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New XW-P1 Casio Synth

Casio XW-P1

Casio XW-P1 61 Key Performance Synthesizer

The Casio XW-P1 performance synthesizer was recently announced. The XW-P1 features a new sound engine called HPSS (Hybrid Processing Sound Source). It has vintage analog leads and basses, drawbar organs, layers, splits, and much more.

Stay tuned for more to come on this exciting keyboard product, including the price! Current shipping date is Spring.

  • 61 keys – 64 note polyphony
  • 400 editable sounds
  • drawbar organ mode with 9 sliders
  • 9 track step sequencer, 16 step arpeggiator
  • 4 keyboard zones
  • USB and MIDI ports
  • DSP effects
  • SDHC storage – 2 GB – 32 GB capacity

For more information on the Casio keyboards, including the new WXP1 synthesizer, visit www.AndysMusic.com, or call 251-633-8944.

Casio WK-7500 Electronic Keyboard

Casio WK-7500

Casio is not a new player in the keyboard manufacturing business, they’ve been around at least since the early 1980’s. We sold their early keyboards like the VL-1 and the MT series, which were small and inexpensive, but feature laden.  Now enter the Casio WK7500.

The WK-7500 is a far cry from Casio’s early keyboards, in both price and performance.  This new Casio keyboard offers you exceptional new sounds and functions, and recording and editing capabilities. Amateur and professional players will applaud the sound quality, stylish design and production capabilities that the new WK-7500 portable keyboard offers.

The Casio WK7500, is a 76 key electric keyboard that offers an all-in-one solution to create music and easily share it with an audience. From music composition to stage performance, it is fully equipped for both live and studio performance.

Another great feature of the WK7500 is the 50 organ tones that can be individually adjusted with  nine slide controls – drawbar mode – for mixing capabilities. Change the rotary loudspeaker effects and add percussion at just the touch of a button. Most listeners will never know you’re not playing a B3!

This new Casio WK series digital keyboard also has the ability to record audio. Compositions created on the WK7500 can be recorded as an audio file on a SDHC storage card. Sounds from external instruments can be mixed and recorded. You can plug-in a microphone, guitar, bass or other instrument and play along with instrument tracks from within the keyboard. All of the sounds get mixed and saved as a stereo audio file which can be shared with friends and family via computer or put on an audio CD.

The new Casio WK-7500 electronic keyboard offers an unprecedented level of power and music making capabilities, and provides extensive composition tools in a 76 key keyboard at a previously unheard of price of $499.99!

Casio PX-3 Privia Digital Piano

Casio PX3 Digital Piano

Casio PX3 Digital Piano

The new Casio PX-3 digital piano is a professional stage piano with all the sounds and functions for playing live in a band. The PX3 piano is packed with functions that set it apart from standard models. With a slim body like every Casio Privia piano, the newly developed PX3 has powerful master control functions that enable control over four zones, each of which can simultaneously control internal tones and external MIDI instruments.

The internal tone banks offer a wealth of various instrument sounds, including highly realistic pianos and electric pianos that are often used in live performances.

  • Compact and lightweight (only 24 lbs) for conveniently carrying to the stage or studio.
  • Features a complete range of instrument sounds required from a stage piano, including 16 piano sounds, 20 electric piano sounds, 18 organ sounds, 8 clavinet and vibraphone sounds, and 20 string and ensemble pads.
  • Internal tones can be edited using the synthesizer function, which includes attack and release time, filtering, and vibrato.
  • Applying the keyboard split and layer functions allows control of four zones of sounds simultaneously, assignable to four different internal tones as well as external MIDI instruments via four designated MIDI channels.
  • 64 types of DSP effects, including phaser, flanger, wah, tremolo, rotary simulation, and distortion, can be applied to two tones simultaneously.
  • Four-band equalizer allows sound to be freely adjusted according to one’s taste across four frequency ranges.
  • Registration function enables user to save settings for tones, MIDI, DSP, etc., for immediate call up when performing.
  • In Card Player mode, MIDI files (in SMF type 0 or 1 and other formats) can be played back during a performance.
  • The pitch bend wheel smoothly changes note pitch to reproduce note-bending on guitar and other performance techniques.
  • Two assignable buttons can be set to select modulation, and the speed of the rotary effect, change the portamento, etc.
  • Convenient SD memory card slot allows registration and playback of MIDI files.
  • Fitted with various connection ports including line-in and line-out, MIDI in and out, and a USB terminal.
  • The Casio PX-3 digital piano offers great value at an affordable price and will be available this summer.

    Yamaha YDP140 and YDP160 Digital Pianos

    Almost everyone is on a budget during these tough economic times, whether it’s groceries, entertainment, or eating out. But when it comes to a major purchase like a piano, the budget gets really tight! That’s were the very popular and well made Yamaha digital pianos come in; you can have your cake and eat it too. Yamaha electronic keyboards are well made, sound very good, and are affordable. Let’s take a look at a two of our best sellers.

    In addition to the 88-key weighted keyboard action, the Yamaha YDP140 digital piano features duet-friendly twin headphone jacks, a choice of six voices, and a high-efficiency 6W x 2 stereo amplifier for the two internal speakers, and four types of reverb capable of making a small room sound as big as a concert hall.

    The Yamaha Arius YDP140 digital piano features Yamaha’s sophisticated AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) with Dynamic Stereo Sampling for the ultimate in instrument realism. Taken at different 3 levels of soft, medium and loud each key is comprised of multiple stereo recordings of an actual grand piano. This provides subtle differences in volume and timbre depending on how you play the keys, and gives you full expressive control over the sound. In other words, you get a great piano sound! The next step up from the YDP 140, is the Yamaha YDP160. Let’s take a look.

    The Yamaha YDP160 digital piano is perfect for students and experienced players alike, and provides true piano sound and feel. The GH keyboard and 3-level AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling voices deliver remarkably authentic sound and natural expressiveness, making it a true joy to play, both in practice and in performance. The damper pedal includes a half-damper effect, giving you nuanced expressive control over the sustained sound. Dual voice capability lets you play two different instrument sounds at the same time, while a 1-track song recorder allows you to capture your original musical ideas and performances.

    Both the YDP160 and YDP140 digital pianos are part of the new Yamaha Arius Digital Piano series. These digital pianos provide exceptionally natural, grand piano-like touch, with realistic weight gradations – heavy in the lower end, and light in the upper. The premium Graded Hammer Effect (GHE) action of the YDP160 provides even greater expressive control than GHS. In addition to its quieter mechanism, GHE features an extra key sensor capable of reproducing fast repetitive playing of a single note with perfect articulation. So Graded Hammer Effect keyboards suit skill levels from Chopsticks to Chopin Etudes and everything in between.

    Casio Privia PX320 Awarded A Consumers Digest Best Buy

    The Casio PX320 was Consumer Digests top choice for Premium Digital Pianos in their December 2008 issue. All digital pianos were judged on their versatility, playability and portability. Consumer Digest recognized Casio’s Privia PX-320 as the top performer. 

    The magazine said, “The Casio PX-320 can produce 128 simultaneous notes (128-note polyphony) and features 70 built-in rhythm patterns and more than 200 voices. An internal recorder allows layers of up to 10,000 notes per song. No others offer this same combination for a similar price.” 

    For additional information on Casio Keyboards, visit the musical instrument music store at www.AndysMusicOnline.com.

    Casio PX320 and PX120 – New Digital Pianos

    Casio has recently announced the PX320 and PX120 digital pianos. Both feature 88 weighted keys, and weigh less than 30 pounds. These new pianos are the perfect solution for the garage band or the music student. They are are compact and stylish, and can easily be stored to conserve space in a studio, classroom or apartment.

    The Privia has dual headphone jacks that allow a student and instructor to play the keyboard simultaneously and features the new AIF sound engine that provides quality sampling and the ability to produce 128 polyphony.

    The PX320 has 1/4″ line outs and can be connected to an amp or studio equipment without requiring adapters. A USB Port provides quick and easy connection to a PC for recording and sharing music with friends and family. These new Casio keyboards will be available in February of 2008.

    Casio Keyboards

    Casio keyboards entered the digital keyboard arena in the early 1980’s with some very affordable and full-featured models. Their CZ series of synthesizers were well received also.

    Today, Casio has a complete line of portable keyboards, digital pianos and keyboard accessories. The WK series are called workstations, and popular models include the WK8000, WK3800, WK3300 and WK110. The very affordable CTK series includes the CTK720, CTK810 and the CTK900. There is also a lighted keyboard model, the LK94TV. It can be connected to your TV for great Karaoke fun, and the song lyrics appear on the screen for you to follow along. The LK94TV also includes a USB interface, the Casio HL dual-element sound chip and General MIDI.

    The Casio Privia digital pianos are price and performance leaders, and feature 88-key weighted actions. Models include the PX110 and the PX310. For complete information on Casio keyboards and musical instruments, visit the online music instrument music store at http://www.andysmusiconline.com/.

    The Digital Piano – Yamaha, Casio and Roland

    The digital piano is a very popular musical instrument; it has its proponents and opponents. On the plus side, it’s very affordable, doesn’t weigh much – compared to an acoustic piano – and it has a good sound and weighted (on most models) keys; some models can connect to a computer. On the con side, the only real argument is that it doesn’t sound EXACTLY like a real piano, and that is true; it doesn’t have a soundboard to amplify the sound into a room, or a large resonant cabinet to aid in that amplification, or all the other parts of an acoustic piano that enhance its acoustic abilities. But overall, the good far out ways the (not so) bad.

    The Clavinova digital pianos by Yamaha are some of the best sounding instruments available; they start in price below $2000 and go beyond $10,000! One of our popular models is the CLP230, which is similar to the Yamaha YDP223 digital piano. Both feature a very good weighted action and sound quality, attractive cabinet – would look good in a home, church or business – and can be purchased for under $2000.00. Other popular models include the Yamaha N100, YDP213, YDP323, and the recently introduced YDP-S30.

    The digital pianos intended for professional use – on the road every night or in recording studios – are somewhat different. They have professional features, but not a fancy cabinet – it would not stand up to road use.  Popular models include both Yamaha and Roland keyboards -the Yamaha CP300 and CP33, and the Roland RD 700SX, FP7, and FP4 digital pianos.

    On the very affordable side are the PX310 and PX110 Casio digital pianos. They also feature a weighted, 88-key action, good sound quality, and are priced at $599.99 and $499.99 respectively. They have been the price and performance leader in this category for a while now, and nothing should change until someone comes out with a “new and improved” version. We’ll just have to wait and see.

    This article would not be complete without mention of the Yamaha P70 digital piano, which is available in black (P70) and silver (P70S), and priced at $599.99.  Both models feature an 88-key Graded Hammer Standard keyboard, AWM stereo sampling and 32 note polyphony. The Yamaha P70 series is very popular, and like the Casio mentioned above, is both affordable and practical.

    For additional information on digital keyboards, visit the music instrument music store at www.AndysMusicOnline.com.

    Casio Keyboards – Digital Keyboards and Pianos

    Casio keyboards are not new to the music industry; they’ve been around since the early 80’s when they introduced the CZ101 synthesizer. Today Casio offers a complete line of electronic keyboards, including a series of digital pianos, the Privia. Let’s take a look at the Casio keyboard line, and see what they have to offer.

    If you’re on a tight budget, or looking for a musical keyboard for a young beginner, consider the Casio CTK800. It has 61 touch-sensitive keys (i.e. it responds like a piano to your touch), 32 note polyphony, USB interface for easy computer connection, and even has a built-in microphone so you can sing along with what you’re playing. The CTK800 also has an advanced lesson system to help you learn to play. To make it short and sweet, the CTK800 has a lot of bang for the buck.

    The Casio LK94TV is a musical keyboard that has lighted keys. Just follow the lights to play along with the song. It can also be connected to your television for great Karaoke fun, and the song lyrics appear on the screen for everyone to follow along. It has 264 tones, 120 rhythm patterns, USB interface and much more. But its strong points are the lighted key and Karaoke features.

    Stepping up in price and features, we come to the Casio WK series of digital keyboards. They feature 76 touch-sensitive keys and loads of features. The WK3300 was just recently introduced and features an SD card slot for memory storage. This is a step-up from the Smart Media cards used in the past. In addition to the 76 touch-sensitive keys, the Casio WK3300 features: 670 tones (sounds), 166 rhythm patterns, 32 not polyphony (how many notes it plays simultaneously), split and layer function, 242 digital effects, and much, more.

    The Casio WK3800 has all of the features of the WK3300, but also includes a floppy disk drive. The floppy drive is great for those musicians who have dozens of floppy’s loaded with Standard MIDI Files (SMF) that they’ve made over the years. With the WK3800, all that time and effort saving to the floppy disk won’t go to waste. The WK3800 keyboard is ideal for home or project studio use, open-mic performance, education and classroom applications, or simply for pure musical enjoyment.

    The Casio Privia electronic piano series has been a great success for two key reasons: weighted keys and affordable price.

    The Casio PX110 is the base model, and it enables almost anyone to experience the joy of playing piano. Stylish, compact, and priced for affordability, it provides authentic piano sound and feel. The PX110 has a Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard for authentic grand piano feel, where lower notes play relatively heavier than higher notes, just like the keys on a grand piano. Selectable touch sensitivity even lets you configure the keyboard for a light touch if desired.

    The new Casio PX310 digital piano is a step-up from the PX110, and has 202 tones, 120 rhythms and MIDI in/out/through. In addition to grand piano tones, the PX310 also includes strings, pipe organ, and other tones. A Layer feature allows simultaneous play of two tones, and a Split feature lets you split the keyboard between two different tones.

    The PX310 includes seperate waveforms for strong key pressure, medium key pressure and light key pressure, which accentuates the differences between the sounds produced by each. Multiple stereo-samples are also taken of tones produced by an acoustic grand, from the low range to the high range. This allows the notes to remain natural sounding and realistic from the moment a key is pressed until the note decays, providing you with sound quality that is virtually identical to that of an acoustic grand piano.

    For more information on Casio keyboards and musical instruments, please visit www.AndysMusicOnline.com.

    Casio Keyboards – New PX310 Piano

    The Casio PX310 digital piano has high-quality, versatile tone, with layer and split modes. In addition to grand piano tones, the PX310 also includes strings, pipe organ, and other tones. A Layer feature allows simultaneous play of two tones, and a Split feature lets you split the keyboard between two different tones.

    Casio Keyboards - PX310