects: reverb (4 types), chorus (4 types), brilliance, DSP (2 channels, 64 types, editable), 4-band equalizer
  • Acoustic resonance system: yes
  • Type: demo songs: 4 songs
  • SD card slot: supported SD card capacities: 2GB maximum registration memory data store/load, SMF (format 0, 1) card format, file delete, file rename (Number of songs and song data volume that can be sent from a computer for storage. Capacity based on 1MB = 1,024KB and 1KB = 1,024 bytes)
  • Display screen: Full-dot LCD with backlight
  • Pedals: Comes with 1 pedal (SP-3), 2 terminals (damper, soft/sostenuto switching), 3-pedal unit support (when using an optional 3-pedal unit), half-pedal operation (damper)
  • Key transpose: 25 steps (-12 semitones to 0 to +12 semitones)
  • Tuning control: A4 = 440Hz ± 99 cents (1 semitone=100 cents)
  • MIDI: GM level 1 compliant
  • Other functions/features: Tone select button; registrations: 8 banks x 8 sets (64 sets total); master keyboard function; mixer function; synthesizer; temperaments (preset scale): equal + 16 other types; octave shift; panel lock; pitch bend wheel (0 to 12 semitones); 2 assignable switches

  • Headphones: 2 (standard stereo jacks)
  • Pedals: 2 (damper, soft/sostenuto switching), 3-pedal unit connector
  • Line out: 2 (L / MONO, R)
  • Line in: 2 (L / MONO, R)
  • USB: 1 (A commercially available USB cable (A-B type) is required to connect a computer to the USB port. Operating systems that support USB: Windows XP Home Edition (SP2 or later), Windows XP Professional (SP2 or later, 32-bit versions), Windows Vista (32-bit versions), Windows 7 (32-bit versions, 64-bit versions), Mac OS X (10.3.9. 10.4.11 or later, 10.5.6 or later, 10.6.2 or later)
  • MIDI: In/Out
  • External power: DC12V
  • Dimensions (not including projections): 11.25" H x 52.04" W x 5.31" D
  • Weight: 23.8 lb.
  • Finish: black, metallic-tone finish
  • Included accessories: pedal (SP-3), music stand, and AC adapter
  • Optional accessories (sold separately): piano bench (CB-7), pedal unit (SP-20), carrying case (SC-700P), dust cover, and USB cable

Have a tech-savvy, portable grand piano wherever you go when you buy the PX-3.

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