Synthetic ebony and ivory texture
The elegant keyboard design provides the same luxurious feel and look as genuine ebony and ivory. The carefully roughened surface texture prevents fingers from slipping, even after playing for a long time.
128-note polyphony (max.)
Scaled Hammer Action II
"The II in Scaled Hammer Action II stands for an improved keyboard developed by CASIO. ""Hammer action"" means that the digital piano keyboard is weighted with small hammers
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 on an acoustic instrument."
The new CASIO keyboard mechanism features three sensors per key; these sensors 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 stands for ""Acoustic and intelligent resonator"", which is multi-dimensional sound production newly developed by CASIO.
Together with other innovations, this sound production method constitutes the core of the new digital piano technology. The result is unprecedented, natural-sounding digital reproduction of grand piano playing and sound properties."
Enables dynamic playing by differing sound intensity and sound properties 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 developed by CASIO and is approved by the MIDI Manufacturers Association. Instead of 127 steps, this technology provides 16,000 steps of the keyboard’s touch response, enabling musicians to reproduce every nuance of a grand piano’s dynamics.
The nuances generated by pressing the damper pedal are authentically replicated.
"The specific 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 heads and the time that elapses until they hit the strings are directly linked to the pitch and striking intensity on the keyboard. CASIO Hammer Response technology reproduces this mechanical property of an acoustic instrument."
The unique CASIO string resonance system precisely simulates the resonating 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 users to record in professional CD quality onto a USB storage medium or SD card (depending on the instrument). The recording can be burned onto CD 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 for digital piano or organ timbres in particular.
Digital effect that adds reverberation to the timbre.
"Duet mode is designed, just like the ""Split"" function, to divide the keyboard into two zones.
However, the range and the timbre are identical in this mode. 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 that require users to play on the very low or high zones 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.
Option to divide 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 pieces.
The metronome beats in the preset time signature as a guide for keeping to the right tempo.
The transpose function shifts the scale on the keyboard by semitones, for instance so that an F would be played on the C key.
Helps when playing well-known songs by allowing the musician to preset elements such as tempo, rhythm and timbre.
Connection for 3-pedal unit
Headphone connection (2x)
Pedal connection (2x)
USB port (PC)
Port for a USB cable to connect the instrument to a PC or Mac for the purpose of MIDI and/or data transfer.
USB port (storage medium)
Port used to connect standard USB storage media to your instrument to transfer data to/from your instrument.
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 connect the instrument to other professional devices, such as a PA or mixer console.
MIDI (in, out)
Input and output socket for conventional 5-pin MIDI plugs for connecting MIDI-compatible devices to each other.
2x 8-watt speaker system
Automatic accompaniment with 200 rhythms
5.3-inch LCD touch panel (colour)