Casio announces Privia PX-330
With everything going digital these days, it comes across as no surprise to see Casio release yet another digital grand piano onto the market half a dozen years after they made the initial foray with the Privia line, offering a lightweight portable instrument with the sound and feel of a grand piano minus the grand price tag. The latest in the digital revolution effort is spearheaded by the Privia PX-330, where it will bring together unprecedented audio quality and performance while looking sleek. Musicians will find that the new grand piano sound offered in the PX-330 is made up of a quartet of dynamic layers of stereo piano samples. More realistic sound with seamless transitions and a superior dynamic range is on the tables when integrated with Casio’s Linear Morphing System .In addition, a new Tri-Sensor 88-note scaled hammer action keyboard is capable of offering users the weight, feel and resistance of a grand piano without having to turn it into something bulky that only the Incredible Hulk could lug around.
Unless you’re some weird and crazy musical genius, the Casio PX-330 is equipped with 128-note polyphony that ought to be able to cater to even the most demanding musical passages without missing a beat, and you can go on layering sounds while using the damper pedal without worrying about dropping notes. The inclusion of an acoustic Resonance Effect will further simulate the sound of the dampers released off the strings by the sustain pedal, bringing realism to an entirely new level.
The Casio PX-330 will also come with 250 instrument sounds and a 16-track recorder, allowing budding and seasoned musicians alike the ability to churn out recordings of up to 16 separate instruments. There is a graphic LCD display available that provides vital information to users at a glance, where one can check out the names of all sounds, songs, rhythms in a jiffy while helping assist in editing and recording functions. Instead of the old floppy disk of yore, the Casio PX-330 relies on the SD memory card format to load and store your compositions while transferring them over to another computer. Connectivity options include a built-in USB MIDI interface, ¼” outputs for connectivity to mixers and PA systems and a built-in registration memory. Expect to pick up the Casio PX-330 for $799.99 this September.