The term tones indicates the different tones stored in the instrument.
Number of voices (tones) that a musical instrument can generate at the same time. Polyphony reflects a digital instrument’s capability. This is particularly significant when playing on an advanced level, using the pedals or using several timbres at the same time.
The fine keyboard design offers the same luxurious, haptic and optic features as genuine ebony and ivory. The carefully roughened surface texture prevents fingers from slipping, even when playing for a long time.
Scaled Hammer Action II
The II in Scaled Hammer Action II indicates that CASIO developed an improved keyboard. “Hammer action” means that the digital piano’s keyboard is weighted with small hammers in order to provide realistic touch sensitivity, just like that of a real grand piano. “Scaled” means that the weight of the keys decreases from the low to the high keys, just like with an acoustic instrument.
CASIO's new keyboard action mechanism features three sensors per key that detect the intensity with which the key is struck to reproduce the response of a grand piano. This precise measurement also allows extremely sophisticated playing techniques at a high repetition speed.
New multi-dimensional AiR Sound Source
AiR is the acronym for “Acoustic and intelligent Resonator”, which is CASIO’s newly developed multi-dimensional sound production. This sound production and other innovations constitute the common core of the new digital piano technology. The result is the unprecedented, natural-sounding digital reproduction of a grand piano’s playing and sound properties.
Enables dynamic playing by differing sound intensity and sound behaviour in response to the keystroke. A light, slow stroke sounds soft and gentle while a hard stroke sounds loud and powerful.
High resolution velocity
High Resolution Velocity is a new technology by CASIO, which is approved by the MIDI Manufacturers Association. Instead of 127 steps, this technology provides 16,000 steps of the keyboard’s touch response allowing to realise every nuance of grand pianos’ dynamics.
The nuances generated by pressing the damper pedal are authentically replicated.
The feel of an acoustic piano also comes from the delay between striking the key and the sounding of the string. The size and mass of the hammer head and the time that elapses until it hits the strings are directly linked to the pitch and striking intensity on the keyboard. This mechanical property of an acoustic instrument is reproduced by CASIO’s “Hammer Response” technology.
CASIO's unique string resonance system ensures precise simulation of the sympathetic and interacting piano strings for all 88 keys. The nuances generated by pressing the damper pedal ("damper resonance") are authentically replicated.
Audio recording function
The audio recording function enables the user to record in professional CD quality onto a USB storage medium or SD card (depending on the instrument). The recording can be burnt or played back on every common medium.
Digital effect used to double the timbre, making the sound more vibrant, broader and much livelier. This effect is used especially for digital piano or organ timbres.
Digital Effect that puts reverberation on the timbre.
This feature is designed, just like “Split”, to divide the keyboard into two zones. However, in this case, the range and the timbre are identical. This feature allows two musicians to play a piano duet or to practice together on one instrument.
This setting shifts the octaves on the keyboard to the more comfortable middle zone when playing pieces of music which require the musician to play on the very low or high zone of the keyboard.
This function layers two timbres, such as soft piano sounds combined with bowed string instruments, perfectly suited for ballads as well as slow and romantic songs.
Possibility of dividing the keyboard into two zones playing differing timbres, e. g. bass with your left hand and piano or vibraphone with your right hand when playing jazz or swing.
The metronome keeps the beat in the preset time signature as an orientation guide for tempo.
The transpose function shifts the scale on the keyboard by a set interval, e.g. so that an F would be played with the C-key.
Helps when playing well-known songs by allowing the musician to preset elements such as tempo, rhythm and timbre.
Connector for 3-pedal unit
Classic pedal unit similar to most upright or grand pianos: 1x damper pedal, 1x sostenuto pedal and 1x soft pedal.
Possibility to connect standard headphones. When headphones are connected, no sound will be released through the instrument’s speakers.
Port for connecting a regular pedal or simple footswitch.
USB interface (PC)
Port for a USB cable to connect the instrument with a PC or Mac for the purpose of MIDI and/or data transfer.
USB flash memory port (storage medium)
Port used to connect customary USB storage media to your instrument for the purpose of data transfer.
Line IN (L/Mono,R)
Input (L/R with standard sockets) to connect an audio source with line level (e.g. another instrument or sound card) to an instrument.
Line OUT (L/Mono, R)
Audio output on line level to plug the instrument into other professional devices such as PA or mixer console.
MIDI (In, Out)
Input and output socket for 5-pin MIDI-plugs to connect MIDI compatible devices to each other.
|Keyboard||Number of keys||88|
|Key surface finish||Simulated ebony and ivory keys|
|Velocity resolution||16.256 maximum|
|Duet||4 octaves (-2 to 0 to +2)|
|Transpose||2 octaves (-12 to 0 to +12)|
|Octave shift||4 octaves (-2 to 0 to +2)|
|Sound source||Number of tones||Preset: 650, User: 400|
|Polyphony (max.)||256 tones|
|Touch response||3 sensitivity levels, off|
|Tuning||415,5 Hz to 440,0 Hz to 465,9 Hz (0,1-Hz units)|
|Display||Functions||5,3 inch LCD touch panel|
|Acoustic Simulator||Linear Morphing, Hex Layer||Yes|
|Damper Resonance||Yes (16 levels)|
|Hammer response||Yes (8 levels)|
|String resonance||Yes (16 levels)|
|Master EQ||4 bands parametric|
|Auto Accompaniment||Data items||Presets||220|
|Music Preset||Data items||Presets||305|
|Demo Song||Number of songs||6|
|MIDI Recorder||Functions||Real-time recording||Yes|
|Songs||Number of songs||100|
|Number of tracks||17|
|Capacity||Up to approximately 50.000 notes per song|
|Recorded data protection||Built-in flash memory|
|MIDI recorder volume level||Adjustable|
|Audio Recorder||Functions||Real-time recording||Yes, USB flash drive|
|Playback||Yes, USB flash drive|
|Songs||Number of songs||100|
|Length||Approximately 74 minutes maximum recording per file|
|Registration||96 (4 setups x 24 banks)|
|Metronome||Beats||0 to 9|
|Tempo range||20 to 255|
|Metronome volume level||Adjustable|
|Pedal||Damper (with half-pedal operation)||Yes|
|Other functions||Dedicated piano tone buttons||Yes|
|MIDI||16-channel multi-timbre receive|
|Pitch Bend Wheel||Pitch Bend Range||00 to 24 semitones|
|USB Flash Drive||Capacity||32 GB|
|Inputs/Outputs||Phones||Stereo mini jacks x 2|
|Pedal||Standard jacks x 2|
|Line OUT||(L/MONO, R) standard jacks x 2|
|Line IN||(L/MONO, R) standard jacks x 2|
|Audio-Eingang||Stereo mini jack|
|USB port||Type B|
|USB flash drive port||Type A|
|Pedal connector (for optional SP-33 only)||Yes|
|Speakers||Size||12 cm x 2 + 5 cm x 2|
|Output||8 W + 8 W|
|Power Requirements||AC adaptor||AD-A12150LW|
|Auto power off||Approximately 4 hours after last operation, auto power off can be disabled.|
|Power Consumption||12 V - 10 W|
|Dimensions||W x D x H||132,2 x 29,3 x 14,7 cm|
|Weight||approximately 12 kg|
|Accessoires||included||Pedal (SP-3), AC adaptor (AD-A12150LW),