The Casio Privia PX 5S is an advanced stage piano with user-friendly MIDI controller capabilities. The 88 key, tri-sensor scaled hammer action II keyboard provides a smooth action that has become a hugely popular feature among gigging piano and keyboard players. Weighing in at just 10.9kg, the PX 5S is perfect for performing musicians who want to minimise the weight of their gear for easy transportation. Casio's proprietary AiR sound source produces sounds that encompass realism, detail and expression throughout the sample bank. This package also includes a Casio CS67P Stand, SubZero SZ-H100 monitoring headphones and a piano stool so you can start practising straight away.
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The Casio PX 5S features newly developed sounds such as the classic electric piano, clav and harpsichord sounds. Release samples can be found alongside some of these tones with amp and speaker simulations for an authentic listening experience. Each zone on the PX 5S can control an internal sound, an external MIDI device or both simultaneously. The 4 zone controller has four knobs and six sliders all of which are completely configurable to control internal sounds, effects parameters or send continuous controllers to other gear. The 'Stage Setting' feature can be used to easily access the sounds you need for your performance. Each Stage Setting configures up to 4 keyboard zones, knob/slider assignments, phrases, arpeggios and effects settings. Each of the 4 zones in a Stage Setting can control an internal PX-5S tone, an external MIDI device or both simultaneously.
Hex Layers were originally introduced in the award winning XW-P1 synthesizer. Due to the power of the AiR sound source, PX 5S takes them several steps further. A Hex Layer is a single complex tone that can be made up of six sample layers. These can be stacked (layered), split or velocity switched. Each of those six layers gets its own filter (LP, HP, BP) and filter envelope, its own AMP envelope and pitch envelope (all 7 stage envelopes). You can even have layers that are triggered on key-release. A Hex Layer tone gets its own insert effect, but you can choose if a layer uses that insert or the amount that goes to the system effects (chorus, delay, reverb). Best of all, the PX 5S can use two Hex Layer tones simultaneously.
The PX 5S is one of the lightest, weighted action stage pianos available at just 10.9kg, this vastly improves the portability of the piano making it ideal for gigging musicians. The PX 5S can operate for hours with eight standard AA batteries, so you don't need to worry about a lack of power source when playing in unknown venues.
Casio continues the tradition or providing "class compliant" USB connectivity on Privia digital pianos. This allows Privia to be used with Mac or Windows computers without the need for downloading drivers. Class Compliant USB MIDI also allows Privia digital pianos can also be used as a controller the Apple iPad simply with the use of Apple's Camera Connection Kit (sold separately).
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