Casio Unveils Professional Stage Piano At Winter NAMM 2013

          Casio Unveils Professional Stage Piano At Winter NAMM 2013

Privia Pro PX-5S Features Expanded AiR Sound Engine and Advanced Controller

PR Newswire

DOVER, N.J., Jan. 24, 2013

DOVER, N.J., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As a leader in the electronic
musical instrument space, Casio is pleased to introduce a new game-changing
digital piano to its popular Privia line – the Privia Pro PX-5S. The new PX-5S
represents the first electronic piano in Casio's Privia Pro series, a
sub-category aimed for professional stage musicians and will be exhibited in
Casio's booth (#5900) during Winter NAMM at the Anaheim Convention Center,
January 24-27, 2013.

"The launch of Casio's Privia Pro series further exemplifies the company's
commitment to the musical instrument category. We are no longer just producing
musical instruments; we are going beyond sound by enabling professional
musicians to express themselves and create music like never before," said
Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio's Electronic Musical Instruments
Division. "Our new Privia PX-5S sets the stage for Casio's foray into the
professional music space."

The newly developed Privia Pro PX-5S is a genuine stage piano, advanced MIDI
controller and performance workstation packed with functions that set it apart
from other digital pianos. Equipped with Casio's new proprietary sound source,
"AiR" (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator), the PX-5S delivers acoustic piano
sounds with unmatched realism and detail. The power of AiR is also applied to
an all new set of authentic vintage electric piano sounds and clavinets that
is paired by a powerful new effects engine giving the PX-5S an arsenal of both
acoustic and electric piano sounds.

In addition the PX-5S features a large assortment of fully programmable
sounds, including Hex Layer tones derived from the award winning XW-P1
synthesizer. Hex Layers can produce evocative synth sounds as well as complex
acoustic and orchestral simulations.

The PX-5S is stage piano like no other. In a remarkable 24 pound package it
is also a four-zone performance controller, complete with 4 assignable knobs,
6 assignable sliders, 2 pedal inputs, pitch and modulation wheels.Four
independent and programmable arpeggiators allow the PX-5S to expand in to
sonic territory by creating an array of animated textures. An 8 track phrase
sequencer allows the performer to trigger sequences and riffs which can be
triggered and transpose and on the fly, allowing for unheard of performances
by a single musician.

"The Privia PX-5S is a new breed of stage piano," said Schmidt. "Designed with
a plethora of features ideal for any performing musician, the PX-5S is sure to
raise the bar and caliber of stage pianos within the industry."

Casio's PX-5S even provides the ability to record a 44.1kHz .wav file directly
to a USB thumb drive so that rehearsals, performances and moments of
inspiration can be easily captured and shared.

The PX-5S can be purchased for an MSRP of $1,299 at select music dealers
nationwide. For additional information regarding Casio's Privia line of
digital pianos, please visit

About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer
Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer
electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio
America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile
presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers
and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its
corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of
innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit

SOURCE Casio America, Inc.

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