Casio PX-350 Privia Digital Piano Review (Updated)
Casio PX-350: The Casio Privia run has for quite some time been copying a portion of the best features of their adversary makers trying to undermine costs and convey astounding instruments with remarkable features.
This, their most recent offering has a scope of features that endeavors to catch relatively every incredible feature from an extensive variety of instruments and move them into one instrument with a sticker price around the $1000 check.
A top to bottom survey of the considerable number of features accessible would run pages long and there is a great deal to be appreciated from this well made and stunningly displayed instrument.
It is one of Casio’s best sounding and most playable keyboards to date. Does it measure up however? Read on to perceive what we think.
Features of Casio PX-350
Interesting to a digital piano of this nature is the one touch backup features generally observed on littler 61 and 76 key passage level electronic keyboards.
Shockingly it rolls out for a significant reviving improvement to instruments of this nature and gives a substantial scope of complex musicality and backup styles to fulfill the two tenderfoots and achieved players alike.
The way that these features can be utilized on 88-key completely weighted keyboard gives numerous more exciting chances to investigate melodic abilities than the littler keyboards can convey.
Likewise since the sounds on this instrument are greatly improved than those of the littler keyboards, one gets more extravagant backups and more reasonable drum rhythms that give the instrument undeniably scope for this sort of feature.
There is a choice to record and store exhibitions and melodies. Melodies can have separate tracks (up to 17) for extremely top end exhibitions.
There are additionally a scope of tone changes and adjustments, for example, reverb, theme, brightness, pitch twists and such. Diverse modes offer part, layering two part harmony and keyboard shifts.
Different capacities incorporate transposing, tuning and auto-orchestrate.
The keyboard additionally offers a scope of inputs and yields to associate with various gadgets, for example, iPads, PCs, pedals, different instruments and such.
A solid combine of inherent speakers additionally imply that one doesn’t must have elective intensification and can switch on and begin playing.
With an extraordinary scaled mallet activity, a three pedal alternative that conveys full half-accelerating capacity and a vibe of engineered ivory for the white keys and dark for the dark keys, Casio have shrouded each base in endeavoring to give the genuine touch of a piano to this digital instrument.
What’s more, might I venture to state it; I think they have accomplished it. There aren’t different instruments in this value extend that vibe even half in the same class as this one.
It additionally offers three levels of touch activity and an off switch for a fourth choice of utilizing the keys with no change in accordance with the vibe.
The touch alternatives offer a scope of reactions for artists with a lighter playing touch to those that are somewhat more decided in their playing style.
The keyboard conveys a legitimate piano reaction and also a scope of extraordinary feels for different tones that really reacts to the distinctive registers in evident design.
Casio have another innovation behind their sound generation known as an acoustic and keen resonator or AIR for short.
This has genuinely upset their inspected sounds and with the vast number of tones accessible (250 taking all things together), Casio give a range of tones that truly have probably the best profundity in a Casio keyboard I have yet heard.
The piano tones are rich, warm and thunderous and convey a true tone.
Electronic pianos offer numerous customary alternatives, for example, Rhodes and Wurlitzer and convey a portion of the trademark feels of these novel instruments.
An abundance of different tones round out a remarkable decision of extremely useable sounds and the sounds have a scope of included impacts which make them more customisable.
Technical Details of Casio PX-350
- Measurements: 52″ x 5.″ x 11.3″
- Weight: 14.96 lbs
- 88 keys
- 3 sensors for each key
- Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II
- Key surface complete:
- White Keys
- Ivory feel Black Keys
- Coal black feel
- Touch Sensitivity: 3 affectability levels+off
- Sound Source: AiR
- Max. Polyphony: 128
- Tones: 250
- Layer and Split
- Octave Shift
- Damper Resonance
- 4 Reverb
- 4 Ensemble
- Auto Harmonize
- Key Transpose: 25 stages (- 12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)
- Tuning Control: A4 = 415.5Hz ~ 440.0Hz ~ 465.9Hz
- Rhythms: 180 +10 client
- Beat Editor
- Music Library:User Songs 10 Approx. 3.2MB (Approx. 320KB/tune)
- Demo Songs: 6
- Metronome: 20 ~ 255BPM
- Music Preset: 300 (counting harmony movements)
- Memory: Number of setups – 96 (4 zones x 24 banks)
- Real Time Rec
- Punch IN/OUT
- Songs: 17 Tracks, 5 tunes
- Sound Recording: (44.1kHz WAV Format/max. 25 min. )
- Included : SP-3
- Discretionary : SP-33
- Half-Damper pedal Operation (with discretionary SP-33)
- Display: LCD with backdrop illumination
- Pitch Bend Wheel
- USB (to have)
- USB (to gadget)
- MIDI IN/OUT
- PHONES/OUTPUTS 2
- LINE IN
- LINE OUT
- Speakers:(5.1″ x 2.4″) x 2 Tweeter 2.0″ x 2
- Intensifiers: 8 W + 8 W
- Power Source: DC 12 V
- Power Supply:
- AC Adapter
- Auto Power Off
- Power Consumption: 18 W
- For Casio this may have been a showcasing hazard as there isn’t much else available that contrasts and this instrument.
- It is a keyboard with features that numerous section level keyboards have, yet it sits route outside the value scope of keyboards that regularly offer these features.
- It is a phase piano however comes up short on a portion of the progressed layering choices and sound-scaping abilities of a full stage piano.
- It is a digital piano however more compact.
- It is a synth yet comes up short on the all the sound modifying channels and calculations that run with full synthesizers.
- All things considered not exactly knowing where it fits in doesn’t imply that there isn’t much to like.
- The vibe is eminent with a well-made weighting component that reacts to various touches through a scope of changes and offers keys of engineered ivory and dark feel.
- With the SP-33, three pedal unit, one has the full usefulness of fantastic piano that reacts to cutting edge playing methods and incorporates the capacity to utilize half-accelerating impacts.
- The backup features offer an enormous scope of lovely rhythms, backups and blending features.
- This truly adds enthusiasm to melodic disclosure and significantly further developed artists who normally bashful far from such features will be attracted to perform close by the extensive variety of alternatives.
- There are a substantial number of rich, complex tones that demonstrate a stamped enhancement in quality with the utilization of the AIR innovation presently being utilized by Casio.
- The sounds give scope for fantastic articulation and subtlety.
- They are likewise warm and thunderous, with a feeling of authenticity.
- The scope of sounds accessible gives clients a considerable decision and some space for client manifestations is likewise accessible.
- I don’t know who the keyboard is promoted at.
- It might be a bit excessively costly for novices who might love all the backup features.
- In any case, it comes up short on the instructing office that frequently accompanies these models thus may not be a thought for these purchasers.
- As a synth or stage piano it misses the mark by lacking key components of layering and sound change through sliders and handles, so has constrained articulation.
- While it feels like and reacts and an acoustic piano, it doesn’t look like a digital piano.
- It for the most part appears to be an instrument with a character emergency.
- While the backup features are great, they give the keyboard the vibe of being made for the amateur/halfway player.
- The extraordinary sounds come up short on the customisable layering and changes that would be normal frame a phase instrument and however there are really proficient sounds on board, live entertainers will discover this absence of flexibility in molding the tones a touch of baffling.
It is a decent instrument to play on and I figure it would give long periods of fun musically. It makes for an extraordinary instrument yet I am not persuaded it very well may be considered important. I wouldn’t touch base at a gig with it. I likewise wouldn’t utilize it in a school or studio.
But then it is an extremely fun instrument to play on. Nothing about its vibe and sound is off-putting. I envision that it will speak to those novice and middle performers who have the cash to spend and like something that is somewhat more ‘ostentatious’.
It’s somewhat similar to having multi day at an amusement stop massively charming however not something one will do each day.
Casio may need to relook their objective market on this one however I do would like to see a greater amount of the vibe and sound in this instrument appearing in future models.