Casio to Release a Slim and Stylish Digital Piano—The Slimmest in the World*1

Realizing High-Quality Keyboard Touch and Elegant Sound Bluetooth® Audio Feature Offers More Ways to Enjoy

January 25, 2019

PX-S1000BK

Tokyo, January 25, 2019 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today that it will release new PX-S1000/S3000 models in its Privia*2 digital piano lineup. The new model features a slim and stylish design boasting the world’s slimmest depth, while retaining a sophisticated keyboard touch and authentic timbre.

  • *1 Among digital pianos with 88 hammer-action keys and built-in speaker, Casio survey as of January 25, 2019.
  • *2 Casio’s name for a piano you can enjoy in your home--a “Private Piano.”

Casio originally developed the Privia series to make the joy of playing piano accessible to more people. The goal was to provide the user with the qualities of a piano at less than half the weight and half the price while seeking to upgrade the performance of the digital piano, including both sound and keyboard touch. Casio released the first Privia model, the PX-100, in October 2003. Delivering an appealing overall package of features, the PX-100 received a very positive response and significantly expanded the electronic piano market.

The new PX-S1000/S3000 models return to the original Privia series concept of “Private Piano.” While their slim profile makes them the slimmest electronic keyboard in the world, these pianos deliver a touch and beautiful sound like a grand piano. The newly developed Smart Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard is what makes the slim 232mm depth possible. With such a slim profile, users can now easily enjoy playing the piano in a variety of living environments without taking up a lot of space. The new models also provide the superior repeat-strike performance and touch feeling of a grand piano. The Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source reproduces the natural temporal changes in tone, as well as changes in volume and timbre depending on the force of the keystroke. It can express the resonance and sounds of the action of the strings of a grand piano, producing rich and beautiful timbres.

The PX-S1000/S3000 models also offer for the first time an audio playback feature using Bluetooth®. They can also be used as a Bluetooth speaker that can add depth and performance hall acoustics to a sound, allowing the user to play the piano along with their favorite songs.

Model
Auto-accompany feature
Number of built-in tones
Colors
PX-S1000
18
Black/White
PX-S3000
700
Black

Main Features of the PX-S1000/S3000

The slim and stylish body differentiates the Privia from other electronic pianos in its class

By making full use of the digital technologies Casio has developed over the years, the new Privia offers a high-quality keyboard touch and an elegant sound, but in a 20% slimmer (depth from front to back) body than the previous model (PX-160). The operating panel also employs a touch sensor, delivering a simple yet advanced button-less design.

New Smart Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard combines compactness with a natural playing feel

■ Key Off Response reproduces repeat-strike performance

The note off timing based on the keys’ movements when the fingers release from the key is digitally controlled. When the same note is struck repeatedly, the next tone sounds firmly even if the key has not completely come back up after being struck.

■ 88-Key Digital Scaling realizes a grand piano-like touch

The touch of a grand piano varies with the differences in size and weight of the hammers over each of the 88 keys. The PX-S1000/S3000 models deliver the feeling of playing a grand piano through a meticulous key-by-key digital simulation of these subtle differences in touch.

Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source reproduces the beautiful sound of a grand piano

■ Rich sustain makes for comfortable playing

This sound source seamlessly reproduces the natural changes in tone from the moment a note sounds, through its beautiful sustain, until it finally vanishes away, including changes in both volume and timbre. In addition, it reproduces the reverberations, characteristic of the piano, which occur with the passage of time as the sound dies away, resulting in even richer sounding piano sustain.

■ Acoustic Simulator reproduces grand piano string resonance and action sounds

The PX-S1000/S3000 models achieve a realistic feel of the timbre of a grand piano by reproducing the resonance of strings with frequencies closely associated with those being played as well as the resonance that occurs when strings are released by depressing the damper pedal. This feature also reproduces the sounds of a grand piano’s action that occur when playing a pianissimo note, and when releasing a key.

Audio playback feature uses Bluetooth® to provide more ways to enjoy your digital piano

The user can listen to their favorite songs played through the speakers of the PX-S1000/S3000 models, and listen with the surround effect to enjoy the feeling of a live performance in their home.

Connectivity with Casio’s dedicated Chordana Play for Piano app enables intuitive piano operation

Users can connect the PX-S1000/S3000 to a smartphone or tablet and intuitively operate various piano settings from the app screen, for example, to change the tone or play preset songs.

PX-S1000BK
PX-S1000WE
PX-S3000BK
Optional Privia Stand and Pedal
Advanced Design with Touch Panel

Specifications

Model Name
PX-S1000
PX-S3000
Keyboard
Number of Keys
88
Key Action
Smart Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard
Touch Response
5 sensitivity levels, off
88-Key Digital Scaling
Yes
Hammer Response
Yes
Key Off Response
Yes
Tones
Polyphony (Maximum)
192
Number of Built-in Tones
18
700
Sound Source
Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR
Layer / Sprit
Yes
Acoustic Simulator
String Resonance
Yes (4 types, off)
Damper Resonance
Yes (4 types, off)
Key Action Noise
Yes (4 types, off)
Damper Noise
Yes (4 types, off)
Digital Effect
Sound Mode
Hall Simulator / Reverb
Hall simulator: 4 types
Hall simulator: 4 types, Reverb: 8 types
Surround
2 types
Chorus
4 types
12 types
Brilliance
Yes
DSP
Yes (Preset for some tones)
Yes (Preset for some tones, Preset 100 types, Editable)
Rhythm
Number of Built-in Rhythms
200
One Touch Preset
200
Songs
Music Library
60
Demonstration-only Songs
1
6
Song Expansion (User Songs)
10
Additional Features
Connectivity to Chordana Play for Piano
Yes
Bluetooth® Audio
Yes
Lesson Function
Part ON/OFF (Part select:Right hand, Left hand)
Part ON/OFF (Part select:Right hand, Left hand, Both Hands)
Recorder
2 tracks, 1 song
3 tracks, 5 songs, Punch-in recording
Audio Recorder / Playback
Yes (in USB DEVICE)
Duet Mode
Yes
Octave Shift
±2
Metronome
0 to 9 beats, tempo range:20 to 255
Pedals
Included:Damper (SP-3), Optional 3-pedal unit:damper, soft, sostenuto(New SP-34)
Half Pedal (Damper)
Yes (Optional SP-34)
ScaleTuning (Temperament)
Equal temperament + 16 variations
Pitch Bend Wheel
Yes
Controller
2 Knobs
Operation Lock
Yes
Others
Touch sensor buttons:7
Touch sensor buttons:18 / Registration / Music Preset / Auto Harmonize/ Arpeggiator / Auto Power Off
Display
Full-dot LCD with backlight
MIDI*
Yes
Connectivity and Storage
PHONES
2 (Stereo mini)
Pedals
2 (Damper, Pedal Unit)
3 (Damper, Expression/Assignable, Pedal Unit)
LINE OUT
2 L/MONO, R (Standard jack)
AUDIO IN
Yes (Stereo mini)
USB TO HOST
Yes
USB TO DEVICE
Yes
Speakers
16cm × 8cm(Oval) × 2
Amplifiers
8W+8W
Power Supply
AC Adaptor
AD-A12150LW
Batteries
Alkaline AA × 6(Approx. 4 hours)
Alkaline AA × 6 (Approx. 2 hours)
Size
1,322 × 232 × 102 mm
Weight
11.2kg
11.4kg
Included Accessories
Pedal (SP-3), Music stand, AC Adaptor(ADA12150LW)
  • This product is not equipped with MIDI Terminals. MIDI communication between the product and a computer is perfomed using the USB port.

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