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."
256-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.
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.
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.
Variable piano lid
In the top-of-the-line models, the pianos feature a real lid that can be opened or closed. This reinforces the three-dimensional impression of an acoustic piano.
The lid simulator simulates the different sound characteristics (brighter/duller) when playing with an open or closed piano lid. There are four simulation levels to choose from depending on personal taste: open, removed, half open or closed.
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.
The key-off simulator ensures authentic end-of-note characteristics. Whether legato or staccato, the long time it takes for notes to fade when the keys are released softly is emulated with as much richness of nuance as the short fade-out time of notes when keys are released quickly.
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."
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.
60 practice pieces
The metronome beats in the preset time signature as a guide for keeping to the right tempo.
Sequencer (2 tracks x 1 song)
A sequencer allows you to record your own ideas and compositions on the instrument (MIDI). It is possible to record and edit several songs with up to 17 tracks per song, depending on the sequencer’s size, thus creating complex arrangements.
"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 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.
Digital effect that adds reverberation to the timbre.
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 used for piano timbres in particular; the sound becomes brighter and more powerful (brilliance).
Tuning based on different scales allows users to play other sequences of semitones and whole tones, which enables them to play in different modes, such as old ecclesiastical modes.
As the name suggests, this function allows users to tune the instrument to another instrument, such as an out-of-tune piano.
The transpose function shifts the scale on the keyboard by semitones, for instance so that an F would be played on the C key.
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.
Headphone connection (2x)
3-pedal unit (integrated)
Classic pedal unit as found on the majority of acoustic pianos and concert pianos: 1x damper pedal, 1x sostenuto pedal and 1x soft pedal.
USB port (storage medium)
Port used to connect standard USB storage media to your instrument to transfer data to/from your instrument.
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.
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.
2x 20-watt speaker system
Weight 35.5 kg
Includes mains adapter, headphone bracket, music book, music stand
Hall Simulator with 10 types
The Hall Simulator is a high-quality digital effect. The acoustic environment of selected famous concert and music halls, cathedrals and arenas can be imitated in detail and naturally by this feature.